Remember when you were little kid in school; and you learned about the planets in Science and you got all excited? Well that is the feeling you will get watching Cosmos on Fox and Nat Geo tonight and every Sunday at 9p. The 13 part series updates the 1980 Emmy winning PBS series that was hosted by Carl Sagan. Now nearly 35 years later we know so much more about worlds that aren’t our own and our own world, and Neil deGrasse Tyson will educate us something we have forgotten but want to remember.
So sit back and feel like a kid again and if you are kid enjoy learning again via Cosmos.
When Johnny Carson did his last The Tonight Show, Bette Midler serenaded him. Well yesterday when Bill Maher made his last appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he brought along Seth MacFarlane to serenade him with their version of Thanks for the Memories. They are no Miss Divine, but they were pretty darn close.
When I saw the Dads‘ pilot for the first time, I was not fan. Then I rewatched it and found myself laughing more than once. So I decided to give the show a season pass and I am glad that I did because I have laughed with every episodes since the first one.
Last night’s episode did something that no show or movie has done to me since Stand By Me. Not cry, it made me want to hurl. To rework a great joke told by Bill Cosby, “First you see it, then you do it.” You see Eli (Seth Green) got sick at a restaurant and started to throw up. He threw up on his BFF, Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) who then threw up on him and they went all Exorcist on each other over and over again.
Remember that epic Ipecac scene from Family Guy, well Seth MacFarlane made his animation dream come to life and my dinner to come up.
Since I whole heartedly believe that I should not suffer alone, I am sharing that scene with you from last night’s episode. Hope you enjoy it!
BTW is it wrong that I wish I could’ve been at that taping to see that scene live? I think it would’ve caused the audience to recreate that Stand By Me pie eating contest scene.
Family Guy shocked us all yesterday (different than they normally do), when they killed off the family dog Brian. No one knew (or possibly cared) that it was coming. Now that we know that our favorite talking dog since Scrappy Doo is hanging out at the Rainbow Bridge, we suddenly care.
The once cancelled animated show didn’t even give us time to grieve because they replaced him with a new dog before the episode ended. Peter’s new best friend is named Vinny and I haven’t been this upset about a change since Felicity cut her hair off. The new addition is such a turn off to me that I am thinking of giving up the show.
Hey Seth MacFarlane, is there any way you can do what you did in Ted and bring back Brian? Afterall it is a cartoon and dogs can come back without an issue.
Take note The Simpsons and be careful who you kill off because I think people will feel the same way as I do about the death/replacement of a fan favorite.
So when I watched the pilot for Dads the first time, I hated it. Then I watched it again and found myself actually laughing a lot. So much so that I decided to check out another episode. Well now I find myself watching the show every week and laughing much more than I should. I guess I am not alone because Fox gave the Seth MacFarlane live-action show a full season.
And the news is also good over at Lifetime because even though they tried to kill Drop Dead Diva, they announced today that show will be back for another season. The 13-episode sixth season will air some time next year.
When the screeners went out for Dads, the critics universally hated it. I was one of them who hated everything about it. Then I watched the rest of Fox’s new sitcoms and I realized it was their best new comedy. In fact after a second viewing I found myself actually liking it, so much so I now watch it every week.
Well turns out I am not alone because Fox ordered six more scripts from the freshman show according to Variety. While that doesn’t mean the show will make those episodes, there is a pretty good chance they will. Especially since they cancelled the midseason animated show Murder Police before it even aired, so they are going to need to keep something else on the air to fill the whole.
Seth MacFarlane’s new show, Dads, has rightfully been critically panned and looks like even his own dad, Ron MacFarlane, doesn’t want to be associated with it. His proud pop Tweeted, “Seth’s new show, ‘Dads’ is not about me.” That is a good thing because when you see the show, you will see that no man wants to be seen as the inspiration for the title roles.
Dads is seriously one of the worst new shows of the upcoming season, but I am not sure it is the worst. Close, very very close.
TBS announced today that starting next season, American Dad will be airing new episodes there instead of on Fox. Seth MacFarlane’s show will air its 10th season on Fox and then begin it’s 11th on TBS late next year.
Which makes me think that Fox is so pissed at Seth MacFarlane for Dads that they’re sending American Dad to another network as punishment. Not that I have a problem with it because I think it is better fit for the animated sitcom.
Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars this year and right afterwards said he wouldn’t do it again. Then when it was announced that the producers were returning to do the Academy Awards again, it was said that Ted’s voice would also be back. Well today the man, who has two shows on the air with the word Dad in the title even though he isn’t one, Tweeted that he won’t be doing it. He said “Traumatized critics exhale: I’m unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep. However, I highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix.” I like the idea of hosting instead, what about you?
Now when it comes to Seth not doing the show again, I am OK with it because I wasn’t as impressed with him as I was with other things he has done. He was on a leash and because of that he tried to hard to break free.
Just over 24 hours after Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars, he let us know whether he would do it again. When CrusePhoto asked him on Twitter, “Would you host the #Oscars again if asked?” He Tweeted back, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
Do you think the Academy would’ve asked him back? When it comes to the recent hosts he wasn’t as awful as Anne Hathaway and James Franco, but he wasn’t as great as when Billy Crystal was at his best or Hugh Jackman.
It is a tough job and I get why so many people would never do it again. Even the most confident come off as nervous their first time around because imagine the pressure of it all. None of them will ever have that large of an audience again and it is live so that means no do overs!