‘The Soup’ survives transition


“You ask him to pass the salt and he gives you a bowl of soup, because you know what? Soup is better,” Joel McHale says at the end of the first episode in which I’d seen him play anything memorable. Advertisements

On the Fly: Republican Red


I recently ran across a listing for Steven Heller’s book “Red Scarred.” In it Heller journeys through the later half of the 20th century chronicled in propaganda posters of the day. Many of them I suspect are indeed red. It is currently out of stock but my fascination with the world that ended just before my … Continue reading

Joel McHale jumps to Netflix


Former “The Soup” comedy show host Joel McHale stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to talk about his return to the small screen albeit this time on a streaming service. “The Joel McHale Show” is set to debut later this year. McHale talks international reality television, his time with Chevy Chase on “Community,” and … Continue reading

It’s December 10th


It just can’t be Christmas without “Community” in my household. The quirky NBC sitcom debuted in 2009 and immediately stole my heart. Every December 10th since I hear Yvette Nicole Brown’s voice as she hulks out with a giant candy cane. If the video strikes your fancy click here for more about the show.

Illinoise (Refined Cuts)


▶ Coneheads Create Old-School Commercial Comedy


State Farm collides with the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary this summer. The Coneheads prove they’ve still got comedic chops, now in the 21st century, even at 3 am. You may now consume mass quantities. ▶ State Farm® Coneheads Commercial – Behind the Scenes – YouTube.

The First Friggin’ Friday Fun in a while


Finals are over! We can start celebrating Christmas! Here to spread some Christmas cheer is a road trip with some of my favorite comedic celebrities in “Merry Friggin’ Christmas.” The Griswolds get a new millennium makeover pairing a father and son duo (Robin Williams, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and Joel McHale “Community”) must go back for the … Continue reading

Counting down to ‘Community’


The Christmas season is full of creativity and cheer, but now that it’s December 26 I’m counting the days not until New Year’s but until NBC debuts the hour long Community season five premiere! That’s right HOUR LONG PREMIERE! #sixseasonsandamovie I’m obsessed. I admit it. But I’ve been watching this show for a long time now.

Have Yourself a ‘Community’ Christmas


The cast of Community get’s animated! This crew is known for crazy shenanigans from felt puppets to epic games of D&D. It stands to reason the whole cast would get animated eventually. First season: Anthony Michael Hall-smashing fisticuffs…second season: claymation…third season: a ‘Glee’fully hilarious musical…fourth season: holiday hostages! I know because I’ve collected the first … Continue reading

Creating a Community is an important part of Christmas


Yes by now it should be obvious that I really like NBC’s sitcom Community.

‘Community’ returns January 2


So having a week off has given me time to spend time with friends and family, decorate, bake, and binge watch one of the best sitcoms on television right now. Okay, okay in a little over a week. This show has a ball not a ‘Bang’ and I love it because I can actually follow … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon and friends bring festive fun


Saturday Night Live has been getting much better this year, but turning Jimmy Fallon into a Christmas tradition is a stroke of genius on Lorne Michael’s part. They had me rolling all night right from the jump. This may not be their best skit of the night (they were all pretty great), but it’s my … Continue reading

It’s December 10th!


Shirley Bennett is one of the best tv moms since Lorelai Gilmore. She’s flawed, but she cares, and the group would easily get out of hand without her as a moral compass of sorts. Shirley is judgmental, too, but she also forgives. It’s refreshing to see a Christian character instead of a caricature of a … Continue reading

Community creates celebration content


In case you missed it yesterday I am a big Community fan! I’ve hardly missed an episode since I came dashing home from class on a Thursday evening five years ago to see what this intriguing new pilot was about especially since it followed Tina Fey’s cult comedy 30 Rock. And so here we are: fall. … Continue reading

Caped crusader’s Gotham creates grim national comparison


Ari’s Angle from MSNBC’s The Cycle takes a pop cultural reference to explain our current economic crisis, but consider this news with an obvious slant. On that note expect an On the Fly post on modern news ethics soon.