These women recreated Homer Simpson’s New Orleans food binge, and now I have two new heroes.

Fact about me: I lived in New Orleans for three years — best three years of my eating life — and it is hands down my favorite American city. My family and I go back as often as we can, sometimes several times a year, and I have eaten at many, but certainly not all, of the restaurants Homer Simpson enjoys in this now-classic clip from season 29 of The Simpsons. (You can check out a list of everything Homer eats and where he eats it here.) But my love for New Orleans food pales in comparison to these two Swiss women who recreated the Simpsons sequence shot-for-shot. Color me equal parts jealous and inspired for my next trip to NOLA.

Anthony Jeselnik has some thoughts on Lorne Michaels, Donald Trump, and Saturday Night Live.

God bless Bob Newhart. I was going to blockquote parts of this interview, but do yourself a favor and read it yourself — it, like Bob Newhart, is delightful.

The Mandalorian is NOT a clone, yo.

YouTube has to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York state for using cookies to track your kids on the internet.

A judge has ruled that the White House has to return Brian Karem’s press pass while his lawsuit against the administration for violating his First Amendment rights and due process goes forward. Good. Make trouble, Karem.

Speaking of our terrible president, this is a great excerpt from TV critic James Poniewozik’s upcoming book, Audience of One, about the feedback loop between President Gorilla TV and Fox News, if you’re interested.

Yesterday on The View, in the wake of another mass shooting (one that could have been prevented possibly by closing the gun show loophole) Whoopi Goldberg reasonably wondered why we can’t make universal background checks law, but Meghan McCain responded by screaming about people taking away her AR-15s, so what I’m saying is that show is back with new episodes.

Congratulations, Melissa Benoist & Chris Wood!

Finally, a reminder that I am soliciting which new fall show I should hate blog. If you need to learn more about the series themselves, check out all of the trailers here, and then vote in my poll below. You can vote as often as you’d like for the next two-and-a-half weeks:

Sex Monster News

I’m glad Kevin Hart is going to be OK, but his response to Lil Nas explaining why it was important to come out the way he did is some straight-up bullshit. You don’t get to peddle in homophobia and then act like it’s no big deal that someone at the top of their game let the world know he was gay. TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING, KEVIN HART.

Goddammit, Scarlett Johansson, no.

Jordan Pruitt, a former The Voice contestant is suing her former manager and Disney for sexual abuse.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s groping trial has been postponed. He’s looking at potentially a year behind bars.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Watchmen will debut on HBO on October 20.
  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie will debut on Netflix on September 20.
  • Criminal debuts on Netflix on September 20.
  • Blue Bloods returns on CBS on September 27.


Haley Smith, Former American Idol contestant

Peter Lindbergh, Fashion photographer


The Real Housewives of Dallas: Well, these lunatics are back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Basically, it’s the RZA’s Straight outta Compton. Series premiere. Hulu

YouTube Special: A Student’s Guide to the First Year of College: Going to be honest, I’m putting this here for purely personal reasons. But maybe some of y’all have college freshmen, too? YouTube

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Orlando Bloom, Constance Wu, Jack White, Brendan Benson, the Raconteurs
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Maren Morris, Carter McLean
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Joe Biden
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Marc Maron, Jillian Bell, Keane
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Dr. Phil McGraw, Method Man, Shaed
  • The Daily Show: Bill Hader
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Margaret Cho, Steve Rannazzisi, Kyle Dunnigan


WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
Modern Family
Single Parents
Celebrity Family Feud
CBS Big Brother
CW Bulletproof
Hypnotize Me
FOX Masterchef
NBC America’s Got Talent
Hollywood Game Night

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