I was all set to love this latest SNL Digital Short, "Andy and Pee-wee's Night Out", featuring Andy Samberg and Pee-wee Herman. Sadly, I didn't. It was mildly amusing, but fell pretty flat. Tell me if I'm crazy here: Now look, I loved Pee-wee's Playhouse as a kid, and loved the first Pee-wee movie. But other than the warm nostalgia of seeing Paul Reubens in character again, this just didn't connect with me. Yeah it was neat that they did the "Tequila" dance, but I think I've been ruined for obligatory pop culture references by watching one too many crappy Family Guy episodes. Chairry yelling "get the f*** off of me!" to Anderson Cooper was excellent, though.
Sometimes there's something to be said for having little to no social life, and therefore spending New Year's Eve at home with nothing more than a loved one by your side, some decent champagne to drink, and the glow of TV to entertain you. Such was the case last night as I and Mrs. Suit were channel hopping to catch various New Year's celebrations on the boob tube. Dick Clark, bless his heart, is just too awkward to watch at this point. I commend him for coming back from a stroke to usher in the new year once again, but when you find yourself waiting eagerly for Ryan Seacrest to come back you know it's bad. Over on NBC, Carson Daly put in yet another competent but bland effort. How the hell is this guy still in show business? He's got the personality of cold oatmeal. The great