It’s not that Community hasn’t been very funny the past few weeks, but — actually, it hasn’t been. I professed my disappointment with last week’s “Virtual System Analysis,” an episode that I thought didn’t succeed because there was no The Scene. It needed something to tie everything together, a centerpiece, a Lebowski rug, and that never happened. “Basic Lupine Urology,” too, doesn’t have a single Scene, either; the whole damn episode is The Scene. And it was great.
Even if you’ve never seen Law & Order – I should rephrase. Even if you’ve never seen an entire episode of Law & Order, like me, “Basic Lupine Urology” is still [...]
While not the most versatile SNL cast member ever, Norm Macdonald is certainly one of the most beloved in the show’s storied history, having achieved cult hero status with comedy fans for his blunt, aloof style and his razor-sharp wit. Since he was ousted from the Weekend Update desk and subsequently left Saturday Night Live, Macdonald has struggled to find the proper vehicle for his comedy in the world of TV and films. His sitcoms (The Norm Show, A Minute with Stan Hooper) and Sports Show didn’t last long, while his movies (Dirty Work, Screwed) both flopped. Still, Norm Macdonald’s one of the funniest guys around, whether it be [...]
As John Mulaney would tell you (probably for hours, if you let him), Law & Order is ripe for comedy and on Thursday, Community is going to squeeze out all that comedy juice. Oddly enough, said juice tastes like iced tea (BOOM!!!!!). As you can see in the clip, Troy and Abed are investigating a backpack snatcher, which makes sense, considering Danny Pudi does kind of look like Jerry Orbach. My guess is they'll suspect Annie's Boobs at first until he's proven innocent but then it will be revealed it actually was him. I'm just happy, it's not a Law & Order: SVU parody because that shizzzzz would get [...]
Unpopular Opinions is a weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.
Jay Leno is not the Antichrist. There are no devil's horns underneath his thick gray hair. He does not exist in this world to bring harm and misfortune to those more deserving of the spotlight. He is a man that has amassed a plethora of enemies because he gained employment on two separate occasions on account of poor television network decision making. He is a man that has lost friends for the same reason. And he [...]