Tag: Television

Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries Dies

One of the funniest actors in the Britcom genres, John Inman has died today at age 71. He is best known for the role of Mr. Humphries in the classic Are You Being Served? series on BBC television which ran for nearly 13 years. He and Mrs. Slocombe (Mollie Sugden) stole the show — he […]

Family Guy Jumps The Shark

Yes, it’s happened. A show that was clever and witty, if not original has jumped the shark. I specifically point to the extended musical number with Stewie that was coupled with an old live-action dancer (Gene Kelly?). It was boring, contrived, and irrelevant. To be funny you have to have a point of some sort […]

Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t (Redux)

I had a post 8 December 2006 in which I quoted the old commercial: Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t (for Mounds & Almond Joy). The post had nothing to do with that commercial, but it’s obviously a popular topic because not one single day has gone by where I don’t have […]

Queen and American Idol

First, there was the new Queen, see my review at: Queen + Paul Rodgers (Miami Concert Review w/set list) and now there’s American Idol doing Queen. Many Queen fans expected a train wreck, and indeed a train wreck is what we got. Fat Bottomed Girls: I never pictured this as a country song. I am […]

Live Action Simpsons Video (Official)

The producers of The Simpsons have produced a live action opening sequence. Yes, a live human playing Bart, Lisa, Homer, and Marge. It was produced for Sky One TV in the UK to promote their airing of The Simpsons. It’s a fantastic video for the novelty value — the actors look nothing like the characters […]

Family Guy

Okay, I’ve stalled long enough. It’s time for a new post, and here it is. Today’s subject ::drum roll:: is the TV show Family Guy. I’m new to the show, actually. I just started watching it this season, by accident. I am loathe to admit I like it, because it’s very lowbrow, but, I like […]

One Stop Short of Barking: Favourite Episodes of South Park

Wow. That’s a long title. I’m sitting here convalescing and I decided to make a post about my favourite episode of South Park. There’re quite a few good ones mixed in with the ones that blow chunks. My favourite three episodes:Scott Tennorman Must Die — a true classic work of artXmas #1 — The introduction […]