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Who is The Yellow King in ‘True Detective’?

I like HBO’s hit show ‘True Detective’. I also like bits. The other day, my buddy Jordan posted a pic of Larry King as a reference to the Yellow King. Then I got to thinking about a lot of other people with the name ‘King’ and/or a nickname that involved ‘King’. And then I got to thinking of those King’s dressed in yellow. So this is the bit. It’s pretty lame. But here it is. These are my best guesses as to the identity of #TheYellowKing:

Michael Jackson - The King of Pop in Yellow
Michael Jackson – The King of Pop in Yellow
Johnny Carson - The King of Late Night in Yellow
Johnny Carson – The King of Late Night in Yellow
Don King in Yellow
Don King in Yellow
Elvis Presley - The King of Rock & Roll in Yellow
Elvis Presley – The King of Rock & Roll in Yellow
Billie Jean King in Yellow
Billie Jean King in Yellow
BB King in Yellow
BB King in Yellow
Randy Savage - The Macho King in Yellow
Randy Savage – The Macho King in Yellow
King James in Yellow
King James in Yellow
Larry King in Yellow
Larry King in Yellow
Kerry King in Yellow
Kerry King in Yellow
George Clinton - The King of Funk in Yellow
George Clinton – The King of Funk in Yellow
Heisenberg - The Meth Kingpin in Yellow
Heisenberg – The Meth Kingpin in Yellow

And just because I am dedicated to my bit, here are some pics of Homer Simpson as various kings on ‘The Simpsons’ TV show.  I mean, he’s yellow, so it kinda fits, right?

Homer's dream where he imagined what he'd do with $40,000
Homer’s dream where he imagined what he’d do with $40,000
Homer Simpson - INTERNET KING!
Homer Simpson – INTERNET KING!
Homer Simpson as King Henry
Homer Simpson as King Henry
Homer Simpson as King Solomon
Homer Simpson as King Solomon
Homer Simpson as the Mardi Gras King
Homer Simpson as the Mardi Gras King

Well, that’s my bit. Cheers!

Zack Morris Confirms Saved By the Bell Reunion on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Zack Morris and the Zack Morris Phone on Jimmy Fallon
Zack Morris and the Zack Morris Phone on Jimmy Fallon

Holy crap. This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen today. Last night, Mark-Paul Gosselaar made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. For the entire interview, Mark-Paul Gosselaar was in character as Zack Morris, our favorite lead character from the early 1990’s TV show Saved by the Bell. The bit was awesome. I’ve gotta say that Jimmy Fallon strikes gold sometimes, and this was one of those times.

Zack Morris confirms appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Saved By the Bell Reunion
Zack Morris confirms appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Saved By the Bell Reunion

Throughout the interview, Jimmy keeps quizzing Zack, trying to deduce whether or not Zack Morris is really Zack Morris. There were references to Bayside High School, Mr. Belding, the Max, Kelly Kapowski, Jeff, Jesse, the Malibu Sands resort where Zack worked that one summer, The Attic nightclub – and even a reference to Zack’s unbelievably high score on the SATs (1502 to be exact)! He even did the Zack Morris patented time-in/time-out thing. Jimmy even froze during the bit.

At one point in the interview, we hear a phone ringing, and Zack reaches back and pulls out his gigantic early 1990s cell phone. Of course, Jesse Spano is on the line, and Zack confirms that he and Jesse will be attending Jimmy Fallon’s Saved by the Bell Reunion. I can’t wait for that! I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! I’m so scared… (just a little Jesse Spano on caffeine pills speed joke).

Zack Attack performs live on the Jimmy Fallon Show
Zack Attack performs live on the Jimmy Fallon Show

At the end of the interview, Zack Morris mentions his band, Zack Attack. Jimmy says something like, “Oh, I thought you all were just lip synching the whole time.” Jimmy then invited Zack to prove him wrong by asking him to perform as Zack Attack with the Roots as the backing band. Friends Forever was the song, and it was amazing. Zack did his best falsetto voice and actually plunked around on the guitar. He wasn’t terrible, but the funniest part was just watching him stay in character, a character from nearly 20 years ago. And he did it pretty well, I’d say.

Here’s the video featuring Zack Morris on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:

God Bless Zack Morris and Saved by the Bell. One of my all-time favorites.

LOST Season 5 Finale: Now with More Shots of the Four-Toed Statue!

Four toed statue from the LOST season 5 finale
Four toed statue from the LOST season 5 finale

I hope you all have been watching LOST for the past 5 years. It’ll likely go down as one of my favorite TV shows of all time. JJ Abrams is awesome. The show is awesome. The season finales are awesome. Every season finale ends with something or someone being blown up!

I have so many questions, and LOST always leaves me wanting more. Some people really bag on this show because there are so many unanswered questions and because there is so much weird stuff going on, but I believe those things make this show so good. Seriously, who built the four-toed statue? I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent over the past 5 years talking about LOST with friends, trying to decipher every last clue. I think that is part of the experience of the show.

JJ Abrams wants people out there discussing the show, arguing about it, questioning everything, and then throwing our hands up and raising the white flag because we simply don’t know. I enjoy that aspect of this show. It reminds me of one of my favorite albums. I can’t just listen to one song. I’ve got to listen to the entire album from beginning to end to get the full experience. LOST is a lot like that. The only difference is that it’s taking 6 years of my life (and a lot of patience) to listen to the LOST album. Oh well. I’ll be waiting with excitement for the next 8 months until Season 6 begins. I can’t wait to see if Flight 815 lands in LA as scheduled.

On a side note: I have not had cable for the past 2 years. I never imagined that I could go on without cable. I think I’ve had cable since I was 7-years-old. Living without it has not been as difficult as I thought it would be. In fact, I have been very impressed with the shows that ABC, NBC, and Fox roll out every night. Not so much CBS though (except for Wheel of Fortune – one of my all times favorites). Nice work, major networks. Nice work. Overall I give you all an A. You have definitely made my post-cable TV years worthwhile.