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It was a day no one saw coming. Okay, we did, but not so abruptly. Last night's How I Met Your Mother episode, "Rough Patch," centered around Barney and Robin's bittersweet breakup.
Below, our staff members break down our favorite TV couple's breaking down and much more in our inaugural How I Met Your Mother Round Table. Let's get to it ...
1. What was your favorite How I Met Your Mother quote from last night?
M.L. House: It was more a collection of quotes than one line, but the entire sequence on the "stakeout" - with Marshall constantly complaining about their lack of van, with the faux storm trooper and Alan Thicke of all people along for the ride - slayed me.
Dr. Shepherd: Flashback Barney berating Ted and his then-girlfriend: "Your girlfriend? She's your girl.. friend? She's a girl and a friend? Do not humanize the enemy, Ted!"
- email@example.com (Dr. Shepherd)
Cast and crew of ABC's heavily diluted Witches of Eastwick retread, Eastwick, have just learned that the network will not order more episodes than the original 13 -- meaning we'll soon be bidding a fond adieu to the series most likely pitched as Supernatural Housewives. Sadly, with it goes Paul Gross -- aka Constable Benton Fraser from Due South -- who seems to be rapidly morphing into his generation's Alan Thicke. Also axed by the network: Let's Dance, the Kathy Griffin-hosted reality show in which celebrities re-enact famous dance sequences from the movies. Apparently casting was a major hurdle, as the big top-hat number from A Chorus Line requires more than the severely limited number of Kardashians currently available. On a cheerier note, Christian Slater procedural The Forgotten (no cracks, please) stays with us, for another five episodes at least. [The Feed] »
It was a day we never saw coming (unless you read How I Met Your Mother spoilers on TV Fanatic), but the end of a seemingly perfect televsion relationship, Barman and Robin came to an end this week.
When Ted and Marshall saw how miserable a now overweight Barney and a ghoulish Robin have become with each other, they enlisted the help of the Krakan (aka Lily) to break them up. Using an elaborate plan that involved Crazy Meg, Alan Thicke and a storm trooper, television's best couple came to an end.
So how was "The Rough Patch," the episode that ended it all? While not as funny as previous episodes, it certainly had its moments:
Barney's prerecorded video on ArchiSEXture, including knowing that Marshall would be there? Amazing! Using more future Ted storytelling devices like remembering Barney as fatter than he was and the porn tape accidentally falling into the Vcr? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (The Barnacle)
The first television show I remember as a kid having a "very special spooky Halloween episode" was Growing Pains, a show I adored as a child ... until I had a real-life run-in with cast member Alan Thicke that left a bitter taste in my mouth. I won't go into details, but let's just say the man needs to learn some manners. (I'm still not finished with you, Thicke.) So, that and Kirk Cameron turning into a Crocoduck-picture-waving nutjob (seriously, look it up) pretty much spoiled that for me. But, my goodness, do I digress! The point is that, in my humble opinion, television shows often give us their year's best episodes when catering All Hallow's Eve, so let's take a look at some of the best. The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror I was so young when the first of what was to become a series of Halloween Simpsons episodes that I was actually scared. »
Barney packs on the pounds for the November 9 new episode of How I Met Your Mother and Alan Thicke guest stars on the show to connect his Canadianness with Robin's Canadianness (yes, I'm aware that 'Canadianness' not a word). CBS has released a short synopsis and some promo photos.
Thicke previously guest starred on How I Met Your Mother as Robin's father in her music video "Sandcastles in the Sand."
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"The Rough Patch" -- Episodic coverage of the CBS series How I Met Your Mother, »
In case you somehow missed yesterday's Khloé Kardashian-Lamar Odom wedding, the gossip sites are here to bring you up to speed. TMZ, in particular, has more information than you ever needed to know: Guests ranged from the expected (Odom’s Los Angeles Lakers teammates, Kardashian’s reality show cohorts) to the Wtf-worthy (Alan Thicke) to the couple’s very own gossip-disher (Lara Spencer). Notably absent from the proceedings: Kardashian’s stepbrother Brody Jenner, whose girlfriend is suing Odom’s Bff, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, for allegedly assaulting her at a nightclub. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture TMZ snapped »
September 23rd saw Vince Vaughn on Jay Leno's NBC primetime show. Vaughn was plugging his new movie, 'Couples Retreat.' Leno had 95-year-old fitness icon Jack Lalanne work on Vaughn. "Jack, I want you to whip this candy ass into shape!" Leno joked. Lalanne instructed Vaughn through a series of dips on a metal chair, which he executed and then gave the old firness guru a kiss on the cheek. 'Couples Retreat,' features Vaughn as a happily married man on vacation with friends who are trying to save their marriages; the film opens October 9. The Jay Leno Show: Monologue 9/23 Wednesday.s monologue Mikey Day Introduces Jmz Paparazzi and Alan Thicke, what more do you need? Vince »
- April MacIntyre
Having trouble keeping up with the many gay boys cropping up on U.S. daytime soaps these days? We're here to help with our new regular feature Daytime Drive By, where we give you the rundown on Luke, Rafe, Fish and all the rest of the gay gang. Look for Ddb whenever we don't have a liveblog and something gay happens on daytime television that you just have to know about!
Rafe had a nice day yesterday, showing up in three different stories. Today, he gets to go toe-to-toe with Victor Newman. Is he up to it?
Meanwhile, over on As The World Turns, we should get to hear what Screamin' Luke actually sounds like.
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‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard’ on the surface is a really funny movie, but only in spurts. It walks a thin line between raunchy humor and pure comedy, the only problem is that the film cant make up its mind which one it should be. The cast is incredible and cant be blamed on them, so I am going to throw it all at Andy Stock and Rick Stempson who wrote the film. Guys, don’t be afraid to step over that line into extreme dirtiness that we expect from Kathryn Hahn and David Koechner! I will also cite the lack of experience in anything besides sketch comedy of Neal Brennan whose previous director spot was on ‘Chappelle’s Show’.
The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.
Directed by: Neal Brennan
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: August 14, 2009
Plot: A notorious fast-talking traveling salesman (Piven) must help an auto lot sell their cars before they are bought out by their competitor.
Who’s It For? As much as the film is profane, its tired humor would fit better in a PG-13 arena for those who consider jokes about men hitting on other men to still be funny. But considering how bad this movie is, The Goods probably won’t be enjoyed by any patron over the age of 17 unless they enter with bottom-dollar expectations.
Expectations: Even after seeing the film’s not so funny preview constantly at the movies this summer, there were still hopes this would be a breezy mid-August comedy with odd, »
- Nick Allen
Somewhere along the way, it seems the studios forgot that summertime is not only a time for big crazy robots and unrelenting action, but outrageous comedy as well. One might suggest the incredible success of The Hangover could be due to a severe lack of comedic films at the box office this summer, but there is a very worthy contender to The Hangover's summer comedic throne in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard - a film that makes The Hangover look like Sesame Street.
Jeremy Piven leads this all-star cast and we were able to speak exclusively with Piven along with David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Ken Jeong (a.k.a. Dr. Ken), Craig Robinson, Ed Helms and Alan Thicke about the most outrageous comedy of the year. Click below for our exclusive video interviews with this comedic dream team.
This is not the same Ed Helms we saw earlier this summer in "The Hangover." Maybe it's close to what his character became by the end of that movie, but this guys looks much cleaner, much slicker. He looks like a shark. I'm fairly certain that's the point too, as Helms will play the son of a rival car dealer out to screw over the competition in this Friday's "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard."
I'll admit, "District 9" has kept this summer comedy more off my radar than it should be. As an avid "Entourage" watcher, I'm a big fan of Jeremy Piven. Helms joined Zach Galifianakis in stealing the show in "The Hangover," and the duo are joined by an excellent cast which includes Ving Rhames, David Koechner ("Anchorman"), James Brolin, Alan Thicke, Tony Hale and Kathryn Hahn. Check out the full poster after the jump.
- Adam Rosenberg
First of, have I told you how much I love this film? It's Super-funny! But, the greatest comedies have underlying tones of despair, and the characters in "The Goods" certainly have lots of those, hence, the funnies :happy
Make it the super funnies!
From the folks who gave us "Talladega Nights" and "Stepbrothers," "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" is one of the best comedies of the summer, perhaps the year!
Directed by Neil Brennan from the script by Andy Stock and Rick Stempson, this film ain't a clunker! Paramount has great timing with the whole Cash for Clunkers program.
You'll find a new, perhaps, respect for used car salesman! "The Goods" opens this Friday, Aug. 14th, so don't miss it!
So I attended the press junket for "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" and sat down with the cast. Here they are (click on pictures to see video): »
ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to Jeremy Piven, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Alan Thicke, Ken Jeong and Craig Robinson about their new comedy The Goods: Live Hard * Sell Hard , opening in theaters on Friday, August 14th. You can watch the interviews using the player below! In the film, directed by "Chappelle's Show" creator Neal Brennan, Piven plays Don Ready, who is asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy. Ready and his ragtag crew descend on the town of Temecula like a pack of coyotes on a basket full of burgers. Selling, drinking, selling and going to strip clubs is their stock and trade. And they do it well. What Don doesn't expect is to fall in love and find his soul (cue heartfelt piano). »
Paramount Pictures has provided Film School Rejects with a few cool exclusive new posters this morning for their upcoming release The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames and an alligator. At least, that is what we can gather from these two cool posters -- one featuring the suave Jibby Newsome, played by Ving Rhames, and the other featuring an alligator. The Goods, which is directed by Chappelle's Show executive producer and funny white guy Neil Brennan, follows the story of Don Ready (Jeremy Piven), a used-car liquidator who is brought in by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a great source of profit. The film also stars James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn (who was awesome in Step Brothers), Ed Helms, Arrested Development's Tony Hale, Alan Thicke and Ken Jeong (The Hangover). It hits theaters this Friday, August 14th. Check »
- Neil Miller
We have a brand new exclusive red-band clip from The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, which will bring the laughs to theaters on August 14. The film stars Jeremy Piven as the ultimate salesman, Don Ready.
to see our exclusive new red-band clip, but only if you're over the age of 18.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard stars Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Jordana Spiro, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Alan Thicke and will sell you in theaters nationwide on August 14.
We have a brand new red-band trailer for The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, which is set for release on August 14. Click below to watch this outrageous new red-band trailer, but only if you're 18 or older.
to check out the red-band trailer.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard stars Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Jordana Spiro, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Alan Thicke and will hit theaters nationwide on August 14.
While high mercury levels  supposedly kept Jeremy Piven from fulfilling his duties on Broadway last year, health concerns didn't keep him from shooting The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, an upcoming movie from Will Ferrell's production company that could be his biggest starring role since Pcu! Clearly Piven has been typecast as a fast-talking salesman ever since he started playing Ari Gold on Entourage, and that's why he was perfect to headline this comedy about car salesmen. The red band trailer has hit the interweb this week, and I gotta say, it looks pretty damn funny. In addition to Piven, the casting is solid all the way through, from David Koechner, Ving Rhames, James Brolin and Kathryn Hahn to Alan Thicke and even Will Ferrell himself (he played a great car salesman in Eastbound & Down). Ed Helms and Ken Jeong are also involved, and after people see their performances in The Hangover, »
Chicago – This 11-image slideshow contains the official images provided by Paramount for their exciting Summer 2009 slate including “Star Trek,” “Dance Flick,” “Imagine That,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” and “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”.
“Star Trek” opens May 8th, 2009 and has the following official synopsis: “Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot Production “Star Trek” starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams (“Mission Impossible III,” “Lost,” “Alias”), written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (“Mi: III,” “Transformers”). Based upon “Star Trek” Created by Gene Roddenberry. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. The executive producers are Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. This film has been rated PG-13 for sci-fi »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Like Garfield and classic Nintendo characters, childhood stars venerated by Children of the 80s are finding their way onto the internet and into online video. David Wain has his Wainy Days, Kurt Loder does a Lapdance, and now David Faustino and Corin Nemec are Star-ving. The shiny new, 12-part original online web series created and written by Faustino, Nemec, Todd Bringewatt, and Sam Kass, directed by Kass, and produced by Fnb Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, debuted today on Crackle.com and showcases a barrage of post-washed-up-celebrity-story exploits from the titular character of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and the lovable loser brother in Married with Children. Star-ving is a satire of teenage stardom gone nowhere, wrapped in the veneer of an early 90s late-night sitcom whose actors all have their tongues firmly placed in their cheeks, broadcast in a world without the FCC. In the series, a broke Faustino takes a trip through Tinseltown, »
- Joshua Cohen
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