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Video of the Day: Jenny Slate Lets the F Word Slip on SNL Premiere

Whoops!  I’m sure that’s what Jenny Slate has been thinking since she let the f-bomb slip on the premiere of Saturday Night Live.  To be quite honest, I didn’t even notice the slip-up when I watched it live on Saturday.  Here’s the video:

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Fringe Premiere “A New Day in the Old Town”- Recap and Review

The season premiere of Fringe opens up the sounds of shattering glass on a crowded street in Manhattan, New York.  The driver of the vehicle that wrecked runs down the street and into an apartment, where he attacks the man he encounters in an apartment hallway.  After he’s got the man dead/unconscious, he sticks a wire down his throat and into his own.  After several seconds his face is transformed into the image of the man lying on the floor.

The scene cuts to Walter and Peter shopping for groceries and talking about Peter’s upcoming birthday.  While in the store, Peter receives a phone call and is called to the scene of the wreck mentioned above.  Apparently, Agent Dunham, his partner, was one of the drivers in the accident.  When Peter arrives, there’s a slight problem:  Agent Dunham is nowhere to be found at the scene.  While Peter is arguing with the officer, Olivia flies through the windshield of the car and onto the street.

At the hospital, the doctor informs Peter and Walter that Olivia has died.  Walter refuses to accept this and storms back into the hospital room.  While in the room, he finds that Agent Dunham really is gone, and he begins to cry.  After leaving the hospital, Peter heads to a bar where he is found by Broyles.  Broyles informs him that they’re being shut down by the government for not delivering results.  Peter leaves and heads back to the hospital to give Olivia his final goodbye.  While he’s in the room, Agent Dunham opens her eyes and mutters things in a foreign language and jumps up screaming.

The office staff at the hospital begins questioning Olivia, and she begins to recount the events before the accident.  She says that someone told her something that everyone’s lives depend on.

The next day Peter heads to the FBI office, but his card is declined due to the closing of the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident (Agent Jessup) says she will take Peter where he wants to go.  While in the car, she begins to question Peter on his past and the Fringe division.  The officer from the accident takes Peter to the home of the other member of the accident, the man who transformed his face.  In his house, they find a body, which is given to Walter for testing.

The man who transformed his face enters a gun shop, where he is given a set of keys to a back room of the shop.  In the back room, he begins to type a message on an old fashioned typewriter.  He types out “Mission Accomplished.  Target killed in fatal car crash”.  The Typewriter types back “Mission Failed.  Find Target.  Interrogate Her and then Kill Her.”

Agent Francis heads to the hospital to visit Agent Dunham.  He tells her the story of the domestic disturbance that took his partners life, and almost took his.  Agent Dunham tells him that she’s so scared and shaken she can’t even load her gun that’s hidden under her pillow.

Back at the lab, Walter is continuing his tests on the body found in the home.  He can’t find anything wrong with the actual body, but he does find 3 puncture wounds in the roof of his mouth.  He shows Peter, Astrid, and Agent Jessup a video of a girl who was having tests run on her many years ago.  She talks about the man who sticks the “3 nails in the mouth” and shape-shifts.

At the D.C. hearing, the senators question Special Agent Broyles over the relevancy of the Fringe division.  The panel of senators tell him without something physical to show for the human and fiscal costs, they can’t continue funding the division.  After the hearing, Agent Broyles meets with Nina Sharp to discuss what their options are saving the Fringe division.  The two share a kiss and she says “Do like you always do Phillip.  Save the day.”  Could this be hinting past occurrences between Nina and Phillip?

The shape-shifting man enters the basement of the hospital where Olivia is staying.  He sees a nurse outside and attacks her so he can shape-shift and complete his mission of “interrogate and destroy”.  While disguised as the nurse, he asks Olivia several questions about what happened before the accident.  When it’s obvious Olivia can’t remember, the nurse/shape-shifter attacks her and attempts to kill her.  Agent Jessup arrives almost immediately and shoots the shape-shifter twice in the back.  Unphased, he/she jumps out the hospital window and into the basement of the hospital.  The agents follow it into the basement, with Agent Francis finally cornering and killing it.

Back in the hospital room, Peter tells Olivia about Walter’s hypothesis: that the nurse was a shape-shifting soldier from another planet.  Walter repeats the Greek words that Agent Dunham said when she woke up after the accident.  Peter says that his mother used to say those same words to every night, which mean “Be a better man than your father”.

Peter brings Broyles the shape-shifting device they took from the shape-shifter after he was killed.  Peter tells him that’s the physical evidence they need and that if they can fix it they can have armies of people who look like whoever they want.

In the closing scene, Agent Francis is seen throwing his own corpse into the crematorium.  Apparently, the shape-shifter was able to shift into Agent Francis before the other agents arrived, meaning he’s not dead but Agent Francis is.

Wow!  What a premiere.  It leaves so many unanswered questions.  Where did Agent Dunham go?  Will the Fringe division still be shut down?  Why did Agent Broyles kiss Nina Sharp?  Where is the shape-shifter from?  When will Agent Dunham be back on her feet?  I can’t to see where this season goes!

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The Office Premiere- “Gossip”- Recap and Review

Michael, Andy, and Dwight open the show by imitating parcore, an internet sensation from 2004 that includes running and jumping off of things.  Andy “parcores” off the dumpster right into an empty Vance Refrigeration box that doesn’t do anything to break his fall.

Back in the office, Dwight gives an intern the order to “go put all those files in random order, then come talk to me about what’s wrong with the order.”

After the credits roll we find that Pam is pregnant with Jim’s offspring.  Well congrats Jim and Pam!  They say they aren’t going to tell the office members, and I can’t say that I blame them.

The latest office gossip is that two of the interns, Eric and Megan, are a couple, and Michael is very sad that he doesn’t know about it.  One of the interns tells Michael that he saw Stanley and his wife at a club and Michael thinks he’s got the latest gossip that Stanley is having a midlife crisis. Michael soon finds out that Stanley’s wife is out of town, so he gets mad at the intern for lying.  Through further discussion, Michael and the intern decide he is having an affair.  Michael then realizes that he does have the latest gossip so he tells Kelly.. and everyone else.  “It’s wonderful to be the center of attention,” said Michael.  Jim quickly puts an end to the gossiping by telling Michael he could ruin Stanley’s life. Michael must know, so he asks Stanley.  Naturally, Stanley initially denies the claim, which causes Michael to say its just “racial profiling  and gossip”.  Eventually, Stanley  admits to the affair and talks about the “long walks on the treadmill” he had with Cynthia, the woman he’s having an affair with.  Michael assures Stanley he can keep a secret.

Back inside Michael tries to “untell” the affair story by spreading “false gossip so everyone thinks what was said is untrue” about office members.  The first batch of rumors he starts are hilarious and include: Angela is dating an 81 year old billionaire, Kelly is anorexic, Andy is gay, and Pam is pregnant.  Uh oh.

Michael then calls everyone into the meeting room to wish the departing interns a fairwell.  During the meeting, everyone dicusses the rumors of the day.  Andy tells Jim the evidence is stacked against him and he may be gay, and Jim advises him to have sex with both genders and compare.  Andy then tells him congrats on the “baby tuna”, causing Jim to go find Pam.  Other rumors include that Oscar is the voice of taco bell dog, Toby is a virgin, and Kevin has someone inside him working the controls.  The staff traces the rumors back to Michael and they demand an explanation.  Michael explains he was trying to “untell” a rumor and is about to reveal the true rumor when Jim steps in and says that the true rumor is that Pam is pregnant, saving Stanley from the the news of his affair from going public… for now.

Michael has Jim and Pam in his office to scold them for not telling him their news before telling everyone else.  While they’re chatting, Stanley’s wife returns Michael’s call about the affair and he accidentally breaks the news of the affair to Terry.  In the closing scene you can see Stanley beating the crap out of Michael’s car.  I think he’s angry.

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Parks and Recreation Premiere “Pawnee Zoo”- Recap and Review

If acting doesn’t work out for Amy Poehler, I see some rapping in her future.  When approached by Ron she started rapping some song and strolling casually around the office before Ron informed her someone was “on fire at the park”.  In typical Leslie fashion, she shoots off to save the day.

According to Leslie, she’s been doing a lot of promotion for the Pawnee Zoo including; a party for an elderly parrot, an attempt to get chimps to throw prizes into the crowd (they just threw crap), and finally a marriage ceremony for two new penguins.  That last one gets her in hot water because the two penguins she marries turn out to be both be boys.  Uh oh.

The next day at the office, Mark confronts Leslie and calls her an “activist” to which she says, “No, no, no, no.”  She then explains that Pawnee is not very receptive to activism,”A garbage man was once suspended for wearing a livestrong bracelet.”  Later, Ron delivers a cake and a shirt sent to Leslie by The Bulge, a gay bar that Leslie says she’s “wasted many nights at”.  Aprille brings in her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s boyfriend who wanted to meet Leslie and thank her for taking a stand for gay marriage.  Though Leslie is resistant, she agrees to go to The Bulge and be their guest of honor.  They hand her a picture of herself colorized like the Barack Obama posters that say “Hope”, only hers says “Knope”.  That’s hilarious.

Later, Marcia Langmen of a family activist group enters the office to ask Leslie for her resignation because she used tax payer dollars to push a gay marriage agenda.  Marcia demands either the annulment of the penguins’ marriage, or Leslie’s resignation.  In the midst of all this, Mark asks Ann to go out on a date but she says no because that would be too weird.

That night at the gay bar, Leslie plans to tell the gays present that she was not taking a stand and that she was very sorry.  But she is overwhelmed by her supporters chanting her name.  With all the pressure, Leslie backs off her previous stance of having no stance.  The gays in the bar give her free drinks, and we know how she gets with alcohol.  “You know why tonight’s fun?  Because everyone here is so guy.  Just stone cold gay.”  She’s also very excited because she found two bisexuals and got their numbers.

The next day, Ron enters Leslie’s office and tells her she has to go on “Pawnee Today” and take a stand because Marcia is calling for her resignation.  While Marcia and Leslie are debating she says she just wants her to annul the marriage and then resign.  “Is that it?” says Leslie, “You sure you don’t want to me jump off a building too?  This is why people don’t go into politics, because I bust my butt around here and I have one night of fun and this is what I get!”  Leslie then takes to the phones and quickly finds that the callers are in favor of her resignation.  One caller says “Would you let me marry my guinea pig, because I’d like to.”  Marcia responds, “See, that’s a reasonable concern.”  Leslie replies, “I didn’t murder anyone or have an affair, I just made something cute.  I will not annull.”

In the mean time, the “new and improved” Andy comes back to see Ann.  “I think it would behoove us to try again.”  He says he’s taken an office job and has learned new words,  though we quickly find out that he’s living in a tent at the bottom of the pit.

In the end, Leslie ends up transferring the penguins to Iowa because gay marriage is legal there and they will be happy together.

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Fall TV Lineup: House, Fringe, The Office, Parks and Recreation.. I Can’t Wait!

There are two subjects I love to talk about: politics and entertainment (television, music, etc.).  So when the fall tv season rolls around, my face lights up with joy.  If you followed this blog at all up until the end of the tv season last May then you know what I’m talking about.

The Plan

This tv season, I plan to recap and review House, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Fringe, Glee, SNL Weekend Update Thursday, SNL, and Past Life and American Idol when they air.  Here’s a detail of the dates so you can plan accordingly:

Monday:

  • House (FOX)- 7 PM CST- House won’t premiere until next week, unfortunately.  But when it does it promises to be a big opener with 2 hours of sarcasm and medical drama.  I’ll definitely be bringing you my recap of this!

Tuesday:

  • Past Life (FOX)- Midseason debut at 8 PM CST- “Past Life” will debut midseason as a new show on the FOX network.  “Past Life” sounds exciting, so I can’t wait to see how it is!  Here’s a summary courtesy of GiveMeMyRemote.com:

From writer David Hudgins (“Friday Night Lights”), and inspired by the book “The Reincarnationist” by M.J. Rose, comes PAST LIFE, a new drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.

Wednesday:

  • Glee (FOX)- 8 PM CST Ends Midseason- Yeah I realize I missed recapping the premiere of “Glee” last week, but I watched it and it was hilarious.  So I’ll be adding it to the lineup this year.
  • Human Target (FOX)- 8 PM CST Starts Midseason- “Human Target” will pick up midseason when we let go of “Glee”, and I’m not really sure what it’s about.  All I know is that it’s an adaptation by some DC Comics thing.  If it’s good, I’ll cover it.

Thursday:

This is the big day.  I’m considering making this “No Politics Thursday”.  What do you think?

  • SNL Weekend Upate Thursday (NBC)- 7 PM CST- I love everything related to SNL, especially Weekend Update.  This recap will contain mostly video links to funny stuff.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)- 7:3o PM CST- Once again, I love everything related to SNL and Amy Poehler is the product of SNL.  This show was hilarious back in the spring so I can’t wait.
  • The Office (NBC)- 8:00 PM CST- Ahh, The Office, it’s a classic.  It could be the funniest in the comedic trifecta that is NBC Thursday.
  • Fringe (FOX)- 8 PM CST*- Fringe was my favorite new show of last year.  It has action, science fiction aspects, mystery, humor, everything you could ever want in a show!  I can’t wait for this one.

*Due to scheduling overlaps, the Fringe recap will start at 8:30 PM nightly, after The Office airs.

Saturday:

  • SNL- 11:30 PM CST- I can’t wait for this!  It doesn’t premiere until 26th, though, so we’ll just have to sit tight.

That’s about all I can handle covering at this point.  Of course American Idol will be added in January when it starts, and if I begin recapping one of the new shows, but my interest falls off, I’ll drop the review.  There’s no use in forcing out a review of a show I don’t like when I could be writing about something more interesting.

For those that don’t know how I recap, here’s the scoop:

My recaps are part summary, part review.  I do the summary part while the show is playing, updating the post during each commercial break.  So my recaps are usually pretty in-depth.  At the end of the recap, I write a paragraph of my opinion on the episode, whether I liked it or not, a rating, and any other information that’s needed.

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Video of the Day: Lucie Jones “I Will Always Love You” on The X Factor

Gee, those European talent shows sure are churning out some real winners lately!  Watch as the lovely Lucie Jones sings a restrained version of “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.  She’s great, and I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from her.

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Van Jones’s Resignation?

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Van Jones resigned today as green jobs advisor amid all the controversy regarding his previous statements.  What do you think of this decision?  Vote below in today’s Poll(s) of the Day!

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Van Jones Resigns: A Display of the Power of Fox News

Wow, I think I truly am shocked about this.

I haven’t been following the Van Jones saga much lately because I’d seen what I needed to see:  the guy is crazy and he is (was) an advisor to the president.  If I’m being perfectly honest, I assumed that he was here to stay so I just tried to block out all of the controversies surrounding him during my daily dose of Glenn Beck so I wasn’t freaked out even further.

So when I got home from church today, I was surprised to find on the AOL home page that Van Jones had resigned as green jobs advisor amid all the controversy.  But again, rather than owning up to his past statements and claims, Jones simply said he needed to leave due to the “vicious smear campaign” against him.  Van.. Buddy.. It’s not a smear campaign when it’s true.  Admit responsibility for your actions and leave with a little bit of dignity.  Without a doubt Jones knew that he was fast becoming baggage for the administration and that he probably wouldn’t be able to make many green jobs when the vast majority of America is against him.  In fact, AOL’s poll (I know it’s not scientific, but they’re usually pretty close) has 91%  giving Jones resignation a “Thumbs Up” and only 9% a “Thumbs Down”.

Glenn Beck, pat yourself on the back for this one

The whole debacle would have never gotten anywhere without all the coverage Glenn Beck has devoted to Van Jones over the past few days.  He’s constantly been pounding viewers with video clips and quotes from Van Jones that serve as an illustration of his lunacity.  The message obviously resonated with viewers; “Van Jones” was a trending topic on Twitter at the start of the weekend and the blogosphere has been ripe with “Get Rid of Jones!” posts.  Once the rest of the right-media (Basically Fox News) caught on to the situation, Sean Hannity picked it up and then it was all over.  When you’ve got the second biggest radio personality and quite possibly the most controversial cable news host broadcasting concrete evidence of insanity, somethings got to change.  And that my friends, is change we can believe in.

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of Jenna Bush Hager Joining the Cast of The Today Show?

For those that missed it, Jenna Bush has been chosen to join the cast of NBC’s “Today” show as a guest reporter to talk about once a month on topics like education.  Do you think this was a good move for Jenna?  Will you tune in to watch once she starts next month?  Vote below in today’s “Polls (Overachieving) of the Day”!

   

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Poll of the Day: Who Do You Prefer, Danyl Johnson or Susan Boyle?

Reality shows across the pond have been churning out some major stars in their last few seasons, of the most recent who do you prefer?  Vote below in today’s poll!

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To watch video of Susan Boyle’s performance, click here.

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Video of the Day: Danyl Johnson From The X-Factor

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Being the reality tv buff that I am, I couldn’t help but to post this video.  This is the much hyped Danyl Johnson from Britain’s “X-Factor”.  Simon’s calling his audition the best first audition he’s ever seen.  Could this be a more stable version of Susan Boyle?

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TCJ Honorary Plaque of Fail: Miley “Pole Dancing Skank” Cyrus

I am not okay with this.

I am not okay with this.

Miiiley, you got esplaining to do!  America’s teen pop annoyance Miley Cyrus shows us she has no plans to “keep it G” for much longer by breaking out the stripper pole and dancing the night away.  I feel like the above picture should be blurred out in it’s entirety, except of course for the young man visible in the bottom left because I can tell he tried hard to get into the shot.

Skankarina Cyrus’s name is probably long overdue in the “Plaque of Fail” department, but I was waiting for just the right time.  And what better time than after she shows all of her pre-teen/tween fans how to be tasteful and classy young ladies?  I don’t have children, and I don’t watch or support Miley myself, but if I was the dad of a young girl that idolized Mrs. Cyrus, I’d be fuming right about now.  At not only Cyrus, but also at Disney Channel for refusing to take action against her skanky behavior even after SEVERAL offenses.  “Parents can rest assured that all content presented on the Disney Channel is age-appropriate for our audience – kids 6-14 – and consistent with what our brand values are” is all Disney had to say?  I mean of course she won’t be on a pole on her Disney Channel show!  But when you have millions of kids following your poster child’s every move, you have to at least speak against such behavior or you lose a little credibility in the childhood values department.

So, Mrs. Cyrus, keep your pole dancing ways at the club, in your room, or pretty much just anywhere that won’t allow it to wind up on TV where millions of little girls that look up to you can be negatively influenced by it.  Thank you.

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Video of the Day: Susan Boyle singing “Memories”

Here is Susan Boyle’s follow-up performance to her showstopping audition Britain’s Got Talent.  She’s got to be one of my favorite people.

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Video of the Day: Allison Iraheta and Cyndi Lauper Duet

From the American Idol Finale last night.  Definitely one of my favorite moments from the show.  Allison sounds great and Cyndi is classic Cyndi!  Watch the video below:

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Congratualtions to Kris Allen for His American Idol Win!

Sorry I coulnd’t post last night, I was quite busy.  But I am pleased this morning to say congratulations Kris, I look forward to hearing his music post-idol.  He’s come a long way from being unknown in the Top 36.  I wish him the best of luck.  Also worth noting, Adam couldn’t have been a more gracious loser last night.  I’m sure he’d probably thought he was going to win deep down (I sure did!), but I think he was truly happy for Kris win the results were announced.  I’m sure he’ll also have success, and I wish him the best of luck as well.

Highlights of the Finale for me in the order I remembered them, if that tells you anything:

  • Allison and Cyndi Lauper duet.  Cyndi wasn’t at her finest, but they sounded great together!
  • Kris Allen and Keith Urban duet.  Kris outdid Keith on this one.  I could see him doing country/pop.
  • David Cook singing “Permanent” for charity.  I thought was a great vocal.  I love the song as well.
  • Megan Joy/Steve Martin singing and banjo-ing to his song.  I know Michael was a part of that as well, but this is the highlight section!
  • Kara DioGuardi killing Bikini Girl.  And the whole bathing suit.  One of my favorite moments ever.
  • Adam/Kris singing “We Are the Champions” with Queen.
  • Adam singing with KISS.  Adam’s voice  sounds excellently in this kind of setting.  It’s the songs like “One” that a perpetual screech does not work.
  • The one note Fergie hit properly during “Boom Boom Pow” that was incredible.
  • The Golden Idols.  I know, I know, they are incredibly corny.  But I also think they are incredibly entertaining.

Lowlights

  • Lil Rounds and Queen Latifah.  This was just a whole lotta “okay”.  Quite monetenous after a while.
  • The Santana medley thing.  Santana was great on guitar, but I didn’t like these performances.
  • “I’m Yours” with all the Idols and Jason Mraz.  I couldn’t be more sick of this song.  Plus I thought it was a Megan Joy/Anoop duet.  NEED MEGAN.
  • Rod Stewart.
  • Danny Gokey and Lionel Ritchie dueting.  Too “meh”, too old.
  • The other notes Fergie hit during “Boom Boom Pow”/”Big Girls Don’t Cry”.
  • Michael Sarver’s part in the “Pretty Flowers” trio.

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