Sticking their noses in other people’s business: 16 TV Cyranos

You know Cyrano de Bergerac even if you don’t know Cyrano De Bergerac. The protagonist of Edmond Rostand’s century-old play—based loosely on the life of an actual French polymath—is a canonical figure, his romantic plight, panache, and prodigious proboscis immortalized in countless stagings, adaptations, and lit-class…

What makes Brian Huskey laugh? Silly walks, real Floridians, Nazi Tim Conway

If you’ve laughed at a movie or a TV program in the past 10 years—particularly if that movie or TV program has any connection to the UCB Theatre—then you probably know Brian Huskey. Currently seen as a member of People Of Earth’s alien-abduction support group, Huskey has also made appearances on Veep, Bob’s Burgers, …

Read This: An oral history of Adult Swim’s proudly ludicrous Childrens Hospital

It’s an oft-repeated truism that comedy is tragedy plus time. Perhaps no show on television better illustrates that principle than Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, which is planning to end its improbable seven-season run with a final episode this Friday. Series creator and Rob Corddry has even referred to the…

Childrens Hospital understands that grandparents ain’t nothing but trouble

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After last week’s trek behind-the-scenes, Childrens Hospital returns to a more standard version of itself with “Grandparents Day.” It’s also an episode that is arguably the kindred sequel to season two’s “Show Me On Montana” and season three’s “Father’s Day.” Those particular episodes were about “Take Your Daughter To…

Childrens Hospital’s universe will always stand on its own

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The “behind-the-scenes” world of Childrens Hospital has come a long way since season two’s “The End Of The Middle.” At the time, that first instance of Newsreaders felt like a great one-off bit about the world in which Childrens Hospital supposedly exists. Plus, as we all know, few things are more culturally…

“By The Throat” begs you to follow Childrens Hospital down the rabbit hole

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With seven seasons full of nonsensical content, Childrens Hospital has found plenty of reasons and excuses to escape the actual premise of being a show about a children’s hospital. Childrens Hospital has bent everything from the series’ plots to genre, and that’s what makes it so fun, actual children’s hospital…

Childrens Hospital discovers what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

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“DOY” doesn’t set a high bar with its Previously On, part exposition that the characters who can make it this week are nominated for Doctor Of The Year and part Blake being the obnoxious bully instead of taking his rightful place as the obnoxiously bullied, but it has a hell of a first line after the credits: “I need…

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