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Author Topic: The Onion News Network - Funniest Satire Site on the Planet Lampoons the News  (Read 2877 times)

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What I believe to be the most consistently hilarious and brilliant satire website (and printing press) on the planet, The Onion, has just launched a new satire television show called the "Onion News Network"

It debuts tonight (Jan 21, 2011) on the IFC cable channel in the US (www.ifc.com).

The show lampoons news channels like CNN and FOX, and will feature segments from several of the video series that they have been showing on the site in recent years (Today Now, etc.).

For my money, the stuff produced by the Onion is just in a whole different league that things like the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, etc.  I can't wait!


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Dying to see this!

They have such good stuff. This can't help but be over-the-top.
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It was a bit uneven but there were some hillarious moments.  Can only get better  :up:

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Have to watch online if they make fun of FOX networks, especially beck.  ;D

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The production values are amazing. I'll be watching. Anyone remember HBO's late '80s ''Not Necessarily the News'' program?

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It's getting better. They do an amazing job.  :Thmbsup:
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The tv show is not as funny as i had hoped -- i find the online shorts funnier.  But let's give them some time to get into their groove.  it still has some high points and is miles better than saturday night live and their other competition.

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The tv show is not as funny as i had hoped -- i find the online shorts funnier.  But let's give them some time to get into their groove.  it still has some high points and is miles better than saturday night live and their other competition.

I always found SNL a bit dull. The jokes were too obvious and the slapstick wasn't remotely clever. A few good ones, but in general, blah.

Onion News has moments. It's getting better. The first was ok. There was one skit last week, I forget which, that had me roaring.

I like the satire in it. Much better than a lot of humor.
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