The Michael J. Fox Show looks pretty funny, but we’d watch just for the fact that Breaking Bad’s Marie and The Wire’s Bunk will be in tow.
• Vincent Schiavelli, who taught the Ridgemont High kids and yelled at Swayze’s ghost to get off his train, won a James Beard Foundation journalism award in 2001 for an L. A. Times article on Sicilian cooking.
• Stephen Tobolowski — “Needlenose Ned?” “Ned the Head?” — was supposed to play the role of plaid sidekick Al Borland on Home Improvement before scheduling conflicts forced him out.
Tuesday night’s Happy Endings featured a string of Miami Heat jokes so spiteful they could only come from a show set in Chicago. The championship doesn’t count, shortened season, injury-plagued (cough Derrick Rose cough) opponents, yada yada.
Except … we’ve seen The Wire, and no, Bosh doesn’t look anything like Omar’s boyfriends. Not at all. Bosh looks like a seven-foot-tall dino-bird sucking on a thin straw. Brandon, Dante and Renaldo, for being robbery accomplices, all have a certain twinky puppy-dog cuteness that is objectively un-Boshlike. Here, look:
This is Chris Bosh:
If you’re looking for a true look-alike, Brandon’s really a dead-ringer for former LeBron James teammate (and alleged would-be stepdad) Delonte West:
There you have it. You just got mythbusted, Happy Endings. But you’re still a very funny show.
Gervais’ only strong moment from the Globes after a monologue that went after low-hanging fruit instead of Hollywood elite…
Some other notable moments from the Golden Globes before the list of winners and some memorable speeches: Peter Dinklage, perhaps appropriately, beat a guy from “Too Big To Fail.” Stringer Bell lives, and this time he beat Det. McNulty (Idris Elba defeated Dominic West — all in the game, yo). Madonna brought her English accent to the proceedings, though it’s possible that her fake British accent is better than Elba’s real one. Laura Dern beat Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for Best Actress in a TV Comedy, which is as unlikely as Laura Dern beating two velociraptors in Jurassic Park. The Best Actor in a Drama category may have been the most handsome of all-time: George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt? Every man in America turned a little gay during that category.