Archive for May, 2007

The Bradys

Some geniuses decided that America’s most beloved blended family, so treasured for their 1969-1974 sitcom, could easily make the transition to drama (or, more appropriately, “dramedy”). And so The Bradys was born. Forget Marcia’s dilemma in having to choose between Doug and Charlie, or getting hit in the nose with a football. Let’s give them all real problems, like substance abuse, infertility (oh, the irony!), and paraplegia. Let’s make it an hour-long lead-in to Dallas, a show about a really fucked-up family (or two).

But no matter how heavy-handed the subject matter, we must preserve the mesmerizing wonder of the opening “Brady Grid” at all costs!

The late 80s/early 90s graphics are particularly nauseating. Of note is that Real Jan (Eve Plumb) is back, but now we have Fake Marcia (Leah Ayres replacing the preggers Maureen McCormick).

The Wiki entry reveals some of the myriad problems the Bradys now faced. It must have really freaked them out, after a decade or two of having absolutely no problems, to suddenly have some really depressing shit happen to them—and all in six episodes. The fates must have been saving it all up since 1969, and like a festering boil, now unloaded the fetid pus of reality on the unwitting brood. To wit:

  • Bobby’s budding car-racing career ends abruptly in the first episode after an accident leaves him a paraplegic.
  • Peter breaks up with his fiancée, to whom he became engaged in A Very Brady Christmas.
  • Jan and Phillip, unable to conceive children of their own, adopt a Korean girl.
  • Stay-at-home mother Marcia battles alcoholism while Wally loses yet another in a series of jobs, the latest being Mike’s campaign manager. Wally and Marcia, who along with their two children have been forced to move in with Mike and Carol, eventually decide to open their own catering business to support their family.
  • Radio host Cindy begins a romantic interest with her boss, a widower more than 10 years her senior who has two children.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bradys

Also disturbing is the closing Brady Grid. Watch them. They can’t stop moving! It’s like they all suffer from Restless Head Syndrome.

Help! We’re trapped in the Tic Tac Dough board!

(Of note: the promos for Dallas and The Pat Sajak Show.)

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May 30, 2007 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

I meant to do that

Miss USA falls on her ass during the evening gown competition at the Miss Universe Pageant.

May 29, 2007 at 7:49 am Leave a comment

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May 28, 2007 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

PuckTube Episode Two is LIVE!

If you like it, go to the YouTube page proper and leave me a nice rating.

May 16, 2007 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Even though I’m the only one keeping track…

PuckTube Episode Two will most likely be delayed a day. I encountered a bizarre bug during this evening’s video capture; without getting into details, I have to re-do all of the principal photography tomorrow afternoon. Since I have class tomorrow evening, I won’t be able to do the final edit until Friday.

Anyway it’s probably a good thing because the red level was too high and my face looked like a pomegranate.

May 9, 2007 at 10:54 pm Leave a comment

Starburst Berries & Cream

This bizarre ad campaign is providing some nice fodder for YouTube tomfoolery.

Berries and cream
Berries and cream
I’m a little lad who loves
Berries and cream

Here’s a remix:

…that’s continued here:

I can’t be the only one who sees the uncanny resemblance to the Pixy Guy.

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Be sure to check out [the little spruce tree]!

May 5, 2007 at 4:32 pm 7 comments

Fables of the Green Forest

Wow. Like so many other things I thought I had forgotten, YouTube instantly brings it all back.

May 3, 2007 at 11:25 pm 1 comment


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