Tag: Parenthood

  • Comedy Is … Based On A Hit Movie
    Comedy Is … Based On A Hit Movie

    I didn’t watch everything the Paramount Comedy Channel offered up or course, most notably the early evening fare. So I never watched the sitcom Clueless. I’ve no idea what it was like. And I only recently watched the movie it was based on too. But it does give me the opportunity to note an interesting…

  • Flixwatcher: Parenthood
    Flixwatcher: Parenthood

    It was a pleasure to have been a guest on the Flixwatcher podcast. Here I am with Iszi, and the lovely hosts Kobi and Helen, as we discuss the film Parenthood*. *ah, now we know why I blogged about that sitcom recently.

  • The Season Of The Movie
    The Season Of The Movie

    I’ve written a few things about different movie to TV sitcom adaptations, but I never quite appreciated one thing about them all: They aired the same season. In the autumn of 1990, US viewers could watch sitcoms based on Look Who’s Talking (ABC, 2 series of 35 episodes), Ferris Bueller (NBC, 13 episodes), and Uncle…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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