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Listening to the DVD Commentary for Spaced, "Ends"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever questioned why Roseanne had that Godzilla toy, this is for you.

Show: Spaced

Episode: "Ends" (S01E07)

Original Airdate: November 5, 1999

Episode Plot: Tim's (Simon Pegg) ex-girlfriend is back, and Daisy (Jessica Stevenson) isn't sure what to think. Mike (Nick Frost) also attempts to reenlist with the Territorial Army.

Players Involved: Edgar Wright, director, and Patton Oswalt, special guest

Inside The Simpsons' "Life on the Fast Lane"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered who was boinking who on The Brady Brunch, this is for you.

Show: The Simpsons

Episode: "Life on the Fast Lane" (S01E09)

Original Airdate: March 18, 1990

Episode Plot: After Homer thoughtlessly gives Marge a bowling ball with his name on for her birthday, she goes to the Bowlarama and meets Jacques, a suave bowling instructor. (Stop saying "bowling" so much!) Will she cheat [...]

Listening to the DVD Commentary for Home Movies, "Get Away From My Mom"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered what the Home Improvement crew was eating when they came up with the idea to have Tim Allen grunt, this is for you.

Show: Home Movies

Episode: “Get Away from My Mom” (S01E01)

Original Airdate: April 26, 1999

Episode Plot: Eight-year-old Brendon, who spends his days making home movies, discovers that his mom, Paula, is dating his soccer coach, Coach McGuirk.

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Listening to the DVD Commentary for Weeds, "Corn Snake"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered about that one guy who once starred in that thing, but whom everyone loves because he's such a nice guy on set, this is for you.

Show: Weeds

Episode: "Corn Snake" (S02E01)

Original Airdate: August 14, 2006

Episode Plot: Marijuana dealer Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker) attempts to break off contact with the DEA agent she slept with in the season one finale, Peter [...]

Listening to the DVD Commentary for The Office, "Business School"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered what Kevin James’s favorite kind of pizza is, this column is for you.

Show: The Office

Episode: "Business School" (S03E17)

Original Airdate: February 15, 2007

Episode Plot: Ryan invites Michael to speak at his business school class. Meanwhile, while back at the office, Dwight is on the hunt for a stray bat. Joss Whedon, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, directed the episode.

Players [...]

Listening to the DVD Commentary for Arrested Development, “Ready, Aim, Marry Me”

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered how many leg chairs Eddie from Frasier humped, this is for you.

Show: Arrested Development

Episode: "Ready, Aim, Marry Me" (S02E10)

Original Airdate: February 13, 2005

Episode Plot: The family needs some extra money, so Michael (Jason Bateman) asks Uncle Jack (guest star Martin Short) if he wouldn’t mind bailing out the Bluths yet again.

Players Involved: Will Arnett, actor; Michael Cera, actor; [...]

Listening to the DVD Commentary for Community, "Contemporary American Poultry"

Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered what Jason Lee was thinking while recording his 85,035th voiceover for My Name Is Earl, this is for you.

Show: Community

Episode: "Contemporary American Poultry" (S01E21)

Original Airdate: April 22, 2010

Episode Plot: In an elaborate mafia movie (and Sixteen Candles…) parody, chicken finger-fever hits Greendale, with Abed, instead of Jeff, calling the shots.

Players Involved: Dan Harmon, creator; Gillian Jacobs, actress; Joel McHale, [...]