One of the best running gags on Seinfeld is the absurd, made-up movies that only exist in the Seinfeld universe. Actual movies play a really big role in the classic sitcom, whether they're getting misty-eyed over Home Alone 2 or making out during Schindler's List, but their alternate universe movies are just as iconic.
What movie would you rather see any day over The English Patient: is it Chunnel? Blame it on the Rain? Sack Lunch? CheckMate? The Pain and the Yearning? I personally have to go with the Seinfeld universe essential Rochelle, Rochelle. I wanna see what all the fuss is about!
I just started the second season of Girls5eva, and friends, do I have good news to report. The girls haven't changed... and neither has the show. I am a HUGE fan of Tina Fey-style comedies, and the second season is just as quick/consistent with the jokes as season 1 was. (I always worry that sophomore seasons will hit a slump...)
I'm only two episodes in, but I want to try and savor this one. I watched all of season 1 in like, a day and a half. Anyone else watching, if so, who is your fav girl?!
Norm MacDonald taped a Netflix special in 2020 when he was about to go in for a procedure in case something went left. However, he survived another year before his passing in September. It will be the first post-mortem stand up special. They said he was able to watch it before he passed in 2021. Netflix is going to make a special out of it. Where other iconic comedians will be able to share their sentiments.
I thought this was both adorable and fascinating — you could see some of Conan's mannerisms come through so early on. Enjoy some of Conan's earliest work!
Abbott Elementary wrapped up this week and while I was thrilled that it was such a great finale, I'm going to depressed until it returns for its second season. This show was such a pleasant surprise and only got funnier/sweeter/better with each passing week. It can sometimes take sitcoms a while to find their footing (ahem, Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation), but Abbott Elementary was off to the races from the very start.
This got me thinking about other sitcoms that started out really strong (now whether they stayed that way is a whole other post), including Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Frasier, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family.
Which TV comedies would you say had stellar first seasons?
I guess like middle school or early high school all of the let’s just call them TV production Bros were obsessed with the comedian Daniel Tosh that hosted Tosh .0. There was a point where you literally could not escape him. What happened to him? Did he get canceled? Did I miss something? I just wonder how you can go from that height of fame to me asking what happened to him. The reason i ask is actually because he’s on tour doing stand-up. And it unlocked a part of my memory like yoooo. Maybe it’s because he thrived on viral videos and now they turned his idea into Ridiculousness.
Gonna be honest here: I'm a sucker for a good outtake/blooper reel. Watching attractive, famous people break and look like they are having the most fun at their fun jobs is just delightful tbh. (I honestly really miss when movies would have them play over the closing credits. Bring that back!)
I'd argue the most famous blooper is everyone involved in the Debbie Downer Disney World sketch just falling to pieces, and with good reason, it's a freakin' riot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfE93xON8jk&t=292s
While Parks and Rec and The Office have some seriously hilarious outtakes that I've watched more times than I should admit, I think my all-time favorite is the bagpipe meltdown on Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0z18rM68D8
Going to a stand-up comedy show can either be the best or worst experience of your life and since I don't feel like thinking about sitting in those awkwardly, deadly silent rooms when a comedian is bombing, let's talk about the good ones!
As much as he's, well, betrayed fan's trust about his persona over the past year (we know the timeline, man!) no one is funnier than John Mulaney. Having seen him about 7 or 8 times live, from tiny NYC comedy clubs to sold-out arenas, no one can command a room quite like Tall Child and no one has ever made me laugh as hard.
Another close contender is one I consider myself VERY lucky to have had the chance to see perform: the late, great Mitch Hedberg.
How about you? Who would you choose for the very best stand-up comedian to see in person? Maria Bamford? Ron Funches? Bo Burnham?
If you’re a Tom Segura fan and are able to see him on his current tour, DO IT!!! Not only was it so funny, but production wise it was a great show. Brooklyn had a special guest — DJ Premiere, who was spinning records and doing singalongs. I didn’t realize how much I needed to be in a theater was thousands of people singing “Don’t Stop Believing’” until last night. I bought these tickets last June and it was totally worth the wait.
I own the complete series of ‘The King of Queens’ on DVD. A decorative boxed set.
The amount of people who see it and have something negative about it is… alarming.
The script is relatable. Leah Remini is LOL funny. Kevin James is charming. Jerry Stiller is comedy royalty.
WHY SHOULD I BE EMBARRASSED?!