Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

As the whole Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno debacle this week has shown us, NBC has trouble making good decisions.

That’s why I need to ask you all for a huge favor. I need every single one of you to watch the season premiere of Chuck this Sunday. It’s nothing short of a miracle that NBC did the right thing and brough Chuck back for another season. Even more surprising is the fact that they’ve actually been hyping the show’s return.

So please watch it. Or, at the very least, tune your TV to NBC and go read a book or something. Chuck needs to have a big premiere so that NBC will stick with it. It’s a great show that you should be watching anyway, so please give it a chance.

Otherwise, they’ll probably replace it with another hour of Leno.

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

Murphy’s Law – The future is now
We may not have flying cars or hoverboards yet, but there are quite a few amazing inventions being developed now that could make 2010 the future we have always dreamed of. This week, Joel Murphy takes a look at three of those inventions.

Outside of the In-Crowd – And he’s wonderful
Last weekend, the tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, left the show. Courtney Enlow is taking the loss of the good doctor particularly hard, so this week she pays tribute to Tennant by compiling his 10 best moments on the show.

Positive Cynicism – Just grow up, already
Aaron R. Davis has noticed a troubling trend among his generation – namely, the inability to let go of their childhoods. This week, Davis addresses this “Peter Pan Syndrome” among his peers and urges them all to just grow up, already.

Hobo Radio 113 – With a side of mayo
It’s a proven fact that Jay Leno ruins everything. After tainting the once great Tonight Show with stale, predictable jokes, Leno went on to host his own 10 p.m. talk show, sabotaging Conan O’Brien’s chances for success in the process. Leno in primetime proved to be ratings poison, but NBC has continued to stand by their man.

Now, TMZ is reporting that Leno will get his old 11:30 time slot back and Conan, who has been screwed over at every turn, will be kicked to the curb. Needless to say, Joel Murphy and Lars are not pleased with this news and they aren’t shy about sharing their feelings on this latest development.

Why can’t Conan O’Brien catch a break? Will Avatar break all of The Dark Knight’s box office records? What exactly is a BBBJTCNQNS? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 18
We provide you with the first half of a real fortune from a fortune cookie and it’s up to you to fill in the blank (and you can’t just write “in bed”). Every week, we will pick the funniest response. You won’t actually win a prize, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are better than everyone else. And your name will be printed here on the site, so that others may bask in your glory.

From the Vault – One on One with Paul Dini
Paul Dini has done it all. He started out writing for classic 80s cartoons like Transformers, G.I. Joe and Masters of the Universe. Then, he went on to write for the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series and the hit ABC show Lost. Last year, he wrote the script for the incredibly popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. In 2006, we talked to him about Lost, his comic Jingle Belle and the battles he’s fought with network executives. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.

– Hobo Stu

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