Friday, January 20, 2012

Does everybody know what time it is?

Oh man people my life has been DULL lately. How dull? Well I honestly wrote half a blog post about my crush on Jeff Goldblum but then I decided I wouldn't subject you all to that (OR I'm saving it because I actually love him and want to do his homage justice) (and I couldn't find enough animated GIFs to warrant a whole post) (and I ended up watching every episode of Will & Grace that remotely involves Mr. Goldblum)

Shmanyway, this will have to do for now.

By the way, on a Will & Grace episode with Jeff Goldblum, Patti Lupone had a cameo. That link was almost entirely for my friend Keith. Also a little for my sister Emily. But mostly for me. Oh Will & Grace, I miss you. If my heart contained a cedar chest full of favorite 90s sitcoms, you'd be right there beside Friends, Seinfeld, and Home Improvement. Side note, I've taken to saying "I don't think so, Tim" instead of saying "no." It's going well, I think. Minimal complaints from my loved ones.

Speaking of Home Improvement,

Ew. Mark

DID I JUST BLOW YOUR MIND?! JTT ended up the shortest. Hilarious. Also, why in the holy crap did they include Heidi in this picture? And why is she more central than Al? Al made that show! He was the lynch pin! Heidi was the least essential person in the show, and yet she is front and center in this photo! And you know who isn't in the photo?

The big man himself. Wilson. That, by the way, is not Wilson. I know that we all can't be Home Improvement experts like myself, but that is actually my brother John in his Halloween costume. Best costume I've ever seen... hands down. (Or rather... "hands up!" Get it? Because if he puts his hands down he would reveal his identity? Moving on.)

There's nothing NOT 90s about this photo

All of this to say... I've had a lot of down time in Ann Arbor and I've filled a lot of it by re-visiting 90s sitcoms. And you know what I realized? Sitcoms are awesome. I don't care if they're so predictable that I can guess the episode's ending by the time the first joke rolls around. They're comforting. Everything gets resolved and nothing is too serious. And there's always someone there for comedic effect.

I'm watching "How I Met Your Mother" for the first time ever. I boycotted it in the past, mostly because I was lumping it in with "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" (both of which I'm against, I can explain later). It's the best thing ever! It just... it's so... it's just a happy show. It brings me back to a time of yesteryear, a time when black blazers over black turtle necks were in fashion. When mothers could wear the same black vest as their oldest sons.

What I'm trying to say is: Sitcoms, you're alright.


  1. I think the most compelling thing about sitcoms is how you're always jumping between "That's terrible, thank god my family isn't like that" to "They're just like uuuuuuussss!" They're different, so you can stare and laugh, but they're the same so you can imagine being best buds.

    I, for one, would like to hear what you have against Big Bang Theory. And you can't say it came on during Community's hour and stole the limelight.

    1. My issue with BBT is less about the content, and more about some of the people that watch it. I assume you aren't this way, but SO MANY of the people that watch it only do it because it makes them sound smarter. As in "Oh do you like Big Bang Theory? You DON'T?! Well, it's just as well. It's a really SMART comedy. It isn't for everyone, you have to be really into science." And blah blah blah.

      So, on principle, I don't watch it.