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On Daniel Tosh Starts Disgusting, Awful Movement

Just like Soupy Sales! Only with more v-neck. Oh, and molesting. reference - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soupy_Sales#New_Year.27s_Day_incident

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm 0

On Another Chevy Chase/Dan Harmon Voicemail Leaks to the Internet

I like the redemptive story of Chevy reviving his career with Community and I want to believe that this is a publicity stunt. But whether it's intentional or not... like you said, it will definitely get people talking about the show.

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm 0

On When SNL Was About More Than Just Jokes

@William Ham hear hear! to that.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm 0

On And the Best Sitcom Episode of All Time Is...

@Grendal In my opinion, you're talking as if The Godfather isn't a 40-year old movie.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm 1

On When SNL Was About More Than Just Jokes

@Megh Wright Yeah I you could look at it that way, drawing distinctions between emotion/sentimentality. And I think those early episodes had lots of both. Small example: at the end of the Principal Charming episode... Skinner breaks down and cries in front of the school after Patty breaks his heart. They hold on his tears for a good while, way longer than you'd ever get in an episode today (of any animated show, for that matter). To lighten, that moment is followed up with a terrific homage to Gone With the Wind: "...tomorrow is another school day." And it just works perfectly.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm 0

On When SNL Was About More Than Just Jokes

@Dennis Perrin Great post. The Mike book has been on my Amazon wishlist for awhile, but now I think I will have to up and click it. You're right about the emotion issue... perhaps it's a reason why really early episodes of The Simpsons (seasons 1 and 2... paced a little slower, filled with emotion) don't get as much credit as they should. I've been re-watching Season 2 recently on DVD and those episodes are all so much better than I remembered them to be.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm 0

On Watch Chris Gethard Bully Poor Jake Fogelnest in This Real Estate Music Video

Any music video that makes me want to revisit the Pine Barrens episode of The Sopranos gets a +1 in my book.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm 0

On How to Create a TV Show, with Mitch Hurwitz and the Cast of Arrested Development

You can find some stuff on YouTube, but a lot of it is scattershot... I wish the Paley Center would create playlists out of all the disparate clips they have uploaded.

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm 0

On The 12 Days of Christmas Vacation

That is a compelling, non-song argument you have there Mr. Perkins. But I stand by my convictions. The original Vacation is second, but a close second. Ellen's rack though...

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm 0

On What Is the Single Best Sitcom Episode of All Time?

Seinfeld - "The Finale" (it was a brilliant way to end the show).

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm 0