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'On the Air': David Lynch Makes a Sitcom (Seriously)

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.

After his multi-episode arc on the last season of Louie, we all know that David Lynch is capable of comedy. That sounds like a backhanded [...]

The Lost Roles of Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Lost Roles is a weekly column that takes a particular comedic performer, movie, or show, and dives deep into all of the casting possibilities that almost happened but didn't. This week, we turn our attention to the classic 80s high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Not just one of the best high school movies ever but one of the best movie comedies of all time ever, Fast Times at Ridgemont High turns 30 this year, but it’s aged better than a lot of other 80s movies. The film, the screenwriting debut of Cameron Crowe and directorial debut of Amy Heckerling, launched the movie careers [...]

Here's How Louis CK Got David Lynch to Do 'Louie'

In a season full of amazing performances from guest stars like Parker Posey and Maria Bamford, filmmaker David Lynch had perhaps the most memorable role out of anyone in the last season of Louie. The NY Times has an extended excerpt from an interview with Louis C.K. they published yesterday in which he explains how he got Lynch to do the show and includes every single detail he could possibly share about the situation.

Heineken! Damn Fine Coffee! The Wry, Enduring Comedic Collaboration of David Lynch and Kyle MacLachlan

Blue Velvet celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow with a new Blu-Ray package including nearly an hour’s worth of unseen footage, but I can’t imagine any lines, even a quarter century later, matching the quotability and notoriety of these:

“What kind of beer do you like?” the thuggish character Frank (Dennis Hopper) asks outside a bar in Blue Velvet. “Heineken,” mutters young, innocent Jeffrey Beaumont (the soft-spoken Kyle MacLachlan), growing aware of the seediness hidden within his hometown of Lumberton. “Heineken!” gnarled, leather-clad Frank explodes as he grips the back of Beaumont’s head. “Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!”

Beaumont accepts the PBR assertion and joins Frank among the [...]

David Lynch Takes Hollywood's Lunch in 'Mulholland Dr.'

Mulholland Dr. is a strange movie.

I realize that’s a massive understatement, especially considering that noted oddball David Lynch wrote and directed it. But given thatMulholland Dr. started as an open-ended television pilot only to be completed as a feature film thanks to additional funding from a French production company, the finished product is even more of a hodge-podge than the typical Lynch endeavor (with the possible exception of 2006’s mess of a mess, INLAND EMPIRE).

This site has already delved into the humor that springs from Lynch’s juxtaposition of folksiness with strangeness, but the comedy in Mulholland Dr. isn’t quite like that. It’s as though the film has a separate comedic [...]