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The Journey to Friday Will Never End

TGIF!

I want to bring TGIF back into people’s vernacular. It’s time this beloved acronym makes a serious societal comeback onto the big stage via pop-culture for expressing excitement over the weekend’s arrival.

I just hope I won’t get heckled while saying it…

Will Ferrell will be hosting tomorrow’s SNL with musical guest Chris Stepleton. TGIASNL (Thank Goodness It’s Almost Saturday Night Live).

That’s not as catchy as TGIF, but don’t stop believin’ in fun and catchy acronyms.

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Forget a Bow & Put a Bird on Season 8

What’s going on in Portland, Oregon? That’s a common question everyone asks on a Wednesday, right?

I’m actually not sure, other than it’s been raining quite a bit lately. However, in TV’s hilarious mirror-reflection of the famous hipster city, there are mixed feelings these days. And it’s all because of the attached letters “ia” at the end of Portland.

Series Finale Idea: End on a live-shot with the show’s stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein surrounded by their Portlandia crew at Portland staple Voodoo Doughnut biting into a delicious new sugary treat inspired by and named after the show.

Season 8 is Portlandia’s final season and will premiere tomorrow night on IFC at 10 p.m.

Everyone Has a Friend in Randy Newman

We’ve just gotta let the piano man play. Not the piano man Billy Joel, but an equally great piano man nonetheless. As a matter of fact, we’ve gotta let one of the best piano men of all-time just talk and we need to listen.

Trust me on this…

Did you know those awesomely cool stories about Randy Newman? I didn’t. However, I’m glad I do now. What an incredible collection of collaborators. This is why we tune into The Tonight Show.

FYI – Randy Newman’s latest album “Dark Matter” is available everywhere music is sold and downloaded.

But I’m waiting for that throwback album “Four Amigos.”

Heartbreaking News

Jimmy’s Daily Planet is a big fan of Jimmy Fallon as host of The Tonight Show and from his days on SNL. Sadly, this post is not highlighting his comedic prowess, but one of sadness for the late-night comic.

As you’ve likely heard, Jimmy Fallon’s mom died. Heartbreaking news. He rightly took time off to try to deal with unimaginable pain. And returning last night to the famed desk of The Tonight Show, how was he going to address his personal tragedy after a week away from the show?

Along with Jimmy Fallon’s incredible talent as an entertainer, one of the reasons why he’s so favored is because, in many ways, he’s just like all of us. I don’t mean “he goes to pick up dry cleaning” just like us, but he seems more like of our funny older brother or buddy. Some late-night hosts just have that familial personality. Viewers across the country relate to his sense of humor, occasional shout-outs to his family on The Tonight Show and overall good-natured, goofy and positive attitude.

That being said, there are no words to introduce the following video.

And when Jimmy Fallon needed it most, friend Taylor Swift sang a song with a special lyrical addition…

It can be hard to console a friend after someone close to them dies. What do you say? When do you say something? It’s difficult. However, the most important thing is to let your friend know you’re there for them. When the time is right, even a small gesture like Taylor’s heartfelt lyric can make a profound difference to someone experiencing a tragedy.