Ricky Gervais is the funny man behind the hit show The Office, which was one of my favorites and has now moved across the pond for a US version with Steve Carell at the helm. Whether you’re familiar with his work or not he has launched a pretty funny podcast called the Ricky Gervais Show, by way of The Gaurdian.
Lately I’ve been in dire need of a good laugh. Winter blues I suppose. I don’t think anything makes me laugh more these days than Family Guy. I bought the Volume 3 DVD a few days ago. It’s actually the only show to ever be uncancelled mainly because when the first 2 seasons were released on DVD the sales were overwhelming. Growing up I was a big fan of the Simpsons and I still am to some extent although I find Family Guy a lot funnier. There’s more to work with creatively speaking and they don’t hold back any punches; everything and everyone is made fun of on that show.
Stewie in the past 2 or 3 years has become one of my all-time favorite TV characters and has achieved cult-status with college students all over North America. Not many genuis babies on TV I suppose whose early life aspirations include killing their mother and world domination.
Check out some clips here: [warning: the following is very funny material. avoid drinking milk at this point in time]
What happens when you reach for the milk in the back. [must be aware of 80’s pop-culture for this one]
Umm, unless you grew up with Kool Aid commercials, you won’t get this one
(you should pause them while they load and then press play)