Chalk one up in the ‘life imitating art department’…
Ray Romano, comedian and star of Everybody Loves Raymond and the recently canceled Men of a Certain Age, made the cut at this weekend’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Ray tees off in the fourth and final round today with his professional partner, Australian golfer Steven Bowditch.
Go get ’em, Ray!
Fans of Men of a Certain Age will remember that Ray’s character Joe, party shop owner, gambling addict and avid golfer, had just qualified for the senior tour when the series was unceremoniously dumped by TNT.
We never got to see Joe fulfill his dream on the links, but today Ray is living out his own.
Karma is a wonderful thing.
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I was never much of an autograph hound. But now?
I collect direct tweets from celebrities.
I follow quite a few on Twitter. Most of them are actors or comedians who tweet funny or bizarre things about their lives. Sometimes I comment on what they say…and they actually reply to me.
It’s so cool.
I’ve also added directors of favorite movies and TV shows to my Twitter feed. They’re fun to follow because they sometimes answer questions via Twitter about their current projects.
I’ve gotten personal responses from them as well.
I’m amassing quite a collection of celeb direct tweets. From folks like comedian Michael Ian Black (Ed); actor Josh Malina (The West Wing, Sports Night); director Chris Weitz (About a Boy, New Moon); series creator Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age); and legendary actress Lee Meriwether (Batman, Barnaby Jones).
Lee Meriwether even started following me on Twitter.
(Bet she’s blogging about that right now…)
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I watched the season finale of “Men of a Certain Age” last night on TNT.
I hope you did, too. Because, simply stated, it’s the best thing on television.
Prepare yourself if you do watch. There are no police officers, forensic units or personality plus crime-solving sidekicks. No one is a vampire, zombie or even remotely undead. There is no competition for cash or prizes, no celebrity judge at the ready with praise or pith.
There isn’t even a man in a dog suit.
No, Men of a Certain Age just follows three friends turning 50 who are all at turning points in their lives. Jobs, relationships, kids, health, addiction, dreams — it’s not Everybody Loves Raymond comedy, it’s real life.
I want everyone to see this show. I hope you’re all that lucky.
You gotta give me one thing. I’m a scary judge of talent. — Al Pacino, “The Recuit”
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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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