K-E-L-L-Y: The best musical moments on TV

Lists, lists, we got yer lists here!

I don’t know why I am constantly making up pointless lists about TV in my head. That’s just me.  And yes, I’ve done it again. After the Glee album was released a few weeks ago, I started thinking about my favorite Glee moments, which led to thinking about my favorite TV musical moments. That led to me making a list of said favorites, which brings us here.

Before I begin, a few things: First, I’ve not seen every show out there. These are just some of my favorite moments. I know, for instance, that Ally McBeal was chock-full of musical performances. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen it. Ditto for the first four seasons of American Idol. Second, by musical moments, I do not mean montages. I mean characters actually singing, or music being used effectively in a scene. (But there are a few exceptions for truly outstanding montages that could not be ignored.) Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a musical montage. But the list is long enough already; if I included every musical montage I loved, I’d be writing this entry forever.

Ready? Okay, here we go, in no particular order. Continue reading

Jon Stewart = Love

So, I’m way behind on this, but what can I say – I’m forever behind on The Daily Show and Colbert. Anyway, finally saw this over the weekend, and OH MY GOD. Y’all have to watch this, if you haven’t already. And if you have, watch again.

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Oh, Jon. That’s the reason  have a framed picture of you and Colbert hanging in my apartment.

Rejoice! Rejoice!

I’m back from vacation.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), I went from zero to sixty upon returning. Things are very busy at home and at work, so updates may be a little less frequent for the next couple of weeks. (Or I could say screw real life, and update hourly. Probably that won’t happen, though.)

So what happened when I was gone? Forget hurricanes, Barney Frank being awesome (but damn, that was awesome) and a major political figure passing away. You guys, Project Runway is back!

Let me say that again. It’s a joy to type.


Fortunately, we had cable at the beach house, so I was able to keep up with Tim, Heidi, Michael and Nina. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so glad to have a TV show return. When Heidi introduced Tim to the judges, I felt like crying. With Runway gone for so long, and no more episodes of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, there was a major hole in my TV watching. (And in my heart. I love Tim so much.)


It’s too early for me to pick favorites, but I will say I’m glad that the super creepy Malvin is gone. Also, Logan is hot in a Tim Riggins way, I really want to love Qristyl, despite her weird name spelling, Gordana is fantastic should go far, and Mitchell looks like the long-lost brother of Michael C. Hall.

If you’re like me and can’t get enough Tim Gunn, here’s a great interview with him by the Trib’s Maureen Ryan.

Video of the Day:

In case you missed it, here’s Tim’s Daily Show interview from August 19th.  I love that Jon Stewart is a hardcore Runway fan.

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Who knew?

I’m four days late on this, but in my defense, I’ve had a busy week and just last night got to catch up on some of this week’s Daily Show/Colbert. This was tough, because I’ve been dying to watch Operation Iraqi Stephen all week.

Unfortunately, I heard about the haircut beforehand. (Thanks a lot, Washington Post Express. Next time, I WON’T take a free paper when a vendor offers me one on my way to the Metro.) I knew he shaved his head on the order of President Obama. So, that was out.

I DIDN’T know he would be wearing an awesome camouflage suit. Nor did I know he would show us his “rigorous” 10 hours of basic training in South Carolina. Most of my favorite segments on The Colbert Report are when he goes out into the field, and this was no exception. Also, friend of the blog  Nicki observed that watching him do push ups was kind of hot, and I totally agree.

Also hot, and totally unexpected? How good Stephen Colbert looks with a shaved head. See:

20090607-c-1529c-050-colbert1Those who know me know that I am usually all about the long, unruly hair, ala Tim Riggins. I am not usually a fan of the close cut. But, well, damn Stephen. You pull that off real nice. (Or, in the words of Kevin Malone, Niiiiiiiceee.)

I’ve got two more episodes left, and don’t know when to watch. A part of me wants to now; another part wants to drag out the magic a little longer.

Nice going, Colbert.

Colbert shave

Video of the Day: Evidently, they needed to rehearse the cut. Ha!

And the real thing:

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The show ran 8 seasons

I am behind on my Daily Show watching. For shame. It’s bad, but I always feel so out of  touch when I don’t get my daily dose of fake news from Stewart and Colbert.

Over the weekend, I was able to watch some, and saw this. It might be the best thing I’ve ever seen since I started watching TDS. (Second to Stephen Colbert documenting Steve Carell getting drunk, and all the Even Stevphens. “Antonio Banderas is a sexy, sexy man.”)

Seriously though – this is awesome. I love me some John Oliver, but Wyatt Cenac is quickly becoming my second favorite correspondent.

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