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2013
Oct
31
 
 
Here’s a Jim Carrey Ace Ventura reference to the 1963 Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” written by Richard Matheson... It’s Halloween, yet Carrey doesn't even need a costume for the impression to work...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
26
 
 
With middling sitcoms cancelled almost instantly each season, it’s puzzling when a show like Susan 313 comes along – and doesn’t get ordered...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
23
 
 
First there was an obit in the local paper and now, a group in Albuquerque is burying Breaking Bad character Walter White. Literally...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
21
 
 
Now that the government shutdown is over, the National Zoo has reopened and the folks over at Conan have gotten their link with the Panda Cam back up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
17
 
 
Our Breaking Bad hangover continues, with one bloodshot eye following news on Better Cal Saul, the spinoff dedicated to the prequel back story of Bob Odenkirk's crook lawyer, Saul Goodman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
14
 
 
Paul McCartney visited Late Night recently and did a bit with host Jimmy Fallon – colliding with him, actually. Miraculously, like "bumped" iPhones, they switched accents...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
12
 
 
Alec Baldwin's new MSNBC show, Up Late, has the actor hosting in-depth interviews with celebrities and politicians. Seen here in his premiere episode last night, he hosts New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
6
 
 
You'd think that a week out from the finale, we would be all done with Breaking Bad material. Uh uh... Here's a supercut collaboration compiling some of the signature shots from Season 5.2...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
2
 
 
One of the many achievements of Breaking Bad was its art direction, in particular, its score... Case in point during Sunday night's finale, was the soundtrack of this Groucho Marx rendition of "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" from the Marx Brothers 1939 film At The Circus...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
1
 
 
The Breaking Bad finale closed with another bittersweet pop song similar to last summer's melancholic montage, which played to Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crystal Blue Persuasion." This time it was Badfinger's "Baby Blue"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post