Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Comeback

Has anyone seen Lisa Kudrow in "The Comeback?" It played on HBO about 6 months ago and has already been cancelled after only one season.

Which is too bad -- cuz it is brilliant.

She plays an late 80's/early 90's TV star (her hit show was called "I'm It.") who is getting a second chance (a comeback if you will). She has been cast as Aunt Sassy in a new sitcom called "Room and Bored." And while she is filming that show, she is also filming a reality show chronicling her comeback.

Despite its cancellation, Lisa Kudrow still got an emmy nod for best actress in a comedy. And well-deserved too.

Here is a pic of her as Aunt Sassy in "Room and Bored":


Anonymous Sara said...

I love love loved this show. I thought I was the only one. So smart and good.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You see a box of puppies, I see Korean Barbeque!
-Chris M

5:24 PM  
Blogger John Hannes said...

I LURVED this show. Really. I couldn't wait to watch it every week and held a vigil when they cancelled it. Luckily I work at a place that has the series on DVD for sale, so...I suppose I'll be watching that soon enough.

Short time listener, first time commenter...

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. Madonna totally stole her hair-do for Confessions. And in one scene in a later episode, Lisa Kudrow's character is wearing a purple top that I swear inspired Madonna's entire look for the last album and tour. I don't need to see that!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

i totally agree with you anonymous. madonna stole valerie cherish's look.

and I LOVE valerie's catch-phrase: "I Don't Need To See That."

6:31 AM  
Blogger BIDDLEBM06 said...

I don't need to see that!! The scene where she is practicing that line over and over and over and the scene is shot from above and the cake - so funny - i've always said lisa kudro really is the one who is going to last long term from the friends cast - brilliant!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

It started as "Note to self: I don't need to see that!"
And the priceless bad delivery followed by the "studio audience" eating it up...well, it sealed my love for this show.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous erik said...

seriously, this show is pure genius. i don't know why it was canceled, although i don't know where it could have gone after the first season. it was totally brilliant.

i'm so glad i bought the DVDs so i can watch it all again. if lisa kudrow doesn't get an emmy, i'll be really angry.

remember the scene when she was talking about the scoliosis brace and how she couldn't be on the soccer team and started crying? that's genius acting.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I thought this show was so bold, so different, and just so funny (once I learned to embrace the cringe). It's a shame HBO was not more patient and give it time to develop an audience. This show was such a cut above what's on TV. I can't wait until my DVD arrives.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Brett A. Bumgarner said...

this show was incredible. brilliant acting.

10:47 AM  

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