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

Orange is the New Black.


Orange is the New Black.

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)

Buddy Rich TV ad for toy drum machine (c.1981)

Legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich hawks Mattel Synsonic Drums, circa 1981 (via Dangerous Minds).

Hannibal's last supper "Mizumono" finale review [s2, e13]

Everybody is invited to the table in Hannibal’s bloody season-two finale. And Theresa DeLucci does mean everybody. She loves a good surprise–or five.

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Hannibal sets the table for the season finale [s2e12]

A classic moment from the Lecter legendarium hits the small screen. Theresa deLucci reviews the latest episode.

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The Flash: extended trailer for new TV show

The Flash, starring Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210), premieres this fall on The CW.

Hannibal has serious daddy issues [s2e11]

Theresa DeLucci reviews Ka No Mo, wherein our two favorite psychos’ mutual obsession becomes too much for both of them.

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Netflix will soon get its own television ‘cable channel’

Reports the Washington Post, "Netflix has reached an agreement with three smaller cable companies that, for the first time, will let U.S. subscribers watch the streaming video service’s content as though it were an ordinary cable channel."

A notable 'couch gag' on The Simpsons, in which we travel inside Homer's brain

Here's a clip from a forthcoming episode of The Simpsons, "What To Expect When Bart's Expecting." The couch gag is directed by Michal Socha, and is inspired by "Chick," a short film by Socha which you can view here (or below), and purchase on DVD here. Did you know The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted show in television history? Yep.

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The Muppet Show: The Bug Band play The Beatles

The Bug Band performs "She Loves You" on The Muppet Show in 1979. According to the Muppet Wiki, they were a nameless group until Kermit told them they needed a moniker. They suggested "The Grateful Dead" and "The Who." (via Experimental Music on Children's TV)