R.I.P. Life In Hell.
After exploring a world populated by “anthropomorphic rabbits and a pair of gay lovers” for over 30 years, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is putting down his pen and ending his highly acclaimed comic strip, “Life in Hell.”
The last “Life in Hell,” Groening’s 1,669th strip, was released on Friday, June 15. For the next four weeks, editors will have their choice of strips from Groening’s extensive archive before they close up shop in July on Friday the 13, which seems oddly appropriate.
“I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off,” Groening, 58, said by email.
Jared Leto’s Jordan Catalano may have been My So-Called Life’s resident heartthrob, but we won’t complain about how Brian Krakow, the needier third of Angela Chase’s love triangle, turned out. The man behind the curly, blond mop was Devon Gummersall, who appeared inIndependence Day and went on to roles on Felicity and the short-lived Roswell and The Fugitivearound the turn of the millennium, along with acting in a slew of movies whose names you probably wouldn’t recognize. In 2002, you could find him in the film adaptation of The Anarchist Cookbook, followed by a whole lot of TV guest spots and recurring roles on The L Word andDrop Dead Diva. More recently, he’s been known to show up on Man-Teen, a web series about “the misadventures of a thirty-five year old teenager as he battles the conventions of ‘modern’ society.”
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This week saw the 30th Anniversary of the original release of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. But did you know that it almost wasn’t Reese’s Pieces that would be used to lure that cute alien around?
The original candy that they had planned to use were M&M’s, but according to this 1982 Time magazine clipping, M&M/Mars wouldn’t give permission for their product to be included in the film.
Willy Wonka’s Watermelon