Television Without Pity

By Tara Ariano; Sarah D. Bunting
(Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781594741173, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

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Description

Shut Up, TV!
 
In Television Without Pity, the founders of the popular TV-recap Web site TelevisionWithoutPity.com pay snarky tribute to 752 of the shows, characters, actors, clichés, plot devices, memorable moments, and catchphrases that make watching TV such a guilty pleasure.
 
Topics include:
 
     •  America’s Next Top Model
     •  Bad Sitcoms Starring Good Comedians
     •  Celebrity Poker Showdown
     •  Clichéd Portrayals of Senior Citizens
     •  “Denise Huxtable”
     •  Intrusive Neighbors
     •  Iron Chef
     •  Lifetime movies
     •  MasterCard “Priceless” Campaign
     •  MTV
     •  Musical Montages
     •  The People’s Court
     •  “Sha la la la!”
     •  Sitcom Reunion Movies
     •  Saved by the Bell
     •  Talking CGI Animals and Babies in Commercials
     •  TV Weddings
     •  “Urkel”
     •  and so much more!




About the Author

Tara Ariano (screen name “Wing Chun”) and Sarah D. Bunting (screen name “Sars”) are the founders of TelevisionWithoutPity.com. Tara is the coauthor of Hey! It’s That Guy! (Quirk, 2005), and more of Sarah’s work can be seen at TomatoNation.com.

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