Wonka, Inc. Quarterly Report, by Patrick Muncie
To: The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Wonka Chocolates and Confections, Inc. From: Charles “Charlie” Bucket, Chairman and CEO Dear Wonka Directors and Shareholders, I am writing to provide you with an update on our company’s progress. It goes without saying that my first q... [Read More]
The Ten Best Comedy Series of 2017
“Peak TV” and “Prestige Television” are lazy and lame labels for a number of reasons. For one, they’re cavernous, catch-all constructs that display a total disregard for how television is made. They also conflate volume and variety with inherent quality. So the televisi... [Read More]
R.I.P. Rose Marie (1923-2017)
Rose Marie, a vaudeville star at 3 and hit radio singer at 5, who performed opening night at Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingto resort in Las Vegas and is best known now for her co-starring role as TV comedy writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died. She was 94. It is with broken […... [Read More]
The Best ‘SNL’ Sketches and Moments of 2017
Saturday Night Live entered 2017 with good ratings, millions of viral shares, and more momentum than it has had in years. Much of this upshot was due to the political climate–and the country’s need for the humorous angle of what often seems like dark times. SNL did an admirable job in 20... [Read More]
Wash Your Hands and Watch This Clip from ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Featuring Michael Ian Black
Ahead of the season 2 debut of Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix tomorrow, here’s a sneak peek from the show featuring special guest Michael Ian Black as 19th-century physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose whole theory that “Hey, maybe doctors should wash their hands aft... [Read More]
I Have Created the World’s First Top Hat; All You Small-Hatted Dullards Shall Now Quake Beneath My Boot, by Dan Caprera
Hear me. Hear me, you worms who do not yet know the extent of your own inferiority. I know that you can see me (for how could you not?), but now you must hear what I have to say. You “gentlemen” who limply cavort around London in your tricorn hats and your foppish buckled chapeaus&hellip... [Read More]
Feral Audio is dissolving; Starburns Industries launching SBI: Audio podcast network in its wake
Feral Audio, the podcast network founded by producer Dustin Marshall in 2012, is dissolving in the wake of abuse allegations against him by his ex-girlfriend. Musician Abby Weems posted this on her band Potty Mouth’s Twitter last week: hey guys if you could please take a moment to read and sha... [Read More]
Brief Eulogies for the Sitcoms We Lost in 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we take a closer look at a few of the notable sitcoms that aired their final episodes in 2017. To some we say a tearful goodbye, and to some we come only to bury them, not to praise them. And we hold out hope that 2018 will be a […] [Read More]