Arthur Darvill, My Pick for Hottest Priest Ever

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I've had a major crush on British actor Arthur Darvill since his days playing Rory on Doctor Who, but the UK series Broadchurch - which will air soon on BBC America and is getting an eventual American adaptation - made me appreciate his hotness on a whole new level.Broadchurch is a ten-episode series about the murder of an eleven-year-old boy in a seaside town in Dorset. There are plenty of red herrings and people with mysterious pasts living in this small town, but the series is quite … [Read more...]

SNL’s Bar Mitvah Boy Returns to Explain Passover

I absolutely loved Vanessa Bayer's "Jacob the bar mitzvah boy" character the first time she popped up, so I'm thrilled that she made a repeat appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Jacob appeared on Weekend Update to teach Seth - and the audience, presumably - about the meaning of Passover. Her impression of an awkward, dorky bar mitzvah kid is actually so perfect that I break out in hives while watching her. … [Read more...]

When Judaism Met Omar from ‘The Wire’

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The period between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot is known as the omer. Religious Jews will count down these 49 days, aka "counting the omer." But the omer just became way more fun thanks to a new Tumblr called Counting the Omar, which posts a different picture of Omar Little from the TV show The Wire every day. I mean, who doesn't appreciate a little extra Michael K. Williams in life? … [Read more...]

Church Uses Image from ‘The Walking Dead’ to Promote Their Easter Services

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When you think Easter, you probably think of dyed eggs, bunny rabbits, and ... zombies? An unnamed church has used images from the TV show The Walking Dead to publicize its Easter services, along with the tag line "why look for the living among the dead?"As io9's Meredith Woerner points out, this could totally be fake, since there's no sign of which church it came from. That said, it's still pretty funny, and far from the worst appropriation of pop culture by a church trying to be cool … [Read more...]

I Just Really Wanted to Post This Image from Last Week’s Episode of ‘Community’

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Thanksgiving is in March - if you're season 4 of Community and your episodes are airing way behind schedule, that is. Luckily, the episode was fun of cool stuff and some serious plot development in the form of Jeff's first meeting with his dad. But my personal favorite joke was Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown)'s apron. I like how Community lets Shirley be devout in her faith without being a jerk or cliche. Plus, Troy (Donald Glover) is a Jehovah's Witness and there roughly zero others on TV. … [Read more...]

SNL’s Take on the Papal Changeover Includes Child Actress Quvenzhane Wallis

Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart. In one of the best sketches, he played nine-year-old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who stole the show last week as the youngest person ever nominated for a Best Actress trophy at the Oscars. She's definitely more photogenic than whoever's actually going to get picked as Pope Benedict's replacement.  … [Read more...]

A Fan Takes Issue with Conan O’Brien’s Human Centipede Menorah (But Not the One You Think)

This year, Conan O'Brien brought back his "Human Centipede menorah" sketch for Hanukkah. However, one of the show's viewers thought that Conan was lighting the menorah the wrong way. (The fact that there were people connected face-to-butt, though? Apparently not as problematic.) Here's Alexander's video and Conan's response. … [Read more...]


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