Satirizing Two Birds with One Bush: Looking Back at ‘That’s My Bush!’
Anthony Atamanuik’s The President Show is unlike anything else on television right now. It takes a current-day public figure and satirizes him by showing us a fictionalized different side of the “character.” It ignores the fact that you probably want to forget about the news when y... [Read More]
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Local TV Origins
Guys, there’s so much TV now. There are a million channels, with new ones launching constantly, and then tons of streaming platforms, with new ones launching constantly, and they all need content. Hundreds and hundreds of new TV shows being made, filling up an infinite number of half-hour bloc... [Read More]
When Feig, Apatow, Cross, and Hodgson Spun the ‘TV Wheel’
What innovations are there in television? Multi-camera filming, laugh tracks, color, the variety show, cable, reality TV, HD, digital filming, and a handful of other landmarks (including a few major ones I’m sure I’m forgetting) that have sprung up. The point is, in nearly 100 years of t... [Read More]
Celebrate Awards Season ’98 with ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’
We are once again firmly entrenched in Hollywood’s favorite time of year: award season. As a nation we will thrill and speculate who will get the gold and whose hands will be left cold©. Well, a mere 19 years ago in March of 1998, Oscar fever hadn’t just swept America, it had seeped... [Read More]
Celebrate Awards Season ’98 with ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’
We are once again firmly entrenched in Hollywood’s favorite time of year: award season. As a nation we will thrill and speculate who will get the gold and whose hands will be left cold©. Well, a mere 19 years ago in March of 1998, Oscar fever hadn’t just swept America, it had seeped... [Read More]
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Revisit ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’
I generally try not to timestamp these articles, because who knows? Someday somebody’s going to be searching for information about Woody Allen’s lost short film and the last thing they’re going to want is a bunch of references to Chewbacca Mom in there. However, since America&rsquo... [Read More]
There’s Never Been a Better Time to Revisit ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’
I generally try not to timestamp these articles, because who knows? Someday somebody’s going to be searching for information about Woody Allen’s lost short film and the last thing they’re going to want is a bunch of references to Chewbacca Mom in there. However, since America&rsquo... [Read More]
Unearthing a Rare 1971 Monty Python Film All About Peas
Let’s say you suddenly found yourself in charge of a major corporation. If you’re good at your job, imagine you’d probably try to steer the ship and make some more money for yourself and your coworkers. But, since it’s never going to happen anyway, what if we just went crazy ... [Read More]
There’s Never a Bad Time to Revisit ‘Clone High’
In our current political climate, it’s not surprising that many Americans might be drawn towards the past to compare the great leaders of yesterday to the ones we have now. Perhaps you’ve even wondered what the inspiring figures of the past would say if they saw what was happening now. M... [Read More]
There’s Never a Bad Time to Revisit ‘Clone High’
In our current political climate, it’s not surprising that many Americans might be drawn towards the past to compare the great leaders of yesterday to the ones we have now. Perhaps you’ve even wondered what the inspiring figures of the past would say if they saw what was happening now. M... [Read More]