April 2008 Archives
Bad dads, bad dads, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Deadbeat dads around the country might want to start quaking in their boots right now because the dude who hosted Fun House is coming after their asses. OK, not exactly, J.D. Roth is just executive producing the new Fox pilot Bad Dads. Jim Durham (head of the National Child Support Center) fancies himself the next Dog, the Bounty Hunter (though hopefully without all the legal woes). He'll be tracking down failed fathers who've ditch their kids and don't give them what's due. Durham will even be ambushing them in public if they ignore him. Sounds kind of awesome. Well, as awesome as it can be without someone getting handcuffed and tossed in a squad car. Still, if the slacker dad's don't pay up, I think the producers could easily put on footage of the disembodied J.D. Roth hosting Fox's not short-lived enough series Unan1mous. That's a kind of torture that's bound to scare them straight.
Maybe he should have gone on WWE Raw like everyone else. President George W. Bush turned out to be the opposite of a ratings boost when he taped a special message for a Deal or No Deal contestant who was decorated with medals and served three tours of duty in the Iraq war. While Bush's segment was actually kind of cute, in its own way, Deal or No Deal turned in one of its lowest rated episodes to date. Apparently everyone was too busy watching Robin Sparkles.
VH1 is producing a new show called, I Love Money. It will feature poor unfortunate fame grubbing souls from Flavor of Love, Rock of Love and I Love New York (that's a whole lotta love) competing for cash money. My first reaction to the news that there was going to be yet another spinoff from Flavor of Love was, 'Why, God? Why are you punishing us this way?' But considering that the contestants are not even pretending that their goal is to find a deep and true connection with one of the three ickiest people on the planet over the course of a few weeks, I'm almost OK with it. The famewhores (who have not yet been announced, even though the show has already been filmed) will go head-to-head in "reality show competitions" (whatever that may mean) for a chance to win some greenbacks. It will only be worth watching if we get a skanktastic show down between FoL's Pumkin and RoL's Heather. That could be a truly disgusting and irresistible trainwreck destined for YouTube.
Hell's Kitchen honcho Gordon Ramsay nearly makes is through this entire minute long interview about his theory on fine cuisine without getting bleeped. Almost. Good effort though. And weirdly he seems like he might be kinda chill, when he's not screaming curse words at wannabe chefs. Who knew?
In today's installment of me thinking that internet video may not be the greatest thing since sliced bread comes, "Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show." This is a new "series" from the internet comedy "channel" CSpot (which so far hasn't produced anything that's made me laugh as hard as "The Landlord" on Funnyordie.com). I don't even really know what to make of this loud, audibly and visually, parody of japanese show. I kind of get where they are trying to go with it but mostly it just makes me kind of dizzy. However, if you dig it, and whatever, to each their own, there's plenty more where this came from.
In honor of the fact that Marshall, er, Jason Segel has a new movie coming out this weekend (Forgetting Sarah Marshall... in case you hadn't heard), here's a deliciously silly clip of him from his day job How I Met Your Mother. Segel's alter ego Marshall gets his groove on all Elton John style, singing a ballad about how Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) just got slapped. If you are a HIMYM fan, this is genius, if you aren't just marvel at the fact that Segel's not half bad as a singer.
I was going to put a two-minute version of last week's Office up, in case there were some of you who, I don't know had cable outages, under a rock, or were stuck flying American Airlines last Thursday night. After watching the two-minute recap, I realized that there was just too much funny that was missing from that clip. So you know, better to watch the whole thing, which I was also going to put here, but then I got to thinking that maybe you don't have time to sit through an entire episode since you are probably at work or whatever. So instead, here's an adorable clip of Steve Carell giving Angela Kinsey tips on her pregnancy (which they did a fabulous job of hiding last week). I'm just looking out for you, trying to give you a little Office fix, without having your boss yell at you for wasting time at work or whatever. But now I'm feeling guilty that you may have been deprived of seeing the most awkard dinner party episode ever. So I've posted the entire episode underneath the Baby Tips segment for those of you who have understanding bosses, work from home, are unemployed, or are trying to get fired. Happy?
I just knew that I should know better than get overly excited about a 90210 remake helmed by Rob Thomas. The big buzz that's been going around this AM (even on my local morning news) is that Jennie Garth is rumored to have left the pilot she was working on to make tracks back to West Beverly. Garth would be reportedly playing a fashion design teacher -- naturally, because every high school has one of those -- named Kelly Taylor. Oh, fun! But nothing is set in stone yet. So while I'd be thrilled to have Kelly as a mentor to all these newbies (I can already hear her saying, "I understand, I joined a cult once too! Now let's look at swatches.") I'm a little bummed because there are also reports that Rob Thomas is leaving the project to focus more of his briliant brainpower on Cupid. Damn it. He was seriously my only hope that this spin-off had potential. Now I'm worried. Very worried. And today started out as such a good day.
I was looking for a clip from the upcoming Deal or No Deal Star Wars episode where the models are dressed like Princess Leia slave girls (for work purposes, I swear) when I came across this um, unusual, video. Apparently, the models got bored just opening briefcases and feigning sadness when people lose thousands of dollars and have decided to reenact scenes from NBC shows. The one below is DOND Model Theater's take on 30 Rock. Sometimes I'm not so sure that internet video is a good thing. However, this actually mildly more entertaining than I would have expected. The girl playing the Tracy Morgan part isn't half bad, the others, well let's just say that at least have their looks and skimpy wardrobes to fall back on.
As our fab How I Met Your Mother recapper Omar mentioned just the other day, the show has been on fire lately. The new Robin Sparkles "single," (listen here) which will be featured this week on the show, should help the series continue the streak of awesome. Random whispering of "I'm on the pill now" and "let's go all the way" towards the end of "Sand Castles" makes this power pop ballad just plain Canadian goodness. Snippets of the video are also up on Robin's MySpace page (Note: You may need to be registered to watch). All of which (along with the super cheesy publicity photo to the left) gives me hope that this episode will be Legen--wait for it--dary.
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