Category Archives: Television

Real Life Simpsons

Awesome, simply awesome.

Simpsons or Freedoms

Maybe the Bill of Rights should go into syndication…

A new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum survey finds that only about one in four Americans (28 percent) are able to name more than one of the five fundamental freedoms granted to them by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet when it comes to knowledge of popular culture, Americans are considerably more tuned in. For example, almost twice as many Americans (52 percent) can name at least two members of “The Simpsons” cartoon family. And while more than one in five (22 percent) Americans can name all five of the fictional Simpsons family members — Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie — just one in 1,000 people surveyed (.1 percent) were able to name all five freedoms granted under the First Amendment.

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Greatest TV day ever?!

It is almost hard to believe that on the same day Saved by the Bell becomes available on iTunes, that Charles in Charge is available on DVD. It’s got to just be a matter of time until Small Wonder is available on DVD.

Dude, Suit Up

Often times people ask me, “Billfer, what is your favorite sitcom?” In the past it has been hard to choose because there were so many good ones. Lately though, the offerings have been limited to say the least. Fortunately I found How I Met Your Mother and it has quickly become my current favorite. The characters are all likable and Neil Patrick Harris’ slimeball horn-dog Barney is a regular scene stealer.
cobie smulders
The show even has a legitimate babe in Cobie Smulders. Smulders, while not necessarily hot in the classical sense is definitely diggable. And, I don’t know if it is the character or Cobie, but there’s just something there that makes her very appealing.

Now I don’t know how long the show will last. The premise of Bob Saget telling his kids about his past exploits could get old. In the meantime though, I’m going to enjoy the show and read Barney’s Blog.

Loving Lost

I hate when I’m late to the party with a show. I missed the first several seasons of the West Wing (partly out of a strange protest because Aaron Sorkin stopped doing Sports Night to focus on West Wing), and I still haven’t see the Sopranos. However, I put my time off to good use as Mrs Billfer and I dove into Lost.

We have knocked out half of the first season in the span of 5 days. Sure we’ve lost some sleep, but how do you turn it off? Not since that first season of 24 have I been this captivated by a show.

The question is, now that we’re hooked should we start watching season 2 midway through? Will we have missed too much, or will it compromise our enjoyment of the first season? Should we just wait until Season 2 hits DVD and watch it in the proper sequence?

It’s alright, cuz I’m Saved by the Bell

What with the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a good time to share some suggestions for your loved ones. Right now, you can get official Bayside Tiger merchandise. Choose from the popular “Go Bayside, Beat Valley” t-shirt, the Zach Attack Friends Forever Tour shirt, or the classic and simple Bayside Tiger circle logo shirt.

And speaking of the logo shirt – I can’t believe I never noticed that the logo is exactly the same as the old Detroit Tigers logo.

These wonderful selections are available from Shopping Baysideclothing.com.

I’m teetering between excitement and horror all at the same time.

My My My My My Boogie Shoes

I really like TV, like a lot. One of my favorite shows of all time was Sports Night. I have the DVD of the short lived show, and I’ve watched it like a whole bunch. So I was sure to notice the song that Felicity Huffman was dancing on the bar to in last weeks Desperate Housewives. Boogie Shoes. Now in an episode of Sports Night Dana Gordon (played by Felicity Huffman) was kicked out of a bar for dancing on the tables to…Boogie Shoes. This couldn’t possibly be a coincidence could it? If I had the opportunity to ask Mrs William H Macy just one question, it would be about the recurrence of Boogie Shoes.

Is it wrong that I noticed the songs in both episodes? Is it wrong that I’ve got a question picked out to ask Dana/Lynette/Felicity? Is it wrong that the question I’d ask would be about Boogie Shoes? I really miss Sports Night.