Those of us old enough to remember, and silly enough in our youths to have cared at the time, can barely believe its been 30 years since Vince McMahon (PeekYou profile here) first thrust upon the world Wrestlemania; his WWE‘s (then WWF’s) pay-per-view bonanza, “pro-wrestling Super Bowl,” and spectacle to end all spectacles.
Three words reign supreme above all others on the Internet this weekend; they are not “Major League Baseball,” nor “Saturday Night Live,” nor are they even “Home Box Office.” This weekend — as will be the case with weekends for the next couple of months, we’re guessing (sort of like football season for nerds) — belongs to Game of Thrones; debuting its fourth season on Sunday.
FX‘s incredible It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for two seasons, beyond its upcoming 10th (which the series’ creators had previously said would be the last). Should they complete this order, and reach 12 seasons, this will find the program tied with My Three Sons as the second longest-running live-action sitcom in American television history. Which is pretty cool and weird.
Video has recently surfaced of impossibly handsome, and generally perceived as cool Mad Men star, Jon Hamm (PeekYou profile here), from a mid-90s appearance on a long-forgotten dating program called The Big Date.
American talk show perennial, David Letterman (PeekYou profile here), who has been gracing late night TV screens for over 30 years (at two different networks), has announced that he’ll be retiring in 2015.
In recent years, in some circles, May 4th has come to be considered Star Wars Day (as in, yes, “may the fourth be with you”). This year, in collaboration with (Disney‘s) LucasFilm, CBS‘ top-rated sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, will be doing a special episode to commemorate the occasion.
If one were a fan of the Coen Brothers comedy, The Big Lebowski, in a slightly obsessive way, he or she might be sufficiently excited to know that there’s an annual Lebowski Fest where fellow fanatics gather en masse.
This Lucy seems to have her sights set a bit higher than just nosing her way into Desi’s show at the club; in fact, by the looks of things, she’s angling to become one with the universe, or something. We’re not entirely sure, but it looks sort of cool.