It’s Monday. It’s time to wake up from the weekend (literally and metaphorically).
It’s time for TCB.
TCB: That Creative Brainstorm. There’s no better way to start the workweek.
And that’s how you take care of business.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
For those wondering, the title refers to the show, not the song. However, both are equally awesome.
(Bonus points if you can name the show that featured the aforementioned song)
When lightning in a bottle happens, specifically regarding sitcoms, there’s an eternal fascination with everything involving the show. True story (name the character and/or sitcom!). The shelf life is forever. The stories, characters and the tone often define entire decades, generations and/or certain parts of the country from a treasured moment in time for millions of viewers. And as soon as the sitcom series finale airs, there’s a strange juxtaposition of sadness and uplifting nostalgia from fans.
I know because I’m one of these fans.
There’s a personal investment to learn everything from these shows that was an treasured part of growing up. These facts include interesting tidbits from in front of the camera, as well as from behind the camera.
Just when you thought there was nothing new to learn about Friends…
With this brand new behind-the-scenes story in August of 2017 (series finale was in 2004), it’s safe to presume that a Friends super fan now knows everything about this show in a genuinely comprehensive sense. You could even say a Friends super fan knows Friends like the back of their hand.
Wait, their hand or that Las Vegas blackjack dealer’s hand?
(Double bonus points if you can name the actor who played that Las Vegas blackjack dealer!)
Have you ever been curious what would happen if The Big Bang Theory became TV friends with The Wonder Years?
Come this fall, you’ll wonder no more.
My reaction to the brand new TV trailer for Young Sheldon, in a single word, which would surely appease the relentlessly efficient conversationalist, Dr. Sheldon Cooper:
P.S. Looks like Chuck Lorre has done it again.
Actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80.
Mary Tyler Moore was a television icon not only for her influence in the evolving sitcom format, but also as a leading actress. There are few words that can be expressed right now. However, the following video clip of the final curtain call for The Mary Tyler Moore Show that aired on March 19, 1977 seems like a fitting goodbye in this grim moment.
RIP Mary Tyler Moore.