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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are going "East Bound and Down" with HBO.

The premium-cable network has picked up a comedy series from Ferrell and McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez, about a washed-out ballplayer who returns to his hometown and takes the only job he can find: substitute gym teacher. "East Bound and Down" is the first TV series to get the green light for the company, which the Ferrell and McKay ("Anchorman," "Talladega Nights") founded last year.

HBO has picked up six episodes of the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ferrell and McKay will serve as executive producers, along with Chris Henchy ("Entourage") and the show's three creators, Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Ben Best.

"East Bound" is the second series HBO has picked up in recent months, joining "True Blood," a vampire drama from "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball.

I just watched the pilot and it is pretty f'ing hilarious; it's basically like a character combination of Ricky and Ronnie Dobbs but with that "situational" comedy-movie style of Hollywood.

Definitely check it out TPB fans!

[youtube=425,350]ajdVvPjX-eA[/youtube]

The guy even looks kinda like Robb... on second thought he looks a little more like an impossiblist!  :lol:
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2009, 07:14 AM »
yup ive always said danny mcbride is the american ricky, he looks even more like him in some of the interviews when hes sporting the pompadon.His breaktrough project the foot fist way up could be considered Americas reply to TPB. Its a moquementary about a white trash redneck dude who owns a Dojo.

His new series sure has a lot of pottential too:) thnx man i was looking for that making off
"Fuck, fuck, fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, fuck / Mother fuck, mother fuck, / Noich noich noich, / 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, / Noich, noich noich / Smokin' weed, smokin' wizz, / Doin' coke, drinkin' beers, / Drinkin' beers, beers, beers, / Rollin' fattys, smokin' blunts, / Who smokes the blunts? / We smoke the blunts."

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2009, 02:26 PM »
i watched the pilot and it looks like it's gonna be pretty damn funny...the widespread panic line had me ROLLING on the floor laughing, literally....i know too many spreadheads lol
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2009, 03:41 PM »
I saw the pilot as well and it was pretty good set up of the characters. Not as funny as I was hoping but its the first episode and they had to set the frame work. The Jet ski stuff was pretty funny though.

I also used the HBO site to prank everybody at work with voice mails from Kenny Powers.

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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2009, 05:35 AM »
yup ive always said danny mcbride is the american ricky, he looks even more like him in some of the interviews when hes sporting the pompadon...



"Seems to me like he's tryin' to copy Ricky and Julian at the same time here to me boys; this guy is lookin' to me like and if he must for-to-be have a case of the fuckin' "Jacobcorytrevors"; which is actually now considered a real psycho-piss-ological shit-term by the way and is recognized by the A.T.C.M. or the Association Of Truly Creative Motherfuckers; just incase you didn't know!" - Mitch Lahey

"Don't do it, Ricky! ..fer Fuck's sakes; he's just copying us because Amernica is fuckin' plumbed run out of money! And the only fuckin' way they know how to make more of it is through "Hollywood" and they ran out of fuckin' ideas there years ago; so now they have to go and copy decent faackin' ideas from deeescent people from other countries." -Bubbles

"I understand that and all and everything and thinkin' around about that and all and I've been commin' up & to and around to about thinkin' and all that and you know what i'm fuckin' sayin' and that's cool, but hey man... do you have any fuckin' rolling papers and maybe a lighter that I can have; or at least some chips, I know you gotta have some fucking Jalapano chips buddy, c'mon!" -Ricky



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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2009, 06:02 AM »
Like i said watch the foot fist way..


theres been more shows/movies like tpb before tpb too.. trailertrash , moquementary its been done! Gummo for instance!
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2009, 06:10 AM »
I just got done watching "The Foot Fist Way" (2006) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492619/ that's what actually prompted this posting.

It was fucking hilarious, shit like Gummo not so much- but it was interesting in its own weird and fucking docu-style twisted way... Actually how the flying fuck can you compare Gummo to TPB, esp. considering the scenes about the Kitties!! C'mon now, fer fucks sakes!!! I'm not saying that TPB are Gods for being the originalist mockufuckery in the Shit-Tube, i'm just saying that alot of famous people down here have been crampin' their style and shit without throwin' them up on the hotbox down here and that's a bit wack G, noomsayin'? :P
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2009, 06:33 AM »
Agreed, Mitch, with that thing you just said there. Whatever it meant.   ;)

Yeah, its kinda hard to watch something that you can point at and go "TPB! That's Ricky! They stole that!" even though ironically TPB wasn't always that original.  "Make like a tree and fuck off outta here" was from another movie... I'll give you $1 if you can name it. 


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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2009, 06:34 AM »
Back To The Future! :D

(I'll PM you with my Paypal details!) =P (j/k)
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #9 on: Feb 19, 2009, 06:59 AM »
Don't get me wrong now, you guys... I totally support Mr. McBride and Mr. Ferrell and all their wonderful and fucking Original Entertainment pursuits- hell they've done alot more than I have, and what do I have to show? eh?!

Check this out...

[youtube=425,350]Xz6EDTadgt8[/youtube]
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 19, 2009, 07:08 AM »
great minds think alike or maybe even inspire each other:)

And i ofc would put foot fist way in the same genre as tpb, loved both. deffently something to check out!

"Fuck, fuck, fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, fuck / Mother fuck, mother fuck, / Noich noich noich, / 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, / Noich, noich noich / Smokin' weed, smokin' wizz, / Doin' coke, drinkin' beers, / Drinkin' beers, beers, beers, / Rollin' fattys, smokin' blunts, / Who smokes the blunts? / We smoke the blunts."

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 19, 2009, 07:13 AM »
Agreed, Deets!

everyone reading this; you gotsta check it out- good stuff! :)
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 19, 2009, 02:30 PM »
Back To The Future! :D

(I'll PM you with my Paypal details!) =P (j/k)

Ha! The dollar stays mine.

I shall check out Gummo, I heard it is pretty gross in parts, but I'm made of stern stuff.  ;)
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #13 on: Feb 20, 2009, 07:54 AM »
Back To The Future! :D

(I'll PM you with my Paypal details!) =P (j/k)

Ha! The dollar stays mine.

I shall check out Gummo, I heard it is pretty gross in parts, but I'm made of stern stuff.  ;)

Its fucked in the head at several parts but a intresting watch nontheless

Foot fist way deffently funnier though if you havent seen that one yet:)
"Fuck, fuck, fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, fuck / Mother fuck, mother fuck, / Noich noich noich, / 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, / Noich, noich noich / Smokin' weed, smokin' wizz, / Doin' coke, drinkin' beers, / Drinkin' beers, beers, beers, / Rollin' fattys, smokin' blunts, / Who smokes the blunts? / We smoke the blunts."

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 20, 2009, 05:38 PM »
For some reason the short scene where he is showering in the school locker room made me laugh the loudest.

Just a shot of him standing there naked, head bowed, leaning against the wall under the water... with this porno looking tanline from wearing G-string speedos.

 :D :lol: :ricky:

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 23, 2009, 04:16 AM »
This show is starting to make me like it more; I have to say. :P

..favorite part of the new one (although the ecstasy dance scene was hilarious) was hearing the elevator-music version of that Boston song in the background at Will Ferrell's car dealership lot! hahah!  :lol:

"Why'd you bring a football?" lol

...it left me feeling about this show instead as more of a response-to other than something kindred to TPB or Ronnie Dobbs or countless other original works... in that it depicts a main character with a similar attitude toward society and style of comedy (esp. in department of swearing and misunderstanding normal english)  :ricky:, only in a different time-line; as if it were set after they become famous but then lose their faackin' shiit and suddenly go back to the first square. :Jester:
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 23, 2009, 09:24 AM »
I like the line "What did you just get done blowing Robocop?"

The dancing was funny as well as most of the interactions during the big car dealer event. I just hope the show can take it to the next level. As is, it will only have one season.


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« Reply #17 on: Feb 23, 2009, 12:56 PM »
I just saw this article:

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/shelby_37131___article.html/mention_student.html

I hadn't noticed when I watched the show that the car dealership was based out of Shelby NC, which is just a few miles from here.

The series is set for a six-episode initial season and has received mixed reviews. Critics who disliked the show cited its use of racial and ethnic slurs and low-brow humor. Critics who liked the show cited the same. The show is rated MA for mature audiences.

Only six episodes?  :roll:


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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2009, 08:29 PM »
I just saw this article:

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/shelby_37131___article.html/mention_student.html

I hadn't noticed when I watched the show that the car dealership was based out of Shelby NC, which is just a few miles from here.

Yea, NC is where those guys are from and that's also where they film around there; that was revealed in the Behind The Scenes video. :)
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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #20 on: Feb 26, 2009, 09:18 AM »
Another great quality AVI vid. This is episode 2.

http://www.supernovatube.com/divx.php?viewkey=8bfdb1374a13c9196626

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 02, 2009, 09:49 PM »
Episode 3, freshly uploaded;
http://www.supernovatube.com/divx.php?viewkey=bf7e24264ebfe60482d9

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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #22 on: Mar 04, 2009, 05:13 AM »
Episode 3 left me a bit cold. not as good as the first two I don't think.

Not sure exactly why.


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Re: "Eastbound and Down" Will Ferrell's new comedy series
« Reply #23 on: Mar 04, 2009, 07:19 AM »
What does "Eastbound and Down" mean ?

I mean obviously the Esatbound bit is bound for the East, on an easterly heading, going east....

What does the "Down" bit mean ?

I watched Smokey and the Bandit a few weeks ago and I'm sure thats the theme tune on there.
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 04, 2009, 07:21 AM »
East then South. That takes you to Florida if you're in the USA.
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