Month: September 2013

R.I.P. Pillsbury Doughboy

This has been circling around the internets, facebooks, twitters and whatnots lately. Apparently Pillsbury is not using their uncooked super-star Poppin’ Fresh (aka The Pillsbury Doughboy) anymore in commercial ads. This is terrible news! I for one will not focus on the negative, like the fact that Pillsbury most likely had ole Poppin’ Fresh cremated into a delicious crescent roll (did you know croissants were created to celebrate France’s victory over the Ottoman Empire? True story, the crescent shape was created to mock the crescent moon on the Ottoman Flag. Now you know). No! I choose to remember the good times we had with our friend Poppin’ Fresh. So let us reflect on those aforementioned good times we had. *WARNING* Some clips may not actually contain scenes with The Pillsbury Doughboy. Classic Commercial – Poppin’ Fresh rapping and making crescent rolls Simpsons – “Poppin’ Fresh! You glutenous little doughboy!” The Critic – “The doughboy and I happen to be ticklish in the same spot” Don’t be shocked if we see our good friend Poppin Fresh …

Tiny Toons & They Might Be Giants: Istanbul

You know who They Might Be Giants are now? C’mon! They wrote the theme song for Malcolm in the Middle! Gawd! Anyway, this is a video that again some of you probably remember, but for sure this song is a more well known TMBG…I dunno…hit? One listen and I am sure you will remember this song and if you don’t, well, apparently I don’t know you that well. So can you really blame me for all those terrible Christmas presents? All that aside, enjoy Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants and Tiny Toons!

Tiny Toons & They Might Be Giants: Particle Man

They Might Be Giants. A band you MIGHT not know. But you really should…well maybe not…you know what, lets just start over. Back in the day there was a sweet cartoon called Tiny Toons. It was awesome. What you may not remember is that they teamed up with a little known band called They Might Be Giants to make a couple pretty cool videos that aired on the show. The first of these videos we will be featuring is Particle Man. There is no real description for the videos that will do them any justice, I suggest you just give them a look and they say to yourself “OH! I remember this!”

Awesome Moments in TV History: Paul Shaffer has a question for Julia Roberts

Paul Shaffer is (and may possibly always be) the best band leader in Late Night. He is unbelievably talented musically and his chemistry with David Letterman is the stuff of legends. Most of Paul Shaffer’s funniest moments are based on the weird sounds he makes when Letterman makes quick joke (my favorite Paul Shaffer sound being: Mahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!). However, every now and then Shaffer would whip out a gem worthy of the ages and on a random night back in 2001 such a moment happened. Enjoy.