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“Dyke & Fats” Is The Cop Show Of Our Dreams

"Only we get to say it!"

This weekend’s Louis C.K.-hosted “Saturday Night Live” capped off with a winner of a sketch that we hope to see a lot more of: “Dyke & Fats,” the cop show about a pair of Chicago police officers named Lez Dykawitz (Kate McKinnon) and Chubbina Fatzarelli (Aidy Bryant). But fair warning, criminals! Don’t go calling them by their nicknames, Dyke and Fats — only THEY get to say it. Watch above!

Check Out This Supercut Of Pop Culture References In “The Office” And Weep Over Missing Michael Scott

"What is so stupid about wanting to name a baby Usher?!"

Joe Sabia is a director and advocate for changes in copyright law. In an attempt to show just how reliant great comedy is on shared experiences and others’ intellectual property, he’s made “The Office” Time Machine. The site is organized by year and uses video clips to break down 1,300 pop culture references made throughout the series. Yes, 1,300 of them! Sabia says the goal was “to prove culture is not only everywhere, but that certain references to films, songs, and works of art are critical for our collective understanding of comedy and to the importance of relating to content.” So basically, it seems that the hope is that today’s creators can write references of previous art into their work without fear of massive legal action. Sabia certainly made that point with his site, which took a year and a half to complete. This video is the collection of all the cultural references just from the year 1997 in the series. I can’t imagine how much pop culture knowledge he must have had to even undertake the project or the amount of research it took on top of that. The site’s homepage even includes a video of some references he hasn’t placed yet, and invites site visitors to contribute. Sigh. Does this make you miss “The Office” as much as me? This series is just so many levels of awesome.  [Wired]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Loves The “Stoned Neil DeGrasse Tyson” Video

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Loves The "Stoned Neil DeGrasse Tyson" Video
Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Everything, The End
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16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (So Far)
Just 16 mind-blowing quotes from "Cosmos" so far... Read More »

Last week, some baby genius with a bit of time on their hands slowed down a video of American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking so that he sounded, well, baked. The host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” enjoyed the video so much (you can watch it after the jump) that he showed it to a full audience at a speaking engagement in Toronto this weekend. Coincidentally, last night’s episode of “Cosmos” (my current reason for living) saw Tyson revealing that some of science’s most renowned thinkers enjoyed marijuana, which I read as an enthusiastic recommendation that viewers smoke more weed. Whatever you say, Neil, you’re the boss. Check out the original “Neil deGrasse Tyson stoned” video after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »

Watch Another Vague “Mad Men” Teaser!

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Watch Another Vague "Mad Men" Teaser!
Watch Another Vague "Mad Men" Teaser!

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the latest teaser for “Mad Men”‘s seventh and final season doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what to expect. After all, this is the show that teases each upcoming episode with a series of unrelated soundbites taken out of any discernible context. But whatever! Everyone — Don, Betty, Peggy, Megan, Roger, THE WHOLE GANG — is at the airport, flying in the brightest, craziest, tackiest  styles of the era. (Cool daisy pin, Peggy.) Are they going or coming? Is this a metaphor? April 13 can’t get here soon enough. [NYMag.com]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read X Vs. Y, Listen To Angel Olsen & Bake Cookies!

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read X Vs. Y, Listen To Angel Olsen & Bake Cookies!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

A Live-Action “Jem & The Holograms” Is Coming, Which Means It’s Time For Some Crappy Photoshop!

I’ll be honest, I don’t know how I feel about today’s announcement that ’80s cartoon favorite, “Jem & The Holograms,” is being made into a live-action movie. Mostly because three dudes who could not possibly understand the cultural significance of “Jem” are making it. They are: Scooter Braun, who manages, or attempts to manage, Justin Bieber; the producer of the “Paranormal Activity” movies; and the director of “G.I. Joe.” I mean, it would make more sense for, say, Drew Barrymore’s company, Flower Films, to reboot the classic, which is about a professional woman named Jerica who moonlights as a rock star named Jem. Well, whatever. It’s happening. The producers are looking for casting suggestions, and while I’m not entirely sure who I would like to see in the various roles, I whipped up a few badly photoshopped renderings of Jennifer Lawrence as Jem and Taylor Momsen as Pizzaz from The Misfits. Side note: How good does J. Law look with cotton candy-colored hair? Truly outrageous, no? [MTV]

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever watched. (Seriously, watching it I was more excited and moved than this little girl.) Jetting around in Tyson’s “Ship of the Imagination” — “free from the shackles of space and time” — “Cosmos” explores the origins of the universe and life itself, explained in a way that is both comprehensible and absolutely mind-blowing, alongside visuals that stun. As Tyson has said, “The universe is in us … Many people look up at the sky and they feel small. But I feel big. Because my atoms came from those stars.” Click on for just 15 of the most profound quotes from “Cosmos” first two episodes and then actually watch them in full on Hulu. You won’t regret it. Keep reading »

9 Reasons You Should Binge On “Orphan Black” Before Season 2 Starts

9 Reasons You Should Binge On "Orphan Black" Before Season 2 Starts

Attention sci-fi nerds, dystopian future enthusiasts and clone lovers! Have you watched the BBC’s “Orphan Black”? I just finished the 10-episode first season and am HOOKED. Thankfully, the show is back on April 19, giving you a full month to get addicted … but trust me, it won’t take that long. Here are nine reasons you should watch the cult clone thriller. Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Tampa, Watch “Cosmos” & Make Moroccan Stew

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Tampa, Watch "Cosmos" & Make Moroccan Stew

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

Source: Clare Crawley Wasn’t Picked To Be “The Bachelorette” Because She Had Sex With Juan Pablo

  • Fucking Juan Pablo in the ocean really screwed Clare: a source tells the blog Hollywood Life that she was in consideration to be “The Bachelorette,” but they were afraid they would lose viewers over her sexual behavior. As you certainly remember, Clare snuck over to Juan Pablo’s cabana one night and they had sex in the waves. (He later told Clare, “I loved fucking you.”) In the end, the source said, the producers decided Andi Dorfman was a “safer choice.” Amelia calls bullshit on this story because A) Clare is boring and no one really wants to watch her, period, and B) they rarely pick the runner-up because filming for the new season happens too soon after the other ends. [Hollywood Life]
  • Wesley Warren Jr., the man who recently had his 132 lb. scrotum removed, has died from unrelated health issues. [TMZ]
  • Add former “Laguna Beach” star Kristen Cavallari to the list of dumb-dumb celebs who refuse to vaccinate their kids because of autism fears. [Gawker]
  • A picture of Harry Styles wearing a Native American headdress has actually gotten One Directioners — who are not the most, shall we say, well-reasoned bunch — talking about cultural appropriation. Whoa. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
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