Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has orchestrated some pretty phenomenal reunions over the years (see: Saved by the Bell and Full House), but I think they've really outdone themselves now. Jimmy and the gang (probably lead by Mike DiCenzo) brought Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (from the great show Kenan & Kel and the movie Goodburger) back together to do yet another Goodburger sketch. Man, it's good to see those two hanging out again. They're so great.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Shawn Spencer: Lead character on Psych portrayed by James Roday.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Wilfred: Lead character on Wilfred portrayed by Jason Gann.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Dwight Schrute: Supporting character on The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tobias Funke: Supporting character on Arrested Development portrayed by David Cross.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ron Swanson: Supporting character on Parks and Recreation portrayed by Nick Offerman.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ricky Ricardo: Lead character on I Love Lucy portrayed by Desi Arnaz.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Kimmy Schmidt: Lead character on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt portrayed by Ellie Kemper.
The big winners from this year's award ceremony were The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Veep, Game of Thrones, and Saturday Night Live. And while I did end up watching Veep start to finish after the Emmys, I still maintain that Amy Poehler deserved the Best Actress award. Sorry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Anyway, it was a great ceremony and I want to share this with you. The perfect evidence that Andy Samberg was, well, the perfect host.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Pete Campbell: Supporting character on Mad Men portrayed by Vincent Kartheiser.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Chandler Bing: Lead character on Friends portrayed by Matthew Perry.
A trailer has been released for an upcoming movie that has me very intrigued. It's called The Big Short and it's about the financial crisis of 2007 and the people who could see it coming before the stock market crashed. In the film is Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling. It's an amazing cast and the trailer (above) makes it seem really smart, quick, and well-made. Plus, it's directed by Adam McKay, the comedic genius. I'm currently reading the book right now, but I can't wait to learn how they both turn out!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Brian Griffin: Supporting character on Family Guy portrayed by Seth Macfarlane.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Perry Cox: Supporting character on Scrubs portrayed by John C. McGinley.
Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released on DVD, the movie critics of YouTube are free to use the clips however they please in their viral videos. There's a Cinema Sins out there, too, but right now we have the honest trailer. There are some pretty fair shots here. The Joss Whedon stuff was spot on. I enjoy the honest trailers.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
SpongeBob Squarepants: Lead character on SpongeBob Squarepants portrayed by Tom Kenny.
If you happened to have seen my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram profile or talked to me or know me in any way at all as of late, then you probably know that I met one of the most influential celebrities in the world on the fourteenth of September. I met Mindy Kaling.
I know what you're thinking. How did I get to meet a successful, young Renaissance woman who is the perfect package of a prolific writer, gifted actress, intelligent creator, and personable humanitarian/public figure/triple-threat/the most perfect person to walk this planet since either Bobby Kennedy or Tom Brady? Well,the answer to that is easy. I bought her newest book. Why Not Me? is the second book Mindy has published in her career (following Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)), both of which are collections of essays about her life.
In addition to literature, Mindy Kaling is the star, creator, writer, executive producer, and occasional director of the hit Hulu show, The Mindy Project, which came off the heels of her successful eight-year stint as Kelly Kapoor on The Office. She made television history by becoming the first Indian woman to have her own sitcom on network television back when The Mindy Project was on FOX. And I was fortunate enough to meet her. My mother provided me with a much-appreciated hook-up to tickets to Mindy's book signing for Why Not Me? in Brookline, Massachusetts at Brookline Booksmith, a pretty quaint bookstore. As I waited in line, I began to hear her melodious voice as it permeated my outrageously nervous brain, each footstep bringing me closer to my comedy hero.
Finally, copy of her book in hand as I clutched it like Ebenezer Scrooge, nervous to spread goodwill to the Cratchit children, I approached the ethereal Mindy Kaling and she greeted me. And I said nothing. Fear that I would embarrass myself crippled me as my mouth struggled to form words that could be deemed suitable for the queen of comedy. "I'm sorry; I'm just really nervous," eventually became my statement of choice. Mindy, ever the professional, signed my copy and then put her arm around me as I got down on one knee (not to propose marriage, though the thought crossed my panicked mind) to take a picture with her. Afterwards, the conversation extended a few more seconds before I was whisked away by the demands of a lengthy line. It was the most whirlwind,fantastic fifteen seconds of my life.
But she was just so lovely. And I mean, the interaction was really great because I played it off super cool and said things like "I'm really nervous" and "I love you." I did a great job and definitely didn't come across as one of those insane fans, right? I totally thought so, too. I finished the book in a week.
The picture we took together is still my lock screen. And I watch The Mindy Project on Hulu and now I have the privilege of thinking, I met that goddess.
Oh,and she was wearing a sweater that had the year 1970 written on it. I thought that was pretty cool, too.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Frank Underwood: Lead character on House of Cards portrayed by Kevin Spacey.
Talia Lavin has just won the world. One of the most iconic impressions in the history of Saturday Night Live is Norm Macdonald's Burt Reynolds which is usually seen during Celebrity Jeopardy sketches. One of the funniest moments of this character was when he forced Will Ferrell's Alex Trebek to call him Turd Ferguson because it was a "funny name." Lavin took to the real Jeopardy show to force the real Alex Trebek to say "Turd Ferguson." She's done what everyone has always wanted to do.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ethel Mertz: Supporting character on I Love Lucy portrayed by Vivian Vance.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Schmidt: Supporting character on New Girl portrayed by Max Greenfield.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Jerry Seinfeld: Lead character on Seinfeld portrayed by Jerry Seinfeld.
Everyone knows that Community's perennial survival is one of the most shocking occurrences in the history of both television and cancellation, but I think from a logistical standpoint, Galavant's renewal for a second season was even more surprising. Fortunately, it was renewed anyway and the title of the season premiere for the second season was revealed. You can already tell it's going to be a good episode with a name like, "A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear."
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Radar O'Reilly: Supporting character on M*A*S*H portrayed by Gary Burghoff.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Chris Traeger: Supporting character on Parks and Recreation portrayed by Rob Lowe.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Peggy Olson: Supporting character on Mad Men portrayed by Elizabeth Moss.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Jessica Day: Lead character on New Girl portrayed by Zooey Deschanel.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Andy Bernard: Supporting character on The Office portrayed by Ed Helms.
Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon stole the show at the US Open by doing the Single Ladies dance. (via @BraddJaffy) pic.twitter.com/Y5UtCjo8u6— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) September 10, 2015
Maybe the title is misleading, but Beyonce was not at the U.S. Open, but rather Beyonce-esque dances were performed at the U.S. Open, not by the tennis players, but rather by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon in the crowd. They are endlessly entertaining. Seeing them together will never get old.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Stewie Griffin: Supporting character on Family Guy portrayed by Seth Macfarlane.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Marnie Michaels: Supporting character on Girls portrayed by Allison Williams.
Sports Illustrated's winner for October also features a duo. This one is Karl Anthony-Towns pictured with the reason I chose this one, Kevin Garnett. It's just cool and weird to see The Big Ticket taking on this role. You have to expect his retirement is looming, despite his Minnesota homecoming.