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Sitcoms

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Six Great Covers of TV Theme Songs

    Television's influence on our musical vocabulary is vast. These days, singing shows are determining new pop stars. A great TV theme can become iconic -- Sanford and Son, Friends, The Sopranos -- and shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Scrubs have become legendary for their in-show musical perfor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2014
  • Culture

    January 23, 2014
  • Film

    July 25, 2013

    How Friends Illustrates the Depressing Insularity of Our Lives

    “I’ll be there for you … and others in our census bracket”

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The Cosby Show's Five Greatest Musical Guests

    I'm not sure if you're aware, especially if you're younger and only know him from Family Guy jokes, but Bill Cosby is one of the funniest comedians ever to tell a joke. His 1983 special Bill Cosby: Himself is one of the all-time great and influential stand-up comedy films, and his '80s NBC show is r ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Life Is a Sitcom in The Kings of Summer

    It's not a very special episode.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    The Five Worst Musical Guests In Simpsons History

    24 seasons and over 500 episodes in, the Simpsons has established itself in the domain of pop culture for good, regardless of where and when you believe the show began a downward trend in quality. One thing that has kept it alive this long is that in lieu of writing stories focused on the central Si ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
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    February 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Say No to Cee Lo: 5 Musicians Who Should Get Sitcoms Instead

    This past week, it was announced that Cee Lo Green and NBC are working together to develop a new autobiographical sitcom based on and starring the soul singer. This is, of course, a terrible idea. Sure, Cee Lo is a great singer and he's done some acting, but would his life really make a great sitcom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day: God Bless The Simpsons

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Simpsons Last Stand?

    "Who knows what adventures they'll have between now and the time the show becomes unprofitable?" - Troy McClure A salary dispute is threatening to end one of television's most beloved comedies. The actors who provide the voices for the long-running cartoon hit "The Simpsons" are at odds over a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Leave It To Bieber: The Lost Pilot Episode

    ​Fade in on a darkened Bieber household living room. The porch light snaps on outside, and the door opens slowly and silently. JUSTIN BIEBER sneaks into the house in filthy clothes, carrying a baseball bat and glove. He silently shuts the door and starts walking, tracking mud inside the house. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon

    jessicamelling​Sometimes, being mediocre will get you everywhere. The Louis M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon isn't a heavy, complex monster of a red, but an everyday-drinking, middle-of-the-road wine with obvious mass appeal. For a quick and dirty hostess gift, Christmas present or just a middle-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Week In TV: Just Let The Office Go With Dignity, Please

    ​The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Week In TV: The World Series Ruins Everything

    Parks and Recreation, yet another reason to love NBC​The weather is cool, Halloween is in the air, and I just redesigned the Pontiac Aztec. This is the week in TV Land: • For being a weak network overall and the home to some truly awful medical dramas, NBC can bring the funny. This week it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    TV Land: 30 Rock Is Back! And Some Other Stuff Happened Too

    It was a long week in TV Land, so let's get some Cheesy Blasters and do it to it: • 30 Rock is back! 30 Rock is back! I know that some of you -- most of you? -- probably thought that Texas' victory was the best thing on TV this week, but that's because you're young and don't know much yet. Trus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Fat Husband, Cute Wife. What's Up With That?

    I guess it started with The Honeymooners. You know, sitcom family equals fat husband, cute wife.  According to Jim. King of Queens. Grounded for Life. Still Standing. Hell, even The Simpsons. And the list goes on. What do they have in common? All star a sitcom husband who is fat and schlumpy an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Remembering Boomhauer's Houston Sojourn

    Hank, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer will soon quaff their last 12-pack of Alamo Beer in the alley behind their houses and Peggy will dominate her last Boggle match: Fox has announced that the last episodes of King of the Hill will be aired in the 2009-10 season. Just which major Texas city Arlen was in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    No More Family Guy For Star Furniture

    Star Furniture, the third in the Houston triumvirate of ubiquitously advertising furniture stores, has made a bold decision. They've decided to crumble helplessly in the face of some right-wing whiners. Star, along with Dallas-based The Room Store and Corpus Christi's Whataburger, are the latest c ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 29, 2007
  • Culture

    November 15, 2007

    Diva

    Theater LaB Houston production gets tripped up by awkward writing

  • Culture

    July 5, 2007

    One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

    This show's like Archie Bunker's comfortable, ratty lounger

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Essence of Gordon Chambers

    From journalist to songwriter to singer

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Return of the Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax John Henry's back, and this time, it's personal. (Well, not really, but we thought it sounded good.) John Henry Lomax fans (and there are a lot of 'em), rejoice! Everyone's favorite Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon is back, and this time, he's taking on Family Guy, weird ani ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 7, 2006
  • Culture

    November 16, 2006

    Not Neighborly

    If Barbra's Wedding were a sitcom, it just might work

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Dark Star Rising

    Jenny Lewis primps for her big push

  • Home Entertainment

    August 3, 2006
  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Oh, Grow Up

    Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    The Edge of Treason

    Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    A Glimpse of Stocking

    Old-fashioned shocks abound in Fallen Angels

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols

  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    Your New Friends?

    NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2003

    Year of the Hyena

    Houston's got a brand-new comedy club

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2000

    Bombs Away

    Jake Johannsen

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2000

    Fun with Rednecks

    Bill Engvall

  • Calendar

    August 12, 1999

    Urban Comedian

    Anthony Clark at the Laff Stop

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    Reel Time

    EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 17, 1998
  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Tube Message

    Everyman's Jim Carrey examines TV's omnipotence in The Truman Show

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