Sabrina the Teenage Witch
In the hilarious clip, the actress reunites with Salem (voiced by Nick Bakay) for lunch to catch up. But, then Salem -- always the bad influence -- convinces Hart to embrace her dormant inner-Sabrina and perform a little magic ... and that when Melissa loses it. She morphs into a power-hungry witch, attacking the restaurant's guests with "magic!"
And when a little boy tries to combat Melissa's witchy ways with the 'Harry Potter' defense spell, "Expelliarmus," the actress disarms him with her own clever counter-attack.
So we'll just ask about her new show 'Melissa & Joey' instead. Only that one doesn't feature Salem, her talking cat. Hart equated her talking to a cat on 'Sabrina' to Craig Ferguson talking to his skeleton robot sidekick Geoff Peterson.
"That's my magical pussy," she said of Salem, but then wondered if she could say that on television. Ferguson innocently indicated he knew of no other meaning for her words, but later when she left out the word "magical" they censored her.
The new episode centers around Joey's life as a male nanny, or "Manny." Joey is worried that his somewhat humiliating job is cramping his dating style. Enter Liz: Melissa's sexy former sorority sister. Things are suddenly starting to look up for Joey.
On the new episode, Joey must deal with the aftereffects of his ruined marriage. His ex-wife Tiffany has pretty much taken everything -- everything. Joey is basically left with the contents of a small cardboard box. Among the items that his wife took with her is Joey's 52-inch TV. Now, Joey has almost nothing left.
Melissa points out that Joey is letting Tiffany stomp all over him. And she uses his loss of "inches" -- from a 52-inch television to zero inches -- as a metaphor for Joey's, um, "manhood." Basically, she's saying that Joey has shrunken down to nothing. Will Joey be able to get his lost "inches" back?*
(*You guys get what we're talking about here, right?)
(S01E02) "Angelina Adopts a Vampire baby." - Cover of a tabloid
After all the comments I got about last week's review, I feel that I have to address some issues.
The first one is the books that this show is based on. I understand that they are popular and without the series there would be no show but I haven't read them nor do I have any intention of doing so. My job is to review the television show True Blood and unless they introduce a character named Charlaine Harris, this is the last time you will see that name in my review.
On a cursory glance at the 1970-71 Saturday morning schedule, one would think it was another year of classic children's fare. Yet, on closer examination, one would notice something else about the schedule. It was a bit dull. Oh, there were certainly some classics that premiered during this time -- many of them remembered to this day -- but the rest of the shows were somewhat forgettable.
It was almost like the networks and production studios had run out of steam when it came to Saturday mornings and weren't sure what to do. Understandable, since strict network standards as well as lobby groups like Action for Children's Television (ACT) put a stranglehold on what could and could not be shown. The result was a mix of animated spin-offs and live-action series that were a bit on the bland side. It would be a trend that continued through the first few years of the 1970s.
So, if you have your bowl of Cap'n Crunch on-hand, let's journey back to 1970.
Here are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.
- Alex Haley's Queen - Complete Miniseries
- All Creatures Great and Small - The Complete Collection
- Allo' Allo - Series 7
- Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown - Remastered Deluxe Edition
- Criss Angel Mindfreak - Season 3
- Extras - Complete Series
- Family Guy - Blue Harvest
- The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 1
- The Rockford Files - Season 5
- Sabrina, The Teenage Witch - Season 3
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