TV Junkie: 3 1/2 Hours of Great Comedy Tonight; HRTS Luncheon Eye-Openers
Thursday is a mega comedy night, probably the last one before the new year. NBC has gone all Christmas-y with holiday episodes of "Community," "30 Rock" ("Christmas Attack Zone"!) and an hour long episode of "The Office." What we're most interested in seeing is the Rankin-Bass style animated "Community" at 8pm (see the above photo). We're convinced it will become an instant Christmas classic which some people might scoff at - but let's not forget that Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa has rapidly become a classic, easily incorporated into holiday viewing along with A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, and It's A Wonderful Life.From there we return to the more secular comedy episodes of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (where we see Dee finally give birth) and back-to-back episodes of "The League" (including the season finale). Hopefully we'll be able to switch over to "Conan" to catch Sarah Silverman's appearance, which should be very funny.
You may have watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Tuesday but did you know the venerable classic turns 45 years old today? Watch a video of highlights with the show's creators Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson in the player below or head over to the Archive of American Television's website to get the full story.