Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's Worth Watching Notes - February 9, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #21 will replay Friday at 4am Eastern AND Saturday at 7pm Eastern on Howard 101.  We're still remembering our favorite uncredited TV characters.

- Jenny's TV News 
{House final season, Super Bowl Ratings, Paz out on Boardwalk, RIP Zalman King, NCIS 200 eps}
- This Is The Week That Was 
{Smash, Delocated, Super Bowl XLVI, The Voice, The River}
- 140 Seconds with Ronnie Mund
- Interview with Elizabeth Banks
- Favorite Uncredited TV Characters
- What's Worth Watching: February 9 - February 15

Elizabeth Banks (
- Shocked that Jon actually had a Hunger Games Mockingjay pin
- Loved playing Effie in Hunger Games who is a theatrical kookball
- Said the shooting schedule means there will be lots of the Games
- Opened to being turned by a woman if her eyes were closed
- Revealed that Avery's mom will be showing up on 30 Rock
- Loves the deep blue eyes of Alec Baldwin which she could dive in to
- Got written into a Modern Family episode by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
- Had a TV crush on Rob Morrow from Northern Exposure
- Likes guys with glasses and appreciates clever things
- Hated Poltergeist and can't be around masks or dolls because of it
- Had to remove herself from The Baxter set from laughing at Justin Theroux
- Got along like gangbusters with Oliver Stone on W
- Cannot wait for Game of Thrones to come back and misses Ned Stark
- Loves Breaking Bad where every episode blows her mind
- Car driver named Sayid got her wistful about LOST
- Experience in prison taught her not to get arrested
- Thrilled to be on Broadway in Road to Mecca w/Jim Dale & Rosemary Harris
Favorite Uncredited TV Characters
- Rules: the character could have never appeared in the opening credits
- Boner from Growing Pains (JD)
- Cherry from Punky Brewster (Jenny)
- Newman from Seinfeld (JD)
- Wanda from Doogie Howser, but she was in Season 2 (Jenny)
- Cockroach & Kenny from The Cosby Show (Steve)
- Badger & Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad (Jon)
- Oliver from The Brady Bunch (Jenny)
- Carlton your doorman from Rhoda (Peter in Missouri)
- Eddie Haskell from Leave It To Beaver (Martin in Washington)
- Donna from Parks & Recreation (@melgotserved)
- Elvin from The Cosby Show which was refuted by Steve
- Gunther from Friends (Patrick in Cincinnati)
- Mack's Asian Wife from Night Court refuted by everyone (JD)
- Daryl, Daryl & Daryl from Newhart (JD)
- Frasier Crane from Cheers refuted by everyone (Jon)
- Nick Tortelli from Cheers (Jon)
- Skippy from Family Ties refuted by Jon
- DJ Jazzy Jeff from Fresh Prince of Bel Air (Steve)
- Daryl from The Walking Dead (Justin in Virginia)
- Kim Kelly from Freaks & Geeks (@thelenhunt)
- Nick Valentine from Family Ties refuted by Jon (Jenny)
- Creed from The Office (JD)
- Beeper King from 30 Rock (Jon)
- Jean Ralphio from Parks & Recreation (@stevejb24)
- William Christopher & Jamie Farr from M*A*S*H refuted by all (Captain Janks)
- Frank Costanza from Seinfeld (@Meeshman24)
- J Peterman from Seinfeld (@bossofbam)
- Puddy from Seinfeld (JD)
- Ted from Scrubs (Jon)
- Mr. Carosi from Saved By The Bell (Shane in Missouri)
- Eddie Lebec from Cheers (Jeff in Pensacola)
- Craig from Malcolm in the Middle (Joe in Virginia)
- Arnold or Al from Happy Days refuted by Jenny (Jon) 
And more Favorite Uncredited TV Characters from Twitter that we couldn't get to...
- Frank from Raising Hope (@OneMovieOneRant)
- Conrad Hilton from Mad Men (@iversoncompound)
- Alvar Hanso from Lost (@djsaugatuck)
- The Todd from Scrubs (@VicarOfHell)
- Frauline Hilda from Hogan's Heroes (@Snapped0505)
- Jack Dalton from Macgyver (@efrons79)
- Aunt Esther from Sanford & Son (@kerch6)
- Bev (the mom) from Roseanne (@biglar831)
- Marty Funkhauser from Curb Your Enthusiasm (@SamRumford)
- Ms. Teasley from Beverly Hills, 90210 (@cpanetta77)
- Bag from Happy Days (@rickfriel)
- Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (@chrismaverick)
Ronnie Mund (
- Passionately felt Gossip Girl got really cool and recapped all that happened
- Informed us what happens to the dowry if Blair divorces Prince Louie
- Assured us that NCIS: LA was once again cool

JD Harmeyer (
- Watched Growing Pains opening credits to confirm Boner status
- Fondly recalled the T&A on the artsy Red Shoe Diaries
- Dug the Lost feeling on The River and plans to stick with it
- Feels Ronnie should only recap Gossip Girl on this show
- Thinks there's nothing wrong with Elizabeth Banks playing a drunk whore
- Loved Mack's Asian wife as an uncredited minor character
- Detailed the tea and teeth involved in the BAFTA Awards

Steve Brandano (
- Felt Paz de la Huerta was perfectly cast on Boardwalk Empire
- Admitted a cute girl singing got him to watch Smash
- Clarified the Chris O'Donnell got hit by a tire iron on NCIS: LA
- Told Jenny the ladies light up when she name drops Jump The Shark
- Respected how Kenny treated Rudy on The Cosby Show

Jenny Hutt (
- Worried about the House finale being like Seinfeld's
- Didn't enjoy the Madonna halftime "slow"
- Loved Smash and vouches the realism of the auditions
- Told Elizabeth Banks she can't be turned and she loved Poltergeist
- Adored Elizabeth Banks in The Last American 40 Year Old Virgin
- Has always liked prisons
- Took yet another shot at Zooey Deschannel
- Let everyone know she wants to be a MILF
Jon Hein (
- Respects House is getting out before its too late
- Not surprised Paz de la Huerta is gone from Boardwalk Empire
- Would watch the Bruce Greenwood show that's on The River
- Liked Katherine McPhee but didn't like the Broadway-ness of Smash
- Continues to love Justified which everyone should watching
- Will stay with Luck and that Milch dialogue that's tough to understand
- Proudly whipped out his Mockingjay pin for Elizabeth Banks
- Hates the theme song from Frasier but liked how Jane Leeves looked
- Explained why Schmidt is the weak link of New Girl
- Watched first 3 eps of Hell on Wheels but hasn't gone back to it yet

What’s Worth Watching
February 9 – February 15

8p         30 Rock (NBC) {2 parter}
             American Idol (FOX)
             The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
             Wipeout (ABC)
830p     On The Shoulders Of Giants (SHO)
9p         The Office (NBC)
             Person of Interest (CBS)  {Jenny's pick}
             Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
             Swamp People (HIST) {3rd season premiere}
930p     Up All Night (NBC)
10p       Archer (FX)
11p       Inside Comedy (SHO) {Steve Carrell & Jane Lynch}
12a       Delocated

8p       A Gifted Man (CBS)
           Shark Tank (ABC)
9p       Fringe (FOX)
           Grimm (NBC)
10p     Blue Bloods (CBS)
           Portlandia/Todd Margaret (IFC)
           Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
           Spartacus: Vengeance (STARZ)
8p        America’s Most Wanted (FOX)
9p        The Firm (NBC)
10p      An Idiot Abroad (SCIENCE)
1130p  Saturday Night Live (NBC) {Zooey Deschannel/Karmin} {Jenny's & Steve's pick}

7p       60 Minutes (CBS)
8p       Grammy Awards (CBS)
            BAFTA Awards (BBCA)  {JD's pick}
9p        The Walking Dead (AMC) {2nd season winter premiere} {Ronnie's & Jon's pick}
            Luck (HBO)
            Shameless (SHO)
10p      Comic Book Men (AMC)
            The Voice (NBC)
            House of Lies (SHO)
12a      Talking Dead (AMC)
8p       House (FOX)
           Gossip Girl (CW)  {Ronnie's pick}
           The Voice (NBC)
830p   Two Broke Girls (CBS)
9p       Being Human (SYFY)
           Alcatraz (FOX)
10p     Smash (NBC)
           Castle (ABC)
           Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

8p       The Biggest Loser (NBC)
           Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY)
830p   Cougar Town (ABC)  {3rd season premiere}
9p       The River (ABC) {Steve's pick}
           New Girl (FOX)
           The Loving Story (HBO)
930p   Raising Hope (FOX)
10p     Justified (FX) {Ronnie's pick}
           Southland (TNT)

8p      American Idol (FOX)
          The Middle (ABC)
          Survivor (CBS) {24th season premiere} {Jon's pick}
9p      Modern Family (ABC)
10p    Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
          Face Off (SYFY)
          Royal Pains (USA)

1 comment:

  1. If memory serves, Tara from Buffy finally made the opening credits in the episode in which she was killed.

    My current pet peeve concerning characters not in the opening credits is Jonesy from White Collar. This season his image is in the opening, but his name still doesn't appear until the Guest Starring credits. He has been in almost if not all episodes.