When I started researching the history of Animaniacs , I contacted creator Tom Ruegger to see if he could fill in some gaps. I expected a few sentences in response to my questions, but Mr.
Here at Flavorpill, we love infographics almost as much as we love Liz Lemon . So, in honor of tonight’s finale and Tina Fey’s 42nd birthday tomorrow, we decided to take a trip through the show’s six seasons and make a special kind of infographic — one that chronicles the tumultuous history of Liz’s locks. How do you like your Liz Lemon? With Princess Leia buns?
Sesame Street pays homage to the Emmy award-winning AMC show Mad Men during the 40th anniversary season of the hit children’s show. In the video below, creative director Don Draper ( Jon Hamm ) and two advertising execs discuss the “Happy Honeybear” account at their Sterling-Cooper headquarters. At the end of the clip, Don commends his team by saying, “Good job, sycophants.” Sycophants, ha!
A Glamour poll about the most "totes hot" guys on late night TV sent Stephen into a Ben & Jerry's-fueled shame spiral yesterday evening. Following Conan O'Brien's on-set accident on Friday (in which he sustained a concussion) Stephen made fun of his fellow comedian for hitting his head, suggesting that it was because of a recent Glamour Magazine poll called "Do, Dump, or Marry?" (the milquetoast Glamour version of the classic marry/fuck/kill), in which Jimmy Fallon was the "do," Conan was the "dump," and Stephen was the "marry." First, Stephen was giddy over his Conan victory, until he realized Glamour readers were planning to cheat on him with "do" Jimmy Fallon ("you whores!"), and he had to cry, take "some antidepressant" (Ben & Jerry's), and declare himself to be fat. It was pretty hilarious, though one wonders who on Colbert's staff actually reads Glamour .
Jane Sterling (Peyton List) and Roger Sterling (John Slattery) in 'A Little Kiss' Ron Jaffe/AMC The New York advertising world is the lens through which "Mad Men" filters its expanding array of themes, from counterculture to aging to war to -- at last, as promised by the scenes bookending last night's season premiere "A Little Kiss" -- race. But foremost, for me at least, it's always been a show about gender, about masculine ideals (Don Draper, miserable in the hard-won, seemingly perfect life with which he started the series) and shifting female identity (Peggy and Joan and their workplace struggles, Betty and her need to be both commanding adult and indulged child, the many ladies in Don's life). "A Little Kiss" adds a massive complexity to its take on the topic with what's become of Megan Calvet (Jessica Paré), now Megan Draper, the girl Don (Jon Hamm) impulsively proposed to at the end of the last season.
Jim Rash has a way with funny degenerates: As recurring Reno 911! character “Andrew, The Whore House Guy,” Rash turned up in a number of compromising positions around The Biggest Little City in the World; he can currently be seen as Community ’s Dean Craig Pelton, a community-college administrator who, over the course of two and a half seasons, has blithely blackmailed a student, consistently violated dress codes, and twice turned Greendale Community College into a paintball-strewn war zone. But Rash is more than his character’s over-the-top proclivities. He’s also an Academy Award winner, thanks to the screenplay for The Descendants , which Rash wrote with longtime writing partner Nat Faxon and the film’s director, Alexander Payne .
We head into Mad Men ’s fifth season knowing nothing about it. The on-air promos recycle moments from past seasons, and the teaser art has been cryptic even by this show’s standards: an opening-credits-styled image of a falling man that could be hawking any season, and a photo of hero Don Draper staring at two mannequins — a clothed male and a naked female * — through a dress-shop window. Matthew Weiner, who banned advance screeners after a New York Times review revealed innocuous details from the season-four premiere, has dropped a cone of silence over the production. We have no idea if Don went through with plans to wed his young secretary, Megan; if Joan had Roger’s baby; or if the new agency is still in business.
O n March 18, 2008, Barack Obama, then the junior senator from Illinois and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, addressed a crowd of supporters at the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia’s boxy shrine to democracy and the Founding Fathers. The speech was a sprawling, profoundly personal examination of race relations in America, prompted by increased media scrutiny of the senator’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, whose outré politics had precipitated the first real crisis for the Obama campaign. Indeed, it’s probably fair to say that the viability of Obama’s candidacy rested on the speech. Certainly it felt that way at the time, especially for the young volunteers who had flocked to the campaign, among them Sam Graham-Felsen, who was just three years out of Harvard, fresh from a stint writing for The Nation, and now working as Obama’s chief blogger.
Visiting the 'Parks and Recreation' set with Michael Schur, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, and Amy PoehlerI t's 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning and Pawnee is freezing . On the surface, this isn't so strange: It's mid-December, local windows are festooned with Christmas wreaths, and it's not as if Indiana is known for its temperate winters. But Pawnee, for this day at least, is actually located in Van Nuys, a neighborhood in California's San Fernando Valley better known for its panoply of porn studios than for its heartwarming sitcoms. And none of the West Coasters assembled to film exterior scenes for Parks and Recreation seems prepared for the unexpected frost. And so the line is longer at the coffee urns than it is at the omelet truck parked in front of the municipal building that doubles as Pawnee's City Hall. Assorted grips and grunts huddle together for warmth, talking shop and shooting shit.
By Dustin Rowles | Posted Under Videos | Comments (0 View Last night on Kimmel, Gary Oldman took the stage to perform a dramatic reading of Snooki’s pee problems on “Jersey Shore.” It doesn’t quite match the level of Go the F*ck to Sleep , as read by Sam Jackson, but there is something extraordinarily sublime about Gary Oldman saying “JWow” and “Booger” and “wiener” and “pees on herself.” Also, “Jersey Shore” is f*cking disgusting. (Via The Wrap )
W hen Fox's Breaking In returns for its second season, it will have many challenges to overcome. For one, it's on a network with few live-action comedy hits at the moment, due in part to the fact that it has few non- American Idol time slots available for programming. For another, viewers who see its title come up on their digital TV guide may muse, "I thought that got canceled?" Which it did. But then Fox un-canceled Breaking In , and its producers made a serious bet on the show's potential for longevity: They added Megan Mullally as a series regular.
It’s a good day if you love NBC’s “Community.” No. The show doesn’t yet have a return date, but while you’re waiting for it to come back, you can appreciate Greendale’s finest students in all their X-Men glory with illustrator Aviv Or’s brilliant “Community X” art work above ( check his site for the individual character posters ).
If fifty percent of marriages end in divorce (or sweatpants, as NBC’s Whitney would have us believe), then the vast majority of television shows are the bastard children of their narcissistic, money grubbing parent networks. Too harsh? Not when you imagine the numbers.
It's that time of year! Holidays, shopping, eggnog, mailing it in at the office until you replace your desk calendar. Similar to how we don't like to hear holiday music before December, we're not big on prematurely churning out year end recaps, but now that we're hitting the home stretch and the world wide web is switching over to cruise control it's time to hop aboard. When dredging my pop culture addled brain for what I thought of most when I thought of 2011 it became impossible to deny that the year will forever be known as "The Year of Swanson" on the internet, not to mention here at UPROXX since Cajun Boy and I came aboard.