Weekend To-Do List: Thanksgiving Edition

91811__madonna_lOver the river and through the woods — for some, that’s a loooong journey, and one that will require some pop-cultural distractions along the way.  I mean, how much chat about Aunt Frida’s goiter can a person handle, right? In that spirit, I present the following version of the (Long) Weekend To-Do List:

- Scientists have proven the polar opposite of discussing Aunt Frida’s goiter is watching Madonna: The Confessions Tour — Live From London (Wednesday, NBC, 8 p.m.). Would I make up something like that? (Alas, Madge and NBC have nixed the disco crucifixion, but she still writhes on a chair, as shown. Will that do?)

- Some twisted sadist at ABC decided to extend Grey’s Anatomy (Thursday, ABC, 9 p.m.) to 70 minutes this week. Set your DVR now, before you go into a turkey coma. You’ll thank me on Monday.

- Catch The Edge — no, I’m not going all Xtreme Sports on you, I’m talking about the dude from U2 — in Bono and The Edge: Off the Record, a sneak preview of erstwhile Eurythmic Dave Stewart’s new HBO late-night music/interview  series. (Friday, HBO, 11:00 p.m.)

- On the Web, Worth 1000’s "Superhero Casting Call" contest is pretty inspired. My favorite is Batman’s sidekick as The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

- The Beatles’ latest, a remix album called LOVE, gets an A from EW’s Chris Willman, and its good vibes might make the weekend’s traffic jams slightly less rage-inducing.

- Thomas Pynchon’s tome Against the Day also gets an A, from Ken Tucker, in the pages of EW; it could come in handy on Friday, in the event you are rendered inert from the previous day’s food-fest.

- And finally, if you’re at a loss for what to bring to this weekend’s festivities, you cannot go wrong with Chicken in a Biskit. If I have to explain, then it’s clear you haven’t indulged in a box in quite some time, if ever.

Anyhow, Happy Thanksgiving, and see you Monday!

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  • Ellipsian

    Happy Turkey Day, Slezak! Have a great one.

  • Middento

    Frida has goiter? At least she know there’s something going on…
    (Happy Thanksgiving!)

  • nathan

    Forget the crucifixion, what would really shock me is if Madonna’s voice actually sounds good when she sings in front of a live audience.

  • jonas

    I just can wait to see Madonna tonight. Oh my god that woman is so hot! Nathan of course her voice is good I went to the concert in NY and she rocks!

  • junior

    Hot damn, Slezak you cut out EARLY! I’m still stuck here ’til 6. You write about entertainment all day, get to leave early, have a fab husband, some guys get all the luck! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone too!

  • monica

    chicken in a biscuit is so gross. my dad got them once instead of triscuits. THAT was a mistake.

  • Matt

    I knew I liked you for some reason.
    Here I find out it’s not because of your pithy and entertaining comments on pop culture, it’s because you your culinary vision.
    Chicken in a Biskit rocks! Now if they would only bring back my childhood favorite Dip in a Chip my life’s journey would be complete.

  • shelby

    I, for one, Cannot WAIT for the Madonna concert tonight!!! It is gonna blow your socks off, and thats with the crucifixion scene missing among a few other great numbers! Her voice, dancing and artistry merging all at once on that stage is a true gift! No other artist can compete and that is why she is the Queen!!

  • popslop

    Excellent concert. By far the best of her career. The brightest spot was the new version of “let it will be”. The vocals where real and raw. The distortion, the aggressive sound, and the freak out dance style is better than any other offerings from any other POP artist around. Perfection.

  • len

    Watched the Confessions concert last night, and all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, NBC, for making my week!
    Show me any other 48 year old woman that can do what she did on that stage, or for that matter even hold her up against the Jessica Simpsons, Brittney Spears, Paris Hiltons and Lindsay Lohans of today – she blows them all out of the frickin’ water!

  • Brandon

    Chicken in a Biskit is the God of all foods.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Slezak et al!

  • patrick

    I couldn’t believe I was watching a 48 year old woman last night. Madonna looked so good and sounded so good. My fave is the Music – disco inferno interpretation! Thats so much fun! Thanks NBC!

  • Michael

    Not the biggest fan of Madonna, but last nights concert on NBC was mind blowing. That probably sealed the deal. There really is no comparison between Madonna and any other artist (male or female) when it comes to putting on a show. That woman is not human.

  • jason

    with the exception of ALL the commercials (gotta find some way to afford madonna right? haha), the concert was a religious experience. i really liked the “new” version of “erotica”, it was cool.

  • Jon

    Ok, so I watched that concert three times now.. I taped it (yes b!tches, still don’t have a tivo or DVR so it’s VHS for me unless you want to help me upgrade) and I can’t get over how great it was.
    I was giddy like little school girl!… um.. boy?..boi?!
    lol

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