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Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with “Saved By The Bell” Cast

While in L.A., Jimmy reminisces about his time at Bayside High with the gang from “Saved By The Bell.”

Complete with classic scenes of Slater dancing, Zach’s cell phone, and Jessie getting “So Excited!”  A unique combination of awesomeness and curiosity to see the gang again.  Too bad Screech and Lisa didn’t participate.

Joel McHale… Football Jock?

This is not a shot of an upcoming episode of Community (coming to Yahoo Screen in 2015) but a real live photo of Joel McHale dressed in his Washington Husky football uniform.  This isn’t new news but I was pleasantly surprised to learn this tidbit of info while watching the Rich Eisen show (Joel was a guest host).  Below are his comments from an ESPN interview which gives some additional insight into this alternate universe… enjoy.

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Joel McHale: I had been recruited to row at the University of Washington and I only played one year of football in high school. I got into a fight with the crew team over not pushing in a chair properly. They have all these rules I never figured out. The freshmen shave their hair and eyebrows off and throw all that hair into a pillow. They have a whole display case full of hair pillows from over the years, which is a wonderful thing to look at. This friend of mine, we’re surrounded by [the crew team] and got into a fight. That was pretty much the end of that.

McHale: I really didn’t know what I was doing. It was not smart. It was one of those things where I didn’t know how long I could do this for. And then I turn around and all of a sudden, six months had gone by. I had gained a bunch of weight, I was in much better shape and I was really enjoying it.

McHale: The university had a healthy walk-on program because Don James, the coach, felt like you create the competition that will push the scholarship players to work harder. As a walk-on, you’re friends with the other guys — but you don’t have a scholarship so you kind of felt like you were members of the Dirty Dozen or the Bad News Bears.

McHale: I was very good at making the defense look good when I was on scout offense. I knew how to crumple really well and get tackled.

McHale: What happened was: You’re running the plays for the other team. If the play is successful, you run it again. The first time we ran it, the ball was thrown my way, I caught it and Dave Hoffmann leveled me. Then you hear, “We’re doing it again.” The wind has been knocked out of me and has not come back yet. We run this play again. I catch the ball — same thing, Dave levels me. So I got the wind knocked out of me twice. And then they wanted to run the play a third time, I don’t know why. I look up and I can’t breathe. I look at Dave and he’s looking at me and says, “You’re okay.” I just basically ran off the field.

I started in January of 1992 and left in August of ’93. There’s a side of me that would have loved to play. The time spent there I felt was very precious and I learned a ton. I was doing school, I was doing football and I was doing theater and those days really taught me about work ethic and what you have to do: You have to work really hard at the thing you love doing to be able to do it.

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TV Gold… Lookwell

I recently became aware that Conan O’Brien wrote a pilot back in the 90s and  was intrigued.  Conan is one of the most talented comedy writers and so I had to check it out.  The name… Lookwell, staring Adam West.  You will not be disappointed.  Adam deserves at least an Emmy nomination for his work.  The pilot was never picked up sadly though so don’t worry about binge watching the first season.  If you are fans of Conan you will not be sorry.  Enjoy!

Some background from Wikipedia:

Lookwell was a television pilot written and produced by Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel (of SNL fame).  It starred Adam West. The pilot was broadcast on NBC in July 1991 but was not picked up as a series despite being a “personal favorite” of NBC chairman Brandon Tartikoff.  A washed-up TV action hero—who at the peak of his career was ceremonially deputized by local law enforcement—falsely believes he can solve crimes in real life.  The pilot was scrapped. O’Brien jokingly stated that when the pilot aired, it “was the second-lowest rated television show of all time. It’s tied with a test pattern they show in Nova Scotia.”

Lookwell on YouTube

I’m fine if Kobe wants to do some modeling but who talked him into these outfits? DDT Black Mamba

Don’t Do That – NBA edition

We all have different ideas of what is cool and funny but sometimes people make decisions that are universally bad for everyone.  Words that should never be said… Clothes that should never be worn… Products that shouldn’t be made… Ideas that shouldn’t be acted on.  I have taken it upon myself to help the world by calling these things out on the interweb with a new series I call, “Don’t Do That” (DDT).

Because the 2013-14 NBA season is upon us, I’m dedicating this first look to the NBA.

We could devote an entire post to Russell’s fashion… I get it, you like attention. DDT Russell

Drew going for that awesome octopus goatee... DDT Drew

Drew going for that awesome octopus goatee… DDT Drew

I’m not sure what look you are going for Lebron but if you were thinking modern pirate you nailed it. DDT Lebron

I’m not sure what look you are going for Lebron but if you were thinking modern pirate you nailed it. DDT Lebron

Please tell me there was only one of these made and Chris bought it for himself. DDT Miami

Please tell me there was only one of these made and Chris bought it for himself. DDT Miami

Hey 2k… I’m glad EA is back with a hoops game this year. Bieber will not be in it. DDT 2k

Hey 2k… I’m glad EA is back with a hoops game this year. Bieber will not be in it. DDT 2k

Look what happens when Bynum isn’t healthy enough to play. Get this man back on the court ASAP! DDT Andrew

Look what happens when Bynum isn’t healthy enough to play. Get this man back on the court ASAP! DDT Andrew

I’m fine if Kobe wants to do some modeling but who talked him into these outfits? DDT Black Mamba

I’m fine if Kobe wants to do some modeling but who talked him into these outfits? DDT Black Mamba

No joke here… Shawn Marion… Don’t Do That!

No joke here… Shawn Marion… Don’t Do That!

I admit I’m not big on Toronto history but a cowboy photo shoot Bosh? DDT Chris

I admit I’m not big on Toronto history but a cowboy photo shoot Bosh? DDT Chris

 

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The Return of the Hornet

I have always cheered for the Charlotte NBA franchise… both during the Hornets and the Bobcats eras.  Now that the Hornets are on the way back, it is time to think of the good ol’ days… LJ – Grandmama, Zo, Rex Chapman, and Kelly Tripucka.  Speaking of Kelly Tripucka, thanks to YouTube, we can revisit the moment back in 1988 when Kelly unveiled the Hornets uniforms for the first time.  Trust me… 15 sec in will blow your mind.

 

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Droppin Google Images – March Madness

You know how sometimes you are searching for images on Google and the strangest photos come back? Sometimes the results leave you scratching your head and questioning the human race.  Welcome to Droppin Google Images… real results from a real Google image search… isn’t the internet great?  If you have a suggestion for a future Google image search, leave a comment below.

March Madness:

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Droppin Google Images – Easter Traditions

You know how sometimes you are searching for images on Google and the strangest photos come back? Sometimes the results leave you scratching your head and questioning the human race.  Welcome to Droppin Google Images… real results from a real Google image search… isn’t the internet great?  If you have a suggestion for a future Google image search, leave a comment below.

Easter Traditions:

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Droppin Google Images – Super Bowl

You know how sometimes you are searching for images on Google and the strangest photos come back? Sometimes the results leave you scratching your head… welcome to Droppin Google Images.  These are real results to a Google image search… isn’t the internet great?  If you have a suggestion for a future Google image search, leave a comment below.

Super Bowl:

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Droppin Google Images – Gatorade Shower

You know how sometimes you are searching for images on Google and the strangest photos come back? Sometimes the results leave you scratching your head… welcome to Droppin Google Images.  These are real results to a Google image search… isn’t the internet great?  If you have a suggestion for a future Google image search, leave a comment below.

Gatorade Shower:

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Droppin Google Images – Thanksgiving Traditions

You know how sometimes you are searching for images on Google and the strangest photos come back? Sometimes the results are down right laughable or very odd. Welcome to Droppin Google Images. These are real results to a Google image search… isn’t the internet great? If you have a suggestion for a future Google image search, leave a comment below.

Thanksgiving Traditions:

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