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Filip und Friedrich

January 30, 2012

It’s 27 days until the 84th Academy Awards and today a dark cloud has spread over the beautiful sky that is The Oscars 2012.

Well.. at least if you’re Swedish..

Swedish Channel 9 who is broadcasting the event has decided to bring back last year’s hugely criticized commentators Filip & Fredrik. I usually like them but they totally ruined last years Academy Awards event, which I clarified in last years Top Six Reasons For a Ruined Oscar Night.
I mean, when you have been waiting ages for something AND you stay up all night watching it (the event starts 3AM here due to the time difference) you don’t want someone talking over the entire thing with stupid comments bashing everyone and trying to be funny at the same time. Which they fail to be.

But regardless of last years critique, Channel 9 justifies the choice of bringing the commentators back and allowing them to do it all over again in the same style, by saying “we believe more people agreed with what they were doing than the ones who didn’t”.

Hmm, sounds like Germany 1939 all over again.
As you might have noticed in the past, I never use the word “fuck”. Mainly because I think it sounds vulgar. But if there was ever a time I would like to use it,  that time is now; in an attempt to clarify my feelings towards Channel 9’s decision. Brace yourselves, here we go. Fuck you Channel 9. Phew, THAT should’ve done it. Now I expect them to change their minds and just broadcast the event as is, without commentators.

Oh, and by the way, speaking of commentating the Academy Awards. We plan to live tweet the entire event. All we need to do is find a good enough stream that broadcasts the event over the Internet first, because who the hell wants to watch Channel 9 now? Not me, I don’t want to be labeled a Nazi sympathizer.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

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