The Big Bang Theory: Amy helps Sheldon with his closure issue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r60lVSiF1AA

 

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October 4, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Humor, Psychology, Television. Leave a comment.

Archie Bunker often talked like a racist. But when the situation really mattered, he behaved the exact opposite.

On the TV show “All in the Family,” Archie Bunker often talked like a racist. But when the situation really mattered, he behaved the exact opposite.

Archie Bunker Threatens KKK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56XfXXhgus

All In The Family – Archie is Branded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O7p3hwWymM

Archie Bunker Defends His Maid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Wc45Tq6No

 

August 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Racism, Television. Leave a comment.

When Lynda Carter’s Diana Prince transformed into Wonder Woman, the flash of light changed colors from red to white to blue

When I watched Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman on TV every week as a young child in the 1970s, our family’s TV was black and white, so I had no idea that when Diana Prince transformed into Wonder Woman, the flash of light changed colors from red to white to blue.

The show ran for three seasons. The first season took place during World War II, just like in the comic book. In the early episodes, there was no flash of light during the transformation.  The flash of light was eventually added during the middle of season one in order to try to prevent viewers from noticing any inconsistencies in the background during the “before” and “after.”

In order to save money on expensive World War II set pieces, the show was moved to the then present 1970s at the beginning of season two. In order to keep Lyle Waggoner on the show, the Steve Trevor character of the 1940s was replaced with Steve Trevor Jr. in the 1970s, who knew everything about Wonder Woman from having listened to stories that had been told to him by his father.

Plot summaries can be read here. The show is available on DVD. My personal favorite season is three, where a huge number of the plots were campy science fiction stories.

Anyway, here’s every instance of Diana Prince transforming into Wonder Woman from the show:

Season one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-O2etMo_Yw

Season two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RzfLXzebs4

Season three:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ecux9dlr-I

June 2, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Comic books, Television. Leave a comment.

Shame on crybaby Trump for using the government to investigate Stephen Colbert for telling a joke about Trump!

Stephen Colbert recently told the following joke on TV:

“The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.”

When Colbert’s joke aired on TV, his mouth was blurred, and the word in question was bleeped over.

Nevertheless, the Trump administration is investigating this.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who is leading the investigation, was appointed to the FCC in 2012 by President Obama, and was later promoted to the chairmanship of the commission by President Trump in January 2017.

In April 2012, President Obama came out in favor of President Bush for fining the CBS TV network $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.

What this means is that all three of the three most recent presidents – Bush, Obama, and Trump – share the belief that the government should punish TV broadcasters that air this kind of content.

So again, I have yet another reason to be glad that I voted for Gary Johnson for President in 2016.

Here’s the joke in question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9pOQOnkfNY

May 5, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Humor, Police state, Television. 7 comments.

Here’s the 1996 clip from “Bill Nye the Science Guy” which is currently being censored on Netflix

During the original 1996 broadcast of the “Probability” episode of the TV program “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” there was a segment that explained how a person’s gender is determined by genetics.

In 2017, Netflix aired a version of this episode in which this segment had been removed.

I don’t know if it was Netflix, Nye himself, or some other party that instigated this censorship.

Since YouTube has a nasty habit of removing politically incorrect videos, I’m including links to four videos, all of which have the clip.

The censored footage consists entirely and exclusively of the part where the young lady is talking about how gender is determined by genetics. Some of these videos also contain additional content which was not censored:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5z9s_bimnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArom6CRB0Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNpac2TYX5Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sV_W5nFmjA

May 3, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, LGBT, Political correctness, Science, Social justice warriors, Television. 1 comment.

The Simpsons makes fun of social justice warriors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M2tg2RkIQ

April 24, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , . Humor, Political correctness, Social justice warriors, Television. Leave a comment.

Archie Andrews and Veronica Lodge cover Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” – Riverdale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lspw0yvHlg

April 24, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

Saturday Night Live makes fun of Democrats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfCCwEf_J5A

March 12, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump, Humor, Politics, Television. Leave a comment.

Steve Harvey Announces The WRONG Winner of Miss Universe 2015

Steve Harvey made a mistake. Who hasn’t?

What I got from this more than anything else is that Steve Harvey admitted that it was his fault. He showed the audience that the correct winner was on the card, and he said it was entirely his own fault that he said the wrong thing. He didn’t make excuses, and he didn’t try to blame it on someone else. I admire him for that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmqAjr0xs04

 

December 21, 2015. Tags: , , , . Television. Leave a comment.

YouTube now has complete episodes of “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross

Here’s the Bob Ross YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BobRossInc/videos

Here’s the pilot episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh5p5f5_-7A

 

October 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Art and sculpture, Television. 1 comment.

Liberal Rebecca Watson explains why it’s OK that rich kids will get to see new episodes of Sesame Street nine months before poor kids

In this video, liberal Rebecca Watson praises HBO for funding new episodes of Sesame Street, which it will let PBS air for free after nine months. The number of new episodes produced per year is also getting bigger because of this deal with HBO.

I agree with Ms. Watson that this is a good idea. She admits that rich kids will get to see the new episodes nine months earlier than poor kids, but also says that this is not a problem. I praise her for seeing this as a win-win situation instead of as a class-warfare type thing. I wish more liberals shared her way of thinking.

I myself grew up watching Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and other educational shows on PBS, and I am definitely a better person for having done so. Perhaps this makes me a “bad” libertarian, but I can’t think of any practical reason to oppose government funded public television. In theory, libertarians such as myself are supposed to be against it. But I believe that in this particular case, real world evidence proves that the theory is wrong. The financial cost of public television, as a percentage of the federal budget, has always been trivial, and the educational benefits of public television over the decades have been enormous. I am glad that I, as well as millions of other people, watched it when we were children, and if that required the use of taxpayers’ money, then so be it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_6MS3QDnOI

 

August 27, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Politics, Television. 2 comments.

I really like this new sitcom called “Younger”

There’s a new sitcom on TV-Land called “Younger.” It’s about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be 26.

So far, 12 episodes have aired, which constitutes the entire first season. I watched all 12 episodes at YouTube, and I think this is a wonderful show.

Here’s the first episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAAbKmJGN8

 

August 14, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Television. Leave a comment.

Star Wars parody on Sesame Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-LfQCPJJkY

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars, Television. 1 comment.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have just uploaded high quality versions of their music videos to YouTube

You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/user/hallandoatesVEVO/videos

These are much better quality than the VHS recordings that many fans have uploaded over the years.

It’s not a mistake that they uploaded “Jingle Bell Rock” twice – one version has Daryl singing, and the other one has John.

My family got cable with MTV in July 1982. I even remember MTV celebrating its one year anniversary a month later. I though I had seen every Hall and Oates video a huge number of times – but I had no idea that they had videos of songs from their X-Static album. What a pleasant surprise!
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April 25, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. Leave a comment.

Hilarious new ad for Mentos is done in Monty Python-style!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boWPgICPLQo

 

April 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Food, Humor, Movies, Television. Leave a comment.

Saturday Night Live makes fun of western girls who join ISIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2fazw5Y9k

 

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Television. 1 comment.

Bobbi Kristina Brown reminds me of this anti-drug PSA from 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Elr5K2Vuo

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/bobbi-kristina-brown-using-heroin-prior-bathtub-incident-184327171.html

Bobbi Kristina Brown Was Using Heroin Prior to Bathtub Incident

February 21, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the troubled daughter of deceased singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was using heroin and other drugs prior to being found unresponsive and face-down in her bathtub on Jan. 31, People reports.

According to People’s sources, Brown, 21, was “regularly” using heroin, cocaine and Xanax in the months leading up to the incident, as well as drinking heavily.

The bathtub incident bears eerie similarities to Houston’s death at age 48. Houston was found submerged and unconscious in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel prior to her mentor Clive Davis‘ pre-Grammys party. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office later determined that Houston had drowned to death, with heart disease and cocaine use contributing to her death.

February 22, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Television. 5 comments.

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Neil Young, and then the real Neil Young joins him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6otmy3DAK8

 

February 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Music, Television. 2 comments.

Good Mythical Morning! May I have the pleasure of introducing you to my favorite YouTube channel?

These two guys have been best friends since first grade. They both have engineering degrees, but both quit that field to work full time on their videos. They grew up in North Carolina, but recently moved to Los Angeles. Every weekday at 6 A.M. they put up a new 12 minute video – and they have hundreds of them going back a few years.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink2/videos?flow=grid&view=0

 

August 15, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Animals, Food, Humor, Science, Television. Leave a comment.

Lots of great ideas for new Seinfeld episodes – it if were still being made today

I just discovered this website called “Modern Seinfeld,” which lists a lot of really smart and funny ideas for new episodes of Seinfeld, based on today’s trends, news, pop culture, and technology.

I’m posting a few examples here, but this is just a tiny fraction of what’s available at the link. If you’re a Seinfeld fan, I recommend you click on the link to see a whole lot more of them:

https://twitter.com/seinfeldtoday

George pretends to belong to a gym just to use their bathroom. Kramer “borrows” Jerry’s computer and is offended by his Internet history.

Jerry’s vacation’s ruined by the stress of avoiding Breaking Bad spoilers. Elaine’s never seen the show, ruins a viewing party w/ questions.

Jerry & George discover Kramer’s the subject of an insane number of Craigslist missed connections. Elaine gets a pixie cut. It’s disastrous.

Jerry has to use an old Zune because his parents, who gave it to him, are visiting. Kramer “borrows” J’s iPhone. “Hey, you’re not using it.”

George is briefly implicated in the latest Anthony Weiner scandal because his OKCupid handle is Carlos Danger.

When George’s gf goes out of town he can’t help finishing the TV show they’re marathoning together, then badly pretends not to have seen it.

Jerry discovers his gf still uses her JDate profile. Kramer leaves messages for the NSA in his emails. Newman reluctantly tries SoulCycle.

Lots more at https://twitter.com/seinfeldtoday

September 20, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Television. Leave a comment.

Here’s my favorite episode of “Land of the Lost”

As a child in the 1970s, I always enjoyed watching “Land of the Lost” on Saturday morning. As an adult, I like the show even more. This is an intelligent science fiction program that makes you think, and is never dumbed down (except for season 3, which is so horrible that it never should have been made).

Here is my favorite episode – “Elsewhen” from season 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDocflFRcSk

August 18, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Science fiction, Television. Leave a comment.

Why do people use the word “salad” when what they really mean is “mayonnaise”?

This is from the season 4 episode of “Roseanne” called “Stressed to Kill.” The relevant part starts at 14:28.

Roaseanne: “Can I help you?”

Customer:  “Which is better – the tuna salad or the egg salad?”

Roaseanne: “Tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, turkey salad, shrimp salad – what difference does it make? It’s all just different words for mayonnaise.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRCqJi3mIR8

August 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Food, Humor, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 4 of 4

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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 3 of 4

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October 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Music, Television. Leave a comment.

TV theme songs – part 2 of 4

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