Season 1 of Fargo was one of the most delightful surprises on TV, and now Season 2 takes us back to 1979 with an Abe Lincoln bearded Nick Offerman and a stacked cast that includes Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Brad Garrett, Patrick Wilson and that son of a bitch Todd from Breaking Bad. If you put all those actors together with the brains behind season 1 of Fargo and make a bad TV show, you are really bad at your job. I can’t wait for good old fashioned Minnesota violence. Fargo season 2 premiers in October.
If You Want to Watch a Biographical Drama About a Legit Crazy Person, Check Out ‘Houdini’ On the History Channel Tonight
Part one of the History Channel’s two part mini series “Houdini” premiered last night, and let’s just say that Harry Houdini was insane. You kind of figure a guy who chooses to be an escape artist is insane, but Houdini lived a pretty incredible life. When he wasn’t busy pretending to saw his wife in half, he was trying to escape safes, both as part of his act and in real life. In his down time he challenged men much bigger than him to punch him in the stomach. And he was a spy for the US and British governments. This may come as a shock, but all these things thrown together do not make for a happy marriage. As crazy as all of it was, it was also very entertaining television. My suggestion would be to catch part one sometime today, and then watch part two tonight at 9. On an unrelated note, I am becoming a magician.
A few things here: Alec Baldwin is an extremely believable cop, and it takes Jimmy Fallon 20 seconds to break character. Enjoy.
This skit is from one of Jimmy Fallon’s final “Late Night” shows, where the guys from Full House (Saget, Stamos, Joey) show up and help him make his decision to take over The Tonight Show. Two takeaways: John Stamos ages like a fine wine and Jimmy Fallon’s make believe bedroom is what nightmares are made of.
The TV God’s giveth and the TV God’s taketh away. The almost three month stretch of amazing, incredible [insert any other adjective here] television is slowly coming to an end now that the summer is pretty much officially here. On Sunday, Game of Thrones had their season four finale, wrapping up easily the best season of the series. Last night, Louie finished up it’s newest season on FX, and if last year was any indication, we probably won’t see him again until 2025. Tonight is the season one finale of my favorite new show, Fargo. That these three awesome television shows all end within three days is a cruel, cruel punishment. I’m spending the rest of the summer in my dark place until television rights and wrong and brings more fantastic TV in the fall.
Bobby Boy – “NBC has secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 in a record six-games deal worth $7.75 billion.
NBC already holds the rights through the 2020 Olympics in a four-games deal signed in 2011 for $4.38 billion.
The negotiations were led by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Bach says “this agreement is excellent news for the entire Olympic Movement as it helps to ensure its financial security in the long term.”
I dislike Bob Costas. Immensely. If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Bob Costas, Osama Bin Laden and Hitler I’d shoot Bob Costa twice. But if I have to put up with him for six more Olympic games I can only hope he continues to get pink eye. How great would that be? Every Olympics Bob Costas welcomes us to the games then immediately gets pink eye. He struggles through the first couple of days until it spreads to his other eye and he’s forced to stop broadcasting like this year. Pink eye is curable so it’s not like he’d be contracting this deadly disease. Everybody wins, except Bob Costas. It’d be the best running joke in Olympics history and I, for one, would enjoy it a lot. I don’t know how, but I need NBC to make this happen. If you’ve got $7 Billion I’m sure you can find a way to give your Olympic broadcaster pink eye.
It’s no longer a contest: Jimmy Fallon owns the sketch portion of late night TV. I still prefer Conan in the monologue, but whether it was Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or The Tonight Show, Fallon consistently delivers funny and creative skits. Here are a few of our favorites.
The Evolution of Dad Dancing – Late Night
Kind of an under the radar skit back from Fallon’s Late Night days. I think I like this skit so much because this is 100% how I dance at the bar. I get a couple of drinks in me and I’m out on the dance floor makings things happen. I gotta say Jimmy Fallon absolutely nails all of these moves. I usually start off with the simple “clap when you want to” which immediately turns into the “clap and shake” which lasts the rest of the night. I know what you’re thinking and the answer is no, it is not very impressive, but it’s all I got.
Real People Fake Arms – Late Night
Real people, fake arms, is gold for two reasons: Jimmy Fallon and Steve Carell. I don’t think it is physically possible for Jimmy Fallon to keep a straight face during a skit, and you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. Carell, always professional, and Fallon always laughing. I bet by now you are probably screaming at the computer screen, “what about JUSTIN?!” Come on people, do I really need to point out how awesome JT can be in a comedy sketch? Does a dog need to be taught how to bury a bone? Does a bird need to be reminded how to fly? Does Bill Paxton need to prove he discovered the Titanic? No, the answer is no.
Gary Busey is one of kind. He’s clearly lost his mind but at this point in his life he’s no longer fighting it. He’s going to scream at the ocean and talk to a dead fish and have a conversation wth a lamp because that’s how Gary Busey rolls. I still don’t udnerstand why Amazon used him to promote their product but I blog from my parent’s basement and they run a multi billion dollar website so I guess we’ll just have to trust them.