November 2007 Archives
Except...boo! I didn't know about it until it was already sold out! What a roller coaster of emotions!
On the other hand, I do have tickets for the ASSSSCAT show on Sunday night. If Michael Cera is in town on Saturday, maybe he'll hang around on Sunday? Dare I dream?
Speaking of Michael Cera and SNL, did you hear that one of the episodes that got cancelled due to the strike was to have been hosted by Jonah Hill? Superboo.
Glark: I call that one "Jugs."
Wing Chun: They're...all called "Jugs."
If you don't regularly read Jane Espenson.com, it's worth checking out -- especially of late. She's got a strike Fan Day update in her latest entry, and she's still talking about writing stuff as well.
"What's Fan Day?" Click here to visit Fans4Writers.com, a resource for viewers who want to get involved.
Anyway. A few questions:
1. Jimmy Smits is a bigger icon than Larry Hagman? Really? I mean...I guess so? But Jimmy Smits wasn't involved in the biggest television-changing event of all time, to be honest. He was good on L.A. Law and very good on NYPD Blue, but now he's in Cane, and in case you haven't noticed, nobody cares.
2. Enough with Lassie, TV nostalgia people. I'm serious.
3. Jon Stewart should be higher than #41. That's television-changing television he's involved with, and he is the face of it, no matter how hot Colbert is now. He invented what he does, really, or he at least perfected it, and before him, it was a show trying to do the same thing and doing it only one-tenth as well.
4. I was totally jazzed to see Heather Locklear at #25, because: absolutely. Absolutely. My best friend and I have discussed her as a great example of why you should always try to be great to work with. She's had a million chances to make "comebacks" she really doesn't need, and you can tell everybody loves to work with her. She's always funny, she's criminally underrated as a charismatic presence, and she overcame a totally insubstantial cheesecake image to turn into a lady I'm always happy to see on anything I watch. And I think it's completely adorable that she's dating Jack Wagner. Good for them. Go be happy together, '80s icons!
5. I continue to believe that some of the most famously "beloved" television comedy was not funny. The TWoP book is on record as anti-Lucy, and while I'm not exactly anti, I can certainly say I don't get what the fuss is about. Ditto Milton Berle, because Jesus, I'm not a person who laughs at just a man in a dress.
6. You can't have Simon Cowell and have no representation from Survivor. Shoulda had Hatch, I think.
7. I was all set to complain about the lack of anything remotely recent, but I'm prepared to admit that honestly, aging well is part of what being an icon is about. I'm sure there are people appearing right now who will one day be icons, but it's hard to say who they are. Patrick Dempsey? Conan O'Brien? Hayden Pannetiere? Kyle Chandler? No idea. But EW will be there with click-through pictures of every one of them.
What...what's that racket coming from outside the window at TWoP Towers? Is that a cop directing traffic down on 49th? A Writers Guild picket line? A fire department emergency drill? Someone noisily telling people where to put the strands of lights on the Rockefeller Christmas tree? A homeless man with a bullhorn and a sandwich board, ranting about the apocalypse like in the New York City of our imagination? (We could go on...)
Oh, right. It's just Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, filming his stand-up segments for tonight's show. This isn't the first time the tranquil, serene mood of the TWoP bullpen has been violated by Billy's inane ramblings, but we still manage to be amazed, every time, by how effing loud he is. Not to mention that fake TV anchor's voice that sounds like it was manufactured in a lab. And the hair, which: ditto. And the shiny turquoise tie.
If we think of anything else to make fun of Billy Bush for, we'll let you know.
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