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January 29, 2006


rashad khan

I'm so with you on the CFC love, Ken. However, I am a little ticked they replaced Jeff Conaway w/ Gunnar Nelson, who, IMO, is about as out-of-shape as James Frey is honest. (Speaking of which, Ken, any thoughts on THAT moment of amazing television?) I'm sure Gunnar was the best the show's producers could scrounge up at a moment's notice - and hey, it beats another season w/ the "Snapple Lady" - but it just seems like there had to be another, better alternative to the situation.

Tom Quigley

I once worked on a TV sitcom episode, aimed at the junior high age audience (12-16) where Ant was the audience warm-up. In a moment of impeccably good taste and judgment, he started telling dick jokes to these kids, and the adult leaders of two of the junior high groups that were attending the taping pulled their groups out of the studio and left. We finished taping that night with half a house (and he never did warm-up for that show again). I expect that the same thing will happen with the viewership of CFC.

Frank Strovel III

Poor Jeff Conaway. He finally found his big break(down). Why is the winner of "Last Comic Standing" no where to be seen yet we're still dealing with Ant? (Where's my magnifying glass....?)

rashad khan

I don't even remember who won LCS.

Shawn Bowers

The winner of Last Comic Standing was some guy...some guy with hair. I don't remember.Actually, wait...that's not true. In a bit of irony, the winner was that huge guy, Ralphie May, who wasn't really funny at all. They should have put HIM on the show and let him and Ant have at it in a battle of obscure non-celebrity wits. CFC is enjoyable. I catch glimpses of it from time to time...sad as it sounds, I turn to VH1 more and more lately...all their pleasures are guilty, but pleasure is still pleasure.


They did have Ralphie May on the show...2 fit clubs ago, I think.The fact I know this, makes me a sad sad person.


I love CFC! My understanding is that the contestants are weighed sans their blingesque crap by a doctor prior to the light up "scale" in front of the Triad 'o Doom.. which is just for show.

Jason Elias

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Jason Elias

You know I wish Jeff could have stayed but they wanted him to take the easy way out and get well...I'm getting sick of Bruce Villanch's Improv before he weighs in. The only thing missing is a mic and the brick facade...

Ed Drone

"CELEBRITY CAREER AUTOPOSIES"I know it's a typo, but what a coinage! "Autoposies" could be either automatically-appearing flowers whenever you find you've forgotten an important date (like her birthday, your anniversary, the first simultaneous orgasm, whatever) OR they could be a cute name for people who strike a pose whenever a camera appears (or a flash goes off, even if the flash is coming from the sniper-rifle scope that's about to add the poor schlub to the "Dead List").Either meaning would do for "autoposies," you know. Perhaps another meaning comes to you?Ed

Ken Levine

It could be another name for a car graveyard. I need a better spell checker.

Tom Quigley

Actually, Ken, I think your faulty spell checker let slip through a very apt term to describe the public behavior of those actors who work in a particular television genre, as anyone who's ever been to a daytime soap awards show can attest. As soon as these stars realize they are on camera, or their adoring public is straining to fawn over them, BOOM! Autoposies all over the place... Unfortunately, for the fans who attend those things, autoposies don't necessarily lead to autographies....

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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