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Fox Gives “In Living Color” Another Chance

While I attempted to do the booty bounce along with the Fly Girls, my brother would hobble around the living room tucking his upper lip and blinking one eye (his best Fire Marshall Bill impersonation). It was a ritual in our house to watch the ’90s sketch comedy extravaganza, “In Living Color.” The groundbreaking Fox show, which launched the careers of superstars like Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, and Jamie Foxx, is getting a second chance to shine. Fox has announced that two episodes will air as part of the network’s 25th anniversary. As if that news was not exciting enough, Keenen Ivory Wayans has signed on to produce one more season of the show with an all new cast. Yay! A ’90s show I actually want to watch again. This could be really, really good. I humbly request the return of LaWanda and Homey D. Clown. [NY Mag]

Your Future According To “Arrested Development”

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I predict more “Arrested Development” humor in your future. Especially if you receive a reading with this prophetic Tarot deck. See what fate has in store for you according to the Bluths. Just keep your fingers crossed that you don’t pull the death card. We all know how that worked out for Buster. [Buzzfeed]

“Jem And The Holograms” Was Deeper Than We Thought

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Jem and the Holograms
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“Just because the show was for kids, I would never write down. I would write the kind of deep, rich story that I would like to watch – just trusting it would communicate to the viewers, and it did. The characters were rich, and deep, and had a lot of life to them, a lot of threads… It was like a big, grand soap opera for kids. Also, I’ve found that the basic sense of someone who has two identities… That resonated with a lot of the viewers. There was just something about that fundamental essence of figuring out who you are, and being torn between two identities – particularly, I would have to say for a lot of gay viewers. I think it struck a very, very strong note for a lot of young gay people who were struggling with their own identity at the time.”

Christy Marx, the creator of “Jem and the Holograms,” talks about the lasting power of the show. I totally missed the deeper level of Jem at the time. I mean, I was in the single digits. I loved Jem because I was already performing at the time. I related to the idea of being able to take on a different identity on stage. Also, her clothes were amazing. [MTV]

The Final Countdown To “Arrested Development” The Movie

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The final countdown to the “Arrested Development” film (and television season) is here! After five years sans Bluth, it’s good to know that my time spent practicing the chicken dance and asking strangers to “babysit me” wasn’t all for naught.  We only have to wait one more year before the filming begins. In the meantime, we can sink our teeth into an array of “Arrested Development” inspired ephemera like these imagined movie posters. I especially like the use of Gob in shadow. Very mysterious. If I had any artistic ability whatsoever, I would make one myself. I think it would be a mashup of Lucille Austero and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” [Buzzfeed]

“My Strange Addiction” Presents A Pillow Addict

 

This week on “My Strange Addiction,” we met 33-year-old Tamara and her pillow Boo. This pair has history. They’ve been together since 1982, when she found him at an antique shop, but their connection deepened when she leaned on Boo (literally) as a coping mechanism after being molested. Even though Boo has never been washed, Tamara insists he’s not stinky. But she doesn’t really care what anyone thinks of Boo. Not the president … or her boyfriend. Uh, she has a boyfriend? And I’m single? I’m sorry, let me not make light of her problem. Please note: this is an example of the importance of receiving therapy after a trauma. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Smell-O-Vision, Coming Soon

Smell-o-vision sounds like something that could only happen in the year 2030, but it could actually be a reality … pretty soon. Samsung has commissioned researched at UCSD to make a device that attaches to your television and produces scents. The device has a 100×100 matrix of wires that burn in different patterns to create specific smells. They recently tested the technology on perfumes and found it was pretty accurate. The question is: do you want to smell what’s onscreen? I mean, would smelling the burnt rubber really bring watching a car chase to another level? As Gizmodo points out, this would inevitably be used by advertisers to make you crave, oh, just about anything. Awesome or scary? [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

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