Category: Television

Springfield, Oregon. Who would have though it?

Who would have thought that Matt Groening would reveal the answer to the long running question of which state Springfield is in and that Oregon would have been the inspiration?

The Simpson’s creator revealed to Smithsonian magazine that he was inspired by the television show “Father Knows Best,” which was set in a town called Springfield.

The guessing game can now be put to bed and it won’t take long for  residents of the Oregon Springfield to capitalise on it one would think.

The town has a population of only 60,000, so business will be guaranteed if someone sets up a Kwik-E-Mart, or a Moes and makes a video that goes viral and you will have Simpson fans flocking to it.

Maybe even a Praiseland with some leaking gas would be an idea too. It worked for Ned Flanders.

I'm going to Praiseland

He’s been hitting the back of the net all season, now he might be hitting a TV screen near you soon.

CR7 stars in a new television advert for Portuguese bank BES, which tracks his rise to super-stardom in a matter of only 56 seconds.

If only it was that simple.

The Sad Reality Of Reality TV

There’s some people in life that you shouldn’t expect much of. More recently there are entire casts of reality TV shows that have lowered our expectation levels to a standard we once thought unimaginable.

When you think of Jersey Shore, the entire line-up of douche-bags are offensive to every sense and fibre of your existence. In the case of The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex, not so much so.

He’s a simple being, to the point where you might find him as a sidekick to Derek, in Ricky Gervais’ new Channel 4 show.

Keith Lemon, the sordid host of Celebrity Juice, puts Joey through his paces with such challenging questions a ”what is the capital of France?”

While Joey himself admits that he’s ”not clever” but has ”common sense”, you’d have to wonder where a man like Joey would be without an audience that embraces him simplicity.

Reality TV making stupid people rich. Who needs a college degree?

Ricky Gervais has today Tweeted some links for his new comedy show Derek, starting on Channel 4 on 12 April this year.

It is set to feature his ever-present buffoonish side-kick and all round legend Karl Pilkington. Most people will recognise his perfectly rounded head from the hit show An Idiot Abroad.

The show is set to feature Gervais playing simpleton Derek Noakes, who befriends people in an old folk’s home.

For some other real comedy gold, I highly recommend The Ricky Gervais show. The podcast featured Gervais, Pilkington and long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant as they discuss such worldly things as Karl’s diary and the regular monkey news feature.