A better-than-average episode of FAMILY GUY with a number of LOLs (yes, you read correctly - LOLs) including MEG's "Im a girl! I don't even like the good Monty Python sketches" at being subjected to all their episodes. That's real satire. Suggesting that a cult sketch show from the Seventies wasn't funny all of the time. How topical. Almost as current as last night's installment of THE SIMPSONS where BART reminded the audience of the his catchphrase "Don't Have A Cow Man" by stating he was glad that he did (have a cow).
JULIETTE LEWIS auditions for DR WHO.
Also on the download this week (or rather last) was LOST. It returned after a short break with a slightly below par story. It did, however, include a scene that genuinely suprised me. I thought "they're never gonna kill her". Even when they said, "We're gonna kill her" I thought to myself, "They're not gonna kill her" Reader, do you know what they (the guys who said they were gonna kill her) did? They only flippin' killed her! Brilliantly done and shockingly brutal in its (coughs) execution. It was a BEN~centric tale which wavered a little (though did throw up some time~travelling hints) and ended with a showdown between him and JIM from NEIGHBOURS. I hope this doesn't turn out to be a game between God and the Devil (but which one is which?) 'cos their conversation certainly reminded me (and not in a good way) of MILTON's Paradise Lost - it's even got the name of the show in its title!
Shock! CHEVY CHASE is still alive! Not dead!
THE OFFICE continues with another mediocre, though tres amusee, show. Nice to see the smugness of PAM and JIM get dented. Sad to see DWIGHT not getting it on with a hot female basketball team. HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU? continues with yet another trouser~tighteningly funny episode. Much mirth from PAUL "The Guv'nor" MERTON and his disbelief at ELVIS spending time in London with TOMMY "Not Dead Either" STEELE back in the Fifties. You can see more below in the highly entertaining 'Webisode'.
RUSSELL BRAND appeared on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS and, as ever, was most enjoyable. He also did a very funny stint on JAY LENO which, if you can track it down, is well worth a watch. Haven't seen 'his' new film yet but will be catching it at some point. His latest radio show was meant to take place in LA but, due to him being refused entry to the US, it was broadcast from good ole Blighty. That'll learn him for being an ex~junkie! Remember, drugs are bad.
Thanks to the iPlayer, I caught the first in a new series of POINTS OF VIEW. No, stop it. It's not just for weirdos and old people. Actually, the only reason I wanted to see it was because the new host is JEREMY "Jezza" VINE. He handles it with his usual 'honest' style but I can see why TERRY "Tezza" WOGAN stopped it. It's gone all 'new media' with videos (by real humans!) and face to face showdowns with producers - here played by JULIE "Who?" GARDENER. There's no way TW could handle that. Personally, BARRY "Bazza" TOOK was always the face of POV for me and the sound of letters being read out, not with an 'authentic' telephone hiss, by trained actors is what it was all about. Maybe, like Tezza, I am getting old too. I'm sick of seeing normal people on telly with nothing to say and no coherent way of verbalising (no, I am not bitter) their thoughts without using the words: "basically"; "obviously"; "like"; and "etcetera" whilst peppering their 'sentences' with: "you know"; "kind of"; and my least favourite "it's kind of like". Still, maybe they'll talk about DOCTOR WHO next week.