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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    The problem with him is he needs writers to make him funny. His impressions are good, but what he says (the writing) isn't.

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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Is he the one who does it on Tom and Bob?
    Yep. It's a pretty spot-on impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I've never quite understood the whole stand-up comedian to sitcom star thing. Shouldn't they become writers, not lead actors?
    I don't know I think we'd have all been done a huge disservice if Jerry Seinfeld decided not to star in his show.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Is he the one who does it on Tom and Bob?
    Actually they have a different guy who does Rome regularly on the show but they have Frank on quite often and when Frank is on the show that guy will "call in" and they'll do both do Rome talking to each other. But Caliendo's is much better than the other guy's.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie View Post
    Yep. It's a pretty spot-on impression.

    I have a friend who uses it as his ring tone.
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    Actually they have a different guy who does Rome regularly on the show but they have Frank on quite often and when Frank is on the show that guy will "call in" and they'll do both do Rome talking to each other. But Caliendo's is much better than the other guy's.

    Well, whoever does it is spot on. They have the inflections and the pauses down and everything. I heard it once and I was LMAO.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Actually they have a different guy who does Rome regularly on the show but they have Frank on quite often and when Frank is on the show that guy will "call in" and they'll do both do Rome talking to each other. But Caliendo's is much better than the other guy's.
    Its Ron Sexton that does the Rome impression when they have dueling Romes. Sexton also does Donny Baker, Ken Tarmac and Floyd Tucker the over the road trucker.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Frank Calliendo is this generations Rich Little IMO, does good impressions but really has no other act.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I've never quite understood the whole stand-up comedian to sitcom star thing. Shouldn't they become writers, not lead actors?
    Comics work in front of an audience and have a good idea of what works and what doesn't. It makes some sense to cast them rather than have them write. When it works, it often works really well.

    The Cosby Show, Full House, Rosanne, Home Improvement, Sienfeld, and Everybody Loves Raymond are good examples of established comics raking in piles of money for the networks.

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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Is he the one who does it on Tom and Bob?
    I think so. I was a little confused when I saw Tom and Bob. I usually think of it as Bob and Tom. I love his videoes. I will watch the first episode. I hope it's a good show.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I think so. I was a little confused when I saw Tom and Bob.
    I'm obviously not a regular listener.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I don't know I think we'd have all been done a huge disservice if Jerry Seinfeld decided not to star in his show.
    I agree; but he had a writer by the name of Larry David that IMO made that show. If you'll notice, once David left, the show was gone after the next year and not even Seinfeld could sustain the show.

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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Frank Calliendo is this generations Rich Little IMO, does good impressions but really has no other act.
    Some may not remember him. but I think David Frye was better then Rich Little.
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Some may not remember him. but I think David Frye was better then Rich Little.

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    Rich Little- dead oir alive?
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    Re: Frank TV? Funny?

    I used to like Frank. Thought he was pretty funny.

    Now I'd like to kill him.

    Is it possible to completely overexpose a performer before the show even starts?

    I think it is.
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