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Most and least accurate troupe names

Postby Brad Hawkins » September 28th, 2012, 3:05 pm

From a discussion between me and Kevin Miller:

<discussion of Kevin's project Three Blondes>

Me: I dislike dishonest troupe names. At least Three Hot Chicks DID have three hot chicks in it.

Kevin Miller: heh
Kevin Miller: Pgraph is not even CLOSE to being that shape!
Kevin Miller: My dad doesn't even KNOW Your Dad's Friends!
Kevin Miller: (Though none of the members of You're Not My Real Dad are my real dad, so, kudos for that)

Me: Sometimes it backfires. Several members of Journey to the Big Water have since moved near large bodies of water.


So what troupes do you figure have the most dishonest, misleading, or erroneous names, and why? Show your work.
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Postby Brad Hawkins » September 28th, 2012, 5:03 pm

Oh yeah, and conversely, which troupes have the most accurate names?

I'll start: Ratliff & Jackson does contain one person named Ratliff and one named Jackson.
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Postby poltergasm » September 28th, 2012, 5:05 pm

Nobody from UCB has, to my knowledge, run afoul of the law.
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Postby kbadr » September 28th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Zarzarmora does indeed contain a spanish-language, bulbous fruit.

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Postby Brad Hawkins » September 28th, 2012, 7:15 pm

INACCURATE: Furiously Missing are generally quite affable and easily-located.

ACCURATE: Many members of Junk do have male genitalia.
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Postby ChadW » September 29th, 2012, 12:35 am

I don't think Flying Theater Machine has maintained sufficient altitude to be counted as flying.

Violet Underbelly didn't show a single bare midriff, but it was frequently violet-- and violent, so I guess it wins 2-1 by pun.

RACKET rather lives up to its name, though.
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Postby Mike » September 29th, 2012, 12:44 am

The Frank Mills - I have never seen Mr. Mills perform.

Local Genius Society - Judgement withheld until I see their IQ tests and MENSA applications.
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Postby Brad Hawkins » September 29th, 2012, 8:12 am

Mike wrote:Local Genius Society - Judgement withheld until I see their IQ tests and MENSA applications.


Moot point. Since Mr. Pish is still a member of the troupe, they can definitely not be considered "local."

INACCURATE: Midnight Society plays at 10pm.
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Postby jillybee72 » September 29th, 2012, 3:39 pm

Well, at least the guys in Confidence Men act like they're confident. I cannot see inside their souls.

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Postby Ruby W. » September 29th, 2012, 7:19 pm

The Escorts have definitely escorted someone to their car at one point or another.
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Postby Chuy! » September 30th, 2012, 2:57 am

Accurate: Your Dad's Friends... I am a friend of Ryan Hill, Gloria Bankler, and Jessica Arjet... All with kids...

Inaccurate: Squirrel Buddies... They are not squirrels...
Chicken Fried Steak and all that...
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Postby Jessica » September 30th, 2012, 8:05 am

The flying theater machine flies every sunday.

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Postby Jessica » September 30th, 2012, 8:16 am

Firth&Arjet - very accurate.

In Our Prime - ummm.... I think I'll pass on commenting on that one :)


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Postby Brad Hawkins » September 30th, 2012, 10:32 am

Jessica wrote:The flying theater machine flies every sunday.

:p


But it is made of living, breathing people, not machines.
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Postby B. Tribe » September 30th, 2012, 10:44 am

INNACURATE: The Knuckleball Now has never collectively played catcher and called for a Knuckleball. They have collectively played catcher and called for a Slider, though. The Slider Now sounded too much like a lunch special so they changed it.
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