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  • Daily 4th Place August 7, 2004

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Author Comments

Waterman and the gang find a film reel in the closet from 1926 containing a film entitled Watergent! Enjoy!

This episode has a few tributes, not rip-offs, to Mike and Matt Chapman of Homestar Runner. They helped me get my start by letting me work with them on Homestar and this is my way of thanking them. They loved this episode and I hope you do too!

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AloneInTheDarkAloneInTheDark

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars August 7, 2004

no, not really that great.

Im sorry, but i didnt find this animation piece that great at all. Before im going to explain to you why, ill make some comments about the technical aspect first.

The drawings were pretty nice, but nothing spectacular. A little bit too simple and standard, and this in combination with the very monotone backgrounds, made the entire thing come over a little bit boring. U used the oldskool black and white look, since it fitted the situation of the flash, but by doing this you took away the strongest point of the visual aspect of waterman, which simply are the colours. They are always light and bright and give the serie its own personality.

The voices i found extremely annoying. Yes, maybe to some the weird accent and poshy words may be funny, but i bet it also annoys a whole group of other viewers. Perhaps the entire old videotape theme just wasnt such a great idea.

The biggest flaw in this flash however, is the humor. U use (like other artists, e.g LegendaryFrog, Supersmashbros) the same type of humor, which should come across mainly in the dialogue. However, unlike the previous mentioned artists, this flash simply wasnt funny. No strong punchlines, comical situations or oneliners, just uniteresting dialogue with weird accent. And this is ofcourse really bad, because flashes like this stand or fall based on the humor. I cant give u any magical advice that will make the thing funny, u just have to find that out for yourself.

I know this is just an opinion and the entire thing may be hilarious in your eyes, but i just wanted to explain to you why it may be considered boring to others. Take care!



j00biej00bie

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 7, 2004

Great!

This is awesome!
The sound effects were amazing!
This is funny as hell! Not a moment of non-laughing involved (except for the beginning)
The graphics are very well done (as usual), and the humour is way up there to deserve a 10.
Nice job!
Ill still visit your site and tell all my friends and tell them to tell their religious leaders and so on in this fashion.



WronchiWronchi

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 7, 2004

goodbye, waterman

Well this isnt the best episode to end your newgrounding on, but its your choice... go ahead with it. I have no clue why anyway. I do think, once again, you work needs a little more originality - however it was funny and less like Family Guy. It was more like Homestarrunner with the "Land" and stuff. Model t!


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Darklilangel23Darklilangel23

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 7, 2004

why last episode on newgrounds

this was excellent but why is this the last episode here too many bad reviews ???

i think the waterman series rocks
good original humor and good graphics and animation



Rygel-XVIRygel-XVI

Rated 3 / 5 stars August 7, 2004

50/50

Well although this wasn't the greatest flash that you have submitted, everyone has a bad spell for creativity. The waterman studios might have found the humor amusing, but that is because it must have been inside jokes that amused them for it is their creation. You are trying to please the people watching it, not only yourself.

I don't agree that some of the reviewers are bashing waterman, but if are checking all the reviews, a lot of people also gave it a good review.

It doesn't matter to me if you choose to keep it on waterman studios and not NG...Personally, if you ask me, don't take 1 bad cartoon and freak out and drop newgrounds. In my opinion, if the 7th episode is any good submit it and then leave on a good note...

There are always idiots out there that haven't thought of constructive criticism.

Also, when people say that it is like Family Guy, take that as a compliment. Dont think that you have to push away from that aspect. To me that is what it seems like you are doing. Family Guy was an awsome show, and I love your cartoon just as much.


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Waterman responds:

Thank you for your review. At least you had something constructive to say. Every cartoon series has an episode that isn't as good as the other, and in your opinion might flat out suck. But it doesn't mean the series is going do the tubes because of it, am I right?

We do make these cartoons to make ourselves laugh, we share them with everyone else. If you find it funny, that's awesome, and if not that's cool too. Tell us why you didn't like it though, just bashing it doesn't help.

Thanks for your review.