May 18, 2018

Real Reasons the Baron von Funny is Ending After Ten Years

One last chance to come up with a clever little blurb for the snarky joke list on our podunk website.

May 4, 2018

Least Popular Fast Food Mascots

Still more well-liked than Skip Bayless though.

Apr 27, 2018

Surprises Found in Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel really pulled out all the stops for this one!

Sep 15, 2017

Rejected Pilots for the 2017 Fall TV Season

Proving that there is such a thing as must-avoid TV.

Aug 25, 2017

Real Reasons Munch's Make Believe Band Broke Up

Don't worry, they'll get back together in 20 years to cash in on a nostalgia tour.

Aug 18, 2017

Other Philosophical Questions Posed By Tim Allen

Now we know why he's always been referred to as the "Socrates of the sitcom".

Jul 21, 2017

Other Baby Names Considered By George and Amal Clooney

If there's one thing more challenging than the crisis in Sudan, it's thinking up a good baby name.

Jun 23, 2017

Least Popular Versions of the New Ken Doll

Jun 9, 2017

Rejected Titles for the Upcoming Top Gun Sequel

They're feeling the need... the need for greed.

Apr 21, 2017

Things Julia Roberts Gets to Do Now That She's a Five-Time Winner of People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman in the World

It's no Conspiracy Theory; when that Pretty Woman flashes her Mona Lisa Smile, Everyone Says I Love You!

Apr 7, 2017

Lesser-Known Smurf Characters

They'll blue you away! [THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN CANCELLED]

Feb 24, 2017

Campaign Slogans For and Against the 2016 Oscar Nominees

But really, we all know it's just a warm-up for the BAFTAs.

Feb 3, 2017

Other Predictions Made by Punxsutawney Phil

Seeing the future beyond a shadow of a doubt!

Jan 27, 2017

Other Titles Considered for The Last Jedi

Those of us holding out for Star Wars: The Naked Lesbian Romp will have to wait a couple more years.

Dec 23, 2016

Gifts for the Other Days of Christmas

Maybe this person isn't your true love after all...

Sep 30, 2016

Changes Planned for Disney's Lion King Remake

Sep 16, 2016

Rejected Pilots for the 2016 Fall TV Season

Hey, you don't cast Kevin James or adapt a popular movie franchise, you pay the price.

Sep 9, 2016

Surprises Found in the New Sully Biopic

Can't wait to see who's doing the voice of the plane!

Sep 2, 2016

Corrections the New York Times Would Like to Make

All the News That's Fit to Misprint.

Jun 24, 2016

Rejected Disney Sequels

You'd be surprised, but the people who pay Tim Burton to spray neon paintballs all over his wife and Johnny Depp actually say "no" sometimes.

May 26, 2016

2016 Movie Draft

Remember when the Oscars happened? Like, months ago? Well, this happened too! And finally, we got our stuff together and got it published. Featuring extra-special contributions from Holly Moyer and Betsy Rosenblatt! Enjoy!

Apr 22, 2016

Rejected BuzzFeed Content

Who knew a garbage can could throw stuff away?

Apr 8, 2016

Possible Titles for the Fifth Indiana Jones Movie

Is Jaws: The Revenge already taken?

Feb 26, 2016

Other Items Found in This Year's Oscars Gift Bag

At least all those famous, successful, and wealthy nominees will have something to feel good about if they lose.

Rick Moranis Isn't Retired

Feb 8, 2016

The Story of Mr. Show’s ‘The Story of Everest’ Sketch

Dec 18, 2015

Surprises Found in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Did not expect the NC-17 rating. Some things you can't un-see. [Shudder]

Dec 4, 2015

Rejected Meat Loaf Songs and/or Accepted Guy Fieri Restaurant Menu Items

There's a difference?

Sep 4, 2015

Rejected Pilots for the 2015 Fall TV Season

Each made the classic TV mistake of not having John Stamos star as a surprised new grandpa. (Watch Grandfathered this fall on Fox!)

Jul 10, 2015

Other Terrible Things Tom Selleck Has Been Doing While You Weren't Paying Attention

And you do NOT want to know what John Hillerman has been up to. Yeesh.

Jun 19, 2015

Twitter Hashtags That Failed to Become Trending Topics

May 1, 2015

Surprises Found in the New Avengers Sequel

Who knew that "Directed by Woody Allen" was only the beginning?

Apr 10, 2015

Little-Known Facts About Scientology Revealed in the New Documentary Going Clear


Feb 27, 2015

Other Items on Hall & Oates's List of the Best Things in Life, Besides Your Kiss

Not on the list: that bastard Eddie Rabbit. He knows what he did.

Feb 20, 2015

Additional Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Books

Why let being dead keep you being widely read?

Feb 13, 2015

Other Questionable Claims Made By Brian Williams Over the Years

Proud as a peacock, indeed.

Dec 12, 2014

Other Things Mark Wahlberg Would Like Expunged from His Record

It's a "Perfect Storm" for a "Fighter" who wishes that his problems could be "Departed". (We'd like this blurb to also be expunged from the record.)

Top 10 Things to Love About Letterman's Top Ten Lists

Sep 26, 2014

Other Things People Hate Getting for Free

You've got a lot of nerve being so generous, mister.

Sep 19, 2014

Rejected Pilots for the 2014 Fall TV Season

What can you do? The bar got set awfully high by Selfie.

Aug 29, 2014

Things Jay Leno Has Been Doing Lately

You're never bored when you've got the Dancing Itos on speed dial!

Jul 25, 2014

Songs About Food

Are you ready to wok?!

Jul 18, 2014

Rejected Movie Sequels

What can you do when the bar was set so high by Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid?

Jul 11, 2014

Other Ways Life Is Different for the Harry Potter Characters in Their 30s

Get ready for Harry Potter and the Mysterious Lingering Back Pain!

Jun 27, 2014

Great Things About Being "Left Behind"

It's still better than jury duty, that's for sure.

Jun 13, 2014

Additional Ways to Leave Your Lover

Whatever happened to the time-honored tradition of writing "See ya!" on an old shoe and leaving it in the mouth of their horse?

May 16, 2014

Items on Barbara Walters's Retirement Bucket List

But first she'll take a long, leisurely, on-camera stroll with the bucket around its estate, so you can see that they're totally getting to know one another in a casual, friendly setting.

May 2, 2014

Rejected Titles for Moby-Dick

Wait, that's the one they kept??

Apr 25, 2014

Words That Almost Rhyme with Bieber

So close, and yet so far.

Apr 11, 2014

Signs That Your Internet Video Probably Isn't Going to Go Viral

Maybe you'll have better luck with your Arli$$ fan fiction.

Mar 7, 2014

Little-Known Facts About "Adele Dazeem"

What's in a name? Or, as John Travolta might say, "Warts own an camel?"

Feb 28, 2014

2014 Movie Draft

It's BAAAA-aaaack. Wait, that's a typo: it's back. Featuring special guest movie drafter Alicia Kirk.

Ponce de Leon

This is one of the movies to come out of our fabulous, scintillating PoopReading.com Movie Draft (which you should totally read first). It's way longer than we agreed we'd make these. Inexcusably, self-indulgently longer. Enjoy!

The Other Side of Darkness

This is one of the movies to come out of our fabulous, scintillating PoopReading.com Movie Draft (which you should totally read first).

Jan 10, 2014

Memorable Moments from 2013 That May Not Have Actually Happened

Sorry, we were busy looking at our phones.

Dec 26, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: October-November 2012

From bad Halloween costumes to the 2012 election to the new Star Wars movies (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Dec 20, 2013

Least Popular Christmas Characters

Still better than Freddie, the Flag Day Ferret.

Nov 15, 2013

Other Mistakes from Over the Years That 60 Minutes Would Like to Retract

They're sorry, but no, there's nothing they can do about Steve Kroft.

Nov 6, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: August-September 2012

From Bigfoot to rejected TV pilots to Invisible Obama (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Oct 3, 2013

The Best Show on TV

"Breaking Bad" is gone. But don't cry over spilled meth; there is still greatness out there.

Sep 13, 2013

Rejected Pilots for the 2013 Fall TV Season

Instead, watch James Caan get back in the game in Back in the Game! ABC you on the couch, America!

Aug 23, 2013

Ways to Mispronounce the Name Benedict Cumberbatch

And don't even ask about Shia LaBeouf.

Aug 14, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: June-July 2012

From unpopular superheroes to Mitt Romney's tax returns to the Octomom porn film (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Jul 15, 2013

Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

Jun 28, 2013

Additional Movies in the Works That Will Feature a U.S. President

And look for Richard Dreyfuss to reprise his role as Dick Cheney with Bill Pullman as Dan Quayle in Hunting Quayle!

Jun 7, 2013

Viewer Complaints About After Earth

Guess this puts the kibosh on After After Earth: The Re-Earthening, huh?

Jun 5, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: April-May 2012

From lesser-known diseases to the Secret Service scandal to the Cannes film festival (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

May 16, 2013

The Office Shuts Off the Lights

Apr 17, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: February-March 2012

From Jeremy Lin to high gas prices to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Apr 4, 2013

The Late Night Wars Can Finally Declare a Winner: David Letterman

Mar 29, 2013

Complaints of Jon Hamm's Penis

Next up: the philosophical entreaties of January Jones's breasts.

Mar 22, 2013

Rejected Celebrity Reality Shows

Not to be confused with Rejected!, the celebrity reality show where celebrities pitch ill-fated reality show ideas.

Mar 13, 2013

The Troubling Things I Learned When I Re-Reported Bob Woodward's Book on John Belushi

Feb 27, 2013

How a New Girl script gets made: From outline to final cut on "TinFinity"

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

Feb 22, 2013

2013 Movie Draft

Why just settle for rooting for Oscar-nominated actors when you can use them as pawns in your own diabolical chess game?

Feb 18, 2013

DuckTales invented a new animated wonderland—that quickly disappeared

Feb 12, 2013

God Needs a Hobby

Feb 8, 2013

Rejected New Tokens for Monopoly

It takes a lot of work to come up with something better than a thimble.

Feb 7, 2013

School's Out

Feb 6, 2013

Best of Baron von Funny: December 2011-January 2012

From Black Friday to holiday wish lists to Rick Santorum (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Feb 4, 2013

Talking to Mike Scully About Writing for Poehler and Fey at the Golden Globes, 'The Simpsons,' and 'Parks and Rec'

Feb 1, 2013

5 Reasons to Be Thankful When Glee Robs You Blind

Jan 25, 2013

Terrible Things That Are Already Happening as a Result of Beyoncé Lip-Synching the National Anthem

You ruined everything, ruiner!

Jan 14, 2013

Hits and Misses

Jan 8, 2013

Norm Macdonald's Keeping Resolutions, Vol. 1: A Plan in the Desert

Jan 4, 2013

Memorable Moments from 2012 That May Not Have Actually Happened

It's possible we were drinking at the time.

Jan 3, 2013

Shaken, Not Stirred

Jan 1, 2013

Our Mr. Brooks

Dec 21, 2012

Lesser-Known Reindeer Who Used to Work for Santa

But where's their beloved holiday jingles and stop-motion Christmas specials?

Jerry Seinfeld Intents To Die Standing Up

Dec 20, 2012

"What Are We Doing Here?": Fire Joe Morgan on Fire Joe Morgan

Dec 19, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: October-November 2011

From Herman Cain to Broadway shows to inappropriate Halloween costumes (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

The Innate Quality to Win: Fire Joe Morgan on Fire Joe Morgan

Dec 18, 2012

"We Didn't Know What The F–- We Were Doing": Fire Joe Morgan on Fire Joe Morgan

Dec 10, 2012

Guiding Human Behavior Via Guerrilla Social Media Tactics: A Study

Dec 7, 2012

Rejected Names for the New Royal Baby

Ehh, it's not like anyone's going to be paying attention.

Dec 3, 2012

Bill Murray, Star of "Hyde Park on Hudson"

With Bill Murray, Just Take the Trip

Nov 2, 2012

Changes That Will Be Made to the Star Wars Franchise Under Disney

A corporation known for never pinching pennies and a fan base that always handles alterations well. What could possibly go wrong?

Oct 30, 2012

How Hurricane Sandy Brought Back the Old David Letterman

Oct 22, 2012

The Larry Sanders Show {1992-1998}

Oct 19, 2012

Chris Elliott Gets a Life

Oct 12, 2012

Least Popular Board Games

This is what happens when you buy from Bilton Mradley.

Oct 10, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: August-September 2011

From the U.S. credit downgrade to the NBA lockout to the HPV vaccine (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Oct 9, 2012

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Sep 27, 2012

"The Best TV Show That's Ever Been"

Sep 24, 2012

Should some movies be taken more seriously than others?

Straight Outta Pawnee: The Parks and Rec GQ+A with Showrunner Mike Schur

Sep 19, 2012

Steve Sabol, Creative Force Behind NFL Films, Dies at 69

Sep 14, 2012

Rejected Pilots for the 2012 Fall TV Season

Well, they can't all be The Mob Doctor, can they?

Sep 11, 2012

Michael Chabon's Vinyl Draft

Aug 9, 2012

Vanity Fair Profiled the Brant Brothers Because Vanity Fair Hates You

Aug 6, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: June-July 2011

From the GOP candidates to unpopular cereals to the debt ceiling (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Tig Notaro at Largo

Aug 2, 2012

Enthralling Books: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Jul 31, 2012

Patton Oswalt's Letters to Both Sides

Jul 24, 2012

As Authorities Crack Down, Banksy Enters The Olympic Graffiti Games

Jul 20, 2012

Least Popular Superheroes

Of course, this kind of hurtful rejection is just the sort of thing that turns superheroes into supervillains.

Jul 13, 2012

Dinner With Daniel: Michael Keaton

Jul 5, 2012

The GQ&A: Nick Offerman

Jun 28, 2012

Hollywood's creative talent wants to be on cable

Jun 22, 2012

Surprises Found in the Octomom Porn Film

Guaranteed to start a new wave of octoeroticism!

The Episode When David Letterman Was Too Tired to Do a Show

Jun 20, 2012

Are Women Funny? I Tackle the Issue. [Spoiler Alert: Women Are Funny]

I love comedy. I love women. I love Adam Carolla. I love the internet. When all of those things threaten to converge, "Denzel-and-Chris-Pine-in-a-runaway-train"-style, I've simply got to say something.

Broken News

Jun 6, 2012

On U.S. car license plates, DAMNIML8 is OK, TOILET is not

Jun 4, 2012

Bill Murray Interview

Jun 1, 2012

Conan O'Brien Didn't Stop: Checking In on the Post-Buzz Era of TBS's Flagship

May 30, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: April-May 2011

From the Rapture to bad prom themes to the Royal Wedding (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Letterman on post-9/11 show: "I remember not wanting to go back"

May 25, 2012

New Ways That Scott Pelley Could Sign Off the CBS Evening News

You stay classy, America's Most Watched Network!

May 24, 2012

The Men Behind the Curtain: A GQ TV Roundtable

May 21, 2012

How Is Everyone Coping With Dan Harmon's Community Exit?

Can Community Work Without Dan Harmon?

May 18, 2012

Least Popular Films at the Cannes Film Festival

We're pretty sure they're not saying "Boo-urns".

Dan Harmon is No Longer Showrunner on Community

The Loves of Lena Dunham

May 16, 2012

Take Back The Nerd: Five Ways To Be A Good Fan

May 11, 2012

Scotty Carson

May 10, 2012

New Girl Completes Its First Season Evolution From Adorkable to Great

May 8, 2012

Movie Titles As Written by the Creators of We Bought a Zoo

May 7, 2012

When Good Movies Are Bad News

May 4, 2012

What Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Said

May 3, 2012

Community Is TV's Most Ambitious Show

May 1, 2012

How To Succeed In Tetris and Life: 7 Secrets Of an 18-Year-Old Grand Master

The Foreign Language of "Mad Men"

A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism'

Apr 30, 2012

Veep's Anna Chlumsky on politics, My Girl

Apr 25, 2012

A Game Of Sounds

Apr 24, 2012

Avengers Director Joss Whedon on His Creative Setbacks

Apr 20, 2012

Director Brad Bird talks about Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and live-action versus animation

Apr 12, 2012

Chris Elliott Talks Eagleheart Season 2: Dead Prostitutes, Extreme Kills, and On-Set Injuries

Nick Offerman on Scotch, Meat, and Making Love to Megan Mullally in Diners

Apr 10, 2012

Every Jump of the General Lee, Seasons 1-6

Apr 9, 2012

Is This The Worst Book Ever?

Apr 6, 2012

Game of Thrones: How HBO and Showtime make money despite low ratings.

Apr 4, 2012

I Re-Watched Titanic So You Don't Have To. You're Welcome.

Apr 3, 2012

Why the Chevy Chase–Dan Harmon Feud Won’t Determine Community’s Future

Is Community Star Chevy Chase Quitting The Show? "I Probably Won't Be Around That Much Longer'

Apr 2, 2012

Chevy Chase In Feud With Community Creator Dan Harmon

Mar 30, 2012

Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson: Simply Irresistible

Mar 29, 2012

Making the Case For "Cougar Town" As Best Comedy

Mar 28, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: February-March 2011

From Charlie Sheen to St. Patrick's Day drinking to the 2010 U.S. Census (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Mar 23, 2012

Other Changes Michael Bay Has Planned for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise

But surely the man who made Pearl Harbor will be faithful to the source material!

5 Reasons "The Walking Dead" Has To Get Better

Mar 22, 2012

Do Zombies Poop? An Investigation

Mar 19, 2012

Butts Below the Border

Mar 16, 2012

Exclusive: Nick Offerman on His New Films, Nudity, and Being Ron Swanson

Mar 15, 2012

Why "Raising Hope" is Fox's "Parks and Rec"

Mar 9, 2012

Five Things Bob's Burgers Does Better Than The Simpsons

Mar 8, 2012

Michael Chabon Attacks Prejudice Against Science Fiction

Mar 1, 2012

Movie Draft: A Private Life

This is not a romantic comedy. It is a pornographic detour from the promise of human evolution.

Movie Draft: The Village on the River

Bringing to mind the mnemonic: Even Bad Entertainment Requires Tenacity.

Feb 29, 2012

Movie Draft: The New Land

The New Land? More like The Booooo Land. ["I was saying Booo-urns Land."]

Right versus pragmatic

Feb 28, 2012

Movie Draft: Man of Iron

The original Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve, is both quadriplegic and dead. You'd still have more fun spending two hours with him than watching this movie.

Community: Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs & Megan Ganz Roundtable

Feb 27, 2012

Teller Reveals His Secrets

Feb 24, 2012

Campaign Slogans For and Against This Year's Oscar Nominees

At least it's more civilized than the barbed wire steel cage match they use to decide the winners at the Latin Grammys.

2012 Movie Draft

Is it possible to mine an iota of excitement from this year's Oscars? Is Rooney Mara the name of a female person? Can a chat room transcript still make for captivating reading even if nobody in it is impersonating a 15-year-old girl? We aim to answer all these questions with a hearty "Indeed, sir!"

Oscar Picks 2012

Any Oscar that Warrior doesn't win is an Oscar that goes to the wrong person. Well, except maybe costume design. The guys in Warrior mostly just wore fighting trunks.

Feb 23, 2012

Did The Sopranos do more harm than good?: HBO and the decline of the episode

No, The Sopranos Didn't Ruin Television

Feb 22, 2012

The Making Of "Homer At The Bat," The Episode That Conquered Prime Time 20 Years Ago Tonight

Feb 17, 2012

Pearls Before Breakfast

Eddie Izzard's Fake Paul McCartney Bio Speech

Feb 16, 2012

A Nerd's Guide To What Jeff Probst Won't Tell You: How To Win 'Survivor'


Feb 9, 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Liz Lemon: From Woman To Little Girl

Feb 2, 2012

The 10 Best Super Bowls in Trivia History

Feb 1, 2012

Best of Baron von Funny: December 2010-January 2011

From Derek Jeter's contract to Santa's naughty list to New Year's resolutions (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Jan 30, 2012

Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable Reveals Actors' Private Parts

Jan 27, 2012

President John Tyler's Grandchildren Still Alive

Jan 20, 2012

Other Ways Mark Wahlberg Would Have Changed History If Only He'd Been There

Watch out, John Wilkes Booth – you're about to get Italian Jobbed!

Jan 13, 2012

Other Baby Names Considered By Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The Year's Best Humor Writing 2011

Ricky Gervais Is Losing His Edge by Not Shutting Up About His Edge

Jan 11, 2012

The Ballad of @Horse_ebooks

The Office: Can It Be Fixed?

Jan 10, 2012

Interview: Nick Offerman on writing a Parks and Recreation script

Jan 3, 2012

I'll tell you why movie revenue is dropping...

Dec 30, 2011

Memorable Moments from 2011 That May Not Have Actually Happened

Remembering the year that wasn't.

Dec 26, 2011

Lego Is for Girls

Dec 21, 2011

I Would Like To Help You Get Your Show Cancelled

Dec 19, 2011

Review: Jason Reitman's Live Read of The Princess Bride

Dec 16, 2011

Trial of the Will

Dec 15, 2011

I’m Tired of Paying for Cable Channels I Never Watch

Dec 14, 2011

A Statement by Louis C.K.

Best of Baron von Funny: October-November 2010

From celebrity products to George W. Bush's memoir to the trapped Chilean miners (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Dec 13, 2011

Manos: The Hands of Fate: Carefully Restoring the Opposite of a Masterpiece

Dec 12, 2011

The Symbolism Survey

Dec 9, 2011

Other Celebrities Who Have Been Kicked Off of Planes

Still, you're nobody until you've been thrown out of a Shoney's.

Fifty-Eight Reasons I Love Community (One for Each Episode)

Dec 7, 2011

Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 96

Dec 2, 2011

How We'd Fix The Walking Dead

Nov 30, 2011

In Val Kilmer's World Crazy Things Seem Normal And Normal Things Seem Crazy

Nov 25, 2011

Less Interesting Versions of Famous Book Titles

Yeah, you can go ahead and judge these books by their covers.

Louis C.K.: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Chick

Nov 21, 2011

The Godfather Wars

Nov 18, 2011

Vulture Answers Your Questions About Community’s Future

Why Community's Hiatus Isn't That Big a Deal

Nov 17, 2011

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Americans

Nov 11, 2011

Least Popular New Broadway Shows

I smell some Tonys! (Oh wait, it's just Danza and Shalhoub.)

Nov 10, 2011

A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage

Oct 31, 2011

My World of Flops, Case File #1: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Oct 21, 2011

Upcoming Movie Remakes Featuring Talking Animals

And by "talking animal", we don't mean Vin Diesel.

Will nostalgia destroy pop culture?

Oct 20, 2011

After DVDs

Oct 18, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Adam Scott

Oct 17, 2011

2011 TV Draft

It's just like our Movie Draft, but with twice the rules and half the fun. Oh dear lord, what have we done?

Oct 12, 2011

The Cubs

Vikings Kluwe Marches To His Own Tune

Oct 10, 2011

Bosses of the Bay

Oct 6, 2011

A Sitcom Grows Up and Finds Its Identity

Oct 5, 2011

Best of Baron von Funny: August-September 2010

From Glenn Beck University to the fall TV season to the Ground Zero mosque debate (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Sep 30, 2011

Why Podcasts Are Comedy's Second Coming: Adam Carolla, Marc Maron and Greg Proops Weigh In (Q&A)

Sep 29, 2011

The Ultimate Oral History of Wet Hot American Summer

Sep 28, 2011

And... Scene.

Sep 27, 2011

The PoopReading.com Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-2011 Season

In which all of our lists, combined, tell you all you really need to know about what you should be watching.

How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community

Biology 101: Table setting

Sep 26, 2011

David Javerbaum of "The Daily Show" and Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne Go Broadway With "Cry-Baby"

Sep 23, 2011

Tenessa's Top Ten TV Shows from the 2010-2011 Season–Which Are Only in the Top Ten by Virtue of Having Been Watched at All by Tenessa

I really need to stop spending so much time with my family to make room for better TV.

Producer Gavin Polone on Why Remakes Are Killing the Movie Business

Sep 22, 2011

9 Baseball Movies That Should Be Made

Sep 21, 2011

Joe's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-2011 Season

There will be an opening at Number 1. So long, "Friday Night Lights."

Sep 20, 2011

Jameson's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-2011 Season

Thank God for Bob's Burgers, or this would be just another list of things that me and my friends have said about the same set of shows for years.

Sep 19, 2011

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-11 Season

In which I blame Don Ohlmeyer for most of society's ills.

In Praise of Character Actors

Sep 16, 2011

Rejected Pilots for the 2011 Fall TV Season

Of course, an approved pilot is simply one that gets rejected a month later.

Sep 15, 2011

TV Review: The CW's  H8r

Sep 9, 2011

Least Popular Super Powers

What, like the British Empire and the Soviet Union? (Historical zing!)

Sep 7, 2011

Spoilers don't spoil anything

Why Netflix’s Setbacks Shouldn’t Make You Smash Your iPad in Anger

Sep 5, 2011

Parks and Recreation Showrunner Michael Schur Gives a Master Class on His Favorite Comedy, Cheers

Sep 2, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Patton Oswalt

Sep 1, 2011

How To Become a Twitter Superstar

Aug 29, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Paul Rudd

Aug 26, 2011

Summer of Mailbag IV: Dawn of the Mailbag

Aug 25, 2011

Most Online Daters Say They Like "30 Rock" In Order To Get Laid

What's It Like To Have Your Film Flop At the Box Office?

Aug 24, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Phil Rosenthal

Aug 23, 2011

What Ever Happened to Class?: In Which I Attempt to Pinpoint the Exact Moment Dignity Died

Aug 19, 2011

Q&A: 'Futurama's' Maurice LaMarche - One Of The Hardest Working Voices In Animation

Aug 18, 2011

An Open Letter To Andy Serkis

Aug 17, 2011

I Watched Every Coen Brothers Movie

Aug 11, 2011

Louie's Brilliant Second Season

Who Stole the Mona Lisa?

Self-Awareness: Pop-Culture's "Get Out of Jail" Card

Aug 10, 2011

The Ten Best Comedy Pilots in TV History

The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do

Aug 8, 2011

That's Not Funny, That's C.K.

Aug 5, 2011

Ways Life Might Be Better Under the Rule of Apes

Perhaps we'll learn to love every ape we see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z.

Aug 4, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 4 of 4)

Aug 3, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 3 of 4)

Aug 2, 2011

Does Grieving for Amy Winehouse Distract from Bigger Tragedies?

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 2 of 4)

Aug 1, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation's third season (Part 1 of 4)

Jul 29, 2011

The Professor and the Pornographer

Jul 27, 2011

Best of Baron von Funny: June-July 2010

From Mel Gibson to the Russian Spies to the vuvuzela (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Jul 26, 2011

The Best Show On TV

I wish I had more to say about "Breaking Bad." Unfortunately, it's so good that I'd feel silly adding anything.

Jul 25, 2011

The Lost Roles of Albert Brooks

Jul 21, 2011

Texas Forever

O'Brien Flops!

Let's Ban Books, Or At Least Stop Writing Them

Jul 20, 2011

Emmys Failure Analysis: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jul 19, 2011

Why David Brent Is a Good Guy

Jul 18, 2011

Paul Feig on the Record-Breaking Success of Bridesmaids and What It Means for Hollywood

Jul 15, 2011

An Ex-Pixar Designer Creates Astounding Kids' Book On iPad

Jul 14, 2011

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't Lose

Bad Decisions

Jul 13, 2011

John C. Reilly on Terri, Confounding Expectations, and Step Brothers 2

Jul 12, 2011

We're No. 1: Lady Gaga's Born This Way

Jul 11, 2011

The Star Market: Can Jason Bateman Unarrest His Development?

Jul 8, 2011

Courtney Love does the math

Jul 7, 2011

The Beer Archeologist

"But who versus? Who are we doing it versus?"

Yes, We're Having Fun Now: Celebrating "Party Down's" Past and Future in Austin

Jul 6, 2011

Trying to Sell a Comedy Movie? Ha.

Jul 4, 2011

Waiting for Comfort

Jul 1, 2011

Film Critic Complaints About Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Well, it's no Freddy Got Fingered, that's for sure.

Megan Mullally Talks Childrens Hospital, the Party Down Movie, and a Tammy vs. Tammy Showdown

Are You a Secret Hero?

Jun 30, 2011

The 25 Best (And 5 Worst) Buffy Episodes

Sporcle Website Scores Big With Trivia Quizzes

Jun 29, 2011

From Super 8 to Pixar: Oscar-Winner Michael Giacchino’s 5 Pro Tips for Making it as a Film Composer

Jun 28, 2011

5 Movie Fan Theories That Make More Sense Than the Movie

Jun 24, 2011

Kind of Screwed

John Lasseter on the New Oscar Rules and Directing Cars 2 on His iPad

Jun 23, 2011

A Raw Voice of Young Manhood Makes a Bid For Literary Respect

Jun 22, 2011

Pitchfork Interview: Louis C.K.

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts Talk Larry Crowne, Career Lows, and the Bosom Buddies Reunion That Almost Was

Jun 21, 2011

In Defense of Tracy Morgan

Jun 20, 2011

Questions for Louis C.K.

Jun 17, 2011

Father's Day

John Lasseter on Pixar's early days – and how Toy Story couldn't have happened without Tim Burton

Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem

Jun 16, 2011

So, Cricket? Maybe?

The Age of Too Much Information

Jun 15, 2011

Jon Benjamin Debated Making Love to a Man Who Mistook Him for Bruce Willis

A.V. Club Interview: Dick Van Dyke

Jun 14, 2011

Serving Pop Stars, But on a Skewer

The Outsiders

Jun 13, 2011

Slate's Hollywood Career-O-Matic

Jun 10, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 3 of 4)

Carter Burwell responds to Frequently Asked Questions

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 4 of 4)

Jun 9, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 2 of 4)

Jun 8, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 1 of 4)

The Novels of John Swartzwelder, the Most Prolific Simpsons Writer Ever

Jun 7, 2011

Less Than Great Expectations

Jun 6, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.

Jun 3, 2011

Oprah, Schmoprah: Introducing The Norm Macdonald Book Club

Jun 2, 2011

Marc Maron's 12 Steps to Enlightenment

Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?

May 27, 2011

Family Feud Questions That Failed to Get 100 Survey Responses

And you thought Jeopardy was tough.

The Hidden Message in Pixar's Films

May 26, 2011

Fair Verona is Ready For Takeoff

May 25, 2011

Zach Galifianakis Hates to Be Loved

A.V. Club Interview: Loren Bouchard

May 23, 2011

The Showrunner Transcript: Parks and Recreation's Michael Schur on Sleep-Fighting and the Secret to the Show's Sweetness

May 20, 2011

One Man Show

May 19, 2011

Behind Arnold's Deception

Hashfic: "Studio 60's" Odd Second Life on Twitter

May 18, 2011

Best of Baron von Funny: April-May 2010

From the BP disaster to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to the season finale of Lost (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

The Showrunner Transcript: 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock on Working on Joey and His Dedication to Joke Density

May 17, 2011

Cee Lo, the Times, and "Fuck You"

May 16, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Will Ferrell

May 13, 2011

Frank Sinatra Slang

The Meta, Innovative Genius of "Community"

Why Whites Avoid Movies With Black Actors

May 12, 2011

Why "South Park's" Trey Parker and Matt Stone Now Say It's "Wrong" To Offend

May 11, 2011

Albert Brooks on His Futuristic Novel and Twitter Hecklers As Modern-Day Serial Killers

May 10, 2011

Phil's Last Game

The Mark of Kane

May 9, 2011

Albert Brooks on his new futuristic novel: I wanted it to read like a news story

May 6, 2011

Why America's Funniest Home Videos Won't Die

May 5, 2011

An In-Depth Review of the "Maxim" 2011 Hot 100

If you take a dispassionate look at this list from a sociological standpoint, it does make the exercise seem a bit less unseemly.

9 Absurd Movie Premises That Actually Happened

May 4, 2011

Albert Brooks Laughs His Way Through Dystopia

May 2, 2011

Who Will Remember Paul Simon?

Apr 28, 2011

The Joy of Stats

Apr 27, 2011

Hate Thy Neighbor

Apr 25, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, and David Wain

Apr 22, 2011

The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything

Tina Fey and Steve Martin, mano a mano in Los Angeles!

Apr 21, 2011

Beware the In-Laws

Apr 20, 2011

Ranked: 20 Years of NBC "Must See" Thursday Night Comedies

Apr 19, 2011

My Heartfelt Thanks to Community (And What I Learned from Chevy Chase)

Apr 18, 2011

Living in the Midwest

Norm MacDonald Is Back With a New Show, More Frank Stallone Jokes, and a Weird Stalker

It's Not Britney, Bitch.

Apr 15, 2011

Pushing Paper

Apr 14, 2011

All He Wanted: Chris Kanyon's Doomed Quest To Be Wrestling's First Openly Gay Star

Apr 13, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Norm Macdonald

Apr 12, 2011

Interview: Author Caissie St. Onge On Writing, Vampires, Twitter, Friends & Hopes

Game of Thrones' Author: I'm Only "Vaguely Aware" of Lost Feud

Apr 11, 2011

Anchor Woman

Apr 8, 2011

Can You Say... "Hero"?

Apr 7, 2011

I've Seen Every Woody Allen Movie (Here's What I Learned)

Apr 6, 2011

Sports Show Offers Comedian a Comeback

Apr 5, 2011

Paul Rudd Interview: He's happy to have a job–any job.

Apr 4, 2011

A Second Look at: Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

Apr 1, 2011

Additional Changes AMC Wanted to Make to Mad Men

Up next: The Walking Dead with less zombies and more sexy singing teens.

On a Mission

Mar 30, 2011

Best of Baron von Funny: February-March 2010

From the Winter Olympics to Joe Biden to the Toyota recall (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Sarah Silverman Talks Peep World and Distancing Herself from "Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman"

Mar 29, 2011

1994 Newbery Acceptance Speech

Mar 28, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Michael Schur

Mar 25, 2011

The Battle for Our Hearts and Minds will Be Fought in Los Angeles

Mar 24, 2011

The White Sox Fan-Fueled Unis

The Biggest Winner

Mar 23, 2011

Charlie Sheen is Winning

Mar 22, 2011

Author David Sedaris Confesses to Being a 'Horrible Person'

Mar 21, 2011

15 Awesome Minutes with the Awesomely Awesome Amy Ryan

Mar 17, 2011

Three Famous Alums From All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams

A Dramatic Story, At the End of Which Nothing Happens

Mar 16, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Chris Elliott

Eagleheart's Chris Elliott on Letterman, Get a Life, and How He Screwed Up His "In" With James Cameron

Mar 11, 2011

Things Emilio Estevez Has Been Up To Lately

It's not easy bein' a Sheen.

Mar 10, 2011

5 Artistic Geniuses Who Only Became Great After Selling Out

Mar 9, 2011

Will future generations understand "The Simpsons"?

R.E.M.'s incredible non-shrinking legacy

Mar 8, 2011

With Bridesmaids, Can Judd Apatow's Dude-Friendly Formula Go Girly?

Mar 7, 2011

Inside the Conan Writers' Room with Brian Stack

Mar 4, 2011

Oscar essential: The movie trailer

Mar 3, 2011

The Best Show on TV

Now that "Friday Night Lights" is off the air, this title might start changing hands a bit more often.

Jason Sklar on "Cheap Seats'" Legacy

Mar 2, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Judd Apatow

Mar 1, 2011

Interview: Lisa Ling of "Our America"

Feb 25, 2011

Why Nielsen Ratings Are Inaccurate, and Why They'll Stay That Way

Feb 24, 2011

Movie Draft: Rhubarb

When you hear a movie is "quirky," that usually just means you're going to have to pretend to like it if you don't want your hipster friends to think you're stupid. Luckily for us, Rhubarb is the other kind of quirky. The kind that's actually just good.

Conan 2.0

PokerNews Interview: High Stakes Poker Host Norm Macdonald

Feb 23, 2011

Movie Draft: Below the Belt

Christian Bale has made a new movie about being kicked in the balls: an experience vastly preferable to watching his movie.

Movie Draft: The Remarkable Andrew

Easily the most Andrew film you will ever see about a time-traveling Edgar Allan Poe.

Feb 22, 2011

Movie Draft: Honeybaby

When is a Just Like Heaven ripoff just like Heaven? When I say so!

Movie Draft: Nocturna

Just once it'd be nice to see a movie with a title like a hipster absinthe beverage, a plotline involving murder and forcible rape, and a naked Annette Bening on a piano, and have it turn out good.

The Day the Movies Died

Q&A With Real-Life Married Couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

Feb 21, 2011

2011 Movie Draft

What were you going to do with the Oscars on Sunday – just watch them? We remixed the sumbitches! Welcome to the future!

A.V. Club Interview: Ed Helms

Feb 18, 2011

The Melancholy Confessions of Jack Nicholson

My Puny Human Brain

Feb 17, 2011

IBM's Watson Trounces Puny Humans at "Jeopardy!"

Feb 16, 2011

Roger Deakins on His True Grit Oscar Nod and the End of Film: "Next Year Will Be It"

Feb 14, 2011

The Complete Oral History of Party Down

Feb 11, 2011

Things Charlie Sheen Has Learned in Rehab

That Hanes commercial where he tosses his phone into the back seat of Michael Jordan's car makes a whole lot more sense now.

Paul Haggis vs. The Church of Scientology

Feb 10, 2011

The Mad Men Account

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Wrigley Field

Feb 9, 2011

Best of Baron von Funny: December 2009-January 2010

From Tiger Woods to Avatar to the NBC late night fiasco (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Snakes on a Plane Director Fighting to Call His Next Film Untitled 3D Shark Thriller

Feb 8, 2011

The 700 Hoboes Project

Feb 3, 2011

The Midlife Vices of Greg Giraldo

Please Stop Quoting These Comedies Forever Immediately

Feb 2, 2011

After The Wire

Community’s Donald Glover on TV Ratings and a Worrisome Arrested Development Comparison

Feb 1, 2011

'Oscar Curse' Study: Researcher Weighs In

Jan 31, 2011

Paul Rudd and Jesse Peretz on Bushy Beards and Their Sundance Comedy My Idiot Brother

Jan 28, 2011

Reasons Your Film Was Not Nominated for Best Picture

They can't all be Scent of a Woman, can they?

Why 3D doesn't work and never will.

Jan 27, 2011

The Return of the "Oscar Movie"

"Community," The Most Hilariously Ambitious Sitcom on TV

Jan 26, 2011

The New Star Power

Jan 25, 2011

Patton Oswalt Battles His Demons (and Zombies)

Jan 24, 2011

What Modern Family Says About Modern Families

Jan 20, 2011

Parks and Recreation Co-Creator Tells What to Expect in Season 3 and Answers Your Questions

59 Famous People Who Died Before Age 40

The Incredible Shrinking Sound Bite

Jan 19, 2011

Parks and Recreation Makes Plans for More Laughs

Jan 17, 2011

Ron and Clint Howard on The Dilemma, Improv and What’s Up With Arrested Development

Jan 14, 2011

Ricky Gervais returns as Golden Globes host, and this time no one's safe

Jan 13, 2011

9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along

Jan 12, 2011

List of Jokes and Story Ideas by Former Simpsons Showrunners Hints at What Might Have Been

Jan 11, 2011

Bill Murray will crash your karaoke party

Jan 7, 2011

Memorable Moments from 2010 That May Not Have Actually Happened

It was the best of fictitious times, it was the worst of fictitious times.

Jan 5, 2011

Double Feature: Dinner and a Movie

Jan 4, 2011

Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die.

Jan 3, 2011

Joel and Ethan Coen

Dec 31, 2010

A Somewhat Obsessive Guide to All 36 Seasons of SNL Streaming on Netflix

Dec 29, 2010

50 Amazing Facts for Our 50th Issue

Dec 28, 2010

A Personal Essay by a Personal Essay

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Dec 27, 2010

Michael Schur of Parks and Rec on Why Joe Morgan Was So Frustrating

Dec 22, 2010

The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Year

Dec 21, 2010

The Easiest Path to an Academy Award

Tina Fey: Funny Girl

Dec 20, 2010

The Best Films of 2010

Dec 17, 2010

Pros and Cons of Being Time Magazine's Person of the Year

If a meaningless award is given out by a dying industry, does it still make a sound?

Dec 16, 2010

The State of the Race: Landslide

Dec 15, 2010

"why you say I shoulda went to school": 14 awful celebrity Twitter feeds

Dec 13, 2010

Q&A: Alan Alda Chats 30 Rock!

Dec 10, 2010

The Men Who Stole the World

Dec 9, 2010

Like Monopoly in the Depression, Settlers of Catan Is the Board Game of Our Time

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Dec 8, 2010

The Year in TV

Dec 7, 2010

The 10 Best Comedians of 2010

Dec 6, 2010

Keith Powell on the 30 Rock Writers Room, Tina Fey's Rise to Fame and the Science of Cheers

Dec 3, 2010

I, Reader

Dec 2, 2010

Baby Names Reveal More About Parents Than Ever Before

Talking Tough and Drawing Viewers, Christie Is a YouTube Star

6 Animals That Just Don't Give a F#@k

Dec 1, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: October-November 2009

From the Balloon Boy to distracted driving to the Sarah Palin memoir (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Michael Schur of Parks and Recreation on the Show's Return, Nick Offerman's Mustache, and Playing Mose Schrute

Nov 30, 2010

Leslie Nielsen

The Extraordinary Rise of AMC

Nov 29, 2010

Tim Meadows Takes Us Through the Realities of a Post-SNL Career

Nov 25, 2010

Holy Trilogy of The Karate Kid

The 9 Manliest Names in the World

To the Giant Among Us

Norm Macdonald's Big Gamble

Nov 23, 2010

Flying Hellfish Abe Simpson

Nov 22, 2010

Homosexual Schmomosexual

Nov 18, 2010

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Nov 17, 2010

Why NBC made the right call in putting Parks and Recreation on after The Office

Nov 15, 2010

Sweet Action: 8 Big Bets Made by Famous People

Nov 12, 2010

Reconsidering Two and a Half Men

Nov 10, 2010

Lizzing, Mind Grapes, Sabor de Soledad, and Beyond: A 30 Rock Glossary

Toy Story 3 Director Lee Unkrich on Not Making Movies for Kids and the Future of Woody and Buzz

Nov 8, 2010

The Unsocial Network

Nov 4, 2010


Will the World Really End in 2012?

Nov 3, 2010

Pixar's Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson on Toy Story 3's Reviews, Oscar Campaign, and Sequel Chances

Comedians Laugh as Leno Sinks

Nov 2, 2010

How Justin Long Affably, Reasonably Ended An Internet Flamewar

Nov 1, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Frank Darabont

Oct 28, 2010

"Friday Night Lights": The 10 Most Emotional Moments

Oct 27, 2010

Will Forte, Megan Mullally Guest on Parks and Recreation

No Longer "Must-See TV"

Oct 26, 2010


Oct 25, 2010

Back to the Future Writer Bob Gale on Risks, Re-Shoots and Eric Stoltz vs. Michael J. Fox

Oct 22, 2010

Additional Changes Being Made to Barnes & Noble Stores

Surely you can't go wrong founding your business model on the assumption that Americans will read more books.

Steve Martin Getting Wild and Crazy Online

Oct 21, 2010

What I Would Be Thinking About If I Were Billy Joel Driving Towards A Holiday Party Where I Knew There Was Going To Be A Piano

How To Write Like a Cartoonist

Oct 18, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Henry Bromell

Oct 15, 2010

The Slippery Slope of the MPAA's New Ratings Policy

8-Year-Old Sells Paintings for Up to $250k

Oct 14, 2010

The Case of the Accidental Tweeter

Writing a Sex Scene Is an Impossible Task

Oct 13, 2010

Urban Fervor: '30 Rock' Shares Details of Its Live Episode

Oct 12, 2010

Street Artist Banksy Creates Dark Opening For 'The Simpsons'

10 Ways Brad Womack's Return to 'The Bachelor' Is Exactly Like 'Weekend at Bernie's 2'

Oct 6, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Mitch Hurwitz

Oct 5, 2010

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

Oct 4, 2010

The Face of Facebook

Oct 1, 2010

Other Products Being Launched by Celebrities

But not into space. That's a whole other deal.

Greg Giraldo on Failure

Sep 30, 2010

Greg Giraldo: Remembering the Great Insult Comedian

State of the 'Stache: An Interview with Mustache Chairman Aaron Perlut

This Is a News Website Article About a Scientific Paper

Sep 24, 2010

Signs That the Documentary You're Watching Might Not Be Legitimate

It's a fine line between film and flim-flam.

Sep 23, 2010

The Week 'There's Nothing Good On' Died: Premiere Week, September 2010

America's One-Child Policy

Sep 22, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: August-September 2009

From Kanye West to swine flu to the Chevy Volt (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Sep 21, 2010

The Top Ten Shows of the 2009-2010 TV Season

If you don't watch these shows, you're bad and wrong.

The PC Term is "Hymenally Challenged": Teen Movies And You

Sep 20, 2010

They Had Great Character

Sep 17, 2010

Rejected Pilots for the New Fall TV Season

Unfortunately, Outsourced wasn't one of them.

Jameson's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

If you can stand it, another pasty white nerd will celebrate 30 Rock, Louie, and Modern Family. (Also, I proudly present the only list in which cable shows outweigh the networks!)

Why We Relate to Louis C.K.

Sep 16, 2010

Mike's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

Finally, a list that salutes the triumph of Becker reruns and live-to-tape coverage of professional bowling!

Celebrities Discover the Downside of Twitter

Sep 15, 2010

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-10 Season

Filled with apologies, self-aggrandizement, confessions, putting myself down, and a surprise ending. It's like a TV show all by itself!

Sep 14, 2010

Tenessa's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

If you've been waiting for somebody to compare Modern Family to The Sopranos, you're in luck!

Monster House Writer Dan Harmon Responds to Terrified 7-Year-Old, Slams Spielberg

Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind @BPGlobalPR

Sep 13, 2010

Joe's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

Now that the 2010-2011 TV season is about to start, we figured we'd better get started on last season's Top Ten lists! Tune in throughout the week for more lists from the whole PoopReading.com crew; I know you will!

Sep 9, 2010

Fans' Guide to NFL Labor Battle

Unanswerable Prayers

Sep 8, 2010

A Niche of the Unreal in a World of Credulity

Sep 7, 2010

Rebel with a Clue

Sep 2, 2010

6 Movie Heroes Who Actually Made Things Worse

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Aug 31, 2010

Why Randy Quaid Is Better Than The Indianapolis Colts: An Analysis

Aug 25, 2010

Party of Six

Aug 24, 2010

The X Factor, Part 1

Aug 23, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Aubrey Plaza

Aug 19, 2010

The 100 Greatest Sports Movie Quotes

Aug 18, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Chris Parnell

Did Star Wars Become a Toy Story? Producer Gary Kurtz Looks Back

Aug 17, 2010

The Comedian's Comedian's Comedian

The Franchise

Aug 12, 2010

Don't Worry: The Romantic Comedy Is Not Dead At The Hands Of Gerard Butler

Outraged Moms, Trashy Daughters

Aug 11, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Adam McKay

Aug 10, 2010

Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty

Resistance Forms Against Hollywood's 3D Push

Aug 9, 2010

Oakland Goes Hollywood with Brad Pitt's Moneyball Production

Aug 5, 2010

Review: That's Kick-Ass Entertainment

Review: Kick-Ass

Aug 4, 2010

12 Star-Powered College Roommates

Kevin Kline on The Extra Man and How to Pee in Public in New York City

Aug 3, 2010

Dude, Where's Your Car?

Aug 2, 2010

The Age of Laura Linney

Jul 30, 2010

Now That You Mention It, Rock Hudson Did Seem Gay

The Dark Flaw in 3D's Bright Future

Jul 28, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: June-July 2009

From Sarah Palin to rejected Jeopardy! categories to the Congressional health care bill (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Louis C.K. Stares at the Void

Jul 27, 2010

I Was with Coco

Canned Laughter

Jul 24, 2010

Reasons Mel Gibson Is So Angry

Oh like you've never been caught delivering a series of screaming, profanity-laced tirades on the phone to the Russian singer-songwriter who bore your child.

Jul 23, 2010

5 Classic Movie Moments That Weren’t in the Script

Jul 22, 2010

"Firefly" Rewind - Episode 6: "Our Miss Reynolds"

5 World Changing Decisions (Made For Ridiculous Reasons)

Jul 21, 2010

Bill Murray Is Ready to See You Now

Jul 16, 2010

Some Thoughts on the Real World, By One Who Glimpsed It and Fled

Penn and Teller interview

Jul 15, 2010

The "Thriller" Diaries

Joss Whedon: His Best TV Episodes Ever

Jul 14, 2010

The New Next Steven Spielberg

Jul 13, 2010

TV's Crowning Moment of Awesome

The Fletch-Caddyshack Comedy Axis

Jul 12, 2010

End of the Road?

Jul 8, 2010

Giving the Crowd What It May Not Crave

Jul 7, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. on the Importance of Acting Like an Asshole

Nighthawks State of Mind

Jul 5, 2010

Bill Murray: The Curious Case of Hollywood's White Whale

Jul 2, 2010

Nobody's watching: The strange genius of the fourth season of 'Til Death

Jul 1, 2010

The Openness Elixir

Jun 29, 2010

Surely It's 30 (Don't Call Me Shirley!)

Jun 24, 2010

Time To Start Believing, U.S. Fans

Jun 23, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Robert Smigel

Jun 22, 2010

"Somewhere a Dog Barked"

Copyright: The Elephant in the Middle of the Glee Club

Jun 21, 2010

American Idiot

Jun 18, 2010

Other Uses for the Vuvuzela

Why should soccer fans be the only ones to enjoy teeth-grinding aggravation and temporary hearing loss?

Jun 17, 2010

The Day Moneyball Died

Jun 16, 2010

The Ten Best Films Based on TV Shows

Jun 15, 2010

Why Americans Just Won't Buy Into Soccer

Like with most things, I'm naturally inclined to blame Clinton and hippies. But in this instance, try as I might, I couldn't find a way to blame Clinton.

Jun 10, 2010

"Last Comic Standing" - Los Angeles Auditions

"Friday Night Lights:" An Emmy-Worthy Episode

Jun 8, 2010

Bill Hicks: the man who said the unsayable

How Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Is Crowdsourcing Done Right

Jun 7, 2010

Andy Kindler: Judge ye and also judge yourself

Jun 4, 2010

Surprises Found in Mark Twain's Forthcoming Autobiography

Why couldn't Miley Cyrus have waited 100 years to publish her autobiography?

A Review of Sex and the City 2 by Someone Who Doesn't Know Anything About It

Jun 3, 2010

Not Dead Yet

Jun 2, 2010

Angry Boss

May 28, 2010

Ways to Fill the Void During the Summer TV Hiatus

Which is not to be confused with Ways to Kill the Noid Using a Plumber's PVC Apparatus.

Entertainment A-List No. 9: Lorne Michaels

May 27, 2010

Jedi Knight of Hoops

May 25, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Will Forte

May 24, 2010

Law & Order School of Drama

May 21, 2010

Surprises Found in the Final Episode of Lost

Come on, why would they give us anything other than more of the lucid, straightforward, plain-spoken storytelling we've come to enjoy over the years?

Talking Shit

May 20, 2010

CBS Is Trying To Kill "Community"

Searching For Jesus In the Gospels

May 19, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: April-May 2009

From Somali pirates to the new Star Trek movie to Obama's first 100 days in office (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Be Funny, Biting, Sweet, Ironic, and Just This Short of Sappy

May 17, 2010

Lowe-Down on Parks & Rec – Suits Wanted Eye Candy

Tuned In: Parks and Recreation

May 14, 2010

Facebook's Gone Rogue

May 13, 2010

The Peekaboo Paradox

May 12, 2010

My Favorite Actor

May 11, 2010

Get Rid of Internet Memes

May 7, 2010

After dark, the dirty work at Disneyland begins

Toy Story 3 director Unkrich earns spotlight

May 6, 2010

If I Didn't Want It, I Wouldn't Have Let "You" Take The Car

May 5, 2010

The Best Show On TV

I suspect that "Friday Night Lights" will hold this title until it goes off the air for good. There's really nothing "Modern Family" or anybody else can do, which is a bit of a shame, but "Friday Night Lights" is just so damn good.

Why I Hate 3-D (and You Should Too)

May 4, 2010

Leno at the White House Correspondents' Dinner: He's No Obama

Disney Uses Cliffhanger to Market Toy Story 3

May 3, 2010

Scott Adsit Talks 30 Rock, Improvisation, and Alec Baldwin's Big Ideas

Apr 30, 2010

Gareth Thomas... The Only Openly Gay Male Athlete

Apr 28, 2010

Random Roles: David Koechner

Private, First Class

Apr 27, 2010

The Betty White Meme: When The Internet Stopped Making Sense

Apr 23, 2010

The Runaway Genius

A Pledge to Conan From the Fans Who Got Him Into This Mess

Apr 21, 2010

Tina Fey: "You have to be totally willing to look goofy or unattractive"

Random Roles: Adam Scott

Apr 20, 2010

Successes (and Some Growing Pains) at Hulu

Apr 19, 2010

What Do TV Directors Do?

Apr 16, 2010

The Tea Leaves of Sports Talk: Finding Meaning in Random Sequences

Tommy Westphall's Mind - A Multiverse Explored

Apr 15, 2010

What David Foster Wallace Circled in His Dictionary

Why Conan's TBS Announcement Left Team Coco Feeling Vaguely Unsatisfied

Apr 14, 2010

Animal Magnetism

Apr 13, 2010

Worn-out Welcomes

Apr 12, 2010

How Good Was the Springfield Power Plant Team?

Apr 9, 2010

The Early Betty White 1947-1973

Apr 6, 2010

Holland Taylor: A Class Act's Next Tough Dame

Apr 2, 2010

Instant Relics

Apr 1, 2010

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

A Shakespeare Scholar Takes On a "Taboo" Subject

Mar 31, 2010

Hey, aren’t you…?: 15 actors’ winking nods to past characters

Mar 30, 2010

I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry!

Mar 29, 2010

How Adam Carolla Became a Podcast Superstar

Mar 26, 2010

Out of the West

David Mamet's Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit

Heaven offers a 'happy" answer to life's questions

Mar 25, 2010

Fast Food That Won the West

Mar 24, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: February-March 2009

From March Madness to unwanted Barbie dolls to Christian Bale's profane tirade (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

Making bureaucracy work: How NBC's Parks and Recreation overcame bad buzz

10 Stars Who Started on Sesame Street

Mar 23, 2010

Joshua Malina talks 'Backwash'

Conan O'Brien: Coming soon to daytime TV?

Mar 19, 2010

The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

Mar 18, 2010

Stages of NCAA Tourney Bracket Grief

In Teen Music Choices, Anxiety Rules

Mar 17, 2010

The Ten Summer 2010 Movies We're Most Excited to See

Mar 16, 2010

How Tom Hanks Became America's Historian in Chief

Hollywood Has Reached a New Low (And It Is Awesome)

Categories for the Meta Awards

Mar 12, 2010

Movie Draft: Second Thought

If you thought you'd seen everything Woody Harrelson would do with a dead person, you were wrong.

Disgusting Lyric of the Day

Mar 11, 2010

Movie Draft: Rule #3

Imagine Ocean's 12 meets Son of Oklahoma, only way shittier.

The Shusher and the Shushed: Why It Matters When You Talk During Movies

Mar 10, 2010

Movie Draft: Once Upon a Time

Moviegoers who see Once Upon a Time are not likely to live happily ever after.

Were These the Most Boring Oscars Ever? We Have Mathematical Proof

Mar 9, 2010

Movie Draft: If You Knew Suzie...

Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman... how can you possibly go wrong?

Mar 8, 2010

Movie Draft: Man From Nowhere

The first of five reviews of the films from the 2010 Movie Draft gives us Christopher Plummer and Stanley Tucci fighting over railroads and Penelope Cruz's heart.

The Office’s Jenna Fischer on Tonight’s Baby Episode, and Why Pam Misses Her Old Desk

Mar 5, 2010

Oscar Picks 2010 (Jameson Edition)!

Pretty much the same list of predictions you can get anywhere else online, with a lot more crazed ranting about the meaninglessness of it all.

Popcorn: Cinema's Worst Enemy

Mar 4, 2010

Oscar Picks 2010!

I haven't seen any of the movies, which means my judgment will not – cannot! – be clouded. This is my year.

Out of the West: Clint Eastwood's Shifting Landscape

Mar 3, 2010

2010 Movie Draft

We did this last year and you shit your pants from its awesomeness. All we can say is, we hope you bought at least two new pairs of pants this year.

All in the Modern Family

Mar 2, 2010

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2004

Brandon wants to shoot DVDs into space. Mike wants to shave Morgan Spurlock. Joe threatens to punch Jameson in the face. Jameson threatens to burn down the Internet. But in the end, the love is just too strong...

Mar 1, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Picture

We conclude our look at the most overlooked by taking a look at Best Picture. Also, be sure to check back with us every day this week... we're about to go Oscar nuts at PoopReading.com!

Roger Ebert's Last Words, con't

Feb 26, 2010

John Ratzenberger: Pixar perfect

Has Disney Gone Mad?

Feb 25, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Director

After this comes the big dog: Marmaduke! No, I mean... Best Picture!

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction (Part One)

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction (Part Two)

Feb 24, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Alison Brie

Feb 23, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Actor

Just two more to go after this one: Best Director and Best Picture. I don't know about you... but I'm going to miss the Snubbies when they're gone.

Coloring the Kingdom

Feb 22, 2010

A Wild Conversation with Tracy Morgan

Feb 19, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Actress

We finish out the week – but not the Snubbies, so don't worry – with Best Actress. More to come, so join us again on Monday. Or Tuesday. No later than Tuesday.

Ricky Gervais Reveals All About Office Babies Spin-Off: "It's Definitely Happening"

The 5 Worst Decisions Ever Made by TV Executives (Twice)

Feb 18, 2010

Beware: Here Comes an 'Inglourious' Upset at the Oscars

Dowdy Image Swept Away as Curling Celebrates the Rock of All Ages

Feb 17, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Supporting Actor

We continue our week-long righting of the past decade's Oscar wrongs.

Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

Feb 16, 2010

The Snubbies: Best Supporting Actress

The Oscars may not be able to get it right, but by God, we will. Join us all week for the Snubbies!

The Olympics Sap-o-Meter

How does Facebook make overt self obsession OK?

Feb 15, 2010

The Curse of Fletch

Feb 12, 2010

A Calculus of Writing, Applied to a Classic

Feb 11, 2010

Obama's "Stupid" Jab at Vegas

Feb 10, 2010

Oscar Duel: Is Quentin Tarantino a Great Director?

A.V. Club Interview: Aziz Ansari

Feb 8, 2010

Claire Danes Does Her Homework for HBO's Temple Grandin

Feb 5, 2010

Academy under lockdown to keep Oscar nominees Secret

Feb 3, 2010

Electric Company

Feb 2, 2010

Groundhog Day

Interview: Berkeley Breathed

Feb 1, 2010

Jim Gaffigan Talks Domino's, Law & Order, and Having the Gall to Accept Serious Acting Roles

Jan 29, 2010

How Movies Activate Your Neural G-Spot

Jan 28, 2010

The Chin Abides

Jan 27, 2010

The End Is Near

The Fall of Harrison Ford

Jan 25, 2010

Why The Office Clip Show Was So Jarring

Norma Rae

Jan 21, 2010

Secret Rituals of "American Idol" Exposed

O'Brien Flops

Jan 20, 2010

Out of the Picture


How Team Coco Channels Our Great Recession Anger

Jan 18, 2010

Why Some Comics Aren't Laughing at Jay Leno

Jan 15, 2010

Other Rejected Solutions to NBC's Late Night Problem

Which was caused by the solution to their prime time problem, which was caused by the original solution to their late night problem. Proud as a Peacock, indeed!

Better Late Than Never? The State

Jan 14, 2010

10 Reasons This Was TV's Decade

Jan 13, 2010

Best of Baron von Funny: December 2008-January 2009

From Rod Blagojevich to unpopular holiday stories to the auto bailout (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

There's No Telling What Will Come Out of Ricky Gervais' Mouth

The Spectacular Failure of Alec Baldwin

Jan 12, 2010

Conan Calls It Quits

Advice For Conan From The Late Shift

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

Jan 11, 2010

Now New Orleans is His Focus

Jan 8, 2010

Memorable Moments from 2009 That May Not Have Actually Happened

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to make a bunch of shit up.

A World of Hits

Jan 7, 2010

The (Too) Many Loves of Warren Beatty

Hitting Bottom

Jan 6, 2010

When Lit Blew Into Bits

Jan 5, 2010

Avatar vs. Up in the Air: The Most Symbolic Oscar Race Since Forrest Gump vs. Pulp Fiction

Jan 4, 2010

Boy Wonder

Should We Just Boycott the Movies in January?

Dec 30, 2009

Steve Martin is a Wild and Busy Guy

Dec 29, 2009

The Physics of Space Battles

Dec 24, 2009

A Visit From St. Nicholas

Dec 22, 2009

Keep the Meme Alive

Dec 21, 2009

"Dexter" Exclusive: Michael C. Hall Talks About Season 4's Killer Finale

Dec 18, 2009

Surprises Found in the New Avatar Movie

Who knew that a film set 150 years in the future on a fictional planet located several light years away from Earth would have surprises?

Seriously Funny People

Primer: Steven Spielberg

Pixar guru John Lasseter makes his presence felt on Disney toy aisles

Dec 17, 2009

The Noughties: A Fond(ish) Farewell

Never Listen To Celine? Radio Meter Begs To Differ

Dec 16, 2009

Is It Time for The Simpsons to G'oh?

Scott Adsit on the State of Sitcoms and Why New York Fears The Second City

Sitcom of the Year: Parks and Recreation

Dec 15, 2009

A Star, a Soap, and the Meaning of Art

Dec 11, 2009

2009: The Year in Band Names

Dec 10, 2009

Chaos In Tigerland: A Deadspin Investigation Into The Sexual Habits Of Pro Athletes

Dec 9, 2009

Colbert, Fey, and Carell: Comedy's Power Players

Man of Extremes

Dec 8, 2009

When TV Became Art

The Death of Method Acting

All That

Dec 7, 2009

The Best Films of the '00s

Trendy Baby Names a Sign of Group Think?

Dec 4, 2009

Additional Accusations Being Made Against Tiger Woods

Looks like somebody's sliced one deep into the rough.

Dec 3, 2009

You Really Should Be Watching Parks and Recreation

Dec 1, 2009

The Puzzle of Boys

Nov 30, 2009

"(Best) Film Ever!!!"

The Best Books of the '00s

Nov 25, 2009

I'm a Culture Critic... Get Me Out Of Here!

Covering Teen Wolf: One Coach's Guide

Nov 18, 2009

Best of Baron von Funny: October-November 2008

From the presidential election to the explosion of the iPhone to the futility of the Detroit Lions (and more!), enjoy some of our favorite jokes from one year ago.

They Made a Part Two to What? - The Ten Worst Unexpected Sequels of All Time

Nov 17, 2009

Unheavenly Host

The Death Of Mistakes Means The Death Of Rock

Nov 16, 2009

In Memory of David Lloyd

The Best TV Series of the '00s

Nov 13, 2009

Hulk Hogan Complaints About Returning to Wrestling at Age 56

Remember kids: say your prayers, eat your vitamins, and for the love of all that is holy, will you please turn down that music?!?

Nov 12, 2009

Edit This Page

Nov 11, 2009

Robert Downey Jr.: The Second Greatest Actor in the World

The Best One-Season Wonders of the '00s

Nov 9, 2009

Up Director Pete Doctor on His Next Project and Why Pixar Movies Always End With Chase Scenes

Nov 6, 2009

Ways That Nicolas Cage Wasted Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Oh, like you've never spent outrageous sums of money to buy multiple European castles.

Half the Battle

Deconstructing the Nicolas Cage apocalypse movie Knowing. Now that we have an inkling why he made it, why the hell was it ever America's #1 movie?

Jared Hess mines his childhood for quirky new 'Gentlemen Broncos'

Nov 5, 2009

Tina Fey's 10 Favorite 30 Rock Moments

An SNL Digital Short

Nov 4, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: Chris Pratt

Nov 3, 2009

Collecting Headlines Funnier Than This

Nov 2, 2009

The Devil in David Letterman

Oct 30, 2009

Ricky Gervais: Perfectly crazy choice to host Golden Globes

Oct 29, 2009

Let Us Now Praise... the Cliché

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

We'll Show You Who's Funny

Oct 28, 2009

The End Game of Bobby Fischer

Peter Berg and Kyle Chandler on the Restructuring of "Friday Night Lights"

Letterman and Me

Oct 26, 2009

Carrie Fisher's Crowning Moment

Oct 23, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: John Cleese

Oct 22, 2009

What Poker Can Teach Us

"Eating the Dinosaur": Football

Oct 21, 2009

How Dan Harmon Went From Doing ComedySportz in Milwaukee to Creating NBC's Community

Oct 20, 2009

Ribald Retro Case File #146: Down With Love

5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan

Oct 19, 2009

In Praise of the Crack-Up

A.V. Club Interview: Joel and Ethan Coen

Oct 16, 2009

Monty Python Documentary Is Comedy Catnip

Oct 15, 2009

Marge Simpson graces Playboy cover

Tina Fey Rocks!

Oct 13, 2009

The Very Grouchy Daddy

Does Baseball Need Umpires?

Oct 12, 2009

Who Wants To Be a Billionaire?

Obama Becomes Japan's English Teacher

Know Your Coens: A Serious Quiz

Oct 9, 2009

Titles For a Fourth Jason Bourne Movie That Will Keep the Franchise in Alphabetical Order

Because nobody wants to be like those philistines who run the Batman movies.

Oct 8, 2009

My Conversations With a Gay Pro Athlete

Writing the Book On the "F" Word

Taking the Pill For Past 40 Years "Has Put Women Off Masculine Men"

Oct 7, 2009

The Fall and Rise of Dave Letterman

Oct 6, 2009

Leno at the Bat

Oct 5, 2009

Welcome to the NFL Power Poll

Oct 2, 2009

Letterman admits affairs after report of blackmail

Oct 1, 2009

Roman Polanski: What If He Were "Father Polanski"?

Lakeview Terrace

Sep 30, 2009

Woody Harrelson: The Anti-Antihero

Community: Chevy Chase Is on Fire

Scenic Routes: Barton Fink

Sep 29, 2009

Turning to Tie-Ins, Lego Thinks Beyond the Brick

The Conflicted Existence of a Female Porn Writer

Sep 28, 2009

A Self-Loathing Comic Changes His Act

Sep 25, 2009

Additional Ernie Anastos Catchphrases

May we all keep fucking that chicken.

Is the Internet Melting Our Brains?

Game Brain

Sep 24, 2009

"Friday Night Lights": Why Aren't You Watching the Best Show on Television?

Sep 23, 2009

Chevy Chase on Community

Behind the Glass Teat: 14 Worthwhile Shows About Television

Sep 22, 2009

Box office boffo for brainiacs: The Netflix Prize

Ricky Gervais' honest 'invention'

Sep 21, 2009

Why Patrick Swayze Was the Second Best Movie Star Ever

Fall TV Preview 2009

Sep 18, 2009

Other Interjections Kanye West Can No Longer Keep to Himself

Free your mind, and your mouth will follow.

Sep 17, 2009

Bill Hicks's Principles Of Comedy

5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed)

Sep 16, 2009

Comic Relief

The Not Ready for Primetime Player

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Sep 15, 2009

Shane Acker stretches animation with  9

Sep 14, 2009

What If Kanye West Is Retarded?

Who Are You Calling Genius?

Sep 11, 2009

Surprises Planned for the New Season of Survivor

Besides the surprise that there's yet another season of Survivor.

Bringing "Where the Wild Things Are" to the Screen

NBC putting Leno in awkward spot

Sep 10, 2009

The Best Show On TV

It's "Glee." It'll be "Glee" for a while.

Writing Is Easy!

Sep 9, 2009

Comedy Isn't Funny

Stephen Colbert on Deconstructing the News, Religion, and the Colbert Nation

Sep 8, 2009

Reunited and It Feels So... Yada Yada Yada

Sep 4, 2009

Vintage Vegas, Part II

Has 3-D already failed?

The Beatles: Rock Band Easter Eggs

Sep 3, 2009

You're Never Too Old For Vegas

A Long Wait Stirs Enthusiasm For Fox Show "Glee"

The Sports World Without the Internet?

Sep 2, 2009

The Quick 10: 10 Secret Menu Items

After Years at Work, Jason Bateman Proves He Belongs

Sep 1, 2009

Paul is dead

Aug 31, 2009

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Aug 28, 2009

The Best Television Shows of the 2008-2009 Season

In which all four of our Ten Best lists are factored in, and we tell you, once and for all, what the best shows really are.

Pop Culture's Retarded Future: Stuff They're Actually Making

Cormac McCarthy's Mr. Belvedere

Aug 27, 2009

Mike's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-2009 Season

Time to lay the hammer down, bitches!

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess

Aug 26, 2009

Jameson's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-09 Season

You've read the top ten lists that make no mention of Psych – now read the one that mentions it constantly!

A.V. Club Interview: Patton Oswalt

Aug 25, 2009

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-09 Season

Heavy on comedy, light on drama, and devoid of all reality. Shows! Reality shows was what I was... sigh.

Aug 24, 2009

Joe's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-2009 Season

Which shows will make the list? Who will be Number 1? Will your favorite show make the cut? Brett Favre! [okay, Brett Favre doesn't actually have anything to do with this, but I just wouldn't feel right not including him somewhere]

Mila Kunis is Funny, Fearless, and a Total Babe

Aug 21, 2009

What Happened to Comedy?

The Daily Death

Aug 20, 2009

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Is About What Could Have Happened

Yale Surrenders

Aug 19, 2009

"Now I'm Bored and Old": 27 Deliberately Confounding Follow-Ups to Popular Successes

Aug 18, 2009

Christina Hendricks Isn't All That Fussy

Aug 17, 2009

Heaven's Database

A.V. Club Interview: Ken Jeong

Aug 14, 2009

That Amy Adams Touch

Aug 13, 2009

Face Of the NFL Is Gone: An Ode To the Single-Bar

Aug 12, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: David Wain

A.V. Club Interview: Jon Hamm

Aug 11, 2009

The Iron Giant, A Decade Later

Sincerely, John Hughes

FX likes Louis C.K.

Aug 10, 2009

John Hughes

The Women Behind Mad Men

Aug 7, 2009

Real Reasons Paula Abdul Left American Idol

She needs a reason?

Jay Leno Show format revealed

Aug 6, 2009

Louis CK Is the Best Stand-Up Comic of His Generation

If Barack Obama is Spock, Sarah Palin is Kirk

Aug 5, 2009

The Courthouse Ring

A Show Within a Show

Aug 4, 2009

Is the Judd Apatow moment over?

Paramount Pictures waves the flag for G.I. Joe

Aug 3, 2009

Held Hostage in North Korea

The 10 Funniest People Working in Film Today

Jul 30, 2009

Clara Turley's Bible Challenge

When Novelists Sober Up

Jul 29, 2009

The "President" Has Some Explaining To Do

Other than the mountains of irrefutable evidence that Barack Obama is a natural born United States citizen, what evidence do we actually have that Barack Obama is a natural born United States citizen? One patriot dares to ask the tough questions...

Apatow on how to learn nothing from a near-death experience

Whatever Happened to My Girl's Anna Chlumsky?

Jul 28, 2009

The Other 5 Best Picture Nominees: What if the Academy Had Instituted the New 10 Nominee Rule in 2000?

Pandora's Back

Jul 27, 2009

A "Band-Aid" For the NBA Offseason, Part One

Jeff Daniels: Standing Next to the A-List

Jul 24, 2009

Gluttons for Punishment Are Balm for ABC

Armando Iannucci

Katherine Heigl is not going to let you see her breasts, ever

Jul 23, 2009

Videogame Companies Move Onto Hollywood's Turf

CBS Censors a Racist Rant

XXXL: Why Are We So Fat?

Jul 22, 2009

30 Reasons Why 30 Rock Rocks

Jul 21, 2009

Restoring lustre to prestige titles

Jul 20, 2009

7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

Jason Bateman's Arrested Development: Not All Former Child Stars Are Felons

Jul 17, 2009

Rejected Harry Potter Book Titles

Sometimes the road to success includes a few wrong turns.

Jul 16, 2009

As American As... Cricket

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Jul 15, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter

Steve Martin Defends His Pink Panther Sequel

Jul 14, 2009

Michael and Michael Have Issues With The State

Jul 13, 2009

The 25 Funniest People in America

More Than Just a Celebration Of a Network

Jul 10, 2009

Jonathan Katz, A.K.A. The Doctor

Jul 9, 2009

7(ish) Things I've Always Wondered About Back to the Future

Syfy: Not Your Father's Sci-Fi

Jul 8, 2009

Torture-Free But Still a Rock Star

The Best Movie Sequels of the Year from 1989 to 2009

Jul 7, 2009

Best Weekend Never

Jul 3, 2009

Knives Out for Michael Mann

Jul 2, 2009

Death of an Innocent

Harold Ramis Gets the Last Laugh

Jul 1, 2009

Ten Best Picture Nominees? Sure! Why Not?

The Oscars just changed the rules so that ten movies will be nominated for Best Picture instead of five. But which movies might have been nominated if they'd changed that rule five years ago?

Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane Interviewed!

Jun 30, 2009

10 friggin' nominees

Jun 29, 2009

Let's Burst the Bubble

Taking Humor Seriously: George Meyer, the Funniest Man Behind the Funniest Show on TV

Jun 26, 2009

Other Proposed Changes to the 2010 Oscars

That is, besides just making it longer and more self-congratulatory.

The Tragic End of Michael Jackson

Spinal Tap isn't tapped out yet

$1 Million Netflix Prize So Close, They Can Taste It

Jun 25, 2009

John Grisham Marks 20th Anniversary of "A Time To Kill"

Jun 24, 2009

Interview with Professor Michael Showalter, Part One

Get a Life, Holden Caulfield

Jun 22, 2009

Playboy Interview: Alec Baldwin

Michael Cera: What I've Learned

Jun 19, 2009

Other Things Sarah Palin Is Now Demanding an Apology For

Up to, but not yet including, this list.

Land of Lost Movies

Jun 18, 2009

My Failed Attempt To Return A Broken "Comfort Wipe"

Jun 17, 2009

Tina Fey: Let's Face It, She Rocks

Tom Brokaw Pre-Tapes

Jun 16, 2009

Palin Can't Outsmart Letterman

TV Dinners

Jun 15, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: William Sanderson

Norm Macdonald Talks Stand-Up, Teases FX "Reality" Show

Jun 12, 2009

Rejected Jeopardy! Categories

Yet somehow "Potent Potables" still gets a free pass.

With Apologies to the Palins

David Letterman isn't the only one who has some explaining to do.

Studying the Finals

The Making of Zach Galifianakis

Jun 11, 2009

Achtung, Baby!

The Early Jobs of 13 Political Icons

Why 2009 Is Shaping Up As the Year of No Stars

Jun 10, 2009

30 Rock Is a Rip-Off of The Muppet Show!

Steve Martin and His Passion, The Banjo

A Note From Stephen Colbert

Jun 9, 2009

What The Fuck Happened to TV?

Most Bizarre Series Finales of All Time

Jun 8, 2009

The PoopReading.com Baseball Movie Draft

Really, not to toot our own horn here, but if you like baseball, and you like movies, then I don't know why on earth you wouldn't want to read this.

Sly Stallone Pudding & 7 More Unique Celebrity Products

An Extremely Awkward Encounter With Larry David

Jun 5, 2009

Less Prestigious 300 Clubs

Sometimes membership does not have its privileges.

The Hitler Meme

Jun 4, 2009

Call Malcolm Gladwell, I'm a Weight Gain Outlier

Viewing a TV Death In Four Acts

Jun 3, 2009

The 12 Most Underappreciated Films of My Lifetime

My take on a column idea that originated more than a year ago. I am nothing if not timely.

My Year of Flops Case File #59: Pennies From Heaven

Crazy Talk

Jun 2, 2009

The Birth of "God kills a kitten"

Jun 1, 2009

The Ten Biggest Non-Sports Upsets of the Last 25 (or so) Years, Part II

Let's finish what we started, shall we?

Dear Pixar, From All The Girls With Band-Aids On Their Knees

The New Cult Canon: Team America: World Police

May 29, 2009

Additional Details About Dos Equis's Most Interesting Man in the World

He's far more fascinating than Heineken's Most Drunkenly Incapacitated Dude in a Wendy's.

Great sports any way you spell it

May 28, 2009

Conan's "Tonight Show"

27 Observations About the Goddamn KFC Line I'm In

May 27, 2009

2009 Upfronts Quiz

Can you guess which shows the TV networks just announced for the fall season? The answers may be more ridiculous than you think.

The Show That Counts

Heeeere's... Conan!!!

May 26, 2009

Crash, bang, wallop, what a picture

The Most Interesting Man in the World

Rules for Time Travelers

May 25, 2009

Another Side of Kerouac: The Dharma Bum as Sports Nut

May 22, 2009

The Ten Biggest Non-Sports Upsets of the Last 25 (or so) Years, Part I

Jesse "The Body" Ventura over real gubernatorial candidates, "American Idol's" Kris Allen over everyone else, VHS over Beta, and more...

2008 NFL Movie Character Mock Draft

Carlos Mencia's Twitter: 25 Posts Too Unfunny To Be Stolen

High Times

And they call it Buffy love

May 21, 2009

Question: Who's the Longest-Running Fictional Character Ever?

Every Chore's An Adventure When You "Muppet Baby" That Shit

May 20, 2009

Pooping My Pants With "Glee"

Don't get hung up on the title of this piece; it's something of an in-joke between me and PoopReading.com contributor Jameson Simmons, from back before this website was even a gleam in anyone's eye. The piece itself is about "Glee," the TV show.

A.V. Club Interview: Charles Grodin

May 19, 2009

For some late-night hosts, the laughs come cheap

Why Me?

The Next Dimension: Does 3D Really Work?

May 18, 2009

Does Bringing Back "Chuck" Mean A New Network Model?

The New Cult Canon: The Big Lebowski

Why "Dollhouse" Struggles and "Fringe" Soars

Don't Listen To Jenny McCarthy

May 15, 2009

NYT Blows It On Pixar, The Safest Bet In Hollywood

May 14, 2009

Gladwell-Simmons II: Ultimate Rematch

Gladwell-Simmons II: Part 2

Gladwell-Simmons II: Part 3

May 13, 2009

The Unshine Boys

Moneyball the Movie: Ex-Players, Coaches Taking a Hack at Acting

May 12, 2009

Home Is Still Where My Eyes Are

Why Dollhouse Really Is Joss Whedon's Greatest Work

Critiquing the Science in Star Trek

May 11, 2009

Dana Gould

I Want to GOP to There

May 8, 2009

Surprises Found in the New Star Trek Movie

Because if there's one thing rabid fan bases love, it's unexpected changes to their beloved franchise.

The Weekly Log, 5/8/09

Lots of stuff to cover this week, folks. We've got sports, we've got TV; well... mostly just sports and a little bit of TV.

The Man Who Fell to Moon

Regarding The Jonas Brothers

May 7, 2009

My Lifetime Passes

A link that our own Brandon Kruse put up earlier in the week inspired me to think about who has earned my "lifetime pass." Kevin, Joss, Sarah and Norm: thanks for all the good work.

Judd Apatow on Ghostbusters Rumors, Dinner with Diddy, and the Joke He Cut from Year One

May 6, 2009

Can Chevy Chase Save NBC?

May 4, 2009

Who Gets a Lifetime Pass?

Ten Years After Lebowski, the Real Dude Still Abides

May 1, 2009

Allow Me to Retort

Joe and I don't always agree – as Isaac (Robert Guillaume) said on Sports Night, if you're smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you. Last Friday was like Isaac Day here at Poop Reading.

The Weekly Log, 5/1/09

My descent into Facebook madness continues unabated...

Apr 30, 2009

Car Wreck

Apr 29, 2009

David Wain: "I'm Going to Battle Centurions in Central Park"

Apr 28, 2009

TMQ Breaks Down the NFL Draft

Computer Program To Take On "Jeopardy!"

Apr 27, 2009

Michael McKean Explains Spinal Tap Songs

Apr 24, 2009

Other Controversial, Inappropriate, or Otherwise Odd Remarks Made By Miss USA Pageant Contestants

America's sweethearts say the darndest things.

The Weekly Log, 4/24/09

Gay marriage, Kent Hrbek, and "Chuck."

(this blurb should not be taken to mean that Kent Hrbek is getting gay married to a guy named Chuck. I mean, I haven't specifically heard that he isn't, but, in this particular case, I think we can take the absence of any evidence that he is to mean that he is not)

Alice Oswalt vs. Jason Statham

Apr 23, 2009

Can "Chuck" Be Saved? Even Josh Schwartz Isn't Sure

"Have You Checked The Children?": 22 Awful Fictional Babysitters

Apr 22, 2009

Where Fan Mail Goes to Get Answered

Don't Joe Morgan the Moneyball Movie

Apr 21, 2009

The NFL Draft Must Be Mocked

The State DVD is On!

The Pac-Man Dossier

Apr 20, 2009

Starting with Logo, Lions on New Mission

Scott Adsit Talks With Starpulse About His Show 30 Rock

Do You Think Bandwidth Grows On Trees?

Apr 17, 2009

An Interview With Michael Schur

Apr 15, 2009

"The Real Spinal Tap"

Apr 13, 2009

Olympian Political Correctness

Happy Happy, Joy Joy Case File #134: Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy

Apr 10, 2009

Other Celebrities Who Will Be Joining the Obama Administration

It's not exactly a collection of the best and the brightest.

The Weekly Log, 4/10/09

I whine about an obscure baseball urban legend and recommend a show on DVD.

How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

Saved by the Bell Quote of the Day

"Fast" Cash

Apr 9, 2009

KROQ Scores With "April Foolishness"

Wauaugh! – Howard the Duck, George Lucas' Best Movie About a Talking Duck, Finally Arrives on DVD

Apr 8, 2009

The Top 51 TV Shows By State, Part Two

You never thought you'd see the day, but after four months it's finally here... I unveil the second of my multi-part series, in which we consider the top TV shows ever set in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia.

The A.V. Club Interview: Anna Faris

Make It Blockbuster's Last Night

Apr 7, 2009


When Ninjas Meet Golf, God Save Tiger Woods

Apr 6, 2009

Judah Friedlander Likes Hats

Ten Surprisingly Common Causes of Death In TV Hospitals

Apr 3, 2009

Andy Rooney Commentaries That Were Rejected By 60 Minutes

It's a fine line between cranky old humorist and becoming a real-life version of Grandpa Simpson.

The Weekly Log, 4/3/09

Thoughts on NASCAR (sort of), "Castle" (watch it), and Uncle Ned Packers Fan (I'll explain...)

Story Bored

3-D Movies Hurt Your Eyes

Apr 2, 2009

Are You Laughing Now?

Apr 1, 2009

The Nude House of Wacky People

Poehler's Opposites

Mar 31, 2009

What Happened to the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Mar 30, 2009

The Rise of the Likable Jerk

To The Giant Among Us

The Little Fellow Who Ruled The World

Mar 27, 2009

New NBC Slogans

Is "meh" a slogan, or more of a corporate statement of purpose?

The Weekly Log, 3/27/09

A sports team with stupid uniforms finally suffers real consequences; plus, trifling thoughts on "American Idol" and "Dollhouse."

Robert Downey, Jr.

Mar 26, 2009

Newspapers Are Dying, and Baseball Fans are Suffering

Mar 25, 2009

What Your Favorite Movies Were Almost Called

Script Notes From the VP of Programming Following the Inevitable Purchase of the Spice Network By GE/NBC Universal

Missing the Man Who Made Nicolas Cage a Star

Mar 24, 2009

Oh, Mother!

10 Simpsons episodes from the past 5 seasons that stand among the series' best

Mar 23, 2009

I Love You, Man

You Don't Need Stats to Know Greatness. Meryl Taught Me That.

Mar 20, 2009

Interview: Paul Rudd and Jason Segel

Herlihy Boy House-Sitting Service

Mar 19, 2009

Too Many Kiddie Cooks Spoil the Broth

My Year Of Flops, Norm MacDonald’s Film Career Died For Your Sins Case File #133: Dirty Work

Mar 18, 2009

Bracket Mania: Greatest Movie Lines of All Time

Ben Affleck: A Smart, Talented Man Trapped in Lindsay Lohan's Life

Mar 17, 2009

The Hot Seat: Jason Segel

Mock Web sites stretch TV gags

Growing Sentences with David Foster Wallace

Mar 16, 2009

Paul Rudd: Everybody's Buddy

"Watchmen" vs. "Incredibles": No Contest

Mar 13, 2009

Sex, anarchy and Russell Brand

Mar 11, 2009

Life After Gilmore Girls: Egg Salad, Adelaide, and All


Mar 10, 2009

The All-Time Baseball Movie Team

Some Post-Oscar Thoughts on Forecasting

Mar 9, 2009

Getting the Ax – It's Awesome

A.V. Club Interview: Nathan Fillion

Mar 6, 2009

The Weekly Log, 3/6/09

To welcome my second daughter into the world I've got some parenting tips; and for no reason in particular I've got a slight bone to pick with the movie In Bruges.

Mar 5, 2009

Phil's Favorite 100 Movies of All Time

The Internet Is Changing the Game For Celebrities

Mar 4, 2009

My Year Of Flops, Kicking A Man While He's Down Case File #132: The Love Guru

School of Rock

Mar 3, 2009

The Afterlife of Glamorous Things

Melting Pot of Melodrama Enthralls French Nightly

Mar 2, 2009

World War II Warning

Feb 27, 2009

How Baseball Ruined the Baseball Movie

Strikes and scandals haven't just hurt the game; they've hurt the moviegoing public.

Feb 26, 2009

The Voice of Tony Siragusa

Family commitments have kept me from writing anything new the last day or two, but I figured I'd put up this oldie but goodie. Not to be immodest, but it might be my favorite thing I've ever written.

Will Hollywood wipe the smile off Ricky Gervais's face?

Feb 25, 2009

Second Coming

Why the Music Industry Hates Guitar Hero

Feb 24, 2009

The End of a Particularly Funny and Interesting Era

I loved, loved, loved "The Adam Carolla Show." And now it's gone.

Mindfuck Movies

Money Made Him Do It

Feb 23, 2009

Oscar Oscar

Tina Fey and the Success of 30 Rock

10 Worst Post-Oscar Career Choices

Feb 20, 2009

Better Ways to End Long Speeches at the Oscars

Because we'd like to free up time for more awkward, stilted banter between presenters.

Oscar Picks 2009 (Jameson Edition)!

If you read Joe's Oscar picks and thought to yourself, "These are entertaining and insightful, but I prefer fewer laughs and more spittle-spewing rants," then you are in luck, my friends!

Oscar Picks 2009!

My Oscars picks column comes to PoopReading.com... and the world will never be the same. Okay, fine; it will. Just go ahead and read this in any case, okay?

Don't Worry About Conan

Feb 19, 2009

Movie Draft: Son of Oklahoma

The fourth of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft gives a taste of rural politics, steamy sexual intrigue, and family secrets with Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, and who else but Angelina Jolie?

Movie Draft: Out of Order

The third of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft showcases the comedic talents of Richard Jenkins, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as Melissa Leo looks on (hey, somebody's got to play the straight man).

Daniel's Final Predictions

New Cult Canon: Eyes Wide Shut

Feb 18, 2009

Movie Draft: Americano

The second of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft finds Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Mickey Rourke in a thriller set in the hot, steamy jungles of Central and South America.

Movie Draft: Fly By Night

The first of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft brings us Robert Downey, Jr. on a quest for the truth about the 1969 moon landing.

Joss Whedon Goes Where No TV Man Has Gone Before

Feb 17, 2009

2009 Movie Draft

Fire. Sliced bread. The automobile. Flight. Landing on the moon. These were some of mankind's greatest achievements. Until now.

Oscar Predictions You Can Bet On!

The 4-Year-Old Appears on Deal or No Deal.

Feb 16, 2009

Thirty-Nine Questions for Charlie Daniels Upon Hearing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" For the First Time in Twenty-Five Years

Timing Is Everything

The Ten Biggest Acting Oscar Snubs of the '00s

Feb 13, 2009

The Weekly Log, 2/13/09

If Alex Rodriguez is the most hated man in sports right now, hockey player Bryan Little of the Atlanta Thrashers should be the most beloved.

You're Welcome America

Feb 12, 2009

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2003

While everyone debates which movie deserves to win at this year's Oscars, we take a look at who should have won in 2003. Be warned: the Academy's choices don't look any better in the long view.

The 10 Greatest Fictional Presidents of All Time

Feb 11, 2009

Shirtless Bible Salesmen

Feb 10, 2009

Will Jon Hamm Save America?

A few months ago, Clint Eastwood basically called our generation a bunch of pussies. Was he right? In there anyone out there who can take up the mantle of Clint, or, for that matter, of Harrison Ford? This piece's title might give you a clue...

The Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites

Steve Martin On Being 'Born Standing Up'

Don’t Be Like Jessica Simpson: A Lesson For Young Girls Everywhere

Floppiest Flop Case Files #126: Delgo

Feb 9, 2009

Romance Minus the Schmaltz: 29 Falling-In-Love Movies We Actually Believe In

Feb 6, 2009

Other Things That Will Set Off a Profanity-Laced Tirade From Christian Bale

Don't say we didn't warn you.

The Weekly Log - 2/6/09

In which I cover reality TV and grammar. And if there are two more compelling subjects out there waiting to be tackled, I'd certainly love to hear what they are... yeah. Thought so.

Rise of Citizen Dave

Indie Rock’s 5 Most Overused Animal Names

Steve Martin's Best Movies

Feb 5, 2009

8 Successful People Grateful They Got Canned

You're Trashing My Scene!

Feb 4, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: The State's David Wain, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver

Curious Cases

Feb 3, 2009

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Harold Ramis Interview

Mr. Oscar, Tear Down This Wall!

Feb 2, 2009

25 Years of Film Comedy

In which I take Entertainment Weekly to task, make a hypocrite of myself, and generally rue the continued underappreciation of Albert Brooks.

Hell Is Plastic: 18 Calamitous Music and Movie Packaging Gimmicks

Jan 30, 2009

"The State" Reunion at SF Sketchfest

Professor Uses Mathematics to Decode Beatles Tunes

Jan 29, 2009

Steve Martin: Thinking "Pink"

Jan 28, 2009

Inside the Actors' Studio

Jan 27, 2009

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

What, Exactly, Is Slumdog Millionaire?

Jan 26, 2009

How Much Is a Best Picture Nomination Worth?

Jan 23, 2009

One Final Toss For The Dooze

10 Fascinating Meetings in Modern History

Oscar Nomination Talking Points

Jan 21, 2009

All the 2008 Movies I Saw

I only saw 20; that's what happens when you start having kids, I'm afraid. But, out of those 20, there were surprisingly few dogs. Find out which one I liked best; I'm sure you're just dying to know.

How the Movies Made a President

Why Hollywood Needs a New Model for Storytelling

Jan 20, 2009

How to Waste an Oscar

In which we examine some films that are shoo-ins for Academy Award nominations, and why they shouldn't (necessarily) be.

"...A Kid in Iowa Who Grows Up To Become President..."

We originally published this piece back in November, but it seems like a good fit for inauguration day. And, if you haven't read it, it's new to you!

Jan 19, 2009

10 Questions We Hope Lost Answers This Season

Jan 15, 2009

12 Underappreciated Comedy Actors and Actresses

These people are smart, funny, and hardworking. What do they have to do to get the recognition they deserve? Be smarter, funnier, and hardworkinger?

Rob Thomas and Company Get Ready to Party Down

Hell to the Chief

Jan 14, 2009

"American Idol" Is Back, and I've Got It Covered

Now that "American Idol" is losing steam and getting desperate, to the point of adding a fourth judge to a panel that's been the same for seven years, I figure this is the perfect time to start writing about it on the internet.

Homeland Security USA Reviewed

Jan 13, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords

Film Critic Whores of the Year

From Daguerreotype to Photoshop

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

They're Just Two Wild And Crazy Guys

Jan 12, 2009

The Best Show On TV

The title goes back to "30 Rock"... and, since all that needs to be said about that show's principals has been said already, we take a bit of a look at the episodes written by the man who's written most of the best ones.

The Cobra

Jan 9, 2009

Gay-Tham for Statham

Jan 8, 2009

My Year of Flops Redundancy Case Files #127 and #128: The Big Bounce and The Big Bounce

Who Checks the Spell-Checkers?

Jan 6, 2009

Pat Hingle Dies at 84

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Jan 5, 2009

The Nine Most Under-Appreciated Films of My Lifetime

I wrote this a few months ago, but it still holds true. Besides, if you haven't read it, it's new to you!

Resuscitation: A Q&A With the Creator of Scrubs

Favorite TV Characters of 2008

Jan 2, 2009

Better Uses for NBC's 10pm Time Slot Than Giving It to Jay Leno

Is it possible to burn a time slot? Or feed it to wolves?

Ravens' Pryce is a Screenwriter

Dec 31, 2008

It Was 30 Rock Meets WKRP in Cincinnati

Dec 30, 2008

5 Famous Actors & The Roles They Turned Down

Dec 29, 2008

The Springfield 25: The Top Simpsons Supporting Characters

Why Does Hollywood Hate the Suburbs?

Dec 26, 2008

Memorable Moments from 2008 That May Not Have Actually Happened

Hindsight isn't always 20/20.

The 100 Best Singles of 2008

AVQ&A: Guilty Pleasures

Dec 23, 2008

A Best Picture Contender's Guide to Running Against Slumdog Millionaire

Profile: Philip Seymour Hoffman

VHS Era is Winding Down

Dec 22, 2008

Risky Business Indeed

"How I Met Your Mother" Recap: "Little Minnesota"

2008: The Year in Band Names

Dec 19, 2008

Least Popular Holiday Tales

Hey, they can't all be "Frosty the Snowman" or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Favorite Movies of the Year

The Michael Larson Incident

Dec 18, 2008

Bob Newhart: What I've Learned

Dec 17, 2008

Who Killed The Simpsons?

It was probably that evil Gavin MacLeod, or George "Goober" Lindsey.

Mickey Rourke Could've Been a Contender

The Survivor Finale: Aw, Yeah

Dec 16, 2008

The Winner

Dec 15, 2008

Alec Baldwin Delivers Dialogue to Die For

The Crazy Cult of The Room

Dec 12, 2008

How to make a romantic epic

The Ten Best Movies of 2009 - That's Right, 2009

Dec 11, 2008

The Existential Clown

Dec 10, 2008

Jay Leno's Prime-Time Move Just Another Uninspired NBC Idea

Is Bill Murray NYC's New Party Boy?

Dec 9, 2008

The Top 51 TV Shows By State, Part One

In the first of a series, we take a look at Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California. And yes, we know there are only 50 states; the District of Columbia has shows, too.

Fifty Years of Popular Songs Condensed Into Single Sentences

15 Recent Sports Films That Prove Why Hollywood's Most Clichéd Genre Needs to Die

Interview: The Sklar Brothers

Dec 8, 2008

The Painty & Bucket Show

Everybody's been clamoring for some absurd sketch comedy featuring talking household tools, right? Right?

What Tina Fey Wants

Dec 5, 2008

Rambling Toward Week 14

South Park Libertarians

Dec 4, 2008

The Best Show on TV

I didn't give "How I Met Your Mother" the title of The Best Show on TV, "How I Met Your Mother" took the title by brute force.

White Russians Arise, This Time At a Bowling Alley

Dec 3, 2008

Brad Pitt/David Fincher Profile

10 Terrible Life Lessons from Your Favorite Christmas Movies

Dec 2, 2008

12 Fantastic TV Characters Whose Portrayers Did Not Receive an Emmy Nomination (Part Two)

Finally, we get to talk about the ladies. Part One was a regular sausage fest, huh fellas?

Death to film critics! Hail to the CelebCult!

World Series of Poker Coverage, from the Pro's Perspective

Dec 1, 2008

12 Fantastic TV Characters Whose Portrayers Did Not Receive an Emmy Nomination (Part One)

These people should have been recognized. Now, finally, in the form of an internet post that almost no one (except you!) is ever going to read, they will be.

Two Minutes and 42 Seconds in Heaven

Nov 26, 2008

Paging Kenneth

Nov 25, 2008

Ten Great TV Shows Cancelled Way Too Soon

Where the lesson is: never trust ABC.

If You Liked This, You're Sure to Love That

Eric's Time Capsule: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Nov 24, 2008

Why You Can't Travel Back in Time and Kill Hitler

In Which I Try To Explain Twilight

Nov 21, 2008

Pros and Cons of Being the Sexiest Man Alive

For those of you thinking of applying for the position in the future.

Nov 20, 2008

The Best Show on TV

As we prepare to bid "The Shield" a fond farewell next Tuesday, at last it assumes its rightful place at the top of the television heap.

Deep Vote predicts the Oscars

Nov 19, 2008

"We're From Adelaide"

In a train car on a dark night in Sydney, I find out all I will ever need to know about Adelaide. I'm dying to visit someday.

Trey Parker on a South Park Movie Sequel

The Big Fish

Nov 18, 2008

The 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time

All the old Dudes gather at New York's Big Lebowski festival

Nov 17, 2008

Five TV Shows That Predicted the Future

Cinematical Seven: Outrageous Oscar Disqualifications

Nov 16, 2008

Lose the BlackBerry? Yes He Can, Maybe

Nov 15, 2008

Tina Fey: Entertainer of the Year

Nov 13, 2008

Homosexuality vs. Genesis: An Analysis of "Solsbury Hill"

A gesture of friendship takes an unexpected turn.

Sports Czar is Fired Up, Ready To Go

Nov 10, 2008

Fourteen Reasons To Become a Professional Foosball Player

Nov 9, 2008

'Dark Knight' as Dark Horse

Nov 7, 2008

Yes, It Can

Joe said it more succinctly: The Daily Show is very likely to survive Obama's presidency. But in case you're curious why it will, read on.

Nov 6, 2008

Top Ten TV Shows, 2007-08 Season

The classic list, now with 10% less hate-filled swearing!

Zero and Counting

The Anti-Monster Routine

Can "The Daily Show" Survive the Barack Obama Presidency?

Nov 3, 2008

Leave Al Franken Alone

In defense of an embarrassing buffoon.

Nov 2, 2008

Walter Sobchak, Neocon: The Prescient Politics of The Big Lebowski

The Decade of the Dude

Following the Script: Obama, McCain and The West Wing

Oct 31, 2008

Five Lives

Oct 29, 2008

Comedies Get No Respect from Oscars

Oct 28, 2008

Why Obama Needs a Tina Fey

Oct 27, 2008

Inaugurate This!

Oct 24, 2008

...or For Worse; Why American Politicians Have Such Rotten Marriages

I Am Not a Real American

Oct 21, 2008

Dear People Selling Furniture On Craigslist

Oct 18, 2008

Late Bloomers

Oct 16, 2008

Top Ten TV Shows, 2007-2008 Season

Splitting lists is for cowards trying to pad out their archives. My archives speak for themselves!

Norm Macdonald's Big Gamble

Oct 15, 2008

The Top Ten TV Shows of the 2007-2008 Season, Part 2

Last time I said that Part 1 was shows 10 through 5; I lied. It was 10 through 6. If you can bring yourself to trust me this time, I give you shows 5 through 1.

Oct 13, 2008

The Best Show on TV

Oct 12, 2008

Interview with George Meyer

Oct 10, 2008

The Mailbag Returns After a Long Summer Nap

Oct 9, 2008

Is 30 Rock the New Taxi?

Winning another Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy doesn't necessarily signal the end of worrying over ratings.

Oct 8, 2008

The "Doogie Howser, MD" Drinking Game

It's not actually a drinking game. But still.

I’m Considering Filing Criminal Charges Against All Assholes

Oct 7, 2008

The Top Ten TV Shows of the 2007-2008 Season

Shows 10 through 5... the other half of the list is coming soon.

Oct 2, 2008

The "Karate Kid" trilogy

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