I need more of the SNL Jimmy Fallon photo bumpers to come out. That David Bowie one is fantastic!
Also need Hulu to start putting up individual sketches up online: Mozart, “I Wish it was Christmas Today”, Boston Open, Opening Monologue, Weekend Update, Michael Buble CD compilation, and y’know, the rest of the show, basically.
I remember that I watched SNL’s Christmas episode last year. It had Paul McCartney and I remember freaking out over him doing 3 songs. :)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (that don't actually play games)
"Q: What’s the best thing about ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’? A: The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Those two are still a lot of fun together on screen. I just wish that they were in a smarter movie.
Q: How many references were in ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ to the fact that Holmes and Watson may be lovers? A: I counted five.
Q: For you, is this the most disappointing movie of the year? A: Yes.”
It’s dumb to be upset about and only an awards show, but c’mon SAG! Your best comedy ensemble is ridiculous!
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
1) First of all, I don’t believe Glee isn’t a comedy series. Yes, it has comedic elements, but for the most part, it tries to be grounded in the dramatic (aka real life of teens). Do comedies have homophobic bullies and a kid transferring due to that bullying? Do comedies have teens getting pregnant and then being abandoned by their families and then making the decision of giving the baby away for adoption? Just because they do a little song and dance, doesn’t mean everything is wrapped up in a big giant bow at the end of the episode. Had the title said Comedy or Music series, like the Emmys, I probably wouldn’t mind it as much.
2) Where is Community and Parks and Recreation? While it’s nice for NBC to have 2 shows nominated out of the 5, they really picked those 2? Not that I don’t love 30 Rock, but both Community and Parks and Recreation were better this past season than 30 Rock. Also, The Office? I understand Steve Carrell’s nomination, but goodness, I haven’t thought this show was funny since before the writers’ strike, and even then I limit it to season 2 and 3.
3) Modern Family is a good show, and I like it a lot, but sometimes it feels too traditional. Maybe it’s because I’m young and don’t have kids nor do I plan to start a family any time soon or maybe because I’m weird, but I like the wackiness of Greendale and Pawnee better. Modern Family appeals to a wide demographic, is pretty funny (Luke!), and for the most part a clean, wholesome-y, good feeling show. It’s probably going to win, but at the same time, since that’s expected, I’m kinda meh over it.
4) The Big Bang Theory…I keep on reading about people saying that this a little known show, essentially the underdog (and I do realize that not all people are saying that), and while I guess if you compare it to the rest of the list that makes sort of sense, it’s pretty frickin’ well known. One of the lead actors, Jim Parsons, has been nominated numerous times and won 2 Emmys for it! You’re the top rated show on Thursday nights! I get that the show and cast as a whole hasn’t been recognized as much, but excuse me while I call bullshit on it being a little known show. While I don’t think it will when, I think this nomination will go a long way in helping it get an Emmy nomination.
“That said, their comedy nominations were tired to say the least: Glee? Really? And why no Parks and Recreation? (I’ve given up hoping that Community will receive any love.)”—Sarah Hughes, The Guardian about the SAG Nominees in the TV Category
THIS PAGE has full episodes of QI and QI XL along with other appearances/work from QI panellists/Stephen Fry. Unfortunately it doesn’t have Mock the Week or Buzzocks or the other stuff that NickFromFulham had up.
Also he has a new page NickFromFulhamAgain which has the most recent series of QI XL and Buzzcocks.
Hope that this helps someone in need (of QI and quality programming) :)
It has recently come to my horrified attention that I have listened to Adele’s “Someone Like You” 572 times since February. I think, if you do the math, that works out to 33 years of listening to that song back-to-back, which seems mathematically impossible, but somehow I did it.