Saturday, March 24, 2007

Show #15!

We're back for show #15 and we have some good stuff for you this week!
Baseball season is just around the corner and Doug is getting all geared up for the season...even going so far as to get Jamie's wife to shop for him in Chicago. Who will take the National League this year?...the Cubs...the Padres...or some other team that we don't care about!
This week in TV we talk more about The Amazing Race and the Elimination Station and we talk about spring premieres including a review of Raines with Jeff Goldblum. Jamie talks about his favorite show that may not make it to next season, Friday Night Lights. We also talk about Dancing with the Stars and how you can bet for or against Heather Mills' prosthetic leg. Also, in our New to Us segment, Jamie reviews The Riches and Doug reviews Andy Barker, P.I.
In Movies, we run down the list of sequels coming out this summer. We also review the DVD of The Departed and discuss other movies released on DVD and in the theaters.
We have a new Pop Culture Confessional this week and we ask ourselves, "Have we reached an all-time low?" Check out the new question we have for you below and give us some feedback so you can be on the show too!

There is so much pop culture goodness waiting for you it is bursting at the seams! It's show #15 of The Summerhill Gang...

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This Week's Fun Commercial is a Wrigley's Spearmint Gum ad from the 1950's.


The Elimination Station over at CBS' The Amazing Race website is fun to check out. It shows the eliminated contestants hanging out in Acapulco, Mexico. In episode 4, Rob and Amber show up and in episode 5, Rob starts throwing people in the pool. Check out video...
Could Charla and Mirna possibly be the most annoying contestants ever on The Amazing Race? She what we mean in the clip "Charla is trapped in Mirna's world" from Episode 5 this season.

Spring Premieres are showing up on TV now. Just a few are The Riches on FX, Andy Barker P.I. and Raines on NBC, October Road on ABC, and The Wedding Bells on FOX.
What is this thing hosted by Donny Osmond called The Great American Dream Vote?

Who the heck is watching Dancing with the Stars? There must be a lot of you out there because it consistently appears at the top of the TV ratings. Check out a list of the contestants this season. Also, if you are so inclined, you can put money on whether Heather Mills' prosthetic leg will fly off on the show over at

New To Us
Jamie reviewed The Riches. This is an intricate drama with some comedy elements that is made most interesting by the acting of Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Check out the show over at the FX website.

Doug reviewed Andy Barker P.I. Starring Andy Richter and produced by Conan O'Brien, this show has some promise with quirky comedy and mysteries solved within a 30 minute show. You can watch episodes online at NBC's website.

In other TV news:
Could Veronica Mars be cancelled? It is consistently low-rated, but is cited by many critics as a quality show that deserves to live on. Check out the blog entry over at TV Squad.

Check out the list of movies coming out this is sequel heaven!
  • May 4: Spider-Man 3
  • May 18: Shrek 3
  • May 25: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • June 13: Ocean’s Thirteen
  • June 15: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • June 22: Evan Almighty
  • June 29: Ratatouille, Live Free or Die Hard
  • July 4: Transformers
  • July 13: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • July 27: The Simpsons Movie

We both recently watched the DVD of the 2006 Best Picture winner, The Departed. We both thought it was a great movie with fine acting, excellent story, direction and cinematography. Definitely R-rated with much swearing and violence, but a great movie nonetheless.

Pop Culture Confessional
This week: If you could have a superpower/special ability, what would it be?

Doug's pick: To fly or be invisible...

Jamie's pick: To fly...oh my, we are so original...

New question: What song lyric did you think you knew that you later found out was really wrong?

A great example for you:
Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival's song "Bad Moon Rising".
Is John Fogerty singing "there's a bathroom on the right?"

We are looking forward to all of your awesome flubbed song lyrics!

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Friday, March 09, 2007

It's the big reveal...

OK, so it isn't THAT big....

Nice picture of Doug showing off his 2006 Fantasy Football trophy. Yes, it is a bobblehead of himself wearing a helmet. Now he can feel just like Dwight Schrute from The Office...

Oh yeah, it is Spiderman himself, sitting at The Summerhill Gang microphone. Uh....yeah, I mean, this is Jamie, talking about something hilarious, I'm sure...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Show #14!

It's a BIG show this #14. We broke the one hour mark on this one! There is plenty to enjoy!
This week in TV we talk about The Amazing Race and the Elimination Station, Jamie talks about his favorite to win this year's American Idol. We also talk about Lost, Heroes, and a Caveman show based on the Geico commercials. Also, in our New to Us segment, Jamie reviews The Knights of Prosperity and Doug reviews The Black Donnellys.
Doug presents a new 60 Second Sitcom from season 1 of My Name is Earl. You can check out the video below. You can also check out videos of other 60 Second Sitcoms over at our new YouTube channel.
In Movies, we both review Amazing amazing movie and story that you should all check out. We also mention this year's Academy Awards and play a funny clip of Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly.
The funniest part of our show is the Pop Culture Confessional. Check out the feedback we received on our listener's picks for favorite love song of the 1980's.

All of that and much more pop culture goodness is in the podcast...Enjoy Show #14!

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This Week's Fun Commercial is the Apple ad for Mac vs PC: Security.


The Amazing Race has a new feature this year. It is called Elimination Station. You can check it out over at CBS.

American Idol is almost down to the final 12. Jamie's favorite to win it all is Melinda Doolittle. Check out her performance of "My Funny Valentine" over at YouTube.

We are loving Lost and liked last week's episode "Tricia Tanaka is Dead". It gave us more back story of Hurley and there were some very funny moments, especially from Sawyer's one-liners. You can watch full episodes online over at ABC.

Check out the Slingbox. This technology is AWESOME! Watch local live and recorded TV over the can change channels and control your Tivo programs just like you were in front of your TV at home.

Are you watching Heroes yet? We think it is the best show on TV now.
Catch up by watching episodes online at NBC's website.

New To Us
Jamie reviewed The Knights of Prosperity. This is a very funny show produced by David Letterman. You can watch full episodes online at ABC. Unfortunately, ABC has pulled the show off of the air. What kind of ratings did they expect when they put it on opposite American Idol?

Doug reviewed The Black Donnellys. This show is airing on Monday nights in the slot that Studio 60 was in. If you are looking for a drama about an Irish mob family in the vein of Goodfellas and The Godfather, without the bloody violence and swearing, then this show might be for you. Doug liked it and is going to keep watching.

In other TV news:
Is ABC developing a TV show for the cavemen in the Geico commercials? Check out this article and also this one over at TVSquad.
If you don't know what we are talking about, go watch one of the commercials and also check out the Caveman's crib.

Also, the first six episodes of Andy Barker, P.I. are online.
You can also check out the new show from NBC with Jeff Goldblum called Raines.

60 Second Sitcom
Doug presents an episode of My Name is Earl from Season 1. Enjoy "Didn't Pay Taxes" below...

Check out the performance by Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly from the Academy Awards ceremony over at YouTube.

We saw the movie Amazing Grace recently and really liked it. Check out more on the movie and also learn about William Wilberforce and his fight to abolish slavery in 18th century Britain.

Pop Culture Confessional
This week: What is your favorite love song from the '80's?

Doug's pick: "Take on Me" by A-ha. Watch the video here.

Jamie's pick: "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. Watch the video.

Listener feedback:
  • Josh's favorite is "Open Arms" by Journey from 1982.
  • Our anonymous caller picked "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx from 1989.
  • Stacy wrote in that her favorite was Van Halen's "Feel Your Love Tonight". It was a joke, of course, but she then picked one for each of her boyfriends in the '80's. The songs were "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago, "Crazy for You" by Madonna, "No One Like You" by the Scorpions and "Angel" by Aerosmith. Whew...glad she married that last boyfriend...
  • Jodie wrote to tell us that her favorite was "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship in 1987.
  • Erin's favorite is "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera from 1986.

New question: If you could have a superpower/special ability, what would it be?

Want to hear more of the songs that Jamie quizzed Doug on?
Check them out:

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