American Idol: Separated at Birth?
Aspiring Idol Casey Abrams and Fozzie Bear had us seeing double on The Bullseye. Readers, on the other hand, thought the animated scat-man resembled a few (literally) animated characters.
”Casey is the love child of Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
— CRISTA CALDERON Spokane, Wash.
”If Vacation‘s Cousin Eddie and Seth Rogen‘s quirky Knocked Up dude had a baby, it would be Casey.”
— RITA MARTIN Fairborn, Ohio
”He looks like Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus!”
— KAREN M. HUGHES Pensacola, Fla.
Gone but Not Forgotten
Your return to Lost was a treat for those who recognize that it gave us some of the best hours of TV ever. I’d long since given up on seeing this talented group on another cover, and am thrilled you told us where Fate and Free Will have taken them since leaving Mystery Freaking Island.
With Lost dead and buried, I rejoiced that it would never grace your cover again…or so I thought. We love you, EW, but you have to face facts: Lost is gone. Let it rest in peace.
New York City
Catherine the Great
I loved Ken Tucker’s idea of Catherine O’Hara taking over on The Office (TV). My personal choice had been David Cross, but having a woman in charge of the gang could work beautifully. If Ms. O’Hara isn’t available, perhaps her frequent costar Jennifer Coolidge would be interested.
Nick’s All That
I am one of the twentysomethings who grew up with Nickelodeon shows like Clarissa Explains It All and Rugrats. When I read that TeenNick would be bringing some of those classics back (Insider), I screamed ”Yes!” in the middle of my break room at work. Since I am a proud fan of the Facebook page ”I Want My ’90s Nickelodeon Back,” this news means that my DVR will be set to TeenNick this fall!
North Port, Fla.
In a DVD review, Chris Nashawaty called my father Brian Trenchard-Smith’s 1983 film BMX Bandits a ”Goonies wannabe.” If this were true it would be quite a feat, considering The Goonies was released two years later, in 1985.
Senior writer Chris Nashawaty responds: I was well aware that BMX Bandits preceded The Goonies. But my wording was not ideal, and we’re sorry for any confusion. My point was simply that the two films have a similar kids’ adventure vibe — the cover of the BMX Bandits Blu-ray even conveniently compares the two films to help sell copies — and that The Goonies is better.