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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Billy Crystal's Memoir 'Still Foolin' 'Em'

Everybody knows Billy Crystal even if you can't recall exactly where you know him from. From the first season of SNL through hosting nine (yep, nine!) Academy Awards ceremonies, Crystal has undoubtedly left his mark in entertainment history. But… where is he now? Just as he turns 65, Crystal, along with the rest of the baby boomer generation, is facing the inevitable consequences of growing old. With his witty and equally earnest tone, Billy looks back on the milestones of his life in comedy, his friendships with icons like Mickey Mantel and Muhammed Ali, as well as the challenges that come with falling into the Medicare bracket. Check out where [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Twenty-Twelve: The Complete Series'

Fans of Downton Abbey may be pleased to know that you can also catch Hugh Bonneville in another show — Twenty Twelve — on DVD starting this week. Bonneville stars alongside Spaced’s Jessica Hynes in the British mockumentary series which follows the committee responsible for planning last year's Summer Olympics in London. The DVD set contains both seasons of the satire for your satire-enjoying enjoyment.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Mel Brooks Collection' – 9 Movies for $25.99

Amazon is selling The Mel Brooks Collection, a nine-disc set consisting of most of the director's movies, for the low price of $25.99, which is way way lower than the list price of $80. The set includes Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History of the Wold Part 1, Robin Hood Men In Tights, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be, and Twelve Chairs, and for that price, you'd be some kind of nut to pass this up.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Onion Book of Known Knowledge'

The Onion has a new book coming out a week from today, and it looks pretty amazing. The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information is their take on an encyclopedia, containing entries on, well, everything, I guess. It's a similar tack that John Hodgman took with his Complete World Knowledge books, but with The Onion's dry and cutting voice. If you're not convinced, just check out the entry on Joe Biden, which is pretty much perfect.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 7'

The eighth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres tonight at 10pm on FX, which is very exciting! But this week also marks the release of the seventh season of that same show on DVD. Why networks insist on releasing full seasons of TV to DVD only two days before the new season premieres is beyond me. Don't they want to give folks a chance to catch up? No? Well, whatever. Always Sunny is not Breaking Bad, so you'll probably be just fine if you watch tonight and then catch up on last season next week. It'll still all be funny and fucked up, I promise.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Modern Family' Season 4 Out on DVD

Just as the series snags the win for this year’s Emmy for outstanding comedy series (once again), Modern Family releases its fourth season on DVD box set. Since its premier, the ABC show has won the hearts of TV enthusiast everywhere with its hilarity as well as with its attempt to grapple with the ever-evolving meaning of what “family” really means. After the 1980s, sitcoms slowly began straying away from family settings. We saw the gang at Cheers, we saw Friends at the Central Perk, and we saw Will & Grace living it up—and down—around Manhattan. While America faced lofty issues such as gay marriage, [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Archer: Season Three'

FX's fantastic animated spy series Archer comes back for a much deserved fourth season this week, which means that the third season is finally out on DVD (and Blu-Ray, too)! Make sure you grab a copy so you don't have to miss any of the goings-on at ISIS headquarters, whether it's Archer doing spy stuff or just Pam being gross. Burt Reynolds makes a special guest appearance and really where else on TV do you expect to see an ocelot?

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Patrice O'Neal – Better Than You'

Yesterday, a new Patrice O'Neal EP was released. Entitled Better Than You, it consists of material that was recorded at the same time as, but cut from, his last full-length standup album, Mr. P. The 20-minute recording may be the last new release we ever get from the late O'Neal (although you never know — obviously Tupac has been putting new albums out pretty consistently over the 20 years since he died), so you should probably jump on this ASAP.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Wes Anderson's latest piece of hand-stitched cinema, Moonrise Kingdom, comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. Not only is it one of Andersons best films ever, but these releases come with all sorts of bonus goodies that'll let you spend even more time on that invented New England island: three featurettes (including a set tour with cast member Bill Murray), a pseudo documentary about the island filmed with narrator Bob Balaban, and a “Making of” segment. Of course, it'll almost definitely get the Criterion treatment at some point down the line, but who has that kind of patience?

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The League: Season Three'

The fourth season of FX's super fun fantasy football comedy The League kicks off tomorrow night at 10pm, but it's not too late to get all caught up on the excellent third season. Well, it's a little late, but you know, just DVR the first couple episodes of the new season while you watch last season. You're an adult, you can figure out the logistics yourself. In any case, The League season three just came out on DVD and Blu-ray yesterday, so hop on that while the hopping's good and then get ready for the new battle for the Shiva.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Fridays' Is Finally Out on DVD

Fridays, the first and strongest challenger to Saturday Night Live's weekend sketch comedy dominance, finally comes out on DVD this week. The show (which ran from 1980 to 1982) has taken on cult, if not legendary status, because it launched the careers of Michael Richards, Melanie Chartoff (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), and Larry David — who was allegedly the one cast holdout who prevented a proper DVD release much earlier. It's better than early-'80s SNL for sure, and certainly more experimental, what with appearances from Andy Kaufman and even semi-dramatic bits. A four-disc best-of set is definitely a good way to check out this long-lost piece of [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Let Tenacious D Entertain You with 'Jazz'

Yes, Tenacious D's first foray into jazz music is now available for your listening pleasure. Jack Black and Kyle Gass's first jazz album, entitled Jazz, only features one track, an 11-minute long snippet of free-form jazz exploration, but a video on the making of the album is also included, all for the low low price of $2.99. It's a steal for fans of comedy bands exploring different musical genres.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Check it Out' and 'DethAlbum III'

We all love John C. Reilly in something, be it his Academy Award-nominated role in Chicago, his corrupt cop in Scorsese's Gangs of New York, or perhaps his live Tony-award nominated Broadway performances with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Or maybe you like him in Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule, his collaboration with the taste-makers Tim and Eric, where Reilly plays "Dr. Steve Brule," a host of a low-fi interview show who is so inept, ignorant, and incredibly naive as to likely register in the spectrum of several mental disorders. Both seasons are out as of yesterday, so Check it Out! — for your health.

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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: A Whole Bunch of 'SNL'

Did you know that thirty seven years ago last night, October 11th 1975, would have been on a Saturday? Did you also know that premiering that particular Saturday night was a Live show on NBC? From the obvious hints (and the accompanying picture)… you guessed it. Today is SNL's 37th Anniversary! Celebrate  Lorne Michaels's immortal, unstoppable comedic leviathan with The Complete First Season, or the 25th Anniversary Special, if a self-tribute show feels more appropriate to the occasion. Both are hilarious. Either will distract you from getting anything important done this weekend, so go for it!