To this day, I Love Lucy remains one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but who was Lucille Ball? She was a comedic genius and a pioneer who paved the way for other comedic women, a lady to whom the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, and Melissa McCarthy owe a debt. She was a Hollywood power player who, along with her husband, revolutionized the way television was made and viewed. She broke barriers and remains one of the most enduring Hollywood icons of all time.
Thursday, Mar 14th 2019 (3:41am)
Here are some things you probably didn't know about Griffith, either in his portrayals of a country sheriff, a wise and good natured lawyer, singer, or comedian.
Thursday, Apr 5th 2018 (10:47pm)
If you're like me, you've been up nights trying to figure out what the fuck the end theme to WKRP's lyrics actually mean since the late '70s. Well, we can both finally get some sleep - they don't make any sense because they're not supposed to. Lyrics after the jump, in case you don't have them burned into your brain by decades of obsessive contemplation.
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"Haunted Elevator" is a Saturday Night Live sketch about confused people trying to figure out what this guy named David S. Pumpkins' deal is. This is the story of how it came together, told by those who wrote it.
The AV Club takes a loving look at Night Court in its retrospective series 100 Episodes which examines TV shows that have managed to surpass the triple-digit count.
I try to not make a habit of watching too much TV but occasionally flip through the channels. I stumbled across this Science Channel series and was kind of hooked.
Sure enough, you can find almost anything online, including full episodes, but if you want some snippets to serve as an introduction to the series, here ya go.
Saturday, May 20th 2017 (12:00am)
The fourteenth season of Mister Roger's Neighborhood debuted in November 1983 with a five-episode arc titled "Conflict", a direct response to the ABC telefilm The Day After, which featured graphic nuclear-war imagery. This arc focused on the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where they almost go to war by jumping to conclusions. Due to both the episodes and news of the time involving war, the arc was pulled from regular rotation on April 5, 1996.
Full episodes have turned up and are now being presented on the yootoobs. The second episode has recently been uploaded, here's the running list to date:
Monday, Mar 27th 2017 (12:00am)
Jim Vorel at Paste Magazine really really likes MST3K, and has written up his definitive list of every episode, with commentary and clips (even a full ep or two), ranked from worst to first. While my pick for #1 came in second, it's a solid presentation of cult television at its finest.
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