This week, Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel, died, just a few days short of her 71st birthday. Edna Krabappel will not be replaced. She’ll join Lionel Hutz and other voices who have been silenced in similar ways. Wallace was a wonderful actress and comedian. I think I first became really aware of [...]
Tomorrow marks the second ending of Futurama. I’m going to miss it.
The show originally aired on Fox from 1999-2003. It was revived by Comedy Central in 2008. While the original Fox shows were good (with perhaps the exceptions of the film-length works), the Comedy Central version has been really good, producing some [...]
[Warning: Spoilers follow. If you've not seen the August 2013 episodes of True Blood, you don't want to read this.]
I’m grateful The Daily Show for its coverage of and attention to the ridiculous treatment of our returning veterans as they attempt to apply for benefits. When we think of these benefits, we usually [...]
Okay, recent maybe isn’t the best word. But I’ve seen some good stuff over the past few months.
A.C.T. (The American Conservatory Theater) imported The National Theatre of Scotland (whom I got to see at Mondavi earlier this year) to perform Black Watch. The Black Watch is a famous Scottish regiment (formed in 1725, [...]
No–no real spoilers here. I’m not going to talk about which of your favorite (or not favorite) characters are going to die on the hit HBO show. I’m gonna talk about orgasms. Ever since GOT premiered, the internet has been debated the sexual politics of the show, with some people thinking it’s sexist and [...]
As WonderCon 2013 is the only big Con I’m likely to attend this year, this is likely the only Con blog you’re all going to get for a while–enjoy! For the first time in 13 years, the boy and I had the same Spring Break, which happened to fall during WonderCon, so the boy [...]
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing a performance by The National Theatre of Scotland–The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. It was staged at our Mondavi Center. The play, when performed in Scotland, is often done in pubs and other common houses. They thus transformed the studio theatre into a pub, complete with [...]
That’s right. It’s my anniversary with The Simpsons!
25 years ago today, The Simpsons premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show with a little short called “Goodnight, Simpsons.” (See it here: http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/61247/detail/)
I was immediately taken with the family, mostly because Maggie’s reaction to the “Rockabye, Baby” song is the same as mine–the lyrics [...]
After staying up way to late with Chaz and Carmen, I woke up so I could meet Courtney to go to the Dr Who Experience! Courtney was hoping there would be some little kids to watch, and there were. We entered a gallery and then moved to the experience–we got to stand in a [...]