Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

Footage from a documentary originally aired on Granada TV featuring punk and new wave acts from 1976-1978. From the YouTube list: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine. Some of the footage is pretty rough, especially what appears to have been Blondie’s first TV appearance, but that seems strangely appropriate.

Funniest Sitcom Episodes of All Time?

Here are my top votes. Any other suggestions? I feel like an episode of All in the Family belongs here, but I can’t pick just one.

WKRP in Cincinnati: Thanksgiving Episode

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Funeral for Chuckles the Clown

Friends: Eye Exam episode

Seinfeld: Parking Garage episode

Friends: Thanksgiving Confessions

Seinfeld: Every “Soup Nazi” episode ever made

Fawlty Towers: Bad German Jokes

Night Court: The Mel Torme episode

Cheers: Woody Gets an Election

Red Dwarf: Wilma is totally hot!

A Note from Epstein’s Mother

Dear Teacher:

Please excuse Epstein from class for the rest of his life because he has died.

Signed,

Epstein’s mother

So long, Robert Hegyes, and thanks for all the laughs.  You made me and my friends laugh at ourselves when we were in the seventh grade and we still haven’t forgotten…

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