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TV’s Who Told It Best?

Oddly enough, this week we saw another set of “so-and so-celebrity is totally irrelevant” jokes.  Last week it was Charlie Rose, this week it’s Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows.  Apparently Saturday Night Live and The League writers think alike, but the question remains Who Told It Best?

Andy Samberg, Saturday Night Live:

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Ruxin, The League:

I wasn’t going to open this up for voting because like I’ve explained before, I don’t like The League.  But it’s a new show and I’ve only seen 1 episode, so I’m open to your thoughts.


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TV’s Best Musical Moment

Taylor Swift, SNL

Even though it was another Glee-less week, we saw plenty of Musical Moments from Community, The League, and even Cougar Town. However, quantity does not equal quality, my friends.

I must admit that I thought I would hate a show about a bunch of ex-frat bros trying to recapture their glory days through a fantasy football league. After watching a man-boy named Taco sing about his sister-in-law’s sexual hubris, I know I hate it. Ditto for Cougar Town. It’s little number “Confident in my sexualitay, just like Mariska Hargitay” is catchy but not enough to redeem a show that has the stunning Courteney Cox stressing about her apparently aging body. While I’m all for being comfortable with your sexuality whether hubris or confidence, these two songs just did not do it for me.  So, I was all set to choose Community‘s “GDB” as this week’s Best Musical Moment when the truly unexpected happened on Saturday night. Watch for yourself:

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I’m not a Taylor Swift fan. Yeah, whatever, it was a shame Kayne ruined her acceptance speech, but please people she won a VMA not a Nobel Peace Price. While her music is totally appropriate for the tween demographic, something about the sound of college-aged girls belting out “Romeo save me, I’ve been feeling so alone” irks me.

But T. Swift’s Musical Monologue was funny. Like really funny. Her “Hey Joe, I’m doing real well,” even had me laughing at a Jonas Brothers joke. She was silly, self-effacing, and spunky. All good s words. All adjectives that make up a quality Musical Moment. So, Congrats Taylor. You earned it.

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