Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Not Yet Famous: Internet Shows to Watch

Here's some stuff I've seen on the interweb lately that I've enjoyed:

A new web series from comedian Sean O'Connor and Jillian Federman, Sean and Jilly Move In is a funny look at when a couple in NYC moves in together.
Check it out by clicking here.
Don't want to commit to a new web page?
Here's the premier episode, you'll click on it after I bet to see more:

Sean and Jilly Move In - 1 from Sean and Jilly on Vimeo.

and another yet to be big time is MisGuided from writer/director/comedian Joe Brian Shell. It's a story about a reluctant guidance counselor (read: a guidance counselor). It's a submission for the NYTVF (New York Television Festival) that I'm hoping gets picked up because it's promising. Check out the trailer:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Return of Scrubs?

Here's some breaking news I'd rather not report on.

Apparently, even though they had an amazingly perfect final episode, Scrub stars Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke say they'll go for another season.


I love Scrubs. It's not a popular statement to make, but I think it's a great show with wonderful characters and reliable comedy.

With that said, it's done. We had a wonderful ending, we mourned together discussing the beautiful final moments, and we've accepted it's death.

Let's let dead be dead, ok ABC?

Have you not seen the advertisement's for Chalke's Maneater on Lifetime?
It seems to be the similar launch they did for Will and Grace's Debrah Messing's show The Starter Wife on USA. Billed as a movie event, but expected to be a series.

Chalke's show looks like another stupid estrogen comedy about a woman dumped who finds herself. Sure, it's trite, but it could still make it - why go back to Scurbs?

We know that Chalke loves the double duty though, with her work on and How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs this season. But will she really give up her own series, or was she dumped at the first-airing-alter and crawling back to the "reliable hit"?

I guess we're gonna have to put this in the hands of TV fate.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Scrubs Last Episode

Verdict is in, it was a great last episode.

From start to finish it did all that a last episode should do.
Here's what you need for a good end:

1. Don't leave too many loose ends

2. Don't make it seem like it's going to just keep on going the same way, it should be an end.

3. Reflect on the great years of the show

4. Have a backstage moment afterwards

In honor of the last Scrubs here are my 3 favorite "Last Episodes"

1. Family Ties - The ending where everyone came out and took a bow was magnificent. From beginning to end you knew where it came from and that it was never going to be the same for the characters, and it ended at the right moment for the series characters and actors alike.

2. Cheers - To be honest, I think my favorite part of the ending was the LIVE feed from the "actual" bar in Boston where it was said that "Never were there so many genuinely drunk people on television." It was a fun farewell.

3. M*A*S*H - All of America was a part of Hawkeye leaving Korea (It remains the highest rated television show ever.) and it was genuinely an end of an era. I don't believe any other show was able to capture the dramedy quite as well. (Although, I wish the entire series was never given a laugh track.)

I hope that even though this is the end of Scrubs, we don't see the last of Randall Winston. He produces great sitcoms that have a fun twist, it would be a shame if he quits here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sarah Chalke Moonlights and Raises Speculation on Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother

Spoiler Alert
– giving away the ending of May 4th, 2009 episode of How I Met Your Mother

Last night’s episode of the CBS comedy that should be number 1, How I Met Your Mother, was a build up to the meeting of – the mother.

We think.

It’s an elaborate story that Bob Sagat unfolds for his character Ted Mosby (played well by Josh Radnor, though it doesn’t make sense why he doesn’t narrate as well… Are we to believe his voice just gets deeper and deeper with each child this so-called Mother bares?) goes out on a walk that could’ve gone several ways, but goes on one direct path, due to many factors, that leads him to –Sarah Chalke???!?!

Yes, Sarah Chalke aka “The other Becky”, or as more modern TV watchers know her as Elliot Reed from Scrubs. Fans of HIMYM know, that she’s also Ted’s ex, Stella. She returned last night, outstretched her arm and placed it on Ted’s shoulder and began what we’re led to believe is the final chapter of how Ted met his unenthused children’s mother.

There’s more holes in this theory than the Swiss’s cheese though.

1. On HIMYM they had a cut away that showed what it would’ve been if Stella and Ted got married and the kids were different.

2. Sarah Chalke’s on another show…though it is completely feasible that this season is the last for Scurbs. Zak Braff is leaving the show and if they continue on I fear it will be as entertaining as that last season of That '70s Show
without Eric Foreman.

So, I ask you fellow HIMYM watchers, do you think Stella’s the mother of Ted’s kids, or can we look forward to another plot twist?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fall Preview: NBC Comedy Excitement

Alternative title for this entry:
OMG Chevy Chase in something funny on television

I LOVE Joel McHale and I'm excited to see this preview, but it does make me a little worried about The Soup...
Can I have your job Joel? Please?

Also, please note comedian Donald Glover as part of the cast. He's part of the sketch group DERRICK, a former writer for 30 Rock and a hilarious stand up. Keep an eye on this kid, more hilarity to ensue for sure.

Friday, May 1, 2009

TV Theme Songs - Exciting and New!

Ok, here's a new wanna be BFF folks...
Answering the question, when is that second "I'm no superman", the obviously gifted -

...and in case you question the gift, check him out getting down to 30 Rock

Flashback Friday: Arsenio Hall

Now, wave that fist in a circular motion and whoop it up like you just don't care about anything BUT Arsenio Hall.

I used to do my darnedest to catch Arsenio Hall, but I really don't recall anything more than us whooping up. I certainly forgot about this aaaahmazing interview with Vanilla Ice.

Oooh, Arsenio, you did get to the bottom of it. :(

and now, my gift to you - A clip of Michael Jackson with Eddie Murphy AND Arsenio Hall:

This was part of Michael Jackson Day on VH1...which I believe they now celebrate as molestation awareness hour.

Denis Leary Commercials

New Hulu commercial with the theme of "Hulu taking over the world" is fitting for a Leary rant:

But let's be honest, it's no I want my Cindy Crawford MTV (God, remember House of Style?)

Kumail Nanjiani, Comedian

In case you missed it last night, Kumail's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel.
It was hilarious, check it out: