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Crying Woman Keeps Larry From His Ice Cream on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 18th 2011 11:30AM
Larry David tries to get some Chubby Hubby on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Sometimes, you just need your Chubby Hubby. And sometimes you have to go through someone who is sobbing uncontrollably in the freezer aisle to get it. That was Larry David's challenge Sunday on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (Sunday, 10PM on HBO), and he tackled it with typically awkward results.

It's not like Larry didn't try to be understanding. He politely stated his intention, furrowed his brow and tried to look sympathetic. He even made little "aww" sounds. They refused to move. So he tried to go around them from the side to reach his Ben & Jerry's fix. The consoling friend wouldn't have it, and caught him mid-reach.

"Sir, excuse me, now, I've tried to be nice," she said. "I have asked you to give us some space."

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Ben & Jerry's Readying a 'Saturday Night Live' Flavor?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 14th 2011 11:00AM
Saturday Night Live, Schweddy BallsThe famous 'Saturday Night Live' 'Delicious Dish' sketch with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer and Alec Baldwin is rumored to become a Ben & Jerry's flavor just in time for the holidays. Nothing says Christmastime like Schweddy Balls!

Gasteyer let the news slip during a recent interview with NY1. "[The sketch] has this crazy, massive popularity that's kind of had a half life since I left the show," she said. "Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream for Christmas this year."

According to Gothamist, a Ben & Jerry's representative wouldn't confirm or deny the news, citing the desire for an element of surprise.

'SNL' veteran Jimmy Fallon recently got his own Ben & Jerry's flavor. Comedian Stephen Colbert and musician Willie Nelson have also received that honor.

Watch the iconic 'Saturday Night Live' sketch below.

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Brit Tries To Figure Out American TV

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 8th 2010 4:02PM
Americone DreamAs we watch television, we sometimes forget that the things we see on American shows might seem odd or make no sense to viewers in other countries. I don't think that's true for 98% of the stuff we have (most things are universal), but I bet there are some differences in cultures or some things that just aren't completely understood or believed.

Anna Pickard of The Guardian set out to find out if some very American scenarios we see on TV all the time actually are true. Do police officers eat donuts all the time? Do women eat ice cream right out of the container when they break up with someone? Do people actually walk down the street carrying groceries in a paper bag?

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And now, a commercial you won't forget (no matter how hard you try)

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 4th 2009 3:39PM
First off, I want to apologize for posting this commercial, because once you see it, you won't forget it. And I don't mean in a good way.

It's from Science World in Canada, and it shows grandmothers in a way you never, ever want to see a grandmother. Enjoy!

[via Adfreak]

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The Office: Baby Shower

by Jay Black, posted Oct 17th 2008 12:02AM
Ass-turd. Huhuhuhuh.(S05E03) You know, I hammered The Office pretty hard last year about its use of Michael. I was worried that Michael Scott was going the way of late-period Homer Simpson: from buffoonish but believable head bee guy, to too-stupid-to-function lesser bee guy.

This season seems to be committed to undoing last year's damage. The Michael/Holly storyline has been sweet, surprising, and funny. Further, it's allowed for Michael's character to have some breathing room; giving him his "own" Pam seems to have freed the writers from making Michael so ridiculous that you feel he's less like a mid-manager from Scranton as much as he is a well-meaning sprite from the dimension Ergo.

Now, let's just hope that they don't ruin all that progress by giving Dwight something unbelievable to do like spending the episode destroying a $1200 stroller. Oh, wait...

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High School Musical is hitting the beach

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 30th 2008 9:01PM
Nick Lachey scores big with High School Musical So, if you're a High School Musical fan and if you live in New York, New Jersey, or California, you're in luck. To promote the new reality series, High School Musical: Get in the Picture, ABC is hitting beaches on both coasts with free ice cream, games and prizes. The promotional tour will begin this weekend and continue all month leading up to the premiere of the series. The show, hosted by Nick Lachey, will feature talented teens from all over the U.S. as they compete for a chance to be in the next High School Musical.

As if anything to do with High School Musical needed any more promotion...

The schedule for the tour is after the jump. High School Musical: Get in the Picture premieres on Sunday, July 20th from 8-9 p.m. on ABC.

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Mmmmm ... doughnut ice cream!

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 19th 2007 4:42PM
simpsons movieBen & Jerry's is jumping into the marketing mania surrounding the upcoming The Simpsons Movie by making a special ice cream flavor just for the premiere. It's called "Duff and D'oh-Nuts" and it's a combination of the two best flavors in the world-- at least, according to Homer Simpson. The ice cream is a combination of chocolate and cream stout with chunks of glazed chocolate donuts. As I typed up that sentence, my brain said "gross" while my stomach said "yummmm".

Now here's the bad news. It's only for the kind folks of Springfield, Vermont because they won the nationwide contest to host The Simpsons Movie premiere in their town next week. Ben & Jerry's is calling the new flavor "extremely limited, one-time and one-day-only flavor."

[Via TV Tattle]

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Andy Milonakis has a serious problem - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 7th 2007 8:35AM

andy milonakisI'm not always floored by what springs from the mind of Andy Milonakis, who, according to TMZ, recently gave a homeless guy a buck, but I like that he does his own thing and stays true to himself.

Before I joined the TV Squadders and before he had his show on MTV2 (The Andy Milonakis Show), I did a phone interview with the youthful-looking Milonakis (he's 31 now) about the Web videos he had been making that had caught the eye of Jimmy Kimmel and led to his deal at MTV. Back then, his humor didn't always hit, but when it did, I found it hilarious. And, even when it landed with a thud, I had to admire him for trying something different. Also, Andy and I are the same age and both seem to have a penchant for the absurd, so I was pretty much tuned in to his wavelength from the beginning.

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Town rejects Sopranos filming permit

by Julia Ward, posted Mar 9th 2007 2:24PM
Holstens Ice Cream ParlorPermits have been denied to the producers of The Sopranos to film in the town of Bloomfield, New Jersey on the basis of the show's "offensive depiction" of Italian-Americans. The producers had intended to film the series' final scene at Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery in Bloomfield. The permits for shooting were approved and then revoked after complaints reached Mayor Raymond McCarthy who was quoted as saying, "I don't think The Sopranos depicts the life of a typical Italian-American in a positive way, and I still don't like the way people see New Jersey based upon The Sopranos series." (The way people saw New Jersey pre-Sopranos was apparently downright Utopian.)

The filming permits are being reviewed again next week because of the flood of calls supporting Holsten's, the actual shooting location. As council member Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan said, "If you don't like the show, you can turn it off. It's hard enough to have a small business in town. I don't want to discourage them." If they get the permits, I guess we know where The Sopranos will finally end - in an ice cream parlor - hopefully, not in the freezer.

UPDATE:
A loophole has been found because Holsten's is a commercial space. Filming will proceed as planned.

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Where to chase the AmeriCone Dream

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 1st 2007 4:41PM
AmeriCone DreamBen & Jerry's has released the all-new AmeriCone Dream flavor ice cream, a salute to everybody's favorite faux right-winger, Stephen Colbert. Right now, it's as hot as an ice cream can get without turning into soup. Unfortunately, some people are having trouble finding supermarkets and stores that sell the flavor. Well, fear not, Colbert Nation members who are not lactose intolerant! The No Fact Zone blog has started a wonderful little project to help Colbert Report fans all across the US.

Here, you can find a Google Map of various locations that carry the flavor. The map is always growing because it is based on user-submitted finds. Track down a pint, or help out the rest of us by putting your local AmeriCone Dream store on the map!

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Colbert gets his own Ben and Jerry's flavor

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 15th 2007 3:01PM

americone dreamIt turns out the rumors were true after all: Stephen Colbert, that champion of liberty and master of satirical rhetoric has his own Ben and Jerry's flavor. Americone Dream consists of waffle cone pieces covered in fudge mixed in with caramel and vanilla ice cream. Damn, that sounds mighty tasty, though in my opinion Ben and Jerry's has yet to come up with a flavor that rivals Phish Food. When I eat Phish Food it's like being punched in the face with a boxing glove of flavor.

Speaking of Phish Food, Colbert rightly pointed out the liberal bias of Ben and Jerry's past flavors, and the liberal bias of dessert in general. I say it's about damn time our man Stephen was represented in the freezer aisle. Between this and sales of his potent man seed (Formula 401), he should be raking in the dough. Actually, Colbert is donating his proceeds to charity. He's a class act all the way.

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Stephen Colbert lives the Americone dream

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 7th 2007 8:36AM
Colbert Ice CreamThe rumors have reached a fever pitch. Will Ben and Jerry's be producing a Stephen Colbert-inspired ice cream? Well, take a look at this. It's a packaging sample sent to Colbert fan site No Fact Zone by a Whole Foods corporate employee.

Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream. Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Vanilla Cone Pieces and a Caramel Swirl. Ben and Jerry's will neither confirm nor deny the partnership. However, they did tell Salon that "...there's been a lot of experimentation with red, white and blue."

So truthy, it's giving me brain freeze just thinking about it.

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The Simpsons: Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 27th 2006 11:15AM

marge simpson(S18E07) I usually take on the role of apologist when it comes to The Simpsons, defending it against those who say it's not as good as it was in the early years. I still maintain the series is the funniest and smartest thing on network television, but even I can admit when an episode isn't quite up to snuff, and this one was nowhere near snuff, up to it or otherwise.

I'm enough of a fan of the show that even a mediocre episode still has enough to entertain me, and there were a few moments in this episode I thought were pretty funny, such as the dead ice cream man being buried with a giant ice cream scoop, or Homer taking Polaroids of himself to show Marge how sad he was that he wrecked her popsicle stick sculptures, but the basic plot had been done before (Homer upsets Marge by not taking enough of an interest in her and finally redeems himself in the end) and it's been done better.

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