Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Is no one going to mention Jerry Lewis?

Jordin Sparks sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" beautifully and no one remembers that this is the song Jerry Lewis always performs at the end of his telethon. America, it's like I don't even know you.

But Zap2It does get points for realizing it's a Rodgers and Hammerstein selection from Carousel. Well done sir! That's what I like about Zap2It's Daniel Fienberg. While Television Without Pity can occasionally toss out a good line -- "Blake is wearing probably his most awesome outfit in the history of Blakeology, and sings 'Imagine' by John Lennon, because he is a pothead" -- I always prefer the more knowledgeable critiques of Fienberg, one of the few recappers out there who can so deftly blend Mod Squad callbacks with classical mythology. This line is my favorite: "Melinda couldn't have burst from Simon's head any more fully formed."

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