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Arrow vs. Flash

Sometime in the last couple of weeks, I got to see The Flash and Green Arrow team up.  There was playful banter, crossing of super hero teams, and clashes in physical and mental approaches to situations.    In the big crossover event between CWs The Flash and Arrow, I got to see in live action what I’ve only seen in animated movies and comic books for DC characters.  Marvel has been dominant with their franchise so far.  They were first to get a team of heroes all on one screen to fight a larger threat and it was freaking awesome.

And I’m saying that as a DC fan.  Since 2008, Marvel Studios has hammered down their connected universe and are even backed with Marvel movies from Fox and Sony.  Even though not all of these movies are true cinematic gems, I still watched them, I probably enjoyed them, and then they all made lots of money.

So where’s DC in all of this?  2008 was the latest highpoint in the DC cinematic universe with the release of The Dark Knight.  We got Green Lantern, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel, but let’s be honest, no one holds a close enough candle to say Avengers, Captain America 2, and more recently Guardians of the Galaxy.  And comparitively, Marvel and the affiliated studios have been releasing up to three movies a year vs. Warner Bros./DC’s 1.

So all in all the cinematic candle won’t come close until 2016 when DC finally kicks off its connected cinematic universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  And they still might not come close.  But action stews further away from the silver screen.  But what about the smaller screen candle?

DC has taken to television before.  Besides animated favorites like Justice League, Teen Titans, and Young Justice, shows like Smallville, The Flash (1990), and Birds of Prey were somewhat popular.  But now in this age of where superhero and comic book based media isn’t lame anymore, DC has really let their shows fly and their audiences with them.

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This is from Community loving artist Tinderbox210, who has a distinct love for Community.  So much that she makes multiple fake movie posters for in-show jokes like Inspector Spacetime and the Dreamatorium.  The posters are real reminiscent of those old timey posters for movies like Starwars and Tron, but with contemporary faces makes it all the better.  I’m not entirely sure where she got all the images for some of them, although I recognize Joel McHale’s look from Spy Kids 4.  But seriously Gillian, when on earth did you get that outfit?  Look forward to Community’s return this October.  Look below for the Dreamtorium movie poster and Scary Movie poster and then be sure to visit Tinderbox210 for more Community based art!

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It’s been more than eight years now since Central Perk served up its last non-fat latte, and since then, the stars of NBC’s mega-hit “Friends” have headed in six very different directions. With Matthew Perry returning to the Peacock Network this week with his new sitcom “Go On,” we’re taking a hard look at each of the six “Friends” stars and cruelly ranking them according to their post-show accomplishments.

The Best Post-Friends Careers

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Community Season 3 outtakes.  They’re absolutely hilarious.  It’s crazy how vulgar these guys actually are.  Especially Alison Brie and Joel McHale.  Season 3 was definitely a great season, but it makes me sad to think how this next season could be its last.  With a Friday slot and new show runners, Community could well be on its last season.  And the worst part is that it could out with a fizzle because Dan Harmon, the previous show runner, was behind a lot of the brilliance.  But we’ll see.  Meanwhile, these season 3 bloopers should hold you off until season 4.

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Fall TV is upon us and it nothing is more exciting than scheduling days of the week with my favorite tv shows to look forward to.  The glorious return of some favorites such as Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia are sure to make the weeks better and then Sunday night is filled with madness as well.  Not football madness, but the 9:00 and 10:00 spot will be heavily competed for when it comes to Dexter, The Walking Dead, and Boardwalk Empire.  How do you guys cope with so much television?  Don’t you dare say “I don’t watch it”, because that’s inexcusable.  Just kidding, but anywho, I’ve compiled the trailers and expectations of some of my favorite shows, so check ’em out below!  The spoilers in the drama season are likely to be huge, so tread lightly!

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When I stumble on one blooper reel, I usually stumble on a whole mess of them.  Here we have NBC’s Parks and Recreation blooper reel from season 2 and 3.  They are just as hilarious as you’d imagine with Nick Offerman leading the team on making others break character.  What you’ll be surprised with is how fierce Rob Lowe is when he screams a string of obscenities to get back into character.  And listening to the usually innocent looking Amy Poehler say the words blow job a couple of times will shatter your thoughts of innocent Leslie Knope.  Regardless, I love Amy Poehler and I think her laughter is like the sun shining on my head.  Check out season 3 below.

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From artist Sam Spratt, we have one of the greatest images ever created in the history of man kind.  Ron Swanson is quite possibly the the embodiment of the All-American Hero.  He is an avid fan of meat, he has a strict code in dress, hair style, and personal effects, he can do practically anything given some wood and a hammer, and can catch fish with his bare hands.  He’s likely also fought a bear and won.  And that damn mustache.  It’s so glorious that it makes me want to shed my own Filipino heritage for some nice full facial hair.

Anywho, back to the artist who has created the most badass rendition of Ron Swanson.  Complete with both Tammy tattoos, a ridiculous but likely very true mustache chest hair, a ton of meat in the background, a Mulligan’s apron, and of course the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness.  I would kill for a conversation with Nick Offerman.

 

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This is a cool image from Cracked that essentially shows how NBC’s Scrubs and Community are essentially the same show.  The image itself is neat due to the fact that the calling cards for the community college kids and Sacred Heart Hospital are fairly well done.  But the real wit is drawing up the similarities between the shows main characters.  Some descriptions are broader than others, but a few truly hit the nail on the head.  As soon as they start making Abed say, ‘Eagle!!!!’ once I’m out.

Gosh I miss Scrubs

 

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Well this is a hella awesome photo.  If I got by their street names, Annie, Ron, and Tammy 2 all seemingly love one thing a little too much.  And while Tammy and Annie are clearly having a blast, Ron doesn’t seem to be phased.  Shit’s probably too weak for a man like him.  Anywho, this was a really cool photo that I stumbled upon and I thought it necessary to share it with you.  And while Parks and Recreation is something to look forward to, can the same be said about Community. Sure, I’ll definitely tune in to see how different the show will be, but only because of that reason.  The show won’t have the same quirkiness and wit as usual with Dan Harmon out of the picture.

 

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I love television.  But I sometimes don’t realize not everyone is as fortunate as I am to have access to all the television.  Happy Endings, Jon Stewart, Louis CK, HBO, and more is technically all American Television.  Morning Glow has compiled a list of 20 gifs that encompass the best of American TV well.  Be sure to check out the list and if you like even half of the shows on the list, you should check out the rest because they’lll likely fit your taste as well.

American TV is the Best TV

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Parks and Recreation is definitely one of the best comedies on air.  It has some of the best characters ever created and the writing is so good.  One of the results of  the amazing writing is the creation of one of the best towns in the world, Pawnee.  I even wrote about why the town is so awesome.  One of the running jokes is how Pawnee’s signs and slogans have changed over the years.  Appreciate a visualization of these slogan names below.

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It’s been a couple of weeks since NBC’s Parks and Recreation has wrapped up it’s 4th season.  As I’ve stated before, I thought it was probably the most heartfelt comedy that aired this past season.  There are many reasons why this show is amazing.  The writing for this show is absolute gold.  And with the amazing cast of characters that deliver the script are equally amazing.  However, I’d like to bring your attention to something that’s often used as a joke, but doesn’t necessarily get the spotlight it deserves: the town of Pawnee.  Within it’s writing, the creators of the show have created a colorful and amazing town.  The town Pawnee itself has had an amazing history of racism towards Indians, hilariously self-centered news broadcasters and talk show hosts, an odd picture gallery depicting gruesome events in history in their city hall, a hilarious series of ‘Welcome Signs’, and more.  In this post, I’ll look back on all the things that makes Pawnee awesome besides the lovable people at the Parks and Recreation department.

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This Week on Banana Feed Look Forward To…

  • Kevin Bacon Endorsing Kevin Bacon
  • The Announcement of a New Category
  • The Best Television Character Party
  • And Why Pawnee, Indiana is the Best Town in the World

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You don’t need me to explain what this image is. But if it’s too long and didn’t feel like reading, it essentially summarizes how all television shows act. This algorithm applies to both comedies and dramas and maybe even reality shows [eh maybe not, I was tired of Jersey Shore since season 1]. It’s true that most episodes hit their stride in season 3 and 4 because the writers are truly comfortable with their characters. Soon enough they become cash cows to live long enough hit the zombie years. Enough of my garbage, scroll back up and read the image by cracked again. Be sure to visit Cracked.com or Viruscomix.com to support the wit.

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Community is a show for geeks.  No, not in the same way Big Bang Theory is for geeks, where obvious and overplayed stereotypes are the jokes [my dislike for CBS knows no bounds], but in a clever, cool-geek-chic type of way.  They do parodies of gangster films, had an entire episode dedicated to being a video game, and constantly refer to tons of movie and other television culture.  Here’s a list of some of the more geekier moments.

Community’s Geekiest Moments

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Spring Television for the most part is coming to a close. Most of the shows have hit their finales, save for a couple of the heavy dramas. We’ve recently been bombarded with news about shows coming back, being cancelled, and some new ones. I personally haven’t sampled many of the new clips that preview the fall shows, but I’m sure some are bound to be promising. I’ve divided this awards ceremony by two pages: one for comedies and the other for dramas. There’s a lot of bias here and there and my opinion is erratic, but I like to think there is some truth to my choices. And I may or may not of come up with custom titles simply so I could put all of the shows I watched [and didn’t watch] this wonderful spring season.

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Back before when Community was still on hiatus, a number of people did artistic works in support of the beloved series.  When it was announced it would return come March 15th, the internet went in a storm of laughter and rejoice.  As a result, there were even more fan tributes to the series.  This one I’ve included is a tastefully done mash up of Community and the Dark Knight rises.  The most spine chilling moment for me was when Chang played Bane.  Perfect timing.

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Collegehumor has managed to quantify today’s most popular basic cable networks and their likely family member that relates who they are. It’s fairly clever, I would’ve liked to see HBO as a badass older brother or Showtime as your way too slutty cousin. I’ve compiled some of my favorites and be sure to check out the rest of them here.

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Warming Glow has picked up on the 25 most watched television shows out there and when I took a look at the list, I nearly cried.  America as a whole is watching really sh!tty television.  American Idol, NCIS, Rob?!  And if you include cable, there are things like WWE, Pawn Stars and Spongebob.  It’s almost upsetting.  I personally don’t watch any of these shows, yet I watch a TON of television.  It doesn’t even make sense with how much television I watch and consider ‘great television’ doesn’t even make this list.

The Top 25 Television Shows Watched are Absolute Garbage

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Community X-Men

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See the individual pictures here

Here are some compiled some artist interpretations of the cast of Community in different universes.  I’ve shown an interpretation before as the cast as X-Men and I’ve included below in the gallery along with some other ones Warming Glow found.  Gotham Villains and Calvin and Hobbes be praised.  And I loved the whole Streets Ahead reference in the Street Fighter mash up.  I’ve also added links to their deviantart pages so be sure to support them by at least visiting them.

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