It’s the weekend!
Now, it may be tempting to take this opportunity to act a little differently than we do throughout the workweek. That’s completely normal and a good thing. However, be careful not to completely change who we are…
yeah–scratch that if it’s as hilarious as one of Jim’s pranks. It is quite difficult to beat a flashback from The Office (U.S.) on a Friday.
For all the reasons of why I don’t want to work with a person like Dwight K. Schrute, there just seems to be more reasons for why I really want to work with a person like Dwight K. Schrute. Why? Because concentrating some of my creative energy and resources on epic pranks would be crazy awesome.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
This has been the response of comedic legend Jerry Seinfeld when confronted by relentless fan requests to do a traditional Seinfeld reunion (count me in that group of fans). While the non-reunion Seinfeld reunion on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm a few years back was rather perfect in its own way, there’s still a void in our hearts because it played on HBO. Seinfeld deserves a brilliant primetime return just as it was during the sitcom’s glory days in the ’90s. Don’t forget that 76 million people tuned into the two-part series finale. Even if you cut that number in half, that sitcom audience would be unprecedented in the modern media landscape defined by countless shows, cable TV and a variety of on-demand streaming services.
But what’s Jerry’s answer today…?
What’s the deal with possibility?
Ladies and gentlemen, a Seinfeld reboot has just metaphorically left Ellen’s hometown of New Orleans (or NO, for short) and has now taken flight into the heavenly skies of possibility above.
Just like an o
val circle, the past always seems to find a way of coming back around.
It’s Day 2 of the workweek and you may still be stressed-out and relentlessly catching-up on projects or emails. And while expediency can be a massive benefit through the use of technology (particularly mobile tech), it has also proven to be a massive burden in some cases. We need/have to be able to disconnect from time-to-time. For some, however, the connection between expediency and expectation is linear and non-negotiable. In other words, if you can respond in the moment, some people expect you to respond at that exact second. No excuses.
Enter one of the problems with technology’s increasing speed: Lack of time and understanding to think, reflect or acknowledge reality.
Yes, the following is an interview with a comedian. Yes, you may, therefore, be tempted to write-off what he has to say about an isolated societal problem that seems like a reasonable fix in many (obviously not all) situations.
Yes, the interview is also funny.
(Interview is from last year, which is why it’s announced that Baskets airs on Thursdays in the video)
And yes, the no-work-emails after 5 p.m. sounds like a good idea to try to navigate the increasingly blurred line between our work and non-work life, fueled by the pressured expectation of instantaneous communication via technology.
And yes, season 3 of Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis starts airing tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.
Will there or won’t there, Will?
With everybody fondly remembering how awesome sitcoms were from the mid-’80s through the first several years of the 21st century, “renewal” and “reboot” have become certifiable buzz words in today’s popular culture. From the writing to the casting to the sets to the clever laugh-out-loud humor to the heartwarming moments wrapped in subtle life lessons, it seems that virtually any show with most of its primary cast living these days is being asked about bringing their show back on primetime TV.
Enter Will Smith and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
While The Fresh Prince will remain in reruns (that’s still a plus), that photo of Will Smith looking exactly like James Avery (Uncle Phil) is enough of a gift for fans. It’s a sign of the true specialness and staying power of that sitcom. A unique sign of that once-in-a-lifetime television era.
Like this heartfelt moment between Will and Uncle Phil.
Trust me, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will live on forever.