In movies, TV, writing on 10/23/2012 at 18:25
At long last we have reached my ten favorite Halloween specials of the season….
10. Freaks and Geeks “Tricks and Treats”
The Freaks Halloween special takes a serious hit due to budget restraints prohibiting the episode from being filmed at night. Halloween at 3PM is just awkward. However the typical Freaks merits are on display (Seth Rogen laughing, James Franco grinning, Jason Segal being super gangly), winning Judd Apatow’s high school dramedy the 10 spot on this year’s countdown.
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In TV on 04/26/2012 at 18:46
Let’s count down the funniest shows on TV the past two decades.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list was obviously not proofed correctly as it omits STELLA, perhaps the funniest show in all of existence. “Stella” will get an article all its own in the coming days.
10. Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
I almost gave this spot to “Fresh Prince” on account of Will Smith’s acting chops far outshining anyone on “Boy Meets World,” which devolves into the sappiest of sap at times, but the strengths of the TGIF stalwart proved too much.
The first few seasons of BMW is childhood-based comedy gold. Ben Savage is by far at his most likeable when he’s in the fourth grade, as are all his classmates. It’s the evolution of Eric from teen heart throb to mentally challenged chubster that sees this 90s classic through its toughest of times, providing one of the comedic turns of the decade. Read the rest of this entry »