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TV Junkie: Tuesday
Some of the funniest TV ever is finally coming to DVD - we're talking about Comedy Central's "TV Funhouse" which was _finally_ released today. I've sent Comedy Central a few emails over the past 7 years begging them to revive the series or at release it on DVD, and even though it seemed like my messages sent through their "Contact Us" page seemingly disappeared down a black hole they have evidently been listening to me all along.
It lasted only 8 episodes but every one was a gem - Robert Smigel, familiar to most people as the creator of the animated bits on SNL for the past 20+ years as well as the voice and master of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, is an effing genius and Comedy Central's "TV Funhouse" was a chance for him to romp around on his own. Apparently the cost of the live animals cast in the show is what drove the budget into the ground (among other things) bringing it to an unfortunately early demise. Who can forget "Porn for Kids", Robert Goulet in a jacuzzi with animal puppets, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog insulting Hootie and the Blowfish in Atlantic City, and countless obscene and politically incorrect moments. Get your hands on this DVD, 'nuff said.
Did anyone hear that Amy Poehler is set to star in a new series to be released in early 2009 that is produced by the creators of "The Office" that may or may not be associated with "The Office" and may or may not include Aziz Ansari and Rashida Jones?
5:00pm-2:00amRosalind Russell Marathon TCM - A mini marathon of the amazing actress whose heyday was the '30s and '40s: Night Must Fall (1937),The Velvet Touch (1948), Tell It to the Judge (1949), A Woman of Distinction (1950), Fast and Loose (1939), Trouble for Two (1936)
8:00pm Celebrity Family Feud NBC - The Kardashians challenge the family of Deion Sanders; Tiki Barber's family takes on Ed McMahon's family to win money for charity. Only one more week of this show, thankfully.
8:00pm Big Brother CBS - The veto meeting and competition are held in the house. Julie Chen hosts.
8:00pm Wipeout ABC - Contestants take on the wrecking ball swing, the slippery snakes and the pinball spinner.
9:00pm Wide Angle PBS/KCET - Dorjee Sun believes selling the carbon credits represented by large forests in three Indonesian provinces will reduce the slash and burn practices going on there.
9:00pm Deadliest Catch DISCOVERY - Andy Hillstrand and the other captains race to catch the last of their remaining quotas.
9:00pm I Survived a Japanese Game Show ABC - Host Rome Kanda reveals the contestants' next humiliating challenge.
10:00pm Flipping Out BRAVO - Jeff gets told off by an 11-year-old, plus, Chris has the gall to ask for Memorial Day off.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Gillian Anderson; TV show host Dave Attell; the Duke Spirit performs
Pic from Comedy Central's "TV Funhouse" via IMDB