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By Far the Absolute Most Uncomfortable Episode of All Time.


I had no idea whether to laugh or look away. It was hilarious but also extremely uncomfortable at all times. I am still waiting for Nathan to pull off a mask and reveal himself as Andy Kaufman.

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I hope they immediately came clean with the woman that they duped into a relationship with the guy Nathan impersonated.

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"After telling her a camera crew was following me, because I was going to be performing a death defying wire walk, she instantly agreed to go on a date."

Translation: She did this for the fame, and, because of that, is owed very little, if anything.

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I honestly don't care if they came clean about the guy. She probably knew ahead of time anyway.

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Fake Manager: "The gunman was killed, it's safe to move freely around the hotel"
Grandmother: "Someone was killed in the hotel?"
Nathan: "With Corey's grandparents at ease..."

Nathan: "Corey, are you ready to be a hero?"
Corey: "Uh, I guess we have it all set up, so uh kind of got to do it now... Umm..."
Nathan: "With Corey on board..."


Nathan is fantastic.

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Love it.




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Nathan is totally insane.That was the most compelling ,twisted episode I've watched.They should have told the audience what happened after the show, an epilogue.

That's just my two cents.

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This was my first episode and I'm not impressed. A lot of people were conned into thinking he was going to do something heroic for charity. I'd be curious to hear what people thought when they found out the truth. As a rule, people don't like to be made to look stupid and react badly.

What kind of "future" was he going to have when the truth was revealed? What was the point? Was it that lies and deception will get you laid and people will like you? All of this for $5000? A national hero? Don't think so.

Fail

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Well this being your first episode id suggest you watch more. All of Nathans ideas fail. Thats kind of the underlying joke of everything. That even when hes successful...its still absurd. Nathans goal wasnt to make the kid a national hero; his goal is to make a comedy show and also to play on peoples perceptions.

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I didn't say I was writing off the whole show. I hate that. This particular episode just didn't do it for me. As for it not being his goal to make him a national hero, it may not have been his goal but he kept drumming that into the guy's head. I love twisted humor as much as anyone else, but I didn't find the idea of taking advantage of people's good intentions funny. I'm sure the show will do just fine without my approval.

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It's supposed to be a satire I think. With all of the buzz and talk about trying to save small businesses in America, it's really pathetic when you think about what some of them offer, and how they can only compete with weird off the wall, random tactics.

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You are exactly the kind of person this show is NOT made for

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You don't get the show.

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This was my first episode and I'm not impressed. A lot of people were conned into thinking he was going to do something heroic for charity. I'd be curious to hear what people thought when they found out the truth. As a rule, people don't like to be made to look stupid and react badly.


I can have a laugh at myself if I was made to look badly for a laugh.

People who couldn't see the humor in it.. who cares about them anyway?

Dour serious people who take everything seriously deserve all the moral indignation and outrage they can muster.



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I definitely had to look away at times, specially anytime his "girlfriend" appeared on screen after the wire walking

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Yes, this episode definitely brought Andy Kaufman to mind. I wasn't too fond of this episode though, I chuckled a couple of times but not like the usual LOL'ing Nathan gets out of me. It just seemed much more like trickery and less comedy. I wonder if he ever gets recognized and this was a way to avoid that. Hopefully this is not the direction he starts taking the show

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Agreed. This episode was less funny and more just dark and twisted. I almost hope this one wasn't 100% real.

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Yeah it was not that funny and too bizarre. The dude kissing on the girl he had never met before was very weird, like Nathan unleashed this mentally ill guy on this unsuspecting girl as a result of fraud. I mean if I went on a blind date and this guy said he was walking on a tight rope to raise money, I would think that's cool and interesting. Plus Nathan was charming and nice on the date. Nothing wrong with feeling that way. It wasn't going to make tight rope walker famous, just interesting so there was no reason to trash her trust and interest in his guy on such a deceptive level like she was a fame whore.

It was by far the worst joke out of the three seasons. I think Nathan got lost in the tight rope aspect of it and forgot the humor and what it was going to add up to. I give it 2 out of 10 stars but I think this was the best season overall.

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are some of you people kidding.. this was far and away his most hilarious episode. Maybe the humor is just too dark for you but what he pulled off was staggering. It was the single most brilliant half hour of comedy I have seen on television.

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are some of you people kidding.. this was far and away his most hilarious episode. Maybe the humor is just too dark for you but what he pulled off was staggering. It was the single most brilliant half hour of comedy I have seen on television.


I agree.

It was one of the two episodes I watched that got me hooked on the show.

I loved how he put a bag over the guys head and flew him out into the middle of nowhere for a week.

The entire episode was excellent.


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Yes! The shot from the helicopter flying away from him just being abandoned in a caravan in the desert for two weeks was priceless.

I love that they play into Nathan's pathos as well, with his dead stare as they took the prosthetics off, intercut with the adulation given to the real Corey.

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