Tag: Parks & Recreation

  • Amy Bloopler
    Amy Bloopler

    Today is a good day to enjoy three minutes of Amy Poehler corpsing.

  • Dog Steals Heart
    Dog Steals Heart

    I was going to write a ponderous lot of waffle today, wondering inarticulately if The Office, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place all share a fictional universe. Would it be called the Schurniverse? And then I saw this. That’s a clip from One Tree Hill, a show I have never seen, created…

  • Angry Sitcom Characters
    Angry Sitcom Characters

    Let’s start with Rik again, this time playing Rick in The Young Ones. Here’s a character consumed by the impotent rage of youth, wanting to change the world, thwarted by his spots. Basil Fawlty is angry at everything, taking it out on everyone, but this anger is fueled by the reality of his failing business.…

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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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