I have to admit that I don’t particularly care for Jimmy Fallon. However, he does have some epic reunions. Remember when he had Zack Morris on his show? Well, he’s done it again. In case you missed it, here is John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis, performing with the Rippers. There’s even a surprise guest or two.
Today is Melissa Rauch’s birthday, which reminded me that I haven’t made any BIG BANG posts yet. THE BIG BANG THEORY is one of my favorite sitcoms on television currently. Its whacky characters, interesting premise, and funny dialogue keeps me coming back each week. However, its cast is where the show really shines, and Melissa Rauch is one of my favorites. She’s a wonderful (and sometimes underrated) character actress, who plays Dr. Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (what a name!). Happy Birthday, Melissa!
Finally! It has officially been announced that season three of THE MIDDLE will be released on DVD on October 8. I think this is one of the most underrated sitcoms on television. Sure, it has a decent audience, but it could be much bigger. If you’re not watching this show, do yourself a favor and do so.
Here’s a new fall sitcom I’m looking forward to. I have a soft spot for Chuck Lorre comedies. Plus, it stars Anna Faris, who I think is hysterical, and Allison Janney, who is one of my favorite actresses. Can’t get much better than that, eh?
It tells the the story of Christy (Farris), who has recently reached sobriety, raising her children in Napa Valley.
Here’s another great sitcom from the ’80s. Marla Gibbs, who is best known for playing the wisecracking housekeeper, Florence, on THE JEFFERSONS, stars as Mary Jenkins. It also features Helen Martin (GOOD TIMES), Hal Williams (SANFORD AND SON), Alaina Reed (SESAME STREET), Jackée Harry (SISTER, SISTER), and a young Regina King as Mary’s daughter, Brenda. *This was King’s acting debut.
The show takes place in apartment building 227 in Washington, DC and centers around its residents, most notably, Mary. Basically, the whole show is centered around gossip, and it often gets Mary (and others) into trouble. It had good scripts and a strong ensemble cast. I wish this was shown more often, nowadays. Thankfully, some episodes are on Hulu, and the first season is on DVD.
I’ve been watching this show, off and on, for the past year. That should tell you that it’s not quite good enough to keep me watching, but it does get me to come back. So, obviously, there’s something enjoyable here.
Now, it doesn’t take a sitcom expert to tell you that this isn’t the best sitcom out there, but it is far from being the worst. The plot’s not exactly original, and we’ve seen variations of these characters many times before. However, this show does have some nice, funny moments, here and there.
Kat Dennings is rather humorous as Max Black (the in-your-face, sassy lead), and Beth Behrs as Caroline Channing, while not exactly as funny as Dennings, contrasts her quite well. Garrett Morris is also a lot of fun as Earl, the offensive restaurant cashier. As for Matthew Moy, Jonathan Kite, and Jennifer Coolidge—they have their moments, but they can’t match the aforementioned trio.
Do I recommend this show? Sure, but don’t expect the most gut-bustingly hilarious sitcom you’ve seen in ages. You might get a few good chuckles, though. If anything, it’s a good show to put on in the background, while you play “Diner Dash” on your iPhone.
What can I say? Jean Stapleton was an icon and treasure, and I don’t use either of those terms lightly. Her portrayal of ALL IN THE FAMILY matriarch, Edith Bunker, has given me (and thousands of others) countless laughs and smiles. Rest in peace, Jean. You will truly be missed.
What? You’ve never heard of this show? Well, that’s okay, because neither did most of America—or the world, for that matter. It aired on NBC from May 27 to July 1, 2010 and lasted six episodes.
It followed Charlotte Payne, played by the stunning Sophie Winkleman, and her friends in New York City. Charlotte goes to a dating service office to find her soul mate. The “agent,” Andrew, played by Michael Benjamin Washington, asks her typical questions about herself. Each question spawns an episode. Well, the show should have been called 6 QUESTIONS…
Did it deserve only six episodes? Yes. It had weak storylines, unlikeable characters, predictable jokes, and above all, it just wasn’t funny. Isn’t that the most important thing for a sitcom?