Behind The Scenes At The Final Days Of 30 Rock:
Last day at the writer’s room.
Last table read.
Last shooting day. (x)
In memorandum. Blerg.
W. Kamau Bell’s new show premiering on FX tonight is going to be awesome. Seriously, this guy is brilliantly hilarious. He and Maria Bamford led a stand up open mic at MaxFunCon this year, and I got to heckle him as part of a comedy challenges role play; let’s just say he aced it and still had me cracking up.
Mad Men Mapped in NYC
Even though all but the pilot episode of Mad Men have been filmed in LA, NYC is where the show is set and all of the action happens. WNYC has mapped some of the places Peggy, Don, Roger, and others frequent; just click on each spot to read when we saw it. See any favorites on there?
Mrs. Hughes, played by Phyllis Logan, actually looks like:
Check out the rest of the cast!
(I know, this is the rare pop culture post. But I’m on the Downton bandwagon like everyone else. Deal with it, and even better, start watching the show if you don’t already.)
Sesame Street teaches about hunger
Sesame Street has a new muppet who is hungry for more than just cookies.
The iconic kids show is set to unveil a new impoverished puppet named Lily, whose family faces an ongoing struggle with hunger issues. Lily will be revealed in a one-hour Sesame Street primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger, which is being sponsored by Walmart. The special will star country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, as well as the Sesame Street Muppets.
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said the Paisleys in a statement. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked us to be a part of this important project.”
The special will share the stories of real-life families to raise awareness of hunger issues in the United States, as well as strategies that have helped these families find food. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 17 million American children — nearly 1 in 4 — have limited or uncertain access to affordable and nutritious food. Walmart is sponsoring the show as part of a $1.5 million grant toward the initiative and holding screenings in select communities.
The special is set to air nationwide on Oct. 9.
I hope it’s all done tastefully with minimal negative impact. Already not crazy about some of the coverage headlines though.
The amazingness of Sia + Six Feet Under sometimes makes me cry or smile and always remember to breathe. Totally hits the spot right now.