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David Cross in Making America Great Again (Photo: Gary Miller/Netflix) David Cross in Making America Great Again ...

I was trying to think of another comic who had his own theme song, but the only other example I could find was Larry The...

Vote early, vote often: 19 rigged elections in popular culture

And it wasn't just people, either: To the horror of true-blue liberal Lisa, one of the fraudulent votes is attributed to her late cat, Snowball...

Barbie is embarking on a new career as a game developer

(blog) (blog)It's always weird to me that the Gawker family of sites are aggressively left wing, in a dickish sort of way, and yet...

Politics was not the satirical target of That's My Bush!

The result was That's My Bush!, a family sitcom starring the nation's First Family, and a workplace farce set in the Oval Office, starring the...

lr: Bradley Whitford, Anthony Mackie, Ray Wise, Bryan Cranston (HBO)

(blog) (blog)... shown being argued in the film have been overturned by the Supreme Court; where there is the very real prospect for contentious...

Maria Bamford (Photo: Netflix)

New I Love Lucy Superstar Special (CBS, 8 p.m., Friday): CBS knows its demographic, that's for sure, though airing this 1955 Lucy two-parter (co-starring John...

Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, Drake (NBC) Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, Drake (NBC)

Doing double duty for the second time, Drake, much like last time, proved an eager, agreeable host. If he's no Timberlake in the host-musical guest...

After The Birdcage, Hollywood shoved gay comedies back in the closet

While TV is undergoing a queer renaissance—with shows like Orange Is the New Black, Modern Family, and American Horror Story—the film industry has become more...

Salt Lake City theater punished for mixing alcohol and Deadpool

That's the lesson that a Salt Lake City theater named Brewvies recently learned when it had the nerve to serve alcohol during a screening of...

The AV Club's 2016 Spring Holiday Movie Guide

Plus, doesn't a man who lost two presidential elections sound precisely like the sort of likable liberal loser that the Coens love to build movies...

America will love Heintje: 11 failed English-language crossovers

And though he's long since returned to being Akvarium's sole constant member, he never cut his ties with the English-speaking world, enlisting like-minded Westerners (including...

The year in outrage: 24 times 2015 totally lost its shit

If Donald Trump is the manifestation of every poorly fact-checked chain letter American conservatives have forwarded over the past decade, then The Fat Jew is...

Frank Capra depicted America as a happy madhouse in You Can't Take It With You

(blog) (blog)In the decade that followed, starting with Mr. Smith, the director would be drawn more and more to the idea that the world...

Tom Welling (Photo: Warner Bros. Television and The WB). Tom Welling (Photo ...

film division vetoed the project to explore a successful rebooted film franchise, Smallville reconfigures the future Superman's life as a genre-bending tale about young people...

The many spins on “Like A Rolling Stone,” from Bob Marley to Green Day

(Producer Scott Litt says that when the take was over, Dylan just said, “You guys rehearse much?” and then ... In the case of Charlie...

The arguments against Idris Elba playing James Bond are bullshit

It was Dr. No's director, Terence Young, who was the spiritual prototype of the urbane and sophisticated film version of 007. ... James Bond endures...

Watch as magicians Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell...disappear!

A.V. Club DC - The AV ClubA.V. Club DCShe will say that last week's episode was the best yet—she'll definitely say that. Also looking back...

Jen Kirkman on leather pants and real America

I was really doing a lot of short-story shows then, where you write a short story that's supposed to be funny, almost like a “David...

David Cronenberg on his incest-heavy Hollywood satire, Maps To The Stars

Actress Havana (played with a perfect lack of modesty by Julianne Moore) attempts to reboot her fading career while being haunted by her dead starlet...

10 episodes of real people in a real town with real feelings from Parks And ...

(blog) (blog)Despite the early casting of one-time Office player Rashida Jones, and the involvement of Office personnel including showrunner Greg Daniels, writer Michael Schur,...

30 Rock: “The C Word” / “Hard Ball”

Liz Lemon doesn't detail why she loves cursing in “The C Word,” but I could hazard some guesses. Curse words just sound funny. Curse words...

Dan Lauria on The Wonder Years, Vince Lombardi, and stroking his mop handle

AVC: Scott Bakula said even in the late '80s, he remembered meeting with agents in L.A. and having them say of the musical he was...

Introducing Go For It Bot, the next innovation in football-strategy automatons

They're probably too conservative on other downs, too, but nobody cares because there isn't a cute robot to document the phenomenon. I like that Fourth...

2014 Fall TV preview: The AV Club calls the shots (part 1)

Madam Secretary has the look and feel of a latter-day The West Wing—but instead of walking-and-talking and a barely disguised liberal agenda, the new series...

Outlander and The Knick make history cool again

L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin (Showtime, 9 p.m., Friday): Showtime documents the lives of lesbians living in the conservative Deep South. The film comes...

That '70s Show took TV adolescence down into the basement (where it belongs)

While colleagues like Conan O'Brien, George Meyer, and Jon Vitti went west with The Simpsons (and then O'Brien returned to 30 Rock to reinvent Late...

Banshee wails, as another season ends

TV CLUB CLASSIC The X-Files (Saturday, 1 p.m.): This week, Todd VanDerWerff's inner conservative Christian recoils from the notion of God looking a lot like...