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Nice job, Ed Helms.
Another classic Office episode tonight. It started off a bit blah, but once the pranks and Mexican lemonade came out, the laughs just kept coming.
I only watched Scrubs sporadically due to the Arizona game, but the musical thing seemed more clever than actually entertaining. Kudos to them for trying it though.
I wish I had Jim's dilemma in life sometimes.
That's very funny.
Yeah? I thought of like two seconds after you left.
I know Michael said it but this how I feel about it too.
Maybe it's me. On another blog in the Toaster family, I'm being chastised for not liking the band Wilco. To me, Scrubs is the Wilco of comedy. The devotion fans feel to each of them is a giant mystery to me.
Funny was "One Million Dollars in Gold" idea on 30 Rock.
I keep thinking of the Buffy musical episode and how inspiring that was. Scrubs last night kept reminding me what an achievement that was.
"Guy Love" was very clever - it worked both on its own and as an embodiment of the series. Nothing else came close to this.
I will say I was pleasantly taken with Carla's singing.
Just in terms of outside-the-box episodes, I'd take the Wizard of Oz one over this. In general, I'd put last night's in worst-episode territory.
Office was excellent again.
15 - I'm getting to 30 Rock tonight.
"Chicago" has some success at this, though the awards, I think, make it a bit overrated, but still a good watch. I still find "Fiddler On The Roof", schmaltzy as it can be, to be quite watchable, if long - though the dialogue/music ratio is pretty high.
It's late in week, and I'm drawing blanks otherwise!
I just don't like it when a conversation about musicals gets derailed by the observation that people don't break out into song in real life.
Except most of the time it's "Revolution #9".
I'm now off to watch a DVD of the next episode of a certain drama that will be returning to the air next month.
The maracas scene alone made it worth watching the producer's cut.
In my first post in the thread I mentioned that the greatest thing I have ever seen on television is Jerry Springer: The Opera. It is a screamingly funny satire on the Jerry Springer Show, with all of the guests and the audience singing while the Jerry Springer character, played by David Soul of Starsky & Hutch fame, speaks normally. At the end of the "show within the show," a guest shoots Jerry Springer and he is taken to Hell by the Devil, who wants Jerry to host "The Jerry Springer Show In Hell" so he can confront Jesus Christ and get an apology from God for banishing him from Heaven. Jerry Springer: The Opera was a London stage show that the BBC filmed a performance of and aired in England in January 2005. I would advise anybody who isn't offended by a lot of swearing and coarse language and has a multi-region DVD player to order the DVD from Amazon.co.uk. Possibly nobody reading this has such a DVD player, but I believe the soundtrack can be ordered from Amazon.com, if that is of interest to anybody.
Singin in the Rain
The Music Man
Guys and Dolls
West Side Story
I hated Moulin Rouge
Emily: Make your own coffee, I'm getting a drink.
My Fair Lady
How to Succeed in Business...
Rent (much better on film than on stage)
And as much as I can't stand La Streisand now, I have to admit that Funny Girl made for a pretty good film.
For those who don't like movie musicals because they don't like the artificiality of "people suddenly breaking out in song," Dreamgirls fixes that problem -- not by making it seem realistic, but by making the whole show seem like it takes place in a half-unreal world. If its songs were better, it could've been a classic.
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