Tonight there is a new episode of Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel! Yippee!! It is called “Phineas’ Birthday Clip-o-Rama.” So, in other words, it’s a clip show.
Some people really hate clip shows. They see it as a way to repackage old stuff and try to pass it off as a new episode. I tend to be a glass-is-half-full type of gal when it comes to clip shows. I like to think of it as a way to revisit some of my favorite moments from a show all at once without having to juggle a million dvds.
So in honor of Phineas’ Birthday Clip Show, here a few of my favorite clip shows off the top of my head.
*SNL Best of Clip Shows–I am not a big fan of watching entire episodes of Saturday Night Live. First of all, because live television scares me and makes me too nervous to watch (I’m so scared they will mess up!). Also, because the sketches are usually so hit and miss. But when I sit down and watch a “Best of…” clip show and I am always guaranteed genuine laughs. My favorites would have to be Will Ferrell, Chris Farley, and Jimmy Fallon (cuz he’s so pretty).
*The Carol Burnett Show–They used to show these on tv every once in a while, and I would watch them and roll on the floor with laughter. I have never watched an actual episode of The Carol Burnett Show, but the clip shows combining all the best stuff are amazing! Carol Burnett as Scarlett O’Hara! Tim Conway making Harvey Korman laugh! The original Mama’s Family! All priceless.
*Friends: The One With the Invitation–This is the clip show that aired right before Ross and Emily’s wedding. It shows every great Ross and Rachel moment from the first four seasons of the show. For Ross and Rachel fans, this is the perfect way to see their whole relationship play out over twenty-some minutes.
*Seinfeld: The Chronicle–The clip show that aired right before the last episode of Seinfeld is the best clip show I have ever seen. I LOVE the fact that they still show it in syndication, so I get to catch it every once in a while. This hour-long episode has the perfect mixture of clips, musical montages, and bloopers. Seinfeld is not my favorite show, actually it doesn’t even crack the top ten, but I could watch this episode over and over. The ending montage set to “Good Riddance” by Green Day makes me a little teary each time I see it. I think it is that picture of Julia Louis-Dreyfus at 0:51 looking so distraught that gets me.
So, are you a fan of clip shows, or do you roll your eyes in disgust when your favorite show tries to pull a fast one on you?
P.S. I refuse to acknowledge that it is April Fool’s Day, since as a very gullible person, it is my least favorite day of the year.