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Zeeboe
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:33 pm  Reply with quote



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Did anyone else here use to watch that show back in the 1990's on TNT? I loved it. It was one of my favorite shows.

When I was younger, I wasn't allowed to watch horror movies, but every now and then, I was able to sneak by my parents, and watch them, and I often would watch most of them on the Joe Bob Briggs show. Because I was young, and not use to scary films, and despite the editing of the films on TNT, the movies he'd show would freak me out, but then good ol' Joe Bob Briggs would show up during the intermission of the movie, and help take the edge off by being really funny. He was a great source of comic relief.

I remember I met Joe Bob Briggs and got my picture taken with him, and got his autograph, and shook his hand just about four years ago at one of his book signings at the Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin, Texas. I was so nervous that night, I was shaking. I felt like such a dork later. Smile But who could blame me? He was the man who introduced me to the world of horror. He was real nice too. I hope to meet him again one day.
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Frostbyte13
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:07 pm  Reply with quote



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I used to watch it regularly. I also loved the show.
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Zeeboe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:58 pm  Reply with quote



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I remember in Halloween 1998, he had a Friday the 13th marathon, and that was the first time I had seen a few of the Friday the 13th films. Someone posted clips of different parts from that show on YouTube, and I watched it yesterday, and it brought back some wonderful memories.

You know, one of the many things I loved about this show was that Joe Bob Briggs could make lonely guys like me not feel like losers for sitting at home watching TV on a Saturday night. lol. It's like he was right there with you, entertaining you, and keeping you company.

I'd love it if this show were to ever comeback one day.
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Legba
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:29 pm  Reply with quote



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Aw man Joe Bob's great. He's one of the few inimitable genre personalities left, although there's plenty with a sorta bad movie shtick, none with his witty candor. His commentary on Samurai Cop is can't miss stuff.
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LivingDeadPunk
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:36 am  Reply with quote



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Joe Bob is awesome. Not only did I watch Monstervision, but I used to dig on Joe Bob's Drive-in on The Movie Channel back in the pre-Monstervision Days.
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Count Zartro
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:33 pm  Reply with quote



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Zeeboe wrote:


You know, one of the many things I loved about this show was that Joe Bob Briggs could make lonely guys like me not feel like losers for sitting at home watching TV on a Saturday night. lol. It's like he was right there with you, entertaining you, and keeping you company.



I couldn't have said it better. I loved Monstervision, I had heard tales of his Drive In show back in the day, but I didn't have access to it.

I loved Joe Bob because he would talk about all the stuff in movies that me and my friends would laugh about, I remember when he broke down Crispin Glovers dance in Friday 4.
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FilmCritic3000
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:30 am  Reply with quote



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In the '90s, there was nothing better than turning on TNT on a Saturday night for a MonsterVision double feature, followed by 100% Weird, which was usually a terrifically awful B-movie from the '50s or a drive-in b-movie from the '70s involving Satanism.

You'd think G4 or another enterprising cable or movie channel would bring Joe Bob back for another go-round. We need his drive-in totals now more than ever.
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Kid A
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:02 pm  Reply with quote



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Legba wrote:
Aw man Joe Bob's great. He's one of the few inimitable genre personalities left, although there's plenty with a sorta bad movie shtick, none with his witty candor. His commentary on Samurai Cop is can't miss stuff.


His commentary on Samurai Cop is the ONLY reason the DVD is worthy owning. It is hilarious. I haven't even seen the movie without his commentary, but I can imagine it is unwatchable. Joe Bob definitely needs to come back to television or even an online thing would be cool.
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phantasmzombie
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:33 pm  Reply with quote



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I also remember his Friday the 13th marathon, it was awesome. I have to say, watching TNT Monstervision when I was a kid might be one of the biggest reasons I am such a horror movie fan today. He is coming to Horror Hound Weekend in Indianapolis next March, I plan on attending.

His DVD commentary of I Spit On Your Grave is priceless.
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vorodex999
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:38 pm  Reply with quote



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ANyone ever read his books. Quite funny and genius
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Terminal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:20 am  Reply with quote



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Ahh those were the days. That's before TNT became the Lifetime channel playing all those dumb shows with middle aged B actresses solving crimes. I used to see so many bad C grade movies, but it was so much fun! I also used to watch the pornos that had all the sex cut out.

Little known fact: Porno without the sex is pretty boring.

Very Happy
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:37 am  Reply with quote



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LOVE da BRIGGS BEAST!

GIGANTO-PROPS to Joe!

I'd invest over $500 into film where he gets to be "Bruce" ala Bubba Ho Tep and improv a lot of script with interspersed anecdotes of horror-film-acumen.

If it was filmed in Australia.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:10 am  Reply with quote



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"Monstervision" was the "Chiller Theatre" of the 90's. Briggs was better than Seymour, too.
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:46 am  Reply with quote



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I'd go so far as to say the only host better than JBB was...

(drum roll and high hat, please...)

Bob Wilkins.

There, I said it. I won't take it back...
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