Day: January 20, 2014

Bill Cosby, on prejudice, circa 1971

More than three decades before Dave Chappelle rocked Comedy Central with his portrayal of “Clayton Bigsby,” and less than a decade after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech that capped off the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights, Bill Cosby delivered a devastating 22 minutes of televised thoughts on tolerance and equality (or lack thereof) for KCET. It was 1971. The year “Archie Bunker” debuted as a sitcom bigot fronting TV’s #1 show, All in the Family. If you laughed out loud at Archie Bunker’s prejudices, what would you make of the...

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Adam Scott and Paul Rudd re-enact Bosom Buddies for final “Greatest Event in Television History” on Adult Swim, but which Bosom Buddies intro?

Adam Scott unveiled the billboard today for the fourth and final edition of his 1980s TV tribute series, “The Greatest Event in Television History,” which will air this Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2014, on Adult Swim. If the photo of Scott with Paul Rudd doesn’t jog your memory, that’s a shot from Bosom Buddies — the sitcom that starred a young Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in the early 1980s on ABC as two broke guys who dressed as women to live in an all-female apartment building. Specifically, it’s their softball shirts, as seen in the Bosom Buddies intro....

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Reggie Watts to star in Super Bowl commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don Cheadle and more

Super Bowl commercials are airing earlier and earlier each year. Two weeks before the big football game to decide whether the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks are the NFL champions of the 2013 season at Super Bowl XLVII, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J., we’ve already begun seeing commercials for the commercials. Yes. That’s right. As if you needed a 15-second advertisement to convince you to watch the most-watched thing on TV each year, we’re getting them anyhow. Kind of fitting, considering Amazon reportedly asked for and received a patent to start shipping you items before you’ve...

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