Howdy, howdy! It’s about that time again, time for a TV News Roundup! We’ll find all the news that’s fit for print out in the world of television today and bring it to you in one nice neat package. Without further adieu, let’s get to it!
I remember being too young to watch South Park when it premiered on Comedy Central in 1997. I was 9 years old, and my mother hated the show… probably more than she hated Beavis & Butthead. I had an older sister who lovingly allowed me to watch South Park in her room while my mom was sleeping. Ever since then, I have been a fan of Kenny, Cartman, Stan, and Kyle.
Yesterday, Comedy Central aired the South Park Season 15 Finale. For those of you who may have missed it, here is a little recap:
In the beginning of this episode, Kenny’s family is fighting while he is watching an episode of “White Trash in Trouble”. He sees that his house is being raided by the TV show. Kenny’s parents are taken to jail, and the kids interviewed by Child Protective Services, who puts them with a foster family. Kenny and his brother and sister get sent to a strict agnostic home full of other foster children.
The agnostic man of the house is absolutely hilarious. They are not to take the lord’s name in vein just in case he exists, and their house motto is full of uncertainties. It had me cracking up.The prayer at the dinner table was my favorite part. Another favorite part is that while in the agnostic household, all they drink is Dr. Pepper, because there is no certainty of what it actually is. Not quite root beer… not quite cola.
Ever wondered what a roasted turd might smell like? Well then look no further (if you have smell-o-vision) than Comedy Central’s next celebrity roast of the tiger blooded blow-hard Charlie Sheen. Yes the coked out former Two and A Half Men star will be joining the ranks of
losers class acts including William Shatner, David Hasselhoff and Flavor Flav as people that some of the funniest comedians in the business lambast with plenty of crude jokes.
The Charlie Sheen Roast will air the same night as Ashton Kutcher’s debut on the long-delayed and Sheen-less Two and a Half Men! Take that you earthworms! The Vatican Warlock Assassin just owned you for all time. Seriously though, Two and a Half Men will still be watched by more people than the roast will, but I’m sure those true Sheen followers (Good God is there such a thing?) will tune in to watch their savior deploy his ordinance after he is made a joke of by the likes of Jeff Ross and Lisa Lampanelli. The Sheen has produced enough ammo for them in the past year that they could probably make the roast last three hours to our pure enjoyment. Stay tuned for some highlights of that laugh bombardment.
Oh man this episode had hilarity written all over it, and after the weak premiere episode it was sure to be good…right? Jimmy as the host of the ‘Special Ed Department’s Comedy Awards Show’, where Timmy is the singer in the band.
Good news everyone! Futurama, Archer and the Venture Bros. have all been renewed! That’s right, some your favorite animated shows will be back to make us laugh, and hopefully offend lots of people.
Futurama is the T.V. show that just wouldn’t die. After Fox canceled the show, it was gone for nearly ten years before being revived with four straight-to-video DVDs, and then an ordering of episodes to be aired on Comedy Central. After thirteen new episodes it has been reported at IGN, that the Sci-Fi Comedy will air 39 new episodes carrying over into 2013.
I thought that when I watched the new episodes it might not have the same feel to it since it had such a long period of silence, but I was wrong. The voice actors hadn’t missed a beat. There were new fresh jokes and the same great animation, along with some new characters. I have to admit, my Futurama DVDs were becoming a bit worn, but now I can shelf them and enjoy the ‘Planet Express Crew’ in all new adventures for the next three years!
Venture Bros has also been renewed for at least two more seasons, and a 60-90 minute special according to the A.V. Club. Venture Bros is the best show currently on Adult Swim, mocking some of our favorite comic book concepts and cartoon shows, while following the exploits of the Venture family and their faithful bodyguard Brock Sampson. This show is one that gets progressively better as it goes on, and I absolutely loved Season One.
And finally the FX masterpiece Archer. This follows the trials and tribulations of one of the world’s most selfish and conceited spys to ever live. Great voice talent and an appealing artistic style combine with some of the best comedic writing on television to make this one of the funniest shows in years. Sterling Archer is my favorite spy in the history of media.
FX has announced that in addition to ordering another season of Justified, Archer will also be back for a 3rd year.
So now here is 3 of the best cartoons of the past 20 years, and they’re all coming back for another go around. Good news for all.