Sometimes a TV character or actor has to be replaced. This happens even on the most popular shows. Charlie Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher. Winning! Going back a little further, B. J. Hunnicutt replaced Trapper John McIntyre as Hawkeye Pierce’s bestie on M*A*S*H. Going back even further, Dick Sargent replaced Dick York as Darrin on Bewitched, and nobody even noticed!
Tonight we replace Devin. It only took us 86 episodes to realize he was dead weight. Better late than never, I suppose.
Tonight’s menu: the number 86 – chili cheese fries.
“Peppers are like people,” says Devin in this episode. I have zero idea what he is talking about, but it sounds wise enough that I feel like I should remember it. Maybe it will come in handy some day.
What I do know is that I personally do not like the burning sensation in my mouth and intestines when I eat something super spicy. The hot pepper challenge is not for me. Fortunately, there are people in this world like our friend Keith who handle “hot” peppers like a boss. Watch and enjoy.
It’s my turn to write the blog posting, so I get to share my opinions on whatever I want. Tonight I am going to talk about new television shows. You know what? Heck with that! I’m going to talk about shows old AND new. These are my opinions and not necessarily those of the 88 Nights crew (especially Dave “The Contrarian” Thompson).
New Girl (Fox) – Zooey is cute but annoying, and it is not too well written. Skip it.
The League (FX) – Fantasy football might be the death of me. This show captures the stupidity of feeling that FF is so important, and it makes everyone laugh whether you play or not.
The Walking Dead (AMC) – It was cool last season, and there’s been a good episode or two this year, but it is moving about as fast as a zombie (and not the Danny Boyle kind).
Community (NBC) – If you think 30 Rock is the best show on Thursdays, you must not be watching the whole slate of NBC shows. Community is #1, Parks and Rec is #2, The Office is #3, and then at #4 is the hit ‘n’ miss 30 Rock. Annie’s Boobs is a monkey and something impressive as well.
Terra Nova (Fox) – I think I saw the whole thing before except it was called Jurassic Park and it was good.
Once Upon a Time (ABC) – Maybe it’s too ‘chicky’ for some, but I really liked the first episode and the concept. Disney for grown ups. We’ll see how it turns out.
Happy Endings (ABC) – Nothing amazing, but you’ll laugh. Nice light show after the amazing Modern Family.
Dexter (Showtime) – If you watch, you know. The guy is always mesmerizing
How to Make it in America (HBO) – Not for the kiddies or R-rated averse, but well written and man, it makes me motivated to accomplish stuff and make it HAPPEN. And to move back to NYC.
Oh, and Dave and I are back as buddies again. All is cool in Cinco land (except for the red chile – still super NOT cool).
Tonight’s menu: the number 25 – green chile burrito all meat.