Serene Branson, yes, the LA reporter who gained national fame when she suffered a migraine-related word-scrambling on camera while reporting live from the Grammy Awards last February (wow, that seems like forever ago), is in a new clip that's going around. This time, she's just trying to ignore a very well-lit guy who looks as if he's come from "crazy guy, with a twist!" central casting who is yelling at her while she's waiting to report on Occupy Los Angeles. "Go shopping!": it's the thing we yell at field reporters this month:
- linds | The Set – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 12:29 PM PST
- linds | The Set – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 11:30 AM PST
The obsessive video editors at Mewlists, known mostly for movie supercuts, have ranked and compiled three scenes from each of their top 15 never-fully-seen TV characters. It's not a new idea to make such a list, but it's probably never been done with this level of attention to detail. I watched to make sure my favorites were on there, and they were. (Also, it's funny to pretend that Wilson, the neighbor from "Home Improvement," has something too vulgar to show on TV on the lower part of his face, and that's why they cover it.) (Via Uproxx):Read More »from Watch a Supercut of TV’s 15 Best Never-Seen Characters
- linds | The Set – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 9:20 AM PST
Poor Lorimar demonstrates "karaoke elbow."Michelle Collins of Best Week Ever admits to watching "Wheel of Fortune" every night for relaxation, which is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. (I relax with "Friends" reruns, myself.) Today, she posts a moment from earlier this week when a young woman named Lorimar illustrated her love of karaoke with a recognizable hand gesture that doesn't mean "karaoke" to most people. And then, poor thing, she blushes and has to try to pretend she didn't do it when Pat Sajak "innocently" asks her about it and mimes it himself. The best moment is probably this exchange, after Lorimar tries to sell Sajak on the idea that the move was a simulation of "karaoke elbow":
Sajak: "You know medicine is making great advances in the solution to that problem."
Lorimar, red-faced and clearly dying of embarrassment: "Okay, great."
This is cringe-inducing television at its best:Read More »from ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Makes Obscene Gesture by Mistake and Tries to Cover it Up
- Tara Ariano | The Set – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 8:36 AM PST
Coming soon! (John Lamparski/WireImage.com; Noel Vasquez/Getty Images; Victor Chavez/WireImage.com)Actors have day jobs, but with an eye on a paycheck, a fun day's work, or an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy, they moonlight in TV guest roles, too. Here are a few performers (and one non-performer) who will soon provide their Guest Services.
Actor: Chris MeloniRead More »from Chris Meloni (Maybe), Kathryn Hahn, and Ricky Martin Are About to Provide Guest Services
Day Job: Star, until recently, of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"; fake star of "The Vigilogna."
POSSIBLY Guest-Starring On: "True Blood"
POSSIBLE Role: An "incredibly powerful vampire"
Pros: Meloni doesn't get as many chances as he should to show off his comic chops. And "True Blood" is basically a comedy. (With porn.)
Cons: He should be above this nonsense.
Christmas comes early?With comic geniuses creating single-topic Tumblrs on what is probably a minute-by-minute basis, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth your time. We can't curate the entire platform for you, but we can bring to your attention the best television-themed sites in a feature we call TV Tumblr of the Week.
Site: The Results Are In!
TV Inspiration: "Maury"
Site Production Values: If we can all agree that the animated GIF is the internet's greatest native art form — and I think we can — then this site made up of GIFs from "Maury" episodes about disputed paternity is a masterpiece.Read More »from The Results Are In! Is Your TV Tumblr of the Week
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