"You know, I think What's Up, Tiger Lily really is my finest achievement..."
In 1987, a crack TV show was cancelled due to falling ratings over which they had no control. This show promptly escaped to the Los Angeles underground and spent the next 20 years building nostalgia through strategically placed pop culture references. Today, still wanted by fans of the show, they survive as a DVD boxed set. If you have a DVD player, if no other show will do the trick and if you can find it in Best Buy, maybe you can buy... The A-Team.
Jaleel White wants six minutes of your time. That's all it takes to watch a single episode of his new Web series, Road to the Altar, in which he plays half of an interracial couple who are slowly descending into madness while trying to plan their wedding, all under the watchful eye of a reality TV camera crew. To millions of Americans, White will always be remembered for playing "Steve Urkel" on Family Matters, but in this show he's more like Stefan, Steve's smooth-talking alter ego, as he tries to coax his fiancee Rochelle off a series of emotional cliffs and keep the wedding on track over the course of ten short Webisodes. We talked to him about the rigors of shooting a Web series, Urkel's legacy and the advice he got from Laurence Fishburne.
After watching last night's hysterical Season 3 premiere of The IT Crowd, I started thinking about computer geeks on TV, and how there really aren't that many. There are a lot of science geeks, like the physicists of Lost and The Big Bang Theory, but usually it's all about the math, and all they need is a dry erase board. In honor of the unsung heroes of the keyboard (computer, not piano), I thought I'd run down some of my favorites, past and present.