Friday, October 10, 2008

The Week's Most Popular TV Episodes

We love cartoons!

How else to explain the fact that the top 3 most popular episodes on Hulu right now are animated, other than a deep-seated yearning among the Hulu demographic for those Saturday morning guilty pleasures of our youth?

That, or we just like the pretty colors.

Here's the list:

#1 Family Guy (S7E1 "Love Blactually)
Get this one while it's hot-- it's expiring in just a few days. Brian is smitten with a new girl, but when he tries to take it slow, Cleveland moves in. Cleveland, btw, is slated for a spinoff.
(S7E1 "Love Blactually)

#2 Family Guy (S7E2 "I Dream of Jesus")
Peter meets Jesus working in a video store and befriends the son of God.

#3 The Simpsons (S20E1 "Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes")
Homer and Ned Flanders ape Dog when they become successful bounty hunters. Good stuff.

#4 The Daily Show With John Stewart (S3E125)
Clint Eastwood is the guest, pimping his new movie. It does not feature Filo Betto.

#5 House (S5E2 "Not Cancer")
I don't watch this show, but apparently House has to save some people from dying. Sounds...original.

#6 Fringe (S1E4 "The Arrival")
This show made headlines when it debuted to disappointing numbers, but it's presence at #6 on the list suggests that it will be one of those shows that grows before it slows. Personally, I think it's good, but I'm not blown away by it.

#7 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (S4E3 "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest")
This is one of the best shows on television. If you haven't tuned in yet, ignore the boring sounding premise and sit through a few episodes. In this episode, Frank puts some aspiring models (including Dennis) through hell to win a spot on a billboard he's purchased. But the funniest stuff is the B story, involving Dee and Charlie trying to gain internet fame with viral videos.

#8 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (S4E4 "Mac's Banging the Waitress")
Dennis is jealous of Charlie and Mac's "best friends" status, and tries to drive a wedge between them. He picked a good week, because, after all, Mac's banging the waitress.

#9 The Office (S5E1 "Weight Loss")
The hour-long (42:20 in Hulu-time) season opener scrolls through the summer by showing us a weight-loss contest that took place all season. Contains the big Jam moment that everyone's been waiting for.

#10 The Simpsons (S20E2 "Lost Verizon")
Bart is desperate for a cell phone, and he steals one from the local golf course. It turns out that the rightful owner is Dennis Leary, who is mad as hell. There's an especially good sequence in which Bart makes a slew of classic prank phone calls to bars around the world.

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1 comment:

joy said...

I had never heard of "It's always sunny in Philadelphia" before I tuned in by coincidence and i found an intelligent script actually leaves you refreshed and positive after each episode of mayhem and chaos.

Very, very well acted as well. Pure genius.

I can't give it anything below a 10 out of 10. Do NOT miss it!