The Parents Television Council (PTC)
In response to an upcoming issue of GQ which features a very revealing spread of GLEE stars Dianna Agron and Lea Michele in various states of undress, the PTC released a statement chastising the magazine for what they’re characterizing as “a disturbing spread… bordering on pedophilia.” Why they’re not smarter than a 5th grader: Because in the grand tradition of primetime television shows that take place in high school (see: Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering and Luke Perry to name a few), the kids from GLEE aren’t actually teenagers! Memo to the PTC: It’s called acting! And in the same way in which Kevin McHale’s Artie isn’t really confined to a wheelchair and Cory Monteith sounds like a rock star with a little help from his friend called auto-tune, 24 year-olds Dianna Agron and Lea Michele are only pretending to play high school students.
Earlier today, Conan O’Brien announced the first week of guests for his upcoming TBS late night series CONAN. Among them are Seth Rogen John Hamm, Michael Cera, and Tom Hanks. Why Conan’s not smarter than a 5th grader: Well, if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, we find ourselves asking the slightly awkward albeit obvious question: Why is Team CoCo risking the return Tom Hanks — who let’s face it — didn’t exactly help launch Conan’s previous late night endeavour on the right foot. We’re just sayin’
According to the NY Daily News, Larry Klayman says he may sue NBC for allegedly stealing his pitch for a series about an anti-establishment layer and turning it into OUTLAW. Why he’s not smarter than a 5th grader: He saw OUTLAW, right?
The American Viewing Public
If Tuesday’s ratings are any indication, America has officially turned their back on NBC’s PARENTHOOD. Why the average American is not smarter than a 5th grader: Well, there’s a lot of reasons really, but in the case of PARENTHOOD we can’t help but scratch our head over why America as a whole has summarily decided to reject this fantastic series. No really. If this were a science fiction show, a comedy that isn’t produced by Chuck Lorre, or one that is produced by Joss Whedon, we’d completely get it! But at least on paper — thanks to in no small part to a phenomenally likeable cast, relatable family situations and writing that consistently tugs at one’s heartstrings — we can’t fathom how PARENTHOOD hasn’t caught on. Can you?
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
As is tradition on the Thursday before showtime, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has just released a slew of promos hyping this weekends instalment hosted by Easy A star and current “It” girl Emma Stone. Why SNL is not smarter than a 5th grader: For the simple reason that they don’t seem to grasp the purpose of a promo — which is, to get potential viewers excited for the show — not leave them questioning whether they should bother tuning it all thanks to SNL’s uncanny ability to de-funny event the funniest of America’s sweethearts.