TV News Bloopers of 2016

TV Bloopers of 2016

To close out this year, take a moment to check our some news blooper.

TV News Bloopers

Fantastic Beasts of the TSA

Fantastic Beasts of the TSA

This skit on The Late Late Show with James Corden, “‘Fantastic Beasts’ of the TSA w/ Eddie Redmayne” is a brilliant way to promote the now-released movie. It is the story of Newt Scamander, his character in the new Harry Potter film, dealing with TSA airport security.

When Traveling with Fantastic Beasts

Kudos to The Verge for the original find.

Also check out James Corden taking over a Starbucks after the break.

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Bruce Lee’s Lost TV Interview

Bruce Lee’s Lost TV Interview

In Hong Kong, teams visited the memorial statu...
In Hong Kong, teams visited the memorial statue of martial artist and film star Bruce Lee on the Avenue of Stars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Open Culture article brought my attention to this video. The 25-minute interview originally took place in 1971. I know a good number of people who are into the martial arts. I thought they might like it if I gave this shout out.

If you are interested in more Bruce Lee, his audition for The Green Hornet, for example, there are links in the article at Open Culture. The video is after the break.

This work has fortunately fallen into public domain.

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The Simpsons Perform Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

The Simpsons – Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven

Seems The Simpsons did a version of The Raven.  The video has also become a suggestion for educational curriculum. I am of the school of thought that education can also be entertaining. I had a physics professor who embraced the idea of entertaining while teaching… more on him later. Once again, I found this at Open Culture. I like the idea of using this video of The Simpsons presenting The Raven as an educational tool.

Additionally, the video is worth the watch and anyone can enjoy it. It is right after the break, check it out.

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Big Bang Theory Lawsuit

Big Bang Theory Lawsuit

Heirs Scratch and Claw Over Soft Kitty

I just got done with a post about a stupid lawsuit and I immediately happened on another. The heirs of the author of Soft Kitty, often uses in the TV show Big Bang Theory, are trying to get their paws on some of the show’s cash. (Yes, Sheldon that is sarcasm) Just in case, you don’t know about the song or the show.

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty

Personally, I love The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper is an iconic character, the show is well written and I watch it regularly. I don’t like seeing Big Bang Theory lawsuit when I search Google. I for hope they don’t get scratched too badly on this one.  (Yes Sheldon that was satire.) Continue reading “Big Bang Theory Lawsuit”

On This Day, Jim Henson was Born

Shouldn’t We Have a Jim Henson Day?

Seriously, why not?  How many lives did this man positively impact?  I can attest to the fact that Big Bird and Kermit had me reading even before I entered school. If we can have a National Hot Dog Day, we should have a Jim Henson Day.   Kudos to The Writer’s Almanac for bringing the date to my attention.

Not only did he aid in education but he successfully created a huge brand, The Muppets.  He also transformed what was originally a children’s show into main stream entertainment when he stubbornly refused to give up on his idea of The Muppet Show. A show that no network wanted to touch and then ran for five seasons.  At times, it dominated the ratings.  In honor an memory of his life, enjoy one of my favorites from the series, Why Can’t We be Friends?

Conan O’Brien Does Song from Marge vs. Monorail

25 Years and Strong, The Simpsons

I remember when Bart, Homer and the rest of the gang were just a short on The Tracy Ullman Show.  Would you believe that the spikey haired teen, his family and citizens of Springfield have survived 25 years on TV? Continue reading “Conan O’Brien Does Song from Marge vs. Monorail”