“Folks, as America’s most famous Catholic, I am the Pope of basic cable.”
–Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
–Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report
One of Arrested Development 1.0′s greatest strengths was its knack for giving every single character (“STEVE HOLT!”), no matter how minor (“Baby, you got a stew going”), a full array of endlessly repeatable lines (“Say goodbye to these!”). That said, the show’s true quote-masters have to be the dysfunctional Bluth-Fünke clan. Nearly everything that originates with this ennead is worthy of being embroidered onto a sampler and framed, or at least written in caps and superimposed over a still from the show. (Or a still from Game of Thrones!)
But among these Lords of Laughter, which Bluth-slash-Fünke reigns supreme? It’s only fair that we decide now, before the series returns on Netflix this Sunday (!) — and we’re flooded with 15 episodes of new quotes to consider.
Take a look back at some of each contender’s most memorable lines — both catchphrases and otherwise — and vote with your heart in the poll below. And if you’d rather pick a racially insensitive puppet over any of the nine other options… well, we’ll accept that answer as well.
Fast & Furious 6, which hits theaters today, has now passed our critic’s inspection (we gave it a B+). Earlier this month, we caught up with costars Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges at the film’s London press junket to see how they could handle our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Find out which one of them loves Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and spa music below. READ FULL STORY »
Has it really been 20 years since Billy Joel released his last pop album? Somehow, it’s true: Though the Piano Man has toured extensively, won a Tony, and even put out a collection of classical compositions over the last two decades, he hasn’t dropped an original chart-topper since 1993′s River of Dreams.
But why? Well, according to an extensive interview in this week’s New York Times magazine, the answer’s simple: “I got bored with it,” Joel says. “I wanted to write something other than the three-minute pop tune even though that’s an art form unto itself.” And though Joel sounds nothing but grateful for his success, he also seems to resent being pegged as a pop writer: “It’s a very nice box to be in for a while, but then it becomes like a coffin.”
And the revelations don’t stop there. Here are 10 other things you’ll learn while reading the piece, including why Joel calls himself “the Nixon of rock ‘n’ roll” and what Elton John’s hair reminds him of. (While the musician never does explain what a “real estate novelist” is, the Internet can thankfully help you out on that one.)
As you tune in to your favorite TV shows tonight, we think it’s only fair that YOU decide the night’s best sound bite.
After you’ve watched, submit your choice sound bite in the comments section of this post. Did someone say something hilarious on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, or the series premiere of Save Me? What about something from Motive or Rookie Blue? It’s up to you!
Leave a comment with your favorite quote of the evening and the name of the character who said it or vote for someone else’s by hitting “Like” next to their submission.
We’ll highlight the most-voted quote as our Bite of the Night tomorrow morning, and give due praise to the submitter.
Ready, set, go! Let the sound bite hunting commence.
This could be the greatest news for Simpsons obsessives since those 7-Elevens were converted into Kwik-E-Marts to celebrate the release of the Simpsons movie.
Springfield, home of the three-eyed fish and hometown of Jebediah Springfield, is becoming a reality at Universal Studios’ Orlando amusement park.
While rumors have been floating for a while, Universal Studios officially announced today that they are expanding the area around the Simpsons Ride in Orlando to include an entire area that mimics the streets of Springfield. “And yes – there will be Duff Beer,” a release said.
Some of the attractions will include a Krusty Burger, a Lard Lad donuts, and, of course, Moe’s Tavern. There will also be a new Kang & Kodos-themed attraction. (Personal hope: the gift shop only sells “Bort” license plates.)
I’m thrilled. Also, can I just say it’s about time? I mean, Harry Potter fans have an entire Wizarding World of fun, and while I’m totally happy for them, it brings me great joy to say Simpsons fans will get to enjoy the Krustyest place on earth.
While we’re busy celebrating the best (and worst) in TV season finales, let’s also take a moment to air random grievances. One of my biggest pop culture pet peeves was poked by Law & Order: SVU‘s season ender last night: People who know they could be in danger and do not use the chain on their door. Yes, the chain probably won’t do much, but isn’t it just human nature to use it if it’s there? Especially if, say, the sadistic serial rapist you were trying to put away — the one who likes to torture victims for 18 or 19 hours in their home — was just freed? Of course, he was already somehow in the apartment when Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) arrived home (because a New York City homicide detective wouldn’t have a good security system). READ FULL STORY »
So I went a little nuts with Vine!
Mere days before Netflix’s May 26 Arrested Development binge, boozy-witchy Bluth matriarch Lucille has generously taken time out of her day-drinking to snap some sense into the damsels of Disney. They could all stand to lose some weight, by the way. You want your belt to buckle, not your chair. (Click the microphones on and off to hear the audio.) READ FULL STORY »
Walking Dead comic writer Robert Kirkman may be King of the Zombies (or at least crown prince to George A. Romero’s Z-monarch) but he also toils on a number of undead-free titles, including the superhero-filled Invincible, the kiddie-aimed Super Dinosaur, and Thief of Thieves. The latter details the adventures of a light-fingered master criminal named Conrad Paulson and is produced by Kirkman in collaboration with other writers, including Andy Diggle (The Losers) whose first issue hits stores May 29.
Below, Kirkman — who is also an executive producer on the Walking Dead TV show – talks about Thief of Thieves. Then, click on, to exclusively read the first four pages of the new (blood-drenched) issue. READ FULL STORY »
Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY »