Fantastic interview with the original Lost In Space's Dr. Zachary Smith, Jonathan Harris

As we make our way through the Lost In Space reboot on Netflix (or not), let's honor the late, great Jonathan Harris who stole the original series as the prissily menacing Dr. Zachary Smith.

"(Smith) was written as a deep-dyed, snarling villain, and he bored the shit out of me," Harris said.

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Rick Astley rickrolls unsuspecting weather reporter on air

Rick Astley was waiting to be interviewed in the studio for the Canadian morning TV show Your Morning and decided to rickroll Brandon Gonez, the show's weather reporter, on air. At first, the "Never Gonna Give You Up" video started playing unexpectedly during the forecast, then Astley himself appeared. Gonez is apparently a fan of Mr. Astley and kind of freaked when the pop artist started dancing with him.

Here's what it looked like from behind the scenes:

Astley is currently on a short tour.

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Weatherman angry that no-one appreciates being told about forthcoming Michigan weather

Some folks have a tough lot in life than this, but today let's offer a little sympathy for the bitter comfort of a man whose job it is to inform people what the weather's going to be like in Michigan. Think Sisyphus, but with a giant yellow snowball that keeps melting and refreezing in April. Read the rest

Watch countless American news anchors mindlessly intone the same propaganda script

"Extremely dangerous for democracy," is just one phrase in the uncanny propagandistic script that dozens (hundreds?) of news anchors "report" in this compilation video. The effect is creepy and surreal; the connection is that all the stations are owned by the same conservative corporation, Sinclair, which is where the marching orders come from. Read the rest

Watch the Slow Mo Guys smack James Corden in the face with a dodgeball

The Slow Mo Guys were guests on The Late Late Show and to show what they do, they filmed host James Corden as they threw a dodgeball at his cheek. The slow-motion instant replay shows Corden's face being warped by the pressure but, all in all, he took it like a complete champ. Read the rest

Watch Jim Nabors rap-sing his pitch for "Gomer Pyle, USMC" (1964)

"I'm better than any piss-ant who ever lived."

Jim Nabors, who died last year, apparently recorded this fantastic clip to promote his new television series, "Gomer Pylse, USMC," to TV execs and possible sponsors.

(via r/ObscureMedia)

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You can own the actual furniture from Mad Men

Screenbid is holding an online auction for furniture, props, and other items seen on Mad Men. The high ticket items are Don's 1964 Chrysler Imperial (asking bid $40,000), Don's box of secrets from Adam Whitman (asking bid $2100), and the SCDP office sign (asking bid $1,900.) Don's office TV is pretty sharp though but apparently doesn't actually work.

Mad Men 2018 Auction

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Precocious 6-year-old Scottish boy can Irish dance like nobody's business

Dance like America's watching, Oscar! ('Cause they are!)

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Watch "Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future" (1985)

Before Max Headroom shilled for Coke and collaborated with the Art of Noise (below), he starred in this fantastic and prescient 1985 UK TV movie about a dystopic future. This brilliant bit of cyberpunk science fiction feels even more relevant today than it did back then.

Previously: "Max Headroom, the full story"

(Thanks, UPSO!)

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Michael Bolton lip synching Gangsta's Paradise

There's a new TV show where celebrities lip synch to other people's songs, and they've put out a clip of Michael Bolton uneasily mouthing Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise to offer a taste of what's in store. It's not really my cup of tea but do wake me up when Dean Stockwell goes on. Read the rest

New "Cobra Kai" trailer: the Karate Kid is a car salesman and Johnny is still a prick

Get him a body bag! Yeahhhhh!!!!

Update: There was previously a much longer new trailer but it appears YouTube Red Originals has now removed it. Read the rest

Beginner painters try to learn from the master: Bob Ross

Most of us have enjoyed the soothing, soft-spoken art instructions of public TV painter Bob Ross, but how many of us have actually tried to paint using his methods?

I guessed "not many" but I was wrong. On YouTube, there's this "Bob Ross Challenge" which means lots of folks are taking a stab at creating their own "happy little trees," with mixed results.

In the Buzzfeed video from 2017 (above), watch as three beginning painters fearlessly try their hand at following the master.

Then, watch these two brave souls do the same thing:

Previously: Zen out on Bob Ross peeling off contact paper

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"Shark Tank" with no dialogue

Immerse yourself in the awkwardness that is Shark Tank with all the talking removed. Makes ya sweat a little, don't it?

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Someone tracked all the songs played on "WKRP in Cincinnati"

Someone watched reruns of WKRP in Cincinnati, tracked all the songs played on the show, and then put them in this spreadsheet.

Dr. Johnny Fever played the first song played on the show, Ted Nugent's "Queen of the Forest," which marked the end to the previous radio station's format (Muzak/Swing) and the beginning of the new WKRP format (Rock, Punk and Top 40). All right, Cincinnati, it is time for this town to get down! You've got Johnny... Doctor Johnny Fever, and I am burnin' up in here! Whoa! Whoo! We all in critical condition, babies, but you can tell me where it hurts, because I got the healing prescription here from the big 'KRP musical medicine cabinet. Now I am talking about your 50,000 watt intensive care unit, babies! So just sit right down, relax, open your ears real wide and say, "Give it to me straight, Doctor. I can take it!"

Now someone just needs to make this into a Spotify playlist. Who wants to volunteer?

Previously: WKRP in Cincinnati redacted to save on license fees

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Mister Rogers' Drunk History

It's been 50 years since Mister Rogers' Neighborhood premiered on television. Now you can learn the story of Fred McFeely Rogers (played in this episode by Colin Hanks) from comedian Solomon Georgio as he relays it to host Derek Waters -- completely sauced-- in the latest episode of Drunk History.

And, if you've never seen the real footage from 1969 of Mr. Rogers pleading to the Senate for more funding for his then one-year-old television, I recommend that you do:

Gives me goosebumps every time.

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Entire TV show just about cake fails

Nailed It is a forthcoming Netflix show that's apparently entirely dedicated to cake fails. Having watched this trailer I'm very eager to binge the season.

Hosted by Nicole Byer and master pastry chef Jacques Torres, Netflix's Nailed It is a baking competition show for anyone who has tried to copy a Pinterest recipe and epically failed.

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Kathy Bates lip-syncing Bruno Mars

At nearly 70 years old, Kathy Bates got up on the Lip Sync Battle stage to perform Bruno Mars' Grammy-winning "That’s What I Like." Donning a leopard-print pajama top and gold medallions, watch the award-winning actress show off her smooth moves in this preview clip. She'll face off against comedian Tone Bell in this week's challenge which airs Thursday at 10/9c on Paramount Network.

Lip Sync Battle is back for another season of epic performances from the hottest stars on the planet! Each week, A-list celebrities go toe to toe, syncing contemporary hits and classic tracks, all for the ultimate bragging rights: the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen.
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