Archive: January, 2013
The quirky, the vulgar, the sentimental.
When life gives you Liz Lemons, you make a concerted effort to memorize everything she states. Or at least compile a running list of the most memorable moments from NBC’s comedy series, 30 Rock, which ended its seven-season run Thursday evening.
If the mind can imagine it, there’s already a video devoted to it.
How about this kooky spoof, “Downton Arby’s”? All your favorite characters are there – except they’re behind the counter or manning the drive-thru window.
30 Rock went out last night the same way it came in: deliriously.
Tina Fey’s surreal sitcom had “quick cancellation” written all over it. So we all owe NBC a huge debt of thanks for keeping it on the air for seven years. Especially since 30 Rock made a point of mercilessly mocking the network at least once in every episode.
Last night was no exception. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), recently ascended to head of NBC’s corporate owner Kabletown, took a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk and installed him as Savannah Guthrie’s new Today co-host.
Sexual shibboleths are falling left and right.
The Boy Scouts are preparing to end their ban on gays. And our military has just decreed that women can take combat roles.
Of course, this set off a howl of righteous objections. And that knee-jerk reflex was irresistible to The Daily Show.
After years of insults and rejection, Matt Damon turned the tables last night on his tormentor. He trussed up the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and assumed control of the show himself. Man, what an improvement this was!
First he made a few changes in the staff. Out with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo and in with…well, watch it for yourself.
It was the American Idol performance that brought Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey to their feet to applaud. Nicki Minaj didn’t struggle out of her chair but she did humbly allow, "I’m not even worthy to critique you.” She was also moved to remark “I want to skin you and wear you”.
What? That’s a little too Silence of the Lambs for our taste.
A luxury car commercial featuring a hot model? Are we missing something?
A new Mercedes-Benz ad starring 20-year-old Kate Upton tited “Kate Upton Washes the All-New Mercedes-Benz CLA in Slow Motion" is raising eyebrows – particularly from the Parents’ Television Council.
With over 3 million views on YouTube, the Mercedes-Benz commercial is said to reinforce the idea that using sex appeal to get what you want is a means to an end – something parents most certainly do not want their children to learn. The conservative organization says the ad is not selling cars; It's selling sexual objectification. The council claims the commercial is too racy for television in an attempt to halt it from airing during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
It’s one of the longest running gags on television. For a decade, Jimmy Kimmel has been announcing Matt Damon as a guest, and then declaring at the end of the show that they ran out of time and will have Damon on soon.
This went on for years, with Damon acting as if he was furious at the discourtesy of the continuous snub. Well, last night, Kimmel, ensconced in his new time slot, declared that Thursday would be the historic night when Damon actually would get some couch time. Here’s a teaser of what tonight will bring. Isn’t that an evil laugh Damon has?