The thrill never grows old. Julie Chen recently talked to Larry King, host of Larry King Now on Hulu and Ora TV, about her nickname, The Chenbot, which we coined back in the TVgasm days. In the clip above, Julie references the infamous “but first” video that yours truly made in 2006 — one of the very first “supercuts” in the YouTube era. I’m not going to lie: I totally cheese out in the interview when Julie alludes to “this person” (because “this person” is MEEEEEEEEE).
Anyway, we love The Chenbot, and while I’m sorry that she took offense to the nickname at first, I hope she sees it came from a place of love and joy. And, if I may be so bold to assert this, by embracing The Chenbot persona, one might even say that Julie herself became MORE HUMAN.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, 30 Rock has come to an end. After tonight, we will never see an original episode ever again. Even though this final season has been uneven (I blame it all on Hazel), the show still has many moments of brilliance and is certainly funnier than most sitcoms on TV. Watching it sign off for good will not be easy for me, especially now that I’m being nostalgic and thinking back to all my favorite 30 Rock quotes and scenes.
I remember being supremely excited for the show to launch… only to be massively disappointed by its flimsy premiere. However, the series quickly found its voice, and a few episodes into its first season, 30 Rock emerged as must-see TV (even if Rachel Dratch was ultimately phased out of the show — fingers crossed for a cameo tonight). Over the years, we’ve seen Jenna transform into the most amusingly self-involved creature on network television, Jack become the crusty Republican we’ll always love, and Liz Lemon grow into something of an unlikely feminist icon… I think.
Anyway, in the video above, Tina Fey answers a few lingering questions about 30 Rock, including the big one: why did it have to end? Check it out…
I suppose we really shouldn’t be surprised to learn that when it comes to “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey, the best person to cover the song is… Mariah Carey. Check out the newest rendition of the holiday classic performed by Mariah, Jimmy Falon, The Roots, and some cute kids.
Some creative souls in Sweden animated a Super Mario Bros. adventure with beads, and the end result is nothing short of awesome, amazing, genius, and great. I think this may be one of the best things I’ve ever seen on YouTube.
For two more shorter adventures, check out the filmmakers’ SMB playlist here. Oh, and here’s a behind-the-scenes / making-of video, which is conveniently in Swedish.
Gallery Girls is clearly Bravo’s best new show since forever, and every episode provides a laundry list of ridiculous quotes. Landing at the top of the list this week is this little gem, uttered by one of Angela’s fawning gays. It’s not so much the word choice as it is the inflection…
Here’s something fun: I was the guest host of “TweetTap” today, which compiles noteworthy Tweets and presents them to you in a convenient video package. The web series is part of Waywire, a video news service created in part by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and funded by investors such as Oprah. I’m telling you this because I would like to officially link myself to Oprah.
Anyway, check out the video and go support Waywire. If I’m invited to do another one of these, I promise to make my audio less jarring. Sorry, Oprah!
It’s Friday, and you’re probably looking for a little bit of entertainment. Look no further than Milan Christopher’s Dark Claw, a new web series focusing on a brutal war between African tribes. I could sit here and list all the things I love about it — the acting, the suspense, the music — but I think it would be far more worth your time to simply watch the videos.
Above, check out part one of the series. After the jump, check out parts two through four. Brace yourself for a twist ending…