In Grounded for Life’s original pilot, Staten Island dad Sean Finnerty gets a call from a security guard at a New Jersey theme park asking him to come pick up his teenage daughter Lily, who was busted with a group of friends drinking Scotch out of shampoo bottles.
mastermind Bill Cosby became incensed when Lisa Bonet, his daughter on the show, filmed an explicit sex scene with Mickey Rourke and then posed for naked photos to promote it in INTERVIEW magazine. He created a spin-off series for her (A Different World) where she would go for its first season before returning to The Cosby Show for a little while before a pregnancy gave Cosby a reason finally to fire her. Cosby was, for decades, an influential voice in the industry. His partnership with Robert Culp in I, Spy gave him particular clout in a climate that is to this day notoriously unwelcoming to black creators. When asked to create a show for Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner’s new production company in the early ’80s, Cosby conjured the affluent, Brownstone-dwelling Huxtables who moved among the 1% with nary a mention of the race issues that continue to divide this nation. The Cosby Show, while aspirational for some, is a dangerous fantasy of a post-racial America for others. Like so many things our leaders told us in that decade, it was all a disgusting lie.
I mean, yeah, I liked Remote Control a lot too but a fan site? Don't get me wrong I watched it. I had the NES and Tandy video games but a fan site. This late. How many years did he buy the site and hosting for? Keep Going...
“You ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?”
It can be easy for the uninitiated to assume that the John Wick movies are just big, dumb action flicks. However, it doesn't take long to realize that a great deal of thought and effort goes into the world building of our favorite dog-loving assassin, and one of our first indications of that comes in the first film as John enters the Continental Hotel in New York City.
famous paintings and Simpsons characters. Known simply as @fine_art_simpsons on Instagram, the artist replaces historic figures in fine art paintings with beloved characters like Homer Simpson, Ned Flanders, Edna Krabappel, and Milhouse Van Houten. Suddenly, Bart is Jackson Pollock spilling paint everywhere, Grandpa and Mona are their own version of the iconic American Gothic, and Kent Brockman is the Norman Rockwell-esque “undecided voter” stuck choosing between Kang and Kodos.