*1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

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*1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby nall » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:55 am

It's aboot that time, eh?
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby kfgg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:16 am

Glad to see Canada. Terrance. Phillip.

And the fake commercial for liquor.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Niels0827 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:34 am

That actually wasn't bad.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby kfgg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:39 am

Got too intense too quickly. That's the only problem with this one. Yes the Canadian devil was funny. But that whole scene made me think this would move into a two parter.

Lots of throwbacks, particularly Bloody Mary (Season 9) and Red Man's Greed (Season 7) and a hint at the fake live action commercials in Season 3 and 4. Seeing Three Feathers Casino again, even for only a minute was a riot.

This has a 50/50 in regards to being a decent episode, with the other 50 being a bit too intense and rushed.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby JamesPup » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:42 am

8.5/10 That ended strong. The first half was kind of boring but then it really picked up with Satan appearing. Satan really made the episode good and I loved all the dopamine talk. Canadian Satan was funny but could have used a better way of being defeated. Stan possessed was real cool. I really liked all the talk about addiction. It really made me realize how addictive I am. I drink too much and play freemium games. Thank god I’m down to at most 15 drinks a week and $10 a month on freemium games. Jimmy was funny and I really liked seeing him being the pusher of something unlike him with steroids. Randy’s drinking and Jimmy were the only thing carrying the first half. It sure did explain how they make the freemium games though. They are pretty boring and a rip off.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby nwt000 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:39 am

5.6/10
Can't say I was a huge fan of this episode. For starters, most episodes that put Canada in the forefront turn out to be repetitive and lame. This episode was no exception. There also wasn't enough involvement from the fourth graders outside of the four boys and Jimmy, this had the potential to be a great ensemble episode. Randy's alcohol jokes got old after a while and we didn't get to see enough of Marvin either. As cool as it was to see Satan return, his appearance was both forced in and hastily thrown together. For some reason, the sixth episode of every season turns out to be garbage. I have no idea why, but that seems to be the case every year. I really hope Trey and Matt have something better planned for the last four episodes of the season and I hope they try to stay away from the Canadians as much as possible in the future, as the episodes focus on them usually turn out to be some of the series' worst episodes ever.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby zzyzx 2 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:59 am

9/10. One of the best episodes in a long time. It was basically a clip show, without showing clips - just going back to old stories and old locations and using them in tonight's show: 3 Feathers Casino, Canada, Satan, Grandpa Marsh, plus the continuation of a story arc of a previous episode where Randy talks about his income now coming from singing and not mentioning Geology at all. I will have to see it again, but I really enjoyed this one.

That being said, this is the first time that I think the Studios slipped in the voice modulation of the computer software because to me Terrance sounded too much like Kyle (even though they're both voiced by Matt Stone). Going back to S05E05, Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow, I thought in 505 that Kyle sounded like Kyle, and Terrance sounded like Terrance. Now with the latest computers and software the two characters sound too much alike imho.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby kfgg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:09 am

Alright, I'll be honest. Stan is someone I care about more than myself. There, I said it.

I hope he's taken care of. I hate seeing someone I care about in a bad situation. It really breaks me. That's all.

As for the rest of this episode, I'll just repeat what I said before The fake live action commercial for alcohol was the best part of this entire episode. Trey is so good at voicing those. I had to keep rewinding the DVR. I was laughing so hard at that.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Big-Will » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:43 am

zzyzx 2 wrote:That being said, this is the first time that I think the Studios slipped in the voice modulation of the computer software because to me Terrance sounded too much like Kyle (even though they're both voiced by Matt Stone). Going back to S05E05, Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow, I thought in 505 that Kyle sounded like Kyle, and Terrance sounded like Terrance. Now with the latest computers and software the two characters sound too much alike imho.

I noticed that too. I didn't think Terrance needed modulating.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby BRMBug » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:53 am

I loved this one. The 2nd half was awesome. I loved seeing Satan again. It's never not funny seeing the Prince of Darkness doing regular things. Arranging Hummels, planning a party, explaning how the body handles dopamine, what have you.
The live ad, and Beelzebout really cracked me up too.
Seeing Stan get possessed was weird, and I'm sure the Stan fans around are pissing themselves with disbelief at the moment. It was hilarious though seeing him get delivered back to South Park through a portal to Hell and everyone acting like it's just Tuesday or something.

It was weird seeing Jimmy be a pusher again. Poor kid. All the little call backs throughout the episode have been nice.

The Randy runner makes me wonder if by the end of the run "Lorde" will be in rehab.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby VACOOLA » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:57 am

BRMBug wrote:Beelzebout

His name is BEELZABOOT! Don't take it in vain, buddy! :lol:

Somehow a part of Satan's lecture on addiction felt like M&T's commentary on the situation with South Park and Hulu. The part when he says it's okay to be addicted to and piss away your money on something that is "fun." Like, freedom isn't free, it costs a buck-o-five and stuff. If that's the case, nice try, you guys. I can certainly see where you are coming from with it. It's a lousy excuse, though, but you hardly even care, so neither do I. But it's probably just my paranoia speaking.

And why the hell did Satan need Stan's body all of a sudden? He didn't need a human body to walk the Earth back in the day. Wanted to take Stan on a field trip?

Jimmy being a pusher is less weird than Cartman being preoccupied with Stan's addiction, because, honestly, Jimmy is such a douche. I mean, come on! Remember the "maiden from Stonebury Hollow"? He's not just a pusher, he's the fucking BARD!
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby zzyzx 2 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:02 am

I loved this pic next to Sharon's bedside of her two children. Stan his smiling self, and even posing for a photo for her parents, Shelly is at her friendly, normal self:

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I also liked the definition of Freemium. It's true: bright colors, fun sounds, and rewards will get ppl to buy in-app purchases :)

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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby James--76 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:26 pm

Good episode the drink advert was probably one of funniest things ever :lol: always great to see satan in South Park. I laughed at the end when Stan just appeared from the ground and the boys acting like nothing happened. The Canadian Devil "Beelzeboot!" Was quite hilarious with just that random sh*tting fireballs.
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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby kittymccormick » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:59 pm

I really liked this one. The Canadian Devil was fantastic, Terrance and Phillip are always fantastic, Satan stealing Stan's soul was hilarious. This could quite possibly be my second favorite episode this season. I've always felt freemium games were stupid as sh*t and I'm glad this episode happened.

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Re: *1806: Freemium Isn't Free* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Wolfie6661 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:48 pm

this episode was one of my favorites honestly, I wish cartman, Kyle and Kenny were a little more involved but other then that loved it.
happy to see Satan back :twisted: :P

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