Friday, September 10, 2010

The Roloffs are Back!!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer


Kate Plus Eight
(S01E05): Bald Head Island again. Mady and Cara have their own room and bathroom but since it's one big bed instead of two, they were upset?!? It was just REALLY windy! Like that time years ago (maybe their first beach trip?) when the sand was pelting the kids. Cool that they got to go out and watch the sea turtle nest. The turtles being born and subsequently moving was awesome!

The Secret Life of the American Teenager
[Summer Season Finale] hahahahahaha, Ashley was hiding out at Ricky's!! Madison & Lauren's outfits are slightly different - Madison has a green button and Lauren's are both yellow. Actually, maybe they both have a green button and the lighting is just bad? Ashley just wants to find out how good sex is, so she knows why people take a ridiculous amount of risks. George's plan was to force himself into a marriage??
Cake Boss (S03Exx): not this week
Little People, Big World (S06E01 & S06E02): Matt had vertigo, just to catch you up. I've always wanted to watch one of those underwater body fat things. I would've liked seeing an explanation of how it works, exactly. Amy was in an interesting mood after being told she has 38% body fat, aka clinically obese. "not sure I can keep it a secret much longer" ...really? I think I could, LoL. Interesting to hear everyone's thoughts on the Achon butt. Matt was hilarious. Listening to Matt talk about some of the crazy experimental procedures they did on him as a teen was scary. Amy was looking ROUGH after that workout. I had been wondering when they went skydiving when I saw it in the opening credits, and now we find out!
I wonder what was on Zach's shirt that they had to blur! 50 pairs a week, hahaha. It was funny to watch Amy put on Matt's socks and his subsequent happiness over it. Interesting stuff Amy had! What movie was it that you could see the back of her head in?? Interesting quip about "back when we liked each other" LoL. There was a lot of stuff there in storage, but at least it was all organized! Wow that was a TON of VHS movies!! Darn rain! Wow, the guys are 20 and still letting Amy do just about everything for them. Wow! $1600 is a lot to make from a garage sale!

Melissa & Joey (S01E05):
Funny story of how Mel got those tickets! haha, "she'll call you back when she wins the Nobel Prize." haha, Valium as an element. I like Brock from Reba playing Mel's dad. But the fact that he doesn't seem concerned about Lennox failing was odd. haha on the Rolex bribery!! The party was "tweeted," LoL. Oh my, that moving to DC thing came out of nowhere! lmao: "glasses only slow me down." Really interesting dinner discussion about what living in DC would be like for Lennox. "Your face is wasted stuck on your neck" lmaooooo. Love how Mel's dad got the Detroit tix!
19 Kids and Counting (S05E07): okay, Jana and John-David met the family in Michigan and returned home with them from there. Nice to hear from John-David this episode. 16,000 diapers since Josh was born... wow. They've broken 1,000 toys?? That seems high... I think I've only broken like 10 myself, LoL. John-David, Jana, Jill are doing a First Responders class. That's cool. Jana did some doula training. But she still has no idea about career-wise stuff. Jessa has taken over a lot of the teaching while Michelle is busy with Josie. They drive Josie all the way to Little Rock for all of her doctor visits?!? Different helpers went with Michelle this time. Maybe that's normal. Josie seems really belly-bloated. haha, next week we see the hand-off from Michelle being the only caregiver to Josie to the other kids being able to start working on it. Um, why does Michelle think it's neat that she's spent so much time with Josie that she knows what the baby needs when, LoL? It's called being a good mother.
Teen Mom (S02E07):
Catelynn: she's apparently a size 9, but was a 3 pre-pregnancy. Her mom is such a strung-out loser. and she reminds me of my mom in that one little remark makes her pissed for the rest of the day.
Maci: Interesting that if there's a court order or stuff going through the process, Maci can't move more than 100 miles away.
Farrah: she left Sophia on the counter?!??
Amber: Gary's friend sucks. I can't believe he made Gary do that to Amber.
If You Really Knew Me (S01E07): Denver School of the Arts: they have 10 paths. There's a lot of crying. Lots of body image issues. Lots of people not feeling like they fit in. Some who have had their passions destroyed from going to the school. I dunno... "I think I might take a couple of classes in college" / "that's really, really cool" um, no. first of all, the "really, really" is crap. second, get over yourselves. go to college. done deal. and that deal with mohawk boy and his father is WAY dumb.
Minute to Win It (S02E13): um, a Minnesota Vikings football player and a 49ers cheerleader... sounds like an interesting premise. Bernard & Amber. And the games they play are a little heavy on the pint-pong balls. This must have been difficult to tape early, since they talk about "the game this week," LoL.
Game 1: Floatacious: build a floating tower of five empty soda cans on a floating plate in a bowl of water. Amber goes for it and thought she finished, but it didn't stay for 3 seconds so she had to go again, and finished around the 17-seconds-left mark.
Game 2: Ping Tac Toe: Playing together, bounce ping pong balls into water-filled glasses, trying to get a tic-tac-toe. The first three balls that make it into the glasses make the tic-tac-toe.
Game 3: Marbles Grande: Playing together, toss white ping-pong balls five feet from six red ones, knocking them all out of the circle (with raised lip) that they're in. They get it with 48 seconds to go!
Game 4: Bouncer: Playing together, bounce a ping-pong ball into each of eleven glasses (each). Bernard finishes his with 30 seconds to go, Amber finishes with 21 seconds to go.
Game 5: Office Tennis: Together, the team each has a clipboard and they volley a paperball back and forth as they move down a line to get the ball in a wastebasket. Several tries and 44 seconds later, they completed the game.
Game 6: Egg Zone: Put a football on a tee, then balance an egg on top. Do it 4 times. Bernard goes for it. He gets the first egg with 40 seconds to go, the second with 28 seconds to go, and doesn't finish the final two (tho he does attempt each separately). He goes again and the first one was FAST. The second was done slower, and up at 32 seconds left. The third had 10 or 11 seconds to go, and the final one didn't stay up long enough, being put up with only a second or two to go. Okay, so he tries a third time. The first two prove to be easy, the third up with exactly 30 seconds to go, and the fourth one goes up fast, too.
And so they passed the mark where I thought they'd fail.
Game 7: Spoon Frog: Playing together, each person must use a spoon to make another spoon bounce into a glass. Bernard finishes with 20 seconds to go, Amber finishes with 15.
Game 8: Ping Tac Toe: Alternate throwing orange and white balls, trying to get a tic-taco-toe into water-filled glasses (again).
um, we're out of time, to be continued tomorrow.
Wipeout (S03E15): Those velvet ropes are certainly adding a degree of difficulty! David totally had that final gauntlet, he should have won.

Minute to Win It (S02E14):
continuation of the previous episode, picking up on...
Game 8:
Ping Tac Toe: Alternate throwing orange and white balls (keep throwing one color until it lands in a glass, then switch colors), trying to get a tic-taco-toe into water-filled glasses with either the orange or the white. Amber goes for it, and fails. In fact, she only ever got 2 balls in. I don't know why we couldn't have squeezed this into the previous episode!!

Now we've got a new set... two football platers- one a Saint (P.T.), the other a Viking (Visanthe)
Game 1: Buckethead: bounce ping pong balls off a wall and into a bucket on your head - each person must do it twice. They finish in just 10 seconds.
Game 2: Face the Cookie: Both of the guys must put a cookie on their foreheads and and use their facial muscles to get it into their respective mouths.
Game 3: hut, Hut, Hike: Playing as a team, snap ten rolls of TP into a hoop, fifteen feet away. It amused me that they were hardly even looking after the hike. At the half-way mark, they had 6 through the hoop. They finished with 15 seconds to go.
Game 4: Junk the the Trunk: 8 ping pong balls in an empty tissue box that's attached to your backside. The goal is to get all of the balls out without using your hands. The guys did not seem amused that this was the next game. The hop all over the place, and it takes until 2 seconds to go before they finish!
Game 5: Egg Roll: Use a pizza box to fan three raw eggs into a certain area. Viking boy took it and he came dangerously close to letting it go outside of the circle. He got them all pretty close in the first 30 seconds, but actually getting them all into the square was hard, and he failed by the slightest bit. Like true athletes, they "challenged" it and asked for a replay. No luck. He tries again, this time getting the first egg complete in before moving the other two towards the square. He gets it with 5 seconds to spare. "
Game 6: Split the Uprights: Flick two paper footballs through a set of cup-towers and into a punchbowl. The Saint plays, and gets the first one in about 20 seconds. The second is in with 27 seconds to spare.
Game 7: Don't Blow the Joker: the deck is set up on a bottle. Blow off all of the cards except the bottom one: the Joker. You have five tries. The Viking goes, knocks over the first three pretty quick and bumps the fourth before he even tries it, but ends up losing all around. Saints Guy goes next, spends a LOT of time on the first one but inevitably loses that one. The second goes quick, the third quicker, and he has less than 10 seconds to try the remaining two - which both fall over.
The most interesting part about this episode was seeing the "long-lost games," LoL.
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Off season/Coming Up:
House, M.D. (season 7 starts September 20th)
How I Met Your Mother
(season 6 starts September 20th)
The Simpsons
(season 22 starts September 26th)
Family Guy
(season 9 starts September 26th)
Mr. Sunshine (new show, starts in the Fall on ABC)
South Park
(have not yet heard, but I assume October or so)
Burn Notice (back November 11)
Hot in Cleveland (back in January)
Table for 12: (missing "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself," "back to school")

16 and Pregnant
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Margie said...

Hi. I just stumbled upon your site when I was searching for info on The Cosby Show.

TV and I go way back.


Amy K. Bredemeyer said...

Hi Margie, I'm glad that you found TheTalking Box. The Cosby Show is one of my favorites, but it hasn't shown up all that much on this site. It does, however, have a few great entries, found here:

Margie said...

Hi Amy.

I've become obsessed with the fact that the Cosbys live in an attached townhome yet there are windows in the living room behind the stairs. Driving.Me.Crazy.