No Right Answer: New Escapist Show Pitches

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New Escapist Show Pitches

It's time to expand the brand! Are any of the fail-proof shows pitched here the next Escapist hit? You decide!

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Kenjitsuka

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Hehehe, this was quite funny, well done!
But seriously... Drinking Games HAS to come back, I loved the crap out of that!!!!

And you are right, The Escapist does need more shows. LRR stopped and Jim left...
 

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How can anyone fill a Jim Sterling-sized hole? It's enormous... in terms of integrity-filled lovely content. Love ya, Jim! I'm off to give more on your Patreon!
 

JackgarPrime

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How about a show of just pitches for other shows? Because this was a damn good pilot for that!
 

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Dan's go-to theme song is Jurassic Park?!

Also, is Chris' slurring starting to sound like Harry S. Plinkett to anyone else?
 

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All of these were funny/fun ideas, but "Chris and Kyle Buy-A-Thing" clearly has the most potential and has the lowest chance of bodily harm (Chris as a glutton, Dan as a drunkard, and Kyle as a binge-watcher would be bad news).

Hey, you said, "You decide!" I'm deciding, I guess.
 

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How about you do a new show where you debate about stuff? You guys should get back on that train, that could be cool. Rather than single sided rants, or whatever today's waste of time was.
 

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This was the best NRA you've ever done which leads me to believe the premise of this show is holding you back. How about some sketch comedy since there's also a gigantic LRR-sized hole there as well.

Fappy said:
Also, is Chris' slurring starting to sound like Harry S. Plinkett to anyone else?
If he starts offering us pizza rolls...RUN!
 

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Trunipbob said:
How about you do a new show where you debate about stuff? You guys should get back on that train, that could be cool. Rather than single sided rants, or whatever today's waste of time was.
Nah, I don't think a lot of people would really watch that.
 

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Chris Pranger said:
Trunipbob said:
How about you do a new show where you debate about stuff? You guys should get back on that train, that could be cool. Rather than single sided rants, or whatever today's waste of time was.
Nah, I don't think a lot of people would really watch that.
Really? Damn, I thought I was on to something there. In theory it sounds cool though, yeah? The kind of thing that might attract loyal viewers, who would happily take the occasional detour though the whims of the debatee's mind, but long for the familiar waters of a thunder dome-esque battle of words.
 

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Trunipbob said:
Chris Pranger said:
Trunipbob said:
How about you do a new show where you debate about stuff? You guys should get back on that train, that could be cool. Rather than single sided rants, or whatever today's waste of time was.
Nah, I don't think a lot of people would really watch that.
Really? Damn, I thought I was on to something there. In theory it sounds cool though, yeah? The kind of thing that might attract loyal viewers, who would happily take the occasional detour though the whims of the debatee's mind, but long for the familiar waters of a thunder dome-esque battle of words.
To be completely honest and transparent, the only way we've really been able to judge loyal fan reaction is through the comment section, and the majority of comments have been positive and encouraging when we break with tradition. We went through a period where people kept encouraging us whenever we tried something different and from there it became more about doing what we felt like doing instead of adhering to a strict debate formula, especially when the typical debate episodes either didn't generate that many views or comments. Thankfully we only do this show as a hobby and don't make a ton of money off it, so we're blessed with the freedom to futz with things more than other segments. We do have some more strictly debate style episodes coming up though. Perhaps we'll even do an episode where we debate what format our segment should take. Yes, we will definitely do that episode, it's decided.
 

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How about the Who Would Win / Cards Against Humanity Hour? I remember that a lot of people really liked the WWW videos (along with myself). Although a whole hour might be a bit long...
 

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I'm seriously considering at least four of these proposals. I need Dan to do my taxes ...
 

The Grim Ace

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Yes, bring back Drinking Games. Expand it from just video games, such as:

Plotzed Pathfinder: sip every time you take or give damage, finish your drink if you take or give massive damage, down a bottle of water if you roll and confirm a one, finish a large shot of straight vodka if you roll and confirm a 20. Play with a party of mostly fighters with keen weapons and defeat your liver!

Sloshed Serenity: just drink and mourn for Shepherd Book the entire time. Take a shot of loathing every time you remember that Firefly was canceled.


In any case, more content is necessary.
 

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I would watch "Something Something LEGO" I would also watch "Dan Drinks a Bottle of Wine and Walks over LEGO."
 

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Attercap said:
I would watch "Something Something LEGO" I would also watch "Dan Drinks a Bottle of Wine and Walks over LEGO."
Hahahaha. Ouch. Legos.

I would totally watch you build lego though. Lego is fucking awesome.
 

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Greg Tito said:
I'm seriously considering at least four of these proposals. I need Dan to do my taxes ...
There's love here, Greg. From me to you. I like a good red, btw
 

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A cheap wine/spirits/beer tasting show would be fun with no spitting. You include all the others with it, games, taxes, Frozen fanfiction, and putting stuff in holes.

A show where you just try to read Finnegans Wake for 7 minutes a time could fill a full year.
 

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Greg Tito said:
I'm seriously considering at least four of these proposals. I need Dan to do my taxes ...
I cast a vote for "Chris and Kyle Buy A Thing." The Escapist would benefit greatly from a candid show with Chris and Kyle and a camera wandering through random stores, commenting on weird items, bumping into customers or having funny, candid conversations with salespeople.

And the material is bountiful. There are a TON of weird specialty shops in any decent-sized city.

Just imagine Chris and Kyle wandering in a smoke shop, or a lingerie store. Hilarious.

I'm being real. This should be thing.
 

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I still don't like No Right Answer, I'd like to see something that doesn't feature either of these guys.
 

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Some funny ideas here (especially LEGO), but if you guys can get Rhymedown and Uncivil War back up and running, that would be sweet. Or, try to lure the Extra Credits crew back to the Escapist.
 

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Alfador_VII said:
I still don't like No Right Answer, I'd like to see something that doesn't feature either of these guys.
Gotcha, doesn't feature either Dan or Chris, so the show will have Kyle and Herman. You got it!
 

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How about a cooking show?

"Chris and Kyle bake a cake". I'd watch that!

Or "Chris and Kyle taste a thing". There's tons of strange food from around the world.

...I now realize I did not have quite enough food for dinner.

"Chris and Kyle buy a thing" sounded best of what you proposed.
 

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Greg Tito said:
I'm seriously considering at least four of these proposals. I need Dan to do my taxes ...
Wait if that's a serious contender I demand I be considered for the role. I'm Irish so I'll be better at drinking and I'm Irish so I don't even have a basic grasp of US taxes. Worse case scenario your taxes will be done so badly that they'll assume there's something seriously wrong with you (like borderline brain death) and even the IRS would feel bad going after you.
 

Ruisu

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you guys do need more space in the site. Here's hoping for that.
 

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I have a beard so I vote for the one about beards.

Also I genuinely think the one about buying stuff from a random shop could be hilarious.
 

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Greg Tito said:
I'm seriously considering at least four of these proposals. I need Dan to do my taxes ...
You could try some sort of Cringe of the Week format?

Basically, some thread or comment that sounds ridiculous out of (or even with) context. It'd get some funny reactions, I'm sure you could make it work.

Aside from that you can always do "#Gamergate: The Movie: The Show" starring the hacker known as 4Chan, who docks at the Pirate Bay for quests (think There Will Be Brawl meets Unforgotten Realms). If anything Religion & Politics will have a blast...
 

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I'm starting a new show myself called "I am yhatzee"

It's mostly just me swearing and yelling fan fiction.
Should be a ratings blitz.
 

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I don't know how good the show will be, but this



Is the funniest fucking thing I've seen all day.

Bravo
 

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We also need to fill the LRR-sized hole.

I actually love the idea of boxset. Maybe expand to not only TV show boxsets but maybe collected editions/ omnibuses (omnibi?) of comics.

Also Frozen Solid. Needs to happen, I want to hear more.

Ok guys let's go, you can do this.
 

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Have a segment where they go to seedy sites and read fanfiction from them. If I had a job, I'd pay to see that.
 

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Sooo many ideas for Frozen prequels/sequels xD
This was a good episode, a good laughter in the morning!
 

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Guffe said:
Sooo many ideas for Frozen prequels/sequels xD
This was a good episode, a good laughter in the morning!
Oh, you have no idea. That was only the tip of the frozen iceberg. I have plots on top of plots.
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing Lisa back, too. There's way too much bad feelings around in gaming - it's sexism this, SJW that, EA sucking big bags of dicks this and publishers suck that.

With Lisa around, all the problems will still be around, but at least someone will be able to remind us of all the fun we're supposed to be having with gaming.
 

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I think the best option would be to devote one episode to each idea (and then keep going with more ideas). When the time comes each week, an episode of something unrelated airs, and each week you guys pretend that that week's show is what you do every week.

I'm serious! It would become like a sketch show. 'Chris & Kyle Buy A Thing' would be hilarious for one installment, and then the week after, it's 'Something Something Legos'. Each time as if it's an ongoing show. It would be confusing at first, but it would never get stale, because it would never be the same thing!


((Also, I always thought the plural was "lego")).
 

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I'll be honest, didn't watch the video because I just got done with a 14 hour roadtrip and I just wanted to type this out real quick, but bring back Extra Credits. I still don't fully understand the falling-out but if you guys can fix it and bring them back that'd be awesome.
 

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coheedswicked said:
We also need to fill the LRR-sized hole.

I actually love the idea of boxset. Maybe expand to not only TV show boxsets but maybe collected editions/ omnibuses (omnibi?) of comics.

Also Frozen Solid. Needs to happen, I want to hear more.

Ok guys let's go, you can do this.
LRR still does 2 of their 3 shows on this site.
 

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I liked a couple of the pitches very much:
- 3D jamboree is just a great idea. There is some serious need of judging the quality of a 3D movie. Should we watch it in 3D? Should we watch the normal version? Should we not watch it at all?
- Box set review is pretty cool, but I don't think it's feasible to do a weekly box set unless 4 people each have one month to finish a box set. I mean... The Hobbit you can do in one week but Friends?
- Buy a thing. Thats cool, but try to keep it game/movie/comics related. Do it from a consumer advocate perspective, since thats most of what Jim was anyway.

Also, the AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego) subculture is fricking huge. There might actually already be someone out there who does something worthy of being on the escapist. It would be a good add to the roster. I also remember Shut Up and Sit Down being featured here a couple of times. Maybe something with board games could be good?
 

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Eric the Orange said:
coheedswicked said:
We also need to fill the LRR-sized hole.

I actually love the idea of boxset. Maybe expand to not only TV show boxsets but maybe collected editions/ omnibuses (omnibi?) of comics.

Also Frozen Solid. Needs to happen, I want to hear more.

Ok guys let's go, you can do this.
LRR still does 2 of their 3 shows on this site.
Sorry, I meant LRR specifically as a show, not the group.
 

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Gunner 51 said:
I wouldn't mind seeing Lisa back, too. There's way too much bad feelings around in gaming - it's sexism this, SJW that, EA sucking big bags of dicks this and publishers suck that.

With Lisa around, all the problems will still be around, but at least someone will be able to remind us of all the fun we're supposed to be having with gaming.
I know, right? Lisa was this beautiful, joyous counterweight to all the snide, sarcastic attitude going around. Just like Robert Rath and and Shamus Young bring in some much needed weighty words to balance out all the filler.

OT: I would watch 3D jamboree. Or you know, drinking games could come back? Maybe it'll do better this time around. And now you have more games to play around with.
 

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No Herman?

NRA, I am disappoint. Herman is GOLD.
I'll tell him you said that.

How about "Herman comes to your house and cooks you eggs". Even if you don't want him to. There is no stopping the Herman
 
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Firefilm said:
How about "Herman comes to your house and cooks you eggs". Even if you don't want him to. There is no stopping the Herman
That could be a good show; just mine some data from the Escapist to figure out the locations of a few fans, break into their house with a camera, and wait for them to wake up in the morning and stumble downstairs to find Herman cooked all their eggs in the middle of the night.

If you guys are actually planning another show (surprising given the amount of offspring you're creating), Guy Cry might be better as a video rather than column. You can have the emotional shots in the video, rather than just referencing them, and there can be smash cuts to Kyle gently sobbing as he is forced to relive the opening from UP.
 

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Chris Eat a Box of Something: I love it! But, depending on what is being eaten may or may not determine if I watch the episode in its entirety... or just stop half-way...

Chris & Kyle Buy-A-Thing: I love it! Bonus points if the store location includes clothing stores of the female variety... just because all bases must be touched one way or another...

Box Set: I love it! Might need some special guest, but I'm sure that's in the budget somehow...

Hey! I'm Not Yahtzee!: I love it! Needs more of the game Yahtzee, though...

Religion N' Politics: I lo-wait a minute... I ain't falling for that one... again...

Apology Hour: I love it! Not sure about the time-slot, though... But, then again, like I said, I ain't falling for that one again...

White Guilt: What did I just say?! I ain't falling for it...

Check Your Privilege: ...FUCK!

Dan Drinks A Bottle of Wine & Does Your Taxes: I love it! But, jokes on you because my wine can do my taxes... (Oh wait...)

The next show you mentioned next basically doesn't even need a title because I already love it...

BEARDS!: FUCKING SOLD!

3D Jamboree (with Chris, Kyle, and Dan): I love it! Maybe it would get me to buy a 3D-enabled TV... Maybe...

Drinking games never go out of style... Just out of age range... But, just like Degrassi, that doesn't mean the drinking game has to end afterwards...

Something Something LEGO: FUCKING SOLD!

Frozen Solid: http://media.giphy.com/media/dC9DTdqPmRnlS/giphy.gif
Chris' Frozen Fanfiction: ...Make that shit a separate, full, uncut, uncensored, unapologetic video NOW!!!

We always need more singing on The Escapist, anyway... FUCKING SOLD!

Overall, I'd buy most of those shows for a dollar... and then asked if I could be a part of the ones I paid with said dollar... (And I do accept rejection well, thank you very much...)
 

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Am I the only one that actually thinks the 3D movie review might not be a bad idea? I would like to have a way of parsing out the overwhelming majority of 3-D films that are good/great in 2-D and become annoying in 3-D with the films that ACTUALLY do make good use of 3-D effects. Because at this stage it seems like the best way to handle the 3-D movie phenomena is to just ignore it and watch movies in 2-D.
 

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All wrong answers indeed. (Though the singing themesongs one was the least wrong.)

I'd like to see something simillar to Doomsday Arcade or Doraleous & Associates again.
 

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Id totally watch Frozen Solid, that shit sounds hilarious! I can see the potential for some really involved storytelling there. The preview already had some more advanced shit going on than all 1 and a half hours of Frozen!