Jean-Ralphio Saperstein’s Top 26 Funniest Quotes From Parks and Rec


Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, played by actor Ben Swartz on the show Parks and Recreation is arguably TV’s most lovable douche-bag.
He’s the worst, he’s irresponsible, and he regularly scams insurance companies. On the plus side, he can get you access to the illest clubs, he will create a tiny go-cart for your grandma, and he’s the source of some of the show’s most hilarious quotes.

Here’s what we think are Jean-Ralphio’s top 26 funniest quotes from Parks and Rec in order of greatness.

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Watch the 10 Greatest Ren and Stimpy Show Episodes in Order

10 Greatest Ren and Stimpy Show Episodes

The Ren and Stimpy Show is easily one of the best cartoons ever made. At its peak in 1992, I was in second grade. I had a friend who watched it regularly. I, however, had “a mother who loved me” (her words), and as soon as she saw 30 seconds of the show, banned it from our household. It makes sense when you consider I was seven and seeing scenes like this one:

Luckily, my grandparents lived in the same town and either ignorance or years of experience made them less heavy-handed on the Ren and Stimpy restrictions. So every chance I got, I would head to my grandparents around the time Ren and Stimpy was on and watch there.

At the time, I thought that it was the funniest thing in the universe. To this day, I can’t help laughing at the disgusting, absurdist humor.

So to help you guys appreciate it as much as my 7-year old self does, here are the 10 greatest episodes from worst to best…

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This 3-Minute Scene Definitively Proves that Dr. Who is the Greatest Show Ever

Van Gogh Meets 2010

For better or worse, TV is one of the the primary ways our culture examines itself. So when a seemingly benign piece of TV writing helps us process what it means to live, it’s a treasure.

I was browsing Reddit recently when I came across this post on /r/television. Now, up until I read this post, I was a marginal fan of Dr. Who. I understood what it was and how it worked. I even appreciated it. But I had really only seen a handful of episodes, and I wasn’t ready to put it into the ranks of the greatest TV shows of all time.  But this scene and one comment on Reddit in particular changed all that. The writing for the scene is incredible. Read More

5 Patriotic TV Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

Leslie Knope for President

Hot dogs, hamburgers and Budweiser are great, but you can celebrate America this weekend without ever leaving your couch. Some might even argue that makes you more American. Here are five shows you can binge watch this weekend that will make you salute the television screen: Read More

5 Reasons an All-Girls School is Like Jail: My experience watching Orange is the New Black


1401x788-oitnb_cas_002_hWhen Netflix launched Orange is the New Black in July 2013, my Facebook feed was taken over by quadruples of “you MUST watch this show” and “it TOOK OVER MY LIFE” posts. I decided to defy the aggressive caps-lock users and instead re-watch New Girl for the third time.

Then I read Lauren Morelli’s article on her experience being a first-time staff writer on the show, and it struck me that this show was important to her beyond her job, but as a woman.

I knew already that I would like it. Maybe I would even love it and rewatch it immediately. But her article made me wonder if it would mean something to me as an alumna of a women’s college.

…Which I loved, by the way. I should make that clear. A women’s college is not literally like jail. For one, I paid (and am still paying) handsomely to attend my college, and they’re in jail for free. Ba-dum-cha.

There is definitely something special about an environment where only women are living and working together that is difficult to describe, let alone put down on paper and translate into a television show. And continuously, OITNB has captured those details.OITNB_Together

For instance, how all friendship and politics revolve around the cafeteria and those who run it.

This authentic point of view makes sense, since Piper Kerman, the author of the book the show is based on, and the inspiration for the main character, is a women’s college grad herself – a Smith alumna.

She wrote in the memoir that the same “feminine ethos” was present in both institutions, which translates to “empathetic camaraderie and bawdy humor on good days.”

“Single-sex living has certain constants,” she said, “whether it’s upscale or down and dirty. At Smith College the pervasive obsession with food was expressed at candlelight dinners and at Friday afternoon faculty teas; in Danbury it was via microwave cooking and stolen food.”

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Netflix’s Marco Polo Season 2 Trailer… Finally.

Marco Polo Season 2 Trailer

Netflix is finally teasing us with Season 2 of Marco Polo – a Netflix exclusive show. Season 1 ended December 12, 2014 and cost Netflix $90 million to produce – probably why it took so long to nail down the second season. The show is carried by the screen presence of Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan, and fans have been anxiously awaiting this season since the end of 2014. Read More

Hulu Wants to Make Mindy Kaling your BFF. Here’s Why You Should Let Them…

Mindy Project on Hulu

Every time a great show is cancelled, it’s gut-wrenching.

Reading the headline, “Fox Cancels The Mindy Project” the drop in my stomach suddenly swung up again when the following words were, “…Hulu might save.”

Sweet relief. I swear, I will be in one of those dumb Hulu commercials where people talk about how a TV show has been a meaningful part of their lives. I was so incredibly happy that such a great and intelligent show was saved — Hulu just announced, it will be picking up The Mindy Project for 26 episodes. Read More

The 5 Coolest DIY TV Antenna Plans Anyone Can Build


DIY TV Antenna plans abound on the internet. Most of them are variations on the original Gray-Hoverman design. And while it has proven to be very effective in many instances, it lacks a certain cool-factor. And really, cool-factor is what you should be shopping for in an antenna anyway. Mainly because most antennas work pretty well across the board.

To that end, here are 5 of the coolest DIY TV antenna plans we found. Just click on the images to see the plans…

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Web TV Shows are Better than Network TV Shows. Here’s Why…

Chris Rock on Steve Buschemi's Web TV Show - Park Bench.

Something I never thought I would say came out of my mouth recently: “Thanks, but I’ve got too many shows to watch as it is.”

Like most people in their mid-twenties with little disposable income and principles that extend as far as a deeply rooted hatred for cable companies, I ditched cable. So what this really means is:

I watch more shows than ever now, and it is crippling. I’m a fat kid, and online shows are my cake. I have a Roku outfitted with Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO Go, Amazon Prime and Crackle. I even have the Blockbuster On Demand app, and no idea what to do with it.

Ditching cable and focusing online is a license for accessing better quality shows. Shows that take risks networks won’t. Shows that don’t obsess over surveys and polls that hog tie it creatively before it has a chance to be weird or unique.

Here’s why you should take a chance and focus online:

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