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grayflannelsuit:

Cliff Robertson and his wife Dina Merrill invite you into their fantastic mid-’70s kitchen!
(from a 1975 print ad for Gaffers & Sattler gas appliances)

grayflannelsuit:

Cliff Robertson and his wife Dina Merrill invite you into their fantastic mid-’70s kitchen!

(from a 1975 print ad for Gaffers & Sattler gas appliances)

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Jimmy, Seth, Seymour and Oscar

I haven’t been as active here on TV Kitchen lately, but for good reason: I’ve had a bunch of stuff going up elsewhere! When I left my full-time job a year ago to try my hand at freelance writing, the idea of being paid any amount of money to write about television and entertainment was high on my list of goals, so I’m thrilled to have these opportunities. Here’s what I’ve been up lately:

Review: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Paste Magazine | February 18, 2014

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Jimmy Fallon just keeps getting better in his takeover of The Tonight Show. The first host since Johnny Carson to put “Starring” before his name, Fallon is earning the title each and every night. The show is fresh, warm and funny—and already feels like it’s been on the air for years. Even though my heart will always be with Conan as a performer, Fallon’s Tonight Show is far and away off to a stronger start. Full review at Paste >

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Here He Comes

I’ll be reviewing tonight’s premiere of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon over at Paste. In the meantime, I’ve been revisiting this clip from 1990, when Jay Leno was the guy being brought in to appeal to the younger demo as permanent guest host for Johnny Carson. (It also happens to be one of my all-time favorite They Might Be Giants moments.)

Birdhouse In Your Soul on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - They Might Be Giants from They Might Be Giants on Vimeo.



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Episodes of ‘Episodes’

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I’m behind in mentioning that I’m doing season 3 weekly recaps of Showtime’s Episodes over at Paste magazine. This is one of those little sleeper shows that isn’t necessarily Sunday night appointment viewing, but consistently delivers snarky laughs and a surprising dose of charm. We’re halfway through the short nine-episode season, but it’s not too late to catch up!

Update 3/17/14: And we’re done! All in all, a solidly funny season, even if the finale took a more predictable route than I might have liked. Had a lot of fun doing these recaps for Paste and hope to pick up another show soon!

Season 3: “Episode 9”
Season 3: “Episode 8”
Season 3: “Episode 7”
Season 3: “Episode 6”

Season 3: “Episode 5”
Season 3: “Episode 4”
Season 3: “Episode 3”
Season 3: “Episode 2”
Season 3: “Episode 1”

Episodes (Showtime) | Full series available on ShowtimeAnytime.com (with subscription)

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Is ‘The Book of Mormon’ For You?

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Anyone watching TV in Atlanta right now has seen the ads for the upcoming touring production of The Book of Mormon at the Fox Theatre, running January 28 through February 9.

The commercial below is for the Broadway show, but the gist is the same as the localized version. Rather than give you any sense of what the show’s about, the spot has one basic theme: Everyone loves The Book of Mormon. It’s the best musical of this century! It won nine Tony Awards! IT’S FOR YOU!

There’s one catch: The Book of Mormon is not for everyone.

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