"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the best album ever made and all other albums stink, and if you don’t agree, I’ll fight you."
- April Ludgate, of Parks and Recreation fame, writing for Vulture about her appreciation for Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea on the album's 15th anniversary (Parks an Rec co-creator Mike Schur may have helped).
It's not easy to reconcile my preferences for the alternative comedy scene that this site represents and my admiration for an eternally mainstream show like SNL. I want a lineup of weird, dark premises and sketches that establish clear games… and then intentionally subvert them. I want sketches to end with Mr. Show-like transitions, with a character leaving the room and walking onto a new set, where a new sketch begins, and throwaway jokes from earlier sketches to reappear later, like Kroll Show is doing. I want an episode where Nick Offerman hosts, Garfunkel and Oates is the musical guest, Danny Pudi sits silently in the background of every sketch, [...]
Community made the tiniest of improvements over its Season 3 premiere with its Season 4 premiere last night. The show scored a 1.8 rating amongst adults 18-49, improving over last year's premiere (1.7) and finale (1.3). The rating also beat 30 Rock's season premiere (1.4) and season average (1.3) in the same timeslot. Community also boosted Parks and Recreation's ratings, which followed it at 8:30 and scored its season best 18-49 ratings (2.0). Of course, this all pales in comparison to the ratings Big Bang Theory pulled in last night (6.1), so hold off on celebrating/complaining about Community's slight ratings improvement (depending on whether you liked/hated last night's premiere).
Andy Samberg and Parks and Rec co-creator Mike Schur are making a pilot for an untitled Fox comedy about a police precinct on the edge of New York City, and the show just added two new cast members this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actresses Stephanie Beatriz (pictured, left) and Melissa Fumero (right) have each signed on to be regulars on the potential series, joining a cast that also includes Samberg and Terry Crews. Beatriz, best known for a recent guest spot as Sofia Vergara's sister on Modern Family, will play Meghan, a tough and frightening police officer who scares both criminals and the other cops. Fumero, [...]
Here's Joel McHale talking to Howard Stern about how difficult it is to work with Chevy Chase, making this the millionth piece of evidence that it's difficult to work with Chevy Chase.