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Is This The Funniest 'Impractical Jokers' Moment Ever?

February 27th, 2015 10:12am EST
Is This The Funniest 'Impractical Jokers' Moment Ever?
Our friends the Impractical Jokers know how to get laughs, but in this week's episode - appropriately titled "Elevating the Game" - they may have outdone themselves thanks to some dumb luck and James Murray's willingness to play dumb.

In the episode's opening bit, the Jokers are working the counter at a local burger joint (maybe White Castle finally had enough of them). By total chance, the unsuspecting customer Murr waits on happens to be a friend of the establishment's owner.

Once the Jokers production team finds that little fact out, they take Murr's turn to a whole new level of hilari...
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'Archer' Recap And Review: 'The Kanes' - Meet The Parents

February 27th, 2015 9:05am EST
Archer
Season six of Archer has gotten some mileage out of how terrible a grandmother Malory is going to be (four words: "in a white church"), so it's natural that the show would now introduce baby AJ's maternal grandparents. That's the premise of "The Kanes," in which Archer meets Lana's parents and Lana's parents meet the insanity that is Archer.

Heading to San Francisco for this family reunion, we get the full briefing: both of Lana's parents hail from academia, which somewhat explains how she ended up as a protester before joining the spy game.

But Claudette and Lemuel Kane don't know that; ...
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'Archer' Star Aisha Tyler: 'The Insanity Is Nigh For Lana'

February 26th, 2015 2:08pm EST
'Archer' Star Aisha Tyler: 'The Insanity Is Nigh For Lana'
Tonight's episode of Archer focuses on Lana Kane and her parents, Claudette and Lemuel Kane (voiced by CCH Pounder and Keith David). With the parents coming to town, this was the perfect time for us to sit down with the voice of Lana, the ever-witty Aisha Tyler, to ask how much of Lana she sees in herself, if maternity has made Lana a bit nicer, and how crazy the Archer cast really gets.

"I think the insanity is nigh on Archer for Lana," teased Aisha. "That’s about all I can tell you, but she’s about to enter a world of reckless pain for in a few episodes, so I think that will be very fun....
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta Kills Someone Off

February 26th, 2015 12:29pm EST
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta
Is anyone else noticing that "It's Always Sunny's" title gags are starting to lose a little steam?

As solid as this season has been (astoundingly solid, considering how badly most shows sag once they hit the decade mark), that "Sunny" trademark of turning the episode title into a punchline has't been the same lately.

Episode titles like "Charlie Work" and "Psycho Pete Returns" just hang there. They describe the episode just fine, but there's no punch.

Remember how things were in the early seasons? Like when Dennis and Dee quit the bar to start new, super-successful dream jobs. Then, sec...
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'Sirens' Review: 'Screw The One Percent' - Accidental Racist

February 25th, 2015 10:04am EST
'Sirens' Review: 'Screw The One Percent' - Accidental Racist
After taking last week off, Sirens is back with the amusingly titled "Screw the One Percent," in which Brian finally stops being Mr. Happy Guy and Johnny realizes that throwing stones can cause them to come back and hit you in the face.

Brian is devastated, because after their not really breakup, Voodoo (Kelly O'Sullivan) has already moved on with some guy named Doug. As expected, Hank and Johnny are absolutely no help consoling him. They're even less thrilled with a pair of rich kids who've phoned in a fake medical emergency just to settle a bet.

This starts Johnny on a tirade about rich...
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'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Wrong Playwright' - Nugget Visits The Mothership

February 20th, 2015 10:07am EST
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Wrong Playwright' - Nugget Visi
In this week's Impractical Jokers, there's more mayhem in the grocery store, Murr still has no luck with women, and a familiar mascot drops by to say hello (or to plot murder, who knows). It all reaches a head with the all too memorable theme of Brian Quinn finding out he has no career in the arts.

Challenge #1: Hide and Sneak
The guys are playing best-of-three "hide and sneak" in the local market - hiding an item in a shopper's cart for the other person to identify and steal. Murr drops a bag of flour into an elderly woman's cart and distracts her for Sal, but Sal has a really hard time g...
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'Archer' Recap And Review: 'Nellis' - The One With Area 51

February 20th, 2015 9:06am EST
'Archer' Recap And Review: 'Nellis' - The One With Area 51
Archer has already done undersea, in space and let us not forget Skytanic, so it was probably only a matter of time before Adam Reed got to an episode involving aliens. And when Adam Reed does something, he really goes for it. "Nellis" may be the most off the wall episode this season...yet.

Incredibly brassed off about Lana setting him up royally, Archer has dealt with his anger in the only way he knows how: massive debauchery. This forces him to phone Cheryl/Carol for help, as he is now too broke and drunk to get home. But when she sends her private jet to get him, it's really so everyone...
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It's 'Grand Theft Shopping Cart' On Tonight's 'Impractical Jokers'

February 19th, 2015 4:25pm EST
It's 'Grand Theft Shopping Cart' On Tonight's  'Impractical Joke
It's well known that the Impractical Jokers are a menace to grocery stores. They've eaten people's food, attached balloons to unsuspecting customers, and Santiago still wants his money back.

This Starpulse exclusive clip from tonight's episode, "Wrong Playwright," is no exception. Out on the floor, Q selects a random item off the shelves - one which will be easily recognizable to anyone who listens to the "What Say You?" podcast - and it's up to Joe to identify and swipe the item out of an innocent bystander's cart.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Sal and Murr are arguing about Murr, once a...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flanderized

February 19th, 2015 11:36am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flander
Ever heard of Flanderization? It's a real thing, birthed in the seedy time-suck that is TVTropes.org.

Essentially: the longer a TV show airs, the more likely its characters will become caricatures of their former selves. Specifically, a caricature of that character's biggest defining trait.

Ned Flanders (who went from gentle guy next door to ultra-conservative Christian loon) being the example that gives the trope its name.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is acutely aware of Flanderization. It'd have to be, as "The Gang Misses the Boat" is one long ode to a show that's since turned f...
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'Supernatural' Review: The Hollwest Victory

February 18th, 2015 12:30pm EST
Supernatural - The Executioner's Song
Once upon a time, the three heroes of “Supernatural,” facing the bleakest of circumstances, sarcastically declared themselves “Team Free Will" and vowed to save the world. Many episodes later and one thwarted apocalypse later, Dean Winchester steps into a barn to wage war against Cain, the Father of Murder, and there is no such evidence of that pledge.

“The Executioner’s Song” is a slickly directed episode that showcases most of “Supernatural’s” extraordinary strong points: stellar acting, gut-wrenching surprises and the brothers' ever-strengthening bond. It also highlights the weakness...
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