Beavis and Butthead -- MTV -- Oct. 27
Yes, despite my apparent sophistication and intelligence, I'm a sucker for humor that appeals to the lowest common denominator. Thus my love for Beavis and Butthead. I still can't believe that after a 15-year hiatus, it's back!!!
And, much as I hate doing so, I must agree with the TV Club that the true moment of zen was when Stuart came on screen, Winger shirt and all. It. Was. Awesome.
It seems as though 15 years have not dulled the tone or humor one bit. I can honestly see this episode, minus the references to MTV reality programming, to have run in the show's heyday. That's how similar it was. There's still the two off-couch story lines. Still the on-couch music videos but with reality TV (Jersey Shore this week) mixed in.
Simply great. SO glad to have it back!
I'm not going to go into specifics -- WATCH THE SHOW -- but will state that Butthead making fun of Beavis for crying (even though he didn't), first for a solid month, then for 80 years, was my highlight.
Also, "What's pornography? The study of porn?"
Sons of Anarchy -- FX -- Oct. 25
Well, I was wrong and TV Club was right. Juice is not -- I repeat, NOT -- dead. The tree branch broke and he fell to the ground. He can't even kill himself properly!
You know who is dead? Piney. One guess who killed him. That's right, uber-villain of the season, Clay. He lucked out on his no-confidence vote too. Just as Chibbs was about to vote, the rival cartel shot up the Clubhouse. Throughout this episode you got the feeling that Machete notwithstanding, the Sons and the Mayans got into bed with the nubbier of the two Cartels. #JustSayin'
Charming's politics pokes its head up for a brief minute. It's not worth your or my time discussion.
There's also a really good head-in-the-chili gag.
South Park -- Comedy Central -- Oct. 26
Randy Episode + Overt Sexual Humor = South Park Gold!
The episode opens with a very timely Tim Tebow-is-God joke via Randy. Oh yeah! If you haven't seen the one hour "Behind the Scenes/Making Of" Special, find it and watch it! Anyway, Randy's co-workers had not seen the game because they had taken their wives to the traveling production of Wicked. After Randy makes fun of them, the co-workers beg off, citing the tremendous blowjobs they got from their wives after seeing the show. Randy = Perplexed and Intrigued.
He takes Sharon to see Wicked and, sure enough, she goes down on him in the car on the way home. Turns out ALL Broadway shows have a cleverly-hidden subtext, subliminal messages to women to give blowjobs! Randy immediately takes Sharon to New York City so that he can go to literally all the shows and get all the blowjobs he can handle.
I just LOVE the chick that goes down on her guy right in the middle of the theater. Classic South Park.
Well, upon their return from the Big Apple, Randy decides he will write a musical of his own, one to be in South Park permanently, thus not having to be beholden to traveling shows for his steady stream of BJs. Of course, Randy being Randy, writes his musical as overtly as possible. No subtext, nothing subliminal. It's frankly, ridiculous.
This leads to a hilarious scene where some giants of Broadway -- Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Stephen Sondheim -- show up to stop Randy from blowing the whole thing. What's hilarious is that these Broadway guys are total "Bros" that watch football and eat at Hooters. A confrontation or "Bro-Off" ensues:
Just a really, really funny concept/episode. Well done boys!
Hung -- HBO -- Sundays @ 10
I've always been lukewarm on this show but have kept watching mainly because it's on HBO and ... well ... well that's pretty much it (ditto How to Make it in America). Anyway, the last two episodes, which sees Thomas Jane's Ray servicing a former student of his to the sound of "Mr. Drecker." The student, at least as made up in the show, is worthy of a Yes and Please!
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