Read This: How did Silicon Valley film those two horses fucking?

HBO’s Silicon Valley has developed a bit of a reputation for dick jokes, likely because its first season concluded with one of the most elaborate dick jokes ever put to camera. But this past week’s episode, “Two In The Box,” contained an even more visually impressive (perhaps “assaultive” is the better word) stunt. As…

Take a deep dive into the dramatic history of TV’s “very special episodes”

Today’s Great Job, Internet! is taking time away from posting mashups and funny cat photos to deal with a very sensitive topic: very special episodes of TV shows. Those were the awkwardly earnest episodes of sitcoms seen mostly in the ’80s and ’90s that highlighted important social issues in a somber way while still…

Explore the rise and fall of the lesbian-kiss episode

This week’s installment of Vulture’s “Secret History Of Television” looks at the tired “lesbian-kiss episode” trope. As a ratings stunt, television shows used to have a heterosexual-identifying female character kiss some random lesbian or bisexual woman, only to have them disappear and let the straight girl get back…

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