Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oh Snap!

When logging on to the Internet the other day I was greeted by some very sad news. After 4 seasons NBC decided to cancel one of their Thursday night hit shows "My Name Is Earl". This came as a big shock to my wife and I. "Earl" was one of our favorites and part of the best tv line-ups ever. The reason given by NBC was declining ratings, which is really hard to believe given it's choice time slot and talented cast. In my opinion the ensemble cast sit-coms that are done well are the best things on television. With more and more reality crap shows taking up prime real estate on televising the great comedy shows are a dieing breed. "My Name Is Earl" had it all, snappy catch-phrases, lovable characters, outrageous situations, and one very hot (and talented) actress, Jamie Presley. I would go as far to say that "Earl" was one our top five shows to watch...

1. 30 Rock - one of the funniest shows I have ever seen

2. The Office - if not for 30 Rock this would be the hands down favorite

3. The New Adventures Of Old Christine - someone finally broke the Seinfeld curse, big time

4. My Name Is Earl - mentioned above

5. Scrubs - suffered same fate as Earl, but brought back by another network

My hope is another network picks up "Earl" too. What other shows have lines like...

"When you go into the witness protection program do they let you pick your own name? Cause if I ever witnessed anything I'm going to name myself Crash Fistfight." - Randy


"Hmm, no, I don't have a gambling problem, I'm winning, and winning is not a problem. That's like saying Michael Jordan has a basketball problem, or Def Leppard has an awesomeness problem. So why don't y'all just pour some sugar on that?" - Earl

and even...

"I hope you get nut cancer." - Joy

Here is hoping some television executive has the grapes to grab "Earl" and put it back on TV. It would be bad karma not too.



  1. I love the office but have never watched the other shows. I am upset with myself for not getting on the 30 rock train in the beginning. Maybe I will catch up with it one day. Seinfeld is my favorite show of all time. No contest.

  2. i'm sorry they are cancelling stuff. i don't watch tv much. just the odd reality show like biggest loser or top model lol

  3. Earl was good, but you're right that 30 Rock is absolutely friggin hysterical. not to mention Tina Fey is my dream hot!

    I also love Scrubs, King of Queens, Lost, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and the Big Bang Theory.

  4. You are so right, the ensemble comedy show is definitely a dying breed, which is very sad. I can't stand reality television. All the unnecessary drama drives me insane. Scrubs will be missed, but was getting a little long in the tooth. I never really got into Earl and like Otter I wished I had stuck with 30 Rock. I watched the first few episodes, but then got distracted by an infant. Now I barely watch any TV unless its football, or How I Met Your Mother.

  5. I don't really watch any of the shows you do , but as far as sitcoms go I love Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother is getting a bit blah though.

  6. Earl must be saved! I think Joy is possibly the best character on TV. The stuff that comes out her mouth is amazing!

    I will be shocked if somebody else doesn't pick it up. Great cast, good writing, devoted fans. That's a winning combo. When I see some of the other crap that gets renewed, it makes me wonder what in the hell is going on in the world.

    By the way, if you haven't seen the new show Better Off Ted, I highly recommend it. Very funny.

  7. I love that show. I don't get to watch regularly. There's nothing that I get to watch regularly, but that is one of the funniest best written shows in a long time. I like 3 of the others too, but have never seen 30 Rock or Christine. My life is sad.