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Why not a Comedian themed Pin?

By Charlemagne1987

51 days ago


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    “Which comedian would make the best pin?”

    • Robin Williams 6 votes
      5%
    • Richard Pryor 2 votes
      2%
    • Jerry Seinfeld 12 votes
      10%
    • Chris Rock 2 votes
      2%
    • Rodney Dangerfield 7 votes
      6%
    • Dave Chapelle 11 votes
      9%
    • George Carlin 7 votes
      6%
    • Larry the Cableguy 1 vote
      1%
    • None at all. It’s a stupid idea 69 votes
      59%

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    #1 51 days ago

    For everyone complaining about all the old rock themed machines, here’s one to consider. Why not a comedian themed game? Take Robin Williams for example. He had so many rapid fire quips and jokes they could easily fill a pin. The same with most major comedians, like Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, etc. And if they can make games from song lists of bands I’m sure they can from comedy routines. And if you think the jokes would get old after hearing them a lot, consider the success of comedy albums that used to be played over and over. Anybody have any thoughts on this?

    #2 51 days ago

    I can't think of a comedian that translates to long term enjoyment of a pin.
    Cheech and Chong are close.
    Rodney is for a different Generation.
    George Carlin would be a Cult Favorite but fails Mainstream.
    Modern Comedians usually are not funny.
    There is just not anyone out there Comedian -Wise that could sustain a pinball Theme.
    Do like Don Rickles though, how he insulted Famous People and they loved it.

    #3 51 days ago

    Ouch...can't grasp this one and im trying.

    #4 51 days ago

    Cheech and Chong "Up in Smoke" would be a good candidate.
    Anything else is suspect.

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    #6 51 days ago

    I used to play pinball. I still do, but I used to too.

    #7 51 days ago

    Maybe comedian plus movies they've starred in. Maybe.

    #8 51 days ago

    I think maybe it could work if the theme was "stand-up". You could be an aspiring comedian who has to visit various famous comics to collect jokes and then use them on the stage.

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    #9 51 days ago

    Nothing worse than hearing the same joke, over and over....

    #10 51 days ago
    Quoted from The_Pump_House:

    I used to play pinball. I still do, but I used to too.

    Miss that guy

    #11 51 days ago

    No

    #12 51 days ago

    Not unless the comedian has a mass-appeal shtick or library that transcends the comedy and vice versa, like Weird Al and his songs or Mel Brooks and his movies.

    #13 51 days ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Nothing worse than hearing the same joke, over and over....

    I agree. I think a stand-up comedy pin would get old pretty quick for that reason alone. I'm not really one to listen to comedy albums frequently, and especially not on repeat.

    Visual gags might be a better approach. Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Three Stooges, Marx Brothers...

    I think those would be much easier to work into progressive mode-based play.

    #14 51 days ago

    Maybe more like a comedy show like The Office, Parks and Rec, or 30 Rock. Something with good, funny actors, but a lot of assets to choose from. Could totally see Spooky or AP do this and would absolutely buy one.

    #15 51 days ago

    I am not sure how you could integrate the theme? What would be the goal? To hear a certain performance or joke? How would you progress through a game? Most games need some sort of tension - you do this so you can get that… or avoid something bad. Not sure how you could do that with a comedian unless it was something like Road Show where your progress across venues.

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    #17 51 days ago

    Great out of the box thinking! Stunned at the other comments slating some of the GOATs as “cult favorites”.

    Hard to imagine modes but I don’t think this is any different than a music pin

    #18 51 days ago

    how about something completely different?

    #19 51 days ago

    nah, humor in pinball officially ended when Williams closed their plant.

    #20 51 days ago
    Quoted from greenhornet:

    how about something completely different?

    There was a Monty Python computer video game I played back in the 90s. Really strange, but strangely addictive. I could see how it could work for a pin.

    A let's play video stream:

    Still as weird and strange as I remember

    [edit]: There's a built-in pinball game at 34:42

    #21 51 days ago

    A stand up pin would get no respect.

    No respect at all.

    rd

    Hey, I just noticed my initials are the same as Rodney Dangerfield. Who knew!

    #22 51 days ago
    Quoted from greenhornet:

    how about something completely different?

    Ben Heck and I both had Monty Python on our radars, but Ben called dibs first.

    #23 51 days ago
    Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

    Ben Heck and I both had Monty Python on our radars, but Ben called dibs first.

    Yeah I think everyone agrees that Monty Python translates very well to pinball. That's why it's been #1 on the top100 since its inception

    #24 51 days ago

    "Take my wife... for instance..."

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    #25 51 days ago

    I'm a fan of comedy and stand up but for a pinball machine it stinks. Jokes get old fast. Have u ever played SS, torture after a while.

    #26 51 days ago

    How about basing it on a generic standup comedian. Game has everything from an old old 1001 one-liners book loaded in the memory. The guy feeds you a setup from the top of the stack and you have to accomplish something really difficult to hear the setup again and the punchline. If you can't do it the joke gets stored back in the joke stack maybe 20 or 30 jokes from the top so you have to wait for it to come around again. That would drive anybody nuts. Rest of the time he just makes smartass remarks like he would say to a heckler or like Family Guy type stuff. Every joke 'solved' is tossed from the stack so you don't have to hear it again. Just pray the NVRAM chip the memory is on never gives out and you have to start over! Eh who am I kidding, non-licensed games are DOA.

    #27 51 days ago

    Wrong Comedian?

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    #28 51 days ago

    Er, no. Bad idea. Maybe a Bill Cosby pin, with his head as a bash toy?

    Monty Python would work all day long, in fact....I'm in the middle of writing new code for Medieval Madness, which I now call....Monty Pyhthon's Medieval Madness. I'm converting the game into a Monty Python RPG, and it features content from all the movies and TV shows (well, as much as I can find on YouTube), as well as scenes from Time Bandits and Jabberwockey.

    Funny as hell...but just for virtual pinball fans.

    #29 51 days ago

    Maybe.... for us older guys.. A Cactus Canyon Blazing Saddles version?

    The LE could be personally signed by Mel Brooks. A fitting tribute to an exceptional comedian. Still with us at 95 years old.

    #30 51 days ago
    Quoted from BlakeWI:

    Yeah I think everyone agrees that Monty Python translates very well to pinball. That's why it's been #1 on the top100 since its inception

    No its not. Probably the lowest in reasons why that pin is rated high.

    Quoted from gdonovan:

    Wrong Comedian?

    That would be the only way I might buy a "comedian" pin. Or even a comic book pin in general, well thats not true Spawn, The Punisher. Theres many just not the crap we get.

    #31 51 days ago

    Hickory Dickory Dock. You game idea idea sucks c**k! OOOOOOOOOOOOH!

    Just having some fun over here.

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    #32 51 days ago
    Quoted from playtwowin:

    Hickory Dickory Dock. You game idea idea sucks c**k! OOOOOOOOOOOOH!
    Just having some fun over here.
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    Little Boy blew…he needed the money. I appreciate your sarcasm.

    But unlike what some others have said, I don’t think the jokes would get old…certainly not any older than call outs get in any typical game. And some comedians like Robin Williams or Rodney have so much material and so many quick one liners you could put hundreds of them into a machine. I am a little more perplexed over what would be the objective of the game, but like I said, if they can come up with objectives for band pins they certainly could for one based on a comedian’s routine(s).

    #33 51 days ago

    Why not? Because a comedian can get "cancelled" in a heartbeat these days because of a joke.

    No way that risk is being taken.

    #34 51 days ago
    Quoted from branlon8:

    nah, humor in pinball officially ended when Williams closed their plant.

    Dead wrong, Deadpool is hilarious.

    #35 51 days ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    Dead wrong, Deadpool is hilarious.

    Ghostbusters too

    #36 51 days ago

    I don't want to pick "Stupid" in the poll, because that's a bit strong.
    It's not a great idea.
    Humor is too dependent on timing, setting, and atmosphere.
    Also, as someone else mentioned, even good jokes would get tiresome over and over.
    There is no way to load enough comedy to stay fresh.
    I don't think it will work in a pin.

    Maybe a factory setting with a bunch of jokes. Like a joke factory. Or a pun factory. I know.... a Punny Factory!

    #37 51 days ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Maybe a factory setting with a bunch of jokes. Like a joke factory. Or a pun factory. I know.... a Punny Factory!

    Yeah, I thought of that too. A Laugh Factory (yes, I know that’s a famous comedy club) would be a good objective

    #38 51 days ago

    Maybe your a club promotor and trying to book comedians for a show. You could have random jokes from various comedians.

    Still dont think it would work and I imagine licensing would be a nightmare.

    #39 51 days ago

    Why limit it to one? Could have a bunch just roasting you for how bad you play.

    #40 51 days ago

    I've thought a Your Mom's House pin would be hilarious, but it's gonna be X-rated and not have a huge audience.

    #41 51 days ago
    Quoted from titanpenguin:

    Why limit it to one? Could have a bunch just roasting you for how bad you play.

    Don Rickles

    #42 51 days ago

    I don't think a Nick Mullen pin would go over too well.

    #43 51 days ago
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    #44 51 days ago

    What about a spring-loaded boxing glove in place of the coin door for when you drain the ball -

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    #45 51 days ago

    My wife was/is a comedian, who now buys comedy talent for live nation, I can tell you this would not work.
    First off yes, I saw my wife perform 100's of times, sometimes had to watch the same set 2 times a night, gets old. Real old (especially if the jokes are about you!)
    Secondly after seeing the hassle she has doing contracts with these jokers, I can't even begin to imagine the nightmare trying to get them to agree to anything.
    Comedy is great, stand up is great, for a pinball theme...
    Not so much.
    B

    #46 51 days ago

    The only one I would buy would be Rudy Ray Moore.

    "Oh daddy! Your ring is hurting me!"
    - "That ain't my ring, that's my watch, bitch!"

    #47 51 days ago

    The Elvira pins will probably end up being the closest to comedy pins we will see. Those call outs get old as well.

    #48 51 days ago

    If only there was a comedian that would be funny enough to put in a pinball machine and ALSO use for an avatar...

    #49 51 days ago

    I've been pushing this idea for a few years.
    Benny Hill pin with full adult humor and TnA would be fun with every plunge.

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    #50 51 days ago

    I always thought The Three Stooges would make an interesting/fun theme.

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