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Recap – Shear Genius, Last Comic Standing, My Life on the D-List

12 Aug

Shear Genius – Every Dog Has It’s Day
The Short Cut Challenge was to create unique, futuristic hairstyles using natural food ingredients found in the kitchen, such as honey, flour, salt, egg whites and peanut butter. I’m pretty sure this was the most disgusting thing they could’ve thought of, except for using maybe human feces or something. Squid in your hair. Vomit.

For the Elimination Challenge, the stylists were responsible for not only grooming a dog, but also to style their client’s hair to resemble their dog. Both Mr. Bee and I (yes, somehow Mr. Bee was actually watching a hair cutting reality show with me) were laughing our asses off when Daniel put hair extensions on his dog client. Friggin’ hysterical! Dee won the challenge, but I think it should’ve gone to Daniel for entertainment and creativity.
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Last Comic Standing – The Entire Season
This season of Last Comic Standing was not very impressive to me. Both Mr. Bee and I would get really irrate during the auditions when really funny comics somehow wouldn’t make the cut, yet ridiculously UNFUNNY comics (and I use the term “comic” loosely here) would make it through, like Paul Foot:

And yes, your assumption that his ridiculously large eyebrows are the funniest thing about him is correct.

Apparently there was some controversy this season (and in seasons past) regarding the selection of comics. From Wikipedia:

Mark Breslin, owner of Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs which hosted the Toronto audition for season 6, described the audition process actually employed during those auditions. He explained that while anyone who wanted to could wait in line to audition, most would be berated and embarrassed by the panel of comedy “experts” (usually “celebrities” who either know nothing or have never performed stand-up, like “Oscar” from NBC’s “The Office”) and then dismissed after only one joke. In fact, top local agents are usually given a number of specific call times for their clients. The first round of auditions were for a producer early in the morning, and those that were chosen came back for the celebrity judges in the afternoon.

The other thing that sucked this season, besides the jokes, was how fast the season went. In one episode alone they eliminated 5 comics. After the worthless audition episodes, there were only four shows of the comics actually competing and performing sets.

Now I used to love this show, in the Josh Blue days, but if LCS doesn’t start having funny comics (novel thought I know) and stop eliminating 12 people in one episode, but I could definitely cut it off my show list. In fact, I don’t even know if it made it on to the list…
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Life on the D-List – What’s Woz’s Love Got To Do With It
Last week, Kathy hosted the Fur Ball, a Humane Society fundraiser, with Woz. It got super funny (and awkward) when Woz’s first wife came to the table and was chatting it up with Woz. He didn’t even introduce Kathy! I’d be pissed. Later Woz takes Kathy to a Segway polo match (really?!). I’m surprised with how easy a Segway looks to operate but I can’t imagine it ever being a popular mode of transportation. At least not here in Washington, that’s for sure. So after what I *think* was a couple months of courtship, Woz & Kathy’s relationship ended. It didn’t ever seem like they were really romantic, just kind of friends. And I don’t blame Kathy for getting irritated that a billionairre was taking her out to Bob’s Big Boy instead of Mr. Chow’s!!

Recap – Burn Notice, SYTYCD, Life on the D List

1 Aug

Burn Notice – Comrades
Do you watch Burn Notice? I LOVE it! It’s a fun show that has enough fighting and spy junk in it that I can even convince Mr. Bee to sit down and watch it with me (which is a rare occurrence since Mr. Bee thinks TV is the Devil. With my ever growing list of 60+ shows I watch, who can blame him?). And seriously, could Bruce Campbell be any funnier? No, sir, he could not.

SYTYCD – Two dancers are eliminated
To tour or not to tour? That is the question with SYTYCD tour tickets going on sale Saturday! I’m guessing Alicia and Lindsay will be first in line?

And can you believe that the finale is next week?! I’m really in to SYTYCD now that it’s down to the really good dancers. I was getting a little bored watching the not-so-fantastic contestants but now it’s nail-biting drama as someone has to be booted off the show! Meow meow.

OPENING DANCE Those were such cute white dresses the girls had one! I thought the Mandy Moore routine was beautiful but I was kind of confused by the choreography. Anybody else notice that the girls weren’t always together with their movements? Was that intentional? I couldn’t tell. But geez, those lifts were super cool!

CAT Super beautiful Disco Barbie much? Man, she looked gorgeous. JEALOUS!

Okay, again, did this episode really need to be an hour long? I felt like I was witnessing a high school graduation with all the “you’re so grown up now” speeches by the judges. Don’t get me wrong, I thought that they were very touching. Especially the “don’t shat on your fans” speech.

SIDE NOTE: MARY MURPHY What the hell was she wearing around her neck? A choke chain?! Somewhat fitting actually…

Here are my brief notes on the individual solos:
Courtney: Pretty dancing but she keeps me wanting more from her (not in a good way)
Mark: Go home already. Me no likey. And really? Suspenders? Gross.
Katee: Loved it. Keeps me wanting more in a good way.
Joshua: Super loved it! I could watch dancers like him “pop” for hours. But please, Josh, cut your ponytail off already. Bleck.
Chelsie: Crazy good footwork but a couple of times she just seemed off.
Twitch: Totally fun, but left me waiting for some kick ass move that never came. Loved his sunglasses shirt (surprisingly).

FILLING THE TIME BECAUSE THIS SHOW SHOULDN’T BE A HOUR LONG PERFORMANCES
- Uh, six year old break dancers are way too cute for words.
- Who the hell was that Lady Gaga chick? Seriously. WTF. And what was she wearing?! A french cut leotard with crazy ugly shoes and a coat. Bloop Bloop.

And the dancers leaving us were (drum roll please)…

Chelsie & Mark. I feel bad for Chelsie because I think “we” (as the collective SYTYCD fan nation) didn’t get to see her personality as much as with Katee and Courtney. What a fantastic dancer she is, though. Mad skills. As for Mark, meow meow.

Kathy Griffin: My List on the D-List – For Your Grammy Consideration
Um, is there anyone in the world funnier than Kathy Griffin? Even Mr. Bee watched this episode with me and we were both cracking up. Her photo shoot was hysterical and I totally want a copy of one of those billboards. “She’s got enough balls, just not enough awards.”


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