Category Archives: Television

When is it time to retire a children’s brand?

It has been brought to my attention that a certain large yellow creature of the avian variety, a vampire with a penchant for counting to ten, and a myriad other equally fantastical residents of a cozy New York suburb have been educating kids on televisions around the world for a staggering 40 years. Similarly, Paris […]

“When I Grow Up…”

The other day my wife and I were standing in line at Target, waiting to buy some G.I. Joe figures. As some of you may know, of all the brands that were a part of my childhood, the one that stands above all the others as my absolute favorite in the whole wide world is […]

Curiouser And Curiouser

This week has started off proving to be quite the book-adaptation-fest. For starters, there’s been several gorgeously lavish pics released, revealing Tim Burton’s typically bizarre interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, or should I say, “Lewis Carroll’s, Tim Burton’s, Alice in Wonderland”? And then secondly, it’s been announced that the BBC is making a small-screen version […]

Only 8% Of Teens Watch TV Online

Here’s an article I’ve been pondering over for a few days. According to independent researcher Bruce Leichtman, just 8% of teenagers in the U.S. watch television online. My first reaction – nonsense! They’ve got it all wrong. Then I got thinking. Then I got analytical. Then I got realistic. And finally, I got surprised. Granted, […]

Mr. Burns wins the Cartoon Villain Showdown!

The dust has settled on the most terrible tournament ever devised, and it’s dust of the most dirty kind. It seems like only yesterday that 16 vile contestants started on a twisted path to determine who was the meanest meanie of them all, but after 6 weeks of crafty competition, only one bad guy remains. […]

The Cartoon Villain Showdown – Final Round!

It’s been a long and surprise-filled road, but the final round of the Cartoon Villain Showdown is upon us! Sixteen of the most nefarious ne’er do wells started in this tournament, now only two remain. Mr. Burns was able to overcome Eric’s personal choice, Wile E. Coyote, and Feather’s McGraw was finally foiled by The […]

The Final Four Tournament

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally down to the final four! No, I’m not talking about the March Madness basketball tournament, but the Cartoon Villain Showdown! This time, the cartoon villains of the 80’s were both conclusively eliminated, as Wile E. Coyote out-foxed Skeletor, and Mr. Burns beat Megatron. Excellent. Feather’s McGraw […]

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

There’s nothing like an award show to get the blogging fingers twitching, and this Saturday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be hosting the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, from UCLA. In keeping with the voting theme Eric and I have had going on the site for a while, I thought I’d share my thoughts about […]

Cartoon Villain Showdown – Week 2 Winners!

This post is a special one, as it’s being written in a lovely little coffee shop on Michigan Avenue, Chicago! Eric and I are doing our best to update the Imaginary Eric Twitter page often, so keep an eye on it. Another week, another batch of animated arch-enemies fall by the wayside. Yes, sixteen bad-guys […]

Cartoon Villain Showdown – Week 2!

Hold on to your hats, the next batch of ne’er-do-wells are upon us! Strangers have been stopping me in the street lately and asking the same question, time and time again – “Shane, how do you pick which villains will be included in the contest?” Eric and I thought we’d take you behind the scenes […]

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