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RateYourDoc.org

Who are the top 10 doctors at Sacred Heart:

  1. Dr. Jan Itor
  2. Dr. John Dorian
  3. Dr. Chris Turk
  4. Franklyn
  5. D Elliot Reid
  6. Nurse Espinosa
  7. Dr. Perry Cox
  8. Dr. Robert Kelso
  9. Dr. Todd Quinlan
  10. Dr. Doug Murphy

Feel free to rate your favourite Scrubs doctor at rateyourdoc.org. There’s no way I’d vote for JD, I’d probably vote for Perry or Turk, but Dr. Jan Itor is a strong possibility too!

Do not however follow Todd’s advice and visit his toddtime website! It’s pretty shocking. You have been warned!

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Stargate: Ark Of Truth

Sunday 30th March at 9pm on Sky 2. If you’re a fan that’s all you need to know

Stargate: Ark Of Truth, the feature length episode which followed the last and final series of Stargate SG1 was released on DVD in the US at the start of March according to Barry’s post. I thought I’d have to wait until the region 2 DVD became available but Sky ponied up the dosh and I presume it was shown during the week on Sky 1? I’m still catching up on my regular programming through Sky+ and haven’t hit last week yet so I missed any trailers if there were any.

Sky+ is all set to record Ark Of Truth tomorrow night! I hope it’s better than the drivel they served for the final episode! Here’s a trailer to wet your appetite. I think it just might be a winner.

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Killinaskully: The Order of the Stoat

I’m a sort-of fan of Killinaskully. Some episodes are great while others are yawn inducing boring affairs. Last year’s Halloween episode was great fun and the first episode of the new season opened with the depiction of a secret society called the Ancient Order of the Stoat. I almost fell out of my seat when I heard the initiation phrases uttered by Willy when he discovered where the society met. Some people are not going to be impressed!

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It's Toddtime at Sacred Heart

Some said “Even The Todd wouldn’t wear those” but I think he would. In a recent episode of Scrubs, Todd had a tshirt with the url, thetoddtime.com emblazoned on it. Fearful for what I’d find there, I visited thetoddtime.com and discovered something so unreal, so shocking that I had to share it with you.

thetoddtime.jpg

If the Quicktime movie doesn’t load for you, someone kindly uploaded it to Youtube as well. Click the “Read more” link to view it as I want to spare the sensibilities of the casual visitor here. It’s so YEEEEA!!!

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Stargate SG1 dies with barely a whimper

So SG1 has finally gone the way of the Dodo. The final episode was a huge disappointment although I suppose it did take us into the heads and personal lives of some of the characters in an unusual way. Still, it’s not a soap opera, I’d watch Emmerdale or Cornation Street if I wanted personal conflict and relationships.

The last episode of the current series of Stargate Atlantis on the other hand was literally “out of this world!” If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a great ending.

I thought the final season of SG1 was so very disappointing. It felt like the plot had lost it’s way, that they were meandering through the series until the very end. It was easy viewing. I built up quite a collection of Stargate episodes on my Sky+ box as well as Battlestar Galactica, 24 and Lost. The two Stargate series were always the first to be watched because I knew they wouldn’t strain my tired brain too much.

For fans like myself who haven’t seen the early years of Stargate, earlier episodes are being repeated on Sky Two throughout the week. I watched The Broca Divide the other night and it was strange to see the much younger looking members of SG1 do their stuff! Richard Dean Anderson was great playing a deranged out-of-his-mind crazy guy!

This leads me on to the question, is there any proper way of ending a long running television series? How did MacGyver end? The last I watched of the series it was getting all environmental and boring. Less gadgets and MacGyver magic and more talking if memory serves. Is every successful franchise doomed to disappoint?

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Dan and Becs, a love story in the unmaking

Dan and Becs

Reception to the new comedy on RTE has been less than favourable, or so it seems by what The Screaming Lady has to say as well as Blogorrah.

Was it really that bad? I didn’t watch it so I was spared the experience but someone must have done so! Go on admit it, what did you think of it? Was it a pile of trash or the greatest thing since Big Brother? (Or does that amount to the same thing anyway?)

Just in case you missed a few episodes or you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, here are a few episodes, courtesy of Blogorrah where I saw them first!

Dan & Becs, Episode One: The Club of Love

Episode Two: All About Becs

Episode Three: All About Dan

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Was the Janitor really in the Fugitive?

If you’re a fan of the Scrubs tv show then you might remember the episode in which JD thinks he sees the Janitor in the Fugitive as a policeman on the subway train who shouts, “Kimball!” before being shot. I always wondered if the Janitor was messing with JD’s head at the end of that episode when he acts out the policeman role.

Wonder no more. Neil Flynn who acts as the Janitor in Scrubs really did appear in the film the Fugitive! You can read about this and more trivia on imdb or the Janitor page on Wikipedia.

Janitor’s facility with accents is explained by his membership on his high school’s speech team (“My Fifteen Seconds”) and his past experience as an actor; he even had a small role in The Fugitive (Flynn actually played the role of the transit policeman who is shot on the commuter train in the film, mixing reality with the storyline). Janitor shares this secret only with J.D.; it explains why he’s a janitor now, and was implied as another reason for his sadistic behavior, as an outlet for his frustration at a failed acting career (“My Friend the Doctor”).

Jump forward to about 1:18 of this fan video made of Neil Flynn clips. You’ll see both the Fugitive and Scrubs scenes one after the other.

And finally, some Janitor highlights, including the first time JD and he met. “Maybe there’s a penny stuck in there?” Very funny! I think the janitor is one of the better and unusual characters in Scrubs.

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The Killinaskully Halloween Episode

patshorttrobinhood.jpg zombie-5-shot.jpg If you missed the Halloween episode of Killinaskully find someone who has recorded it! We just watched it and I haven’t laughed as much in a long time!
It’s all because Dieter offered the local populace some new cheese he had. Nightmares were the hilarious result. Robin Hood was ridiculously funny, and it’s obvious the zombie dance got it’s inspiration from a certain Thrilling song!

Marvelous stuff by Pat Shortt and company. Check out the site above for video clips to give you a taste of what Killinaskully is like as well as the usual promotional gig and video stuff.

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Malcolm in the Middle

One of the perennial arguments couples will have and compromise over is what to watch on TV. For us it used to be Will & Grace (argh!), then Two and a Half Men (getting better!) but thankfully we got into watching Malcolm in the Middle and have been glued to it ever since. The show is now over, finishing with Malcolm.. well, I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it, but it finishes in typical Wilkerson style.

If you’re like to know more, and even find out things you didn’t know you wanted to know, then take a look at the Wikipedia Malcolm in the Middle page. It’s chock full of useful and useless gossip and facts about the characters and places and episodes and secrets and makes for an entertaining read.

Frankie Muniz who played Malcolm in the series has had a very interesting life. He’s a professional race car driver now, and is engaged to marry.

Who is you favourite character?

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Do I really need a phone line with Sky Digital?

Way back in 2004 i posed the question, Do I need a phoneline for Sky Digital? and I can confirm that yes, you do need to keep your Sky box connected for the term of the contract, usually the first year.

Last January I purchased a Sky+ subscription with the multi-room option. I didn’t connect the second box to the phone, mainly because it’s upstairs and I never got around to stringing a phone line to that room. Then, sometime during the last year the phone line to the living room died so both boxes were offline. Oops.

Sky contacted me several times, I bought 2 phoneline extension cables but there was always something more interesting to do than fix a phone line. Fancy that eh?

Last week Sky sent me this letter saying, “sadly, your entitlement to Multiroom pricing has been lost” unless I reconnect the boxes to the phone and ring them.

I’ve been on hold to Sky for the last 32 minutes, only another 30 minutes to go..

letter from sky