Sickening TV

Sickening TV

What do the late Michael Jackson and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-star Cheryl Hines have in common? Let me explain.

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Watching Billy Joel perform his new song at the Grammys was painful — not because of the tune, which was fine, but because of the way it was broadcast. Allow me to elucidate.

Jon Stewart’s Return

Jon Stewart’s Return

Some thoughts on Jon Stewart’s upcoming return to “The Daily Show” and what impact it may have on the presidential election.

Franken and Downey

Franken and Downey

After listening to Al Franken talking on his podcast with fellow former “Saturday Night Live” writer Jim Downey, I remembered loving a classic skit the latter appeared in. I’ve embedded both the conversation and the sketch here.

Tommy Smothers

Tommy Smothers

I’m saddened to hear of the death of Tommy Smothers at the age of 86. Here’s a conversation I had with him in 2007 about his long career with brother Dick — and the time he taught John Lennon the right way to play a song.

No More Info

No More Info

We take you now to the evening news broadcast of a local TV station in any American city for breaking news live from the courthouse.

They Got Me

They Got Me

I usually detest sappy commercials designed to make you tear up — but this one hit me right in the lacrimal glands.

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