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  1. Community Recap: ‘Documentary Filmmaking: Redux’Shortly before “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux” aired last night, creator Dan Harmon tweeted, “AND, tonight, celebrate Community’s […]
  2. So, Which Sitcom Actor Literally Kicked Matthew Weiner In the Ass?Late last week, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner sat down with Jeff Garlin, of Curb Your Enthusiasm fame, at Largo in Los Angeles to discuss Alex […]
  3. Checking In…with the Writers of South Park Not Named Matt or TreyWhen we think of South Park, which concludes its 15th season next Wednesday (please catch up on Lindsey Bahr’s excellent recaps if you’re […]
  4. Community Recap: ‘Studies in Modern Movement’My friend Kyle and I constantly play a game where we cast our friends, as well as ourselves, as characters from our favorite shows. For […]
  5. Is the 2011-2012 Sitcom Schedule the Worst in a Decade?Every year in the fall, and then again in the middle of winter, we get our hopes up for some of the new network sitcoms that are set to […]
  6. Checking In…with the Voice Cast of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.” If you don’t like It’s the Great Pumpkin, […]
  7. Community Recap: ‘Horror Fiction In Seven Spooky Steps’ (and the Show’s […]“GAYYYYYY MAAARRRRIIIIAAGGGGGEEE” As shown during the tag of last week’s episode, Britta asked everyone in the Study Group to fill out a […]
  8. Kermit Was Kind of a Dick: Dissecting the Worries About the New Muppets […]Ever since Disney announced they were relaunching the Muppets with a new Muppet movie, one that stars my imaginary BFFs Amy Adams and Jason […]
  9. Checking In…with the Creators of MTV’s Animated ComediesIn t-minus six days, the guys who once called Pavement out on not trying hard enough will be back cornholio’ing our hearts all over again. I […]
  10. Checking In…with the Singers of Billboard-Charting Funny Novelty SongsIn 1978, America had King Tut fever. The Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit, which had previously visited Washington DC, Chicago, and Seattle, […]
  11. Community Recap: Timeline-by-Timeline Analysis of ‘Remedial Chaos Theory’“Bienvenido de la casa Chez Trobed.” There is a lot to go over in last night’s brilliant episode of Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory,” the […]
  12. Six Things The Simpsons Could Do In Seasons 24 and 25 to Rejuvenate the […]Late last week, news broke that after seemingly months of speculation, even though it was in reality about a week (a HELLACIOUS week, though), […]
  13. Checking In…with the Recurring Characters of Arrested DevelopmentYou’re probably all sick of this by now, but what the heck? ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT IS (probably) COMING BACK. YAYYY. Almost nothing is known […]
  14. Community Recap: ‘Competitive Ecology’“Your love is weird and toxic.” I’m a big fan of sitcom episodes where a new, normal character begins hanging out with the main cast of the […]
  15. Scenes from Behind the Scenes of The Onion News NetworkI walk over to Suzanne Sena, the star of satirical news program Onion News Network, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. for its second season on […]
  16. Checking In…with the Cast of 3rd Rock from the SunFollowing in the long line of American Splendor and Funny People, the “cancer comedy” 50/50 is released in theaters today. It’s written by Will […]
  17. Animated Archer Recap: ‘Hearts of Archness, Pt. III’“Don’t talk like black people, OK?” Before I get to any actual recapping: Archers of Loaf reference! Archers of Loaf reference! Archers of […]
  18. Community Recap: ‘Geography of Global Conflict’“Uruguay kindly requests that Somalia stops pronouncing it Ur-a-gay.” When I think of Annie, I’m reminded of the opening line from the Silver […]
  19. The Legacy of Baby’s Day Out, the Only Comedy Movie I’ve Ever Walked Out OnI have only walked out of two movies my entire life, and neither one of them was Theodore Rex. In November 1994, being the bad Jew that I am, I […]
  20. Checking In…with the Stars of Fox’s Lesser-Known Sunday Night ShowsWhen you think of post-NFL Sunday nights on Fox, you think of The Simpsons and Family Guy first, then Malcolm in the Middle, Married…with […]
  21. Community Recap: ‘Biology 101’“Monkey knockout gas? Now that’s the kind of grounded, sensible thinking I want to see this year.” It’s easy to complain about the state of […]
  22. Animated Archer Recap: ‘Heart of Archness, Pt. II’“WHOOOO!!!” Part two of a series is always my favorite. My preferred Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and […]
  23. Five Ways for Modern Family to Improve for Season ThreeI swear I’m not writing this because I’m still pissed Parks and Recreation that didn’t win Best Comedy Series at the Emmy’s. Rather, it’s […]
  24. Watching the Sheen-to-Kutcher Transition on Two and a Half MenI kept an open mind, I really did. Before watching last night’s episode of Two and a Half Men, I dismissed everything I knew about the show: […]
  25. Apatow v. Ferrell v. Sandler v. Stiller: Who Owns Comedy’s Most Successful […]See the photo above? See how friendly Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler look on the left? How chummy Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller appear to be on […]
  26. Checking In…with the Cast of ClerksNext week, on September 23, the world will at long last see Kevin Smith’s 10th feature film, Red State. Smith announced the […]
  27. Animated Archer Recap: ‘Heart of Archness, Pt. I’“Well, don’t just sit there sweating like a gigantic cheese.” I was way late to the Archer bandwagon. I didn’t start watching the show until […]
  28. Looking Back at the Edits Made in TV Comedies After 9/11Usually with “Checking In,” I look back at a show or movie or Off-Broadway musical and tell you know what the cast and creators (and wonder […]
  29. Louie Recap: ‘New Jersey; Airport’“I’LL WAIT FOR YOU!” Season one of Louie ended on September 7, 2010, with two episodes, beginning with “Gym.” In it, Louie attempts to pick up […]
  30. Five Reasons Why Eddie Murphy Will Make a Great Oscars HostIt was announced yesterday that the guy who voices Donkey in the Shrek movies — I think his name is Eddie something? — will host […]
  31. Checking In…with the Cast of The Weird Al ShowOh, this is a story ‘bout a guy named Al, and he lived in a sewer with his hamster pal. But the sanitation workers really didn’t approve, so he […]
  32. Louie Recap: ‘Niece’“I gotta know you’re not a dead kid in my house right now.” “Niece” could have very easily been an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Louie […]
  33. Checking In…with the Voice Cast of Home MoviesOn September 2, 2001, Adult Swim premiered on Cartoon Network with an airing of the Home Movies’ episode “Director’s Cut.” It’s been a good […]
  34. Louie Recap: ‘Duckling’Holy shit on the tits of a dog was that good. It would have been so easy for a “comedian goes to Afghanistan” episode to be self-serving. It […]
  35. Lonely (and Raunchy) at the Top: The Eleven R-Rated Comedies That Have […]The Hangover, Pt. II has grossed over $254 million since it was released on May 26, making it the third-highest grossing (domestic only) film […]
  36. Checking In…with the Hosts of Talk SoupStarting today, you can see Joel McHale earning a paycheck in the literally diaper-smelling Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Just […]
  37. Louie Recap: ‘Halloween/Ellie’“I always wanted to make a movie where a guy’s life is really bad, and then something happens and it makes it worse. But instead of resolving […]
  38. Photos from Lebowski Fest 2011Looking to find your way to Lebowski Fest? Just follow the dudes in the bathrobes. Or the men holding coffee cans. Or the women in the Viking […]
  39. Checking In…with the Muppet Show MuppeteersWhatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the talent behind all your favorite Muppets, and some you’ve […]
  40. Louie Recap: ‘Come On, God"/"Eddie’“So we’re like porn for God?” Even at the risk of revealing too much about myself (apologies in advance): a friend of mine from middle school […]
  41. Checking In…with the Stars of Six of MTV’s Early ComediesWhatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the stars of MTV’s earliest comedies? Monday, August 1 was […]
  42. Louie Recap: ‘Oh Louie/Tickets’On a different, lesser show, one more like Oh, Louie starring Bob Saget, Louie C.K. and Dane Cook would have envied one another, wishing they […]
  43. What I Learned About ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at the Tenth Anniversary […]I lied about the first time I saw Wet Hot American Summer. I told my friends in college that I had seen the movie, directed by David Wain, who […]
  44. Checking In with…the Creators of Nickelodeon’s Golden-Era ShowsWhatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the creators of the Golden-Era shows of Nickelodeon? Earlier […]
  45. Louie Recap: ‘Subway/Pamela’“You wanted to take a bath with me…?” I love the still above. In a single photo, you have the entirety of the New York subway experience: in […]
  46. Can I Borrow an Answer? My Night of Simpsons TriviaIt turns out there is a way to judge how much you love a TV show, to calculate how much you really know about said show over other […]
  47. Checking In…with the Girlfriends of George Costanza, Seasons 6-9Whatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the girlfriends and lovers of George Costanza? One of […]
  48. Louie Recap: ‘Country Drive’“In America, people would say this word…” In HBO’s Talking Funny, Chris Rock, who is black, calls Louis C.K., who is white, “the blackest […]
  49. Checking In with…the Girlfriends of George Costanza, Seasons 1-5Whatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the girlfriends and lovers of George Costanza? One of […]
  50. Louie Recap: ‘Moving’“There’s a toilet in the kitchen. So awesome.” Does it matter that it was a Hasidic Jew who once showed me the shittiest apartment I’ve ever […]
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