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  1. who is that?
    Meanwhile, in the U.K., a Giant Sausage Just Won The Masked SingerThe Crown frankly wishes it was as British as Rita Ora giving the Masked Singer U.K. title to a giant dancing sausage.
  2. Unearthing a Rare 1971 Monty Python Film All About Peas Let’s say you suddenly found yourself in charge of a major corporation. If you’re good at your job, imagine you’d probably try to steer the […]
  3. Digging Up the Roots of News Satire with ‘On the Hour’ There have been many articles I’ve written for this series where I assumed that I was probably introducing a significant portion of my […]
  4. gingerbread houses
    Gaze at the Glory of Gingerbread King’s LandingWinter is crumbling.
  5. Exploring the Lunacy of ‘The Goon Show’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  6. British Comedian Mel Smith Dies at 60British comedian Mel Smith passed away Friday in his London home after having a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Smith rose to prominence […]
  7. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Misfits Season 2’Season 2 of oddly dark British comedy Misfits is now on DVD. The show follows five young delinquents who get strange super powers while doing […]
  8. accents
    Is Brit Emily Blunt’s American Accent Better Than Her British Accent?We think so. Give her accents a listen.
  9. Ricky Gervais Is Bringing America ‘Derek’ and an AppRemember when people with accents were all up in arms about Derek? Well, now Americans can be the ones with upped arms. Next year, Derek will […]
  10. Andy Samberg is Cuckoo in ‘Cuckoo’ “So, his name is Cuckoo? Really?” asks everyone.  Apparently, in England that is a plausible name an American hippie would give himself. […]
  11. Hulu Announces Streaming Start Date for New ‘The Thick Of It’ SeasonThe fourth season of Armando Iannucci’s The Thick Of It will debut in the states on Hulu this Saturday, September 9, immediately following […]
  12. The Complete Guide to Everything: ‘Doctor Who’High concept experimental episode time! This week Tom spends 20 minutes trying to explain 50 years of Doctor Who lore to Tim, someone who does […]
  13. NBC Buys The Adaptation of British Sitcom ‘Gates’ NBC beat out the other networks to win the rights to Gates, a single-cam sitcom from Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith (’Til Death), which is […]
  14. More Alan Partridge! There Will Also Be Another Season of ‘Mid Morning […]In the immortal words of Alan Partridge: “Alright, I’ll rephrase the question. Can I… no, actually, I’ll just repeat the question: have I got […]
  15. ABC to Pilot American Version of ‘Spy’ Spy is a British show about a single father who quits his mundane job and is accidentally recruited to become a spy. You know, the classic way […]
  16. HBO Orders a Pilot for a ‘Getting On’ RemakeHBO has ordered a pilot from the creators of Big Love, Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. The show will be a remake of the award-winning BBC Four […]
  17. Henson is Producing a Show of British Puppets for British Humans If you liked the above video, you are in luck because the BBC is going to be airing a new Jim Henson Company produced puppet program (or […]
  18. The Time When John Cleese Wrote and Bet and Got Angry at a NewspaperLetters of Note has a exchange from 1982 between John Cleese and the editor of The Sun, which stemmed from a report in that paper claiming that […]