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H: TLJ Comedies

Posted by androbard1364 on 2008.08.23 at 10:11
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So, in an effort to liven up the comm, I figured I would ask a question that everyone is dying to know. What is your favorite H: TLJ comedy episode? And why?

For me, it would be both Yes, Virgina There Is A Hercules and For Those Of You Just Joining Us. Why? Well, it was just genius for the actors to play the staff in an episode. They did it brillantly! And for the awesome plot twist that Kevin Sorbo is really Herc? Some of the best episodes! And I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I actually think that those two episodes were funnier than some of the Xena comedies!


solidfoamsoul at 2008-08-23 17:19 (UTC) (Link)
There went my answer!

And Bruce makes a oddly good redhead.
androbard1364 at 2008-08-23 19:51 (UTC) (Link)
Haha, yeah he does. And Hudson plays Liz very well xD
solidfoamsoul at 2008-08-24 03:24 (UTC) (Link)

Weekends are for communists!

I know! Not that she looks much like her, but the characterization was so broad and brilliant!
androbard1364 at 2008-08-24 15:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Weekends are for communists!

Yeah, and I love how she was boxing when we were first introduced to her.
solidfoamsoul at 2008-08-24 15:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Weekends are for communists!

Oh ya!

And dont even get me STARTED on Rob Trebor and Michael Hurst.

Michael Hurst/Kevin Smith and Michael Hurst/Bruce Campbell are my favorite comic pairings. (And of course Ted Raimi/Bruce Campbell, but that love goes so far back it goes without saying...)
I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next
exx_cecilegr at 2008-08-23 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
Haha, yes, those two are the funniest! I suppose my next favorite funny eps would have to be the Widow Twanky ones. I think I liked the first one best ("...And Fancy Free") with Twanky teaching Herc and Willa O'Neill's character to dance... those dancing scenes crack me up!

And one of the funniest Herc moments that sticks with me isn't really from a comedy ep, necessarily... I think it was from the first ep in the Golden Hind arc. It was something like:

VILLAGER: It's a kind of doe.
IOLAUS: A deer?
HERC: A female deer?

Haha, a short exchange but it was hilarious and unexpected!

And then there was a line (possibly during the same episode) where I think the villagers offered them some apples and Herc turns to Iolaus and says "How do you like them apples?" xD
androbard1364 at 2008-08-23 19:50 (UTC) (Link)
Haven't seen any of those. I'm new to the Herc fandom though, I've been mostly a Xena fan, and I'm trying to catch up with the big half-god and his funny companion xD.

btw, where did you get your icons?
I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next
exx_cecilegr at 2008-08-24 00:16 (UTC) (Link)
the big half-god and his funny companion

Funny companion indeed! I &hearts Iolaus! I find that many of the episodes without him were momentously less cool. I've often wished he was more faithfully at Herc's side the way Gabrielle was at Xena's.

The icon I'm using now is from here.
solidfoamsoul at 2008-08-24 15:24 (UTC) (Link)
Oh totally. But I suppose we must keep in mind that he wasn't "under the wing" like Gabby was.
I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next
exx_cecilegr at 2008-08-24 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, this is very true.
ozzyols at 2009-05-24 13:44 (UTC) (Link)
This was brought up on another site about who was the more integral 'sidekick' and it got me thinking...

Look at it this way...

By the time that Hercules rocked around the 'characters' had known each other for what 15 years... they'd been best friends for years. They didn't need to live in each others hip pockets because they knew all the good and the bad of each other... Iolaus is a) from the show about 2-3 years older than Herc, b) a fully capable warrior in his own right.

The Xena/Gabrielle dynamic was completely different. Xena wasn't used to working with a partner and Gabby was a bit young when they met up and hell naive. Of course she is going to be around Xena more... they are still learning about each other :D

Personally... I know which sidekick I would be taking home :D
solidfoamsoul at 2010-11-04 18:16 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow. What is your icon from?
ozzyols at 2009-05-24 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
Have you heard Kevin Sorbo talk about that scene on the audio commentary and how the reason it cut out of the scene so quick was the fact that the longest Michael could keep a straight face after Kevin had said that last line was about two seconds!
ozzyols at 2009-05-24 13:46 (UTC) (Link)
Fav comedy eps for me...

"And Fancy Free"

That is just an awesome ep... as much as I love watching it, I love listening to the commentary more!
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