​The ALF Christmas Special may be the root of all holiday depression

I recently learned that suicide rates don't peak during the holidays, but in the spring. This was a surprise to me for two reasons — 1) I presumed the bleakness of winter combined with the inevitable disappointment that accompanies any major joyous event would be the most major inspiration for people to kill… » 12/20/13 8:11am 12/20/13 8:11am

Without a doubt, this is the greatest '80s German love song about ALF…

Yes. The cat-eating alien from the planet Melmac. Titular star of the '80s NBC sitcom. That ALF. Apparently, ALF was so big in Germany that the person who dubbed the voice of ALF over there, Tommi Piper, was able to record a touching love song titled "Hallo ALF, Heir Ist Rhonda" in 1989, which he sang as ALF, and which… » 1/16/13 4:30pm 1/16/13 4:30pm

Vote for the greatest non-human president of the United States

With every passing election year, the statistical likelihood increases that we'll elect a U.S. president who's really a robot, or an alien. Or maybe a charismatic plant, grown in some kind of tank. How will you recognize a non-human candidate for president when one comes along? And more importantly, which non-human… » 2/22/12 8:00am 2/22/12 8:00am

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

We Are In Dire Need of a Scifi Sitcom

CBS' Two and a Half Men » 10/10/08 8:00am 10/10/08 8:00am, with 14,073,000 viewers last week, crushed (which reeled in only 8,198,000 viewers). Plus Heroes' lead-in, the dorkcom , also destroyed the 112-character Tim Kring serial. When television ratings decline, the incentive to invest in hour-long series with multiple locations generally goes with…

Vote For The Greatest Non-Human President Of The U.S.A.!

Click to view » 9/12/08 5:00pm 9/12/08 5:00pmWith every passing election year, the statistical likelihood increases that we'll elect a U.S. president who's really a robot, or an alien. Or maybe a charismatic plant, grown in some kind of tank. How will you recognize a non-human candidate for president when one comes along? And more importantly, which…

What NBC Shows Should Be Revamped By Battlestar, Bionic Producer?

With the news that Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman producer David Eick will be revamping yet another NBC/Universal property as part of his new deal with the peacock network comes the expected flurry of expectation. Just what old TV show will be the next to feel the grim and gritty grip of Eick's clammy… » 4/21/08 7:30am 4/21/08 7:30am