Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! The All-New, All-Scary Adventures of Danny Baram

It's close to midnight, and somethin' evil's knockin' on your door ...


- Greetings boys and ghouls, and welcome to a special Halloween edition of the All-New, All-Awesome Adventures. If you haven't already, be sure to check out my entry from yesterday, where I urge Gen Y'ers to get off their kiesters and vote, and review Clint Eastwood's Changeling to boot. But, let's time-warp back to the here and now. Halloween 2008.

In honor of the occasion, I present to you:


- "This is Halloween" (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) - cover by Marylin Manson
- "The Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Disturbia" by Rihanna
- Theme from The Twilight Zone
- "(He's Back!) The Man Behind the Mask" by Alice Cooper
- "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper
- Theme from The Munsters
- Theme from The Addams Family
- "God of Thunder" by Kiss
- Theme from The Outer Limits
- "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden
- "Dracula's Lament" from Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
- Theme from Ghostbusters
- "Bark At the Moon" by Ozzy Ozbourne
- "Living Dead Girl" by Rob Zombie
- "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
- Theme From Army of Darkness
- "Sympathy For the Devil" by the Rolling Stones
- "Fire" by Arthur Brown
- Theme from Scooby Doo
- "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham
- "Werewolf Bar-Mitzvah" from 30 Rock
-"The Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas (original version)

Some quick TV Reviews for ya' ...

- First off, thank the lord that 30 ROCK is back. The show that I named the best TV series of 2007 finally returned last night with an episode jam-packed with classic lines and memorable bits. Was it the best-ever episode of 30 Rock? Definitely not, but there were still enough hilarious moments to make the episode one of the funniest things I've seen on TV in a while. I mean, Will Arnett and Alec Baldwin going at it? Tracy Morgan bestowing Judah Friedlander with a pair of golden nunchucks? Comedy gold right there. I would have liked a little more of the supporting cast and a little more Tracy Jordan, but hey, this was overall a great premiere. Baldwin had the line of the night, about working the day shift at the graveyard and the graveyard shift at a Day's Inn. Awesome.

My Grade: A -

- THE OFFICE started out with a freakin' hilarious Halloween-themed opening, in which Creed, Kevin, and Dwight all dressed as the Heath Ledger JOKER. Classic. From there, things got a bit soapy with Michael and Holly and Jim and Pam. I thought the Michael / Holly stuff had some really great and funny moments though, and the addition of Daryll as a third wheel was classic. As was Michael's infinite road-trip playlist that consisted of "Life Is a Highway" over and over again. I thought the Pam bit where she meets Jim's brothers was kind of clunky. I get what they were going for - almost psychoanalyzing Jim via his brothers, but, yeah, didn't quite work for me. Dwight vs. Andy though? Pretty classic.

My Grade: B+

- In some ways, I really enjoyed the latest episode of SMALLVILLE. It had a fun script and some nice interaction between Clark, Lois, Chloe, Jimmy, and Oliver. However ... let's be real here. If this series actually followed any sort of logical character development, Clark is at the point where by next week's episode he would be Superman. There's no getting around it at this point. And normally, I would say they are doing a pretty good job of building to that big reveal. But the frustrating thing is ... they are NOT really building towards anything. Again - how can you have these kinds of plotlines with no hope of payoff? That being said, this was a well-done episode with some really cool moments. But all I know is, the last episode of this season better have SUPERMAN in it.

My Grade: B

- Alriiiiiiiiiiiiight ... Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

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