Posts Tagged 'Arrested Development'

I want to be friends with Amy Poehler

I was watching Parks and Recreation this week and decided I really want to be friends with Amy Poehler.  Why?

1.  She’s a comic genius.  I miss her being on SNL, but I’m happy she’s on Parks & Rec.

2.  She and her friends started Smart Girls at the Party!!!

3.  Leslie Knope is awesome and therefore Amy Poehler must be too.

4.  She is always funny and charming on talk shows.  She’s a classy lady.

5.  Married to Will Arnett!!  They are my favorite celebrity couple.  Although if we all hung out, I would probably accidentally call them G.O.B. and G.O.B.’s Wife.  🙂

BTW, Parks and Recreation has been especially awesome lately.  I loved the last two episodes for sure.  Although I’ve pretty much loved every episode since Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt) came on board.  🙂

– Jill

Mr. Banana Grabber

One of the best gifts I’ve ever given was a game my aunt, cousin, and I created for another cousin and my sister.  It’s a card game called Mr. Banana Grabber and is based on the TV show Arrested Development.  (If you’ve never watched this show, RUN to the store to buy all three seasons right now.)

Mr. Banana Grabber

The game is adapted from a Hungarian card game and involves collecting money and cards with varying amounts of bananas on them for your “Banana Stand.”   We threw in every reference to the show we could think of.  A few examples (apologies to everyone who has not yet seen the show as these will not make much sense to you):

— There are three rounds – or seasons – and in each season, at any time if you draw one of the Richter Brothers’ (Andy Richter or one of the other quintuplets) cards, you put it aside.  When the fifth Richter Brother card is drawn, that season is cancelled.

— The “Toss a Banana, Take a Buck” card.  You get to trash a banana card in someone’s Banana Stand and steal one of their Banana Bucks.

— You always start with at least one Banana Buck in your Banana Stand.  Because “There’s always money in the banana stand.”

— The “A loose seal took your hand” card.  You have to discard all of the cards in your hand.

— The “Chicken Dance” card.  Everyone has to stop and do a chicken dance.  If you don’t, you lose your money.

There’s a lot more, but those are the only ones I remember right now.  I REALLY need to make myself a copy of the game.  It is absolutely one of the best things I have ever helped make.

Have you seen Arrested Development?  When I make myself a copy, do you want to play with me?

– Jill


Do you pay attention to the fall tv schedules when they’re released?  I usually don’t, but one new show caught my eye.  It stars Joel McHale!  If you don’t know who he is, you probably aren’t getting enough E!  He hosts The Soup on Friday nights.  I had no idea he actually acted.  Here’s what the show called Community is about, according to NBC’s website:

It’s been said that community college is a “halfway school” for losers, a self esteem workshop for newly divorced housewives, and a place where old people go to keep their minds active as they circle the drain of eternity. Well, at Greendale Community College…that’s all true. Community focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked (Joel McHale, The Soup). They form a study group and, in “Breakfast Club” fashion, end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work.

Interesting, right?  Now check out the video:

Notice anyone else familiar?  Chevy Chase & John Oliver???  What are you guys all doing in the same show?

AND if all that isn’t enough to make you interested, try this…it’s from the directors of Arrested Development!  Hooray!  Anything related to ArrDev is good enough for me.  I will be watching.  (Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s part of NBC’s Thursday night lineup.)  🙂

– Jill

Just Another Way to Waste My Time….

So I was casually reading Entertainment Weekly today (the actual magazine, not the website) and there was an article about It sounded so amazing that I almost couldn’t believe what I was reading…… is a website where you can watch tv shows and movies for FREE!!!!

Now, I know there are like 10,000 other websites where you can do the same thing, but on this one, you just have to sign up with a username (nothing scary like a credit card number or anything) and then you are free to watch clips or entire episodes. There are some commercials sprinkled in here and there, but the quality is so much better than YouTube will ever be. This is actually supported by the studios and networks so it isn’t like some of those shady operations (RIP tvlinks, sniffle)

Most of the shows on there now are from Fox and NBC so that means there are full episodes of “The Simpsons,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” and “Arrested Development.” Anyone who has not seen “Arrested Development” needs to go to that website right now and watch every single one, no excuses accepted.

I am pretty pumped about “Buffy” and “Major Dad.” Yes, that is right, “Major Dad”!!!!!!!! I used to watch that show all the time when it was on. I can’t wait to watch it again and realize, What was I thinking?

I am pretty much going to be wasting my time on this for the next few weeks, so if you don’t hear from me for a while, I am catching up on my Buffy watching.