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Facebook on 'South Park' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 1:00AM
Facebook on 'South Park'Facebook! It's trendy! It's hot! (Or not.) But do you have enough Facebook friends? Is your virtual farm doing okay? Have you been "Poked" lately? Have you been "SuperPoked"? Do you even know what these terms mean? The latest episode of the always topical 'South Park' (Wed., 10PM ET on Comedy Central) discusses all these important issues, and more.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Best TV of the '00s: Late Night Moments

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 2nd 2010 1:01PM

Joaquim Phoenix on David Letterman
More of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the funniest or most surprising late night moments of the last ten years.

In the past decade, late night shows continued to bloom in popularity. However, some of our favorite late night shows were shuffled around while some got new hosts.

No matter what network executives decided to do to the line up of US late night shows, their hosts and guest stars gave us plenty fantastic, OMG!, and WTF? moments that generated tons of watercooler talks and forum discussion threads.

Below are some of the best late night moments of the past decade as chosen by some of the TV Squad bloggers. We realize there are tough choices in this category, so we hope you'll add your own favorites in the comments section below.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Nine on-air breakdowns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:00AM
Glenn BeckOn the ninth day of Festivus, TV gave to me... nine on-air breakdowns.

Director Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."

Yes, having a camera stuck in your face for an hour or more a day must take a toll on your sanity. Your privacy is virtually limited. Your every move is scrutinized and criticized by faceless meanies. Your therapist is one session away from owning his own fishing trawler.

It's only a matter of time before the grasp of sanity is clipped away like a loose thread on a homemade snowman sweater and you turn into a blubbering, snotty, incoherent mess for all the world to enjoy. These are the personalities who lost it and may or may not have gained whatever "it" is back.

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Will Cramer have his revenge on Stewart?

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 15th 2009 2:02PM
Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart on The Daily ShowIf you thought the celebrity driven feud between The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Mad Money host Jim Cramer was over, get ready to sigh a big breath of "Oh holy crap, here we go again."

That's if you completely believe the quote that the New York Post's Page Six gossip column picked out of an upcoming Time Magazine interview with the CNBC host without reading it in its proper context. So take it with a Lot's wife-sized grain of salt, and if you do automatically believe it, I've got an investment scheme that you might want to get in on.

The newspaper claims that Cramer is biding his time and that Stewart will "answer" for his vicious showdown on Stewart's show.

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The Daily Show's first 100 days under Obama

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 6th 2009 12:03PM
Barack Obama and Jon Stewart on The Daily ShowWhen Jon Stewart announced before a studio full of deafening cheers and Stephen Colbert's deafening silence that Barack Obama would become the 44th President of the United States, the show seemed to be in an interesting pickle.

Could the show be just as funny as it had been under an administration that didn't blur the line between setups and punchlines? Could Stewart and friends find the funny in a president who inspires more love and fear in people than a teddy bear with a switchblade?

So let's grade The Daily Show's first 100 days under socialism President Obama report card.

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TV Feuds: Who's Fussin' for Real, Who's Fakin' for Ratings?

by Kim Potts, posted May 5th 2009 5:00PM
donald trump, barbara waltersDoes Donald Trump's guest appearance on 'The View' today (ABC, 11AM ET) mean he and Barbara Walters are officially calling a truce on their TV feud? Well ...

The Donald does have a three-hour 'Celebrity Apprentice' finale (Sunday, NBC, 8PM) and yet another business book to promote, while Babs is snagging herself buzz during the all-important Sweeps period. So whether the two -- who first tangled in 2007 after Trump nemesis Rosie O'Donnell's departure from 'The View' -- are really kissing and making up or just taking advantage of a promo op ... you make the call.

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Jeff Zucker fires back at Jon Stewart

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 19th 2009 9:03AM
The Daily Show With Jon StewartNBC head honcho Jeff Zucker is apparently getting himself involved in the war of the words between CNBC and Jon Stewart. He called Stewart's criticism of the network "absurd" and "unfair."

I hate to admit it, but I actually agree with Zucker to a point. CNBC's reputation did take a beating from this recession, and I wonder if they did hardball the executives like Stewart said they should, the companies could have cut off access and made reporting that much more difficult. I'm not saying CNBC was right in what they did. I'm simply saying that I somewhat understand why.

It's easy for someone like Stewart to call them out on this sort of thing. Being on a network called Comedy Central, most newscasters relegate him to the position of "cable clown." The Daily Show doesn't actually investigate news, unlike CNBC. It does something more akin to a half-hour opinion column based on the work of other news programs.

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Who got the horns in the battle of Stewart v. Cramer? - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 13th 2009 8:02AM
Jim CramerThe war of words that erupted between The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the CNBC network started with Stewart's righteous rant over CNBC's lackadaisical coverage of the crumbling markets and ended last night. Or did it?

It officially went to Defcon 3 when Mad Money host Jim Cramer, CNBC's biggest name (which I assume is a lot like being the biggest star on UPN), got caught in the crosshairs.

Thankfully, the news media has been there to cover this feud from the first "#*$& you" to the last "lighten up" that culminated last night when Cramer and Stewart sat down for a face-to-face face-off on The Daily Show. Thank you TV news! You're the gossipy older sister I never had.

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Will Stewart and Cramer get into a slap fight on Thursday? - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 11th 2009 10:48AM
Stewart and CramerAt least we know one thing about Jim Cramer: He may not have been able to predict the collapse of the Dow, but at least he has the cajones to face the comedian that's tearing him to pieces.

That's right, folks: Cramer will be appearing on The Daily Show on Thursday to defend himself in the war of funny he's gotten into with Jon Stewart and his writers. If you didn't see TDS last night, Stewart shot back at Cramer, who went on various NBC shows to defend himself against TDS' "turd mining," as Stewart called it. In this case, it was a compilation of clips that showed Cramer sticking with Bear Stearns shortly before its 2008 collapse. That, of course, was after Stewart and company ripped CNBC as a whole for missing the current crisis. Video of last night's segment, which was dubbed "Cramer vs. Not Cramer: Basic Cable Personality Clash Skirmish '09!"

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CNBC developing new animated series

by Richard Keller, posted Mar 23rd 2007 11:04AM

CNBC logoWhat is CNBC? Is it a business news channel, or a comedy channel, or a talking-head channel? I have a hard time keeping it all straight. Confusing me even more is that the cable network is developing an animated show based on the comic strip CEO Dad which could turn into a 30-minute series.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network with an identity crisis will air one-minute shorts cut from the show's pilot episode. It could then return as a 30-minute show in the fall, although there is no definite answer on that as of yet.

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