Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An old bit with a (slightly) new twist

If anyone has been on google in the last week, I think you know where this post is headed. Today marks the debut of Sesame Street's 40th anniversary season (TR's girl Michelle O is the guest), and as any loyal reader knows, we here at G:TB love the Sesame Street gang. However, it needs to be noted that the epic Bert and Ernie clip has been placed in the sacred Gheorghe Vault at HQ (along with O.J.'s Heisman and the script of the final episode of Lost**), so we had to take a (slightly) different approach today. Here then is our afternoon filler clip honoring Sesame Street...a huge diversion from what we normally do here:



**OK, I have never seen a second of Lost, despite everyone and their mother telling me I had to watch it, it's the greatest show ever, blah blah blah. Whatever. Here's my question for all you Lost diehards out there (of which Dennis and Michael are two of the biggest)...how pissed are you going to be if the rumor I hear most about the series finale is actually true (a rumor even espoused by TGS' own Jenna Maroney) - the island is simply some guy named Hurley's dream? I mean, seriously, you committed years to watching some sort of super spectacular serial and they pull the "it was all just a dream" bullshit. Personally, I would be livid. That dream crap didn't fly with the "Who Killed J.R." bit. Magnum P.I. had the audacity to claim an entire season was just a dream. But this, this would be the biggest c-f of them all, in my humble non-Lost-watching opinion. Good luck with that bullshit.
/end rant

36 comments:

zoltan said...

I went to high school with the guy who writes Lost. He was a donkey. I have never seen a second of the show.

TJ said...

Welcome to my side of the aisle Zoltan. I am pretty sure we are in the minority.

rob said...

count me in - haven't seen a single minute of it.

TR said...

I made it through the first 3 episodes, which came via Netflix. Pretty cool series, but I was perpetually distracted b/c I knew actors from other shows. It was weird seeing the rapping wheelchair guy from Oz walking around a desert island.

Dan said...

i love lost, but do have moments where i swear i'm not going to watch it anymore. overall it's good shit. at this juncture, i would not recommend to anyone to try and get into it now w/out renting the previous seasons first.

Dan said...

if it's hurley's dream, which it taint, i guess i'll be pissed off for about 3 minutes and then go to bed.

TJ said...

Actually, maybe it's all just Tony Soprano's coma dream?

zoltan said...

Don't stop believin'.

TJ said...

Well played Zoltan.

Well. Played.

Mark said...

I've never seen a single minute of Lost either (though I think I may try and watch it via Netflix in the summer...I've been saying that for the last 2 summers). Must be something in the water at G:TB HQ.

Then again, I never saw a minute of 24 either.

zoltan said...

The first season of 24 was good, but then the plotlines got redundant, Jack Bauer became a parody of himself, and Elisha Cuthbert stopped wearing halter tops. So I stopped watching.

Dennis said...

Lost is the only TV series of which i've seen every episode (I've always thought, correctly, that TV was for people that couldn't make it in the movies; and therfore labeled it second rate and dismissed it). If the dream bit comes to pass, I will indeed have Cookie Monster-like issues.

Whitney said...

The "Dallas" dream time wasn't "Who Shot J.R.?" It was when Bobby Ewing got killed. Parodied nicely on "Family Guy."

Whitney said...

And I've never seen an episode of "Lost." Looks cool, though. But I don't know how you sustain series like it or "24" for multiple seasons. Willing suspension of disbelief starts to wear thin...

TJ said...

I'm too young to actually remember Dallas. But luckily for us you're old as dirt.

TJ said...

But yes, you're right, Family Guy did a nice job with that.

zoltan said...

I haven't seen a second of Family Guy either, except for the time I met TJ at TC's Lounge and it was on the TV in the corner.

TJ said...

Rick and Magnum were not with us.

Shlara said...

I love the video clip today.

Michael said...

ok, we get it. everyone who writes for this blog is way too cool for mainstream american pop culture or whatever you beatniks call it.

I have no brain so I love every second of Lost and the contrived stuff that television produces. It is part of growing up in the Midwest. Tommy like wingy. Give in to being happy and come over to the darkside. There is lots of television to be watched over here.

Geoff said...

Swint makes a good point--the midwest is full of morons. I also have never seen an episode of Lost. Not interested.

TJ said...

I think you missed the entire point, at least of what I was saying. I love tv. Sadly, 75 percent of what I start watching gets cancelled, and not just the crap like Jericho but even the good shit like Life. So if a show I watched religiously for the last 6 years went with the lazy "dream" ending, I'd be pretty pissed about that creative copout.

Whitney said...

Yeah, and I said that "Lost" looks cool but I don't happen to have seen it despite its omnipresence in water-cooler chatter. Jeez, dude, I don't know if midwesterners are morons, but they sure do get defensive. Is it an oxymoron for a simpleton to have an inferiority complex?

Whitney said...

Zoltan, I'd recommend Family Guy, especially the older episodes. And the show is all over the place on the tube these days. If you're TiVo-ready, you could start with 3 episodes with Whitney's stamp of approval:

"Wasted Talent" - By far my favorite, there's a brewery tour a la Willy Wonka and it goes from there.

"To Love and Die in Dixie" - witness protection program in the deep South, insulting the region as many times as possible. The old man looking for his paperboy is priceless.

"From Method to Madness" - on the other night. Stewie's best.

And there you go...

TR said...

Family Guy is brilliant. I have no idea why people like Sports Guy and Gawker hate on it so avidly. The Deep South episode Whit referenced is brilliant a hundred ways, from the raccoon in the outhouse to Stewie's bluegrass band to the old man...

TJ said...

Super Devil.

TJ said...

Gilbert Gottfried as the horse.

TJ said...

Dickie V is 70 years old? I guess you could say he's a diaper dandy now himself.

rob said...

tell me someone else is watching the jimmy the greek documentary. this is fascinating.

TJ said...

I'm watching Wiz/Heat

TJ said...

OK, rob's right, this is mesmerizing.

rob said...

i used to think that simmons was just kidding around about programming his own channel, but i'd watch shit like this all day long.

TJ said...

Twice Jimmy the Greek didn't take flights that crashed and killed all passengers? Say whaaaa????

zoltan said...

Don't mind Swint. He's just bitter about his flabby belly and his hair-trigger penis.

zoltan said...

This was the best 30 for 30. Ths far the rest suck except for Ali/Holmes, which was good but not as good as "When We Were Kings." Has anyone seen the Tyson documentary?

Dan said...

dvr'd jimmy greek special
family guy = out loud laughing - few shows do that for this guy
other dan favorites:
house
east bound and down - was introduced to a couple of weeks ago by the college kids - i am quite confident that all here would thoroughly enjoy