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Sitcoms

  • Culture

    September 12, 2013

    The Book of Mormon Has Heart, Even If It Does Aim to Offend

    However much designed to offend, The Book of Mormon delivers human warmth along with its calculated irreverence.

  • Film

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Royce White Versus The Ignorant Mob

    Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>

  • Film

    September 27, 2012

    Hotel Transylvania: Cartoons, Not Animation

    With big-studio millions behind him, Genndy Tartakovsky still goes it alone.

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    Ted

    Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Bob's Burgers

    Bob's Burgers entered Fox's Sunday evening programming quietly last year, filling the void left by the cancellation of King of the Hill. It looked as bad as Fox's other non-Simpsons/Family Guy animation (see: The PJs and Sit Down, Shut Up). And pun-filled reviews like this one from Entertainment Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Happy Birthday Billie Joe: An American Idiot Turns 40

    "I'm not growing up, I'm just burning out"? Well, not quite...​Today, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day turns 40. Eighteen years ago, in the time known as 1994, he turned 22. Two weeks earlier than that, his band's major-label debut, Dookie, had hit store shelves. That album would go on to sel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!

    Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Today, January 17, the real Lady B hits the 90th marker and America couldn't love her more. Betty White really is an anomaly. In the nine decades she has been alive, media has transformed and with it she has evolved from radio to film to television and now to the Int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

    Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where the new episodes of Arrested Development will eventually air, and that news more or less made up fo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Cheerleader

    St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Which Houston Rapper Needs His Own Television Show?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Pyrexx, Preemo, Chane, Z-Ro, Slim Thug's grunt, D-Risha, Medicine Girl, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Whitney: Unfunniest Show Ever?

    For a while now, NFL games and websites have been cluttered with ads for Whitney, a new sitcom starring an apparently wacky young comedienne who was -- wait for it -- edgy, oh so edgy, that she would blow your socks off. The star, Whitney Cummings, is pretty, but we guess she is not what studio exe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Light and Fruity at Tutti Frutti

    ​For a while, I was driving completely out of my way to The Yogurt Spot every time I wanted good frozen yogurt. Yes, it's in Chinatown. But the yogurt is reliably good and it always seems to have Family Guy reruns on the TV. Surrounded by high school kids studying and laughing, I always feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Houston Needs An Urban Cowboy Statue, Y'all

    ​For the past month, you have no doubt been reading about a group in Detroit lobbying for a Robocop statue in their city to commemorate the fictional (we believe) robotic law enforcement titan created by the evil corporate goons of OCP, using deceased Detroit officer James Murphy. Detroit may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The 15 Most Annoying Ringtones You Can Get

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​It's not good enough for a phone to simply ring anymore. Your phone's ring must say something about you, become an expression of your unique individuality, or, failing that, let everyone around you know that you really, really like that OutKast song that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    George Steinbrenner: One More Eulogy

    Raise a calzone and pour out a 40 for The (Other) Boss​I hate the New York Yankees. I hate that they win all of the time. And I hate that everything that happens in baseball seems to revolve around the Yankees. I hate that the team has its own network. And that the Yankees have a seemingly endless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: 93 Meetings In One Day

    He does bear a striking resemblance to Jane Krakowski.​Last night's comedy block on NBC was the best two hours of my week as far as TV's concerned. Sure, there weren't that many surprises as far as quality goes: Community and Parks and Recreation led the block and were the best of the night, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    This Week In TV: Horrible, Horrible People

    I'm recovered from the snow, I'm trying to convince people that "Dick in a Box" qualifies as Christmas music, and I've got a hole in my heart from eating batteries. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock was cute this week, though the bit about Frank turning into Liz was a little lifeless. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Week In TV: Seriously. You Need to Watch Community

    I know you think the only event of note last week in TV Land was the sad departure of Tom DeLay from Dancing With the Stars. But Dazzle Me Dreamy's punk out was only the beginning. NBC canceled Southland, which is officially the first victim of uber-hack Jay Leno's primetime talk show. Granted, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Anneliese van der Pol In Meet Me in St. Louis And The Runaway House

    Photo courtesy of Theatre Under The Stars, photo by Bruce Bennett Photography​Anneliese van der Pol was a big star on You're So Raven. If, unlike my teenage daughter but like me, you never watched that particular Disney Channel TV sitcom, the news is something of a so-what. Stage musicals and play ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Starship Troopers

    Web exclusive

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    Man to Man

    Despite its premise (and title), Humpday isn't really about gay sex.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Move Over, Reba: Michael Strahan's New Sitcom Also Set In Houston

    Photo courtesy FoxFox Network just announced its fall schedule, and in just under the wire is Brothers, a low-key comedy set in Houston starring former Westbury and TSU star and future NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. The Hollywood Reporter claims Brothers received strong feedback during the pilot ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    R.I.P. Isaac Hayes: See Ya Later, Chef...

    Man, despite all my classic-rock revelry, this weekend actually turned out to be kind of a bummer. First we lose Bernie Mac, then news comes yesterday that soul and South Park icon Isaac Hayes has passed on as well. Much more than the baritone behind the animated Comedy Central series' "Chocolate Sa ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 19, 2008

    Mindless Fun

    Gilligan's Island is so silly and appealing, you can only enjoy it

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2007

    Godfrey

    This comedian went from pitching sodas to selling out comedy clubs

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    John DiResta

    This NY comic’s got two TV shows and lots of shtick

  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Home Entertainment

    October 26, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    May 4, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • Culture

    February 16, 2006

    Baby Steps

    Two actors bring a sorrowful script to painful, moving life

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006
  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Humor Can Be Funny

    Or so believe the Comedians of Comedy

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Fitz's Flick

    Sara Fitzgerald commits her 25 years behind bars to celluloid

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    The Shannon Brothers Family Christmas

    Thursday, December 19 through Sunday, December 23

  • Culture

    June 27, 2002

    Another Summer Rerun

    The Ensemble leaves its audience reaching for the remote

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2000

    Hi, Bob!

    Bob's back

  • Calendar

    September 2, 1999

    Houston, Humor Hotbed

    Houston Comedy Festival

  • Calendar

    July 22, 1999

    Sitcom Survivor

    Margaret Cho

  • Culture

    April 6, 1995
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