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

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" and "Charlie Gets Molested." The Simpsons: "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" Friends: "The One with the Embryos" The Venture Brothers: "Victor. Echo. November." "Twenty Years to Midnight" and "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II."

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 10:58 am 0

On Comedy's Love/Hate Relationship with Garfield

I had no idea that Garfield was such a topic of parody and derision. That said, Garfield does hold a place in my childhood. We'd spend every summer in Illinois at my Great Aunt's house and one of my strongest memories is sitting in her living room next to the bookshelf endlessly re-reading the first twelve or so volumes of the Garfield comics. And Nermal still sucks.

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 11:47 am 0

On It's Always Sunny Recap: The High School Reunion

Like you, I actually thought we were going to learn that Mac had never graduated from High School, which is completely plausible. This episode, especially Dee's shrilly diatribes, had more cringe-worthy moments than we've seen in Sunny for a long time, which is a good thing. Can't wait for part 2. Also, the Kings of Leon guest appearance was kind of lame; I always liked that when Sunny had guest stars they were intelligently incorporated into the story, not just there, although I guess maybe there's a kind of ironic thing going on with having them serving alcohol or whatever.

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm 0

On Allen Gregory Is "Certain to Be Cancelled"

I tried to give it a chance, but it really wasn't that funny. None of the characters are likeable at all, even in a "these guys are horrible, but I can't stop watching" It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia kind of way. That, and I couldn't help shaking the feeling that the father character was a poorly done rip-off of Dr. Venture from Venture Brothers.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:15 am 0