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Comedy

The Office: “Did I Stutter?” Recap

Posted by Mike, Ryan and johnnysweeptheleg Michael needs an idea. No, he’s not looking to come up with the next Dunder Mifflin Infinity. There’s wet cement outside and he decides that it represents his chance to leave his mark on the world — he’s just not sure what that mark should be. Kevin suggests Michael’s initials. No good. Some idiot named Mark Greg Sputnik would only steal the credit. Andy suggests a picture, Phyllis has a great idea that she can’t remember and Kelly thinks he should do his handprints like Will Smith outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Jim says […]

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My Name Is Earl: Killerball

Posted by Ryan Yeah, I’m a few days late with the Earl recap. Better late than never, I suppose. But given the quality of this episode, I’m not so sure. Regrettably, The Hickeys still isn’t canceled. Earl’s now dreaming that he and Billie are old and tired … much like this storyline. The hospital wants Earl off their hands. So they offer Randy either long-term care for Earl at a county medical facility or a one-time payment of $2,000 in Camden Cash good at four area businesses (one of which is paintball!) if he just takes care of Earl himself. […]

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The Office: “Night Out” Recap

Posted by Mike, Ryan and johnnysweeptheleg You know, The Office isn’t just about laughs. The show provides a public service. Consider the open of last night’s episode. Thanks to Michael, we now know what to do if we ever see a shiny object underneath a car. In the best-case scenario, it’s a quarter. Worst case, it’s tinfoil, and you get gum in your hair and spend the morning getting your head slathered in peanut butter and massaged by Dwight. The lesson learned? Let it go.

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My Name Is Earl: No Heads And A Duffel Bag

Randy is doing items off of Earl’s list, and he picks Ruined Dad’s Vacation. Earl’s parents have been out of it for a while — they don’t know Earl’s been in a coma, and they don’t even know that Earl was in jail. A few years ago, Earl’s parents were taking a vacation to American Samoa. Reluctantly, they left Randy and Earl in charge of the house. With the liquor cabinet empty and now just merely a cabinet, Earl, Joy and Randy have to make a beer run. In the liquor store parking lot, a shady guy stashes a duffel […]

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My Name Is Earl: Stole A Motorcycle

Posted by Ryan Earl is still in a coma, and his mind is still playing out The Hickeys sitcom. In it, Earl mistakes Billie’s gynecologist for a gigolo, and Billie gives birth to Earl’s child — who, this time, is actually his own color and looks like him. The Hickeys will hopefully be canceled very soon. So while Earl is comatose, Randy is going to cross off some list items so Earl stays in karma’s favor. Using Earl’s drool, he selects “Stole a Motorcycle.” A while ago, while out on a “crime walk,” Earl and Randy found a motorcycle with […]

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My Name Is Earl: I Won't Die With A Little Help From My Friends

Posted by Ryan After a brief reintroduction from NBC President and CEO Jeff Zucker, we get back to Earl. (Go here if you need a refresher of the previous episode that aired way back when.) When Earl was young and wanted to escape family turmoil, he used to get lost in a world of TV sitcoms. Now, unconscious on the street, he’s doing it again, dreaming that he’s married to Billie in The Hickeys idyllic sitcom land. The sitcom isn’t particularly interesting (and hardly funny), though things that happen in reality cause things to happen in the sitcom, like the […]

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Soap Operas

Gladiator "Days"

Posted by RabbitEars Fans of either, or both, American Gladiators and Days of Our Lives should get a nice treat on March 14 (at 1pm in most markets; check local listings) when Gladiator “Titan” (Mike O’Hearn) guest stars on the venerable daytime drama. In the episode, Chelsea Brady is getting wasted at a local watering hole, mourning the recent tragedies of the Brady family. Even her grandmother Kate can’t get her to stop! In steps the “strapping” bartender (O’Hearn), who offers Chelsea some coffee to sober up (which would only work in a soap opera), but she refuses him and […]

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My Name Is Earl: Bad Earl

Nothing stirs up the spirit of the Yule like watching a Christmas-related episode two weeks after Christmas. “Bad Earl” was originally scheduled for Dec. 13, but NBC pushed it way back, probably thinking it was best to not burn a new episode when the ratings probably weren’t going to be good. Earl is out of prison (prison’s not quite out of him), but he’s finding it hard to celebrate during his release party at the Crab Shack. He has his list back, but he’s doubting the existence of karma. All of his good deeds have brought him nothing but misfortune. […]

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Reality TV

Do You Like “Gladiator” Shows?

Well, if ya do, you’re not the only one! NBC’s revived American Gladiators premiered Sunday with this season’s highest adult 18-49 rating for any new series premiere, and was the Peacock’s top new series debut since Heroes back in 2006, and led the network to its highest non-sports rating during the Sunday 9-11pm ET time period in three years. “We’re extremely excited by the response to American Gladiators,” said John Wallace, president of NBC Local Media Division, in perhaps an understatement. The reason the Local Media president is now excited about the show too is that NBC plans to pummel […]

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“My Name Is Earl”: Early Release

I’m the cable repairman. I’m here to turn on your box. Earl thinks he’s getting out of jail today, but he doesn’t know that the warden shredded Earl’s early release certificates so he’d have to stay in prison and help bail the warden out from his incompetence. When Earl’s about to walk out of the prison a free man, the guard tells Earl that he’s not on the day’s release list. Earl confronts the warden about reneging on their agreement, and the meeting ends with the warden punched in the gut and Earl in solitary confinement. Earl passes the time […]