What bad habit did you pick up from popular culture? 

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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Two This Is Us writers want to resurrect the failed How I Met Your Mother spin-off

Some ideas are just too good to die, and some ideas simply refuse to die whether they’re good or not. It’s unclear which of those two the concept of a gender-swapped How I Met Your Mother spin-off is, but either way it’s an idea that’s apparently never going to go away. It first popped up in 2013 as How I Met Your Dad…

Urkel, The Fonz, ALF, and other TV characters “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Nothing injects a bit of funk into a television series like a few characters breaking it down on the dance floor. Whether it’s a serious drama, a wacky sitcom, or some dramedy that melds the two—TV writers and producers find excuses to let their characters cut a little rug on the boob tube. All of that dancing about…

Who do you ’ship?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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Bob Saget gets queasily kinky in this Fifty Shades Of Grey trailer lip dub

“I don’t do romance. My tastes are very… singular,” says the comedian and actor best known for portraying a kindly widower on a family-friendly sitcom beloved by children. Bob Saget lends the warm, affable dad voice he brought to 192 episodes of Full House and 208 more of How I Met Your Mother to a newly-released lip…

What have you avoided out of spite?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Guest by request: 11-plus famous fans who put themselves in the show

The path to acting stardom (and sometimes Oscar gold) is paved in bit parts: Julia Roberts’ earliest screen credit came from a season-one episode of Crime Story, while a young Matthew McConaughey played a murder victim in an Unsolved Mysteries reenactment. But the process works in reverse, too: Famous guests pop by…

The best sitcom episodes of the last 25 years (part 1)

The television sitcom underwent a renaissance in the mid-to-late 1980s, shocked back to life by the likes of Cheers, The Cosby Show, Murphy Brown, and Newhart. While those series worked within the multi-camera confines of ’70s success stories from MTM Enterprises and the Norman Lear factory, other, woolier programs…