“It all started when…”: 13 TV shows with chatty spoken-word intros

Once upon a time, in an era before DVRs, VCRs, and home-video box sets, television broadcasters couldn’t count on viewers watching every single episode of a TV series. For the producers of those series, one of the quickest and dirtiest ways to bring newcomers up to speed was a practice borrowed from the medium’s…

Tim And Eric ratchet up the “WTF?” factor in Bedtime Stories

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The most obvious precursor to the horror-comedy anthology Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories isn’t any of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s previous efforts for Adult Swim. Tom Goes To The Mayor, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule all indulge in grotesquerie and gore—the second…

MGM ready to start throwing money at Outer Limits movie again

First ordered in the depths of MGM’s 2010 bankruptcy—when dropping six figures on old TV shows was just the sort of behavior that prompted MGM’s wife to block Amazon—a movie based on classic sci-fi series The Outer Limits is once again in the works. After all, thanks to The Hobbit and hits like 22 Jump Street, MGM is…