And here we are at the end of my Christmas death march. I’ve watched — and rewatched — a lot of Christmas episodes this month. A […]
Splitsider just featured an article about the history of Garfield’s mediocrity. And generally, I agree. Garfield The Comic Strip has a long […]
Let’s first talk about Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. It’s a bad movie. The acting’s bad. The story’s bad. The effects are bad. Even the […]
Like Newhart’s comedy, this special takes a little time to ramp up to greatness. The first few scenes are your regular Christmas special […]
I had to. I know that Studio 60 isn’t a comedy, it’s a drama about a comedy. But this is every reason that basic premise failed. It’s an […]
Mary loves Christmas. But with Mary’s big fancy job, there comes sacrificies. Such as Christmas. And it’s really, really depressing.
From the start, you know the Tiny Toons Adventures Christmas special is as harmless as it is cute. They even reedited the opening to be […]
30 Rock has always been good at playing through old sitcom tropes and reforming them into something new. Here, of course, we have the old […]
On the sad side, “Christmas Scandal” is the last appearance of Louis C.K. as Leslie’s boyfriend, Dave (for this storyline, at least). Boo!
Excluding compilation episodes and DVD releases, Saturday Night Live has never done a proper just-Christmas-material special. It can’t, really; […]
I already wrote about this special here. But, because it’s Christmas, why don’t I plagiarize my own ideas?
The first episode of The Simpsons […]
Dad is upset that Christmas has become too commercial (in 1954), so he decides his family is going to participate in some good old-fashioned […]
Holy Baby Jesus this Christmas special is dark.
By itself, Adult Swim’s Moral Orel was a spot-on parody of the Sunday school propaganda many […]
Any Christmas special that starts with Conan O’Brien’s head doing stand-up is going to be fine.
Even outside of its holiday trappings, “Xmas […]
Baby Jesus, this is a weird Christmas special.
“Mork’s First Christmas” is exactly what it sounds like. Being an alien, Robin Williams’ Mork […]
Another day, another Christmas special Hulu Plus has locked in its pay wall prison.
Released towards the end of the show’s original […]
Yesterday I said that South Park often used the preaching technique invented in A Charlie Brown Christmas. This special seemed like a good […]
You know A Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Why recap it? Even if you haven’t watched it beginning to end, almost everyone has culturally […]
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. A time of brutal avarice and stunning generosity. When mothers trample each other so they can see […]
Casey Anthony is fun to hate. She’s a relatively attractive woman. She’s a compulsive liar. She leads the kind of small town party life that is […]