Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Seth Green vs. Warren the Ape with Lightsabers! Team | July 7, 2010

There are good puppets, and there are troubled puppets. Warren the Ape is clearly not a Jedi Master, but he might be too adsorbed in self-help therapy to be a successful Sith Lord.

In his new MTV show Warren the Ape, Warren gives fans a look at his life after his success in the show Greg the Bunny.

Having had a brief taste of success on the former sitcom Greg the Bunny, Warren’s life has been in a downward spiral ever since the show got canceled. Over the past few years, Warren has paid more attention to drugs, booze and women than his career, which as of late has mostly consisted of a series of seedy exploitation films and low-rent theater productions.


Obi-Wan Reference on Lie To Me Team | June 9, 2010

It’s clear that the Geekerati run Hollywood, and that’s a win-win situation for Star Wars fans. Directors, producers, screenwriters, show runners and actors alike are showing their love for sci-fi, especially Star Wars in the TV shows and movies they make.

So it’s become a regular thing to spot a Star Wars reference in some of our favorite TV shows.

This week, the season premiere of the TV drama Lie to Me on FOX starring Tim Roth as a human lie detector had a nice Obi-Wan reference from a student who wasn’t cool with being put on the spot.

Eli Loker: “That thing you did where you looked down and away; that’s regret.”
Andre: “Ease up on the Jedi mind tricks, okay Obi-Wan. You don’t know me.”

Lie to Me – “Beat the Devil”

Reference occurs 17:03 on the video.
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Have you seen a recent Star Wars reference in one of your favorite shows? Let us know in the comments area below!

Jedi Rachel Maddow? Team | May 27, 2010

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show answers viewer mail this week and showed off her Star Wars pride at the same time.

A viewer wrote in to ask if the highlighter pen on her desk was a prop. Rachel not only explained that the pens were real but that “If you put two highlighters together, it makes a lightsaber!”

WATCH VIDEO: Rachel Maddow’s Lightsaber

Star Wars Afghanistan Stability Chart Team | April 30, 2010

The military encapsulates the solution to all of our problems in Afghanistan with one simple PowerPoint slide. So leave it to Jon Stewart to explain the highly confusing Afghanistan Stability Chart by dropping in a few Star Wars references.

WATCH VIDEO: The Daily Show: Afghanistan Stability Chart

Star Wars Meets Lost Comic Team | April 13, 2010

(Art by Graham Annable)
If you’ve been watching Lost, you already know the show is saturated with Star Wars references. Remember that epic Empire Strikes BackLost episode?

Now cartoonist Graham Annable has illustrated the ultimate LostStar Wars mash-up with hilarious results.

This new line of themed drawings has the added value of foretelling an Ewok’s demise in the belly of hungry castaways. Yub-nub-licious! Furthermore, Annable demonstrates the hilarious results of character-specific pairings between folks like Sayid and Boba Fett, Benjamin Linus and Darth Vader and even Hurley and Jabba the Hutt.

You can see the whole set of comics on Flickr:
“Foggy memories of LOST”

Read more here:
Graham Annable Blends Lost and Star Wars With Delightfully Sketchy Results (via Comics Alliance)

Nathan Fillion Talks Lightsabers Team | April 13, 2010

(Nathan Fillion on Castle)

We already knew actor Nathan Fillion‘s character Richard Castle on the hit show Castle has Jedi Mind Trick skills, but this is the first time we’ve heard about Nathan’s own ability to wield a lightsaber.

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nathan talked about his brief lightsaber battle with a neighbor one night after a party. We loved his Star Wars Christmas tree, but this might just seal the deal on why Nathan Fillion is one of our favorite celebrity Star Wars fans. Most impressive, Sir. Most impressive.

WATCH VIDEO: Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Be sure to follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

Catch the latest episodes of Castle, as well as Nathan’s previous sci-fi show Firefly on Hulu.

30 Rock in Carbonite? Team | March 18, 2010

Carbonite Alert on 30 Rock!

VIDEO CLIP: Don Geiss, America and Hope

Lightsaber Graduation on My Life As Liz Team | March 9, 2010

With all the Star Wars love on MTV’s hit show My Life As Liz, we’re tempted to refer to its star as Jedi Master Liz from here on out!

We’ve already seen Liz Lee in a lightsaber battle with her BFF Sully, and then she picked up a lightsaber again as she chatted about the awkwardness regarding her feelings for Bryson.

So when we saw that her high school’s senior prank right before graduation was a lightsaber flashmob, we were thrilled. In fact, Liz leads the nerds of Burleson High in a Jedi Knight battle and wins!

WATCH VIDEO: My Life As Liz: Lightsaber Senior Prank

Not only did the students show off their best lightsaber (and Force choke) moves, they took their lightsabers to the graduation ceremony and waved them in the air at the end.

WATCH FULL EPISODE: My Life As Liz: The End of the Beginning

May the Force be with Liz, always.

Star Wars LEGO Taste Test! Team | March 9, 2010

How well do you know your LEGO collection? Could you identify your LEGOs one by one in a blind taste-test? Well this girl can. In fact, she did so on a German game show. Prepare to be impressed.

WATCH VIDEO: Kinderwette Star Wars

A Little Jedi Therapy on My Life As Liz Team | March 2, 2010

Our favorite MTV Jedi — Liz Lee — is back with another awesome episode of My Life As Liz! This time in her opening monologue she ponders the awkwardness that was the Luke-Leia sibling kiss, how that applies to her current weirdness with her feelings for Bryson who rejected her prom date offer.

Liz also mentions how “A little Jedi therapy goes a long way” — as in the lightsaber battle with her best friend Sully. We couldn’t agree more! By the way, did we mention how impressed we are with the lightsaber moves? Most impressive indeed!

My Life As Liz: Ep. 8 A Prom To Remember Part 2

Be sure to follow Liz on Twitter here.