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Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: 2012 Season Premieres Advance Review

Childrens Hospital  and  NTSF:SD:SUV::  return to Adult Swim tonight, August 9th, in a back to back  set of season premieres. I had the opportunity  to screen a few of the new episodes  coming up this season, and if you’re a fan of the offbeat sense of humor that  Childrens Hospital  and  NTSF:SD:SUV::  are notorious for, I can report that tonight’s season premieres do not disappoint. Returning  for its fourth season,  Childrens Hospital  premieres with "The Boy With the Pancakes Tattoo," an episode that chronicles the insanity that takes over  Childrens Hospital  after an airborne amnesia pandemic spreads among the patients and staff. "The Boy With the Pancakes Tattoo" delivers a solid 11 minutes of hysterical panic, deadpan dialogue, and that beautiful  Childrens Hospital  idiocy that always gets me laughing out loud. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/08/09/childrens-hospital-and-ntsfsdsuv-season-premiere-advance-reviews/  

'Childrens Hospital': 'Party Down' Reunion Episode Review

Thursday's episode of the Adult Swim comedy "Childrens Hospital" is titled "Party Down." If that sounds like blatant thievery of the defunct cult sitcom of the same name, which Starz cruelly canceled in 2010 after two seasons, it is entirely intended, given that the long-awaited "Party Down" cast reunion occurs in the episode's final minutes. The plot revolves around the bar mitzvah of Ron Marino's Dr. Glenn Ritchie, a fellow who, despite somehow being denied that rite of passage in his youth, identifies himself as a Jew so strongly that he says things like: "Being a Jew is fantastic. We have big hands. We kick ass at math. And we can lift three times our body weight." Read More... //www.thewrap.com/column-post/childrens-hospital-party-down-reunion-episode-review-30448

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “Party Down” Advance Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "Party Down " Season 3, Episode  13 – I was lucky enough to catch a sneak peek at this week’s much anticipated "Party Down" episode of  Childrens Hospital . Although the guest appearances by Martin  Starr, Lizzy Caplan and Ryan Hansen are brief, they are worth the wait for fans of the cancelled Starz series,  Party Down . Of course, this is still an episode of  Childrens  Hospital  and the plot revolves around the usual hospital staff doing their usual non-hospital things. This time, Valerie discovers that Glenn has never had a bar mitzvah  of his own, so she takes it upon herself to throw him the greatest bar mitzvah a boy could imagine. As Glenn prepares for his overdue rite of passage, he is forced to confront his long time nemesis, Rabbi Jewy McJewJew, who has come to  Childrens Hospital  to help Valerie with the details of the bar mitzvah. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/08/25/childrens-hospital-party-down-advance-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “The Chet Episode” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "The Chet Episode" Season 3, Episode 12 – I had been looking forward to this episode of  Childrens Hospital  since Chet made me laugh so much last week with his creepy paramedic ways. I was expecting this week’s episode to be centered around Chet’s Chief-stalking habits, but instead I got an episode of  Childrens Hospital  that was totally brilliant and honestly, a little bit depressing. This episode gave Chet a character depth that I wasn’t anticipating. He wasn’t just a weirdo stalker who harassed the Chief with his frightening pick up lines. He’s an insecure, slightly crazy, middle-aged man who is bullied by everyone on the  Childrens Hospital  staff despite being smarter than the lot of them. To get an idea of how low on the social totem pole this "sick person delivery boy" is at Childrens Hospital , even Sy gets to pick on him. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/08/19/childrens-hospital-the-chet-episode-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “The Night Shift” Advance Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "The Night Shift" Season 3, Episode  11 – I got a sneak peek at this week’sepisode of  Childrens Hospital  where we get to see the seedy underbelly of  Childrens  Hospital  after hours. With Dr. Velam Geza (Nick Kroll) as their guide, the staff learns the ropes of running the ward after dark. Since this is an advance review, I won’t spoil any of the punch lines or give away any significant plot details, but I can comfortably say that this episode is loaded with a heavy dose of that twisted humor that only  Childrens Hospital  knows how to deliver. Blake’s adversary and twin brother , Sir Tinkle Button (Paul Scheer), returns to  Childrens Hospital  and leaves a trail  of emotional destruction in his wake. Paul Scheer does a great job as a bully  in clown paint and the scenes featuring Blake and Tinkle Button are among my favorite of the episode. Blake’s naivete is played up in a number of unusual circumstances and it made me laugh every time. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/08/11/childrens-hospital-the-night-shift-advance-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “Munch By Proxy” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "Munch By Proxy" Season 3, Episode 10 – This week on  Childrens Hospital  we were introduced to Owen’s secret wife and their newborn child. Owen’s wife, Kelly, played by an adorable and hilarious Alicia Silverstone, comes into  Childrens Hospital  to have their child treated by the professionals for a mysterious disease. The hospital staff is shocked to discover that Owen had been keeping his secret family hidden from them this whole time. I loved the bickering in the early part of the episode between Owen and Kelly. Kelly truly believes that Owen is too much of an incompetent idiot to be a doctor, and she suggests that at best he might be a veterinarian or a massage therapist. Just to "prove his a-hole wife" that he is a doctor, Owen meets with a team of  Childrens Hospital  experts and tries to solve the mystery of his baby’s illness. He doesn’t even know his kid’s name, but this isn’t about the baby, it’s about proving his wife wrong. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/08/05/childrens-hospital-munch-by-proxy-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “A Play In Three Acts” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "A Play In Three Acts" Season 3, Episode 9 – After all the places  Childrens Hospital  has gone this season to deliver layer  upon layer of absurd spoof, I really hadn’t considered theater to be the next obvious target. I’m not a huge theater buff myself, but I’m familiar enough with "Our Town" and with theater in general to be amazed by how brilliant this particular parody was. There was an emptiness in the audio  that felt like all the lines were actually being delivered on a stage and the cast worked around the set the same way they would have if they had been performing this in front of a live theater audience. At the very beginning, I was so mesmerized by the rhythm of their dialogue and by how different this  Childrens Hospital  was from every episode that had come before it that I had to stop and replay a couple scenes because I realized I had missed some major punch lines. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/07/29/childrens-hospital-a-play-in-three-acts-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “Father’s Day” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "Father’s Day" Season 3, Episode 7 – The recap that opened this week’s episode of  Childrens Hospital  seemed vaguely familiar. The tone and pacing of the intro reminded me of the introductions for  Soap  and  Glee  but I don’t think it was a spot on parody of either of those intros. The  Childrens Hospital  intro ended with "All this and more on this week’s  Childrens Hospital " and not the "Confused? You won’t be after this week’s episode of  Soap ," or the "And that’s what you missed, on  Glee !" so I’m still not 100% sure if that’s what they were even imitating. I thought  it leaned a little more towards the Soap intro but maybe it was just supposed to be an allusion to both shows. I suppose it doesn’t matter what they were trying to do, because it ended up being comical anyway. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/07/15/childrens-hospital-fathers-day-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “The 70s Episode” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "The 70s Episode " Season 3, Episode 6 – After a reference to the 70s era of Childrens Hospital  last season, we finally get to see a complete, long lost episode that was "produced on January 14,1976? and "taped in front of a live studio audience" but never aired because the network deemed the episode "objectionable." As if their ridiculous hair, wide collared shirts , vintage looking set and bright yellow title font didn’t already make it clear that the episode was shot in the 70s, the episode opened with a barrage of topical subjects and phrases  ranging from "the energy crisis" to "baseball mustache." I liked the brief moment with Dr. Childrens in the hospital introducing Chief  as the senior  Childrens Hospital  Candy Striper. I was totally not expecting the revelation that she was 100% Choctaw Indian and that is the reason everyone at  Childrens Hospital  calls  her "Chief." She’s obviously come a long way since her Candy Striper days in the 70s. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/07/08/childrens-hospital-the-70s-episode-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL “Nip/Tug” Review

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL  "Nip/Tug" Season 3, Episode 5 – One of the big developments in this episode is that  Childrens Hospital  is actually set in Brazil and staffed entirely by American  expatriates (well, at least it was this week.) The massive shots of the Brazilian  city scape as Glenn and Owen mundanely chatted were not only gorgeous, but were the punch line for the entire brilliant gag that one might argue was set up in the season opener when we saw Lola  running through the streets of Southern California. Dr. Tugg is the incredible  pediatric plastic  surgeon who is able to turn average children into Sarah Hyland look-a-likes and is "better than gooder with the ladies." He inadvertently makes waves among the  Childrens Hospital  staff as a result of his irresistible sexual presence. I loved the effect Dr. Tugg had on Glenn and Owen, inciting their jealousy and eventually befriending them by being bros  on a mission for a huge surgery induced high. Seth Morris is credited as the hilarious Dr. Tugg, and if I’m not mistaken, he also played Dr. Nate Schacter, Blake’s clown race rival, in earlier  Childrens Hospital seasons. My favorite Tugg moment is a toss up between the scene where he describes the surgical process in detail to his patient’s mother and Cat who are immediately seduced by his gory sexual innuendo, and his final scene where he gives a speech consisting mostly of words that rhyme with his name. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/07/01/childrens-hospital-niptug-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader