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Mike

Always Good Stuff on Sunday Morning

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I post videos from CBS Sunday Morning often. I’m still pretty sure I’m the only person under 50 who DVRs the show. Every week there are at least two segments that are excellent. Thinking about it this morning, I think it has a better hit rate than SNL overall. SNL doesn’t do heartwarming, but Sunday Morning does do funny. Traveling for Thanksgiving I was a few weeks behind. Here are two clips I loved from I think 2 weeks ago.

If you would have asked if I wanted to watch a story about toasters, I would have said no. Now I want to go to the convention, and leave my wallet at home to keep me from buying anything.

First, I had no idea what bialys were. When they said they came from Bialystock, I only thought of Max Bialystock. After that, the story is really amazing.

Mike

I vote more Sarah Vowell on TDS

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Careful, you might learn something …

I think Sarah Vowell should be on every day for a while. She needs some on screen practice to smooth over being hilarious. I learned more about the Revolutionary War in these few minutes than I have since high school.

Mike

Robot Chicken: Mario Meets Parents

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A little behind on this week’s Robot Chicken clip. The TiVo didn’t record it and it took me a few days to realize. Anyway, there was a clip worth sharing. Mario Meets the Parents. I mean, really. He is a plumber who runs through the sewers. Not to mention the Princess always seems to be getting kidnapped. I’m not sure it’s entirely due to her royalty.

Mike

Conan: Cereal Milk

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I don’t drink the milk that’s left over after eating cereal. During parts of this clip I was a little disgusted even thinking about it. However, the concept, using that milk to make milkshakes or any sort of treat that uses milk is pretty genius.

I’m a little curious about the amount of cereal you need to waste to make this stuff. There’s probably a simpler way of just adding sugar and flavoring to the milk, but that isn’t nearly as fun or creative.

Mike

SNL: Charlie Day

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I was really excited for Charlie Day to host but there wasn’t much that stuck until the very last sketch. I hate when that happens. This was the only sketch where I thought they had him play a character that was perfect for him. If you do this sketch first, then things should get rolling. At least we have this one.

Where you like me? Right before he mentioned anything, I was thinking, ‘this looks oddly like Seinfeld’s apartment.’

Mike

Kimmel: Parents Ate Kids Candy

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Kimmel always does a great job compiling videos he tells people to post online. The others all involved waking people up. Either dumping water on people for April Fools or waking kids up in the middle of the summer to tell them they are late for school.

Since the kids were all awake they cried and some questioned. What a lot of these reminded me of are the type of videos that these kids will be shown to all their friends when they are older to torture them. But how many videos like that will this generation have? Everything can easily be recorded. My parents had to borrow a VHS camcorder for special events, and they even filmed enough embarrassing moments.

Mike

Letterman: Halloween

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One of my favorite yearly Letterman segments. Nothing really stood out and it’s a really long clip, so I won’t fault you for tuning out after a few minutes. It seems like they are running out of kids over there at the Late Show. There were a couple of kids that had to do quick costume changes to make repeat appearances.

Whenever you can get Dave interacting with kids, that’s a win.

Mike

Robot Chicken: Talented Mime

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This week’s Robot Chicken was no where near as good as last week’s. I wanted to share a video from Pretend Time. Last week’s was so great I watched it three times as I replayed the best bits as my friends, who were visiting for the weekend arrived. Sadly, the Comedy Central site only has up 90 seconds of the sketch I wanted to share, so not worth it. So here is a pretty good clip from the most recent Robot Chicken.

Mike

Robot Chicken: Footloose Peanuts

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Last night’s Robot Chicken was crazy good. I couldn’t decide which clip to use. Kevin Bacon’s character from Footloose making fun of the Peanuts gang for their dancing. That one is hard to pass up. You can’t go wrong with any of the other clips, so just try and watch the whole episode. It’s what, 11 minutes long?

Mike

Simple but brilliant

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Leaf Blower in the Face – Kimmel

Can’t help but enjoy this.

Mike

New Show Quick Review: Up All Night

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If you have the choice between Will Arnett in Up All Night or Running Wilde, I hope you don’t even have to think. Running Wilde started off slow but had enough goofball potential, that nobody saw it reach while it was getting canceled. Maybe Up All Night will warm up, but a normal baby sitcom (two parents? what’s that about?) isn’t at the top of my list. Also, I’ve never liked Maya Rudolph’s Oprah character in sketches, now it’s alive as a whole show.

My one real hope is because there is at least one Parks & Rec producer involved. They sure know how to put together a terrible first season and magically turn it into one of the best shows on tv.