Hey, I have some news. [Ed. Note: Should "Hey, I have some news" be the way I introduce every post? Compelling enough do you think, or slightly too compelling? Let me know.] The Coen Brothers, along with Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnson, are creating an hour long-comedy for Fox called Harve Karbo! That could be good? I’ve liked Coen Brothers things in the past, I’m sure we pretty much all have at least liked a few Coen Brothers things in the past. If not all their things. I mean, you know, not their THINGS. Their movies. Gross, you are gross. This is what it’s going to be about, from The Hollywood Reporter:

The Imagine TV project, the brothers’ first foray into television, revolves around a touchy Los Angeles private investigator — and his deadbeat friends in El Segundo — whose cases frequently force him to cross paths with a who’s who of Hollywood.

So Bored to Death kind of? Kind of sounds like Bored to Death. BUT! I’m sure it will be different. Different enough, at least. I AT LEAST don’t think they’re casting Jason Schwartzman so we’re probably fine. In order to celebrate, why not play the funnest game you’ve ever heard of? Changing famous Coen Brother movie quotes into quotes about television? GREAT!

  • “You know, TV. For kids.”
  • “Coen Brothers, you’re out of your element (film)!”
  • “I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your detective work, there, star of the new Coen Brothers TV show Harve Karbo.”
  • “What’s the most you ever lost on a television toss?”
  • “Sometimes it’s a hard world for TV shows.”
  • “The dude abides to the notes.”

So fun! Let’s play forever and ever and ever and ever and ever!

Comments (34)
  1. Shut the fuck up, Donnie Wahlberg.

  2. I hope they spend the whole series trying to find Q Tip’s wallet.

  3. Whoa. We’re in a tight slot.

  4. No, Donny, these men are nielsenists, there’s nothing to be afraid of.


  6. We figured there was too much happiness here for just movies, so we figured the next logical step was to have us a weekly series.

  7. Honestly, I don’t see this working. I love the brothers Coen, but their movies can be very hit-or-miss sometimes. I just don’t see them pulling it off every week.

  8. Coen Brothers, you’re young and you got your health, what you want with a TV show?

  9. Shot? Or Filmed?

  10. *watching the Unit*

    Hey. Nice, Mamet.

  11. Lucky Ned Pepper: What is your intention Rooster? You think one on four is a dogfall?
    Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or show you an episode of Whitney at Judge Parker’s convenience. Which will you have?
    Lucky Ned Pepper: Ugh! Kill me.

  12. I don’t like your jerk-off name. I don’t like your jerk-off face. I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you… jerk-off. Do I make myself clear channel TV?

  13. TV’s insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase…until now.

  14. i think im gunna barf.

  15. “You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers!”
    ~ America, watching Newlyweds

  16. On an unrelated note, YOU GUYS. I found the BEST Wikipedia article:

    Best quote: “At no point in the series does anyone say or imply that Marty has Asperger’s Syndrome.”

  17. Pete: Who elected you leader of this network?
    Well, Pete, I thought it ought to be the one of us with the capacity for abstract thought. But since that ain’t the consensus, hell–we’ll just give it to Simon Cowell.

  18. But sometimes, there’s a man whose cases frequently force him to cross paths with a who’s who of Hollywood… Sometimes… There’s a man.

  19. Ain’t this series a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere.

  20. Where the fuck is Wallace Beery?


  22. A little bit off topic but, maybe you could start every post with “Good new everyone!”

  23. Jeffrey, this is Maude Lebowski. I need to see you. I’m the one who took your time slot.

  24. “And this here’s the TV. Two hours a day, either educational or football, so you don’t ruin your appreciation of the finer things.”

  25. Who the fuck are the Nielsens?

  26. That TV really tied the room together.

  27. Ordinarily we say anything you might remember could be helpful. But I’ll be frank with you, Fink. Another TV detective drama is not helpful.

  28. Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your Coen Brothers new TV show, man.

  29. Is it a case of a missing wallet in El Segundo?

  30. Say what you will about television, but at least it’s an ethos.

  31. … What did we learn, Joel.

    I don’t know, Ethan.

    I don’t fucking know either. I guess
    we learned not to do a tv show again.

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