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Video Gallery: 8 Hilarious Sesame Street Pop Culture Parodies

Video Gallery: 8 Hilarious Sesame Street Pop Culture Parodies

Ah, Sesame Street: Making television for toddlers palatable to adults since 1969. Not only did it revolutionize educational television, but perhaps even more impressively, it made sure that the parents, teachers, babysitters, and other adults watching the show with their favorite three-year-olds wouldn’t go crazy from its inanity. And what exactly is it about the show that makes it so amazing, however old or young you are? Its pop culture references. Little kids may not know who Isaiah Mustafa is, but their parents certainly do. Let’s take a look at some of Sesame Street’s best pop culture parodies, shall we? You just might learn something yourself! More »

Infographic: Are You the Crime Show Killer?

Infographic: Are You the Crime Show Killer?

Drawing from such classic procedurals as Law & Order, CSI, NCIS, and Murder, She Wrote, Alex Leo came up with this handy guide to guessing who the perp is in the first twenty minutes. Start with one of the middle four questions.

You know which show fits this perfectly? Bones! Every time I recognize an actor — and thanks to my childhood spent reading Entertainment Weekly, I recognize a lot of actors — I know that s/he did it. Every time… More »

Are Crime-Based Television Shows Making Us Paranoid?

Are Crime-Based Television Shows Making Us Paranoid?

CSI, Law & Order, Cold Case, NCIS, Homicide: Life on the Street, America’s Most Wanted, COPS… Is it just me, or has there been an overabundance of crime-based television programming in recent years? Sure, crime makes for compelling drama; the whodunnit has been around for ages, and it always sells like hotcakes (which, it may be assumed, is pretty fast). But as with all media consumed by the public, there’s always a big ol’ question hovering over it: How is what we’re consuming affecting us in real life? Given what importance the United States places on the strength of its criminal justice system, this question is especially relevant in relation to all of this crime-based stuff TV inundates us with today. But how can we even begin to answer it? Some folks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an idea: why not conduct a study examining this very thing? More »

Video: Justin Bieber is a Terrorist On ‘CSI’

Video: Justin Bieber is a Terrorist On 'CSI'

Justin Bieber behind bars with a maniacal glint in his eyes: yesterday’s episode of CSI or fever dream we had last week? Justin’s well-publicized episode of the crime procedural aired last night, and Biebs turned out to be even more of a bad guy than we’d imagined! Justin plays a member of some sort of radical political group who ends up taking a turn for the terrorist. An excruciatingly adorably turn, of course. More »

Video: CSI’s First Justin Bieber Promo Proves Show Has Become Unnervingly Self-Aware

Video: CSI's First Justin Bieber Promo Proves Show Has Become Unnervingly Self-Aware

We weren’t aware that CSI was in on the joke of being the most ridiculous show on television, but as this new season promo shows, the writers are fully aware that they’ve exhausted every ridiculous plot device and character in TV history. But now the show about criminal forensic experts who sometimes deal with plushies and vampires (did I hear that right?) are bringing you…Justin Bieber. Have you jumped the shark, CSI? Do you even care? More »