Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
He was a talented man, and well known for some great roles. Kenickie in the film Grease, and of course, Bobby Wheeler on the classic hit Taxi.
Here's a favorite, amazing television moment featuring Conaway and the cast of Taxi:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Ok, so that Judgment Day thing didn't happen last Saturday. But aren't you glad you weren't swooped up to heaven, or left behind to be prodded by the forks of little devils who look like tiny Harold Campings for eternity? For on this wondrous day in the kingdom of comedy, we can rejoice: Childrens' Hospital: Complete First & Second Seasons has been released to the world on DVD. A rainbow of funny episodes stretching back to the original web series will beam before your eyes. There will be ladies kissing, and men groping in closets. People will smoke cigarettes and boogie in the hospital parking lot.
And DVD extras! Oh there will be DVD extras! Rob Coddry interviews himself as Dr. Blake Downs. There's a gag reel and cast commentary and lots of scrubs on scrubs action.
So, spend some personal time with really randy, funny, fake doctors who know how to make comedy pitch perfect.
Get Childrens Hospital: Complete First and Second Seasons at Amazon - or you favorite store - online or mortar.
Source: Huffington Post
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Upfronts are winding down in New York City. A week of new fall schedules, pilot pick-ups and parties have been unfurled, only to be swept away with the remnants of party favors and stacked up folded chairs. As new comedy sitcoms were paraded out like a little miss beauty pageant, Cartoon Network announced the pick up of a new live action series for Adult Swim premiering this Fall. The Heart, She Holler stars Patton Oswalt in a soap opera spoof about a town filled with simple minded folk who are so in-bred, their locale has been deemed "supernaturally wrong". Heather Lawless also stars. This should be good!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Anyway - this is the Jon Hamm interview on Conan. Hamm's in the flick Bridesmaids, which is being released today.
So, you can imagine, with ABC broadcasting back to back episodes of this new comedy that already stars UCB alumni Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, I was pretty psyched to see other members of the theatre. Within one hour, the following UCB'ers appeared:
The funny Billy Merritt.
Brian Huskey - who has also appeared on this blog's ultimate favorite Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim.
Rob Huebel, who portrayed another version of the 40 year old life guard I dated back in 2005. If only there was a scene where he takes Casey out on a date to the movies and buys a senior citizen ticket to save money...
(*Update: I plum forgot about Michael Cassady, who was in it so quick you'd miss him if you sneezed. Just added). If there were other UCB people whom I didn't mention...sorry. I may have been hitting the wine hard that night.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Don't get me wrong. I adore Whitney. I always knew her ballsy wit and those gorgeous cheekbones would get her places, but this premise is a little staid. So, hopefully, thunderbolts of brilliant comedic scripture and eye boinking timing and chemistry can give this show a foundation.
Late minute update reveals that Christina Applegate's pilot has been picked up. It will be called Up All Night, and is about a single mom raising her kid.
Most likely this is the start of NBC's effort to build an all ladies block of comedy.
Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily
Personally, I'm sorry Traffic Light was let go. The romantic couple trend prevalent in this past television season (Perfect Couples, Mad Love) provided sappy, sitcomy fare that either went nowhere (NBC's 'Couples'), or stayed on the schedule ('Mad Love') because Charlie Sheen did a bender. (*Update: Mad Love was canceled by CBS since this was posted. Amen.)
The new mid-season ABC comedy Happy Endings has provided a bunch of lovebirds I actually do not hate. It's fresh, funny, sharply written. The cast is well placed, with Adam Pally playing the hilarious and non-stereotypical gay bro, while Casey Wilson has found her comedic voice as the goofy love-lorn friend. However, Traffic Light stood out for me. Indeed, it was not without flaws. The bromance friendships were a little annoying, and Aya Cash's character Callie was unlikable. Yet, being an Office fan from day one, I was rooting for David Denman to land on a hit show. So, this news is disappointing.
Two pilots I've been on the look-out for, Family Album and Little in Common are still in wait and see mode. As per Deadline Hollywood Daily it's likely the shows could be mid-season replacements, or are being held aside for a family themed line up one day.
Also, Zoey Deschannel fans, and I am one, keep your eyes open for The New Girl. It's been picked up for series, and could be fun.
Thankfully, the television overlords at Fox have spared Raising Hope from the harsh chop of the axe. It will be back next season, and those dysfunctional grandparents can continue their lovely quirky lives once again. Believe me, when Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) is in her non-lucid state, anything could happen.
Now if only Fox could pick up Family Album so I can watch Mike O'Malley, Rob Huebel and Rachael Harris on vacation in perpetuity.
You can read the blow-by-blow account of Fox's decisions at: Deadline Hollywood Daily
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Nice to see you again, clean shaven Conan. Just like old times.
And for good measure - the hilarious and incredible Paul Bettany was on the show last night. He's a terrific guest and a favorite actor of mine since A Beautiful Mind. Another clip I can't help but post.
I am still traumatized by the cancellation of Party Down. It got to the point that when I recently moved and ordered cable, I refused to include the Starz channel on my package. The joke's on them: Cult status on the show is growing, and the idea of a Party Down movie has been mentioned by various cast members.
Until that elusive and mythical feature is created, we can enjoy Caplan and Scott's cool chemistry under the hands of McKay and Farrell. Since Adam will be playing Lizzy's former high school crush, perhaps those hilarious sparks will fly.
Sources: Vulture, Hollywood Reporter