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Dissecting Young Dana Carvey and Nathan Lane's Awful, Awful Sitcom

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.)

Take a seat and I'm going to tell you about a sitcom that aired in 1982 that came and went. In the lead, we have [...]

New Muppets Song Is All Marshmallows and Swingsets and Joy

Still sad about that Bill Hicks letter? Not anymore you're not! Pow! "Life's A Happy Song," written by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie for The Muppets and featuring Feist and Mickey Rooney, is maybe the most powerful extra-grade cheerfulness rocket in the world this morning. (You can also listen to the new "Muppet Show Theme," which includes vocals from Joanna Newsom.) Seriously, stay off this website today if your emotions are fragile, because we are just taking them and whipping them around on a roller coaster of total despair and exuberant happiness. Uh-oh. I'm strapped into the roller coaster and I can't stop listening to this song! [...]