Thursday, March 4, 2010


I'm not a big fan of sitcoms anymore. I've watched so many of them over my lifetime, and the structure is so fixed, I don't find myself surprised that often. It's really remarkable when one as good as Arrested Development shows up in this day and age.

I'm not going to put the British sitcom The IT Crowd in the same league as Arrested Development, but in the three seasons I've seen on Netflix, I'd say there are five or six episodes out of the eighteen that are truly inspired. Here's a link to the opening of an episode called Friendface. I wanted to embed it, but embedding is disabled on this video. It's a parody of Friendster, Facebook and MySpace, of course, and it explains how friendship can be like a horrible epidemic.

If you enjoy this one minute clip, you might like to try the show. If not, what the heck, it was just a minute, wasn't it? Just think about love and companionship, and everything's fine!

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