Thursday, June 29, 2006

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is the new "Arrested Development"

So there are approximately three people I can think of who actually watched Arrested Development religiously. One of them is me, one is Amanda, and the other one is no longer with us. Unfortunately since we were the only three loyal viewers of pretty much the funniest television series to grace the small screen, it was cancelled. A little bird told me AD might be picked up by Showtime, but it hasn't happened yet to my knowledge.

Fortunately there is hope in a show that debuted tonight on FX called It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It appears to be a show about a brother and sister, their two mischievous friends, and all the shenanigans they get into. I'm watching it tonight and I have never laughed at people in wheelchairs, racial slurs, flaming bags of poop, and Danny DeVito so much in my life. An added bonus is that FX has managed to skirt around FCC profanity regulations because they definitely say "shit", and they use it abundantly (I'm easily amused). Of course you already know about the "S Bomb" if you watch another one of my favorite shows on FX, Rescue Me. Must have something to do with Safe Harbor shizz (I'm trying to think back to the late Dr. Pasternack's Media Law class with Maud, but even though we both got As, I can't remember all that garbage).

Try not to think I'm callous about the wheelchair thing. You'd have to watch it to fathom the hilarity. It has to do with running over your best friend with your SUV, strippers, and faking polio for sympathy at a shopping mall (followed by a wheelchair duel in said mall). I love it. They also do a MAD redintion of Extreme's "More Than Words".

If you're not sold at this juncture, our senses of humor are obviously disparate, and for that there is no remedy. For those lackluster individuals, I recommend reruns of Friends (which, relatedly, IASP mocked the "fountain" scene in one of their show promos... cops are involved and I couldn't be happier!).

15 comments:

Sack said...

I am furious that both you and Maud got As in Mass Comm Law...I think it was JOUR493...or 393...whatev. Anyhoo, that was the greatest class ever. My lackluster performance earned me a B. IASP looks funny, but Entourage is, without question, the greatest half-hour on television.

Eve said...

I wish I had FX to check out the show. But I have to agree with Sack that Entourage is great. Me and Jason make sure we are home to watch it every Sunday.

Eve said...

I wish I had FX to check out the show. But I have to agree with Sack that Entourage is great. Me and Jason make sure we are home to watch it every Sunday.

Sarah said...

I totally heart Entourage and I'm not saying IASP should replace it. I have developed a major crush on Adrian Grenier, especially after reading an article about him in the new In Style. He also has awesome hair...

Sorry about your B in Media Law, Jeff. Not everyone can be as outstanding students as Maud and I were. ;o)

Hey, is anybody worried about what effect that old friend that just got out of the clink is going to have on the Entourage group?

Sack said...

I predict that Dom will ask for a large sum of money, get kicked out of the house by Vince after bringing negative attention to him, and then break somebody's nose...probably Drama's. This will get him back in the clink, and Drama will be cast in a tv pilot as a result of his new "rugged" look. I also predict that Dom being around will cause Eric to threaten to quit again (prior to the nose breakage). The group will eventually hug it out, go to a Hollywood party, and several celebrities will have cameo appearances.

Maud said...

Yes, Jeff. Sarah and I are smart biatches. Not everyone can live up to our greatness... hehe... we're actually just nerds...

Sarah said...

Ah, Jeff McAdoo, the Entourage Prophet... those are pretty lofty predictions! Do you have an inside source at HBO?

Maud, we are total nerds. Or maybe Dr. Pasternack thought we were cool because we worked at U-Comm. I had him for JOUR210... that was a hard class. I barely got a B from that GSP nazi. I also wrote a nasty diatribe of a letter he made everyone write about the class at the end of the semester. Mwa ha ha ha ha.

Sarah said...

Ah, Jeff McAdoo, the Entourage Prophet... those are pretty lofty predictions! Do you have an inside source at HBO?

Maud, we are total nerds. Or maybe Dr. Pasternack thought we were cool because we worked at U-Comm. I had him for JOUR210... that was a hard class. I barely got a B from that GSP nazi. I also wrote a nasty diatribe of a letter he made everyone write about the class at the end of the semester. Mwa ha ha ha ha.

Sack said...

Well, at least I got an "A" in 210. My skillz must have been GSPimpin'.

I have no inside source, but I figure the odds of me being right are about 50-50. I'll either be right or I won't. ;o)

Sarah said...

Yeah, you probably had smelly Dr. Thayer for 210, too.

You are right, though. Everything is 50/50. :o)

Amanda said...

So apparently Segways (or however it's spelled) are all the rage in DC. There is actually a Segway store in Georgetown. They also do Segway tours of DC in which you rent one and they give you a map and whatnot. Honestly the one thing I've wanted to do since I moved to DC is get drunk and go on a Segway tour of the city. Can you get busted for drinking and driving on one of those things? Anyway, having said all that every time I see someone on a Segway (which is more often then I care to) I think of Gob. And I realize how much I miss that show. I don't think anything could take its place. Although, I heard a commercial for IASP on the radio the other day and it sounded hysterical. I'll have to check it out.

Sarah said...

Are those what those stupid stand-up scooters are called?? I seem to recall us never being able to remember what it was named. I honestly cannot believe people think those are cool.

G.O.B. was funny because he was flippin' G.O.B. The only was it WOULD be funny for anyone else is if they were drunk and driving around on one, heckling people as they "drove" by... mabye throwing water balloons.

Can we go on one of those tours when I come visit you in D.C.? I'll bring the vodka...

Amanda said...

Heck yes we can. I hope they don't make us wear helmets. Although, it'd be even funnier if we were drunk, wearing helmets, tooling around on Segways. Then all we would need is fanny packs and we'd look incredible.

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