Unforgotten Realms: Sir Schmoopy and the Philosopher's Shiny Rocks

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WITHOUT A DOUBT! The Worst episode of unforgotten Realms! Barely any jokes, just some story line explained by the one character...

SirSchmoopy:

The length is what it is. You do not pay for this show and it has to make a buck. The time you get is the time you get. Ratgina only had so much in it to tell and adding the next part of the story would either make it too long or I would just be adding in filler to make it longer then it needs to be. If you think the length is hurting the show well I got a news flash for you, it was either reduce the length or stop doing the show and if you think the latter was a better idea well sorry, I don't.

You got two options. Stop watching or wait. Telling me episodes are short and unfunny means nothing in the long run to me. Thats perspective and your crying about a couple recent episodes. From where I'm sitting your 1 in 100 comments telling me you didn't think something was funny. If your looking for Dungeons and Dragons Seinfeld then sorry but I have moved pass that.

A few things

First: I was unaware of who I was talking to before. I had assumed that I was simply talking to yet another fan-boy.

Open mouth, insert foot I suppose.

I was rude, derisive and, quite frankly, a bit of an asshole.

For that I apologize.

Had I known I was talking to the person who makes the show I would have phrased that in a much more polite and considerate way. I still stand by my previous points, however, badly put though they were.

Second: I'm not saying that I hate the show or that I think it's bad. I enjoy the show and watch it every week. I simply do not think that the recent episodes have been as good as some of the earlier ones. That does not mean I think the show should end, far from it.

Third: As to the length, I understand about filler and not wanting to artificially lengthen the episodes, but I was referring to the general trend and simply used Ratgina as an example. Your comments about this episode's length not being indicative of a return to longer episodes saddens me, because the length of the initial episodes was one of the things that brought me to the series in the first place. I think that it made the episodes actually feel like they were smaller stories that tied together to form a larger over-arching plot. The shorter episodes just feel like pieces and parts to a story with no individual coherence.

Finally, I openly admit that this is all my own opinion and that you are under no obligation to even acknowledge it let alone change anything because of it. I'm a fan of the first and second seasons and as Yahtzee says, "fans are clinging complaining dipshits that will never be happy with any concession you make. The sooner you block out their shrill tremulous voices the happier you'll be." Besides, the comments section is there so people can discuss the show, good or bad.

I, however, will be sure to post my complaints in a more agreeable way from here on out, now that I know you actually read them.

Me like UR. I've been with it since the beginning...ahhhhhh
*dreamy flashback musical montoge set to stairway to heaven*
Good times...goooooood times

Wow is it just me or is there someone each week that says somthing stupid enough that rob has to personally abuse them whatever happened to if you have nothing good to say dont say anything at all really each and every episode has been perfectly fine it may be slightly flawed in that the show isnt as funny as it used to be but like rob says we get this for free so we really have no right to complain he does his best and has to apeal to many different audiences so that he keeps people interested if i were him i wouldve said up yours by now and given up or made the show pay per view

on a positive note this was a good episode ive been waiting for rob to mock harry potter or atleast take the piss out of it wich he has done quite well kudos rob kudos

See, that's something that I am continually perplexed by the more I post in forums dedicated to a specific show/game/etc. People are very unreceptive of negative criticism about the subject matter. Now, admittedly, the way I posted that criticism was overly harsh and I have already apologized to Mr. Moran. In my defense I am new to the site and was unaware that the contributors actually read the comments. Most websites I visit that is not the case.

@Anti-noob. I also like the show; I wouldn't bother posting here if I didn't. I just have some things about it that I don't like. It's possible to enjoy something and not like every little thing about it.

If you're not supposed to post negative comments in the forum, then what is the forum for? Is it really just to spout platitudes about how the subject matter is absolutely perfect? Is it a meeting ground for only the most die-hard fan-boys who wear rose-tinted glasses and the first negative thought incurs a permanent ban?

And in regards to whether or not the show should be free: there are a myriad of internet shows and serials out there, and nearly all of them are free. Don't think just because we're not paying for it that they are not getting paid. Advertisers pay money based on how many times a site is visited that has their add displayed. So while viewer may not pay directly, their traffic is what generates the income from the shows. Much as I like Unforgotten Realms, I don't think it's worth paying for. At least not each episode. A DVD collection like RT does might be worth it, but that's a lot of work I'm sure, especially since I think that Mr. Moran does all the production on his own.

There are pretty much many explanations episode 28 or 29 can't remember they introduce the dragon warrior, wich also could be the ancester of schmoopy since he's the steph father of the hole bunch james etc. ...
Also the Dragon warrior is a sorcerer he might be a student/ teacher on hogwats.
And if timmy gave a nader gem to an ancester of schmoopy, elamous they are planning to hide one gem so they actually don't need to fight for it since they are keeping it seperate or however you spell it :)
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You guys this show is free you can be critic if you don't like it just gtfo.

awesome, just like harry potter especially the intro with the tune

SirSchmoopy:

Krantos:

SirSchmoopy:

Krantos:
You know, what started as a hilariously tongue in cheek take on Role-playing has just become another lame rip off of nearly everything. I mean, the only funny thing was Douglas catching fire, and not a damn thing was original. At least they're back to the proper length again.

Oh, And I was very sad they missed the obvious joke of calling the school Hogwash.

So what started out as a parody of gaming culture is still a parody of gaming culture and that is not a proper length and I would not be expecting it as the norm.

Actually I don't see any Gaming parody in this episode. I see a literary parody that fails because one of the requirements for parody is that it actually has to be, you know, funny.

And by 'proper length' I was referring to the fact that the original episodes, back when it actually was a parody of gaming culture and laugh your ass off funny, were all about 10-15 minutes in length. Now, with recent episodes capping off at about 5-7 minutes with a minute long intro and the unnecessary and unfunny narration at the end which also goes on for a minute or two, there is barely anytime for actual plot or jokes. The episode Ratgina, for instance, had only about 3 1/2 minutes that was actually a part of the show.

The length is what it is. You do not pay for this show and it has to make a buck. The time you get is the time you get. Ratgina only had so much in it to tell and adding the next part of the story would either make it too long or I would just be adding in filler to make it longer then it needs to be. If you think the length is hurting the show well I got a news flash for you, it was either reduce the length or stop doing the show and if you think the latter was a better idea well sorry, I don't.

You got two options. Stop watching or wait. Telling me episodes are short and unfunny means nothing in the long run to me. Thats perspective and your crying about a couple recent episodes. From where I'm sitting your 1 in 100 comments telling me you didn't think something was funny. If your looking for Dungeons and Dragons Seinfeld then sorry but I have moved pass that.

I have being watching for like 15-17 weeks now if people want to continue watching this show they just have to be patient like you need to be for every show.
If you want a good episode just be patient thats my opinion if you don't like it just go watch another show.
Rob keep it up you're doing great.

I enjoy the episode, quite a lot. And for all of those who cry and whine about there being no jokes, there has to still be a storyline episode every now and then, not just random funny things schmoopy does. So stop crying about how it lacks jokes and such.

As much as I disagree with him, Krantos brings up very good points. He has every right to say what he wants about the show, and Rob has every right to defend himself. If Krantos doesn't like something about the show, he should try to give feedback, even if noone agrees with him. If he says something like that, Rob may, notice MAY, take it to heart and think of it as something to work on. There are always improvements to be made, even to a Legendary Hero. It just makes them more Legendary-er. I, for instance, miss "The following episode..." from season 1 i believe...? However, i don't expect Rob to instantly change everything about the show to accustom it to what I want, so I find alot of enjoyment in the show despite that lack of somehting I found very funny. And that's what Krantos is trying to say. He likes it, but it could be better.

To Krantos: You said that you didn't know that the creators read the comments? As far as I know, that's just Rob pretty much. He likes to see what people think, and defend himself if there is negative feedback.

The Anti Noob:
As much as I disagree with him, Krantos brings up very good points. He has every right to say what he wants about the show, and Rob has every right to defend himself. If Krantos doesn't like something about the show, he should try to give feedback, even if noone agrees with him. If he says something like that, Rob may, notice MAY, take it to heart and think of it as something to work on. There are always improvements to be made, even to a Legendary Hero. It just makes them more Legendary-er. I, for instance, miss "The following episode..." from season 1 i believe...? However, i don't expect Rob to instantly change everything about the show to accustom it to what I want, so I find alot of enjoyment in the show despite that lack of somehting I found very funny. And that's what Krantos is trying to say. He likes it, but it could be better.

To Krantos: You said that you didn't know that the creators read the comments? As far as I know, that's just Rob pretty much. He likes to see what people think, and defend himself if there is negative feedback.

I agree everyone is free to give he's opinion but not to stab someone in the back becuase you think he wont read it.;)

It's not stabbing in the Back. There are just somethings you don't say to a person. For example, say you're walking down the street with your friend and you see someone with an incredibly large nose. You might say to your friend, "Wow, that guy has a huge nose." But you wouldn't go up to the guy and say it.

Likewise, I may have been upset about the latest episode, but I wouldn't have phrased it the way I did if I had known the person who made it was going to read it.

The Anti Noob:

To Krantos: You said that you didn't know that the creators read the comments? As far as I know, that's just Rob pretty much. He likes to see what people think, and defend himself if there is negative feedback.

There is only one creator btw. I do the entire show by myself every week.

Krantos:
It's not stabbing in the Back. There are just somethings you don't say to a person. For example, say you're walking down the street with your friend and you see someone with an incredibly large nose. You might say to your friend, "Wow, that guy has a huge nose." But you wouldn't go up to the guy and say it.

Likewise, I may have been upset about the latest episode, but I wouldn't have phrased it the way I did if I had known the person who made it was going to read it.

Agreed,but posting it on a forum isnt really something smart instead of just keeping it for you're own and just be dissapointed and w8 for the next episode.

When is the next one?

S-Unleashed:
When is the next one?

One comes out every thursday, unless he's switching back to every other week and ten minute episodes.

I have to say, though...

I f****** hate all the harry potter jokes. Why? Because they're hopelessly overdone.

And if this is in the past (and judging from a lot of stuff, 840-1200 years into the past) why is Madame Powerful enchantress of this town here?

SirSchmoopy:

The Anti Noob:

To Krantos: You said that you didn't know that the creators read the comments? As far as I know, that's just Rob pretty much. He likes to see what people think, and defend himself if there is negative feedback.

There is only one creator btw. I do the entire show by myself every week.

I know you do I was talking about The Escapist in general.

I'm starting to come to this site more for new UR stuff than ZP once again(along with re-visiting older UR eps). Season 3 has been a nice mix of humor and story. Thanks for the eps and the hard work, Rob. :)

My favorite line of the season still has to be the seemingly under-appreciated: "In all my years of announcing arena shit..."

Enjoy Canada day week off, providing they let you have it off this year like last.

Nickisimo:
I'm starting to come to this site more for new UR stuff than ZP once again(along with re-visiting older UR eps). Season 3 has been a nice mix of humor and story. Thanks for the eps and the hard work, Rob. :)

My favorite line of the season still has to be the seemingly under-appreciated: "In all my years of announcing arena shit..."

My fav is probably "Hey, this wolf has 2 hearts!"

im Not saying you cant have an opinion im hust saying it could at least be constructive rather than bland stabs at the show also my post was not directed just at you krantos it was directed at everyone who just points out the bad in the episode rather than saying things like "I liked this part of the episode but thought this bit was lacking (in whatever you didnt like about it)" that way you avoid arguements with rob because you`ve been constructive about the way you worded your opinion

I love this series but lately they've reverted back to nothing but talking to NPCs. Where is the action? Where is the comedic wit i have come to expect? I really hope that you can get back to the humor that drew me into the first few episodes.

cavsfan69:
I love this series but lately they've reverted back to nothing but talking to NPCs. Where is the action? Where is the comedic wit i have come to expect? I really hope that you can get back to the humor that drew me into the first few episodes.

That's a trademark of this series. Every time Rob hones in on the story for a while and you expect to see a continuation of that he hits you with a gem like "Question Mark Face". I'll admit sometimes it's a little too distracting but when I think of what's made this series great it's been the asides of ROAMIN and Garry or Timmy the Evil and Professor Walrus...just offbeat stuff that works for whatever reason. The nice part of all that is you never really know what you're going to get each week.

One thing i've noticed is that Rob has a definite pattern to seasons: first few episodes are mostly comedy, then a bunch of storyline, followed by a real winner (One example is my favorite line in season 2: "Will we ever find out why Roamin, a crime solving rank eleven paladin, had an EXTRA jar of pee?") Then a couple of well mixed, then right at the end he sets it up for a last episode filled with epic win, then in the first couple of the next season he does comedy again.

... Well, something like that anyway.

I think he did take Canada week off its 11:21 here so unless he puts it up in 1 hour and 36 minutes or friday / saturday he did and you know what a damn good thing he did

i think that sir schmmopie either becomes the dragon warrior, or maybe abraham (possible the phone call to the judge remember) or he and elimus find a way back to stop malestrum. and i think schmmopie somehow does something to douglas thats makes him timmy the evil not sure if it's true or not just saying. Really awesome videos dude don't stop making them.

nice episode, especially with the harry potter intro but why is it taking so long to upload episode 48, its already friday here (holland)there normally uploaded on thursday between 6 and 10 o'clock why hasn't it now?

where is my UR? :(

What's up is episode 48 taking so long to upload was it 2 soon to reveal what the nader gems really do, but im pretty sure he'll have it uploaded today sometime in the afternoon maybe.

SirSchmoopy:

Dartinin:
ok ill admit it i couldn't bring myself to watch more then 1:10 of this video before giving up 0_0 i can only take so much of ur humor and this is just too much 0_0 its overly stupid(in the I'm ripping off something to make fun of it way) so I'm going to have to sadly say that after all this time i might just have to give the unforgotten realms a breather break lol well i wish you luck and hope u have many more years of funny time joke making lol ^_^
-best wishes Darth

The first 1:10 doesn't even get you past the intro.

Troll less.

wow someone actually commented on my comment >.> i was not trying to troll i was just expressing my disappointment ... and if that's the intro i don't think i want to see the episode v.v i honestly loved UR when it came out and now i just disappointed in it v.v but then that's my opinion and that's all it is and if u have some problem with it then don't read what i have to say lol but i do want to thank you for reading and commenting it >.> i have some mixed feelings here >.>

milomalo:
where is my UR? :(

UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR <--- I'm chanting

Is there no episode this week? That makes me a sad panda.
I don't mind if Rob wants a week off but it would've been nice if he'd said there wasn't going to be an episode this week, I've been eagerly anticipating it and now I'm just disappointed.

Krantos:

Your comments about this episode's length not being indicative of a return to longer episodes saddens me, because the length of the initial episodes was one of the things that brought me to the series in the first place.

Well, the first season episodes (and some of second season) were much longer because they were released once every two weeks, Rob needed to start making weekly episodes due to (what I assume to be) getting a larger fanbase (lets face it, not a lot of people outside of the more 'hardcore' fans would bother waiting that long, or even notice it if it wasn't weekly) and money (more episodes= more money, not to say that he's greedy but if he's going to be making this show he should earn some money). But I don't see why you put it here as this was the longest episode in quite a while.

I admit, I get a bit disappointed with the show sometimes, but it always brings me back in with another episode, which is nice.

Ickabod:

milomalo:
where is my UR? :(

UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR <--- I'm chanting

UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR UR !!!

or at least a note... or something :(

Kumomaru:

Nickisimo:
I'm starting to come to this site more for new UR stuff than ZP once again(along with re-visiting older UR eps). Season 3 has been a nice mix of humor and story. Thanks for the eps and the hard work, Rob. :)

My favorite line of the season still has to be the seemingly under-appreciated: "In all my years of announcing arena shit..."

My fav is probably "Hey, this wolf has 2 hearts!"

i think mine so far for this season is probably Mike's "u figure out that a figure shit out check does not exist."
although i change my mind a lot cuz there are a lot of good ones even with this season being only 7 episodes in

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