In Betty White's first-ever MTM Show, Sue Ann is having an affair with Phyllis' husband Lars. At one point Phyllis tells her about some quirks Lars has, to show her he's not so great. One of them is that Lars "has a neurotic fear of swallowing hair."And I might not have gotten it, if it were not for the fact that the person I was with stifled a shocked laugh.And the reason she felt she had to stifle that laugh is that she was my mother.
Man, I never would have gotten the Simpsons' sign without a link explaining it. But the Gong Show...good god.
D'oh! Anyone have a transcript of the Arrested Development link?
Hi, just wanted to jump in and tell you guys that ALOTT5MA has been fantastic recently... I love when you guys post with this kind of regularity.
Conversely, I had to explain the Mulva/Delores joke to my mother from the Seinfeld episode where Jerry cannot rememebr his girlfriend's name, except that it rhymes with a female body part. Good times.
Wasn't that list just about the very definition of "fair use" (short clips, used to illustrate a point, not in any reasonable way could be construed as an infringement on copyright). When did Metacafe get bit by the 'DMCA takedown mania' bug worse than even YouTube?And regarding the Gong Show clip, the 70s sure did suck.(in this case, a good way)
It did take me a minute or two to figure out what the writers had done there. Good stuff.
Chuck Barris...yet another distinguished grad of my high school
<p><span>It’s not quite as raunchy as some others on the list, but I love the moment in the Modern Family pilot, right toward the beginning, when Luke has his head stuck between the posts on the stairs, leading to this exchange:</span></p><p><span> </span></p><p><span>Alex</span><span>: Luke got his head stuck in the banister again.<span>Phil</span>: I got it. [To Claire, but in front of the kids.] Where's the baby oil?<span>Claire</span>: [Quickly, “mom’s in control”] It's in our bedside tab—<span>[Under her breath, clenched, deliberate]</span> I don't know. Find it.</span></p><p><span> </span></p><p><span> </span></p><p><span> </span></p>
I always loved Jaye P. Morgan. On the Gong Show and Match Game.
For those of you who don't watch Two and a Half Men, they average 11 of these a show.
If by "these" you mean overtly sexual lines, then sure. If by "these" you mean, "subtle, sneaky, subversive references," I don't think so.
Jaye P. Morgan's first hit in 1954.
Adam, just now realized what your title was in reference to. Brilliant.