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Farewell to a Hellfire Club Inspiration

This is Foggy Ruins of TIme, a feature that provides the cultural context behind certain comic book characters/behaviors. You know, the sort of then-topical references that have faded into the “foggy ruins of time.” To wit, twenty years from now, a college senior watching episodes of “Seinfeld” will likely miss a lot of the then-topical pop culture humor (like the very specific references in “The Understudy” to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal).

Reader Bruce P. wrote in to note the passing of a major British pop culture icon who also ended up playing a major role in the introduction of the Hellfire Club!
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Supergirl Recap: Rude Awakening

Supergirl Recap: Rude Awakening
Monday’s Supergirl introduced us to our second favorite blue-skinned television character named Brainy. (Sorry, but Smurfs always come first at TVLine.)

“Brainy,” as it turns out, is Mon-El and Imra’s nickname for Brainiac 5, the third member of the Legion of Super-Heroes tasked with entering Kara’s subconscious and waking the Girl of Steel from her Reign-induced coma. As a defense mechanism, Kara’s brain concealed her in her safe place, a recreation of the enormous loft she somehow manages to afford on a junior reporter’s salary.

Kara tried all the usual tricks — super strength to pull the door off its hinges,
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Jerry Seinfeld Under Fire for ‘Bombing’ Joke About Israeli Airbase Visit

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Jerry Seinfeld Under Fire for ‘Bombing’ Joke About Israeli Airbase Visit
Jerry Seinfeld’s latest stab at humor doesn’t appear to be flying with a lot of people on social media. The former “Seinfeld” star caught heat on his Twitter account Tuesday, after posting a wisecrack about his recent visit to an airbase in Israel. “Jerry Seinfeld At Israel’S Ramon Airbase With The Israeli Air Force,” a tweet from Seinfeld’s Twitter account proclaimed Tuesday morning, along with a link to a story about the visit. Also Read: Jerry Seinfeld Slammed for 'Black's Life Matters' Tweet The tweet also included the line, “Bombing. World of difference between them and me.” While the line was an evident reference...
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‘South Park’ and ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Were Hulu’s Most-Watched Shows In 2017

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Hulu may be part of the new digital streaming revolution, but both of its most-popular series have been airing for two decades. According to the service, “Law & Order: Svu” was the most-watched drama on Hulu in 2017, while “South Park” was the top comedy.

Based on hours watched, all three of Hulu’s top comedies in 2017 were animated: “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” were right behind “South Park.” On the drama side, right behind “Svu” was another NBC series, “This Is Us,” and Hulu’s Emmy-winning original, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The Hulu tally was revealed just days after it picked up more kudos for “Handmaid’s” at the Golden Globes, where the show won for Best TV Drama Series and Best Actress in a TV Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss).

Read More:Most-Watched Television Networks: Ranking 2017’s Winners and Losers

It was a transformative year for Hulu, and not just because
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Yes, There’s a Real Show Called “Dr. Pimple Popper”

We all remember the episode of “Seinfeld” when Jerry refers to the Dermatologist he is dating as “Dr. Pimple Popper, MD” only to find out she has saved lives with early detection of skin cancer. Well,yes, there is a show called “Dr. Pimple Popper”. TLC debuted the show on January 3. The show follows Dr. Sandra Lee a dermatologist as she helps diagnose and treat patients. Dr. Lee has become popular for her YouTube dermatology videos. Here are five things you didn’t know about “Dr. Pimple Popper”. Who is Dr. Sandra Lee? Sandra Lee’s parents are from Singapore and Malaysia.

Yes, There’s a Real Show Called “Dr. Pimple Popper”
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The Best of Kramer in Seinfeld Season 5

Kramer from Seinfeld was the one guy that pretty much drew applause every time he burst into the room. It didn’t matter what his reason was for being there as he just about fell through the door, it’s the fact that he was there in the first place. He could have been just stopping by to say hello or coming to say something urgent, he was there with a purpose. And yet if you really look at the character he was just as much of a mess internally and externally as anyone else on the show. His fashion sense was

The Best of Kramer in Seinfeld Season 5
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Interview, Audio: Illeana Douglas on Directors & Female Spirit

Chicago – The acting career of Illeana Douglas began with director Martin Scorsese and flourished in her first lead role for “Grace of My Heart” (1996). She is best known today for hosting the “Trailblazing Women” series on Turner Classic Movies, and in Part Three of a three part interview with HollywoodChicago.com, she talks about feminism, the essence of directors she has worked for, plus her grandmother Helen Gahagan, the third female Congress representative in U.S. history.

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Gregory Douglas, the son of 1930s movie star Melvyn Douglas (Helen Gahagan was his wife). She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her grandfather on the set of “Being There” (1979). After high school she moved to New York City to pursue a career. She studied acting while working various jobs, and met Martin Scorsese while
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Interview, Audio: Illeana Douglas on Acting & the Film ‘Grace of My Heart’

Chicago – The acting career of Illeana Douglas began with director Martin Scorsese and flourished in her first lead role for “Grace of My Heart” (1996). She is best known today for hosting the “Trailblazing Women” series on Turner Classic Movies, and in Part Two of a three part interview with HollywoodChicago.com, she talks about her approach as an actor and how early influences defined that style.

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Gregory Douglas, who was the son of 1930s movie star Melvyn Douglas. She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her grandfather on the set of “Being There” (1979). After high school she moved to New York City to pursue a career. She studied acting while working various jobs, and met Martin Scorsese while he was editing “The Last Temptation of Christ.” She made her film debut in
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Interview, Audio: Trailblazing Actress & Film Historian Illeana Douglas

Chicago – Long before 2017, the year of notable recognition for women filmmakers, the actress, producer and author Illeana Douglas launched the film series “Trailblazing Women” on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in 2015. Her goal was to achieve recognition for the pioneering efforts of women in early film history and beyond.

“Trailblazing Women” had its third season in October of 2017, and again Douglas was the host. She has been an advocate for women throughout her show business career, besides having the ancestry cache of her grandfather – Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas – who was a movie star and character actor from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Actress/Author Illeana Douglas in Chicago

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Melvyn Douglas’ son Gregory and his wife Joan. She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her
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Hugh Jackman Reveals Why He Decided To Retire Wolverine After Logan

After 17 years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman decided to say goodbye to the most famous role of his career for good, making Logan his final outing as the Adamantium X-Man. It must have been a tough decision to exit such an acclaimed, iconic part, but the actor believed that it was the right time to go, and it turns out the impetus for the career move came from a very unlikely source.

While talking to Variety, Jackman reiterated a story you might have heard back when he was promoting Logan. The Australian star once met up with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and took the opportunity to ask him why he decided to end his smash-hit sitcom Seinfeld after nine seasons. It was the comedian’s reply that inspired Jackman to make Logan his final X-Men movie, as Jerry told him:

“He said, ‘I’ve always believed, you should never spend everything
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Senator Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus With ‘The Airing of Grievances’

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is celebrating Festivus, the fictional non-commercial holiday popularized by TV’s Seinfeld. As required by tradition, Paul is doing an online “airing of grievances” about government waste, Washington politics, and a certain White House occupant with a penchant for tweeting. Festivus, for the uninitated, is celebrated each December 23 as a Christmas alternative. Created by Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) as an answer to treacly…
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Happy Festivus! Here’s the Story Behind Fake ‘Seinfeld’ Holiday (Video)

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Frank Costanza had a lot of problems with you people, but that didn’t make him unwilling to share Festivus with the masses. George’s dad on “Seinfeld” was so fed up with the commercialization of Christmas, he did the only thing a man could — the Queens native made up his own holiday, replacing the evergreen tree with a sturdy aluminum pole. And a “Festivus for the rest of us” was born, in the Jerry Stiller character’s words. But don’t let us ruin the classic NBC sitcom’s backstory telling for you — watch the video above. Also Read:
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The Spider-man: Homecoming Sequel Has a Great Placeholder Title

Before a film has an official title set in stone, the studios tend to have a placeholder title to use until finalizing the real title. The placeholder for Spider-Man: Homecoming was Summer of George in reference to George Constanza, the beloved Seinfeld character.

We've now learned from Omega Underground that the sequel for Spider-Man: Homecoming has a similar title of Fall of George. I think director Jon Watts has a thing for Seinfeld.

In addition to the working title, we have learned that the team is looking to start shooting in June 2018 in Atlanta. Are you excited about this sequel? I know I am. What should its final title be? I'm thinking Spider-Man: Prom.
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The 9 Best Holiday Episodes of '90s TV Shows

The 9 Best Holiday Episodes of '90s TV Shows
If you were a child of the 1990s, the holiday season meant buying glittery, lotion-based gifts at Bath & Body Works and Limited Too. It also meant actually enjoying candy canes, eggnog not giving you indigestion and – best of all – watching holiday episodes of your favorite shows, some age-appropriate and some, well, not.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit nine of the most quintessential holiday television episodes of the 1990s:

1. Rugrats, ‘The Santa Experience’

Nothing screams “The Holidays Are Here And Everything Is Joyous” louder than a Rugrats episode. The cartoon’s take on Christmas is particularly
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It Is What It Is, with The Jackass! Episode 119: Jackass Festivus 2017

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It’s another episode of It Is What It Is, and it’s a Festivus for the rest of us!

This week on IiWiIJA, B.C. has a packed show! He talks about what it was like winning the Etcw Heavyweight Championship! He also goes into his plans for Christmas week, and it’s Jackass Festivus! Which means it is time for the airing of grievances! What pissed off BC this year? Who won a copy of Seinfeld Season 9 on Bluray? All this, Box Office Predictions, and more on episode 119 of It Is What It Is with The Jackass!

Do you shop on Amazon? Then click here and bookmark it to help support the Jackass Nation Podcast channel. You won’t be donating, or paying anything more then you normally would, but by clicking the link, and buying your normal products at no extra charge, Amazon will kick back to the Jackass Nation.
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Here is One Second from Every Single Episode of Seinfeld

One second from every episode of Seinfeld is like a bloopers reel showing the beginning of every crazy moment on the show. This is one of those programs that you really need to be a fan of to get into otherwise it might be something you turn on just because there’s nothing else on. The type of humor it produced isn’t something I’d call high brow but it’s not entirely low brow either. It’s a subjective thing but it seems more middle of the road and born from desperation that comes from living in the city. It could mean I’m

Here is One Second from Every Single Episode of Seinfeld
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‘The Office’ Revival In the Works at NBC; Here’s Who Might Be Back

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‘The Office’ Revival In the Works at NBC; Here’s Who Might Be Back
The Office” may soon be back open for business. Insiders confirm a report, first revealed by TV Line, that NBC is developing an updated version of the hit comedy, which originally ran for nine seasons (from 2005 to 2013).

Greg Daniels, who developed the U.S. “The Office” based on the U.K. series from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, is behind the potential revival. (Coincidentally, Daniels was also kicking the tires on potentially bringing back another one of his old shows, “King of the Hill”).

Read More:‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Young Sheldon’ Predicted To Be TV’s Biggest New Hits, According To Fall Awareness Study

The “Office” revival would once again take place at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, and include some of the supporting cast from the original, coupled with new stars. Such a move would continue the evolution of the show, which brought in new stars to fill the
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David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017

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David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017
Words have always had great power, but over the course of the last year — a one of massive change and upheaval in Hollywood and the rest of the world — that old chestnut has never seemed more prescient. 2017 saw the rise of believing those who speak out, even if it hurts to hear, and plenty of the industry’s biggest voices had plenty to say. We talk to a lot of Hollywood’s brightest talents, about the projects which have inspired them most and the industry which at times supports, and at times hinders, their efforts to make their best work.

As individuals, we’re often blown away by their insights; in gathering them together, we end up with a portrait of a community of artists and creators who love their art and their industry, for better and for worse, and refuse to keep quiet about it.

Here are some of
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Contest: Win the Holiday Horror Film Better Watch Out on Blu-ray / DVD

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Santa Claus isn't the only one making house calls this holiday season... A Home Alone-esque take on the holiday horror subgenre, Chris Peckover's Better Watch Out is out now on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray Combo, and to celebrate the film's home media release, we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of Better Watch Out.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Better Watch Out Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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The Top Five Jason Alexander Yelling Scenes on Seinfeld

This is a different version of the Yelling Game since it’s all about Jason Alexander and it’s all about his role on Seinfeld. I’ll admit to gasps of disbelief and possible looks of derision that I was never a Seinfeld fan. I might have watched the show a time or two when there was nothing else on and caught a few episodes. My knowledge of the characters runs only so far and their psychoses are known only superficially to me but in some cases that seems like it might be enough. As far as George Costanza goes he’s a walking

The Top Five Jason Alexander Yelling Scenes on Seinfeld
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