For the most part, I was slightly disappointed with this episode. Then, the tag happened: Barney's Letterman impression while reading his "Top Ten Names I Would Have Given My Place If Ted Had Let Me Keep The Truck." And that bumped the episode up an entire grade point in my book. I just love puns that much. Watch the clip below in its extended, dirtier hilarity. My favorite: The Starship Enter-her-prise.
On an extremely disturbing note, there is a rumor that the show is on the bubble for next year. Does that stir a fire in your belly? If so, then sign the online petition here.
The Black Donnellys - "Lies" (B-)
Definitely better than the first two I watched, but still not enough to get me hooked. Oh well, at least you guys get the songs below.
Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (F/A)
Before you judge, let me just say that my friend Michelle forced me to watch this show with her. It was not a voluntary viewing. Okay, now feel free to judge.
I cringed non-stop for about the first fifteen minutes. But after a while, somehow, something changes inside of you, probably your soul dying, and then the show's awfulness begins to morph into awesomeness. I really can't explain it. I'm in a downward spiral, and I need help. Someone please put Veronica Mars back in this timeslot.
P.S. OmG i'M LiKe sO ToTaLLy TeAm ChELsEa CaUsE ShE LiKe sO LoSt aLL ThAt FaT AnD StUfF, AnD LiKe ThAT BiTcH MeLiSsA S. AnD SiSsLy CaN LiKe sO GeT HiT bY a BuS CaUsE I'm LiKe ToTaLLy OvEr ThEm.
You know, it actually takes a lot of effort to type like that. Current Youth of America please take note, it's not worth the effort.
Andy Barker, P.I. - "Fairway, My Lovely" (B)
Co-written by screenwriter and blogger Jane Espenson, this episode was much more enjoyable than the pilot. It's still a bit lacking in the LOL department, but here's my quick fix: give Tony Hale more screentime. Check out his clips from this episode below:
Friday Night Lights - "Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes" (A)
Absolute perfection. I cannot stress enough just how much I want you all to watch this show.
CATCH UP ON ALL EPISODES HERE.
For those of you who do watch, did you think the scene with Jason Street helping Saracen with his plays was foreshadowing a future for Jason as an assistant coach for the Panthers? Or do you think the fact that I put this much time and thought into fictional characters explains why I go to bed clutching a body pillow every night? Either way, I would love to see Jason eventually join the coaching staff of the Panthers. It'd bring Jason back into the fold and help his stories interweave with the others again. Of course, this is only possible if the show gets renewed. So again...
CATCH UP ON ALL EPISODES HERE. Tell everyone you know to support the show.
Grey's Anatomy - "Scars and Souvenirs" (C+)
Grey's Anatomy - "My Favorite Mistake" (C)
They've taken Izzie, a character I onced loved, and somehow made her more annoying than Meredith, a feat I once thought as impossible as George and Izzie shackin' up. If the show's slipping this much this season, can you imagine how heinous the spin-off will be? At least I still have my Pussycat Dolls for some good drama.
And did anyone else think that the make-up deparment went a little overboard on George this episode? I know he was supposed to be tired and all, but he looked sicker than Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. Get some rest, George, and stop banging Izzie.
Speaking of banging Katherine Heigl, my writing partner and I are going to a screening of Knocked Up tomorrow. I've been looking forward to this film for quite a while. Judd Apatow can do no wrong in my eyes. He's created some of my all-time favorite comedies in both television and film: Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Anchorman, and 40 Year Old Virgin, just to name a few. In Knocked Up, he's bringing together a lot of actors from past projects, including Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd, Jason Segal, Martin Starr, Jay Baruchel and Leslie Mann. Watch the trailer here, get excited and stop by later this week for a review. Also check out Judd Apatow's recent column for MTV concerning critic reviews. Oh, and can someone please prescribe some Ritalin for MTV.com? Their website needs to bring it down a notch.
South Park - "Lice Capades" (A-)
I never imagined laughing so hard at an episode devoted entirely to the lives of lice, but hey, Trey Parker is a genius, and he can make it happen. This is the best comedy on air. The ending was brilliant.
South Park - "Cartman Sucks" (B+)
Another solid episode. The show is getting even better with age; there's rarely been an off-episode over the past two seasons. Here's a clip from this episode:
Next week is the 24-themed episode, so make sure to tune in!
The Whitest Kids U'Know (A-, A-, B+)
Check out my previous post for a little intro to these guys, but hopefully, you all are already watching. Most of the sketches from the first two episodes were sketches they've performed before, but it was still great seeing them on television. A little surreal at times too because a lot of them were shot a few years back and often feature some mutual friends as extras. Shout-out to former roomie and one of my best friends, Devin, for his on-air cameo last night in this sketch.
I posted most of my favorites from the new material in my past post, but here's one more I watched for the first time last week and absolutely loved:
The first two episodes did really well ratings-wise for Fuse, not sure about last night's, but I imagine the numbers must have went up with the press starting to write more about them. Check out the recent NY Post and NY Times articles. So, again, tune into Fuse on Tuesdays at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT. Or pretty much every other hour since Fuse is re-airing the eps quite a bit. Let them know what you think on their website!
Alright, that's all folks. Click below for the songs, buy the albums and leave a comment!
The Black Donnellys - "Lies"
"Losing" - Tina Dico [buy album]
"40'" - Franz Ferdinand [buy album]
"The Salt Wound Routine" - Thirteen Senses [buy album]
"Goodnight Moon" - Shivaree [buy album]
"Cobrastyle" - Teddybears [buy album]
"Shelter" - Ray LaMontagne [buy album]
"Hold You In My Arms" - Ray LaMontagne [buy album]
Grey's Anatomy - "Scars and Souvenirs"
"Come To Me" - Koop [buy album]
"Girlshapedlovedrug" - Gomez [buy album]
"Hi" - Psapp [buy album]
"Land Of No Return" - Wild Sweet Orange
"Move You" - Anya Marina [buy album]
Grey's Anatomy - "My Favorite Mistake"
"Black Cat John Brown" - Alamo Race Track
"La Familia (Remix by Guy Sigsworth)" - Mirah [buy album]
"Still Alright" - Adam Merrin [buy album]
"All I Want From You Is Love" - Let's Go Sailing [buy album]
"Sideways" - Let's Go Sailing [buy album]
*BIG THANKS TO KRISSI FOR SENDING ME THE GREY'S SONGS
Scrubs - "My Scrubs"
"Courage" - Glen Phillips [buy album]
Scrubs - "My No Good Reason"
"Ain't No Reason" - Brett Dennen [buy album]