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Monday, September 30, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 34

The second funniest moment in Parks and Recreation history. Patton Oswalt protests at a Pawnee city meeting and goes on for over eight minutes about how the new Star Wars film should be. Needless to say, it is incredibly hilarious!

This Week's Sports by David

The Soup: Live

Live shows are becoming pretty commonplace for scripted comedies. 30 Rock was no stranger to it and Hot in Cleveland also decided to try their hand at it. The Soup also joined the ranks of live, scripted comedies when their 500th episode was broadcast, you guessed it, live! It was pretty good, a solid episode of The Soup, but what made it awesome was that BJ Novak found himself trapped in E! when he tried to update his Facebook status on an incredibly old computer. Pretty humorous.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gatriots: 2013 - Week Two

This weekend was a good one for both the Florida Gators and the New England Patriots.

The Gators rolled over Kentucky 24-7, the seven points from Kentucky coming on a fake field goal. Needless to say, the Gators defense was absolutely lights-out. Plus, running back Matt Jones had an excellent game rushing for over 100 yards and a touchdown! Tyler Murphy dazzled again, leading the Gators to victory.

The Patriots took the stage under bright lights in the Georgia Dome on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Tom Brady hooked up with yet another unknown receiver before eventually finding Thompkins for the third time this season. LeGarratte Blount also had a beastly touchdown run. The Falcons mounted a comeback, but Aqib Talib quickly put a stop to it. Unfortunately, the 30-23 victory came with a consequence. Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon and is likely out for the rest of the season. I won't fret too much, though. Vince is awesome, but the defense is pretty solid anyway.

The Best NBA Teams

Grantland stepped up their game by dishing out the best NBA team names. Unfortunately, the Magic came in at 25. I think they have a great name and it's deserving of number one if they just rename the Amway Center, the Magic Kingdom, but I digress. The Boston Celtics came in at number three and the Philadelphia 76ers came in at number two. I won't spoil number one, but it is on Grantland, just click on the word Grantland.

If you don't feel like looking, it's the Portland Trail Blazers.

Battle of the Millennium's Best Song

I wanted to wait until this tournament was over to even bother posting about it because it is historically bad. Don't get me wrong, I love Grantland, but their choices for the 64 "best song of the millennium" were just completely terrible. Luckily, the championship actually had two good songs, Hey Ya (Outkast) versus Rolling in the Deep (Adele). Adele proved victorious, but the rest of the tournament was disgraceful. Just take a look at some of the candidates. Luckily, Bracketeers put out a bracket for the best songs that were left out. With some help from me, I'm Yours by Jason Mraz defeated Viva la Vida by Coldplay in the championship. Still, though. The original bracket is just tough to look at.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

More Annie Lebowitz Portraits

Annie Lebowitz is known for her portrait of various Disney scenes and notable, famous locations. She's the one who made the poster with Jason Segel, Will Ferrell and Jack Black as the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Well, she released a new series and a pretty awesome is posted here. That's the Haunted Mansion facing the Pirates of the Caribbean. It's pretty mint. The full gallery is at Inside the Magic.

"The Greatest Show About an Animated Bigfoot Ever Made."

It's a bold statement from Seth Rogen. After all, there have been LOTS of quality Bigfoot animated shows. Nonetheless, FX is still going forward on an animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg about Bigfoot. The only other detail from it is that some American Dad producers will also be in on it. Nonetheless, it's still interesting and it joins the rest of the promising, new FX comedies including the Billy Crystal/Josh Gad comedy and untitled shows from Tracy Morgan, Nat Faxon and Lorne Michaels. Sounds like FX has an interesting slate ahead.

Modern Seinfeld is Successful Too!

Seinfeld is considered an immensely successful sitcom, possibly the most so of all-time. That doesn't mean the modern Twitter version can't be successful too. Jack Moore is the man behind the tweets and he was named a member of the writing staff on the upcoming FOX comedy, Us & Them, starring Jason Ritter, of course! I don't know, it seems like a winning combination so far.

Friday, September 27, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 35

Sorry it's flipped, but it still doesn't take away from the greatest moment of The Office's finale. Michael's return. I got so incredibly excited and my stomach had butterflies in the build-up and there was just so much joy when he was standing there. It's just...still perfect. I'll love this forever.

Seinfeld Speaks

The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jerry Seinfeld. It was actually pretty insightful. He's been so successful that he's never felt the need to make another television show. He talks about his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, late-night TV, the inability to host the Oscars, and he pokes fun at NBC. It was pretty enlightening to hear what the most successful comedy actor of all-time had to say about, well, most everything. The interview is here.

Larry and Shane

It's not the real title, but a male version of Laverne and Shirley is in the works at FOX. It is actually called, Paroled, about two male prisoners on parole trying to get the rest of their family out of jail. Yes, it will be a comedy. Intrigue? I'm not sure yet. If you were wondering, no there is no picture of it yet. That's why there's the FOX logo.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 36

In my opinion, this is the funniest moment from Arrested Development. Granted, I haven't quite finished watching the series yet, but this is still hilarious. Buster is awesome. Especially with that quote.

Look Out, Universal!

When Disney bought Marvel, it had to be obvious to Universal that their Marvel Superhero Island was not long for this world. Now, the changes are coming. Captain America has already been announced to become a walk-around character at the Disney parks and now, a Thor attraction is coming to Disneyland. It's not a ride, but it is a start. It will be an exhibit featuring Thor and Marvel props. The winds of theme park change are coming.

This Week's Entertainment by David

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 37

Has there ever been a greater Kramer moment than when he wore jeans? No. There has not. The hilarity ensues for a good six minutes, so, you are so very welcome.

Best Beards in Sports History

Beards have become prevalent in modern American sports culture. Brian Wilson's beard is so long that it's in a braid now. He's been growing it since spring of 2010! Sports Illustrated has a gallery of the all-time great beards, including Josh Reddick, Dirk Nowitzki, James Harden and, of course, Brian Wilson. I bet the 2013 Red Sox are not far from that list.

Jack and the Beanstalk

There's been no shortage of Jack and the Beanstalk films lately. Add this one to the slate. Disney showed some artwork at the 2013 D23 Expo from a possible upcoming film that is very early in the process. It's so early in the process that it's not even guaranteed to come to fruition. So early that only one piece of artwork was provided and the only detail is that the main characters would be a family of giants. Supposedly, it'd be filmed in the same style as Tangled. I would say it has potential.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 38

The second funniest moment in Laverne & Shirley history. Pretty humorous. What do you think number one will be?

Making the Rounds

One actor from The Office who has already done a lot since it (so very sadly) ended, is Angela Kinsey. Not only as she made an appearance on an episode of Wilfred, Sesame Street and New Girl in a span of four months and with a broken toe, now she also has this gem from Yo Gabba Gabba. It's quite fun.

The New Sunday Night Football Theme

Faith Hill has stepped down from her position singing the opening of Sunday Night Football on NBC. While NBC eventually settled with Carrie Underwood to take over, they still decided to release an audition tape from those who tried out, including Ken Jeong and Matt Lauer. Take a look:

Monday, September 23, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 39

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Office had the best final couple of episodes to a series in television history. The end of A.A.R.M. is no exception. Jim and the doc crew make a video of the great Jim and Pam moments so Pam can remember their true, undying love. He also gives her the teapot letter, a groundbreaking moment. Plus, Jim gives Dwight one last piece of advice with Angela. "At the end of the day, you gotta jump." After Michael left, The Office became about Jim, Pam and Dwight. Yes, Andy took on a leading role, but it was about those core three. Then, it culminated in a television masterpiece. Also, sorry about the quality, but it's better than nothing.

Is He A Hipster?

James Franco has a new television show coming out soon called James Franco Presents. He will host the show that chronicles his venture into the art world and the experiences that come with it. This begs the question. Is James Franco a hipster? Please, by all means, discuss.

This Week's Sports by Davids

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Humans of New York

This is probably one of the greatest things that I've come across on the Internet. A guy takes pictures of people he sees in New York that he thinks may be interesting. They always are interesting. It's a great thing to see on Instagram, but it's also on Facebook. My favorites are these two:

""I used to play tennis with Arthur Ashe."
"Really? How'd that come about?"
"I was an architect, and my office used to be off Columbus Circle. I lived on the Upper West Side, and every day I'd walk home through the park. One day-- this was in 1967-- I decided to take a different path, and I heard the sound of bouncing tennis balls. I investigated, and discovered a man "warming up" on a tennis court. He noticed me watching through the fence, and asked if I knew how to play. He told me that he had a foursome scheduled, but his partner had backed out. He only introduced himself as "Artie," but at this point I knew who he was, so I ran all the way home and grabbed my racket. I'd played tennis since the age of six, so I was very good myself, and we ended up winning the match. At the end, Arthur said: 'Would you mind if I called you again?'""

"“What was the happiest moment of your life?”
“When I proposed to my wife.”
“How’d you do it?”
“Well, the first time we ever met, we played Clue with another couple. So when I was ready to propose, I set up a game with the same couple who introduced us. Then I put the proposal in the envelope where the final answer normally is. The funniest part is, when she opened it, she said: ‘Wait. Does this mean I didn’t win the game?’”"

It's a great source of wisdom and insight, even from the most unpredictable sources. It's really quite charming. I like it muchly.

A Tweet from Sports Illustrated

I tweeted to Sports Illustrated asking them if I should start Vincent Jackson or DeAngelo Williams in my FLEX spot and they responded! It was a good decision to start Williams because he scored a lot more points than Jackson did. Thanks for the good call, Sports Illustrated.

The Return of Gatriots News!

Surely we all remember the Gatriots news of last year. Well, it's back this year! It just took a bit because the first week, only the Gators played, the second week, the Patriots didn't play on the weekend and the third week, the Gators didn't play! Now, they both played. And there's some big stories.

If you're gonna lose in the BCS, lose early. Luckily, the Gators were able to recover from the upsetting loss to Miami with a statement win against Tennessee to keep them in the mix. Jeff Driskel is out for the season, but I'm not panicking. Tyler Murphy was AWESOME. I have so much faith in him.

The Patriots were a bit shaky, but Tom Brady seems like he's gotten on the same page with his new crop of receivers. Thompkins scored two touchdowns against Tampa Bay and Aaron Dobson didn't drop a pass. Plus, Shane Vereen, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola will return soon and that defense is pure steel!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Act Like You've Been There

This poor schlub wants to make a name for himself. He did so.

He apparently loves it in when little kids strike out, though. Even, the kid is confused. Pretty funny.

Harden Soul

Yes, the correct song is 'Heart and Soul.' Yes, it's the one that Tom Hanks plays on the piano in Big. This, however, is Harden Soul. The new mix from James Harden and Stephen Curry in yet another great installment in the collection of awesome Foot Locker commercials.

The 2014 Schedule

The 2013 Florida Gators football campaign is only four weeks and in and the 2014 schedule has already been released! They like to get them prepared, I guess. It's not an incredibly hard schedule, but there's some tough spots, like going to Alabama on September 20, facing Georgia in Jacksonville. Then there's the LSU and FSU, but they're pretty commonplace. I'm focused on 2013, though, and the Gators should be too!

Friday, September 20, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 40

The bowl is the set-up of Jim's prank and Michael's frustration that leads to Andy yelling. The ice cream is Andy punching the wall. The sprinkles are Michael's facial expressions. Jim's face right before hanging up the phone is the cherry on top. It's a hilarity sundae!

The Return of...

Fruity Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute! Sorry, Twinkies, but I think that this might be the greatest return in the history of ever. For years, the annual return of breakfast in autumn during the Halloween season is marked by the reappearance of Boo Berry, Frankenberry, and Count Chocula on store shelves. This year, it's a bit different. Fruity Yummy Mummy has been discontinued for 20 years and Fruit Brute for 30. They both are making triumphant returns in new boxes and retro boxes in Target. All five of the Monster cereals will be released this year and it's pretty awesome. I'll be having some for the first time. It's mint!

Dueling Banjos

It's the matchup we've all been waiting for. Steve Martin versus Kermit the Frog. Not really. Anyway, Funny or Die has done it again with a Banjo Battle that pits Steve Martin against Kermit. It's not the funniest video, but very well might be the most awesome video. So great.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 41

Is this the greatest montage in television history? You could definitely tell that Dan Harmon and company had prepared for Introduction to Finality to be the series finale of Community. Hence the amazing ending montage of the episode that includes a miniature Dreamtorium, Chang in the vents, and STARBURNS IS ALIVE! This is the stuff of legends.

This Week's Entertainment by David

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Trailer

I'm making a bold statement, but I think I might say that this is the greatest movie trailer that I've ever seen. I know. I know. Big statement. Winnie the Pooh had a good one. The Muppets. Saving Mr. Banks. The Dark Knight Rises. Obviously, I'm just listing some from my recent memory. Obviously there are trailers that are far greater than those. Those are just the ones that I'm thinking of. But, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (a remake of the 1947 film with Danny Kaye that is an adaptation of the short story by James Thurber) has a truly astonishing trailer. It doesn't give away the plot and the ending and all that sort like other trailers. Instead, it opens up more questions. Plus, the excellent song choice placed with remarkable scenes and notable actors, it's just truly great. If you see a cast of Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and Patton Oswalt, it seems like a comedy. I bet this has some comedy, but it will be something much bigger and much deeper. Can't wait!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 42

What happens when you get Barney and Ted together with two pairs of future versions of themselves? Well, the greatest a capella medley and greatest a capella scene in television history, of course!

(Also, the a capella-ness of it all reminded me of the a capella from Rules of Engagement and that reminded me that I was supposed to mention that I can't include the greatest scene of that show's history with the cookies in the Baked episode because it's nowhere to be found online, but rest assured. It's awesome and would be up near the top!)


Do you like Adam Scott? How about Richard Jenkins? What about Catherine O'Hara? Jane Lynch? Jessica Alba? Amy Poehler? Clark Duke, maybe? If you said yes to any of these questions, perhaps the trailer to the newest Adam Scott film is for you! It's called A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce). Tomorrow, I'll post a trailer with Adam Scott in it that I'm a bit more interested in seeing, but still:

The International Best Dressed List

The annual list celebrates the best dressed people from all over the world. The entire list of 95 can be viewed at Vanity Fair's website. My favorite is pictured, but they all look pretty sharp.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 43

Quite possibly the funniest scene to ever come out of Scrubs. It's so Scrubs-y in every way and Donald Faison plays it perfectly. Love it.

You Go Gators!

Zach Hodskins is a 6'2" basketball prospect from Georgia. The Florida Gators heavily recruited him and they've offered him a deal that doesn't immediately promise a scholarship, but gives way to one down the line. This might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but Hodskins actually only has one hand...but he's still scary good.

We're the Millers

Well, I completely forgot to post what I thought about this film! In fact, it was quite humorous. I mean, sure, the ending was a bit predictable, but you still can't go wrong with Nick Offerman, Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms. Plus, that weird kid can rap the entire rap portion of Waterfalls. Overall, I thought it was greatly humorous. Not really a family comedy, though. Best part? I'd have to say Sudeikis glancing to the camera during Jennifer Aniston's stripper dance. There were lots of humorous scenes, though.

Monday, September 16, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 44

Whoa, what? This was crazy! John Casey actually shows some emotion and gives a big hug to Chuck. Oh, Casey. You are awesome. Well, you're Casey, not Awesome, but you're awesome.

This Week's Sports by David

Fall Comedy Poll

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has already made a name for itself with a stellar debut and much critical acclaim. Dads hasn't had much of a welcome. Other shows, like The Michael J. Fox Show, are highly anticipated. Which comedy will be the best, though? That's for you to choose on the new poll!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Mickey Mouse Shorts

The new Mickey shorts that have been teased for a while have been released! The one with Walt Disney playing Mickey hasn't been released yet (it will be awesome, though). There's still some pretty quality ones, though. Cartoons of the modern age that embody the classic age of them.

I actually laughed out loud at some parts of this. The new shorts are very funny. All of them can be viewed at the DisneyShorts YouTube channel.

Interesting tidbit, Chris Diamantopoulos (Brian, the boom guy, from The Office) plays Mickey. Weird, but awesome!

Twilight Zone: The Movie

The man who directed, TRON, Joseph Kosinski, will be directing a new Twilight Zone film. He will also be the screenwriter for the film. Scott Bloom will also serve as executive producer. Anthony Peckham, the original writer for the film will serve as a member of the staff. Most notably, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Leonardo DiCaprio will produce the film with rumors that DiCaprio will star. I think it could be good, so long as it keeps the same tone, stays in black and white, and uses some kind of Rod Serling. Let's be frank, it won't match the quality of the show. Still could be good, though.

How To Sit At A Computer Correctly

I thought that this picture was pretty humorous and definitely worth a share. Plot twist: I actually did not see this on George Takei's Facebook page. OR his Twitter page! What are the odds?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Best Photo the Internet Has Ever Seen

At least, that's what the Huffington Post called it. NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal is 7'1". Comedian, Kevin Hart is 5'4". It's guaranteed hilarity if they pose together. I don't know if it's the best photo, but it's pretty dang funny.

The Roast of James Franco

The Roast of James Franco was pretty awesome. There were some crazy zingers, like Jeffrey Ross saying that Franco's grandmother "only had 127 hours left." Or when Natasha Leggero said that Andy Samberg will be "singing D*** in a Box at Lorne Michaels' open-casket funeral." Even Samberg laughed and said, "Oh, Jesus." I also liked Sarah Silverman's line, "Before tonight, Franco rolled a giant fatty, but that was the only way to get Jonah Hill on stage." Aziz Ansari, Seth Rogen (Roast Master, should be called Roast Host), Bill Hader, and Nick Kroll were also in attendance. The two funniest roasts came from Hill and Samberg:

Burn Notice


This post won't be as lengthy as the finale posts for such shows as The Office, 30 Rock, Chuck and more. It'll be more of a Leverage-type. Mainly because I didn't quite pay attention to season one and then seasons five and six. I did pay attention to season seven. It was tough to see Michael and Sam fight in the penultimate episode. It took Fiona's life to snap Michael back to reality. Then, Michael knows he messed up and he got too involved. So much so that he tries twice to irrationally kill himself. The person who does end up killing herself? That would be Michael's mother, Madeline. She realized that if she didn't do something, not only would she die, but so would Michael, Sam, Fiona, Jesse and Charlie, her grandson. So she tells Jesse to keep Charlie safe and then fight his way out as she wouldn't be able to. When the evil guards enter, she presses a detonator, killing the guards - and herself. Luckily, she had two poignant moments with Michael. When he told Sam and Fiona (which is fitting that his last mission is only with those two) they didn't handle it very well.

Anywho, Michael and Fiona devise a plan to escape the seemingly-dire situation they've gotten themselves in. It culminates in a scene that you could be almost sure that Michael was about to say, "I'm Michael freakin' Weston." It's not that cheesy. It works very well, until the man behind the entire season seven evil plot, James, presses a detonator, setting off bombs throughout the building. Sam makes it out, but it didn't look good for Michael and Fiona.

Sure enough, later on, Sam and Jesse are meeting with Senator Robert Lipton and he tells them that Michael will get his star on the CIA memorial, despite the wishes of other operatives. Sam thanks him and tells him, "you know spies. A bunch of bitchy little girls." Lipton then tells the two that they will be released from their apparent prison.

The next scene shows the funeral of Michael Weston and Fiona. Sam and Jesse are in attendance and Michael will be buried next to his brother, Nate, and mother, Madeline. Sam then says to Jesse, "where do you think he is?" Then, we see the scene where Michael and Fiona are about to be blown up. Michael grabs her hand and immediately begins running from the building. They jump into the water, just as it explodes. Either Sam caught up with them and knew they had to go, or he knew them well enough to know they'd gotten out okay and would be on the run. Maybe he even checked the coffin, who knows?

We last see Michael, Fiona, and Charlie curled up on a couch in what seems to be Ireland, where Michael and Fiona first met and got together. Michael asks Fiona what he should tell Charlie about himself. She says, "start from the beginning. Say, 'my name's Michael Weston. I used to be a spy.'" That explains the narrative. Then, Burn Notice was over.

I thought it was a nice, poignant ending and I knew that someone had to die. It's too bad. I don't think this is the end of the legendary, Sam Axe, though. Matt Nix, the creator of Burn Notice, doesn't think so either. Nonetheless, for the time being, we should appreciate Burn Notice for what it was. The show that put cable dramas on the map.

Now, the show has been burned itself. Maybe it will go to Miami and try to figure out what happened.

Friday, September 13, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 45

The greatest musical moment in Community's history comes in the legendary episode, Regional Holiday Music. Baby. Boomer. Santa. There may never be a better journey through time and American culture through the eyes of the Baby Boomers than this portrayal. Legendary.

Baby Boomer from Catherine Boyd on Vimeo.

Grantland's Fantasy TV Trade Machine

The featured programs are not ones that I watch, but it's still an awesome premise that I just had to share anyway. Grantland posted different trades that would "make sense" for television shows to do. Basically, the shows would be trading actors to other shows for different actors. It's weird, but it's fun to think of when you know it's something that won't ever happen. Here's an example:

House of Cards receives Mark Strong and Lauren Cohan.
The Walking Dead receives Lennie James and James Ransone.
Low Winter Sun receives Danai Gurira and Robin Wright.

Interesting concept. You can see more at Grantland.

Mind of a Man

GSN has ordered a new game show called, 'Mind of a Man.' GSN ordered 40 episodes from reality producer, Mark Cronin. It will premiere in late 2013 and feature two female contestants trying to figure out what men really think with the help of a celebrity panel. Who will make up that panel, you ask? I don't know the answer to that, I respond. The premise does sound interesting, however.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 46

There may never be a show that ends its legendary run as well as The Office did in its final four episodes. The final scene of Finale was just the cherry on top of it all. And Andy's line, "I wish there was a way to know, you're in the good, old days, before you've actually left them," is the cherry on top of that cherry. So great, I still get emotional.

The Best Shows of Summer 2013

Remember back in May when I posted the rankings of the 31 shows I watched from September 2012 to May 2013? Well, naturally, I couldn't include summer in that time period. So, I'm doing it now! Keep in mind, the shows included are only the shows that I viewed. Also, I will not be including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon because it's a year-round program. Just know that it'd probably be near the top.

14. Deal With It

Don't get me wrong. I thought this show was great. It's got some great humor. On the other hand, I've only seen one episode. I have three recorded for the treadmill, but a foot injury has temporarily derailed that. This show has people push the boundaries of society. There are some lines you just don't cross, but the celebrity guests (such as Yvette Nicole Brown) do not care about those lines and that is what made it funny.

13. Hot in Cleveland

This is one of three scripted programs on this list. I guess summer isn't really a time for scripts. This show has basically always been the same. It's got the standard sitcom episode format for each one. There's still humor, though. I'm actually regretting putting this above Deal With It. I guess I put it above for the pretty quality live episode with Brian Baumgartner, William Shatner and others. Also, the guest appearance from Gupta was amazing. Betty White might be the one who helped boost the show. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I'm not going to put it as the best show ever. It might be the best original show in TV Land history, but it's not a deep history. Oh, also this:

12. Million Second Quiz

Numbers can be deceiving. The Quiz (as we call it on the street) comes in at Number 12, but it could very well be higher if I decided to wait even longer to make this list. I don't know how it will end so it could be some terrible ending. It could be great, though. The way it's going it seems like it's possible that the prize could be very big. Plus, Seacrest isn't that bad as a host. People pan him, but he's quality. There's also some good personalities that people can actually root for (Brandon, the King of the Nerve Wracking). If it ends well, it'll be higher, but we'll never know because I won't post a revised edition.

11. Suits

I didn't really pay attention 100% of the time, but when I did, it was awesome.

10. Wipeout

Wipeout had a resurgent summer. I hadn't watched it in over a year. Maybe Winter and Spring Wipeout were just too much. It's meant to be a summer program. Back in 2008-2010, it was one of my top ten favorite shows from every season. Then, it fell. Now, it's back in a top ten. I don't know if it was the return of Jill Wagner replacing Vanessa Lachey. Maybe John Henson went back to how he once was. Maybe it was the addition of new characters like Juan Barlos and the Yum Yum Candy Gang to mingle with Ballsy. Then again, it might very well have been this.

Sorry, about the quality, but AT LEAST IT'S SOMETHING!

9. Hollywood Game Night

So many great games.

So many great guest stars.
Josh Gad, Al Roker, Angela Kinsey, Jason Alexander, Ellie Kemper, Amy Poehler, Max Greenfield, Matthew Perry, Kristen Bell, Alyson Hannigan, Rob Riggle, Jason Suedikis, Anthony Anderson.

There's only one issue with the best game show since Steve Harvey's edition of Family Feud.

The regular people.
They are the worst.

8. Adam Richman's Fandemonium
7. Hotel Impossible

These two are placed together due to the Travel Channel association. I think Adam Richman clocks in at eight because if you know me, you know I'm not really much of a mud-wrestling, deer-hunting, NASCAR-watching kind of guy. The episodes so far, in order, are about: Rednecks, Daytona 500, Alaska Man, Medieval Madness, BBQ World Championship, Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, Bikers and Boats, Country Superfans, Calgary Stampede, 21st Century Woodstock. I put the non-mud, deer, NASCAR type episodes in italicized. If you know me, I'm not much of a medieval guy. I don't really like horse racing. Or motorcycles. I'm also not a hippie. I think my problem is that I'm not invested in the events that take place. I know that the purpose of the show is to showcase all walks of tradition and culture. Don't get me wrong, this show is incredible. I love watching it. I enjoy watching it. I just don't get invested in the events. I appreciate the dedication of the people, the devotion of Adam Richman.
Somethings I can get into, though, are hotels. That's why I love Hotel Impossible. The assertiveness of Anthony Melchiorri, host, and the cluelessness of the hoteliers is always so much fun to watch. Especially the episode from September 8, when the parents of the bride checked out of the wedding's hotel and Melchiorri literally had to get on his knees and scrub the bathroom before the bride come in. I love watching him make a fool out of fools. If only I could find a clip instead of full "episodes" on YouTube.

6. Burn Notice

I do not think that Burn Notice would have gotten as high as it did without me watching the finale literally only a few hours before writing this post. It's so fresh in my memory. The finale was extremely filled with quality and you'll have to see my entire post of the finale recap that is commonplace once a show that I view regularly comes to a close later on this weekend. I will say that it climbed all the way to six because it didn't go the stereotypical cable drama route of the same thing every season, except the opposition is tougher. Instead, it brought the conflict internally between Michael and himself. Again, everything I could say in this paragraph will be written in a quickly upcoming post.

5. Whodunnit?

I'm not even sorry.

4. The Hero

I thought this was going to be a show about money-blinded people screaming at each other because they didn't get their way. It was like that, at times. But, in the end, it became about more than that. Marty and Shaun and Rachel and Lydia aside, each person proved that they had courage, teamwork, trust, heart, honesty, endurance and sacrifice. These were also aptly the episode title names. I did not include finale. Athena was alright, Dr. Dave was okay. Patty was good, she was a deserving winner of The Hero. Although, I hoped that Darnell would win because he was just an overall awesome guy. The man who vaulted this show to fourth place was Charles. Charles saw that someone had to be eliminated to form a top five that would be voted on for The Hero by America. He decided to withdraw himself from consideration. A truly noble sacrifice. That's what got the show where it is. Here's just a small taste:

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway?

The new Whose Line's motto should be: Always Be Funny. Because it is. It is non-stop funny. It is funnier than most of the scripted comedies on television today. Improv is so hilarious when it is done right, and Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady are the kings of Improv. Here are just a few examples of why it cracked the Top Three.

2. American Ninja Warrior

It's like Wipeout on steroids. I look forward to each new episode because I want to see the amazing athletic feats from each competitor like Drew Dreschel, Captain NBC, Brent Steffensen, The Weatherman, Beardy and that doctor guy. Just look at this:

You can't tell me that's not awesome. Also, it's fun to hear Matt Iseman say, "Akbar Gbaja-Biamila."

1. Wilfred

Was there ever any doubt in your minds? Because there was in mine. Basically, I juggled ANW, Wilfred, The Hero and Whose Line around until I settled on this order. It's hard to describe the greatness that was the third season of Wilfred. It's even harder because there are absolutely no video clips to be found of it. Well, real video clips. Not the fake episodes from the infectious accounts. Anyway, the great thing about Wilfred is that it's got awful humor. It's funny, but there's just so many things that are strictly wrong with the comedy. Yet, it's still hilarious. For example:

Wilfred is jealous of the athleticism and overall warm-reception of neighborhood dog, Jellybeans. Therefore, he decides to wait for a car to come down the road and just as it's close to Jellybean's front yard, he tosses the dog's tennis ball into the road. Jellybeans chased and was killed by the car.

Wilfred wants to be seen as a hero dog. Therefore, he decides that it'd be rational to burn his house down so he can call 911 and save his owner, Jenna and her husband, Drew. However, he is unable to call 911. Ryan goes in the house to save him and Wilfred's first reaction is to make sure that is stuffed companion, Bear, dies in the home. Can Wilfred see Bear as Ryan sees Wilfred? We'll never know, now.

But there's more to Wilfred than just TV-MA-LVS (Television intended for Mature Audiences due to Language, Violence, and Sexual Situatuons). There is a deeper meaning. For example, the picture that Kristen actually drew of Wilfred and not Ryan. The picture's questions are never answered. The therapy for Ryan sends him back to when his mother was institutionalized and he spent the day at work with his father and sister, Kristen. If you look closely, as the camera pans around the office, the top of Wilfred's head is visible outside the window. This day could be the first day that Ryan sees Wilfred as it is the first day his mother is gone and he begins to resent his father.

Then there is the theory that Ryan is dead. The theory that his suicide was successful and there is no Wilfred or Jenna or Drew or Geoffrey or anyone. After all, Wilfred once said to Ryan, "Remember the night before we met, the pills you took? They worked, mate."

One theory that I prefer is the television theory. It's not a theory within the actual show, but of it's production. Over the course of the show, there have been many direct and vague allusions to LOST. Such as this scene from an ordinary Wilfred playing outside scene.

Looks an awful lot like the finale of LOST, doesn't it?

There's something more direct, like this:

Also, the third season finale of Wilfred had a comment from my parents that the closing scene was like LOST, in that Ryan's in a jungle-type area and he found a miniature statue of Wilfred. It's a very similar scenario to The Stature of Taweret in LOST.

Something that I'm starting to believe is that ever since LOST ended, television producers and executives have been desperately searching for the "next LOST." Shows have come and gone. Persons Unknown wasn't the new LOST, The Event wasn't either. FlashForward tried and failed. Alcatraz even had Jorge Garcia as a cast member, but it was unsuccessful. I don't even know what happened to Terra Nova and I have no idea how Revolution is still alive.

Check this Entertainment Weekly article: The "New LOST" shouldn't be anything like LOST.
Think about this and bear with me. Wilfred is not at all like LOST, except for that the fact that the reason for everything that has occurred is unknown. The true underlying depth of the story is unknown. Maybe, just maybe, Wilfred is the new LOST. I know you will scoff at me. It's just a dog that has sex with a stuffed bear and then smokes a bong with Elijah Wood. I tell you, pay attention to the show. That's not what the show is about. It's not even what the scene is about. It's just something to keep FX stoners in the loop.

Wilfred was incredible this year and I can hardly wait for its return with what is guaranteed to be an amazing season four.

If I had to sum up Summer 2013 television in one word: Giles. If I had to pick a show, Wilfred. I could have just written that and this post would have had the same impact. Oh, well.

This Week's Entertainment by Davids

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 47

The best scene from the I Love Lucy tenure in California, comes when Harpo Marx visits Lucy and Ethel. First, classic comedy shtick takes place when Lucy pretends to be Harpo's reflection in a pseudo-"mirror." Then, Harpo has depth when he plays the harp. Sure, it's just 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame,' but, it's on the harp so it's better that way.

Total Eclipse of the Heart (19/19)

That's right, nineteen out of nineteen is total. Christina Bianco sang Total Eclipse of the Heart as nineteen different musical divas. The Today Show made a pretty big deal out of it. After all, it's pretty impressive.

Don Orsillo Dances

This is the thing that Earth never knew it wanted. I think we can all die happy now, right? This video is the stuff of legend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 48

In the history-making of late night television of Timberweek, one skit between Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake stood out above the rest. This.

So many different hilarious scenes. Hard to pick a favorite part.

Seinfeld Movie Posters

Seinfeld always had some pretty neat fake movie titles when the gang would consider heading to the theater. The Huffington Post has the other three and my favorite is pictured. Pretty clever! But, Jason Bateman head photoshop skill level? Sub-par.

The Soup: Random Guest Stars!

On the 499th episode of The Soup, they had their annual collection of nonsensical guest stars! I recognize Shaquille O'Neal and Joel McHale and obviously, ADAM RICHMAN! But I don't know the other three. It was a pretty funny scene and Adam Richman was, of course, amazing on it!

Monday, September 9, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 49

In one of the all-time greatest Seinfeld episodes, George leaves his car parked in Yankee Stadium after locking his keys inside to give the illusion that he's the first one in and the last one out. Then, he goes on a weekend trip with his fiancee. He asks Jerry to take the fliers off his car, but it's filthy so he and Kramer bring it to a car wash and get it cleaned up, but on the way back, Kramer crashes. Jerry gets the car back to the spot, but the wreckage and blood spots make the Yankees organization believe he's dead. Then, hilarity happens...

Tina Fey - Matt Hubbard Comedy

Obviously after the critical success of 30 Rock, the networks would scramble to scoop up whatever show Tina Fey has coming up next. That's just what happened. She worked with Matt Hubbard to create the concept of a women's college that has just begun to accept men. Fey said she will produce, but has no plans to star. The network that snatched it was...

Fox. If it couldn't be NBC (how could they lose Fey?), then Fox is a good choice because they've become a great place for comedies with The Mindy Project, Raising Hope, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons and, of course, New Girl. Should be a good lineup!

This Week's Sports by David

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jimmy Fallon Talks About Jay Leno

Jimmy Fallon. Always the consummate professional. He offered up some quotes to The Hollywood Reporter about Jay Leno, The Tonight Show and his move to it. I'll share my favorite lines, but the full article can be found by clicking on the above title, The Hollywood Reporter. Also, in that previous sentence.

  • "I've talked to [Leno] all the time since I started. [I said,] 'Don't think I'm trying to take over. Whenever you're ready to go...' and he called me one day and said, 'I think the time's coming and I think you'd be great,' which was very nice."
  • "I hope I'll make him proud."
  • "It's a little nerve wracking, but exciting to step into his shoes."
He'll be just fine.

My Way by...Walter White?

Everyone knows the classic Sinatra song, My Way. But what happens when Walter White (Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad) sings/speaks it. It's pretty neat. Think of it like a full version of the Brian Williams Good Vibrations/Bust a Move on Late Night.

You've Changed, Bro

We all know the rags to riches tale of Jeremy Lin. His friends know it very well, too. One of them even had Lin sleeping on his couch until Lin made it big during Linsanity. Then, he signed the big contract. Obviously, things are going to change in Jeremy Lin's mindset. His old friends called him out and even Steve Nash and James Harden had something to say about it. It's all in good fun, though.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Third Installment of the Greatest Event in Television History

It's still a bold statement by Adam Scott to call the television parody specials the Greatest Event in Television History, but they're still good. The third installment was teased and it looks just as quality as the previous two! In October 2012, he recreated Simon and Simon with Jon Hamm and in June 2013, he recreated Hart to Hart with Amy Poehler. Nothing more has been said about the third except or the picture teaser. What do you think?

Toy Store Prank

A prank was pulled at a toy store to have baby dolls come to life Needless to say, the people were scared out of their minds. This is quite the quality humor of the pranking variety.

Paley Center Comedy Special

On September 1, NBC aired the 30 Funniest Television Scenes in a Paley Center countdown special hosted by Betty White. It was pretty good. There were some funny scenes, but obviously my opinion is different. The funniest moment was Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory, which is iconic. The Office representative was the Diversity Day scene between Michael, Dwight and Pam. I'd have others that I'd pick, but that's still funny. The special wasn't as good as I thought it'd be, but it was still neat.

Friday, September 6, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 50

Two of the greatest comedians in television history collaborating in one of the funniest scenes of all-time and of 30 Rock. Jerry Seinfeld is up to his old shtick, but Tina Fey just can't help, but act exactly like him. And it's impressive.

Gad & Crystal

A new FX comedy show, The Comedians, has tabbed their stars to be Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. It's an interesting premise. It will be a single-camera comedy about a veteran comedian (Crystal) who is paired with a younger comedian (Gad), reluctantly, on a comedy sketch show. Could be good! It's from executive producers from Seinfeld, Community, Burn Notice and Arrested Development. Not a bad slew of shows! Should be good.

My Wish: Roger Federer

The greatest tennis player of all time and Power Hall of Famer, Roger Federer, took some time out of his busy tour season to grant a wish by a teenage girl, Beatriz to meet him. These are always awesome.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 51

Since the last time I posted this clip, the video quality hasn't improved. However, the scene quality stays at the maximum. Forever, this will be the most beloved Jim and Pam video by the masses. Forever, it lives on in television history as the greatest confession ever.

Huge Football Hit!

But no, it's not American football! It's soccer. The regular football! It's still a pretty big hit though, however, it's from ref to player instead of player to player. No red card, ref? That's hypocritical.

This Week's Entertainment by David

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 52

Hard to choose between [shunned] as a young Tracy Jordan or Jimmy Fallon as a young Jack Donaghy. I chose Fallon because of the Armisen appearance. Priceless. Best moment in all of live 30 Rock.

Grumpy Cat Smiles

This video is far more captivating than the meme. After months of grumpiness, Grumpy Cat isn't so grumpy after all.

Fallon on Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie about his new baby girl, Winnie Rose. He's just so genuine and you can tell that he loves her a lot. It's a nice interview, he's very happy.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 53

Michael Scott and Jim Halpert. An incredible dynamic between two great characters and two very amazing moments.

Dustin Pedroia is Ed Helms?!

On their off day, Dustin Pedroia, Jared Saltalamacchia and Jonny Gomes took in a Toronto Blue Jays game. Someone compared them to The Hangover crew. It's so accurate. Pedroia and Helms are default, but Gomes and Galifinakis have beards and Salty and Cooper have long hair. I love this picture.