Kurt Fuller in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year
Sometimes you see someone in a movie or on a show that you know you’ve seen before. Their features are familiar and they’ve implanted themselves in your psyche, but you can’t seem to remember their names. You can always identify them, but the innate weaknesses of your pot-addled memory banks cause you to forget who they are, if you’ve ever found out at all. So you exclaim, gleefully, “It’s THAT GUY!” And somehow, everyone huddled around your flat-screen knows who you’re talking about.
In the online age, knowing someone’s identity is no longer a given. We live between two worlds now, one where people are who they are in real life, and one where people may be anyone on the internet. Aaron Sorkin said it best on an old episode of The Colbert Report: “Socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality tv is to reality.” The internet is where you get to alter, edit, and create reality.
CougarTown returned to the airwaves tonight, crowdsurfed in by their new home, TBS. If you haven’t seen it before, it isn’t too late to get started watching one of the quirkiest and funniest comedies on television.
It’s one month until the October 19th premiere, and the whispers about season four’s potential have mostly settled the collective agita of every Community fan. As we wait only somewhat patiently for the best ensemble cast on television to return, here is an article suggesting that NBC bigwig Robert Greenblatt has Chang’d his tune about Community’s future.