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'The League' Season 2 DVD Extra: Taco Sets Snakes Free in Andre's Office (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 4th 2011 4:30PM
Season 3 of FX's fantasy football buddy comedy 'The League' premieres this week (Thurs., Oct. 6, 10:30PM ET), and to celebrate the impending awesomeness, we've got an exclusive deleted scene from the Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray, which released out today.

In the clip, Taco (Jon Lajoie) comes to Andre's (Paul Scheer) plastic surgery office to present him with the Rod of Asclepius. Asclepius, of course, is the Greek God of healing, and Taco's interpretation of his rod is a cane with two rubber snakes wrapped around it.

But Taco -- being the perpetually stoned, lovable moron that he is -- also lets a few live snakes loose into the waiting room, because "Asclepius lets snakes wander freely in his place of healing."

"By the power of my staff, you are banished, Taco!" Andre yells. Taco then beats the snakes with his nunchucks. Naturally. Check out the clip after the jump.

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'The League' Premiere -- Getting Football Advice From a Stripper (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 17th 2010 5:17AM
'The League' Premiere -- Getting Football Advice From a StripperThere's always the difficult problem of figuring out when an obsession has gone too far. 'The League' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) is about a bunch of friends in, well, a fantasy football league.

On the latest episode, the gang travels to Las Vegas to do some partying. But whether they're in a strip club or a regular club, or just lounging around the pool, the guys' fascination with choosing the right NFL players remains the same.

Case in point: The guys do in fact go to a strip club, but there they learn that a stripper named "Ambrosia" is a fantasy football expert. How does she know so much? "[NFL] players come in here," she says. "They tell me everything they know." Oh. That makes sense. It seems like it would be pretty hard to resist sweet Ambrosia.

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'The League' Cast & Creators Talk Guest Stars, D*** Jokes & Season 2 (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 13th 2010 2:45PM
The LeagueLet's make one thing clear: 'The League' isn't just for fantasy football fanatics. According to creators Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, you don't even need to know anything about fantasy ... you just have to have friends you hate.

After a fun first season -- that was, admittedly, done in a little bit of a rush -- Season 2 of the FX show (premieres Thurs., Sept. 16, 10:30PM ET) kicks things up a notch with more d*** jokes, more hookups and bigger guest stars, including Lake Bell and Chad "Child Please" Ochocinco.

I caught up with stars Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton, Stephen Rannazzisi, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll and Jon Lajoie, as well as the hilarious Schaffers, to hear all about what's in store this season, and the result is this fine bleep-filled video.

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Review: The League - The Shiva Bowl (season finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Dec 10th 2009 11:02PM
(L-R): Stephan Rannazzisi, Paul Sheer, and Mark Duplass in the season one finale of FX's 'The League.'
(S01E06) "What I tell you? Hot girl. Volkswagen Jetta. It's a law! Like water. Or dinosaurs." - Taco

I really want to like The League. It's full of things I love in a TV show -- male camaraderie, football, and endless dick jokes -- yet I still can't get into it. But, the like the good little TV blogger that I am, I re-screened the first five episodes before viewing the season finale earlier today to make sure I gave it a fair shake.

The League
is far from the worst thing on TV, and it's definitely the the best comedy FX has rolled out since It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. However, I'm gonna stick with what I've said already -- there's some serious potential here, but a lot of things need to change before The League returns for its second season next summer.

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FX renews The League

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Dec 10th 2009 12:38PM

The League on FXLooks like FX has finally found a friend for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- the network announced yesterday that it was renewing The League for a thirteen episode second season.

While this doesn't come a surprise, I'm still not 100% sold. In my initial review of The League, I wasn't high on it for numerous reasons. There was far too much reliance on one-off jokes only intended to create buzz (vaginal hubris, anyone?) and Jon Lajoie seemed like he had no purpose other than singing YouTube-friendly potty-mouthed songs. Factor in the utter lack of meaningful football references and the show was all over the place.

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The League -- An early look

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 28th 2009 9:01AM
The cast of FX's 'The League.'
Fantasy football is a tricky thing. You either love it or you hate it and that largely depends on whether you're good or bad at it. For the most part, the same can be said about FX's newest comedy The League. When it's good, it is good, but when it's bad... well, you get the picture.

The show, which premieres tomorrow night, Thursday 10/29, at 10:30 p.m. after It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is FX's first solid attempt to produce a lasting companion piece to Sunny and, given some of its predecessors (like Starved or Testees), it'd be easy to write The League off. But, like a two-minute drill that gradually picks up steam, The League might actually go... all... the... way.

OK -- no more football metaphors.

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New FX comedies include Louie from Louis C.K.

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 21st 2009 2:02PM
Louis C.K. from HilariousFX has announced a couple of interesting new additions to its slate of comedies - The League, about a fantasy football league, and Louie, an autobiographical sitcom starring Louis C.K. (Variety broke the news Wednesday). The League features some talented comedians, namely Paul Scheer (from Human Giant), Nick Kroll, and Jon Lajoie. But it's Louie that I'm most interested in.

Louis C.K. is, hands down, the funniest and most productive comedian working in America today. He has taped his third stand-up special in three years, called Hilarious, which is set to come out later this year or early next year. I've seen him perform the material for it, and it's just as funny as the first two. And he's already dropped most of that material in favor of a new hour of material intended for another special. That's a tremendous pace for any stand-up comedian. George Carlin, the guy who inspired C.K. to do this, is the only other comic I can think of to keep to a schedule like that.

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