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Hebrew Humor

Jews are fun to laugh at. From Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint to Seinfeld to Adam Sandler's "The Hanukkah Song (versions ad nauseum)," the rule is tried and true: laugh at a Jew and you will be laughing for a long time.

by YONA SILVERMAN

Instant Gratification

If These Walls Could Talk by Matt Kuruc In a country as polarized as ours, it has become nearly impossible for people to come together to discuss controversial issues.

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California, here we come?

It all started with 90210 : a rich gang of Beverly Hills High Schoolers desperately trying to make it through the drama of their teenage years.

by ALEXANDRA CHALAT

Cali on DVD

Saved by the Bell -- Seasons 1 & 2 If you want a flashback to 1989, look no further than the halls of Bayside High in Pacific Palisades, CA.

by CLARE OCONNOR

Looney toons

Comedy Central has always tended to the absurd -- foul-mouthed eight-year-olds, fake news shows and the idea that Colin Quinn is funny, for example.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Editor's Picks: Best cartoons ever

Jon Levin (Guides): Doug Best episode: Doug composes a bluegrass song about his crush, Patti Mayonnaise.

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ZeN-Trification

Near the end of an election year in which everyone who was anyone parlayed their opinions into hardcover format, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart wasn't going to be left out.

by CARA LIBERATORE

Almost Famous

In the beginning, Philly was all about the idea of exposing itself on cable by hosting The Real World. Seriously, we even protested in the streets to get the stupid show to come here.

by SARA LEVINE

Which TV network are you?

You know you're bored, you might as well find out... 1. You just got dumped. You: (a) Dissect the break-up the next day on your annoying radio show. (b) Drop some acid then go look at the bodies in the family morgue.

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TV on DVD

Popular -- the complete first season This show was admittedly the poor man's My So-Called Life, with a typical teenybopper cast of characters (the rich bitch, the quarterback, the ambiguously gay guy, the weird activist) and supposedly witty one-liners like"Michael Jackson called, he wants his eyebrows back." So why does it merit preservation for posterity on DVD?

by CLARE OCONNOR

Change sucks

There are times in life when that which you love is also that which you loathe. I am familiar with this feeling -- the queasy nausea of obsessive repulsion.

by YONA SILVERMAN

NBC ya later

Motivated by nostalgia to continue the ten plus years of bonding with the gang at Central Perk, I tuned in to Joey (Thursdays at 9 p.m.) with the hope that Tribbiani wasn't dead.

by ALEXIS STEIN

Sex and the Suburbs

Those of us sitting at home mourning the loss of Sex and the City on Sunday nights can check out this new group of girlfriends.

by SARA LEVINE

He's no Jerry

Jason Alexander returns to primetime in CBS's new comedy Listen Up (premiering Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m.). This time around, Alexander's a well-renowned sports broadcaster who finds it hard to command respect when it comes to his own family.

by ABBY NATELSON

Reality bites

Stop the pretending; we know your secret. You skipped the company barbeque to watch the finale of Outback Jack. And then you went to the CBS website after missing an episode of the Amazing Race, just to see if those douchebag twins were finally given the boot.

by CLARE OCONNOR

Bye, bye, bye

Street has a lot of senior goodbyes to make as the Spring semester comes to a close. But really, rather than interact with precious friends for the last time, we have become obsessed with the final episodes of our favorite TV shows.

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Finally, a cure for ugly

I love plastic surgery shows. Seriously. Extreme Makeover (ABC), I Want a Famous Face (MTV) and now The Swan (FOX) top my list of must-see TV programs each week.

by LAUREN DZUBOW

'Street' Meets 'Street'

On Sunday, the beloved TV series Sesame Street kicked off its 35th anniversary season with Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On. Teaching the preschool basics with wit and warmth, Sesame Street has inspired millions of children, parents, grandparents and second-childhood college students.

by ANNE HENOCHOWICZ

Mommy, Buy Me A Commodore 64

If your parents fed you Nintendo for breakfast, then this is one program you need to see. Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession highlights how nerds from across the world built up the video game industry from the creation of Pong in 1972, to the current gaming industry, valued at over 20 billion dollars. Hosted by pro-skateboard champion and video game star Tony Hawk, viewers are taken on a journey back to when games were played on old systems like the Atari 2600, the Commodore 64 and the Colecovision. In more recent years, larger corporations like Sony and Microsoft have broken into the market by capitalizing on the untapped resource of the Internet with the PlayStation and the Xbox.

by COREY HULSE

Bam! It's over! They win it!

On week one of Dream Job, Mike Hall was voted off by America, perhaps because of his reference to Kerri Strug's gold-medal clinching performance in the 1996 Olympics as the greatest sports moment of all time. On Sunday night, the Missouri senior was voted by America to be the next SportsCenter anchor.

by DANIEL MCQUADE

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