2013/04/23 · 12:49 pm
On the last Survivor: Caramaon – Fans vs. Favorites 2 Legit 2 Quit we were privy to one of the greatest, most unexpected Tribal Councils of all-time, with confusion going into the vote causing to Malcolm flip his vote to Reynold and then subsequently persuade Reynold to gift his own Immunity to Malcolm. That series of events we knew would be hard to beat, even to approximate. To think so, to hope so, would be reckless and negligent, and truly unfair to the institution known as Survivor.
But this show is predicated on surprising you. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there might just be another shocking, breathtaking turn of events right around the corner.
First, these kids are creepy. An unwelcome visit from Kid Sister and My Buddy. Can’t tell if they’re expressing joy or crying for help, like Hasidic children on a school bus.
Continue: Dawn’s a damsel in distress…
Filed under Analysis, Brilliance, Century 21 Reality, Freak Out Control, Tribal Council, What? Too fabulous?
Tagged as 2 Legit 2 Quit, 30 Rock, Always Be Committed, American Dad, Andrea, balls, Caramoan, Carl Weathers, community, Daenerys Targaryen, Danny Devito, David After the Dentist, Dawn Meehan, Dimmer Switch, Former Federal Agent Fillip, Friendship Bracelets, Goose, Hardy Boys, Harry, Home Alone, Jeff Probst, Kid Sister, Liz Lemon, Malcolm & Eddie, My Buddy, Palau, Pippi Longstocking, Pretty Good Western, Reynold, Survivor, Team Bro, The Penguin, The Tuxedo Begins, Tom Westman, Top Gun, UPN, Where are my dragons? Grape Lady
2013/02/26 · 8:26 pm
First, some context: we are not especially devoted Seth MacFarlane fans. For a time we watched Family Guy semi-regularly and certainly were a part of that groundswell that helped resurrect the show from its premature grave. But do we consider ourselves MacFarlane evangelists or advocates? Not at all. We still haven’t seen Ted, and are not exceptionally eager to do so. We rarely watch American Dad and we can’t say for sure that we’ve ever caught an episode of The Cleveland Show. We were, however, impressed with his performance hosting the SNL premiere, and it demonstrated that not only could he do funny voices and write an off-color (and oft-humorous) joke, but he could also perform, and perform live, which is not always second nature for a writer-producer-voice actor. Did that mean we were thrilled to learn he was tapped to host this year’s Oscars? No, not really. We thought it was somewhat a knee-jerk, ill-advised decision (probably due, paradoxically, to his mess-up when presenting at the 2012 Emmys). But we knew, at least, that he could hold his own on stage, singing, dancing, cracking wise, and thinking on his feet. Was he going to offend some people? Probably. But that would come with the territory. Wouldn’t that be by design? If you wanted someone with only a love of musical theater and a flair for singing and dancing, then wouldn’t you just turn to Billy Crystal for a record 74th time? So, with Seth MacFarlane, that’s the package, that’s the deal (a faustian bargain, depending on your point of view): some dick and fart jokes and some mildly anti-Semitic and racist humor mixed with some sprinkles of old Broadway.
So were we surprised that MacFarlarne’s hosting turn this past Sunday night was met with a mix of disappointment and outright scorn? No, not at all. That was to be expected. But, after seeing the show, we were taken aback at the amount of criticism leveled at MacFarlane because, frankly, for someone who trades in abortion jokes and greased up deaf guys, we found his material relatively mild. It was almost as if we were watching a different show, different from the one that so much of the (tweeting) public found so repugnant, so misogynistic and racist and base. And, to our surprise, we found ourselves in MacFarlane’s corner. Not because we found his turn especially remarkable. But because it wasn’t that bad. And, more importantly, it wasn’t that vile.
Read on: 9 things that we didn’t find so sexist, and a rotten Onion…
Filed under Analysis, Fashion Show at Lunch, In defense of:, Lists, Other people's stuff, The Big Screen
Tagged as Academy Awards, American Dad, Billy Crystal, Boobs, Bruce Vilanch, Channing Tatum, Chris Brown, Cleveland Show, Django Unchained, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, George Clooney, Horrible Bosses, Jack Nicholson, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kate McKinnon, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Les Mis, Lincoln, Magic Mike, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Scott, Oscars, Penelope Cruz, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rex Reed, Rihanna, Ryan Lotche, Salma Hayek, Seth MacFarlane, SNL, Sofia Vergara, The Onion, Twitter, Zero Dark Thirty
2010/04/20 · 9:27 pm
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(and, if you’re curious, they didn’t have what I was looking for. And light bulbs weren’t in the lighting section. Cause that’d be too obvious).