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3 hours ago, AirQuotes said:

This is my new favorite show, and I hope it stays around.  I watch the episodes multiple times because there is so much to catch.  When I've shown it to my friends, they. . . didn't seem to get it.  *sad*

My perspective on it is Amy is doing a surreal version of Martha Stewart, Peggy Mann, and any and all PBS cooking and craft shows with a healthy dose of contemporary internet trends mixed in.  All the drawers under her stairs is such an unrealistic Pinterest gimmick!

I find it to be absolutely brilliant.  The set design is wonderful with Amy's bright and airy kitchen.  Her wardrobe is quirky, nostalgic, and fun.   The best is when she scotch tapes on fake fingernails to make the crafts more difficult.  lol  The crafts!  The crafts are all so stupid and unnecessary which is brilliant.  Sometimes I think with the crafts she is more spoofing on the trendy Nifty videos (which I 99% of the time find to be pointless crafts).

I'll never forget my shock and awe when I  realized she was using globs of Elmer's glue on those cheese sail appetizers!

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2 hours ago, DiabLOL said:

I'll never forget my shock and awe when I  realized she was using globs of Elmer's glue on those cheese sail appetizers!

LOL ~ that was a good one!

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19 hours ago, AirQuotes said:

This is my new favorite show, and I hope it stays around.  I watch the episodes multiple times because there is so much to catch.  When I've shown it to my friends, they. . . didn't seem to get it.  *sad*

Amy Sedaris was on the Tonight Show the other night, and she showed the clip with the Zuni doll from the Christmas special.  When I first saw that I was on the floor.  But it seemed to me the audience here didn't get it either.  Jimmy Fallon called the show "Odd and wonderful", which I thought was a pretty good description.

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Do people realize just how subversively funny the "I've said too much! I've said too much!" line can be taken? HA!  I don't know if comes from some other show or if it's something Amy picked up from someone else. If she came up with it for the character of Patty Hogg, god..Amy is a comic genius.  I absolutely love this show and I so hope it gets renewed.  It's hard for me to understand why there would be people who don't get the humor, but maybe they just aren't into Amy Sedaris.

This show has become a very welcomed funny refuge for me at this time and even the episodes that miss a little bit still have enough "Amy" to keep me laughing. In the episode where Jane Krakowski (sp) did the Craft section with Amy, well..it just about killed me.  Only because Amy ends up smiling at Jane's goodbye and calls her a "not so nice" name just outta nowhere. It caught me so off guard I laughed until I dangerously choked. Ehhh. It was scary. But...very, very funny.

I'm not optimistic, though.  I think I'm going to lose Amy like I lost Martin on Downward Dog.  I still tear up from that one.

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2 hours ago, AlwaysWatching said:

Amy is a comic genius.  I absolutely love this show and I so hope it gets renewed.  

I'm not optimistic, though.  I think I'm going to lose Amy like I lost Martin on Downward Dog.  I still tear up from that one.

I looked it up on Wikipedia and I think you'll be pleased:

Critical response

At Home with Amy Sedaris has received positive reviews from critics at launch. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season holds a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8.25 out of 10 based on eleven reviews.[9] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the series has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[10]

Ratings

The show has been a success in regards to viewer ratings. Since the series premiered, the audience has grown 52% among people aged 18 to 49. About a fourth of those people are new viewers to TruTv.[2]

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4 hours ago, 17wheatthins said:

The show has been a success in regards to viewer ratings. Since the series premiered, the audience has grown 52% among people aged 18 to 49. About a fourth of those people are new viewers to TruTv.[2]

Very good news indeed! Thanks 17wheatthins!

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When she's on, she's ON. The first episode I saw was the one about having a dinner party on a budget and I deleted it about halfway through, just seemed a bit more gross than funny IMO. But I decided to give the show another chance, and I'm so glad I did - I've laughed heartily at all the other episodes, the Christmas special and the Murdercide shows in particular. I enjoy watching them more than once too, I find there are a lot of little subtleties I didn't catch or appreciate the first time around. It somehow amuses me how she'll switch the camera she's talking to, for just a word or so, for no real reason at all. Satirical perfection, I am happy to see that the ratings are good and the show will likely be around for another season. Though she'll never top the Christmas show, that will just have to be rerun as a yearly tradition, like It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story, it's that good.

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On 11/4/2017 at 3:03 AM, Corgi-ears said:

I think off it as a parody of cooking and entertaining shows, set in the world of Pee-wee's Playhouse.

 

Get out of my head!  When I was trying to sell this series to my brother,  I told him it's "Martha Stewart meets Pee-Wee's Playhouse."

On 11/8/2017 at 6:15 PM, Morbs said:

its friday night, gunna get drunk, gunna get laid, gunna be late on monday

 

This song has become a Friday ritual for my husband and me!  You have to do the jaunty little dance to get the full effect.  

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This is a little off topic, but I recently watched the first episode of Portlandia.  I have never seen any other episode of Portlandia, just to make that clear.

Anyway, the entire time I was watching it, I kept thinking that "This type of humor is very similar to the Amy Sedaris show".  

Especially The Lady Who Lives in the Woods.  She would be equally at home on either show, IMO.

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I loved that Stephen Colbert was on the show.  I had forgotten that he and Amy worked together on “Strangers With Candy.”  I also love her recordings on the audios of David’s books. I just found out that their sister, Tiffany passed.  Amy said she did the show to kind of distract her from the grief.  

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So glad Amy is coming back for a 2nd season.  There was a 2 minute preview showing some of her guest stars, enemies and friends.  I captured some screen shots of some of the characters (Amy, Patty Hogg, Nutmeg, etc.) - her show is so querky and odd which is why I like it.

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A few more screen shots as the site only allows a certain total size of uploads.  If these characters are but a taste of what the 2nd season has to offer then it should be a good one!

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"How do you keep a teenager engaged? I've always said, keep their hands busy, and their genitals will follow." Wait, I think I see a flaw in that plan.

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I liked when they showed the teenager's feet next to the tree, I was sure that he had hanged himself.

The boy will never forget his first knife.

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On 11/9/2017 at 11:40 AM, marketdoctor said:

It's kind of an American, female-centric version of The Red Green Show, or an off-the-rails spoof of sewing/craft and cooking shows.  Though the comparison to Pee-Wee's Playhouse is awesomely accurate.

I know this is a really old comment to reply to, but I used to LOVE The Red Green Show. Keep your stick on the ice!

Loving this show so much, too. Murdercide is my favorite so far. I've watched it about 3 times now, and it's just as funny on re-watching. But the Amy-sicle mooning over Yves St. Au Jus at the end of the hat show will stay with me for a loooooong time.

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On 3/1/2019 at 6:58 PM, carrps said:

But the Amy-sicle mooning over Yves St. Au Jus at the end of the hat show will stay with me for a loooooong time.

“I’m allergic to stuffed” and it just got better from there.

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This last episode was a sendoff of The Ghost and Mrs Muir.  I wonder if we'll ever see the Captain again?

It was funny how he was talking about how the body we take into the afterlife is the one we die with, and he let her know that if she lived too long and got too old he wouldn't be interested.

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I liked when Amy was pointing with her cigarette, which bowl to put which ingredients into and cigarette ash fell into each bowl as she did it.

I liked that the book that Michael Stipe read his poem from had the title "Tassels" gold embossed on the cover.

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On 3/27/2019 at 7:09 PM, AnimeMania said:

I liked when Amy was pointing with her cigarette, which bowl to put which ingredients into and cigarette ash fell into each bowl as she did it.

Amy's sense of humor is so off the wall.  I liked how she was giggling as she was throwing away the cupcakes Susan Sarandon brought in.

I had been thinking this season was a little weak, but the Anniversary show might have been the best episode yet.

I've said too much, I've said too much!

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6 hours ago, rmontro said:

I've said too much, I've said too much!

I'm slightly embarrased to admit how much I say this on a daily basis.

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At Home with Amy Sedaris: Season 2: Episode 6: Halloween

I really enjoyed this episode, it was probably the most even of the episodes, with laughs all the way through. Kicking people down the stairs is never not funny. Chassie put the whole eggs into the feetloaf even though there was shelled eggs in the bowl next to the whole ones. Nutmeg rubs her butt on the chair as a trick because she didn't like Amy's treat. Least funny moment was the giant pumpkin crushing the villian, they needed something a little more creative for the climax of a Rube Goldberg device.

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At Home with Amy Sedaris: Season 2: Episode 7: Hospital-Tality

Amy is wearing an apron that has a woman's body, a lion's head, with a woman's hair.

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1 hour ago, 17wheatthins said:

I'm gonna get drunk and have sex with strangers! I call it The Hootch Smooch,,

I will give you my hoochie coochie.

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Yay, Ann Dowd! Always so great to see her, even though her role on The Handmaid's Tale has been branded so indelibly in my mind that when she pops up in other places, it always seems somehow menacing... Fortunately, that doesn't override my happiness that she's there!

Some good stuff going on in this episode. I agree with the poster upthread who said this season hasn't been quite as strong as the first. There have been enough solid episodes to keep me on board, but I'm a bit disappointed to see the show leaning in to some of the things I liked least about the first season. I know it's just a matter of preference, not quality, but I'm never really a fan of using cruelty as a source of humour. It just never makes me laugh. I think Amy is at her best when she is good-natured, but out of her depth dealing with the absurdity of the wacky characters around her (Like when she's trying desperately to carry on a cheerful, pleasant conversation with the knife guy, and his every response just gets darker and creepier), rather than when she's unfairly berating her underlings or acting nastily egotistical. I'm disappointed to see that Amy's mean streak is getting a bit more play this season - it really kills the comedy for me, and it makes it hard to figure out how we're supposed to feel about Amy as a character. Chassie Tucker's been off this season, too. I simply don't see the humour in having her come in, act openly resentful or hostile about being there, and then leave. What's the joke? I'm glad, though, to see her getting a bit more to do these past few episodes, which will hopefully help to give her character some more clearly defined sense of purpose.

(By the way, am I overthinking things, or is her name a joke on the fact that her character is played by a man? Given that a "chassis" is a sort of undercarriage or foundational structure of a vehicle, does this mean that Chassie Tucker is someone who... tucks? Her... undercarriage?)

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What other show would have tributes to Wait Until Dark AND Million Dollar Baby?  And I LOL'd at the line "I accidentally did most of the drugs."  Best episode yet.

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1 hour ago, One Imaginary Girl said:

What other show would have tributes to Wait Until Dark AND Million Dollar Baby?  And I LOL'd at the line "I accidentally did most of the drugs."  Best episode yet.

I love the movie references on this show. They're not obscure, but they also aren't films that are frequently referenced in pop culture, so you'd have to be a movie fan to recognize them. My favorite was the Halloween episode tribute to Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte. I also liked Leslie's dressing in drag and Patti's obliviousness. Who was the singer he was imitating?

Amy also gets some primo guest stars -- Susan Sarandon, Jessica Walter, Juliette Lewis, etc.

Did anyone else notice that the actor who plays Chassie was one of the singers in the Anniversary episode?

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They sped up the crafting theme song because Amy was in a hurry to make her fake turkey.

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That was a hysterical take-down? Of...Big Sugar? Now excuse me while I go eat a bear claw severed human limb.

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That sugar episode was one of my favorite so far, even though it was pretty goofy.  Or maybe because of it.  I liked the part where the Lady who lives in the Woods got stung by the bees that the bear riled up.  I also always get a kick out of how passive aggressive she is with her partner, Esther.

Maybe I could relate to it all because I have a small sugar addiction myself.

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That food is to be rationed among us equally!

Equally?

Everybody knows some of us are more "equal" than others.... pig told me that.

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On 4/13/2019 at 4:29 PM, Slovenly Muse said:

(By the way, am I overthinking things, or is her name a joke on the fact that her character is played by a man? Given that a "chassis" is a sort of undercarriage or foundational structure of a vehicle, does this mean that Chassie Tucker is someone who... tucks? Her... undercarriage?)

That has definitely always been my take on Chassie's name. 

I've looked in vain for Season 1 on DVD. It would make a great gift for my brother.

My spouse and I have found the second season even funnier than the first. The movie parodies have been amazing.

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What is that small beautiful green bowl she has on the counter -- is it Pyrex or Jadeite? Or something else? Does anyone know--I must have it at all costs! Ah've said too much, ah've said too muuuch!

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Like the ones in this pic?  Looks like Fire King Jadeite to me.  I thought Martha Stewart had bought up every piece of that in existence (I'm only partly kidding), but there's a bunch of them for sale on Etsy.  Probably worth checking eBay as well.

Act fast.  My whole kitchen is that color.  I may buy up whatever Martha hasn't hogged.  (See what I did there?!)

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I found a few on Ebay! When I first saw it on Amy's show, the shape looked so Pyrex, but the color is so Fire King. Coincidentally, I have also been rewatching Buffy, and noticed that Giles has a Jadeite mug!

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