Not a Father’s Day Website

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The writers of How I Met Your Mother have done it with notafathersday.com. Barney(Neil Patrick Harris) was excellent in the episode “Not a Father’s Day” (it reminded me a lot of Scrubs, when Jordon told Dr. Cox that she was not pregnant and he went running through the streets screaming with excitement). The Who’s Not Your Daddy shirt’s and other merchandise was priceless. And the cheerleader effect was well thought out and so very true… I’m still pretty confused about the actually date we need to celebrate, is it November 10th?

Still… it’s an excellent use of off t.v. show marketing, you gotta love when shows do that. Check out the site, notafathersday.com; buy a who’s NOT Your Daddy shirt; or just re-watch the show..quite legendary. To encourage you to visit the site here is my favorite not a father’s day postcard from there:

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Top 25 Television One Liners Insults

old_televisionBack in February of 2008, Radio Times came up with a list of their 25 favorite tv show one liners.  I know I miss things but this one bears repeating. Also notice that Scrub’s Dr. Cox (John McGinley) made the list at #20. I think he has had better insults but they usually fit in the “rant” column. Enjoy.


1. Basil Fawlty, John Cleese, Fawlty Towers

Sybil: “Don’t shout at me, I’ve had a difficult morning.”

Basil: “Oh dear, what happened? Did you get entangled in the eiderdown again? Not enough cream in your éclair? Hmm? Or did you have to talk to all your friends for so long that you didn’t have time to perm your ears?”

2. Mrs Merton, Caroline Aherne, The Mrs Merton Show

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the Music that makes the show

I seem to have very…well let’s call them “particular” taste in Television Shows. I always have..don’t know why, then again maybe I’m just unique…like everyone else.

Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother… I am aware that is not a sentence but work with me here. Scrubs has been one of my favorite shows since Season 1. And it’s not just because of the style of the show of the fact that often I think of myself as Dr. Cox…well except that I didn’t do that whole Medical School thing. It’s the music, the soundtrack of the show. Some of my current favorite songs/artist I have found because of Scrubs or HIMYM.

I have posted countless comments on sites and forums asking about songs I didn’t know from a show. Well. At least for these two shows this isn’t really necessary anymore…why? Because someone else is doing it for you. How nice of them eh?

For Scrubs my choice is here. MOPNT does a great job of breaking up the songs and describing the moment that they happened in the show.

For How I Met Your Mother my choice is have you met ted? (HYMT). His music page can be found here. Now while it is not quite as comprehensive or up to date (hint, hint) as MOPNT, HYMT is a great resource for finding the name of that song you just can’t seem to get out of your head after watching the show.

Cheers and Thanks to “My Own Personal ‘Net Thing” and “have you met ted?” for helping me fill up my iPod on a weekly basis.

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