Now, while Joel thought the latter was an overdone commercial that may have been penned by Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself, my reaction was completely the opposite. And some critics agreed with me, too.
The idea that Phil would be obsessing about the latest technology was in keeping with the character. Phil's been established as a techie guy, a geekster of the first order. Why wouldn't he be an early adopter of the iPad considering that it is being touted as the next big thing?
April showers bring celebrity birthdays! For all you April babies out there, find out which celebrities you share your special day with. Some celebrities celebrating this month are Paul Rudd (April 6), Leona Lewis and Eddie Murphy share a birthday (April 3), Jackie Chan (April 7) and Leighton Meester (April 9).
Check out the list of April celebrity birthdays after the jump!
Birthdays only come once a year. Do you know which celebrities you share your special day with? March celebrity birthdays include Lady Gaga (March 28), Spike Lee (March 20) and Jon Bon Jovi (March 2).
Check out the entire month of celebrity birthdays after the jump!
It's a hunka hunka burning schedule that true Elvis fans will not want to miss.
Actually, it's Judge Wapner 90th birthday and he's getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (on November 12), so it just seemed appropriate to bring it full circle.
Yesterday, we delved into seasons one through four of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's birthday episodes. Let's just say you really, really don't want to celebrate Buffy's birthday with her, as catastrophe, drama, and heartache are always center stage.
Season Five, episode 13, "Blood Ties"
Buffy's 20th birthday goes no better than the previous ones. "Blood Ties" is all about how Buffy and Dawn share the same blood, "Summers blood," even though Dawn was created by monks to be The Key. Yes, it was a somewhat syrupy solution to Dawn's incessant whining in this episode, but it is so important for the resolution to the season, and the defeat of Glory, the Big Bad (Buffy can die instead of Dawn to save the world. Again.).
These is no birthday episode in season one, since the series began as a mid-season replacement.
Season Two, episode 13, "Surprise"
In this episode, the Scooby Gang throws a surprise party for Buffy, but that is only one minor surprise in an episode filled with significant surprises. We learn that Jenny Calendar is actually "Janna of the Kalderash Gypsies" and that her people were the ones who cursed Angel's soul. Oz gets his surprise when he finds out that vampires are real and that Buffy is the Slayer.
Albert Brooks turns 60 today.
Brooks is mostly known for his films (Defending Your Life, Modern Romance), but he was also a favorite guest of folks like Carson and Letterman back in the '80s. He never quite gained the notoriety of some of his contemporaries, but his reputation as a "comedian's comedian" and a little something called "actual talent" has kept him out of obscurity -- and deservedly so, because he's one of the smartest and funniest people working today, even if he is a few steps outside the limelight.
Younger folks know him best for his various guest roles on The Simpsons, one of which I've posted below along with an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (in two parts).
Well, hold on to your bongs, Baby Boomers, and grab on to that flannel, Gen Xers: Letterman turns 60 today.
Maybe he was still kind of feeling weird about getting old or he felt nervous about the night's guest, but Jon seemed really giggly. The first ten minutes of the show just felt odd.
(S01E09) This particular episode is excellent at playing with your emotions. You already have a good idea of what is going to happen at the end, but you still somehow continue to root for Number 6 to successfully escape from The Village and get back to his normal life.
You know, I'm getting sick of this. After every episode of The Office, I usually say that this one was the best one yet. At some point, you can't get any better, right?
Wrong! Last night's episode, which focused on Michael's birthday "celebration" at the office, was simply the best one yet. It was so brilliant and so right on that I can't give it any higher praise. If this show doesn't win an Emmy, then the voters should be arrested and deported.
How great/sad was it to see Michael describe some of his past birthdays,
especially the one when he was 7 years old and his mother got a pony for his party which he couldn't ride because he
got a rash? Even though Michael does his very best to come across as a visionary business leader, he still is at heart
a very sensitive guy who has vulnerabilities just like everyone else. In addition, he so desperately wants approval
from his staff, although his attempts to get people to acknowledge his birthday with any enthusiasm prove wanting, to
say the least.
In honor of this momentious occasion, we want gifts, dangnabbit! We want you to create your own television network and list what currently existing shows you'd put on that network during prime-time (8pm - 11pm), Sunday through Saturday. The shows can be from any of the networks -- mix and match amongst them all. Make sure you choose a great name for your network, too.
Don't worry, we'll give you something in return. Comments to this post will close next Tuesday, March 14, at which time we will choose the best three lineups you've created. First prize will be a $200 gift certificate to Amazon.com, while 2nd and 3rd place will get one of our snazzy TV Squad T-Shirts.
So, what are you waiting for? Let's see what you've got!
If you believe James Stuart Blackton's 1906 short "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" to be the first use of animation ever (and many do), then that means the artform hits the century mark in April of this year. Jerry over at Cartoon Brew mentions that, like Jazz, animation is a wholly American creation. He left out comic strips, but what can you do? In honor of Animation's birthday, I would now like to list every animated thing ever. Let's see, there's Cap'n Crunch; Speedy Gonzales; Mickey Mouse; Bugs Bunny; um, that tiny little ball that helps you sing along to songs... well, I'll finish the list later. In the meantime, let us raise a glass to this awesome artform. Cheers.
Is this horrible behavior simply in the name of "love to hate" entertainment or is it a real negative influence on today's youth (I know pre-teens that worship and live by this show)? All of these kids make me sick... especially after I remind myself they're barely younger than me and are already so corrupted. And yet... I can't flip the channel. I've got to admit, all complaining aside, idiocy makes some good TV. Damn guilty pleasure television. Honestly, at this point, I'm not sure if I'm recommending or bashing this show nor am I sure if I love it or hate it. I suppose it's something you have to see for yourself so you can happily complain about it later.
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