Posts Tagged ‘television’

JUICEBOX REMEMBERS: You Can’t Do That on Television

Posted on November 26, 2008 by

Today we reminisce about the most charmingly low-budget, shamelessly non-educational children’s programming there ever was. And it was all ours! Good job, Canada.

As you probably know, the internet is really good for bringing crazies who love things like long-defunct potentially offensive sketch comedy together. Enter SlimeCon, the YCDTOTV (sweet acronym) fan-organized convention which has–up until now–only happened twice. 2009 marks the 30 year anniversary of YCDTOTV, and what better way to celebrate than by road tripping to Ottawa for SLIMECON 2009! Have a peek at the fun and games to be had:

It’s always encouraging when many successful careers are born of the loins of a little project that could. With YCDTOTV, the opposite is true -– basically none of the cast ever did anything else. Except for one person whose name might ring a wee bell.

It never gets old!

For way, way more–-a disturbing amount of more actually–check out the official fan club website, or the German site, which I particularly love because of the inexplicable galleries of a young Justin Timberlake and the Moffatts. Comedy!

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REVIEW: Joey, the Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

Posted on May 21, 2008 by

joey_s2.jpgThere is no such thing as bad television.

After popping in disc one of Joey season two, I assure you that I still believe this to be true with every inch of my bloody, pulsating heart.

Admittedly, there are a few shows out there that — to an untrained viewer — initially seem like garbage. Jennifer Love Hewitt whispers sensually to ghosts. Trash bin. Charlie Sheen is a sex predator living with some closet gay and a small child. Total landfill material.

Joey Tribiani moves to LA to become a serious actor. Hmm…

I refuse to libel these shows by labeling them “bad television.” There is no bad television, only bad consumers of television. For the purposes of this review, I’m going to refer to these shows collectively as. . . More… »

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REVIEW: Third Watch – The Complete First Season

Posted on May 13, 2008 by

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Look at all those fuckin’ heroes. Standing on rubble or something, all steely and awesome. Third Watch, the show which introduced these heroes to the world, is the raddest show ever. It makes me wish I was saving babies or stopping kids from selling their bodies for drug money instead of writing about Third Watch like an asshole. But someone’s got to spread the gospel. We all have our burdens. More… »

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