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On Kingpin: The Farrelly Brothers' Biggest Flop and Greatest Triumph

Great review, I really like this column. I've been meaning to rewatch this along with The Cable Guy for some time now. Another overlooked Farelly brothers film, in my opinion, is Outside Providence. The movie is kind of a standard coming of age comedy but that doesn't stop it from being heartfelt and hilarious. That was also the first time I saw Alec Baldwin in a comic performance and he nails the part really well. Also I have to disagree a little bit about movies like this not being made anymore. I feel like there have been a few movies in the past decade that share a comic sensibility with this one like The Foot Fist Way, Bad Santa, and A Simple Man. Anyway, a good read.

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm 0

On A Manic Remembrance of The Ren & Stimpy Show

Did anyone else find that John K Simpsons couch gag to be terrifying? I really like his style and although it can be unsettling it never bothered me as a kid.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 12:48 am 0

On The Lost Roles of Jonah Hill

Pure Imagination sounds like it could be really cool. Bummer it's in limbo.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm 0

On Saturday Night's Children: Cheri Oteri (1995-2000)

I never understood why her post SNL career never really took off. I always thought she was really funny and criminally underrated.

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm 0

On SNL Recap: Channing Tatum Endures a Night of Catcalls

I agree with most of this recap but I actually thought the Cee=Lo talk show was pretty funny (I hated the first one). I also think that the "Secret Word" sketch was the best of the "secret word" sketches so far but again I'm not a big fan of that sketch. I also saw the Lana Del Rey bit as a defense after the massive amount of criticism she got for her performance. I was pleasantly surprised by most of Bobby Moynihan's work this episode and I hope he gets more airtime in the future. Also I didn't see the Downton Abbey sketch because it was cut from the Hulu stream.

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm 0

On A Look At Zach Galifiankis' Short-Lived VH1 Talk Show, Late World With Zach

That was such a brilliant show! I have copies of all of the episodes and I need to re-watch them now.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm 0

On 9 Sketch Comedy TV Shows From the '90s That We’ve Mostly Forgotten About

@ladyfriend@twitter Thanks for linking to that Almost Live article! It was great. I will always have a soft spot for Almost Live since I grew up watching it in Seattle and it ended the year I moved away.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm 1

On 9 Sketch Comedy TV Shows From the '90s That We’ve Mostly Forgotten About

Here's a couple Almost Live sketches: Bill Nye as Speedwalker:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6-SJLlneLc Politically Correct Seattle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxh5mPsZw4 Almost Live's Guide to Living in Seattle:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFYAq5cAQ0

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm 0

On 9 Sketch Comedy TV Shows From the '90s That We’ve Mostly Forgotten About

What about Almost Live? It was a Seattle based sketch comedy show during the 90's featuring Joel McHale and Bill Nye. It aired on NBC following SNL and reran on Comedy Central for awhile.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm 0