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Daria's back!

BY Lisa Kirchner in Boob Tube |

Need a reason to be stoked? Writer Emma Kat Richardson has the deets on Daria’s reemergence. Recently, with infrequent bathroom breaks and meals brought straight to my futon perch, I consumed an innumerable amount of hours watching Daria on YouTube. Many of the episodes are crassly interrupted by a nauseating blur of static. Others had been uploaded backwards—a phenomenon that goes undetected until the title of Sick Sad ... Read More
We're so excited about the Betty White/Jay-Z combo, we've decided to try something different: a kind of liveblog for SNL! Post your thoughts as the show happens in the comments. I've got my money on a sketch featuring a rapping Betty.   Image of Betty White courtesy ... Read More
In the ongoing story of “animals doing cute things,” this penguin escaped from a group of killer whales—by jumping onto a boat of observers. We love it. Check it out after the jump!   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
In honor of Mother’s Day, The Takeaway discussed Moms from movies this morning, and our own Emily Rems was there to discuss! One of Emily’s favorites: Julie Andrews as a stepmom in The Sound of Music. Check it out after the jump!  //  The Sound of Music movie poster via ... Read More
  We were excited when the Betty White love started. We were excited when it was announced she would host. And now, we have her promos to keep us occupied until the actual show this Saturday night. We’ll be opening a post that night so everyone can comment-liveblog their thoughts, so keep your eyes peeled! And check out her promos under the jump.    I think this means that she and Jay-Z will have to be in a sketch together. If they ... Read More

GLEE and Body Image

BY Jamie Doak in Boob Tube |

This is belated but Glee last week was awesome.  After the cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, told Mercedes she needed to lose 10 pounds by the end of the week, the previously confident Mercedes stopped eating all together.  She fainted in school from hunger and pregnant former cheerleader Quinn came in to talk to her in the nurse's office: Mercedes: [Quinn offers her food] Thanks, I’m not hungry.Quinn: Yes, you are. You're starving.  I know, ... Read More
TLC's new online program, "A Conception Story," disturbs on multiple levels. Blazing a trail for more wholly sponsored programming, who knows where it might lead. Meanwhile, in the concrete here and now, the show is unapologetically mired in the canononization of motherhood. So? You might say. The program is based on what a spokesperson for the show calls "hopeful positives," and there is nothing particularly surprising about fluffing up your ... Read More
Dearly beloved blog-goers:  gathered here today are the six hilarious videos that make up The Message Board, a new project from comedian, actress and writer Giulia Rozzi.  Giula Rozzi "spent a lot of time" on wedding message boards so that you don't have to.  She then chose the best bits--read: wild, over-the-top, downright frightening--to act out in what is part feminist commentary, part fun time.  Questions like:  I'm headed for my ... Read More
I only selectively like South Park.  This is for many reasons; One) It's racist, classist and sexist.  Two) I'm a ginger and they told me I didn't have a soul (I'M A CHRISTIAN, I HAVE A SOUL OKAY.)  Three) I do not wish to go directly to hell when I die.  That said, South Park occasionally provides a cringe-worthy and sometimes hilarious social commentary that people need to hear.    I was forced to watch South Park recently ... Read More
Old is the new... well, new it would seem by current trends in television.  Hot on the tails of Betty White's upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live is a new reality show about nine retirees living in a gated community in Arizona called Sunset Daze.  Ranging in ages from 61 to 74, the senior citizens of this show are trying out some new leases on life, from dating to sky diving. This has the potential to be as bad as any reality show about rich ... Read More