Still looks more tolerable than Stalker, although not even as good as Night Court. Wish Harry Anderson and co would come back to tv
That rap song you where talking about is "Changes" by Tupac, he sampled the song and it was released a few years after he died.The song was a plea for peace and hoping that someday, the world may become a better place. Don't you dare disrespect his memory you racist. Even if you don't like hip-hop, Pac defined a generation and you owe him respect.
If the message is so important than perhaps he should have made an original song instead of ripping off someone else's.
Sampling is not ripping off. It's taking inspiration from another song and doing your own thing with it.
That's good to know, Mike. So if someone takes whole scenes from another movie, then surrounds it with only 60% other material; it's not ripping off or being lazy, it's just inspiration.
Inspiration is being inspired by another work to create a unique vision of your own. Liking another song and then stealing it's chorus and score wholesale is not original, it's cheating.
Unfortunately Nathan your whole "if someone take whole scenes from another movie then surrounds it with 60% other material" point doesn't make any fucking sense because probably about 5% of whole duration of Tupac's Changes is a sample, and what's more since the sound is remixed not a single moment of the song sounds EXACTLY like the song it's sampled from.
Tupac and other early rappers did not invent "sampling" they only invented referring to it as "sampling" and not lying about doing it. The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones and Prince are among a long list of very prominent artists who have admitted they sampled often long before it was cool. This isn't a controversial statement, it's something that is taught in basic music history courses, and in those courses you would not be permitted to argue that rappers invented sampling. Why? Because it is a worn-out notion that is no longer taken seriously in the mainstream of music scholarship that arose out of radio shockjocks and talking heads on the news trying to create a narrative of all rappers being thieving, murdering, raping gang criminals.
Also if we extended the comparison outside of music Alfred Hitchcock admitted he directly took entire scenes worth of camera angles from other movies, Shakespeare "stole" the plots of all of his most famous plays, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (which are from the 1390s) are 100% rewritten stories by other writers that mostly only change the wording of the original stories.
Learn yourself somethin' boy.
Tupac sucked anyway. And peacefulness is not what most people associate with him.
Hoping the world will become a better place- yeah that's kind done by every hack musician and tons of people every day. So no points for that either. Sounds like he was selling out his gangster image to appeal to a larger audience. Which makes him a phony.
If Tupac defined you (there's no generation claiming he was their definition. Maybe you and ten people, but no generation claiming it.), you're pretty fucking ignorant.
You would probably say the same about Jay-Z if he was dead.
They just make hip hop music, but you think they are saving the world. Stop embarrassing yourself.
Sampling is just a hipper way of saying plagiarism.
You don't really understand how music works do you? Listen to Madlib or MFDOOM and say that again. But why am i wasting my time writing this anyway. You don't want to learn , you think Hip Hop is the only genre where people use samples? .....
It's FAR MORE DISRESPECTFUL that the song even got made! Using the voice of a dead man and mixing it with some samples to make a profit? That shit is worse than racism!
I know Brad was just being a music snob but it being about Tupac's Changes makes it have a bit of a wry aftertaste, it's a great and hopeful song.
Now the comment section is something else entirely, calling it plagiarist is just silly, you might as well call every zombie movie a 'remix' of Romero's Dawn of the Dead or every Vampire movie a ripoff of old Eastern European folklore.
It's just an illogical statement to put down an art form you don't like, now that's fine, de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum, but don't be an ass about it please, thanks.
PS Now for people who want to judge for themselves and don't know the song:
(it's not one of his greatest but at least there's a message there, can't be said for most of today's rap sadly, an issue which probably inspired Brad's vehement opinion on the subject)
PPS took some willpower not to use 'Rap Critic' as an alias
Brad gets shit for making 1 joke about 1 song, and BRAD'S somehow the music snob?? I forgot that when a song has a message that means that everybody automatically has to like it.
"an issue which probably inspired Brad's vehement opinion on the subject."
Or maybe I just wasn't a fan of the fucking song. And I didn't realize a joke was a "vehement opinion."
Go ahead, keep putting words in my mouth and coming up with bullshit excuses as to why I would dare not like a song.
Why racist? He just doesn't like hip hop
Or maybe he just don't like 2Pac. I like a lot of Hip Hop , but i don't like 2Pac. There are lot of different styles within Hip Hop. Just as with ANY other Genre.
Clearly neither Brad nor I had heard this song by TuPac before - so neither of us would recognize a hip-hop sample of the song as "oh that's TuPac."
Also, the ending scene that this song backs goes on for 2-3 minutes. ALL of TuPac's verses were removed from the song and it just loops the Bruce Hornsby cover over and over again. So the song played is not TuPac's "Changes" it's just a cover of "That's the Way it Is."
You are the embodiment of social justice retardation. Fuck tupac he was a rapist shit talker with the same uninspired flow. Your probably one of those white guilt liberals who think people of color shouldn't take responsibility for their lives
That moment where I don't know if "rapist" means someone who raps or someone who rapes.
Brad, don't dis on Bruce Hornsby, man. He's not everybody's taste, but at least his music's relatively progressive. As for this Bad Judge, so many things have been thrown at the wall, I'm amazed this didn't stick while Nude Dating in the Wild did . . . or whatever fucking thing it was called.
uhhhh, I didn't dis Bruce Hornsby lol, I like Bruce Hornsby. I dissed the cover version they played in this episode, which according to the dude above makes me racist :)
yeah, dude, caught that afterwards. Sorry. Will hold my tongue in future. At least you weren't accused of Islamaphobia, amirite?
Whilst your comments could be construed as having 'racialist overtones' that's obviously not your intent, so accusing you of being a racist is preposterous.
You are being a bit of a music snob though, you shouldn't just dismiss a song because it's of a genre you don't like, like you would treat movies.
Obviously I'm overanalysing something you said jokingly but still, it's a pretty great song.
Yes. You're right. I forgot that as long as a song has a message and as long as you say it's a good song, that automatically means that I have to like it and that I can't MAKE ONE FUCKING JOKE ABOUT IT.
And because it's a rap song that also automatically means that my throwaway comment has "racialist overtones." Seriously, fuck right off with that shit. Point to me where I said I dismissed it just because "it's of a genre I don't like." Go ahead. Quote me. I'll wait. And ignore the fact that there's plenty of rap songs I like, just not this one, because I'd rather listen to the Bruce Hornsby version, sorry, didn't realize that was racist or made me a music snob.
The Bruce Hornsby version is actually a pretty personal song to me for reasons that I'm not going to get into, so no shit I would rather listen to that version. But since the one in Bad Judge has a good message and you like it, guess that automatically means that I have to like it too. "American Pie" is a song with meaning as well, and I don't like that song either, sue me.
I'm not a fan of this 1 particular song, and made 1 joke about it. Every week I make 100s of jokes on this site about things I don't like. Get. The. Fuck. Over. It.
Wow, when you cause Brad to lose his cool, that takes a special talent.
Where did I say you have to like it?
I'm just saying the way you talk about it is condescending, as is your answer to my comment. English is not my native language, so excuse me if I express myself quite formally, I didn't intend to offend.
Chill. The. Fuck. Out.
I was just trying to mediate between the two extremes in the comment section, (note I wasn't the one to call you racist for not liking it) obviously I failed.
Sorry to anger you but I was just expressing my opinion, I'm sorry if you felt I was putting words into your mouth.
I thought you were being dismissive and I wanted to express that, I shouldn't have muddied the waters by going into specifics and failing to get my point across due to language issues. Once again, sorry if I insulted you, it was not my intention.
I hope you accept my apology, sincerely,
A big fan.
And I'm truly sorry for how I phrased my first reply because when I re-read them now I see I made it about race much more than I meant it to, just the kind of thing Changes warns against, so yeah, pretty much feeling like an ass right now.
Biting my head off, insinuating I had racist undertones, coming up with excuses for me not liking the song, and pretty much saying I shouldn't dislike it all because it has a message, is more or less implying that I have to like this song, or that it's somehow above being joked about.
And do not ever tell me to chill the fuck out when you come on my page and put words in my mouth and tell me my 1 joke had "racialist overtones."
The way you phrased it in the video made it sound like you were dismissing an entire genre, I'm glad to hear that's just my misinterpretation, but I should still be allowed to express that's how I perceived it in the comment section no?
Otherwise you couldn't have told me how wrong I am.
Racialist overtones was just a bad phrasing, I was arguing against Mike's allegation of racism. I meant to say intent is more important than content when it comes to racism. Meaning if a Fox News anchor would've described a rap song the same way you did I'd think he was being racist, which I didn't think when you did it.
Sorry for beating a dead horse (well, at least barely breathing by now) but it's just a miscommunication really. No need to get cross when I try to apologise.
Arne. Stop talking.
Arne. Seriously. Drop it. Do not tell me not to get cross when your "apology" also includes the phrase "chill the fuck out." And considering how none of your comments have been deleted and you haven't been blocked, you don't get to play the victim card and complain about what the comments section is for. If you say a bunch of bullshit, don't get shocked when it illicits a bad response, and when you bite my ass off for making a joke about a song (a song that is apparently above the 1000s of movies and songs I've made jokes about in the past) do not expect me to react kindly, especially when race is unnecessarily brought into it.
Seriously. Drop it. Right Goddamn Now.
@Arne Dude I listened to the same podcast you did. All Brad did was make a joke about a song, and no where in there was it even implied that he was dismissing an entire genre of music. I've also heard Brad make a lot of jokes about country music and some specific country songs. You going to go after him for that too?
Fine, you're right, my bad.
Wait, you don't like American Pie? Not cool man.
Wait, I just realized you probably mean the Madonna version.
You're still cool then in my book, Brad.
Just joking around though, please don't get upset, I don't like it when you're upset.
What,Brad doesnt like madonna?He is sexist as well as racist!
lmao . . . never mind, seems I'm not alone in being a thin skinned music fan. I'll let others get offended, since I'm surely not one to talk Xb
Islamaphobia HA what a joke
Entertaining as always Brad
Bruce Hornsby defined a generation. How dare you disrespect his memory and his request for peace.
Brad thinks all Hip-Hop is shit. Ugh. You know not every rapper is terrible or just talks about money and bitches. It's horrible stereotype. There are rappers like Public Enemy,The Roots, Common, Mos Def, 2pac, and Kendrick Lamar who achually talk about improtant issues like politics,gang violence, poverty, and opther stuff like that. Dont broad brush an entire genera of music just because your not a fan. besides, your precious disco music never tried to do anything substantive. It was just bad club shit that hasent aged all that well.
You're the same person as Mike, I can see your IP address. Don't be that guy. Thanks.
Don't you just hate those kind of people, Brad. . . . . . . ;)
Also, in the last vid with Dave did you guys say something about seeing Tim Burton's Batman in theaters soon? That'd be fun!
But I wanna be the guy!
Disco mostly didn't try to do anything substantive because it wasn't mean to be anything substantive; that's like trashing a cartoon for not doing anything live action.
And I'm not sure you're winning your "don't paint music with a broad brush" argument, when you paint another genre of music with a broad brush, not to mention Brad didn't paint rap with a broad brush. He said one passing remark about one song in this episode, which you translated to him saying all rap is bad.
Oh and since Disco music also had very prominent African American fan bases and talent, by your argument earlier, you must now be a racist too for trashing disco.
Brad made 1 comment about 1 song in the episode = Brad thinks all hip-hop is shit and that every rapper sings about money and bitches.
No, he said in one of his reviews (I believe The Man with the Iron Fists) that he hates rap music.
When talking about Pain & Gain, he also said that any movie that plays Gangsta's Paradise not once, but twice, is ok by him; so he obviously likes some.
I'm a hip hop fan and I would like to say that some of the best stuff is just great rude party music that sounds great.
The thing about Tupac is he could be a boring and the sampling wasn't always used in a creative way, especially in the posthumous releases.
I'm with you guys--the show's over, it should end with some craziness. Remember that show "Last Resort", about a navy sub that goes AWOL after the government starts getting shady? I always thought they should've filmed a new ending with Andre Braugher firing all his nukes. Fuck it, show's over, everyone dies.
I've never heard of this show until now, I feel like one lucky guy. Also I miss you guys just picking a random movie on Netflix and talking about it. I'd love it if you'd do that again sometime.
I've never heard of the show, but that was a very enjoyable podcast.
The series was heavily retooled, there were 2 versions of the pilot, in the first version it was clear the kid was supposed to be a regular, but this idea was dropped in the second version where he was only there for that episode.
Also in the promo Dr. Gary is a completely different actor than the one they used in the aired pilot.
Quit Bitch at Brad mother fucking Jones. He's a person with opinions, quit watching his stuff if you're just going to fucking bitch about an opinion you don't agree with
I, on a whim, while listening to this, checked Google Images, to see if Kate Walsh had done any nude scenes. Nothing, unfortunately, just a bunch of fakes.
Glad I'm not the only one.
Brad, did you happen to catch FX's Fargo series? Kate Walsh popped up in a few episodes and I quite enjoyed her there. I highly recommend that series if you haven't seen it yet, it's a great companion with the movie.
Why are there so many different directors and writers for so few episodes for this on imdb? Is that normal for a tv show that ends in 1 season?
Wow, Brad.... I'm constantly amazed at your ability to endure this kind of stuff; you have the constitution of a Man of Stone (NOT Steel - not starting THAT again!). It's crap like this that made me give up on network TV altogether.
And to add fire to the running argument, here's my vote: Rap blows. The only thing worse is Country or Gospel ....
Bad Manimal. Someone should make that happen.
Is that the same van that Conan and Dave Franco had in the Tinder remote?
i just want a show starring alex jowski as the wacky dry-witted court stenographer and featuring brad jones as 'baliff eubanks' ~heh heh heh!~
...and seriously folks, 2pac made as much crap as he did good stuff so if u dig him, that's cool...if u don't that's cool too: does it mean MUCH to u to convince others to like/hate what u like/hate?
No Mister X, it has a message, that automatically means I have to like it. And if I make a joke about it, that means I'm racist. The thread has spoken. =)
fuk! my bad, you're right...u racist guy who does a show with a freeky black guy all the time!
Dear lord,I cant imagine the shit they wouldve said if they heard you make all those trainable jokes.Luckily,no one seems to have watched that riff.
Of COURSE the worm-vomiting, child-molesting demon is from Virginia. I coulda told you that. Everyone in DelMarVa knows that state's no good.
It's The Taking of Debrah Logan. And it's good movie give it a watch. She did have Alzheimer's, and the possession just made it worse. She also starts being a snake and that's just wonderful.
I for one would love to hear Brad talk more about bad lieutenant,I mean horrible bosses,I mean judge judy,I mean bad judge.
Seriously,Brad,you should definitely try and make bad gestapo.
And don't get me started on Batman Begins!
Wow, remind me to never read the comments again. Jesus Christ this was a gross over reaction to one joke. "oh no somebody made a joke about something I like, well fuck you you racist!",
This is shitposting to the highest degree, especially when most of the complaints are completely invalidated. Brad;s made fun of lots of shit before, really. This is like the man of steel posts all over again.
Eh,it could be worse.He couldve accidentally said "my dad".Or blip couldve stalled for 10 seconds.
Man of Steel is an awful film
Okay, let's try this again:
And don't get me started on Batman Begins!
(Since I can't reply directly to Bryan Singer...)
Man of Steel may have it's problems, but at least I didn't fall asleep while watching it. Deadbeat Dad Superman Returns had only two memorable things: Kevin Spacy screaming "WRONG!" and Kal Penn beating up a weakened Superman before dying an inglorious death.
But hey, Trick 'r Treat wasn't bad... even if it was almost killed since Returns was all you & Dougherty. :/
Bit of a late reply to Brian singer, but yeah I agree, i'm just saying that it reminds me of what happened when Brad made the Man of Steel review, and got a large amount of hate comments. Of course, here, i guess it's a little more irrational.
No,liking man of steel is still the most irrational thing out there.
You've all made excellent points, and yet Man of Steel is still an awful film.
For such a relatively low number of comments, your comment sections have the most WTF posters around. Yahoo is still tops for most idiotic posters though.
So, if I get some of the comments right, Brad is the new racist on the site, damn, stop stealing Irvin spotlight Brad :^)
pshhhhhh Brad, you're so racist, I mean you didn't like that song and you're besties with a slave owner just admit it already.
Seriously though really? Must we do this guys? Let's not be those commenters.
On a less annoying note, I didn't know this show was a thing and I'm glad I know that it was a thing now, but unlike Stalkerlicious I have no interest in it other than the Snobcast which was great as usual. (Stalkertastic is such an awesome show in the stupidest kind of way I hate it but I love it which makes for an interesting viewing experience)
Lol at the folks about. How do you expect a Brad's a White guy from some remote town in Illinois how can you expect him to like or really understand like "Changes" by Tupac where he's talking about racial and class discrimination.
Whenever I saw the promos for Bad Judge all I could think of was that bit from Season 3 of Arrested Development.
"My name is......Judge."