James Brown pitches miso soup in The Galloping Gourmet's kitchen

James Brown hawks Nissin Miso Soup in a TV kitchen that BB pal Jim Leftwich noticed is a close reproduction of Graham Kerr's The Galloping Gourmet set from the 1970s!

Lego trailer for Walking Dead, Season 5

"The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer." In Lego. (via Devour)

The Simpsons' Springfield, USA in Lego

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Sure, Lego released some Simpsons kits, but a fellow named Matt De Lanoy built the entire town of Springfield out of Lego!

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Matt De Lanoy's Flickr stream (via PFSK)

If The Office wasn't a comedy

The Office (US) sans jokes. (No Jokes, All Plot, via Laughing Squid)

Uhura and Obama

And in other Nichelle Nichols news today, this Tweet from Phil Larson at the White House:

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Lt. Uhura and MLK, Jr.

In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr urged Nichelle Nichols to stay in her post as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek because she was an important and all-too-rare positive TV role model for black people. From CNN:

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As the startlingly beautiful and fiercely intelligent Lt. Uhura on the hit 1960s TV series, Nichols was a revolutionary figure at a time when the only African-American women you saw on U.S. TV were usually playing servants.

Indeed, Star Trek was reportedly the only program Martin Luther King Jr would let his children stay up late to watch.

When Nichols was considering leaving the show to pursue a career on Broadway, King Jr personally implored her to stay, saying she was a powerful role model for black people across the country -- and the world. "That was the greatest thing," says Nichols. "That was greater than anything else, to be told that by Dr. Martin Lurther King, because he was my leader.

"So I stayed and I never regretted it."

Video: The X-Files' Dana Scully likes science!

"She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck," says creator Ryan English. (via Dangerous Minds)

Transformers theme as 1990s R&B

Saturday Morning Slow Jams' slick R&B cover of the Transformers theme. Don't miss their takes on Muppet Babies (below), Ducktales, Pokemon, Animaniacs, and many more.

UK police captured The A-Team

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From the West Yorkshire, UK police Twitter feed (@WYPDogs).

Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule are going on tour

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Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are known for live performances as weird as their television show, "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!." This Fall, Tim and Eric are going on a North American tour with Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) of "Check It Out," and the experience promises to be unmissable.

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Formerly incarcerated woman on why 'Orange Is The New Black' is mostly inaccurate

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A confession: I'm not a fan of the TV series "Orange is the New Black." I love some of the actors on the show, but I think it's kind of a romanticized white fantasy that makes cute of an experience that is not cute, as even today's headlines on this very blog reveal. With glee, I read this Washington City Paper analysis of the show by a woman who served time in prison on a drug-related offense. She is very funny, and her critique is informative.

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Kickstarting a Breaking Bad fan fest in Albuquerque

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Boing Boing reader Miguel Jaramillo sends word of a crowdfunding campaign with which I am fully on board: A Breaking Bad fan-fest.

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New Orleans jazz rendition of Game of Thrones

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.

Rik Mayall from The Young Ones (RIP)

Rik Mayall, best known for portraying anarchist Rick in the fantastic 1980s British sitcom The Young Ones, has died. He was 56. (BBC News)