Archive for the comedy Category

Joel McHale vs Christian Bale [hee!]

Posted in comedy, hee!, North Americana, video on February 8, 2009 by jetsamjr

The Soup takes on Christian Bale’s epic rant (which I’m not bothering to link to, because if you haven’t seen it/heard it/frequently referenced it in conversation by now: seriously):

MARRY ME JOEL.

Jon Hamm hams it up [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, North Americana, spoilerama, video on January 31, 2009 by jetsamjr

A sneak peek at Jon Hamm in 30 Rock, playing Liz’s new love interest (hopefully he won’t turn out to be her long-lost cousin):

He handsome.

The real reason the greatest sitcom ever was cancelled [Arrested Development]

Posted in Arrested Development, cancelled!, North Americana, video on January 14, 2009 by jetsamjr

David Cross reveals the truth:

A man with a good point who’s wearing an oversized comedy bra is still a man with a good point.

Spin-off updates [Gossip Girl]

Posted in comedy, Gossip Girl, news, North Americana on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

So it appears that the Gossip Girl spin-off won’t be about Young Rufus and Lily after all. Phew. And the proposed spin-off might not even happen: apparently Josh Schwartz wants to concentrate on maintaining the quality of the flagship show. Yes! Do that.

Speaking of spin-offs: the Full House reboot (remember that?) is dead. Strangely, I am disappointed about this, only because the show itself would have been so entrancingly terrible.

Shut up, you horrible little man [news]

Posted in news, North Americana, reality TV, Ugly Betty, WTF? on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Have you ever seen Flipping Out? It’s a terrible reality show starring a horrible little man called Jeff Lewis, who goes around renovating houses and being awful to people.

Anyway, Lewis is involved with a legal stoush with Ugly Betty‘s Ashley Jensen, because he’s renovating the house next door to hers and she and her husband aren’t happy about it. Weirdly and obnoxiously, Lewis has released a deluded statement accusing Jensen of suing him purely to “increase [her] media exposure”. Because it’s totally plausible that the Emmy-nominated star of Extras and Ugly Betty would go after an attention-starved reality whore for publicity.

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Golden Globe nominations pretty much what you’d expect [awards]

Posted in 30 Rock, awards, Dexter, Mad Men, North Americana, The Office, True Blood, Ugly Betty on December 12, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad Men

The Golden Globe nominations are out:

Best television series drama
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

House, really? It seems so… out of place among the rest of the best drama nominees. Maybe the HFPA thought they needed to tap at least one drama on US network television. Meanwhile I love that True Blood scored a nomination – True Blood FTW! (I’d be rooting for Mad Men too, but it won this year.)

Best television musical or comedy
Californication
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Weed

Out of all these comedies, I only watch 30 Rock regularly… so that’s what I’m backing. And I wish South Park had been included, because it’s been really awesome this last year. Also, I like Californication and all, but it does not belong in the “best comedy” category; it’s really about time that these awards committees added a “best dramedy” category for hybrids like this, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, etc.

More after the jump. Continue reading

The Nanny wants to be the Politician [news]

Posted in comedy, news, North Americana, WTF? on December 10, 2008 by jetsamjr

The NannyFran Drescher plans to run for the US Senate.

No, really.

This… is not something I expected to read when I woke up this morning.