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Posted on 2012.10.04 at 12:26
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TV writer Ken Levine (M*A*S*H, Cheers) wrote the opening of a sitcom where Superman is adopted by a Jewish couple instead of the Kents. Then the next day he broke down his decisions, showing how the plot was driven at each point, where he inserted jokes that moved the story or defined the characters, and where he gave nods to the Superman canon. Not only loads of fun, but educational as well.


Posted on 2012.04.04 at 19:03
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Today I Learned that there is an online archive of TV scripts.

A Classic Month

Posted on 2010.02.25 at 11:58
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Turner Classic Movies is going to get a lot of my eyeball time this month. They're showing about twenty-five Akira Kurosawa movies, and not just acknowledged classics like Ran and The Hidden Fortress.

Some stuff I didn't know about The Simpsons

Posted on 2010.01.11 at 11:08
probably mostly because I'm not obsessive. But there may be a few tidbits you didn't know in this article from Oregon Live.


Posted on 2009.10.21 at 00:01
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Evidently one of my favorite cartoon shows is being reincarnated. Is there a word meaning 'reincarnated' that applies to new versions of classic television shows? It's right on the tip of my tongue...


All Hail Jonathan Coulton

Posted on 2009.09.16 at 10:38
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We do need a sitcom set at a renfair and a drama about machine intelligence. He reviews the fall TV lineup from the loglines.

Earth-2 Oscar & Felix

Posted on 2009.03.25 at 13:43
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Here is a dated but thoroughly delightful article about maintaining continuity in sprawling, multiple-creator-written series.


Posted on 2009.02.08 at 00:28
You gotta love a show where one of the bad guys is named Mr. Tibbs. Oh, and he has a tail.

have you got a half hour?

Posted on 2008.11.16 at 08:43
Then I've got a whole bunch of openings to 90s cartoons. I'd completely forgotten they made one for The Maxx.

Have you heard?

Posted on 2008.09.05 at 14:59
HBO's free this weekend. I wouldn't have known if my friend Bobb hadn't broadcast the word. Usually I hear about these free weekends through DishTV in their mailings, but there was no word in the latest. Matter of fact, I don't remember any word for the past 18 months or so. Is there some reason HBO (and likely the other premium channels) would want to give away their product without telling me? Maybe they notify selected markets but make the channels available nationwide?

Hmm, and maybe there's an RSS feed somewhere that would announce these things.

Hat tip to Bobb. I'm TIVOing a half-dozen movies.

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