Monthly Archives: October 2010

Have a Spooky, Scary Halloween!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Good Humor, Lady Holiday

Parting Shot: Potato Head Pumpkin Pirate

Arrrrrrgh.

Leave a comment

Filed under Lady Holiday, Parting Shot

Another ‘SNL’ Reminder: Ladies Night

As we wind down before the Halloween weekend, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind you that, two nights after Jon Hamm graces the Studio 8H, SNL will return with returning female alumni for the Women of SNL.  The primetime special will include old sketches as well as new material with former cast members like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Nora Dunn and Cheri Oteri (while it’s clear there’s going to be retrospective interviews, we’re not sure if they will offer any original sketches).  As we mentioned when this was announced a few weeks back, Fey, Poehler, Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch have appeared on the show frequently over the last couple seasons, so the special feels a little redundant, but we guess they deserve some specific recognition.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

No word on appearances from Sarah Silverman, Janeane Garofalo or Laura Kightlinger

But if you’re in NYC on Monday night you should go to this show, as it will feature Atticus, the cutest dog in the world.  Ever.  You won’t regret it.

1 Comment

Filed under Good Humor, Local Flavor, Saturday Night Live

Terry Gross Interviews Jason Schwartzman, Gets EVEN Closer to the Judd Apatow Chart

Around this time last year Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed directors Judd Apatow and Wes Anderson, asserting her place on the Judd Apatow Chart.  Last week she welcome Jason Schwartzman, who appeared in both films the directors discussed with Gross last fall, those being Funny People and The Fantastic Mr. Fox respectively.  Now that Gross has interviewed all three talents it’s clear now that she’s really angling to be included on our Apatow web. Well, Terry, you keep at it, and next time we do an update we’ll see what we can do.  If you could somehow finagle an appearance in one of their movies that would certainly be a big boost to your chances.

In addition to discussing his roles in Apatow and Anderson’s films, Schwartzman also talks about Bored to Death, as well as what it was like growing up in the Coppola family, so if you have 45 minutes, it’s worth a listen.

Listen to the Fresh Air Interview with Jason Schwartzman

 

And to stimulate your visual cortex, here’s a couple of our favorite Schwartzman moments:

Leave a comment

Filed under Flashback!, Judd Apatow, Marconi & Cheese, Team Zissou

Remember Like a Year Ago When All We Did was Write About Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno?

Well, now there’s a book (not written by us).  Bill Carter, who chronicled the first Tonight Show War in The Late Shift, is set to release The War for Late Night, an in-depth look at last winter’s late night talkie drama, what many of us referred to as the Jaypocalypse.  With Conan, beard and all, set to premiere his new show on TBS in just a matter of days, the book should be a fascinating recount of how the late night landscape was perhaps forever changed, and how, in the end, the skirmish might have been the best thing that ever happened to Conan O’Brien.

Read an except from The War for Late Night on Vanity Fair

And since there will inevitably be a movie based on the book, let’s remember the last one:

(Fun Fact: did you know that the actor who played Jay Leno in The Late Shift, Daniel Roebuck, went on to play Dr. Leslie Artz on Lost?  It’s true!  I know, right?!  Oh, and Letterman was played by John Michael Higgins, who is just generally awesome.  Crazy!)

Leave a comment

Filed under Flashback!, Literarally, LOST, Other people's stuff, Talkies

Flashback: David Bowie’s Lego Crotch

A little over a year ago I posted a piece comparing the David Bowie avatar from Lego: Rock Band to his look as Jareth in Labyrinth, noting the obvious discrepancies between the groin-regions.  It went on to be one of our most read posts of all time, due in no small part to the frequent search term “Labyrinth David Bowie, ” a group of words that sees its most action during the Halloween season.  So, with that in mind, let’s revisit that post one more time:

Lego: Rock Band David Bowie Clearly Not ‘Labyrinth’ David Bowie

The first images and video of the David Bowie avatar from the upcoming Lego: Rock Band game hit the web this week.  Vulture posits that “Bowie’s penchant for androgyny makes him a perfect candidate for being immortalized in Lego form.”  However, while Ziggy Stardust certainly is the standard for androgyny,  the image of David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth has been burned into my brain, and I can’t help but feel that Lego Bowie is missing something.

Lego Bowie

(Hint: It’s not the gloves)

On a related note, great Halloween costume idea:  Slutty Hoggle.

Leave a comment

Filed under Fashion Show at Lunch, Flashback!, Lady Holiday, Muppets

Kelly Kapoor Fashion Show at Lunch

A few weeks back we looked at the physical evolution of many of the employees at Dunder Mifflin.  Over at Vulture, the Fug Girls reviewed some of her best and, mostly, worst looks.

The Fug Girls Rate the Many Looks of The Office’s Kelly Kapoor

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam, Fashion Show at Lunch, Flashback!, Other people's stuff