I have a lot of spare time to think about things. These hours are primarily spent wasting away idly in a shitty job market while simultaneously avoiding the sweltering heatwave that seems to have enveloped us since last year.
Earlier this evening I went out for a walk, assuming it would be somewhat cool out. I was wrong. But that has nothing to do with this evening's post. I happened to be walking past a urine-soaked bus stop along Melrose (although "urine-soaked" is probably implied when referring to a bus stop on Melrose), when I happened upon a poster for the soon-to-be-canceled NBC sitcom Guys with Kids. To the unaware, this show is basically a TV adaptation of the 1983 movie Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. It will show these 30-something men struggling with such newfangled parenting activities as changing diapers and feeding toddlers.
If all this doesn't sound like a compelling "been there, done that" sitcom, there's one more element of unoriginality to this future entry in the TV scrap heap. And that is its promo poster. The main characters, played by Anthony Anderson and two guys I've never heard of, look slick in with their shades and their infant-stuffed Baby Bjorns.
But then I started thinking...where have I seen this before?
Oh right. A sleepy little indie film called The Hangover.
Keep up the good work NBC. You never fail to fail to impress.