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My Favorite TV moments of 2010 January 12, 2011

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Jimmy Kimmel. Nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JimmyKimmelLive#p/u/3/MyGJXLxtVEo

My favorite TV moments of 2010 January 6, 2011

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More than a moment – this was an epic half hour of television.  One of my favorite TV episodes, ever, of any show.   Do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing, but for now, here’s a little teaser for Community’s Modern Warfare

book ’em, good lookin’ October 5, 2010

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An oldy, but a goody

busy busy busy September 30, 2010

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Just do it.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/a-history-of-rap-jimmy-fallon-justin-timberlake-and-the-roots/1252017/

Will someone back me up if I say this is ridiculous or is this going to be another Avatar situation? September 23, 2010

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Are you watching Community yet? 

Haven’t I told you over and over to watch it?  If you took my solid advice to heart last season and then enjoyed this evening’s premiere, you might have keeled over laughing.  If you didn’t take my advice last season, but decided to jump in on the second season, you probably chuckled your way through with a couple hearty laughs here and there.  If you didn’t heed my advice, but instead spent your evening baking prune cake, well, that’s on you.

(Side note: I acually did bake prune cake tonight.  And it was terrific.)

And is anyone still watching Survivor other than my entire workplace?  A show that can make it 21 seasons and still be as interesting as ever is impressive.  What’s more impressive is Jeff Probst, who makes Ryan Seacrest look like a circus clown.  (And I love me some Ryan Seacrest).

OK, so if you live anywhere there is internet access or some sort of television signal, you’ve probably already seen this.  But just in case you’re the last one who hasn’t, here’s one of my favorite recent TV clips…

we can’t be friends if you don’t watch this May 7, 2010

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I didn’t want to post a new entry until tomorrow, since most of you haven’t seen the last post (which, scroll down and help me out!)  But I can’t not do this –

Community is probably my 2nd favorite new show of the year, and my most favorite new sitcom of the year.  (Most favorite?  Favoritest?)  And I watch a lot of sitcoms.  If you’ve never watched Community, I would urge you to catch up on what brought us here, because character development really makes this special.  But after watching this episode last night, I have to say I’m not sure if I’ve ever laughed this hard at a TV show – and you need to watch it.

So, you have to watch this episode.  Please.  We can’t be friends if you don’t, because I’ll probably quote it the rest of my life and you won’t understand me anymore.  Play a little game and see how many movie references you can pick out of the episode – and have the pause button at the ready, because you may start crying and hyperventilating because you’re laughing so hard, and you don’t want to miss a second.

Wow, think I’ve set it up enough?  Maybe I should have set your expectations low…ah well, it’s darn good TV. (Plus, there’s a whole lot of Joel McHale muscle going on, and that is never a bad thing.)

Watch it now!

i love sports May 3, 2010

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Anyone who has met me knows that I love sports.  Love em.  Just do.  And anyone who knows me well at all, knows that I love *N Sync.

Wondering where I’m going with this?

2 years ago, Justin Timberlake hosted the Espy’s and did it with style, grace, and a lot of actually funny monologues.   But then, near the middle of the show, he did this.  I kept it on my dv-r for MONTHS and probably watched it a couple times  a week until a thunderstorm erased everything I had saved. Then I realized YouTube works, too. 

But first, if you want to see JT’s opening monologue, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbYWU8KXZFA

That will kind of set the stage for what you’re about to see…because if you aren’t into sports and don’t remember the sports storylines from 2008, you probably won’t appreciate this.  But remember, Brett Favre says goodbye to the Packers and begins Round One of “will he or won’t he?”, the Celtics win the NBA Championship and Kevin Garnett shouts his “Anything is possible!” during an interview; a softball player hits a game-winning home run, twists her ankle on first base and players from the opposing team carry her around the bases so it will still count; the Mitchell Report is released and all hell breaks loose in Major League Baseball. 

So with that said, here’s one of my most favorite awards show moments, ever.

Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. 

I’ll be back tomorrow with an Idol recap of Your.Top.5. and later this week, I may be asking for your help.  I know there are plenty of you reading this, so it’s time you pay your dues.

(Just kidding, no dues here.  But seriously, I will be looking for some help!)

the night i almost killed Ryan Seacrest April 23, 2010

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Often, I’ve proclaimed my love for the short host of American Idol, but he hasn’t always been in my good graces.

I’m also pretty open about that fact that I don’t think American Idol can ever top season 7, so this should really come as no surprise.  (I don’t know that any other group of Top 8 contestants has been as successful post-Idol as Season 7’s.)

But yesterday I mentioned I was listening to the CD of an Idol alum and as I did, all the hate in my heart for Ryan Seacrest came rushing back, and honestly, everytime I re-watch this moment on youtube, my teeth clench and my eyes narrow.  It just wasn’t fair. 

This moment shouldn’t have even happened until at least 5-6 weeks later.  But not only that – the way that Seacrest did it was mean and dirty and nasty and I don’t appreciate it one bit – even now. 

So, without wasting any more time, I give you the moment Michael Johns was eliminated – one of the more shocking eliminations, ever  (8th!  He came in stinking 8th place!) – and one of the best sing-out performances I’ve ever seen.  (I know I exaggerate, but this time it’s true.)

And buy his cd.  It’s that good.

Happy Monday April 12, 2010

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*lots of stuff to post this week – check back early and often!*

it’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself April 7, 2010

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If you’re looking for last night’s Idol recap it’s down below.  But while I have the time, I wanted to share yet another of my favorite TV moments.

I’ve written before about the shows I watched growing up, thanks to my parents.  This…this…masterpiece of a television show was very clearly a part of my childhood, and as I have gotten older, I’ve come to realize why things were so funny, that the characters are as good as they come, and Rob Morrow has become my second-favorite actor, ever.  (Guesses on the first?)

-Sidenote – Rob Morrow named his daughter Tu.  Get it?  Tu Morrow.  I’d smack most people around for doing something like that, but it’s just so awesome that it makes me love him that much more.  *Moment of silence for Numb3rs.*

Northern Exposure was your classic cult show.  Set in Cicely, Alaska, actors like John Corbett and Barry Corbin made this show ridiculously awesome.  Emphasis on ridiculous. So below is one of my favorite Northern Exposure moments, although I’m guessing you won’t be able to appreciate it nearly as much as I did.  But with lines like, “We’re here today to fling something that bubbled up from the collective unconsciousness of our community,” you have to be at least a little intrigued, right?

Do yourself a favor and start in on the first season.  It’ll take you a few episodes to warm up to it, but you’ll be glad you did. 

Let’s fling something, Cicely!