Monday, December 21, 2009

Character Challenge

My apologies for the long delay in posting; my semester has finally come to an end, and I have free time once again to get back to the blog.

Part of that free time has been spent playing quizzes on Sporcle.com, one of my favorite time-wasters. Today, completely by chance, I discovered that someone created a quiz to name the characters from Ed. Many of them are from Seasons 2-4, which I haven't covered on the blog, but I'm sure the longtime fans will do well. I got 23 out of 32; I guess I better get cracking on watching more episodes!

The same person also made a quiz of Mike and Ed's $10 bets. I have a feeling I'll be less successful on that one, but maybe I'll surprise myself.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Six Degrees of Ed: A Modern Family Roundup

I had so much fun watching Julie Bowen's new sitcom, Modern Family, for my liveblogging experiment, that I wanted to explore what's out there in the way of Modern Family resources.


(Image via lilsugar)

This fansite is a good source for Modern Family news, basically aggregating all the content that comes out about the show. They could use a little help in the design department, but I do like their cast and crew page, which looks much more streamlined than mine.

Paste magazine has a list of "Five Reasons Why Modern Family is Television's Best New Comedy," complete with video evidence. I completely agree with the number-one reason: Mitchell and Cameron are the funniest couple on the show.


(Image via Are You Screening?)

The Onion's entertainment section, The AV Club, also wrote reviews of the episodes I watched, "The Incident" and "Fizbo". Both earned "A" ratings, which impresses me because I don't think I've ever seen anything get an "A" from The AV Club, let alone episodes of a sitcom.

And finally, here's an interview Julie Bowen did with Ellen DeGeneres. Both are very funny blonde ladies. Maybe Ellen should do a guest spot on Modern Family; I'd definitely watch.