Thursday, January 15, 2009

Still No Sign Of Larry Wilcox

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • You know what's so great about the writing on My Name Is Earl? Tonight, they had a game show called Estrada or Nada? where the contestant competes against Eric Estrada in any activity of their choosing. That's funny enough, but the best part is that Estrada never appeared on the Earl episode except for in the ad for the fake show. No cheesy cameo, just the build-up of a game show about Erik Estrada. Instead, they had the fake show's host, Brian Dunkleman. With Idol fever starting back up again this week, not much is funnier than just the sheer concept of Brian Dunkleman.
    • Thanks to On Demand, I caught the season premiere of Flight of the Conchords tonight. It doesn't air until Sunday night. It's one of the funniest shows on TV, but if you have HBO and don't know that then I'm very sorry for you. I was also able to catch, also three days early, the series premiere of Showtime's United States of Tara. It's created by Spielberg (just like Tiny Toons was!) and star Toni Collette is brilliant, as usual, as a mother with multiple personality disorder. Unfortunately, HBO did not also offer an early peek at Big Love.
    • Grey's, no matter how good Eric Dane continues to be, makes me groan every time Denny appears. If this doesn't end with guest appearances by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, I'm not going to be happy.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • You know the story by now. Plane hits flock of birds. Plane crashes. Pilot brings it down safely in the Hudson river. Everyone survives. I'm not sure that even Baloo could have done that well.
  • Random Old Actor Trivia Alert!:
    • I'm currently guest-starring on a TV show that no man would ever watch of their own volition. I don't look anything like I did when I was (sort of) famous because I must have aged a century since then. I was one of the first stars of HBO. I appeared in the greatest video trailer of all time (and presumably in the movie, as well, if anyone ever saw it). Who am I?


Roy said...

You are Brian Benben, and you were partially responsible for my first exposures to moving pictures of boobies. We'll, you, and Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School". Keep staring on "Private Practice", dummy. Maybe they'll kill you, but keep you on the show as a ghost too.

Josh said...

Nice. The greatest video trailer of all time is, as if I actually need to explain, I Come In Peace starring Dolph Lundgren and Brian Benben. "You go in pieces."

Betsy said...

There's another one - you didn't give Flight of the Conchords a nod on your 2008 Best Of? Come on, man!

Josh said...

Season one aired entirely in 2007, but I did sleep on it in my 2007 year-end awards.