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2014
Jan
29
 
 
It’s Super Bowl time and, of course, time for the annual run of high-end commercials. Last year when Ram Trucks rolled out the “Farmer” commercial which used the voiceover of late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey it wasn’t your usual Super Bowl fluff -- and arrestingly so...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
21
 
 
It’s NFL Playoff time and that also means it’s time for the college football All-Star games... Key & Peele found gold in 2012 in this clip that satirizes the usual over-the-top sports presentation graphics, and in poking fun at the inventiveness of some college athlete's names...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
14
 
 
Governor Chris Christie has said he's been to 129 Springsteen concerts but it's a good bet he never heard this version of Born to Run, one of the most brilliant performances in a barrage of comic riffs on the New Jersey scandal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
10
 
 
Here's Jon Stewart's rant on Wednesday about the Fort Lee traffic scandal that's boiling around New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, where he finds the whole stunt third-rate, unworthy of the true heights of Jersey-style payback...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
9
 
 
Phil Everly passed away last Friday at the age of 74. Performing with brother Don as The Everly Brothers, the duo made frequent television appearances... Known for their signature harmonies, the Everlys have long been remembered by many artists as their inspiration to sing the two-part style...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
5
 
 
It’s not a reboot of the series, but after a crowd-sourced Kickstarter fundraising campaign last year, creator Rob Thomas announced that the show would return for a full-length feature... It’s scheduled for release this March, with Kristin Bell reprising her title role...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
1
 
 
It was time again, recently, for Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Clip of the Year” award with Kimmel presenting six funny clips selected from TV and the internet as the top finalists. We were as surprised as the subject of the winning clip who made the trip to the show to accept the award from Kimmel in person...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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