New The Office Funko POPs and More

This week already brought a bunch of new Funko POPs inspired by movies like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Mummy, The Goonies, Cool Runnings, and White Men Can’t Jump. Now we have several new waves of Funko POPs from beloved TV shows from today and yesteryear. The collectible vinyl figure line expands the roster of The Office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Umbrella Academy characters, and it also digs back into the past for new line-ups from Happy Days, Bewitched, and Frasier. Read More »

POTD: Kagan McLeod’s The Ghosts of Sitcoms Past

Kagan McLeod created this illustration featuring the mant actors and actresses from the past years of multi-camera sitcom history. How many of the 50 characters do you reccognize? Answer key on the National Post.

You might not recognize Fred Fox Jr‘s name, but he is the screenwriter credited for writing the now-infamous “Hollywood 3” episode of Happy Days which involved Henry Winkler as Fonzie waterskiing over a shark. The term “Jump The Shark”, coined by Jon Hein (now of the Howard Stern Show), refers to the precise moment when a television series went downhill. Thirty three years after the episode aired on television, and twenty years after the term entered the pop culture lexicon, Fox has come forward to defend his work.
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Cool Stuff: Idiot Box Art Show

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You probably remember Gallery 1988 as the Los Angeles-based art gallery which hosts the pop-culture infused Crazy4Cult show every year. We’ve featured artwork from their exhibitions in previous editions of cool stuff: Beastie Boys Inspired Art, Crazy4Cult 2, and Stan Lee Tribute. From April 2nd to April 23rd, Gallery 1988 is celebrating their 5th year anniversary with the Idiot Box art show. 100 Artists take aim at television’s guity pleasures. I have included 15 of my favotires after the jump.

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