Bunk – Four episodes in, and already this IFC fake game show has returning guests.  Since the guests in question are Eugene Mirman, Tom Lennon, and Kumail Nanjiani, we’ve got no complaints.  Mirman stole the show in the game “Dong Swap”, in which contestants had to give Michelangelo’s David something to replace his offensive genitalia.  Eugene went with Wolverine’s hand, because when the claws were retracted, he’d just have a fist for a crotch.  “Perfect for giving kids ice cream”.  Also, host Kurt Braunohler’s disdain for producer Gabe intensified, with a game called “Who Can Slap Gabe the Hardest?”, and then giving him a voodoo aging curse.  (Gabe was a skeleton by the end of the show.)  And just to prove that the rules on Bunk don’t matter, Kurt was unable to declare a winner at the end because the “Points Chicken” showed up and ate everybody’s points.  This show is hard to explain because, well, it defies explanation.  It’s going to be easier on all of us if you just watch IFC on Friday.

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7 Responses to Best TV Shows on TV – We’re Gonna Need a Turd Wig

  1. Larry Young says:

    What do you guys think of THE NEWSROOM?

  2. EJ says:

    We talked about it a little amongs ourselves – Myndi still hasn’t seen episode 2 as of this writing. I’m not quite on board yet – I feel like I’m being lectured, and the fact that the show seems poised to have a confrontational interview every week means a weekly straw man to get shredded by Sorkin’s stand-in. (It’s something that’s always bugged me about his TV work.) Still, the characters are mostly appealing, so I’m waiting it out for a bit yet. And in the interest of full disclosure, I may not be giving it a fair shake because of Sorkin’s oft-reiterated belief that Internet writers are all bitter failures. That’s always in the back of my head.

  3. cub says:

    hellooo-
    one gentle question: wtf is a turd wig?

    i’ve googled and googled, and found no absolute reference that makes any sense, but i did learn a new bar joke.

    please educate your humble commenter.

  4. EJ says:

    First off, I apologize for anything you may have learned by Googling “Turd Wig”.

    It’s actually a line from last week’s “Bunk” – at one point the announcer said “We’re gonna need a turd wig because sh*t is getting ugly.” And since we keep it classy around here, I couldn’t possibly pass that up as a title.

    I don’t know if it makes any MORE sense now, but that’s where we got it from.

  5. Myndi Weinraub says:

    How we long for the simpler days of “Beefsquatch!” Thanks for reading, cub! Larry–I promise to get caught up on Newsroom in the next couple days and give you my thoughts…I don’t have quite the same issues with Sorkin, though I completely see what EJ is saying. I felt that way with Studio 60, for sure.

  6. cub says:

    EJ and Myndi,
    thanks for answering. i watch CB!B! but avoid BUNK due to gross foot phobia and that guy’s voice– (neither of which bothered me/were present when he worked w/K.Schall, iirc)–beefsquatch, indeed!

  7. EJ says:

    Working with Kristin Schall makes everybody more appealing!

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