- Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary
Did anyone see the ep of That '70s Show where Kitty brings in a deeply cringe-worthy youth minister to try to get Eric, Laurie, and Hyde to like church? (It's on tonight at 12:30 am et... you'll be home by then, right?)
But I know there are some genuinely in-touch youth ministers/pastors/whatevers out there, ones who respect your intelligence and don't talk to you like you're from some sort of alien race whose only communication is through '90s slang, or who are actually even genuinely cool. Aaaaand some genuinely clueless ones who attempt to rap and let's just not go there.
Have any stories (inspiring or hilarious) about adults trying to talk to you about religion or spirituality that you care to share with the class? Please avail yourself of the comments box.
- Posted on 03/19/2010 by Mary
QueenVicci writes: "I just thought I'd let you know that our baby Mia is ALL GROWN UP NOW! I just saw her on the cover of Seventeen. I really wanted to cross out the 'From Vampire Diaries' and write 'From Degrassi'."
I know, right, QV? WE SAW HER FIRST. But whatevs, if you love someone set them free.
- Posted on 03/17/2010 by Chairman Nick Cannon
Friends! Romans! What's poppin', it's been a minute! A chairman is a busy thing, lemme tell you. My calendar reminders are going off like popcorn kernels. But I wanted to drop in real quick and remind y'all that my girls (...or should I say my gyrls...) the School Gyrls, will be on TeenNick this Friday night at 9p et.
I'm proud of that movie... it's one of my own special projects. So you'll see me hangin' with those ladies, probing their minds with my incisive questions during the breaks.
And uh... you've already been told Justin Bieber and Soulja Boy are up in that masterpiece, right? Well, you've been told now. So it's your duty... your responsibility to yourSELF... to make sure your butt is on that couch Friday night. We straight? Good.Keep it locked! I miss you, boos! I'll be back soon!
- Chairman Nick
- Posted on 03/15/2010 by Lisa
Is it weird that I feel bad for D.J. from Full House that her Uncle Jesse's band played at her prom and her Aunt Becky was a chaperone? (That episode is on tonight @ 8pm, fyi.) My friend Dan would probably tell me not to feel bad for a fictional character, but I can't help it.
I feel like D.J. would have a lot more fun with a different band and other chaperones. I'm a pretty private person, though. Maybe I'm overthinking it.
Would it bother you if your aunt and uncle (or other adult relatives) were hanging out at your prom?
On a sillier note, my favorite thing about the Prom Night episode is this exchange:
"Why is D.J. putting perfume on her ears?" - Michelle
"Must I explain everything? It's so she won't smell like ear sweat." - Stephanie
Ear sweat. Haha.
- Posted on 03/12/2010 by Mary
I was just looking at the on-air schedule, as I do on a Friday afternoon from time to time, and I saw this episode title:
Eric Gets Suspended
So evocative. So pregnant with meaning. I forget what he got suspended for (That '70s Show, 1:30a et on Friday night), but it made me think of my own wayward youth and the worst trouble I ever got in. I actually can't decide between the two biggies: the time I got in-school suspension for Accessory to Stinkbombing, or the time I got driven home by the cops in the middle of the night when I was 14 and my friend Brian's mom made a finger crucifix at me and said "Curse you, you child of Satan."
What's the worst trouble you've ever been in? Drop it in the comments.
- Posted on 03/12/2010 by Mary
Sav and Anya can find pretty much anything to bicker about...or, maybe more accurately, Anya can find anything to pick a fight about with Sav, and Sav can back down and put his tail between his legs on almost any topic.
Do you know any couples like that? ARE you any couples like that?
- Posted on 03/11/2010 by Mary
Many people subscribe to the "Don't date your friends' exes" law of life. But: what about becoming friends with your bf/gf's ex? (What I Like About You, 11p et, btw.) Like the kind of friends who would have solo hang time and heart-to-hearts not in your bf/gf's company?
Off limits? Or, if it's a case-by-case basis type thing, in what cases is it OK and in which cases is it not? (OK if your bf/gf did the breaking up? OK if the ex did the breaking up? OK if they 're still really good friends? OK if they're still decent-ish, not-great-but-whatever friends? OK if they don't really talk anymore? Only OK if your bf/gf says it's OK?)
- Posted on 03/10/2010 by Mary
I was just watching this scene from What I Like About You:
Henry: When things get not-perfect, you start looking for other guys. With me, it was Vince. With Ben, it was Vince. Do you see a pattern?
Holly: It's Vince!
Haha, it's funny 'cause it's true! Aside from the details of the whole Holly-Vince storyline, I think a lottt of people have that one person that they keep turning back to whenever they start thinking their new bf/gf might be kind of eh... or when someone's treating them badly... or when they're just out of crushes and need someone to think about.
Do you have an Old Faithful back-up crush?
- Posted on 03/09/2010 by Lisa
Anyone out there remember the Full House episode where "Good Michelle" and "Bad Michelle" both offer Michelle advice?
Good Michelle wiggles her finger in a snobby way and says stuff like "Good girls always follow the rules."
Bad Michelle wears a tiny biker jacket and says "Stick a sock in it, goody-pants." Of course I like Bad Michelle better. I seriously wish they'd wrestled it out though. Olsen twin vs. Olsen twin... that'd be better than WrestleMania.
I just asked my inner voices for advice, and here's what they said:
Good Lisa: "You've got lots of work to do. No time for distractions."
Bad Lisa: "Stick a sock in it, worky-pants. Let's go to the park and look for cute boys with cute dogs."
What do your conflicting inner voices say?
- Posted on 03/07/2010 by Mary
The main cast of Gigantic. OK L-R that's Piper, Finn, Joey, Anna, Walt, and Vanessa.
OK so, Anna and Walt Moore came back to Los Angeles after spending two years in Australia where their parents were filming some sort of gigantor big famous movie, because their parents are gigantor big famous people. Their friends Piper and Finn, also the children of different gigantor big famous person, were eager for their return. And Vanessa, their kind-of-sort-of-friend who no one really trusts because she's kind of a bitch also greeted them on arrival, stiffly, with fakey fake air kisses.
Also eager for their return was Joey, the extremely attractive boy who has absolutely no famous parents and with whom Anna made out with RIGHT before she left for Australia for two years, and also with whom she exchanged actual letters on actual paper while she was away. So sweet.
And now, Anna and Joey In a Nutshell: Right when the Moores got back to town, Joey found out that this girl he slept with while she was gone (Lulu Khandan, who is the daughter of a very powerful Hollywood agent) kind of sort of had his baby. Her family is pretending they adopted the baby, but Joey wants to be in his son's life and he's fighting for that right -- but he hasn't spilled the beans to Anna. So, the secretness of it all is making him act weird, which constantly causes Anna to think she's insane and that he doesn't actually like her, which... he totally likes her. Actually he loves her. And Anna totally loves him back, and they said it to each other, and whenever he's assured her that everything's cool and his weirdness has nothing to do with her, she's believed him.
L-R that's Finn, Anna, Vanessa, and Lulu from Gigantic
Jo-Anna have been pretty solid in general; even when Anna's Australian boy toy Russell showed up in Los Angeles (Hiiii Russell) and seemed pretty bent on getting Anna back, Anna and Joey survived it. So things were looking awesome and Anna was in love and she was thinking OK, maybe I'm ready to cash in my v-card with this guy, and she had the perfect romantic night planned for them... but Joey and his conscience couldn't let it happen without explaining the whole "o hai also I technically have a baby" situation to her, which she basically freaked out about because, why had he hidden it from her for SO long? Who keeps a secret like that from someone he loves, you know?
So last we saw them, Anna was pretty pissed at Joey and Joey was getting mad hit on by Lulu who dropped an L-word on him and Lord knows where that's gonna go.
L-R that's Russell, Anna, Piper, and Lulu from Gigantic
OK then there's Walt and Maggie: Walt met Maggie, an adorable cater waitress at a movie premiere after-party, and he tried to hide the fact that he's Hollywood Royalty from her because he hates that whole game and "it gets weird"... but she already knew, because duh. So once that was all out in the open everything was fine until Maggie came clean that she's "kind of studying to be an actress," which freaked Walt out because in general, aspiring actresses probably want something from majorly-connected super-famous families. But, he got over it, and they're going strong. He even called in a favor to help out her career when he thought he might lose her to the deadline her dad had set (you have x months to make it in Hollywood or we go home, kiddo' type thing) . But now that she's getting a taste of the possibility of making it, she seems to be turning into the girl he was afraid she might be -- for one thing, she seemed to enjoy being on a red carpet maybe a little too much. (To Walt, the whole red carpet experience is fake and Hollyweird; to Maggie, it's a fabulous moment to savor because she's been dreaming of it basically her whole entire life.) In the last episode we saw, she seems to have taken a page out of Vanessa's rule book and set about to majorly blackmailing Mr. Khandan because she found out about the whole Lulu baby situation.
Vanessa , by the way, was a famous child actress who never learned proper social skills or, say, how to love, and became an emancipated minor. She looks up to Anna's mom a lot, but also kind of wants to compete with her; it's weird. Vanessa is weird. She can't help it. So far we've seen her: blatantly steal a project from Anna's mom and lie about it and then borrow a gown from her; conspire to stir up as much of the Anna/Joey/Lulu/Baby drama as suits her needs at any given time; get really harsh with Maggie when she sensed a career threat; invite the paps to what was supposed to be a small, private party; and throw out a ton of great bitchy lines. There's just something about Vanessa; she's fun as hell to watch.
L-R that's Piper and Finn's stepmother, the back of Piper's head, and Maggie from Gigantic
Piper... let's see. She flashed her boobs to the paparazzi; basically stalked a snarky internet commenter; held a sign up for the paps that told them to kiss her big beautiful fat ass; fell in love with her family's live-in therapist; kissed her family's live-in therapist; made a faux suicide threat to get her family's live-in therapist to come "save" her after he quit. When last we saw her, she met a really nice guy named Peter (who btw was played by the guy who played Fat Neal on the Dungeons and Dragons episode of Community, but I digress.)
Finn, meanwhile, has no luck with the ladies. He tries, and he fails. He's just not as effortlessly cool as Walt, though he does have one hell of a wardrobe and he's great with a camera. And he also has a huge crush on his stratospherically Hollywoodian step-monster, the "No more white food" lady. Unfortunately, on the last episode we saw, he also caught her cheating on his dad, sigh.
L-R that's Joey and Anna making out, Walt and Anna's parents, and Walt himself from Gigantic
Meanwhile, all the celebuspawns have also had to deal with the various headaches of being the children of obscenely rich celebrities such as: getting reamed out by your parents for writing an article about them for Teen Vogue even though you were really excited to get your first byline, because your parents HATE press (Anna); getting discouraging tough love from your dad about your music career because your dad wants you to come by success honestly instead of by your last name (Walt); getting shot down by your dream high school for being "a distraction" even though it's not like you ASKED to be born to famous parents and anyway, you're actually really proud of your parents so screw you stupid school (Anna); having anonymous Internet commenters pick apart your physical appearance, which always hurts no matter how famous you are (Piper); and ending up in the tabloids for punching the dude who broke your sister's heart (Walt).
OK! Now you're all caught up and ready to watch a full hour of new Gigantic Friday at 9:30p et, right after Degrassi!