April 26, 2010

No New Lost this week...here's a little finale spoiler to occupy your time

Below is what appears to be a Call sheet from the final episode of LOST...there is no way to know if it is real or fake but according to various online sources it seems real. It's not like you can get much out of reading the sheet other than locations of shooting and who is in the scenes...no dialog or anything so you shouldn't be too worried about being spoiled by looking at the call sheet...knock yourself out it's below


Cordelia Chase is back and you better not steal her butterfinger!

OH NO...Sassy Puppies!

It's been years since I saw a butterfinger commercial, especially one that didn't feature Bart Simpson. Charisma Carpenter, Lou Ferrigno and Erik Estrada are part of the Butterfinger Defense League, and telling you how to protect your butterfinger from theives...I mean Charisma obviously has the ass kicking training from her years on Buffy/Angel (even though in the beginning of Buffy I wouldn't trust her to beat up my dog). However she is a Former San Diego Charger cheerleader so she has that going for her in terms of training too...

There are other commecials featuring Lou and Erik as well as a remake of Baby got Back titled I Like Big Butterfingers that features all three members of the league.

What do you think of Butterfinger's new AD campaign?

April 25, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies for everyone!!

Last night's SNL gave us a great edition of weekend update, the best part of which was writer John Mulaney's rant on the unfair distribution of Girl Scout Cookies

We also got another great edition of Kristen Wiig's babbling travel expert character "just kidding" and Bill Header as "Stefon" in which he couldn't help but laugh but it was still funny. However, as for the rest of SNL...kind of a bust...SNL has been lacking the past few seasons it just doesn't strike me as funny anymore...every once in a while they get a great sketch or a great host that can hold their own (a.k.a. Justin Timberlake) but most weeks it falls flat with the exception of maybe 1 sketch per show. What do you think? Is SNL dying out? MadTV is already gone is SNL soon to follow? Well enjoy the rant on Girl Scout Cookies and check out the rest of the Weekend Update Sketch at hulu.com

April 24, 2010

How bad do you want a Blizzard?

Tell me you don't think this commercial is hilarious! seriously tell me in the comments if you don't think this spot is funny...and by the way right now DQ is running a promotion - Buy 1 Blizzard get the 2nd for 25 cents! I bet you are all out the door right now to go get that deal...

April 23, 2010

Abed is the Henry Hill of chicken fingers

In case you don't know who Henry Hill is, he is Ray Liota's character in the movie "Goodfellas" - not to be confused with HANK Hill of the cartoon King of the Hill. 

In this week's episode of "Community" - 'Contempory American Poultry' - the gang finds themself in the midst of a chicken finger shortage due to Starburns skimming some off the top for people so they will like him...Jeff gets the brilliant idea that they should get starburns fired and put one of their own on the inside so that they will always have chicken fingers...this works great until Abed takes over the operation.

Abed's Goodfellas voice overs were great...and I really got the vibe of Goodfella's out of the episode, it really felt like chicken fingers were cocaine to them...

Abed's use of television and movies to relate to everyday life makes me happy because I watch enough television that I feel like this could be me.

Other awesomeness in the episode, Pierce gets an entourage and Troy gets a monkey that he names "Annie's boobs"

Top 5 Quotes from the episode:

Troy: I think I’m failing psychopharmacology.
Britta: Why are you taking that?
Troy: I thought it was a class about crazy farm animals.

“If God were edible – not that I’m Catholic – but if it was cool to eat God, he’d be a chicken finger.” — Troy

Jeff: Why do you have a monkey?
Troy: It’s an animal that looks like a dude. Why don’t I have 10 of them?

“…For your information, I don’t have an ego. My Facebook photo is a landscape.” — Jeff

“He released Annie’s Boobs. Annie’s Boobs could be anywhere.” — Troy

Not only did we get a little "Goodfellas" in this episode, we got a little sliver of  "Sixteen Candles" as well...check out the clip below

Little J turns Rocker

So Gossip Girl fans...looks like Little J's (aka Jenny Humphry) departure from the show for a bit will be the result of her music career.  Her band "the pretty reckless" is featured in the new movie "kick-ass" with their song "make me wanna die"...Taylor Momsen is the lead singer of the band and I have to admit the song is pretty good...check it out below

What do you think of Little J's sound? I like it and wish the band well, can't wait to hear some more from the pretty reckless, how about you? sound off in the comments

April 22, 2010

DVR catch up night

DVR has got to be the greatest invention ever! (well obviously the VCR was a great invention but you can only record 1 show per VCR so unless you got yourself like 8 VCRs and Televisions to attach them to there is no comparison to the DVR).  Of course you can always turn the internet to catch up on your missed episodes (assuming the show is readily available, i'm not up for paying on itunes to watch something when I already pay for cable!)...and speaking of DVRs, ATT has the best one because not only is it a DVR it allows you to record up to 4 standard definition shows at the same time!  For me this is the best thing yet because as the title of my blog suggests television is my life and by that I mean I watch more than the average bear's worth of television, I mean Tuesday night alone is a monster let's see we have Lost, Glee (which was on Wednesdays), American Idol, Parenthood, V, and 90210 - and that's just Tuesday - let's just say Sun-Thurs all look like that on my DVR (Friday and Saturday are the only relatively free days and that's not saying much because you got SNL on Saturday and sometimes Friday gets a show on that I will watch)

So now that we all agree that the DVR is a great invention let's talk about my catch up on shows night because let's face it I can't watch all the shows I want to the night they are on or I'd never get any sleep to be alive at work (where I work with television - even if it is news not entertainment, sometimes the news can be very entertaining, but i digress...)

Tonight I watched Idol gives back (that I watched live) - I only watched it to see Carrie Underwood perform and to see who got kicked off this week and then got the bonus of seeing my favorite idol - David Cook show up! but my bottom 3 was only off by 1 person and I almost put Casey down so I was that close to getting it perfect however I wouldn't have guessed Tim would leave I thought it was high time Aaron left BUT I also though Tim should have been like the 2nd person kicked off the show so I guess it doesn't matter.  I am interested to see next week's theme of Shania Twain - I didn't know she had enough hit songs to earn her own night...we shall see how this goes.  I was just thinking there needed to be a country night and I guess this week is as close as I'll get.

So that was live TV now on to the DVR -
How I Met Your Mother: this show is obviously no where near the level it once was but this week's episode did give us the game "Drunk or Kid" which is obviously a great game you name a scenario and the other people have to guess if it happened when you were drunk or a kid! great concept right?

Romantically Challenged: I wanted to give Alyssa Milano's new show a try...it was not great but I will give it 1 more week to change my mind.  She doesn't look old enough to have a teenage son and her sister doesn't seem to fit into the show.  As for her two guy friends - one of them struck me -as Sue Sylvester would put it "a sneaky gay" - he was dating a girl but seemed like he was gay, I mean he met her at a cooking class...the other guy was oddly juvenile and the place where they hung out and drank wine seemed like a coffee shop at first but then I saw the wine and thought restaurant but who hangs out at a restaurant like every day?  It could have been a bar but the tables didn't make it look like a bar at all...Anyway, I'll give it one more week before I dump it

Now on to shows that need to back next season but are in limbo -

Accidentally on Purpose: This show is one of my favorite new shows this year and no one gives it credit.  Jenna Elphman is great as the older woman who got pregnant on a one night stand by a guy 10+ years younger than her...Zach (the baby daddy) and his best friend Davis, and then there is Billy (Elphman's character) and her sister Abby and Scottish work friend Olivia make a great core group of characters.

Tonight was the season finale in which we see Billy and Zach finally become parents, but not before hilarious things happen.  In this continued episode from last week, Zach got pulled over for speeding and then lied to the cop and said Billy was in labor so the cop took them to the hospital where they had to sneak out cause she wasn't actually having the baby but then on the way to where they were actually going, get pulled over again by the SAME cop so Billy hides in the back only to go into actual labor.  So Zach gets arrested and Davis has to take Billy to the hospital (Davis is kinda a stoner if you don't watch the show)  Billie makes him stay with her she tells him to pretend he's at a strip club and he replies "Ok but it'll be kinda hard to stick dollar bills down there when a baby is coming out!" too funny.  Billie calls Abby to get Zach out of jail but Abby ends up in Jail too so then she has to send Olivia who gets them out of jail because she knew the cop (apparently she disappeared on him a while back because his response to seeing her was "your alive")

now that that recap is over we need to find a way to save this show! come on CBS give it another shot!

Finally another show that needs to get renewed that is on the bubble - Trauma on NBC.

This show gets better and better every week.  The character development is so great it makes me not miss ER so much and this weeks episode especially because it really only focused on the main cast instead of the medical emergencies that usually happen which are predictable.  As soon as we see someone on camera who is not a main cast member we know that there is going to be an accident and one of the crews will get called out to try and save them (it's about paramedics if you were unaware).  I love that the show is set in San Francisco - the last good show out of SF was Eli Stone and that got canned too soon (ABC pisses me off) and before that it was Charmed (which ties back to Alyssa Milano).  Ok so anyways each week we are getting more and more about these characters and their personal lives outside of being a medic which totally reminds me of ER only that show was about doctors.  Even when the episodes are about the specific emergencies we learn things about them and the effects are cool because sometimes there are big explosions and stuff like the pilot where a medical helicopter crashed into a building.  And of course we get to see creative looks at how people get injured and I'm sure even if it looks like a stupid way to get hurt it probably happened to someone at some time.

OK so to sum up -
DVR = awesome
Save Trauma and Accidentally on Purpose from cancellation

If I could seriously get paid to watch like every show on TV and write about it I would take that job in a heartbeat so if anyone out there reads this and knows of someone hiring for that job shoot me a note...One day maybe I'll get a video recap that I can put together on here or something (but that might take way too much time that I don't have which leaves less time to watch TV so I'll prolly just stick to posting some pics and video clips from the net...)

time to watch more stuff on the DVR - Parenthood, V and Ghost Hunters remain, good thing Modern Family and Cougar Town were reruns tonight!

I will leave with this - Glee is hosting an online casting call for next season through myspace and this guy's video on youtube is a submission - what do you think? should he be on the show? If you think you should be on the show go to myspace.com/gleeauditions to submit your own

April 21, 2010

"Madge-ical" Madonna and other Tuesday night awesomeness

The power of Madonna = best episode of Glee yet!...the song choices fit perfectly into the context of the show and were performed awesomely! Some might have even been better than the original versions (example...4 Minutes). Classic Sue Sylvester - her parents were famed Nazi hunters? of course they were...Rachael and Jesse went to a Wiggles concert and then SHE won him a CareBear!...The Emma/Rachel/Finn Like a Virgin montage was absolutely amazing...although I'm dissapointed Finn went through with it, especially in a dirty motel, and what were Rachel and Emma wearing? And the mash- up of Borderline/Open your Heart was so smooth you'd think it was only 1 song! plus the video sequence of them roaming the halls of school with all of the different Madonna looks walking around - great! Sue throwing students into lockers - how funny was that? Jesse looked like a creeper in the library telling Rachel about his "melancholia". Finally, who else is excited to see Kurt and Mercedes in the Cheerios in the future!

Missing though - in Sue's office with Kurt and Mecedes they cut a line from the promo out..."Mercedes is black, I'm gay...we make culture" and in the promo Sue said "why don't you two have you're own show on Bravo?" that's funny why didn't it make the cut?

I want more Puck though...it's been a while since we've seen him more than 2 minutes an episode and I also want to see Quinn sing more...And who else feels like Jesse is still a traitor? He's going to awful big measures to spy on the other team if he is.

I want to see more of Ms. Pillsbury's pamphlets...not sure how many people took the time to read the ones in last night's episode but they were great!
"I still breastfeed, but how old IS too old?" and "Help!, I'm in love with my stepdad!" too funny...here's a screen shot

Favorite lines from last night's episode include:
Santana's response to Rachel's "can I ask you guys something": "Yes you should move to Israel"
Quinn: "Please stop talking, you're grossing out my baby"
Sue: "William...I thought I smelled cookies wafting from the ovens of the elves that live in your hair"
Sue: "You think this is hard? I'm passing a gallstone as we speak...that's hard!"
Brittany: "When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist"
Sue: "Hey there Whoopi, Don Knotts" (referring to Mercedes and Kurt)
Jesse to Rachel: "Just come out so we can talk, or sing about it..." - this is one of two references this episode where you see a character comment on the fact that they are in a television show, the other being when sue is writing in her diary and she says "even in a voice over"
Brittany: in reference to Jesse St. James, "Mr. Schu, is he your son?"
Jesse: "Ok Finn, I know we have a big showdown coming, so let's just decide on the arena...sing-off, parking lot, 5 o'clock, be there" (Rachel's no response was funny too)

Can't wait for next week!

Now LOST - The Last Recruit

This episode wasn't the best of the season but a much needed set-up episode for the big showdown. I am dissapointed that Lost is NOT new next week but that just builds anticipation for the new episode in 2 weeks.

Here are just a few notes from the episode -
Why did Sun freak out when she saw John Locke on her way to the ER?
Did Sayid actually kill Desmond?
What's Jack's deal?
What happened to Miles? - I forget...I got it now, he went with Richard and Ben to get TNT from the Dharma barracks

I did enjoy that Clair joined Sawyer's team it felt to me that it wasn't just about Locke's last recruit it was also about Sawyer's recruit as well...

We learned that Christian was indeed the Man In Black all along (or is he lying?)

Here's something interesting brought to my attention through Doc Jensen's recap on Entertainment Weekly.com - if Christian was the man in black and therefore all dead people seen on the island are the man in black who's to say that Hurley's vision of Jacob on the island is not the man in black himself (Jacob is dead after all).  I mean so far everything "Jacob" has told Hurley to do hasn't had the best outcome - take bringing Sayid to the temple for example, look how that turned out...he died and now he's back but a complete zombie.  Seems to me the MIB is manipulating Hurley to do his bidding...what do you think?

On another Lost note, head to abc.com and vote for the fan Lost promo contest to decide which fan-made promo will air on ABC during an episode of Lost this season!

American Idol - inspirational songs

Crystal Bowersox is in a league of her own! this girl has it together.

I also enjoyed Lee Dewyze's performance.

My bottom three this week are Aaron, Siobhan, Tim but I'm probably totally wrong on at least 2 of them! I'll have to watch the big 2-hour Idol gives back results show tonight to find out!

Thanks for reading check back again for more on great TV!

April 14, 2010

Gay Sharks and Whispers of the Dead

Hello to anyone who reads this...it has been a while since my last post. Since Tuesdays have become the new IT night in television what better time to post my thoughts than Wednesday morning. Now granted I have yet to watch V and Parenthood from last night yet and am in the process of watching Idol off my DVR -somehow Ryan Seacrest knows that Adam Lambert's tongue is more talented that his? - but i'll come back to Idol after i'm done watching...but LOST and Glee alone merit a post.

Let's start with Glee...
Who wasn't happy to see Glee return from winter break? hillariaty ensued as usual. Rachel and Finn started the episode as dating, or at least Rachel thought so. Loved the "Team Finn" shirt Rachel was wearing at the basketball game...and let's be honest Finn is like the worst athlete ever...he said he set a record for sacks taken during football season and then he just stands there and lets the other team steal the ball as he spends time scanning the stands? Anyway...I love the Sue is back and still out to get Will...she sends her two minions to make Rachel jealous by going after Finn who takes them on a date together where they spend time talking about him even though he was sitting right there...they told him that's how it works they pay for them to go to dinner and then they will make out in front of him...how wierd is that? Oh yea and I love how they tell the waitress that there was something wrong with their food and they want another plate even though they ate practically all of their food..."there was a rat in mine" - really? where is it now? Also Brittany provided the two best lines of the night anyway...
"Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?" and "Sometimes I foget my middle name"...priceless!

also I loved Puck telling Quinn to stop getting fat cause he doesn't date fat chicks and she states the obvious that she's pregnant and his response..."And that's my fault?" - uh yeah!

We got to see Will as a playa, and learned a little more about Emma...we got a great rocker Finn rendition of "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors, an angry Rachel singing "Gives you Hell" by the All American Rejects, and a wierd meet the sneaky Jessie duet at a music store of "Hello" by Lionel Richie (David Cook still sang it better on Idol in season 7)...and of course what Hello themed anything wouldn't have a rendition of "Hello, Goodbye" by the Beatles...the one odd thing was hearing a song that a cast member didn't sing during Emma and Will's date...

All and all great to see the show come back and look forward to next week's Madonna themed episode embedded below is Sue's shot for shot remake of Vouge (with a few line changes to the song to poke fun at Will Schuster)

And now here's something I hope you'll really like...(ala Rocky and Bullwinkle) LOST!

"Everybody Loves Hugo"

We finally learn what the Whispers are! now that we know that the whispers are those who died on the island that can't move on...I now question Jacob's wine bottle theory that says that the island is keeping evil from escaping and taking over the world...(kinda like pandora's box?)...I think it's more like keeping the souls from moving on and maybe the man in black escaping will let them move on...but then Locke pushed Desmond down a well and all my thoughts of him possibly being a good guy went out the window...I can't blieve how haphazardly Illana threw the dynamite around...hello let's put like 6 sticks of TNT in a bookbag then throw some botlles of water in there on top of it and then of course let's just throw the bag on the ground they dynamite will NEVER explode!...I totally called her Arzt-like death the minute I saw her bag-o-dynamite. Loved the Hurly-Libby reconnect in the sideways world...but I wonder if the reason she was in Santa Rosa is the same in both worlds because in the flash backs she looked much more crazy than in the sideways world story...Also Desmond guns down Wheelchair bound sideways Locke in a hit and run! My guess is that either he has to die in the sideways world or he needs a near death experience to jolt his consciousness jump. I LOVED the end when Jack and Locke had their stare down something BIG is comeing there...and now Desmond, Lock, and Saywer can all see the mystic kid (but this time the kid was someone different possibly an older version of the first kid we saw)..and well that leads me to the preview for next week's episode with the creepy Willy Wonka son playing in the background...I LOVED how eerie it made it feel...that song creeps me out when I watch Willie Wonka so to add it to LOST was great! check it out below