Posts Tagged ‘Seinfeld’

“Let it Be” by the Weirdest Celeb Choir Ever

Posted by BRADY in Square Eyes, celebrity gossip

December 6th, 2010, 04:39 PM

If you’ve been on the internet over the past few days, you’ve most likely already seen this. If not, enjoy this bizarre video of countless celebrities, many of them washed up B-Level stars, singing The Beatles’ “Let it Be” to promote a Norwegian TV show called Gylne Tider (Golden Times).

Look at that line-up of stars! Jason Alexander from Seinfeld! Ricki Lake! Glenn Close of Damages fame! Huey Lewis (who, in a related matter, should change his band name to Huey Lewis and the Old News)! Inadequate replacement for Sean Connery in the James Bond movies Roger Moore! Judd Nelson from The Breakfast Club! That guy from Police Academy! Theo from The Cosby Show! Those are just a few of the blast from the past celebs who make cameos in this extended promo/best music video ever. Oh and of course Dee Snider from 80’s hair band Twisted Sister and his own reality show Growing Up Twisted, because he doesn’t pass on anything. I believe he would write this blog post if I emailed him.

So how did a Norwegian show about interviewing stars from years ago, which it just so happens most Americans have never heard of, get all these stars to sing Let it Be in front of a green screen for a commercial? Turns out they may have bent the truth a bit! David Faustino (aka Bud Bundy from Married… with Children) claims he was pulled aside by the crew for an interview at a red carpet event, and following the interview they asked him to take part in a charity music video they were recording. Maybe in Norway TV shows are considered charities? Also, what red carpet is Bud Bundy walking down these days?  Maybe he works at a carpet store.

Hey, it’s Live TV!

Posted by BRADY in 30 Rock, The View

October 15th, 2010, 02:49 PM

Jon Hamm’s two creepy hands: one for each coast.

30 Rock, a show about a live sketch comedy show called TGS that is based on the live show Saturday Night Live, finally paid tribute to it’s roots and entire premise by having their first ever live episodes last night, one for each coast! But how did a show like 30 Rock, which is fast paced and meticulously edited with clever scene transitions and flashbacks, handle being shot live? Splendidly! The shows went off with very few mistakes and quite a few memorable moments. The first came when Liz Lemon (the always hilarious genius behind 30 Rock, Tina Fey) had one of her trademark flashbacks. The camera panned to reveal Julia Louis-Dreyfus doing a spot-on Liz Lemon performance of her own. But she was far from the only guest star! Matt Damon and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm also stopped by to reprise their 30 Rock roles and up the “handsome leading man” factor on stage.

But are you a 30 Rock mega fan that feels ripped-off that you only got to see one version of the live performance? Well, maybe try figuring out some other hobbies. Sorry. Other than that, the good people at Vulture have compiled a list of all the difference between the two shows, including both bloopers and some hilarious line-changes. Check them out here! Also you can pretty much rest assured that both versions of the live show will be on the DVD set for the season.

The entire live episode of 30 Rock focused (in typical meta-fashion) on a plot about Tracy Morgan “breaking” on live TV, but in the end it all went supremely smoothly. The View, on the other hand, did not have such a smooth week. When Bill O’Reilly appeared as a guest, him and the ladies got to chatting about the proposed mosque to be built at Ground Zero. As you can imagine, Bill had a few (horrible) things to say about this. Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg didn’t exactly agree, and after some weak argument they allowed the bully to win the screaming match and they stormed off the stage. Poor show, ladies! You should have stood your ground. Though I was pretty surprised that the audience was firmly on Bill O’Reilly’s side. It seemed like they really had Bill’s Hassel-back! Heyo! You see, Elizabeth Hasselback is the conservative lady on The View. Too much explanation for that pun? Ok, just watch the clip:

Katy Perry on Sesame Street? That’s nothing…

Posted by BRADY in Sesame Street, celebrity gossip

September 27th, 2010, 05:03 PM

Katy explains to Elmo how she ordered a special shirt to corrupt America’s youth.

Apparently parents recently made a big to-do about Katy Perry appearing on Sesame Street in a low cut top to sing and play with Elmo, which begs the question: what do you expect from Katy Perry? Oh, by the way, you can watch the now “banned from the street” video of Katy and Elmo here. But seriously, did they expect Katy Perry to come dressed in a respectable pantsuit? Come on, it’s Katy Perry! At least it wasn’t Lady Gaga, who would have torn Elmo to pieces and made a dress out of him right there on the spot. The more important question is: why is Katy Perry on Sesame Street? They sure do hire some odd guest stars, like Ricky Gervais and Jonah Hill. How are kids supposed to know who these people are? But Sesame Street isn’t the only one, here are a few of my other favorite weird kid show guest appearances…

Quentin Tarantino (Muppet’s Wizard of Oz)

Sure, QT is best known for obscenity laced dialogue and graphic violence, but he’s made it clear that he always intended his films to entertain children. While promoting Kill Bill he argued that “cool” parents would take their children to see it and that he included so much bloodshed in the film because it’s “fun.” So there’s something honest about watching Tarantino enthusiastically terrify Kermit with his ideas for a fight scene in this made for TV Muppet feature. Waving a samurai sword in the puppet’s face and crawling across the table, he spouts off ideas about kung-fu fights and “busty vampire vixens” exploding into pools of blood. For all we know this could be Tarantino’s actual Muppet movie pitch that the Henson people just happened to catch on tape.

George Carlin (Thomas the Tank Engine)

The mantle of Mr. Conductor has been passed on to some interesting people, including Alec Baldwin and Pierce Brosnan, but none can top Ringo Starr’s immediate successor: George Carlin. The idea that somebody went to Carlin and asked him to be a kid’s show host is an incredible one when you consider what Carlin is famous for. He created perhaps the most well known stand-up bit of all time with “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” an act that should have placed him at the top of the list of people you should never hand a kid’s show over to. But somehow he managed to make his way through 4 seasons without ever calling Thomas a bad word.

Larry David (Hannah Montana)

Larry David thrust into a guest role on a popular Disney show with annoying kids and even more annoying adults. It would make a heck of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but when it happens in the real world it’s just painful. How did the neurotic Seinfeld co-creator, known for his love of awkward situations, manage to land himself in this one? Answer: he had kids. On the show he appears alongside his two daughters who receive a couple of lines each while they are turned away from a restaurant as Hannah Montana walks right in. Larry acts like usual Larry while the overacting of those around threatens to suffocate him. Larry is usually always irritated at something, but this might be the best reason he’s ever had.

Seinfeld Vs. Gaga, Spelling Vs. Sanity

Posted by BRADY in 90210, celebrity gossip

June 25th, 2010, 04:03 PM

This behavior is NOT Seinfeld approved.

Out of all the pop culture feuds possible, Jerry Seinfeld vs. Lady Gaga was not one I saw coming. I would have thought a Seinfeld and Lady Gaga duet would have been more likely. I’m telling you, “Seriously, what’s the deal with the Paparazzi? What does that word even mean? Running around chasing celebrities, who are these people?” could be a big hit. But unfortunately, it seems that will never happen, because Seinfeld is not too pleased with the Lady and her Gaga-tastic behavior at a Mets game. She showed up in a jacket and studded leather bikini, continually flipped off cameras, and despite her drunken behavior was upgraded to (gasp!) Jerry Seinfeld’s box seats. Sometimes I wish Seinfeld would start back up, because the story-lines (famously based on some real life incidents of Jerry and Larry David’s) would be so out of touch with regular life. “George! I’m telling you! Lady Gaga in my box seats! That’s not right! I was so mad I set a pile of money on fire!”

Seinfeld was not light with his criticism of Lady Gaga, saying, “This woman is a jerk. I hate her.” Well, at least he made it clear. He then went on to describe her flipping people off and devolved into a typically Seinfeldian routine: “Why is she giving the finger? How old is the finger? How’d it even get to be the finger?” No, I’m not making that one up. He really cannot help questioning everything that is mentioned in conversation. So far there has been no rebuttal from camp Gaga, but I imagine she is furiously sewing a Seinfeld protest dress made out of Superman toys and pez dispensers right now.

But that isn’t even the strangest celebrity connection this week, because there is breaking news people: Farrah Fawcett is reaching out to our earthly world from beyond the grave. And she has chosen Tori Spelling as her spokeswoman. That’s right, Tori Spelling is claiming that during an attempt to psychically connect with her dead father thanks to the help of fake-medium and noted scumbag John Edward, she was shocked that deceased Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett spoke out to her with specific messages for her family. Unsurprisingly, it seems Farrah’s family hasn’t responded to Tori’s claims.

Why would Farrah contact Tori of all people? Maybe she just never got a chance to tell her what a huge fan she was of Tori & Dean: Inn Love. I mean, if she was a fan of bread and breakfast programs with washed up celebrities and lazy pun-based titles, there’s really no beating it. But it turns out Farrah and Tori do have one important connection: Tori has a new book coming out right around the same time that we are remembering the one year anniversary of Farrah’s death! What a weird, press-grabbing coincidence! Tori’s book, by the way, is called “Uncharted TerriTORI.” Her reality show was also called So NoTORIous. Seriously, does she think a pun-based title will trick people into tuning in? If so, may I recommend a few new titles. For a book with no ghost writer: “Lots of SPELLING mistakes.” For a career retrospective: “The Luckiest Daughter in Hollywood HisTORI.” For any further 90210 related work: “Beverly Hills 9021-Oh, That’s Right, I Can Change the Channel.”

Top 10 Most-Watched TV Episodes of the Decade

Posted by KAT in American Idol, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Spin City, Survivor

December 2nd, 2009, 06:00 PM

Friends Cast

The Hollywood Reporter put out a list today of the top 10 most-watched TV episodes of the decade.  Wondering if any of the included episodes will come as a surprise:

1. Friends
Airdate: May 6, 2004; Viewers: 52.5 million

Titled “The Last One,” the “Friends” series finale closed a modern-day Golden Age of comedy TV — and marked the end of the NBC’s “Must-See TV” era. At the time, the final “Friends” was the most-watched entertainment telecast in six years, and it has never been surpassed. A finale that stayed true to the series, the “Friends” closer was well-liked by fans and concluded with slow pan across Monica and Chandler’s empty apartment.

2. Survivor: Borneo
Airdate: Aug. 23, 2000; Viewers: 51.7 million

Survivor” was a new series that premiered in the dead of summer, yet that didn’t stop its August finale from nearly toppling “Friends” as the most-watched telecast of the decade. During its riveting two-hour closer, audiences expected tough whitewater rafting guide Kelly Wiglesworth to triumph over scheming corporate trainer Richard Hatch for the show’s $1 million prize — and then were stunned to discover that on this new TV genre called “reality,” sometimes the villain wins.

3. Joe Millionaire
Airdate: Feb. 17, 2003; Viewers: 40 million

Fox put a deceptive twist on the reality TV genre with “Joe Millionaire.” Why tell contestants the truth when fooling them is so much more fun? With women vying for the attention of fake millionaire Evan Marriott, millions watched the season finale to see which bachelorette he would choose and, more important, how she would react when she learned the truth about his identity. Marriott’s relationship with winner Zora Andrich didn’t last and, once the show’s twist played out, neither did “Joe Millionaire.”

4. ER
Airdate: Feb. 17, 2000; Viewers: 39.4 million

A car crash the previous week left Lucy Knight and John Carter gravely injured after they were attacked by schizophrenic patient. A massive audience tuned in for this episode, “All in the Family,” to see who would survive. Considered one of the most tragic episodes of the series.

5. American Idol
Airdate: Jan. 16, 2007; Viewers: 38.1 million

The “ American Idol” sixth-season premiere marked the pinnacle of the show’s popularity, back when each season brought in a higher number than the one before. The Minneapolis opener was for a season won by Jordin Sparks and introduced millions to the name Sanjaya.

6. Grey’s Anatomy post-Super Bowl episode
Airdate: Feb. 5, 2006; Viewers: 38 million

Code black! This post-Super Bowl episode of ABC’s medical soap was jam-packed with attention-getting drama for the football crowd — supply-closet sex, a doctor giving birth, a lesbian shower scene and guest star Christina Ricci as a paramedic with her hand on the trigger of a bomb that’s also inside her patient. Ahhh! Sealed “Grey’s” hit status and proved girly shows can score ratings touchdowns after the Big Game, too.

7. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Airdate: May 3, 2000; Viewers: 36 million

Three “Millionaire” episodes from the same week in May are clumped together on the most-watched list, as Regis-fever swept the country. ABC was criticized for airing this flashy new game show three or even four nights a the week, though we’ll never know if the network’s scheduling saturation was to blame for the show’s demise two years later or if the game show’s popularity with viewers was destined to be short-lived.

8. Frasier
Airdate: May 18, 2000; Viewers: 33.7 million

The seventh-season finale of “Cheers” spinoff “Frasier” promised to end the suspense over Niles Crane’s swooning over physical therapist Daphne Moon. Niles confesses his love for Daphne on the eve of her wedding, only to be rejected … or so it seemed at first.

9. Everybody Loves Raymond
Airdate: May 16, 2005; Viewers: 32.9 million

The series finale for Ray Romano’s long-running sitcom went off the air as a top 10-ranked show among total viewers. The episode was only subtly climatic, with Ray Barone’s routine surgery resulting in a moment where his family thought he might have died. The episode concluded with the Barones talking and laughing around the dinner table.

10. Spin City
Airdate: May 24, 2000; Viewers: 32.8 million

Yes, we were surprised, too — and it’s not for the series finale. This was the final episode starring Michael J. Fox, who left the show because of his worsening Parkinson’s symptoms. Charlie Sheen took the lead role for two more “Spin” seasons, though Fox had a brief return in the final year.

Whew!

So I’m actually pretty surprised we didn’t get an episode of Seinfeld in there - the finale, at the very least.  Sure, I remember viewership and interest dwindling for Jerry and the gang at that point, but you’d at least think they’d beat out Spin City, am I right?

And what about this “Who Shot J.R.? episode of Dallas I’m always hearing about?

Square Eyes Poll: Best Thanksgiving Episode?

Posted by KAT in Cheers, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, The West Wing

November 23rd, 2009, 01:17 PM

Bikini Tanline Turkey

Happy almost Turkey Day, everybody!  In honor of the approaching holiday, Square Eyes would like to know….



Get your votes in before the big day!  Happy Thanksgiving, dudes.

Bret Michaels Joins Celebrity Apprentice 3 Cast!

Posted by KAT in America's Got Talent, Celebrity Apprentice, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Seinfeld

October 23rd, 2009, 03:39 PM

Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels

Oh my goodness, you guys!!!  I haven’t heard news this exciting in a while!  I literally gasped when I read the news!

Looks like my man Bret Michaels will be on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice!  The Poison frontman and Rock of Love / Rock of Love 2 / Rock of Love Bus (ha!) reality star will be duking it out again his fellow near-celebs to win Donald Trump’s respect and some dolla billz for the charity of his choice.

The New York Post put out a list of castmembers before NBC could even get to it.  Here’s what they have in store for us:

* Sharon Osbourne (America’s Got Talent)
* Cyndi Lauper (”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”!)
* Carol Leifer (Seinfeld writer, Elaine was based on her)
* Bill Goldberg (wrestler)
* Daryl Strawberry (
baseball dude)
* Curtis Stone (Aussie celebrity chef)
* Summer Sanders (Olympic gold medal swimmer)
* Sinbad (comedian!)
* Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper?)
* Maria Canellis (wrestler)
* Rod Blagojevich (disgraced Illinois gov!)

The return of Blago!  The real Elaine!  Wrestling!  What do you think?  Will you be watching?

Kramer Walks Through a Door

Posted by KAT in Seinfeld

October 14th, 2009, 10:59 AM

If you’ve got a good 6+ minutes to spare and love both Seinfeld and the elegant entrances of Cosmo Kramer, you’ll probably want to see this.

It’s a video of Kramer’s entrances, in chronological order!  Watch:

Personally, I got a bit motion sick after the first minute, but I did enjoy what I saw.  It’s cool to see the progression of Michael Richards’s wackiness.

Let’s get a compilation of Elaine Benes’s trademark “Get OUT!” next!

[Source: BuzzFeed]

The CW Remakes Seinfeld!

Posted by KAT in 90210, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Melrose Place (2009), Seinfeld

September 11th, 2009, 04:19 PM

Funny or Die brings us a sneak preview of another remake by the fine folks at The CW.  Following in the footsteps of the Beverly Hills, 90210 remake 90210 and the revamped Melrose Place, check out the upcoming Seinfeld 2.0:

What’s the deal with how crappy that is?  Jk jk jk jk jk don’t mean to be a jerk.

A great idea, with poor execution.  I understand this is a joke about how CW shows are vapid and infused with hoodies and references to texting (sexting?).  But…. eh.  Could be much, much better.  Performing Seinfeld lines in a monotone ain’t a joke.  It’s kind of depressing.

Would’ve been funny to create new one-liners.  Throw in a joke about the Internet maybe?

The Tangled Web of Seinfeld Characters

Posted by KAT in Seinfeld

September 1st, 2009, 12:22 PM

Oh man!  Here’s a little character TMI for the die-hard Seinfeld fan:

The World of Seinfeld Web

Yeah, you can barely see that - what a monstrosity!  Click here for an enlargement.

Dailyfill posted an amazing social map charting out memorable supporting characters from Seinfeld, including friends/acquaintances, lovers, co-workers, and family members, all color-coded up.  Actor names are listed in parentheses.

Pretty fantastic, right?  It’s amusing to see how many girlfriends Jerry and George had - they pale in comparison to Elaine and Kramer’s lists.  Nice work, gentlemen.

Funny that Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David wrote much of the show, though.  Wish fulfillment?

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