Assuming you’ve read past the title of this article, and that you’re reading this, you may be asking yourself just what Weird Al can teach us about life. If you didn’t read past the title, then you missed that last sentence and you’re asking yourself something different, like where that leftover pizza disappeared to in the night.
I could tell you, but since you stopped reading then that’s your loss and you’ll never know. Wait… you’re still reading this? Okay then, let’s get on with it.
Pronounced “U.H.F.” as in Ultra High Frequency, as opposed to “Urf” the noise you make when you get kicked in the naughty bits, this is Weird Al Yankovic’s comedy film about a couple of lovable losers who take over the smallest, worst private TV station in the world and make it an unlikely success in the community.
George Newman and his friend Bob are hopeless dreamers who have just been fired from the fast food joint they work in for burning yet another batch of fries. Thankfully, George’s uncle
has won TV station U-62 in a card game
and lets the two losers take over. It’s a mess, and the best they can do is
promote the receptionist to news, hire a dwarf cameraman, and put on the
world’s worst kid’s show. Harvey
Will, after crashing rather badly at the end of last week’s episode, is recovering in the same hospital as the face-slitting lady from episode 10. You remember, the one who ‘saw’
killing the Neurologist at the hospital. Oh and she’s awake, better hope Hannibal doesn’t visit
Will in hospital and find out… Hannibal
Oh dear, just when the Hannibal/Will friendship was all going so well, Will has to insult Hannibal’s cooking, how rude. Better hope he doesn’t take it personally, Will. Oh he’s set you up as a psychopath and framed you for multiple murder. Oops.
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Ever since Arrested Development disappeared, many have been seeking another comedy that hit those same notes of off-beat notes. Now Arrested Development showed up again on NetFlix people have had that craving sated.
Yet there was a show that flew in under the radar and then flew off again with hardly anybody paying attention: Better Off Ted.
In the hectic, crazy world of journalism, ace reporter Hildy Johnson has decided to call it quits so that she can get married to a dull insurance salesman and live the quiet life of a housewife. There’s only one problem: her ex-husband and newspaper editor Walter Burns doesn’t want her to go.
Their relationship is always a hilariously sparring one, with neither side willing to back down. First Burns tries to convince her to stay because he wants to win her back, then maintains it’s because he doesn’t want to lose his best reporter, and finally tries to make the case it’s for her own good because her fiancé Bruce is the dullest man on Earth.
Cartoons are better than live-action movies. Okay, that’s a lie, they’re not. They each have their merits. Movies are real, or at least it’s more believable seeing an actor walking across the surface of an alien world than some animated person.
We have trust that what we’re seeing is true, no matter how unbelievable it is. But cartoons are shorter, which requires tighter scripts, and the action and special effects don’t cost any more to draw than a scene in which nothing special happens at all.