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  1. Is ‘Christmas Comes to Pac-Land’ the Worst Christmas Special Ever?Christmas Comes to Pac-Land generally finds itself atop lists of weirdest and worst holiday specials. Ignoring most of the tropes associated […]
  2. How ‘Shasta McNasty’ Brought Rap Rock to Primetime and Killed the 90sShasta McNasty was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Lewd, crude, and politically incorrect, Shasta McNasty took American Pie-vulgarity […]
  3. Looking at the Elvira Sitcom That Didn’t Quite WorkFew characters have had more chances to tap into the popular psyche than Elvira. Armed with no more than two massive weapons, camp value and a […]
  4. ‘That’s My Bush’: Inside Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Short-Lived […]By the year 2000, Matt Stone and Trey Parker could do no wrong. South Park was entering its fourth season with no signs of slowing down, and […]
  5. ‘The 1/2 Hour News Hour’: How Fox News’s ‘Daily Show’ Did to Comedy what […]The 2000 Presidential election was a mess. Far after the last ballots had been cast, miscounted chads hung throughout Florida, and America was […]
  6. Comedy for Dummies: Jeff Dunham’s Fall at the TopMy first experience with comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, unbeknownst to me, came from a t-shirt in the mall. I didn’t know what I was […]
  7. The Late Night War Nobody Asked For: Howard Stern Destroys Magic Johnson’s […]Things weren’t looking too good for Magic Johnson in the summer of 1998. The Magic Hour, Johnson’s late night talk show and 20th Century Fox’s […]
  8. Serious Comedy at Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’In the war of the low-rated backstage-at-Saturday-Night-Live TV shows, there can be only one. And in 2006’s race to viewership mediocrity, Tina […]
  9. Andy Dick in a ‘Get Smart’ Remake? What Could Go Wrong?When Get Smart premiered in 1965, its blend of Inspector Clouseau and James Bond redefined TV comedy. And rightfully so. Show creator Mel […]
  10. Watching the Hitler-Based Sitcom Pilot (Yes, Really) ‘Heil Honey I’m Home’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]