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2017
Nov
7
 
 
With their corny lines and canned laugh tracks, ‘80s sitcoms are never far from ironic reference. For the recent premiere of the second season of Stranger Things, Jimmy Kimmel Live has chimed in and created its own mash up for that horror series since it has a fair amount of retro cliches of its own...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
29
 
 
As part of our continuing celebration of Too Funny to Fail, the new Hulu documentary about the rise and flop of the Dana Carvey Show in 1996 (David reviews it here,) now comes the recurring gag “Grandma the Clown” – more primetime anti-comedy from the writing team headed by Louis C.K. and and Robert Smigel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
Too Funny to Fail, the new documentary about the rise and flop of The Dana Carvey Show in 1996 is now available at Hulu. (David reviews it, here.) Aside from the story of Carvey’s high-wire alt-comedy act on prime-time TV for ABC, Too Funny to Fail also recounts the recruitment of a now-astonishing all-star team of players...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
19
 
 
Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are more anticipated than the return to NBC of Will & Grace...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
10
 
 
Since two of the TVWW editors grew up in Florida in the ‘60s (and soldiered through black and white broadcasting and paper tracking maps) it’s worthwhile noting that while modern storm coverage is wall-to-wall, it shouldn’t be taken for granted..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
3
 
 
File under guilty pleasures, but we well remember tuning into the annual 24 hour MDA Telethon when Jerry Lewis hosted it for almost five decades. As donations for research rolled in, audience treats included Lewis’ usual antics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
24
 
 
Jay Thomas, the comedian and radio host whose TV appearances included familiar regular roles on NBC’s Cheers and CBS’s Murphy Brown, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 69...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
Our tribute to Jerry Lewis continues with this Martin Short homage to Lewis from his old SCTV days (1982-3). Short proved himself a brilliant comic and impressionist early, playing Lewis as surreally appearing in atypical film roles – once as the Robert Duvall character in Tender Mercies and in this one, an Ingmar Bergman send-up entitled “Scenes From an Idiots Marriage"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
The solar eclipse across America tomorrow, August 21, is the first to occur in 38 years, and another won’t appear again until 2024. So review all the cosmological geometry here provided by National Geographic and get your ISO 12312-2 compliant solar shade...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
Comedian Jerry Lewis passed away today, Sunday, August 20, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis’ influence was far and wide, including in this 2010 Family Guy tribute to his Count Basie “Blues in Hoss' Flat” bit from his 1961 comedy, The Errand Boy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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