the race to animate

Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still Terrifying

Twenty years later, the cartoon’s stew of mythology, anthropomorphism, surrealism, and vaudeville seems like a minor miracle.
book excerpt

When Carrie Fisher Hung With the SNL Crowd

Inside the hard-party days that fueled and finished her friendship with John Belushi.
the good class

Of Course The Good Place Got Its Own College Seminar

Auditing The Good Class with guest lecturer Michael Schur (and 17 very lucky Notre Dame students).
  1. the race to animate
    Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still TerrifyingTwenty years later, the cartoon’s stew of mythology, anthropomorphism, surrealism, and vaudeville seems like a minor miracle.
  2. lawsuits
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  3. writers
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  4. tv review
    Dollface Is a Frothy Feminist Comedy in Search of Deeper MeaningThe Kat Dennings–led Hulu series tries to speak to millennial women’s concerns but ends up talking down to them.
  5. renewals
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gets an 8th-Season Guarantee Before Its 7th Even AirsThanks, NBC.
  6. the good class
    Of Course The Good Place Got Its Own College SeminarAuditing The Good Class with guest lecturer Michael Schur (and 17 very lucky Notre Dame students).
  7. this week in comedy podcasts
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  8. last night on late night
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  9. disney+
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  10. season renewals
    Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal Renewed Through 2020“Excited to still be at it when Trump finally gives up the presidency at the end of his fifth term, January 2036.”
  11. sexual misconduct
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  12. snl
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  13. trailer mix
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  14. the internet
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  15. high five
    Will Ferrell to Host SNL, Making Him a Five-TimerWith musical guest King Princess.
  16. vulture festival
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  17. disney+
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  18. vulture festival
    I Think You Should Leave’s Ruben Rabasa on Life As a MemeHe does actually like his car.
  19. podcasts
    The New National Lampoon Radio Hour Podcast Debuts Next MonthCheck out the first promo with lead writers Cole Escola and Jo Firestone.
  20. books
    The It’s Garry Shandling’s Show Theme Song Was Written in an ElevatorPlus other highlights from a new book about the late comedian, edited by Judd Apatow.
  21. golden globes 2020
    Ricky Gervais Returning to Host the 2020 Golden GlobesIt will mark Gervais’s fifth Globes hosting gig.
  22. book excerpt
    When Carrie Fisher Hung With the SNL CrowdInside the hard-party days that fueled and finished her friendship with John Belushi.
  23. stand-up
    Michelle Wolf’s New Netflix Special Premieres Next MonthJoke Show debuts on December 10.
  24. Will Forte Assures Us the MacGruber TV Show Is HappeningOur long national (comedy) nightmare is over.
  25. last night on late night
    John Oliver Is Ready for Another Battle With Coal Company CEO Bob MurrayHBO lost over $200,000 from Murray’s first lawsuit, but it’s ready to do it all again.
  26. vulture festival 2019
    Will Forte Reveals His One Regret About MacGruberIt’s the gay-panic joke.
  27. people's choice awards
    Kevin Hart Makes First Public Appearance Since Crash at People’s Choice Awards“First and foremost, thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here.”
  28. vulture festival 2019
    9 Things You See on Adam Pally and Casey Wilson’s Hollywood Bus TourYes, there were surprise guests!
  29. vulture festival 2019
    I Think You Should Leave’s Breakout Star May Return for Season 2The show’s creators just love Ruben Rabasa.
  30. vulture festival 2019
    One of The Good Place PAs Guessed Janet And Jason’s ArcOf course, they had to kill her to keep their secret, but still, pretty impressive.
  31. vulture festival 2019
    Community Cast Pledges to Do a Movie If Dan Harmon Writes ItThey also need “one million dollars for Donald.”
  32. vulture festival 2019
    Party Down Creator Says They Will ‘Explore’ a ReunionIt probably won’t be a movie, but the cast is onboard.
  33. vulture festival 2019
    How The Good Place Inspired Manny Jacinto to Propose to His GirlfriendThis story will make your day.
  34. Tony Hale Shares What Forky Grew Up to BeThere’s exactly one grown-up job that’s perfect for a fork with big wiggly arms.
  35. tossed salad and scrambled eggs
    Kelsey Grammer Is Listening, Says ‘We’ve Hatched a Plan’ for Frasier RebootAnd it’s coming in 2020.
  36. vulture festival 2019
    Pen15 Season Two Will Include Even More ‘Mature Content’One topic will be “wrestling.”
  37. casting
    Bill Murray May Have Answered the Call for Ghostbusters SequelAccording to Dan Aykroyd, at least.
  38. vulture festival 2019
    If Superstore Was a Presidential Candidate It’d Probably Be Elizabeth WarrenAt least according to castmember Ben Feldman.
  39. vulture festival 2019
    D’Arcy Carden Would Gladly Spend the ‘Rest of Eternity’ in The Good Place FinaleAnd Marc Evan Jackson reveals the totally real ending of the show.
  40. this week in late night
    This Week in Late Night: Jenny Slate Sings!Plus Chris Evans shames his brother, and Stephen Colbert attempts to wear a hat.
  41. network tv
    Fresh Off the Boat to End After Six SeasonsThe longest-running sitcom about an Asian-American family in broadcast TV history will air its last episode next year.
  42. vulture lists
    Every Conan Without Borders International Special, RankedThe late-night host is often at his best when he leaves the country.
  43. follow friday
    Zubi Ahmed Takes 2–3 Business Days to Come Up With a Joke“Social media has definitely helped me be more comfortable with how often I think about death and the world ending.”
  44. stiller thriller
    Apple Orders Thriller Series by Ben Stiller, Dearies. It’s Also Got Adam Scott.“Men with dark pasts” are the “florals for spring” of television: groundbreaking!
  45. chat room
    Kenya Barris Is Ready for a Sketch-Comedy RenaissanceThe writer-producer talks about his new project, Astronomy Club, and working with Eddie Murphy on Coming 2 America.
  46. sneak peeks
    ‘Magical Negro Rehab’ Attempts to Fix One of Hollywood’s Biggest TropesHere’s your first look at Astronomy Club, Netflix’s new sketch-comedy series.
  47. last night on late night
    Sesame Street Visits The Late Late ShowC is for Corden, apparently.
  48. last night on late night
    Watch Conan Become Its Ghanaian Movie PosterAnd featuring Andy Serkis as the Bird.
  49. no crying in baseball!
    D’Arcy Carden and Abbi Jacobson Will Star in a League of Their Own SeriesJacobson has been developing the show for Amazon.
  50. stand-up
    Netflix Pulls Stand-up Special by Comedian Accused of Sexual MisconductChristian comedian John Crist’s special was originally set to debut on Thanksgiving.
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