Television Archive: April, 2012

Night of a thousand laughs on NBC

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Too inside television? Yeah, probably. But last night NBC’s smartest sitcoms, Community and 30 Rock, presented the kind of sharp... Read more

‘Idol’ results: Down to five

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Everyone alright? Good. We made it through hell week on American Idol with minimal damage. But last night was the type of elimination show... Read more

‘Idol’ recap: Mercury poisoning

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Ah, Queen night on American Idol. Think of it as the desert outside the gates of Quarth on Game of Thrones. It is a Garden of Bones for amateur... Read more

‘DWTS’ recap: Good Knight, Ms. Gladys

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Gladys is not a name you hear much nowadays. You won’t be hearing it at all on Dancing with the Stars after pipless soul giantess Gladys... Read more

Howard Johnson's apologizes to Don Draper, has sense of humor

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Hotel chain Howard Johnson's is apologizing to a fictional character Don Draper for something they didn't actually do. "Mad Men" fans will... Read more

‘Mad Men’ visits ‘The B— in Apt. 23’

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Short prologue just to ensure we’re all on the same screen: Y’all know Kiernan Shipka. She’s Sally Draper, the spooky... Read more

Super Bollywood mash on ‘Smash’

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For several years I kept a small TV in the kitchen connected to nothing but its own antenna. It picked up a strange array of local signals... Read more

David Beckham’s bisexual commercial

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David Beckham walks into a Burger King. It’s no joke. It’s a commercial. And he orders “one of those new strawberry banana... Read more