The television lineup this Fall has been pretty good so far. I never miss an episode of the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire, and NBC is bringing the comedy on Tuesday & Thursday nights. Not just Tuesday and Thursday, but Wednesday on NBC also delivers fresh episodes of Law & Order: SVU. I also can’t forget to include ABC’s Wednesday nights with Modern Family. All in all, television this Fall is making a statement this fall; the shows are better than ever!
I’ve been quite pleased with the lineup and the return of my favorite shows, as well as slowly falling in love with new shows, but the return I’m most excited about is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang is back for their season 8 premiere and it promises to deliver the antics I have come to love over the years.
However, unlike the usual season premieres of the It’s Always Sunny gang getting caught up in random antics, the new seasons starts off with a new cast. Yup, that’s right. The gang has been replaced!
Haley Joel Osment is now playing the role of Mac, Candice Cameron is stepping in for Charlie, rapper XZiBiT is the new Dee, Andrew Dice Clay is the new Frank, and Chael Sonnen is taking over the egotistic role of Dennis. Oh, and don’t think that the old cast is “happy” about the changes. Nope, they felt it was just awkward, but they are coping with it. See for yourself, watch the season 8 promo below.
P.S. This new cast is only for the first episode, so don’t be alarmed.
Be sure to tune in Thursday October 11th for the season 8 premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Oh, and if you’re a fan of The League, then also tune in the same night for a new episode.
If you read my blog on the regular, then you know I love house music. But you may not know how much I seriously love Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
This season so far has been hilarious! It’s one of those shows that it’s just hard for me to hate, and I can watch old episodes over and over again & still laugh as if it’s my first time seeing that episode. The characters have this amazing ability to act off each other, which is quite fascinating considering that Charlie is actually married to the waitress in real life (on the show she hates Charlie b/c he stalks her,) Dee is actually married to Mac in real life (yet they pretend to hate each other so much) and Dennis is actually married to the pharmacist from the “D.E.N.N.I.S System” episode.
If you haven’t heard of the D.E.N.N.I.S System, then you must have been sleeping under a rock.
Ah, so let’s talk about the D.E.N.N.I.S System. Two seasons ago the gang decided to take some advice from Dennis (who thinks he’s a
love sex expert) and learn how to basically bang chicks and have a successful “erotic conquest.” LOL…a mess. I mean you’d think the gang would be able to maneuver themselves through dating, but apparently their dating lives are as screwed up as their daily life at the bar (which is why the gang always gets into some crazy situations in order to make life fun.) So in attempt to at least find some chicks to have sex with, Dennis decided to step up to the plate and show them how it’s done.
The goal to winning a woman’s heart according to Dennis is to:
D.- Demonstrate Value
E.- Engage Physically
N.- Nurturing Dependence
I.- Inspire Hope
S.- Separate Entirely
As usual, Dennis’ plans never work. He sucks at successfully getting a woman into bed, let alone getting their number and keeping their interest. He is so cocky! His big ego is what makes his scenes so funny because he constantly thinks that he is a ladies man, but then ends up talking too much and creeping the women out. So his D.E.N.N.I.S System is of course yet another failed attempt at winning a woman’s heart. The system just falls apart completely, which is kind of what happens in real life. People come up with these games/tactics to win someone’s heart( or to just bang em,) but a lot of their tactics end up falling apart or not working on every person they encounter.
Whenever I meet a guy that seems to be pulling some type of game/system, I always think to myself “Ah, The D.E.N.N.I.S System.” It’s not like I go confront the guy or start tripping, but I just end up having a huge laugh to myself thinking about the system and how hilarious that episode was. Instead of just genuinely trying to get to know someone, men & women tend to get caught up in these “systems” in order to accomplish some type of goal. Why must we have a system & games? Can’t we just let it be a natural process and go with the flow? I don’t like premeditated situations, I prefer things happening by chance.
But I will admit that I do think it’s so funny when someone tries to pull off some type of system such as The D.E.N.N.I.S System and it becomes an epic fail. It’s not good for your blood pressure to sit and stress out over the stupid shit people do, so just sit back and laugh at it. The next time someone tries to come to me with all this swag and major game that is obvisouly a broken record on repeat, I’ll most likely just begin cracking up at the thoughts of Dennis trying to teach the gang how to properly use the “system.” Ah, such an awesome episode! It’s so wrong, but so horribly right. Systems & tactics don’t work. Be yourself. That’s the best way to get what you really want.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
Did you happen to catch last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live?! Charlie Day was the host and Maroon 5 was the musical guest, so I knew the show was going to be a hit! If you’ve read my blog in the past, then you know that I always post the skits I found funny on the weekend’s episode of SNL. A lot of the shows are hits and misses, but in my opinion last night was a show filled with nonstop laughter.
Charlie Day is so hilarious on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so I knew he was going to be a hit on SNL. I haven’t had much chance to see him in other roles aside from his character as Charlie Kelly on Always Sunny, but he did a pretty good job in Horrible Bosses and Going the Distance. Both of those movies gave him a chance to step away from his character on Always Sunny, but his role in Horrible Bosses had me thinking that he is actually that way in real life. Like he isn’t just being some random character; in his movies, interviews, and roles on screen he is just this hilarious little guy!
Last night he hosted SNL for the first time, and Danny Devito came out on stage to give him some props. The opening monologue was pretty funny, but the segment following it had my cracking up! It was only a matter of time before somebody spoofed the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries marriage fallout, so who better to mock it than the crew over at Saturday Night Live. They did this hilarious wedding spoof and have the cast making fun of the entire Kardashian crew. Charlie played the divorce lawyer who was talking about how good the shrimp was, Andy Samberg did a hilarious impersonation of Kris Humphries, and Kristin Wigg was constantly popping up as Kim’s mom and saying how she was the fourth sister, not the mom, because she is so hot and had plastic surgery; it was a hot mess!
Following that skit was a hilarious Greek Gods skit that was too funny for words. Just seeing the guys portray these Greek Gods and the state of the Greek economy was hilarious! Charlie played the Dionysus and he was no help at all in trying to solve the financial problem of Greece. They even had a Greek God of music, Yani. LOL. I thought that skit was pretty solid, but I was so happy when they followed it with the CatchPhrase Comedy Tour Part 2. Awhile back they did this Comedy Central style promo for the Kings of CatchPhrase Comedy Tour. The commercial is so comical! But this time they brought it back, and Charlie Day was Dirk “Jack-Knife” Cane. His catch phrase was this stuttering “Jack-Knife” phrase, and it totally made fun of how comedians try to have these witty phrases.
There were some other great sketches last night, including a crime scene on the Seinfeld set, a dolphin-whisper style filming, Getting Freaky with Cee-Lo, and a skit making fun of the Dr. Oz Show. You can catch the entire episode on Hulu.com, but I’m going to post a few of the sketches I mentioned so you can get straight to the funny. The entire episode was hilarious, but these skits really stood out. Check them out!
Kim Kardashian Divorce Special
Kings of CatchPhrase Comedy Tour Vol. 2
Getting Freaky with Cee-Lo.
P.S. Seriously, Cee-Lo has some tiny hands! Have you ever noticed how tiny his hands are? Well J. Anthony Brown from the Tom Joyner Morning Show has, and a few months ago he did a hilarious song called “Cee-Lo’s Hands.” Check it out below this video.
J. Anthony Brown “Ceelo’s Hands.”
Hahaha, a hot mess! Ceelo’s Hands….make white castles look like big macs! LOL this song is so funny!
For the rest of the show, visit Saturday Night Live on Hulu.com and see hundred of hilarious clips from all the seasons: http://www.hulu.com/saturday-night-live
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I’m not really big on celebrity gossip, but I will say I wasn’t at all shocked at Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries getting divorced. I never really paid to much attention to her, mainly because I feel like she just capitalizes off her looks and dating athletes. It’s not like I’m a big hater of woman who does that, but it’s the mindset of chasing after “ballers” that annoys me.
I’ve met a lot of young women that just have such high ambitions of getting this guy who is totally swag literate and an impressive catch, but then they pass up some of the good men who may not be flashy, swagged up, or perhaps a hotshot athlete or distinguished lawyer or doctor. Not to say that all athletes or guys in medical and law fields are ballers, but it’s the perceptions that some women have of those men. I’ve personally had a few opportunities to date professional athletes, including a player from the Denver Broncos. But just the entire idea of them being on this hierarchy because they are an athlete and all the ladies love them just turns me off.
Guys that are just so obsessed with their looks, their ego, and bragging about their career tend be the guys that I get bored with. With the quickness, I’m just so over them. It’s like I don’t want to sit and talk about your looks or the sport you play all day, let alone sit and talk about material items that you can buy for me. They aren’t bad men by any means, it’s just that they don’t impress me. I’m the type of person that has this super serious side, but a majority of the time I’m not caught up on being that flawless diva. I’ve gone out on dates with guys in law school, med school, doctors, professional athletes, and so many other career aspirations, but some of these men just seem to capitalize on their career and not try to let their personality speak for itself. Even if I had a different career path, I’d still be the same person on a personality level. I wouldn’t try to impress someone based off my education or my career title, but instead let them discover the beautiful parts of my personality that mold me into the woman I am.
I have such an explosive personality that is driven by the arts, technology, and just being geeky chic. I used to apologize for being really silly, outlandish, creative, geeky, and passionate about certain topics. I had met so many different men that seemed “perfect” on paper according to the guidelines and lists that I used to have. You know the lists: educated, great career, tall, no kids, spiritual, well spoken, and culturally diverse. Those are some of the items that were on my lists and I had met men that totally met all those criteria and much more, but they just bored the hell out of me with their demeanor. It’s like they are so refined and distinguished, even have a classy style that is GQ worthy, but their personality didn’t mesh well with mine.
I used to hold back on being the woman I was during middle school and high school, but after being in college for the past 4 years I realized that all I can do is my true self. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m really silly, I’d rather play PS3 for hours instead of shopping and getting my nails done, and I think being passionate and wild about the arts is more important than trying to maintain this flawless image of a woman that is superior in education, classy and refined, and a “trophy wife.” I’ll admit that I used to only want a man that was well educated, but I’ve realized that’s not everything. I know guys who graduated magna cum laude from Cornell and other ivy league schools, but their entire attitude turns me off. Some of them have even told me that I was too much of a free-spirit. Can you believe that?! I’ve actually had some men that are so proper and classy tell me I’m “too wild” and confident for them. They express how they love my curvy body, my face, my eyes, and even touching and playing in my hair, but I’m just not the girl that fits that “image” they prefer.
I do believe that there is someone for everyone. In someone else eyes these guys are totally amazing catches. There is somebody for everyone, and in a real mature way, some people are meant to be together and some aren’t. So I’m saying this, so I don’t get any hate mail, that I’m not discounting the diversity of men that we need to have in our society. For myself, however, what has not been working for me is dating this image of what I think the right guy for me is. At the end of the day, I’m an artsy geek. I need a guy that can keep calm and love a nerd. A guy that doesn’t mind me sometimes slipping into a Spongebob voice, or reciting all the lyrics from that Dayman/Nightman song in the Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode of “The Nightman Cometh.” A guy that can keep me laughing, and not be ashamed to join in on my silly antics. I need a dude that can play Call of Duty with me, while not trying to have a serious conversation. Seriously, I hate having long conversations while playing videogames, I’m just so in the zone with pwnage.
Dude, sometimes I just want to chill out and daydream about having superhero powers. I don’t want to sit their and get a blank stare from a guy. I’d prefer if he was geeky too and could so totally talk to me about the powers he’d love to have. Then we’d sit down and discuss the flaws in movies based off comic books, while probably jamming out to some house, dance, pop, d&B, and other genres of music; it’d be nice if he could accept my guilty pleasure of 80s rock songs and love ballads. But of course we’d be able to have serious conversations on politics, religion, and society every now and then, but he’d be totally okay with just having a spontaneous energy for the arts, technology, and life!
It’s not like I’m sitting here saying I need a man right now, because I do enjoy being single. But I will admit that I’m tired of going on dates with guys that just fit this “perfect” image of being a educated baller and totally swag literate. Those dudes don’t usually mesh well with my personality, so I think it’s time for me to do what I do best; go back to dating the geeky and artsy guys who have great personalities. Some of them may be swag literate and have pretty awesome careers, and some of them may not. But why the hell should that matter? You shouldn’t base someone off their career or bank account, but instead base it off the type of personality and vibe they have. So guys that are artsy, geeky, nerdy, and just such a joy to be around make my life so much more fun. I never had to apologize for being a extremely funny artistic geek that doesn’t always say the “right” thing. At the end of the day when it’s all said and done, I want a man that knows how to just keep calm and love a nerd.
I swear, I’d love to date a guy like Donald Glover. There is something so hilarious and sexy about him. I especially love everything he raps about. He totally makes fun of that ego that must rappers have, but he’s actually a pretty awesome rapper! Freaks & Geeks is the best track from Childish Gambino.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com