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October 31, 2014

Katie Couric Investigates The Sillies (VIDEO)

'CBS Evening News' anchor Katie Couric has held some big feet to the fire during her career, like Sarah Palin and George Bush. Now she's gunning for some small feet -- preschoolers. In a video for Funny or Die, Couric investigates the Sillies, a condition that affects millions of children every day. To cure these episodes, parents and teachers usually have the infected children jump around,...

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TV's Green Screen Revolution Is Here (VIDEO)

As savvy television fans already know, many shows do not shoot on location. Seeing TV characters walk down Broadway in New York does not mean they were actually there. In fact, chances are they weren't even in the Big Apple, or even within thousands of feet of it. It's getting even easier for television studios to create locations or backdrops thanks to green screen technology, and TV is taking...

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A 'Frakking' Great Love Song (VIDEO)

For those unfamiliar with the brilliance of 'Battlestar Galactica,' "frakking" sounds like just another silly word to look up on Urban Dictionary. However, for fans of sci-fi, it's a very specific reference. In the alternate universe where 'Battlestar' is set, saying "frak" is the equivalent to dropping the F-bomb. At first, it sounds absurd and just an obvious way to curse without the FCC...

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4 TV Pairings We Want on 'Between Two Ferns' (VIDEO)

Zach Galifianakis is a master at turning awkwardness into hilarity. While Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais also possess that skill, the bearded comedian does it in his own unique way with supreme subtlety and silliness. A perfect example of that is his Web series on Funny or Die called 'Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis.' He plays a less famous, simpler-minded version of himself and...

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8 Memorably Wacky 'Family Feud' Answers (VIDEO)

'Family Feud''s ability to set up absurd answers with innocuous questions makes it a clip bonanza for YouTube. About once a month, the long-running game show has a clip go viral because the contestant's answer is unbelievably dumb, silly or inappropriate. And the show's sixth host, Steve Harvey, milks the craziness for all it's worth, mugging to the cameras and acting offended when things...

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Grammys 2011 Show Recap: Highlights, Lowlights and Gaga

This is TV Squad. We don't pretend to have a deep understanding of music and the hottest new artists. However, when the music industry decides to fill three hours of television time with their awards show, we feel an obligation to offer our opinion about it. The performances were mostly great and the presenters were as awkward and cheesy as always. What follows is a recap from TV writer's...

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Steve Harvey Learns the Power of Pot on 'Family Feud' (VIDEO)

When Mark Goodson and Bill Todman created 'Family Feud' in 1976, they could not have known how tailor-made the gameplay is for the viral-video age. Asking seemingly innocent questions can elicit surprising responses. That is exactly what happened recently when host Steve Harvey set up the following category: "Tell me something that gets passed around." He received the funniest answer since the...

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'Traffic Light''s Nelson Franklin Explains Dudes-N-Bros (VIDEO)

Fans of 'The Office' are probably watching the previews for Fox's new show, 'Traffic Light,' and thinking, "Hey, that guy with the hipster glasses looks familiar." That guy is Nelson Franklin and he's familiar because he played Nick the I.T. worker that everyone at Dunder Mifflin treated poorly. Franklin left the small role to pursue greater opportunity as a main cast member on 'Traffic Light'...

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11 Great '[TV Show] in 60 Seconds' Videos

Watching Landline TV's 'Dexter' in 60 Seconds' video reminded us how much we enjoy the 'In 60 Seconds' format. The phenomenon really took off on YouTube with a number of movie plots edited down to one minute. Full television series aren't as simple to cut down with so many characters and story arcs each season. However, there are some excellent ones out there and we unearthed 11 of the best. ...

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Nick Kroll Plugs His Standup Comedy Special (VIDEO)

Comedy nerds are buzzing about Nick Kroll's Comedy Central special 'Thank You Very Cool,' which premieres Jan. 29 at 9PM ET. While the 32-year-old isn't a household name yet, Kroll has been quietly establishing himself as the next big comedy star over the last few years. Hailing from the same alternative comedy world that birthed Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and David Cross, Kroll's become an...

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