June 15, 2009

Arrested Development fan art


Arrested Development and The Simpsons are two of my all-time favorite shows so I love this artistic mashup of the two. I think the blue Tobias and the inclusion of GOB's ventriloquist dummy Franklin is especially great.

There's also a version with the Bluths as Peanuts characters.

(via .tiff)

May 14, 2009

New animated comedy from Mike Judge

I was a huge fan of King of the Hill so I'm happy to see that Mike Judge has a new animated comedy premiering this month on ABC. It's called The Goode Family and it's about a family of socially conscious do-gooders. Having watched the preview clip (above) I'm doubtful that it can top the brilliance of King of the Hill but I'm definitely willing to give it a try.

(via Very Short List)

May 08, 2009

Life After People - The Series

If you haven't had a chance to check out this show on the History Channel yet, make the time to do it.  The visuals are amazing.  I also find it personally heartening that life would continue on even if we all disappeared tomorrow!



May 07, 2009

Veridian Dynamics

Apparently, Veridian Dynamics is from an ABC show called Better Off Ted. I've never seen the show, but I have been enjoying the fake commercials, the website and all the work that went into the branding of a made-up company.

ABC also created this funny "Did you know..." list for their website:

  • Our company has 532,972 and 1/2 employees? That's right, we created half an employee as an experiment -- a successful experiment!
  • Veridian plans to be a leader for future generations, which is why many of our employees are children.
  • Our blueberry toaster waffles were originally created as insulation.
  • and more...

(via Brand New)

May 03, 2009

Stains the Dog finally gets his well-deserved cupcake!

May 01, 2009

Why is William Shatner so awesome? He speaks Esperanto!

April 27, 2009

Five best cooking shows on TV

I'm not much of a cook, but I do love cooking shows. Here's a list of my personal favorites:

1) America's Test Kitchen
Does what few other shows do: tells you why as well as how. It also makes everything seem easy and straightforward. And they tell you which products and tools to buy. Absolutely the best!

2) Top Chef
While not a how-to show, Top Chef does help you understand what being a restaurant chef is all about. Top Chef drinking game: take a shot every time someone says "flavor profile."

3) Good Eats
Alton Brown is both entertaining and informational. He also makes cooking seem really fun and accessible. The show does get too silly at times.

4) Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless really helps you understand the culture as well as the food. I just wish his daughter wasn't such a big part of the more recent shows -- it seems forced.

5) No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

While just as much about travel as it is about food, Bourdain is really entertaining no matter whether he's eating at a Michelin 3-star restaurant or a food stall.

An honorable mention to Jamie Oliver, who's original Naked Chef series was fantastic. However, I've never really enjoyed any of his subsequent shows.

Bonus pro tip: avoid anything with Paula Dean. :)

April 25, 2009

MST3K 20th Anniversary Edition


Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of my all-time favorite shows. In fact, I rank it with the greatest artistic creations in the history of mankind alongside the Cezanne's "Kettle, Glass and Plate with Fruit" and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Come to think of it, Catalina Caper blows "Kettle, Glass and Plate with Fruit" out of the water.

Anyhow, few months ago Shout Factory released a Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Set. It includes four movies: First Spaceship on Venus, Laserblast, Werewolf, and Future War (not great episodes overall, but Werewolf is hilarious) and a tin containing various goodies, including four custom lobby cards and a figurine of Crow T. Robot. There's also some awesome DVD bonus material included.

The limited edition tin seems to only be available on the secondary market, but if you love the show it's probably worth seeking out.

January 28, 2009

FotC Interview

Sorry, for posting about Flight of the Conchords for three consecutive posts, but here's an interview with an Australian reporter who asks why they give Australians such a hard time.

January 27, 2009

New single from Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords has released a really funny new single called Sugalumps. You can listen to it on the HBO website or buy it on iTunes.

Flight of the Conchords - Sugalumps - Single - Sugalumps