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Good News: Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky Are Still Totally in Love

John Stamos revealed that the couple is still married in Fuller House

Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more excited for the upcoming Full House reboot, John Stamos went ahead and revealed some very exciting news: Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky are still going strong.

Stamos, who has already been sharing photos and news from the set, posted a picture on Instagram to reveal that love is not, in fact, dead (like we all thought):

Becky and Jesse together Forever. #FullerHouse. #Netflix

A photo posted by John Stamos (@johnstamos) on

Yes, those are Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse’s hands, wearing wedding bands, symbolizing eternal love. Lori Loughlin, who plays Becky, also posted the photo on Twitter.

Have mercy.

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Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust Comment Leaves Jon Stewart Literally Speechless

Urrrrgggghhhhhhhh

Jon Stewart usually spends each episode of The Daily Show trying to fit in as much as he can say about the day’s given topic, but when it came to a recent comment from presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, he took a wordless approach.

“[President Obama is] so naïve, he would basically trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven,” Huckabee said in a radio interview following the announcement of Obama’s deal with the Iranians.

Stewart responded to Huckabee’s controversial statements without uttering a single word. Instead, he acted out his response, recreating the movement of his cartoonishly beating heart and letting out a few frustrated cries, but never once using an actual word.

Watch Stewart’s silent movie-esque performance above.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Review: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Seems Like Old Times

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Saeed Adyani/Netflix Poehler and Cooper, back for the first day of camp.

They keep getting older, but their characters are slightly younger--and just as weirdly funny.

Even by the standards of today’s reboot/remake/remodel culture, there are enough layers of nostalgia in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (premieres on Netflix July 31) to rend the fabric of space-time. It’s a 2015 prequel to a 2001 movie, set in 1981. To watch this reunion-cum-origin-story, with its middle-aged original cast putting on teenage drag again, is to feel a tug of memory for the aughts and the ’90s heyday of MTV’s The State (which gave us co-writers Michael Showalter and David Wain) and the ’70s and ’80s camp comedies like Meatballs it lovingly spoofs. If this eight-episode series were any more dense with resonances across time, it would be directed by Terrence Malick and have a prologue involving dinosaurs.

Fortunately, as reminders of one’s inexorable mortality go, First Day of Camp is good fun. Like the original (set on the last day of summer camp), it’s a machine constructed of pop parodies and well-curated period references (“He’s a total fox, like a young Larry Wilcox!”) that conceals an actual beating heart. On top of the goofs of the movie–which mashed up sex farces and hijinks with a plot involving the crash of Skylab and a montage of a wild afternoon that ended in heroin abuse–it adds the absurdity of showing us the “history” of characters whom, after all, we last saw only one short camp season later.

Sometimes that means putting the denizens of Camp Firewood through far-fetched changes (as when we learn how H. Jon Benjamin came to voice a talking can of vegetables). Sometimes it means characters living through essentially the same plots they did in the movie. Hapless romantic Cooperberg (Showalter, donning an ’80s-kid hair helmet at age 45) is led on by another female counselor (this time played by Lake Bell); Molly Shannon’s Gail confides her grown-up love problems to precociously wise campers; Ken Marino’s secret virgin Kulak is still fronting as a Romeo. But at eight episodes (I’ve seen six), Wain and Showalter have the chance to layer in more outlandish subplots involving toxic waste, President Reagan and ’80s rock journalism. It’s an imitation of the film, but at least it’s not a pale one.

Like Netflix’s ur-revival, Arrested Development, First Day of Camp reunites nearly all of the original cast. (Reportedly, the reunions involved creative scheduling and some use of greenscreen, but the interactions among the characters don’t suffer much for it.) And it doesn’t stop there: Josh Charles, Rich Sommer and Kristen Wiig ham it up as toffs at the rich camp across the lake; John Slattery owns the screen as a bigshot theater director; and the many, many additional guests include Michael Cera, Jordan Peele and Jon Hamm. If you are an actor known for playing cameos in oddball comedies and you are not in First Day of Camp, you need a new agent or you are dead.

Reboots often run into an existential crisis: why this, why again, why now? But the original Wet Hot American Summer was an absurd lark to begin with, which makes “Because we can, and enough people had free days on their calendars” reason enough to justify the prequel. It’s possible for a project like this to substitute cameos for creativity (think of Will Ferrell and Wiig’s Lifetime movie A Deadly Adoption, whose chief attraction was that Ferrell and Wiig were in a Lifetime movie), and sometimes First Day of Camp is more knowing than funny. But the heart of its appeal is the oldest and most effective form of nostalgia: seeing how old pals have changed after all these years. Look, there’s Bradley Cooper–he’s a big movie star now! There’s Amy Poehler–she’s a comedy icon!

A little like Matthew McConaughey’s Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, they all keep getting older, but their characters stay the same age. (The exception, of course, is Paul Rudd, who will remain unmarked by time long after the sun has flared into a red giant.) But rather than seeming tired or sad, the age dissonance–which was already built into the original movie–is all part of the fun. You could imagine the crew presenting a new, age-idealized version of themselves every few years, like a goofier 7 Up series, or like your Facebook feed.

At one point, for instance, we learn that a certain character, played by a 41-year-old actress who was 27 when the original movie was released, is actually a 24-year-old impersonating a teenager. I won’t spoil who or why, but when she’s told that there’s no way she can pull off the ruse, she responds by simply turning around and mussing up her hair. She looks no different, and everyone acts like it’s a remarkable transformation.

That’s the hopeful, silly, sweet spirit of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp–you’re only as old as you say you are.

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See Tom Cruise Relive His Greatest Hits in a Lip Sync Battle on The Tonight Show

The 53-year-old actor still has the moves

Tom Cruise wooed the crowd on The Tonight Show by lip syncing ballads from two of his hit movies, Top Gun and Risky Business.

During a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon, Cruise effortlessly relived the opening chords of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll,” a song he famously danced to in his underwear during Risky Business.

Fallon and Cruise, who was on the show promoting his new Mission Impossible movie, proceeded to serenade a lucky audience member to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” harking back to what Cruise’s character Maverick did to Charlie in the 1986 film, Top Gun.

Watch the full battle below.

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See Will Ferrell Play for 10 MLB Teams in HBO’s Ferrell Takes the Field

'There's no doubt I turned some heads today'

Will Ferrell is no stranger to danger. But now the 47-year-old actor risks life and limb, or at least all of his dignity, as he hits the diamond —10 of them, actually—in the HBO docuspecial: Ferrell Takes The Field (Sept. 12, 10 p.m.). Yes, Ferrell played 10 positions for 10 different major league baseball teams at spring training this year—all for laughs and for charity. Click on the trailer below to see, how, as he says, he “brought passion to the field, dedication, ability and a lot of ignorance.”

This article orginally appeared on EW.com

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The Bachelorette Finale: Did Kaitlyn Choose Nick or Shawn?

KAITLYN BRISTOWE
Rick Rowell—ABC

Happily ever after?

Tonight Kaitlyn’s journey on The Bachelorette draws to a close, and as the preshow prompter asks, “Will Kaitlyn choose jealous Shawn or passionate, intense Nick,” which makes both of them sound like total duds. Will the show end in a proposal? A double dumping? Will she pull a Mesnick? Or some new iteration? Let’s find out.

Here’s what happened on The Bachelorette:

Kaitlyn’s Family Time: Kaitlyn meets her family in some anonymous mansion in a sunny clime. She tells her family that she’s in love, but admits in the interview that she may be in love with two men. She also told her family that the two finalists really hate each other and that she hooked up Nick. (Who tells their parents that?) While Kaitlyn begs her family to ignore everything they know about Nick from his last appearance on The Bachelorette, her wise mother Leslie pointed out that she shouldn’t have to completely discount her opinion of Nick from his time on Andi’s season, because it was a thing that happened.

Nick Meets the Family: Nick kindly/smartly brings wine and flowers to meet Kaitlyn’s happily blended family. First question out of Leslie’s mouth: Why are you here, Nick? Leslie should be fast-tracked to sainthood. Over lunch at some mystery mansion (it’s a rental, and I have the press release to prove it) Leslie admits that her opinion of Nick was not very flattering, which is when the producers cut to Kaitlyn saying that if her mother doesn’t like a guy, she’s out. For her one on one with Nick, Leslie strings together a group of unflattering adjectives about his behavior with Andi, and Nick just nods and smiles and says he loves Kaitlyn and only came on the show for her. Then he says about Kaitlyn, “It’s hard for her to open up” — and the fact that he said that with a straight face is a testament to Botox. Then Nick starts crying while asking Leslie for her daughter’s hand in marriage. And just like that, Leslie is Team Nick. Moms are silly like that. Kaitlyn’s sister Haley (Hailey? Halley? Halee?) just hopes that Nick is there for the right reasons, a line she was probably waiting the entire season to say.

Shawn Meets the Family: Shawn shows up to the rental in a button-up shirt that truly impresses Leslie, but despite his tucked-in shirt, she has a few questions for him. Specifically, she wants to know how Shawn is dealing with the fact that Kaitlyn and Nick hooked up. She wants to know how he will deal with jealousy in the outside world, because he didn’t do such a great job on the show. Shawn delivers some squishy answers and just keeps saying that he acted like that just because his feelings for Kaitlyn are so strong, which sounds like the noise a giant red flag makes when it’s waving over someone’s oversize head. For some reason, Kaitlyn’s sister Haley has decided that she’s fully Team Shawn. She claims it’s because she thinks Kaitlyn is good with him, but really it’s because she saw the last episode and knows that Shawn wears Spanx.

Bachelorette Milestone: Kaitlyn stares off into the middle distance before her final date with Nick.

Nick’s Final Date: Kaitlyn and Nick float their boat and stare into each others’ eyes and talk about how great it is that they are where they are. Presumably the editors cut the part where they wonder why they are on a catamaran off the coast of California instead of in Bali or Thailand or the Pearl Islands. What happened to your travel budget, show? As Kaitlyn gets ready for her dinner date, she tells that camera that “He goes there,” and there is no interest in finding out if that’s a euphemism. Nick shows up for their dinner in a fugly striped shirt unbuttoned to his nipple line and Kaitlyn takes a long sip of wine as she starts to question her taste in men. They head to the Fantasy Suite and Nick tells Kaitlyn that he has a present for her in the bedroom. Um, she already unwrapped that present and told her mom about it, Nick. Turns out it wasn’t that, but a poem. Why do so many Bachelorette contestants all insist on writing poems? Just buy her some Chipotle and give her a back massage, you weirdos. Kaitlyn tells the camera that she is in love with Nick.

Shawn’s Final Date: The happy couple canoodles in a winery, and Shawn casually asks her, “What else is going on?” And instead of talking about the Iran deal and the implications for Israel or an ingrown hair on her tush, Kaitlyn shrugs, “Nothing.” Then they stare awkwardly at each other for way too long. The uncomfortable date made Shawn question his relationship status, so for their final date, they just hang out on the couch in Shawn’s executive suite at the Long Beach Airport Marriott or wherever they stuck him. Kaitlyn interviews that “it was all her fault” that the date when badly. Don’t blame yourself, Kaitlyn, Shawn is needy and anxious. Shawn presents Kaitlyn with a jar full of memories and they laugh at all that time they spent in San Antonio. Based on the bleak edit Shawn is getting, Kaitlyn will probably choose him, so it’s good that Shawn can’t wait to propose to Kaitlyn.

Bachelorette Milestone: Kaitlyn cries to the camera over the fact that she knows she is going to break someone’s heart tomorrow. It kills her to say good-bye to someone who doesn’t see it coming.

The Rings: Neil Lane shows up for his annual appearance with a case of diamond rings in tow. Shawn picks a massive square-cut diamond. Nick is really convinced that Kaitlyn is going to pull an Andi and show up at his door and tell him to go home. Instead, it’s just Neil Lane. Nick hugs him in glee and then chirpily tells him that he picked a ring before, but then got jilted, which is not exactly something to brag about. Then he tells Neil about the claddagh rings they got in Ireland and Neil shrugs, “That’s nice. Want to look at some real rings, chucklehead?”

The Limo Ride: The camera cuts back and forth between Nick and Shawn making anxious faces, twisting their hands nervously, staring at the massive diamond rings someone just handed them.

The Arrivals: First to arrive at the mansion is Nick, which does not bode well for his future with Kaitlyn. Nick delivers his whole spiel, telling her how much he loves her and wants to spend his life with her. She lets him roll, but kindly cuts him off before he drops to one knee. She looks like she is going to pass out before she utters two fatal words: “I’m sorry.” While she promised Nick that she wouldn’t let it get to this point, she totally did. (Oops?) She tells him that she needed every moment to make the decision, but he’s not impressed. He loved her. She claims that she feels the same, but he stops her, “No, you don’t. If you did you would have a ring on your finger right now.” He coldly tells her, “You don’t love me.” In short: he’s out. That makes him 0-2 for The Bachelorette. Think he’ll go for a third or just start tweeting at the other former Bachelor runner-ups? Wonder what Becca is up to these days …

The Proposal: So it turns out that Kaitlyn’s Snapchat was not a red herring. She wants to spend her life (a.k.a. the next six months until the contract is up) waking up to stare into the face of a guy who looks like Ryan Gosling, if Ryan Gosling got hit in the face with that shovel that sounds like Nirvana. Kaitlyn has pulled herself together (although her hair needs a fluffer) and beams at Shawn as he approaches her. He delivers a heartfelt speech about how much he loves her. She reminds him that she gave him the First Impression Rose and never looked back. She finally tells him that she loves him with all her heart and will love him forever (or six months, which ever comes first). He proposes, she pins a rose on him, and tell the world that they are in love. For now.

After the Final Rose: For some reason, Nick’s little sister is in the audience to watch him suffer at the hands of Chris Harrison and Kaitlyn. Hopefully she’ll leap from the stage and demand answers from Kaitlyn about why she lied about seeing her as a future sister. Nick finally explains that he and Kaitlyn had a relationship that pre-existed The Bachelorette. He came on the show to prove his feelings were real and was hurt by her rejection, but has grown, much like his beard. Chris Harrison asks Nick and Shawn if they want to hug it out — turns out they don’t.

Kaitlyn and Nick: At the last After the Final Rose, Nick asked Andi why she slept with him if she didn’t love him. This time, he wants to know why Kaitlyn told him she loved him, but then chose Shawn. She tells him that she did love him, but she just didn’t love him as much as she loved Shawn. Ouch. That honest enough for you, Nick? Nick also wonders why Kaitlyn didn’t send him home earlier, but she doesn’t have as pithy of an answer, shrugging that she wanted him to look good?

Kaitlyn and Shawn: Kaitlyn said it feels like Christmas to come out as a couple, because now they can share Spanx. Shawn is thrilled to finally be out in the open, because he can’t wait to defend his woman against the cyberbullies. Then they make out on the couch for an awkwardly long time. Awww?

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Lawsuit Claims Conan O’Brien Stole Man’s Jokes From Twitter

The new lawsuit comes amid some focus on joke theft on Twitter

A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O’Brien, TBS and others on the comedian’s team for allegedly violating copyright on four jokes.

According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the jokes were posted on a personal blog and on Twitter before making it into O’Brien’s late night show monologue.

Kaseberg says he published the first joke in January 14, writing, “A Delta flight this week took off from Cleveland to New York with just two passengers. And they fought over control of the armrest the entire flight.”

That same day, O’Brien made a similar joke on his show.

One of the other jokes dealt with Tom Brady and the other with Caitlyn Jenner. The fourth joke was about the Washington Monument.

“The Washington Monument is ten inches shorter than previously thought,” Kaseberg tweeted. “You know the winter has been cold when a monument suffers from shrinkage.”

This allegedly formed the basis for Conan’s own joke.

“We at Conaco firmly believe there is no merit to this lawsuit,” responds the production company behind the Conan television show.

The new lawsuit comes amid some focus on joke theft on Twitter. This past week, a few jokes published on the media service were removed, apparently at the request of a freelance writer. This led to numerous articles that Twitter was taking joke theft seriously, though it’s probably nothing more than an individual submitting a simple form pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Internet service providers only give light scrutiny towards takedown requests. By expeditiously removing material that’s claimed to be a violation of copyright, services like Twitter gain an affirmative defense against copyright liability. Users who have material removed then have the opportunity of submitting a counter-notice, which typically results in restoration and provides notice to the rights holder of whom to sue if there’s still a dispute.

Tweets stolen for broadcast television obviously invoke a very different legal process. Kaseberg is demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in actual and statutory damages. Here’s the full complaint.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

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Watch Kate Winslet Recreate a Famous Titanic Scene on the Side of a Cliff

"Kate, do you trust me?"

Standing on the side of a cliff in Wales with her arms spread wide, Kate Winslet couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a Titanic reference — only this time Bear Grylls was her Jack, and it wasn’t quite as romantic.

For NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the actress recreates the iconic Titanic scene when Rose (Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) are standing together at the edge of the ship (“I’m flying!”). Winslet puts all of her trust into host Bear Grylls as he guides her down the jagged rock, encouraging her to fully let go of the ropes.

“Kate, do you trust me?” Grylls says.

“You jump, I jump, right?” she replies. “Alright, come on, get me down this f—king thing.”

The series challenges celebrities like Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, and Kate Hudson to test their survivalist skills in the remote outdoors alongside Grylls.

See the clip above. Running Wild with Bear Grylls airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Another Period Shows How Historical Millionaires Were Just Like Reality Stars

The show's creators, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, explain the inspiration for their new series

After years on the comedy circuit, comedians Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately) and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates) wanted to work together on a TV show they themselves would want to binge-watch. They had two ideas: a satirical reality show or a riff on a period piece. And then they thought: why not combine them both?

The concept for Another Period—think the Kardashians meets Downton Abbey—struck a chord with some of the best humorists in the biz: the two recruited for roles Drunk History creator Jeremy Konner to produce and the likes of Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Paget Brewster, Michael Ian Black, Chris Parnell and—as a servant that the Bellacourt sisters rename Chair—Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks. Snoop Dogg even agreed to do the theme music.

TIME caught up with Leggero and Lindhome to talk about how turn-of-the-century millionaires lived like rappers, how TV shows can survive in the YouTube era and skewering the “rape joke” debate.

TIME: You did a lot of research to make sure the show was going to be accurate. What were some of the most surprising things you learned about the turn of the century?

Riki Lindhome: In the last episode, there were a bunch of things based on reality that were all surprising to me. Our brother is appointed to be a senator. I didn’t realize the senate wasn’t elected then. It was just appointed. And then Sigmund Freud diagnoses our brother as homosexual, and he uses masturbation therapy to cure us of our hysteria. Those are all based on real things.

Natasha Leggero: When we went to Newport and would visit these houses that were around in the Gilded Age—it was this time period from 1900 to 1910 before there was income tax—people would live in these houses that would need 30 indoor servants and 20 outdoor servants just to keep it working. So you’d go see these places, and they wouldn’t want the servants to be seen, so sometimes they would be in the basement. But this one house we went to, they had them on the third floor of this mansion, and so that no one would see them they built a brick wall around all their bedroom windows so that when they would open up their windows they would just see brick.

Did you worry that there would be ludicrous aspects to the show that the audience wouldn’t believe was historically accurate even though they were?

Lindhome: We were at Comic-Con a few weekends ago, and I just ran into a few people I know. Somebody literally said, “It’s funny how you guys did no research and just made it all up.” I said, “What? No, that’s all real.” People definitely think we made more up than we did.

Having said that, there are definitely aspects you did make up or exaggerated for comedic effect.

Lindhome: Of course. So, for example, black face was a big entertainment thing at the time. It just felt overused and inappropriate. So we made up a thing called McFace because there was also a big prejudice toward Irish people at the time. We have a McFace performance where Natasha’s character wears a light face with freckles and a red nose and a Raggedy Ann wig.

Leggero: Most of the servants came from Ireland, Australia, France—so there was a lot of prejudice.

Your cast is a who’s who of comedy right now. What was your pitch to them?

Leggero: I think people saw it and saw it was funny. We got together with Jeremy Konner, who really helped us with the vision of it.

Lindhome: We made a 10 minute short of the show before we pitched it just because we knew what the tone was, but it was hard to necessarily tell what it was on the page. So we would send that around to people and send parts that we specifically wrote for them. We got very lucky. We got all of our first choices, which is really rare.

I don’t know how much overlap there is among the people who watch reality TV and people who watch BBC period shows. When you were conceiving the show, who did you decide your audience would be?

Leggero: Riki watches both of them. But I think that Riki and I started this show because we wanted to be in something that we would both watch. As we look at all the shows we’ve been a part of, how many of these would we actually stay home and watch? There were some, but not anywhere near a large enough percentage for how many credits both of us had. We wanted to make a show that we thought would be funny and the people we would perform for would think was funny.

Lindhome: It’s for smart people who like comedy more than a certain demographic.

Leggero: It’s not TV for people who just want to watch TV and turn their brain off. It’s entertaining and satirical and hilarious. We have all these amazing comedy performances. I think it’s for people who get comedy and want to see their favorite comedians.

Comedy Central has really had a renaissance in the last five years or so with these must-watch shows like Inside Amy Schumer and Key & Peele in addition to The Daily Show. But the thing that’s gotten these shows a lot of attention are viral YouTube clips of a one-minute sketch or a two-minute Jon Stewart bit. Is it harder for narrative comedies like yours to stand out in this world where fewer people are watching TV live and more people are surfing YouTube?

Lindhome: It is harder, and I think for us, it’s going to be more of a slow burn. I think we’re going to pick up fans as we go. Word of mouth has really been helping us. As far as viral videos go, it’s hard for a narrative show to have viral videos. But there’s a lot of hit narrative shows that don’t. Broad City on Comedy Central, or on network TV something like Big Bang Theory doesn’t have viral videos.

Leggero: There’s also a lot of very funny clips online. You probably lose a little something if you’re not watching the entire show, but we’re hoping that those clips are good enough on their own to get people to seek out the show.

We sat in the writers’ room for 10 weeks. We have 13 characters and would spend a whole week on one character and exhaust every possible storyline. Everything comes back around, and there’s this intersecting of story lines and an operatic element. So it’s worth checking out the relationships between these characters and their arcs.

We want people to get invested with these characters and take a break from watching people fight at the DMV. My boyfriend’s always watching these videos, and it’s always people fighting at a checkout or on a bus or babies twerking. I get it. That’s what we do online all day. But this so isn’t that. There’s nothing better than renting a season of a show and just lying in bed and watching the whole season and getting it. It’s such a great thing to be able to watch a series of something.

Lindhome: We want people to fall in love with our show the way they fell in love with Mad Men or Downton or Breaking Bad.

Leggero: Or Last Man on Earth or Transparent or Kimmy Schmidt. These aren’t shows where you want viral videos online of them.

The show has done a really good job of addressing modern day issues. In one episode where a character is raped or as they say, “ravished,” two other characters discuss whether “ravishing” jokes are ever appropriate and where the line is, which is obviously a big debate right now. Do you feel like it’s easier to talk about those issues in a historical show?

Lindhome: I think it does, in the same way that The Colbert Report has that same advantage of him taking the extreme right-wing view, and by doing that, arguing for the left-wing point. We take the view of certain people of that time period and show how ridiculous it was by vehemently going for it from that point of view. Like, the Bellacourt sisters are anti-suffragist. We just make it ridiculous.

Leggero: Because you know, those women existed at the time. But we also have the advantage where history is cyclical. Just in the same way the Gilded Age was this 10-year period where no one paid income tax and people were living like rappers—Carnegie had money in the billions in 1900—and then you look at today and see that people have legally figured out how to not pay income tax anymore. It’s like we’re entering this rich person gilded age again. Not to get too political, but it’s all repeating itself.

Final question: If you could choose a historical figure to give a reality show now, who would it be?

Leggero: Maybe Marie Antoinette? She seems excessive.

Lindhome: That’s kind of the inspiration for the show anyway.

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HBO Is Toying With Us Over Jon Snow’s Fate

Spoiler alert, as always

HBO just added fuel to the fire in the debate over Jon Snow’s fate on Game of Thrones.

As Pedestrian reports, HBO recently sent out a press release promoting a sale of their latest collection of toys. While that is not particularly newsworthy the collection is called the “Honor The Fallen: The Memoriam Collection” and features several beloved characters all killed before their time by the cruel hand of author George R. R. Martin and the writers of the HBO series, including Robb Stark, Khal Drogo, The Hound, Ned Stark, Oberyn Martell and the less beloved Joffrey Lannister.

However there is one character noticeably absent from the toys of the dead (a concept that is suitably dark for the HBO series) — Jon Snow. The character, played by Kit Harington, died at the hands of his Watcher brethren and has had the internet buzzing with conspiracy theories since the scene aired in June. Yet he is not featured in the Memoriam Collection. Could that mean that he’s not actually dead? Or is HBO just prolonging its torture of fans like it’s been reading from the Ramsay Snow playbook?

This is hardly the first instance of speculation that Jon Snow could be returning to the show. Rumors circulated when Harington showed up at the Wimbledon tennis championship sporting Snow’s trademark shoulder-length hair and again when he was spotted in Belfast where Game of Thrones is filming.

Plus, in the words of A Song of Ice and Fire creator Martin: “If there’s one thing we know in A Song of Ice and Fire is that death is not necessarily permanent.”

 

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