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Futurama presented a big chunk of their last episode using pixel art. They know their audience!

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/14/2011 09:16  |    13
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Take a sneak peak at footage and screen shots of the Lost Game that will be previewed at Comic-Con. Sawyer looks incredibly spot on.
Posted by Skull @ 7/27/2007 01:38  |    11
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For all you Mike Judge fans, and kids too young to remember: the genius of Beavis and Butt-head.
Posted by utt73 @ 5/16/2007 17:03  |    6
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I don't (or didn't) really like her at all...  I found her very annoying, so I better let the article speak, or I may something rude about the bitc...  Er, on with the news...

"Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale -- Playboy centerfold, jeans model, bride of an octogenarian oil tycoon, reality-show subject, tragic mother -- died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.

She was stricken while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was rushed to a hospital. Edwina Johnson, chief investigator for the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the cause of death was under investigation and an autopsy would be done on Friday."
Posted by Ensellitis @ 2/8/2007 16:19  |    18 | Source
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The comic genius behind The Office and Extras dishes about artistic integrity and other uppity bullshit.

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/22/2007 01:22  |    0
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Adventure Time is a short cartoon produced by the team at Frederator Studios, the people that brought you Oh Yeah! Cartoons and subsequently spawned Chalkzone, The Fairly Oddparents, Cow and Chicken, Powerpuff Girls, My Life as a Teenage Robot among many others.

They also have a cartoon podcast that updates weekly at Channel Frederator, which has various user submitted cartoon shorts, that is more than worth a mention.

I haven't enjoyed cartoons this much since the Fox Kids era.
Posted by Blick @ 1/15/2007 20:28  |    8
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If you haven't seen or heard about this brilliant SNL digital short yet your internet card is hereby revoked. It's right up there with last year's Natalie Portman's rap and Lazy Sunday.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/1/2007 22:22  |    10
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Two of the finest and most nerdgasmic shows on TV together at last. Behold! Battlestar Galactica characters drawn in the Simpsons style.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/13/2006 01:21  |    4 | Source
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Can NBC reproduce another hit office sitcom imported from the UK?  They sure did a wonderful job reworking The Office for the States.  From TV Squad...

Finally, the Channel 4 series The IT Crowd is being re-developed by writer and executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port (Just Shoot Me, Mad About You); and Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Son of the Beach, Dilbert).
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/4/2006 00:51  |    3 | Source
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The nerdgasmic British show The IT Crowd has included leet-speak as a subtitle option. It's only available for Europe (regoin locked), but a US version is apparently on the way. 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/17/2006 09:16  |    3 | Source
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A while back I sent in a link to a story about rogers communication suing bell canada over their animated pixel cheetah and hare tv ad.  I just found an online gallery of those bell pixel ads with links to quicktime video versions that might interest the pixel-oriented.  I like the pixel style and some of these commercials are pretty funny too:

http://filmblender.com/category/technique/pixel/

As far as I know Bell Canada is no longer showing these pixel ads on tv.

PB Edit: These ads were pixelled by the talented Trevor Van Meter
PB Edit #2: My bad... Trevor only work on a certain portion. See n.alien's comment below
Posted by carlsenior @ 9/18/2006 13:10  |    8
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Yup, last night, Saturday the 9th, the first episode of AMW's new season, the 20th, aired of FOX, 900 criminals caught, every other one to go!
Posted by VenomousNinja @ 9/10/2006 07:00  |    5
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Steve Irwin, best know for his TV role as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed on a diving trip Monday by a sting ray. He was 44.
Posted by Anlina S. @ 9/3/2006 22:54  |    27
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Woohoo!  I saw my first bus stop ad for HBO's The Wire Season 4 today.  If you haven't seen this excellent show yet you have to give it a try.  The best show to be stonewalled by the Emmys and the best cops and robbers show, hands down.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/3/2006 01:26  |    0
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I kid you not. Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is being made to watch his appearance in cult cartoon South Park while he is behind bars. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Posted by HMC @ 8/29/2006 17:12  |    9
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MSN struck a deal with Fox to syndicate the comedy Arrested Development on the MSN portal.  It will be interesting to see if more shows eventually end up with a (legit) home on the internet.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/27/2006 07:38  |    1
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The brilliant and short-lived comedy Arrested Development received an Emmy nomination (it was nominated all three years and won in 2004) this morning.  If there were any question that the execs at FOX don't know jack squat this should end any doubt. 

In other Emmy news the still kicking The Office and Steve Carell were both nominated as well. Huzzah! One interesting note about the comedy category this year... only one nominated show had a laugh track (Two and a Half Men). Sleep well, lovers of good comedy: there is hope. 

Complete list of 2006 Emmy Nominees can be found here.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/6/2006 07:22  |    1
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Late news, but Futurama resurrection must be posted.   All those bizarre posts on Billy West's site got many fans hoping for a comeback and now Comedy Central is bringing the goods.  Look for 13 new episodes in 2008.  Huzzah!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/26/2006 13:35  |    9 | Source
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An odd website has people submit pictures of Conan O'Brien in some sort of conflict with a bear.  Who will be the first to submit pixel art?

http://www.conanvsbear.com/

Posted by Faktablad @ 6/22/2006 21:23  |    8
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Alex Toth best known for his work with Iwao Takamoto including Super Friends, Jonny Quest and Space Ghost passed away May 27th, 2006. 

From Wikipedia
"Toth died at his drawing table on May 27, 2006.  The following week, Adult Swim devoted bumps to Toth which simply read "Alex Toth 1928-2006". The words then faded out and the [adult swim] logo was not shown, a style the network only uses when mourning the passing of an important person."
Posted by Ensellitis @ 6/1/2006 23:48  |    3
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Dang,  I always find out about these cool Los Angeles events after the fact.   Apparently, there was an "estate sale" for Arrested Development where you could buy props used on the show last week.  I'll always wonder how much Gob's puppet Franklin fetched at auction (or if it was even up for bidding).

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/24/2006 15:12  |    2
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Two of the finest voice actors ever playing off each other in a terrific Conan O'Brien interview.  A must see. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/17/2006 15:05  |    11 | Source
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I just watched Serenity last night to wrap up my Firefly journey and I happened to stumble upon this MSN list of the top 10 cancelled TV shows (here's E! Online's list.).  It got me thinking... a lot of my favorite shows seem to get cancelled right quick.  In fact, I have enough favorite dead shows to make my own top 10 list. How sad.

10) Playmakers - Way too melodramatic and I'm not really a football fan, but entertaining nonetheless.
9) Action - Jay Mohr always comes off as a colossal prick so watching him play a super-sleaze producer (thx Manko Jinko) exposing the seamy underbelly of Hollywood seemed perfectly natural.
8) The State - The 90s MTV sketch comedy show had an unbelievably funny cast.  The excellent Reno 911 is loaded with State alum.  
7) Twin Peaks -  Weird, sad, funny and just freaking creepy.  Good stuff.  
6) Firefly - Genuinely funny and fun Sci-Fi with a great cast and a unique take on the future.

Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/12/2006 10:25  |    21
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Pop on over to the A.V. Club to read an interview with Matt Groening and Simpsons Quotes For Everyday Use.

This is a week late, but if you don't read The Onion you don't know any better anyway.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/4/2006 09:01  |    10
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The UK produced live action opening of The Simpsons will be appearing on this Sunday's episode on Fox.  Another worthy note and UK connection is that Ricky Gervais (the genius behind The Office) wrote and lends his voice for the episode.  Bless them red coats.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/24/2006 15:15  |    6
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Billy West, voice of Fry and a zillion others on Futurama, posted on his forum that they are working on a deal to make new Futurama episodes

Goody goody gum drops.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/20/2006 15:25  |    12
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What a brilliant contest. Sci Fi Channel is looking for people to dress up as their own original super hero characters for a new TV show. The winner gets fame and glory as well as getting to have their own comic book produced by Marvel Comics under Stan Lee.

"Finalists will leave their former lives behind and live as their brainchild heroes 24/7, all under Stan Lee’s watchful eye.  Each week, our aspiring heroes will be challenged with competitions designed to test their true Superhero abilities. "

If only I lived in America. I'd be able to dress up as my own hero Black Hole (plug intended).

Posted by iSTVAN @ 3/9/2006 04:37  |    5
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Old news perhaps, but this little website is a delight for anyone who's a fan of the comedy of Ricky Gervais aka David Brent from award winning British comedy The Office.

Read all about Gervais' 80's new romantic band 'Seona Dancing' and listen to a couple of sample tunes. It's great just to see the photo comparison. Ricky looks more like David Bowie than David Brent! 

Posted by iSTVAN @ 1/3/2006 19:42  |    5
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Borat's "home" country is getting sick and tired of their portrayal on Da Ali G Show apparently.  I'm sure their booming tourism industry is really suffering from Borat's pranks.

Here's a link directly to the Kazakhstan suit article.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/15/2005 14:15  |    3
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Bah, decent TV can't seem to stay on the air.  Arrested Development is getting the shaft from Fox (the network that cancelled Family Guy prematurely).  It's worth checking out this Arrested Development Season 2 DVD rant by David Cross blasting Fox for not being able to market an Emmy award winning show.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/14/2005 11:32  |    7 | Source
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Ricky Gervais, the comedic genius behind 'The Office', has another BBC show out and it's coming to HBO this Sunday (Sept. 25th). It's a show about extras (the background people in movies and TV shows) and you can see a few clips from season one on the Ricky Gervais website and the official Extras HBO site here.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/19/2005 13:49  |    3
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Borat's certainly got a lot in store for us this upcoming season... first he gets thrown out of a rodeo and then he crashes Pamela Anderson's dog wedding?  Gotta love da Ali G.

Dog wedding info found on chrisdiclerico.com.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/7/2005 09:26  |    0
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Charlie Murphy, one of the stars of the Chappelle Show says that the show is over.  A huge comedy hit flames out in just two seasons -- how the hell did that happen?  It's a damn shame.

Click here to find out more about the end and read a suprisingly apt comparison between Tupac and the show by Charlie Murphy.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/3/2005 14:37  |    6
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

For those who have been missing Family Guy since it's cancelation after only 3 seasons, buckle up... because it's coming back with a new season this Sunday 9/8c ON FOX! Immediately following will be the second episode of the all new American Dad (by the creators of Family Guy).

In the words of Quagmire: Giggidy-goo... allll right!

http://www.fox.com/familyguy/

http://www.fox.com/americandad/

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/28/2005 13:06  |    15
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One of the funniest non-animated shows to appear on network TV in ages is the critically acclaimed 'Arrested Development'.

This week The Onion interviews Mitchell Hurwitz, one of the show's creators.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/10/2005 12:57  |    6
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Borat got some people at a rodeo pretty miffed with his unique brand of humor.

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/13/2005 10:38  |    2
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While browsing about Wikipedia I stumbled across a couple of sites created by FOX because they were referenced in a Simpsons episode.

Check out WhatBadgersEat.com and MrXsWebPage.com for a good chuckle.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/10/2005 13:10  |    0
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Don't expect any more seasons of HBO's award winning drama after this upcoming season. Short but sweet.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/8/2004 22:02  |    0
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Well, I doubt that's how it went, but in any case Conan O'Brien will be taking over Jay Leno's Tonight Show slot in 2009 (mark your calendars).

Finally Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will be able to defecate on his victims at a reasonable hour.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/27/2004 13:11  |    0
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See what would happen "If they mated". Based on the hilarious Conan O'Brien sketch.

Found this tidbit on the excellent ExtraLife! blog.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/16/2004 09:06  |    0
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No matter how disgusted I get with Survivor (that annoying bitch Jenna winning was the all time low) I always come back for more. Damn them.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/16/2004 10:39  |    0
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For all you Borat fans out there, here's a massive site covering all sorts of behind the scenes goodies in addition to the rantings and ravings of a typical fan site.

A note of caution to those who have not been initiated into the House of Ali G: a lot of this stuff is extremely offensive when taken out of context. You've been warned.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/8/2004 10:23  |    0
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Growing up I only caught a few episodes, but I remember Peter Falk's Columbo being the ultimate detective - funny, perceptive and half blind.

Years later I'm hooked on "Monk", a mini-revival of that great detective formula (except he suffers from OCD instead of a dud eye).
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/27/2004 00:05  |    0
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Just finished the Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD. The comedic interview has been elevated to a new level with Triumph and Da Ali G Show characters.

The Onion A.V. Club recently interviewed Robert Smigel, the mad man behind the crappy plastic puppet.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/27/2004   |    0
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All sorts of classic cartoon mischief can be found here including an extensive history of everyone's favorite wabbit.

Sorry folks, Stimpson J. Cat wasn't part of the "Golden Age". Freaking elitists.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/26/2004 15:54  |    0
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I was lucky enough to catch a couple episodes of "Monk" on a national network (maybe ABC?) a few months ago and I really developed a taste for this Columbo-esque detective show. Tony Shalhoub (Antonio Scarpacci form "Wings") is the perfect man to carry the torch for Peter Falk. "Monk" normally airs on USA Network so give it a whirl if you are into humorous detective shows.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/9/2004 15:48  |    0
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Couldn't let this masterpiece go unmentioned... Ali G Harvard Commencement.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/18/2004 22:28  |    0
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A few more days and Ken Jennings could top a million bucks on Jeopardy.

I got Jeopardy fever and there's only one known cure... more cow bell.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/12/2004 16:05  |    0
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Remember those corny "And knowing is half the battle" lectures at the end of each GI Joe episode? Maybe these will refresh your memory.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/4/2004 01:51  |    0
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"Nip/Tuck" is one of those shows you hate to admit being into, but damned if it isn't addicting. I can't quite figure out why the show has me wanting more - the characters are morally bankrupt across the board so it's difficult to find a character to empathize with and the freaky Michael Jackson clone son creeps me out.

There's just something fascinating about seeing how plastic surgeons can slice and dice a body day in and day out. As grotesque as the operations are, it is quite amazing to see what they can do.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/2/2004 07:41  |    0
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A new Ali G season is coming to HBO. Didn't catch the date, but I think it's the beginning of July. Big up yourself ya bell ends.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/18/2004 00:40  |    0
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I've been burning through the complete "Freaks and Geeks" TV series on DVD the last couple of weeks. It sure captures high school in all its painful glory. How did this show get cancelled after just a single season? This show feels so real and yet it's so damn funny. That Judd Apatow is a freakin' genius.

I really dig shows that spend time casting the right actors/actresses even if they might not fit the Hollywood look. Just look at all those funny BBC shows - they're chock full of fugly talent.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/14/2004 09:38  |    1

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