Posts Tagged ‘The Cosby Show’

Not much going on the in the world of TV this week. We’ll keep it short, I actually have books I want to read. (Gasp!)

  • Jill Scott gave birth to her first baby, a boy named Jett. Adorbs! Speaking of Jill Scott, I’m still loving No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. In fact, I went to the library today to check out the first book in the series the show is based off of.
  • Guess who got a reality show? Rudy! Not the football playing one, the Cosby one.
  • And my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Neil Gaiman writes absolutely wonderful children’s books (he wrote Coraline, FYI). This video is an animation of his latest effort, Blueberry Girl. It’s a pretty magical picture book and the video makes me smile. It’s inspiring and whimsical and I plan on buying it for every friend, relative, etc who gives birth to a baby girl in the next 20 years.

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Marry: Awful TV

I have a lot of stuff due next week which means I’ve been spending all my time procrastinating. Nothing helps me waste time more than awful television. If it’s not old re-runs Sabrina The Teenage Witch it’s the trashy ladies of The Bad Girls Club. I love quality programs and as soon as this week is over I will wonder what the hell I was thinking, but right now, I am enjoying the mind-numbing programming my boob-tube has to offer.

Bop: Adam Richman, Host of Man vs. Food**

Man vs. Food premiered this week on The Travel Channel. Host Adam Richman gets to travel to different cities across the country and take on some of America’s biggest food challenges. This week he was in Amarillo, TX where he hate a half pound burger with jalapenos and habenero sauce and a giant plate of chili fries. Then he learned how to make Chicken Fried Steak. All of this was to prepare for his food challenge: The Big Texan Steak Challenge. To win, Richman needed to eat a 72 ounce steak, a side salad, shrimp cocktail, baked potato and a roll in an hour or less. The best part about this show is that he’s not a competitive eater, just a guy who loves food…a lot. He plotted and stratagized and ended up finishing the challenge in about 30 minutes. It was borderline heroic…and made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. If that’s not someone worth bopping, then I obviously don’t know what love is.

Kill: Whoever thought of THIS.

They’re making pornogrpahic parodies of Married With Children and The Cosby Show. Nothing is sacred.

** I was this close to picking the Chicken Fried Steak as the winner of the Bop Award. This close. They sauteed it in clarified butter folks!

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I had two P-Shad sightings this weekend. Yes, I call her P-Shad. First, the woman formerly known as Mama Huxtable, reprised her role as Mrs. Guster on Psych (and she had a gambling problem no less!)

Tonight, she lended her voice to the season finale of The Life & Times of Tim.

Phylicia Rashad, looking way younger than 60 and still keeping it super classy. You go girl.

Photo: http://www.sitcomsonline.com

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Ahh, it’s been an extremely busy TV newsday. Let’s get crackin’!

  • In blood curdling news, an obsessive Dexter fan in Canada wrote a spooky screenplay about catching an adulterer online and killing him with a chainsaw. Turns out, he might’ve acted out the fantasy. Scary, scary stuff.
  • Everyone’s favorite temp turned corporate big-wig turned jailbird turned receptionist is leaving Dunder Mifflin for awhile. BJ Novak is taking a leave of absence from The Office to be in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie. Rumor has it he may leave the show for good.
  • SNL is welcoming two new ladies to the cast! One of them is only 21. Cue my quarter-life crisis.
  • A former American Idol auditioner and Paula Abdul devotee was found dead in a car outside Abdul’s home, the victim of an apparent suicide.
  • Paulie Walnuts released his own cologne. Apparently it smells like my grandpa.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is working with HBO to make Scar Tissue, a series based on his childhood. Everyone get your Californication jokes in the hopper because once this news hits it big, there’s going to be some zingers.
  • Ted Turner is a foxy, crazy old man.
  • My Google Reader suggested this blog. Apparently it thought that since I seem to like TV so much, I would be interested in this too. For your consideration, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Bacon Today.

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching and if your Pop enjoys giant hoagies, listening to jazz music, saying “just the right thing” and coordinating elaborate anniversary gifts then do I have an idea for you.

Bill Cosby and his wife found some of his old sweaters and his daughter is selling them on eBay to benefit the Hello Friend/Ennis Cosby Foundation, an education non-profit.

The auction takes place from June 2-12 and the the opening bid is only $5,000. Dad would love it and if nothing else you’re doing it for the kids.

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Rudy No!

I’ve been away from my Google Reader all weekend. I come back to discover this shocking tidbit:

The Cosby Show’s Keshia Knight Pulliam (Little Rudy for those you who don’t remember) is playing a lady of the night in Tyler Perry’s (House of Payne, Why Did I Get Marrried?) next movie, Madea Goes To Jail. Pulliam plays Candy, a prostitute Madea meets in her stint in the big house.

Tyler Perry is a cash cow, so career wise this is a brilliant move on her part. And it must be hard to breakaway from child-star status. But this is too much too soon Keshia! Your racy music video career was hard enough for us diehard fans. Please let us heal before you climb on the pole or on some dude in the name of comedy.

Let’s look back to the simpler times. I wonder what the little boy who played Peter is doing?

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