Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

TV Junkie: Sesame Street Turns 41; NatGeo Contest; PTC Whines About #@#&!

Before you read this story...
Dear reader, we're asking for your help to keep local reporting available for all. Your financial support keeps stories like this one free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

National Geographic and YouTube are working together to present "Planet Inspired," an initiative that allows people the opportunity to use their creativity to inspire people to care about the planet and win incredible prizes. Now through November 15, you can incorporate compelling video, images and music from National Geographic's library with your own to create a short film that focus on environmental themes such as Oceans, Endangered Species, Fresh Water, or Exploration. The winner will receive the opportunity to participate in a National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in New York City, Washington, D.C., or San Francisco, plus a $1,000 gift certificate from The North Face. Watch the above video for details.
Happy 41st Birthday to Sesame Street! We grew up watching this show and had our kids watch the program as well after finding it just as educational, relevant, and comforting. Sure, we don't have a lot of emotional investment in some of the newer characters (we need more Guy Smiley!!) but this is still the highest quality program for pre-schoolers available. We're resolved to somehow making it on set in order to fulfill that childhood dream that several million people probably have. Here's to another 41 years Sesame Street!

There's a new episode of "Terriers" tonight at 10pm on FX (we've seen it and it's excellent). Please check out our recent interviews with series stars Donal Logue and Michael Raymond James.
Notorious whiners the Parents Television Council have released a report that states that cursing on TV is up 69% from 2005. Talking about boobs is up almost 300% but calling someone a douche is so 2005.
Spike will start airing HBO's "Entourage" on Friday, November 19th at 11:00pm. They gave us a promo clip (at the end of this post) featuring porn star Jesse Jane and the ever-terrifying Gary Busey.
The TV Junkie Plan: "SoCal Connected," "Terriers," Conan (Jon Hamm), Fallon (Rainn Wilson, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams)

8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - Chef Ramsay tells the teams that the battle of the sexes is returning; the teams participate in a blind taste test; concerned about a lack of teamwork, Ramsay challenges the teams to compete in a relay designed to test cooking and communication.

9:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan finding jobs

Support for LAist comes from

9:30pm Circus PBS/KCET - A pivotal act is cut as the circus arrives in Virginia for its first tour stop; the weather causes problems for the circus in New York.

10:00pm Terriers FX - Fighting the urge to drink on Gretchen's wedding day, Hank stumbles back onto the radar of the conspiracy threatening Ocean Beach

10:00pm Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC - An oil right worker is found dead after a night out with co-workers; while investigating, Winters and Jaruszalski uncover paperwork suggesting that the man was about to blow the whistle on one of his colleagues.

10:00pm Psych USA - Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part Shawn and Gus visit Despereaux in a Vancouver prison.

10:30pm Ugly Americans Comedy Central - Mark buys a last-minute gift for Callie’s Zechalech ceremony, an ancient demonic ritual. See the promo clip at the end of this post.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Jon Hamm; actress Charlyne Yi; Fistful of Mercy performs.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Martha Stewart guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Russell Crowe; musician Quincy Jones; Snoop Dogg performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor David Spade; Tea Party-nominee for the Senate, Christine O'Donnell, from Delaware.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Chris Pine; race-car driver Danica Patrick; Blake Shelton performs.

Support for LAist comes from

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Tim Meadows; writer Stan Lee.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Rainn Wilson; actress Carla Gugino; Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams; Jonsi performs.

Ugly AmericansWeds 10:30pm / 9:30c
Preview - Zechalech Gift
New Episodes Oct 6, 10:30pm/9:30cDepartment of Integration Field GuideFollow the Show on Twitter

The Sexy Women of Entourage from SPIKE on Vimeo.