I met another celeb in the neighborhood yesterday. Or I should say, Rory did.
I wasn’t the one getting a belly rub in the middle of the afternoon.
Bob Balaban was getting food for his daughter’s dachshund Elliot when Rory and I chanced to meet him at the pet store. As always, Rory’s color and indeterminate breeding prompted questions and, before I knew it, Bob and Rory were sitting on the floor together.
I meet the nicest folks when I hang out with my boy.
With his travel schedule, Bob said having a dog isn’t an option.
Well, Bob, consider yourself Rory Dog’s official uncle. It’s just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for being so nice.
(And for Best in Show, Gosford Park, Friends, and Waiting for Guffmann, to name a few.)
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Happy Turkey Day!
I hope you enjoy:
- Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Cheering on your favorite sports team
- Eating yourself into a food coma
- Seeing a movie with family and friends
- All of the above
- None of the above
You can do as much or as little as you like — that’s something to be thankful right there.
And as you consider your entertainment choices, I want to point out one available to you online — a collection of ten of the greatest Thanksgiving episodes from television, comedy and drama.
I found the list on TVSquad.com, and I have to say — they hit the turkey right in the stuffing on this one. These truly are the greatest Turkey Day TV celebrations of all time — ranked in the correct order, I might add — complete with clips for your viewing pleasure.
Gilmore Girls. Friends. Cheers. Everybody Loves Raymond. WKRP in Cincinnati. Plus five more. (It is a list of ten, you know.) I guarantee you’ll laugh.
And it should clear up any lingering confusion you might have about turkeys flying.
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It’s a great day in America! Why? Because Craig Ferguson is bringing crossover television back for your viewing pleasure.
At the top of his show last week, Craig appeared in a mini-episode of “The Big Bang Theory” — in true crossover style — and then had the cast take over his show for the rest of the night in a collection of sketches and interviews.
Thanks, Craig. We used to depend on television sitcoms and their associated spin-offs for crossover nights. You know, when Doug from “King of Queens” would appear on “Everybody Loves Raymond” — the show that birthed his series — and vicey versey.
Or remember the night that Paul Reiser’s character on “Mad About You” caused a blackout that affected everyone on “Friends”? Even though those two series weren’t spin-offs, they did share a common setting — New York City — and the character of Phoebe’s sister, Ursula Buffay, who waited tables at their favorite restaurant.
I guess it makes sense that it would take a show outside of the TV sitcom realm to remind us that crossover television works. Sitcoms have only recently regained their stronghold on the prime time schedule — thank you, “Modern Family” — and the only spin-offs of late have been the ever redundant “CSI’ and “Law and Order.”
Take a lesson from the Craigy Ferg, programmers everywhere. Crossover TV is fun.
And it’s great for America!
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