It was a milestone for the series as the study group spent Thanksgiving with the family. Jeff finally meets with his father (with Britta tagging along, of course) while the rest of the group spent the holiday at Shirley’s. It was an episode that would have made more sense if it had aired on the scheduled October date and which felt like the darker timeline Abed predicted back in season three.
This week’s guest stars alone may just be what it took to turn the season’s record of disappointing episodes, but even the writing was remarkably better. The slight nod to the Shawshank Redemption was subtle enough to bring us back to seasons one and two style writing and served as a reminder of just how great the show is at doing this kind of thing. Well boys, it looks like we’re finally getting back in the Community groove!
Here are five things from this week, Shawshank style:
1. James Brolin.
Finally, FINALLY the show utilizes the talent that comes to them in a celebrity guest star as Brolin joins the cast as Jeff’s father. Though he has some entertaining lines, his character had a more serious tone. Having a character/actor keep an appropriate tone for the story line isn’t something we’re used to seeing from the show (even with more serious plot lines) and it was refreshing and extremely well done. Brolin’s ability to keep a straight face while informing Jeff that he had nothing to worry about in the bedroom when he got older made him the perfect Papa Winger. It’s safe to say that this week’s guest appearance was a home run for the series.
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By Kelly O’Brien
As the Glee graduates reunited at McKinley, the New Directions prepared to take down the Warblers at sectionals.
Here’s what I learned on the last episode of Glee, “Thanksgiving”
Home for the Holidays – Sectionals are finally here and some familiar faces have returned to help the New Directions win for the fourth consecutive year. Quinn, Santana, Mike, Mercedes and Puckerman 1.0 were all paired with the newbies to mentor them, and with the Warblers breathing down their necks, the glee kids needed all the help they could get.
Glee loves “Gagnam Style” – Puckerman 2.0 and Marley are officially dating, and after Ryder gives them his blessing, Jake agrees to let him have the dance lead in their gleeked out version of “Gagnam Style.” Even with his help Ryder claims he can’t master the steps, and gives Jake (a trained dancer — who knew?) the lead role. Something tells me this change of heart is less about dancing and more about — you guessed it — Marley.
Rachel’s an Orphan on Thanksgiving – Rachel isn’t Brody’s biggest fan following his fling with Cassandra July, but after deciding not to head home for the holidays, she invites him to her and Kurt’s Thanksgiving party. The two are in the kitchen together and it’s obvious that the heat from their last kitchen conundrum hasn’t been forgotten. As much as I love a man in the kitchen, I think Brody should go back to the showers. Or any area that requires him to take off his shirt.
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Khloe Kardashian went on TheEllenShow and got a special Christmas surprise from the talk show host. The Kardashian family releases an overly dramatic family photo every Christmas and since they’re all super busy they often have to photoshop the odd person in — this year they photoshopped in Lamar and her, Kendall and Scott. That’s why Ellen thought it wouldn’t be a biggie to photoshop herself wearing a red Santa Claus dress and hat across the very front of the photo.
“I’ve added myself, I hope you don’t mind,” Ellen said. “I have a a mock-up of what I’d like. Is that alright?” asked Ellen.
The X-Factor host also talked to Ellen about her Thanksgiving plans this year (she was working) and who made it to dinner.
Watch it here
This amazing son flew home from Hong Kong to surprise his family on Thanksgiving. He could only stay for two days (meaning it was an expensive surprise) but sometimes you have to pull out the big guns.
The best part about the surprise is his father’s reaction because it’s so TYPICAL. He writes on YouTube: “ I need to get my driver’s license renewed by the end of January, however I am coming back for two weeks around Christmas which is when we had planned to go. Unfortunately he is 71 and now has zero patience for any thing that he cannot get done immediately, even if it is not his problem to solve.”
What’s the first thing his dad says? Get your coat, we’re going to the DMV son. They don’t end up going which means he’ll hear about it every time he calls home from now until Christmas, when he returns.
Well, looks like Lady Gaga got more than just a couple of delicious leftovers.
When the singer got up in the middle of the night to eat some of the remaining food from her Thanksgiving dinner, she heard some noise coming from her garage. Upon looking at her security camera, she noticed that a group of her fans had got inside.
Luckily for the Little Monsters, Gaga was not angry. Instead she decided to share the remains of her holiday feast with them.
In a series of Twitter postings, she wrote: “#MONSTERFACT when gaga is asleep try to break into the garage, sing loud as possible, + ring the doorbell repeatedly #happeningnow#badkids
“thanksgiving story: woke up for leftovers in kitchen (naked) – stumbled on security camera revealing 35 monsters in my garage #why #iloveu
“i should be mad i guess except i tried to figure out how to slide stuffing under the door, but theres no cat-flap (sic)”
It’s no surprise that Gaga would share the love. Having previously sent burgers and fries to fans waiting outside of her hotel in Brazil, this lady is a class act when it comes to her legion of Little Monsters.
But when it comes to safety, the Lady Monster warned her fans.
“To any little monsters trying to get in my house at the moment IF YOU SEE A LARGE ITALIAN MAN yelling about sleep IT IS NOT JOE GERMANOTTA. ”
Hmm, then who could it possibly be?! Yikes!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends! If you don’t know the history behind the holiday, Ellen did you a total solid by reuniting the famous Ellen Degeneres Show Players who have apparently toured all over the country.
They revealed so many facts they don’t teach you in school. For example, you probably didn’t know the pilgrims were originally going to name the dinner Hooray Buffet before settling on something more “seventeenth century,” or that the pilgrims apparently introduced a new game called cornhole.
In Ellen’s version, the pilgrims have wristwatches and are well acquainted with the intercontinental charm of Sophia Grace and Rosie. What would we do without Ellen’s history lessons?
Watch it here
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1. Introducing the panda cat.
Even though he looks totally unimpressed with his life, he should be happy that he’s like the most adorable cat on the planet.
2. No F*cks Given of the Week.
Redditor Jillillac posted this photo of two people suspended in air on a portaledge, which is a device used for long trecks in the mountains. No big deal, just casually sleeping in midair.
3. The best/worst photoshop job.
Aberguine posted this super corny photoshop job that looks similar to that wolves-howling-at-the-moon t-shirt. It’s kind of creepy, but camels howling at the moon is my new fave thing.
4. Honey Boo Boo garbage art.
Here comes 25 pounds of glory. An artist named Jason Mecier uploaded this piece of Honey Boo Boo art which he made out of 25 pounds of garbage. It could possibly be a comment on how “garbage” some reality tv is, but I doubt that since Honey Boo Boo is pure gold.
5. Pugs galore!
“Pugs! They’re everywhere!”
You might watch this educational video and think, what the hell was that supposed to teach me? BuzzFeedVideo clarifies this perfectly. The guide to holiday etiquette is supposed to teach you about etiquette, dummy.
The way you arrange your plate this Thanksgiving says a lot about your personality and mannerisms. For example, if you don’t take the disgusting brussel sprouts off your plate, you’re being rude. If you make phallic looking designs out of vegetables on your plate, you’re probably into porn and should go to your room.
To prevent this all from happening on Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed created a handy video featuring a sexually frustrated and probably drugged up kid named Billy.
Watch it here
Seeing as they regularly make a sh*tload of food, EpicMealTime decided to give back to the community and help feed people at a local soup kitchen. The two Thanksgiving-themed meals in their latest video look utterly disgusting and delicious at the same time.
First, they had Chef Zadi cook a full pig stuffed with a bird, stuffed with pork and beef — an incredibly difficult and fattening substitute for a turkey. “Because we don’t f*ck around on Thanksgiving, we put it in a pig,” he said about the 70,750 calorie meal.
Later that day, the team volunteered at the soup kitchen and made a fast food lasagna, complete with McDonald’s burgers and bacon (duh). They topped it with cheese, french fries and sauce.
Diners at the soup kitchen thought it was one of the most delicious dishes they ever had there — some even went back for seconds.
Are you planning an epic meal for Thanksgiving?
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Lil’ Wayne and the Cash Money Records crew returned to New Orleans Friday to give out free Thanksgiving turkeys.
“It’s actually been my first time back here for the past eight or nine years, and they’ve been doing this for 15 years,” Lil Wayne told MTV News. “I haven’t been back here to do this for so long just being super busy, just always on tour.”
Cash Money does a turkey giveaway each Thanksgiving, although most of the crew have relocated outside of New Orleans.
“Those times I did it years ago, I was just a kid and I was just doing it because Baby and Slim, we were giving away turkeys at a park and that’s what we were doin’,” Weezy said. “Now it’s a totally different feeling, because I can actually give you that and say, ‘Here, happy Thanksgiving.’ I can do that, and I can provide that for you. That’s a different feeling in general, and it’s a beautiful feeling overall.”
Angelina Jolie was spotted this weekend doing some extreme Christmas shopping with her brood, reports Pop Eater.
Jolie, who has publicly boycotted thanksgiving because it is a “story of murder,” maintains that the home she shares with Brad Pitt is completely religiously neutral and that the children study all religions of the world.
The Jolie-Pitt Christmas is reported to be equally religiously neutral, instead reflecting Angelina’s childhood and being “a time when [they] open presents, sing songs and enjoy being together. It’s this, not the religious part, that Angie wants to pass on to her kids.”
Angie and the kids picked up pyjamas, gloves, boots, sweaters, stuffed animals and one green plastic alligator in a fancy Parisian boutique. They’ll also play host to Brad Pitt’s family on December 25th.
Jon Gosselin has a new girlfriend of six months named Ellen Ross, that Kate Gosselin has yet to meet reports RadarOnline.com. However Kate is apparently okay with the relationship, as long as her kids are cared for while around Jon.
A source says “Since he started dating Ellen, Jon has become more level headed and his family is the priority now.”
“Jon and Ellen are still going strong and despite what many people may think, she regards him as a good friend and boyfriend too.”
Kate and Jon are also showing signs of maturity by sharing their time with the eight kids over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The source told RadarOnline.com: “Jon and Kate have come up with an amicable arrangement for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.”