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On Anchorman 2 to Take Place in 1978, Feature Another Big Ol' Fight

I like the news about the time period but I really wish they wouldn't do another anchor fight. What was so great about the first one was how weird and unexpected it was. McKay is great at moments like that (see also: The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson roof scene in The Other Guys). McKay and Ferrell are too talented and too funny to just repeat themselves.

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm 0

On Eastbound and Down's Fitting End

The ending was perfect. Kenny faking his death, with April openly telling him he in no way needed to. But because of his unflappable arrogance, he thought it was the only way. It was an ending totally befitting the character we've come to know. You also cite Observe and Report (great movie) for its darkness without acknowledging the fact that things ended up OK for Ronnie Barnhardt too.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

On Don't Re-Boo an Office Reboot

Scrubs. That '70s Show. Two examples of what happens when you don't just let it die. Let. It. Fucking. Die. I'm also blown away that anyone on Earth is of the opinion that HIMYM is having a good season.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm 0

On Why Whitney is the Best New Network Sitcom of 2011-2012

I've hated 2 Broke Girls and Whitney from the start but have continued watching them both out of a combination of masochistic curiosity and a genuine desire to give them both a sustained, one-season fair shake. I agree that Whitney has improved but still wouldn't rank it anywhere near Up All Night, uneven as the latter may be. Not sure how you forgive Whitney its inconsistency but penalize Up All Night for the same thing. The writing and performances on the latter (especially from Maya Rudolph, who continues to be the strongest character) are still head and shoulders above Whitney.

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm 0

On Inspector Spacetime: Victim of Intellectual Property Theft?

The webseries itself isn't a bad idea, so their pitch to Harmon and the network must have really blown. Feels weird to root for NBC, but I'd rather that than see this guy get a bunch of free equipment from making glorified fan fiction.

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm 0

On SNL Is Looking to Add New Castmembers, Held Auditions This Week in NYC

Personally hoping Josh Ruben auditioned. He's definitely talented enough and his skill set seems like a perfect match.

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm 1

On Run, Run From the Haunting Specter of a Ghostbusters 3 With No Bill Murray

@Agent M Dan Aykroyd is a great comedian but an even better insane person.

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm 0

On Is Liz Lemon Benjamin Buttoning?

Interesting argument, but either way it has absolutely nothing to do with the ratings. It's on earlier than it used to be. Fewer people are watching TV on their actual TVs. Shows naturally decline in viewership as they age. Any or all of those explanations are about 300% more plausible.

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm 1

On Keegan-Michael Key and Conan Discover the Joys of Improv Together

Great guest spot. Key and Peele has been really impressive so far. Or the sketches have, at least. I've never been a huge fan of interstitial banter on sketch shows, even on Chappelle's Show.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:53 am 0

On Ways for 30 Rock to Enjoy Definitely Getting Renewed Despite Awful Ratings

Glad it's probably coming back, but it sucks to hear ratings are down. This season has been the best in years. NBC's Thursday night is like the band playing on the deck of the Titanic.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:20 am 0