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▶ 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.

Keeping Creatives


It’s hard to get into the design business, and sometimes it’s even harder to stay in it. Nick Sambrato shares his advice at the Orlando Creative Mornings lecture last month.

‘Warm Bodies’ proves comedy isn’t (un)dead


Tired of watching the same movie all the time? Check out the fresh tale of teenage love from a zombie’s perspective! This movie had me laughing so hard it hurt, and then I laughed some more. Nice to see some fresh faces (Nick Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and Analeigh Tipton) take lead roles–especially coming from the … Continue reading