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‘Buddies’: The Home Improvement Spinoff starring Dave Chappelle

In 1995 Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer made an appearance on Home Improvement playing characters by the names of…wait for it…Dave and Jim. From this brief appearance (I suppose) producers had seen enough and decided Chappelle needed his on spinoff. That spinoff would be called Buddies   How did Dave Chappelle feel about the his show? Well here is a hint: “It was a bad show. It was bad. I mean when we were doing it, I could tell this was not gonna work.”   I’ve kind of glossed over the story of how all of this came to be and what it would nearly become but luckily for you the great people at Splitsider have come to the rescue and have written a great piece on this complete with research and everything! I highly suggest giving it a look as it is always fun to look back on these things and wonder “what if”. Check out the article here.

Failed pilot of Justice League of America

Do you love Superman? How about Batman? and Wonder Woman? Well then you would HATE this (let’s say comedy?) version of The Justice League of America. You can read a much more in depth article here at splitsider, but basically back in 1997 CBS created one of the worst attempts of a superhero based television show. Ever. While the show did have recognizable characters such as The Flash and Green Lantern, they filled out the rest of the cast with a whose-who of superhero shit, with names like Fire, The Atom and Ice. It is claimed that the producers wanted to avoid big superhero names so not to draw too much of an “audience” that would point out all the flaws in the show. Yeah, cause that’s how you make a TV show popular CBS, by avoiding drawing audiences. I guess they had confidence in drawing healthy numbers to the show with the greatest super villain ever, The Weatherman – who was just an evil weatherman… …Sorry, my brain stopped working for a second there. Anyway, …

A Video Guide to Jim Carrey’s Early Stand-Up

So, as most of us know, but some may not, Jim Carrey wasn’t a test tube baby created by comedy scientists  in a lab in Canada. I can’t even begin to tell you what is wrong with that theory. However, he was a well respected stand-up comedian cutting his teeth on the road and mastering his art for years before finally getting some fame on In Living Color then hitting big when he made Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Splitsider has put together a great little video guide of Jim Carrey’s rise on the comedy scene which I think if you have ever been a real fan of Jim Carrey you should check it out, If for no other reason to see who he was before he became the 20 million dollar a movie man. Check out the video guide here.