In MAD #346 from June 1996, the lead parody is a spoof of ‘Ellen’ BEFORE Ellen DeGeneres came out, along with a look at ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus.’
Lumpy Gravy, Zappa’s third or fourth album, depending on how you count, was originally for Capitol’s classical music label, but it’s still definitely Zappa.
TruTV’s ‘Those Who Can’t’ recently entered its third season, and if you’re not watching, you’re missing out on one of the best sitcoms running.
The slice-of-life manga Yotsuba&! is an utterly delightful look at a single father raising his adopted 5-year-old daughter.
The Comeback Documentary ‘Bros: After the Screaming Stops’ Is Excellent, Even If It’s Not Terribly Kind to Its SubjectsOn
This Winter, the BBC aired the documentary ‘Bros: After the Screaming Stops’ about the hit London ’80s boy band’s 30-year comeback concert.
Though it didn’t get picked up, the NBC-commissioned game show pilot Malcolm put Alex Trebek onstage with his announcer — an animated puppet.
If VHS tapes are more-or-less forgotten, blank VHS covers are doubly so — until 4096 created this YouTube video celebrating them.
Frank Zappa’s third LP, We’re Only In It For the Money is perhaps most famous for its grotesque take on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover art.
The 1979 game show ‘Whew!’ is a failed experiment, from its tenuous connection to the premise to its unprounceable name, but it’s an interesting one.
It’s nearly impossible not to be completely enraged at the world right now, but Terry Crews’ holiday special, ‘A Very Terry Christmas’ is a nice breather.