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"Son of a nutcracker" – Buddy
This Elfalong thing has got a bit out of hand. When I first noticed that Elf was absent from the Channel 4 schedules this year, I was slightly put out. Elf is only a decade old, but Channel 4's Elf Day has already become an institution. For many people, it signals the true start of Christmas.
But while I was slightly put out, everyone else seemed to be genuinely outraged. Elf was their film, and Christmas wasn't going to be Christmas unless there was some sort of communal watch-along. The additional fact that those arch enemies of free fun, Sky Movies, had bought the TV rights – and had completely missed the point by airing it every 20 minutes since »
- Stuart Heritage
Jim Parsons spent a lot of time practicing how to spank co-star Mayim Bialik's bottom for a recent episode of "The Big Bang Theory," and opened up about the experience on "Conan" on Thursday (Dec. 5).
In the episode, Bialik's character sneakily figures out a way to get physical with Parsons' Sheldon: by getting spanked. "She wants physical attention from Sheldon that she's not getting. So she has to loop him into ways to give it to her," Parsons says. "So she behaves badly and his didactic personality is, 'Well, you must be punished.' So he has to spank her."
Parsons reveals that shooting the scene was next to impossible because he kept bursting out laughing. "She was bent over me on this couch, take after take, being whooped. Yeah," Parsons says. "It was several takes in before you realize, 'Oh, she's a person.'"
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With Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues just around the corner, many fans will want to relive the original classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Paramount Home Media Distribution just released "The Rich Mahogany Edition" Blu-ray, featuring three different versions of the comedy, plus hours of bonus features. We have a giveaway lined up where fans can bring home this Blu-ray, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Fred Willard. Take a look at how you can win below.
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Why is Thanksgiving such a perfect setting for marathons? (The non-physical kind, of course.) Is it because the entire holiday weekend is dedicated to extended bouts of gluttony and shopping till one drops?
No matter the reason, this Thanksgiving not only brings the return of the MST3K Turkey Day marathon, but it also ushers in this year’s Never Not Funny Pardcast-a-Thon. Launching the day after Thanksgiving at noon Pt, hosts Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, and Pat Francis will live-stream 13 straight hours of auditory and visual comedy goodness in support of Smile Train. This year’s guests include Zach Galifianakis, »
- Kyle Anderson
TV Picks of the week: truTV's Guinness World Records® Unleashed – All New – Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt) – TV-pg First-season hit Guinness World Records® Unleashed, hosted by Dan Cortese is back with more daring and fearless record hopefuls as they attempt to secure their place in history by breaking some truly outrageous world records. Cortese shot to stardom as the creator and host of the Emmy-winning series MTV Sports, on which he worked for six years. He soon won roles on NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet and Upn's Rock Me Baby. He was also cast in the pilot of the WB show Grown Men. Pittsburgh native Cortese also has memorable guest-starring roles on Seinfeld, Andy Richter »
- April Neale
Craig Robinson is Brooklyn-bound.
The actor-comedian who starred on The Office and in This Is the End will guest in an upcoming episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, EW has learned. He will play Doug Judy, a small-time criminal who may be integral to a case that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been investigating for many years.
Robinson, who was fined $1,000 two weeks ago for possession of marijuana in the Bahamas, will shoot his episode next week. »
- Dan Snierson
her Barbie Dream House growing up -- it was not a house of dreams, it was a house of ill repute.
"I was fascinated with murder as a child. ... I would create Barbie murder mysteries. One Barbie would die and the rest of the Barbies had to figure out who the murderer was," says Faris. "It was usually Peaches 'n Cream. She's like a Southern Belle Barbie. You gotta keep your eye on ol' Peaches. She'll kill ya."
"My mom doesn't know this, so please don't tell her," Faris continues. "There was a weird sexual component to it. Yeah, ol' Peaches. I had like a ... Barbie whore house?"
"You can still find those on eBay," cracks Andy Richter. »
Original comedy series Comedy Bang! Bang! is coming back for a third season. IFC has ordered 20 half-hour episodes, scheduled to air in two 10-episode installments in 2014. Hosted by comedian-writer and podcast host Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis) Comedy Bang! Bang! riffs on the late-night talk show format with improv elements and Reggie Watts (Conan) as music cohort. Comedians and actors featured on Season 2 include Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Pee-wee Herman, Gillian Jacobs, Rashida Jones, Anna Kendrick, Andy Richter, Zoe Saldana, Andy Samberg, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Silverman, Cobie Smulders and Casey Wilson. Comedy Bang! Bang! is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Aukerman and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine team is bound to encounter a wide array of perps as the season progresses, and this Tuesday (Fox, 8:30/7:30x) Terry Crews‘ Sergeant Terry Jeffords will come fact-to-face with the worst one yet: his daughter’s dollhouse.
Press Play below to watch the unusually fearful Sarge attempt to assemble the pretty pink plaything, then hit the comments with your thoughts on Brooklyn thus far.
- Megan Masters
Carolyn Cassidy has been promoted to Svp Comedy Development and Steven Sicherman has been upped to Svp Current Programming. Cassidy has been VP Comedy Series since 2009 and Sicherman has served as Director Comedy Series since 2001. Cassidy reports to Jonathan Davis, Evp Comedy Development and Animation, and Sicherman to Jeffrey Glaser, Svp Current Programming. Their promotions are effective immediately. Cassidy has shepherded the development of Fbc’s New Girl, ABC’s Last Man Standing and CBS’ new series, The Crazy Ones. She oversees a roster of producers, writers and directors for the studio including The Chernin Company, 21 Laps/Adelstein, Jake Kasdan, Jenny Bicks, Cindy Chupack, Kay Cannon, Corrigan & Walsh and Yuspa & Goldsmith. Sicherman has worked on dozens of hit series at 20th including CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, Still Standing and Yes, Dear, FX’S American Horror Story, Arrested Development (both Fox and Netflix versions), Fbc’s Glee, Raising Hope, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
With Rush out in theaters, we wanted to revisit another racing classic of two bitter rivals whose competition drove them to not only be better drivers but also better people. That’s right, we are talking about Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which sees the title character (Will Ferrell) face many obstacles on his quest to prove he is the best race car driver in Nascar all while being pitted against his polar opposite, French driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Coehn). Where Ricky is sponsored by Wonder Bread, Jean is sponsored by Perrier. Ricky is married to “stone cold fox” Carley (Leslie Bibb) while Jean is married to world-class German Shepherd trainer Gregory (Andy Richter). But the major difference between these two drivers is Ricky truly loves to race whereas Jean is starting to find himself drawn to other pursuits — you know, things like training Komodo dragons in Sri Lanka and teaching them to perform »
- Allison Loring
EW has learned that the comedian will guest-star as Fire Marshal Boone on Fox’s new police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which was created by Parks executive producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor). In the episode, which is slated to air later this year, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) investigates a suspicious fire and winds up crossing paths and butting heads with Boone. As it turns out, the two have a history of not enjoying each other.
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- Dan Snierson
Last night the stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia visited Conan for a conversation about the sexual spectrum and how we’re all on it somewhere. This finally gave Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien a chance to address the sexual tension at the center of Team Coco.
The post “Always Sunny” Guys: We’re all a Little Gay appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
- Aaron Landry
"Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris and Anna Gunn (who walked away with a Best Supporting Actress win at Sunday's Primetime Emmys) and the show's creator Vince Gilligan (who accepted the Best Dramatic Series Emmy), swung by Conan O'Brien last night to talk the immensely popular series, which will have its finale September 29. Video highlights below. In the clips, Cranston reads from his favorite erotic fan letter (which begins with the comforting disclaimer that the writer has never been diagnosed "with any psychotic disorder"), he and Paul give us their best "resting faces," Gunn chats with Conan about her "Shut up!" line delivery that has since become a ring tone, and Norris talks his character Hank's (Spoiler) death scene in the Rian Johnson-directed episode "Ozymandias." All were in high spirits following their Emmy wins. Also, Conan did a hilarious "Breaking Bad" cold open, in which he »
- Beth Hanna
Bryan Cranston shared his favorite fan letter during a recent visit to "Conan," and it's just as insane as one might hope. Joined by "Breaking Bad" costar Aaron Paul, Cranston reads a fan talking about her strange sex fantasy with the pair that's kept him laughing ever since.
"Dear Bryan Cranston, Let me preface this letter by saying I have a master's degree in psychology and have never been diagnosed with any psychotic disorder," the letter begins. "I'm writing to you because I have been holed up in my apartment for two days and nights watching all seasons of your show. I am in love with it all."
It continues, "After I was done with all the episodes, I watched some interviews, and what this has all amounted to is that right now I am fantasizing about having sex with Aaron Paul and for you to be there watching. I »
Conan O'Brien welcomed the entire cast of Breaking Bad, along with creator Vince Gilligan, to his TBS show Monday night. In honor of the occasion, he opened his late-night show with a spoof of AMC's hit series, which was named best drama at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards. Photos: 'Breaking Bad': 20 Most Shocking Deaths In the spoof, a car is seen driving through the desert -- and out steps O'Brien in leather jacket and shades. After digging in the dirt, an exhausted O'Brien uncovers a buried barrel. He takes off the lid to reveal … Andy Richter. "What?" Richter
- Kimberly Nordyke
With a slew of shows on the air, you’d think Seth Green would be far too busy to catch a nap. But when he needs a few minutes of afternoon shut-eye, the “Dads”/”Family Guy”/”Robot Chicken” star likes to apply self-adhesive googly eyes to look like he’s still busy. In reality, he just looks really dilated, focused and creepy. Green brought some extras by “Conan” Wednesday night, where the O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter also got in on the cheap fun. See video: Chris Hemsworth Whips Jimmy Fallon in Go-Kart Race on ‘Late Night’ The googly »
- Tony Maglio
TV: Best Of The Word
While The Tube, which receives a retrospective this Friday, was hugely influential in its own right, it was the show that followed it that left the larger cultural footprint – not only through its championing of soon-to-be musical heavyweights (Oasis, Nirvana, though probably not L7) but also in its "I'll do anything to be on TV" segment The Hopefuls, which managed to predict just about every reality series trend of the past 15 years. Best Of The Word collates the most memorable moments. Warning: contains liberal servings of Terry Christian.
Posing a hypothetical "What if" question – with the sole purpose of terrifying us with the answer – Blackout deftly splices Blair Witchy cameraphone drama, magpied CCTV footage of actual events and splashes of special effects to give a terrific if uncomfortable insight into what might »
- Gwilym Mumford, Luke Holland
Conan O’Brien is a real American, and he can prove it. During Thursday’s “Conan” episode, the late night host took the U.S. Citizenship test with proctor Andy Richter. Or at least, a comedy version of it. See video: Alec Baldwin on Paparazzi Fight: NYC’s ‘Stop-and-Frisk Is Working’ The skit started out straight, with Conan nailing basic questions about the presidency and Declaration of Independence. But then things got less serious, including the following: Q: “What’s the most-polluted river in the United States?” A: “Joan.” and: Q: “Why hasn’t an American visited the moon since »
- Tony Maglio
Ron Burgundy soon will have more than just an apartment that smells of rich mahogany. A new special edition Blu-ray of "Anchorman," called the "Rich Mahogany" Edition, will arrive in stores on Dec. 3.
This release comes in anticipation of the premiere of the "Anchorman" sequel, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." That film hits theaters on Dec. 20, and will feature the reunion of stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and David Koechner, as well as introduce new characters played by Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford and Kanye West.
The first disc of the two-disc Blu-ray includes the theatrical and unrated versions of the film, commentary by director Adam McKay and stars Farrell, Rudd, Koechner, Applegate, Lou Rawls, Andy Richter and Kyle Gass, over 50 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, bloopers, the "Afternoon Delight" music video and Ron Burgundy's Espn Sports Center audition.
The second disc has even more treats, including public service announcements, »
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