Earlier this year, during the Super Bowl pre-game, Diet Mountain Dew premiered its “Dale Call” TV commercial featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. Since that commercial aired many Dale fans want the unique duck call that summoned Dale Jr. available for sale.
As Dew has done for years – even most recently when it answered DEW Nation’s request to bottle Baja Blast – the brand heard fans and decided to give them what they wanted. There has been some buzz about this but, starting Tuesday, October 14, DEW and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans can purchase a “Dale Call” at NASCAR.com, on-track and via select online retailers.
In addition, at this weekend’s race in Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate the “Dale Call” release by debuting #DaleCall on the rear bumper of his No. 88 Chevy SS.
Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!
Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory. Also available to own on the same day is Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. Mecka-lecka hi, Mecka-hiney ho!
Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy Awards, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon. Whether reliving childhood memories or introducing this beloved series to a new generation, the newly re-mastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse will take you back to being a kid. This is an essential Blu-ray collection for loyal fans and collectors.
TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER! For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old. Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.
With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!
Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set contains OVER 4 HOURS of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, plus never-seen, behind-the-scenes footage—all part of TEN FEATURETTES, including:
Building the Playhouse
Opening the Playhouse
Writing for the Playhouse
The Look of the Playhouse
Music of the Playhouse
The Cast of the Playhouse
Puppets of the Playhouse
Animating the Playhouse
A Very Merry Christmas Special
Fans and Memorabilia of the Playhouse
You can pre-order Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series HERE!
The lively, funny and entertaining co-stars of NBC TODAY’s fourth hour are putting down their wine glasses and joining WWE® as guest stars on Monday Night Raw® on October 6 at 8PM ET/7PM CT on USA Network.
Kotb, who is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, and Gifford will join WWE for its third consecutive year supporting Susan G. Komen and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Before Kotb and Gifford rule the ring, WWE Superstar John Cena® will make a guest appearance on the TODAY show in the iconic fourth hour segment to give them a pep talk to prepare for the show.
Additionally, journalist, Joan Lunden, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, will sit ringside as a special guest along with other breast cancer survivors. As TODAY’s special #PinkPower correspondent for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lunden is celebrating survivors, supporting those currently battling cancer and remembering those we have lost. Lunden was also featured on the cover of last week’s People Magazine talking about her personal fight against breast cancer.
“We’ve been wrestling every day at 10AM in our own ring for the past seven years, and it gets down and dirty. So bring it on!” said Kotb and Gifford.
“WWE is thrilled to have Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Joan Lunden join Monday Night Raw to help shine a light on the battle against breast cancer,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “These women continue to be a voice for the millions that are affected by this devastating disease. We are honored to have their support in raising awareness and funds to continue the fight.”
For the month of October, the WWE Superstars and Divas will wear co-branded Komen and WWE apparel and all WWE platforms will “go pink.” The “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign will continue throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and WWE will donate to Komen 20 percent of the retail sales price of all co-branded merchandise sold on WWEShop.com and at WWE live events, as well as 5 percent of all other WWE merchandise sold on WWEShop.com. For the first time, fans will have the option of donating $1, $5 or $10 upon checkout from WWEShop.com with all proceeds benefiting Komen.
Monday Night Raw is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, airing live every Monday night, 52 weeks a year on USA Network.
Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY arrives on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9th! Earning over $645 million worldwide comes an unlikely new team from the Marvel cinematic universe that must come together in a desperate battle to decide the fate of the galaxy. The comedic adventure is packed with never-before-seen deleted scenes, gag reel, exclusive look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and more!
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.
From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!
Chris Pratt (“The Lego Movie,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (“Riddick,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”) as Drax, Vin Diesel (“Fast and the Furious” series, “Riddick”) as Groot, Bradley Cooper (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) as Rocket, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit” series, “Lincoln”) as Ronan, Michael Rooker (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan (“Oculus,” TV’s “Doctor Who”) as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou (“How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Gladiator”) as Korath, John C. Reilly (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”) as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close (TV’s “Damages,” “Tarzan”) as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic,” “The Usual Suspects”) as The Collector.
I love talking to stand-up comedians for many reasons. One is that I love hearing how they form their craft. It is interesting for me to hear how they form their material and to see if their friends always have a demand for them to be funny. I think the world of stand-up is fascinating. I have a ton of respect for their profession.
Last week I was able to chat with comedian Greg Walloch. Greg currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is the host of the popular live storytelling show, Eat Your Words at The Standard, Hollywood. Greg and I talk about how his career started, his current projects, his time on the Howard Stern show, and much more. To listen to my interview with Greg CLICK HERE. I also asked Greg which comedians we should check out. He said that Ron Funches, Jen Kirkman, Baron Vaughn, Hasan Minhaj, Beth Stelling, and Kurt Braunohler are some very funny people. So if you get a chance make sure you check out their shows.
Greg has appeared on everything from The Howard Stern Show to Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360 on Public Radio International. Greg performed to a capacity crowd at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium in the variety show Sxip’s Hour of Charm. He has opened for ’60’s icon Janis Ian at the World Institute on Disability Gala in the Bay Area, and appeared in The Moth: West Village Stories with Amy Sedaris and Andy Borowitz in New York City.
Greg was featured in USA Network’s Characters Unite national tour with sold out engagements at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Newseum in Washington, DC, and at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
In conjunction with the Peabody Award winning storytelling collective The Moth, the Characters Unite tour featured Christopher Gorham, Forest Whitaker, Meghan McCain, Kevin Jacobsen, Jeffery Rudell, Pam Grier, Dan Choi, Nathan Lane, Dustin Lance Black, Octavia Spencer, Aimee Mullins, Matt Bomer, John Legend, Willie Garson and more. Greg also appears in USA Network’s Characters Unite “I Won’t Stand For…” PSA campaign to fight hate and discrimination.
Greg’s live solo shows have toured in Moscow, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Poland, Scotland, Tel Aviv, and in various festivals across the United States. The concert film “F**k The Disabled,” based on Walloch’s live show stars Greg Walloch with a cast that includes Stephen Baldwin, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Here is what a few notable actors and comedians have said about Greg.
“ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND PIECES OF COMEDY IN THE MOST TRUTHFUL WAY. JUST WONDERFUL!” – Jerry Stiller
“WALLOCH DELIVERS WITH BITE AND WITHOUT BOMBAST.” -The New Yorker
“WONDERFULLY FUNNY.” – Nathan Lane
“Absolutely amazing! I just sat back and took a ride. I listened intellectually, I laughed my ass off and my heart listened too… articulating what it means to be human so eloquently… this is what my soul is supposed to feel, I’m supposed to have more human moments like this!” – Jen Kirkman, Chelsea Lately and After Lately
Did you ever want to play video games with Will Ferrell? Well now you have a shot to do so. In order to raise money for children and teens with cancer, Ferrell has set up a two-hour gaming event on 26th October where one lucky person will get an all-expense paid trip to play video games in person with Will in San Francisco.
This event will be streamed over Twitch. The cheapest backer tier is $10, which grants you a $5 Amazon credit and one ticket in the raffle to be Ferrell’s game-playing buddy for the evening. Spending $25 gets you two tickets in the lottery along with Twitch Turbo access for ad-free streaming, and spending $50 grants all of the above along with limited edition collector’s item Will Ferrell’s SuperMegaUVBlastMax Gamer’s Sunscreen.
From Will Ferrell:
Hello people of the video game universe…it’s your friend Will Ferrell! How would you like to join me for a delightful evening of playing video games together? The only appropriate answer is YES!
I want to throw one of the coolest video game events in the history of mankind, possibly even dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, and I’m extending this challenge to gamers: Raise $375,000 for charity and children with cancer and then I’ll host the event on October 26th…..AND, one lucky winner (aka one of you reading right now) could join me for this life altering moment in beautiful San Francisco!
Norman Reedus, made famous by his role on THE WALKING DEAD, as the loveable, complicated survivalist Daryl Dixon, has become the object of insanely devoted fandom from around the world. The Daryl/Norman archetype has already approached a near-mythical status in the collective consciousness of pop culture. THANKS FOR ALL THE NICENESS is Norman’s way to show his gratitude in a compilation of sometimes hilarious, sometimes sinister, but always fascinating artwork made by his fans. This is not your average display of fan artwork.
Created in every thinkable medium, the Norman/Daryl archetype is captured in tattoo designs, cakes, pencil sketches, mosaics, chalk drawings, digital art, and even children sketches from his youngest fans. And Norman’s fans aren’t your average fans. With over 3,000 submissions from all over the world—Japan, Spain, Mexico, England, Australia, Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Austria, Indonesia, the US—it was no small feat for Norman to select the 100 pieces that will appear in this beautifully designed book. It’s real art made by real people for real people.
Since its debut in 1989,The Simpsons has become one of the most influential forces in television and comedy history and along the way has broken many records: It is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running animated series, and the longest- running prime-time, scripted television series. In any list of the world’s leading families, the Simpsons would stand out. To commemorate The Simpsons incredible 25 years on the air, this fall ABRAMS will publish The Simpsons Family History. The book is the definitive piece of fan memorabilia and tells the story of this typical, but also completely remarkable family—its rites of passage, milestones, achievements, travels, genealogy, and more.
The Simpsons Family History travels through time with series creator Matt Groening as he pulls back the curtain and reveals the events that turned this average family into a pop-culture phenomenon. Readers will marvel at hidden moments they never knew they missed, as all the pieces of Simpsons family history fall into place. This large-format, richly illustrated book is the ultimate family album, and the perfect way to celebrate the Simpson’s 25th anniversary. It is also the first Simpsons book to pay tribute to the extraordinary visual artistry that has made The Simpsons the most consistently entertaining, enlightening, and inventive show in the history of television.
The book comes out on September 23rd and you can pre-order the book from ABRAMS Books by clicking here! I got a chance to preview this book and it is fantastic. As someone who became a fan of The Simpsons when I was a kid this book reminded me of the many hilarious episodes. The book is bright, colorful, and full of fun facts about each episode. There were things that I learned from reading it. This book is a MUST HAVE for all you Simpsons fans.
Trading in his helmet and pads for a fake mustache and apron, Nick Foles went incognito, posing as a Courtyard employee. We captured the reaction of fantasy leaguers, who were surprised by the Pro Bowl MVP.
Jimmy Dore is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, which originates from KPFK Los Angeles and is broadcast nationwide on Pacifica Radio Network, as well as online through The Young Turks Network. He has starred in several Comedy Central specials, including the award-winning One Hour, Citizen Jimmy, which was chosen “Best of The Year” by iTunes and named one of the Top Five Comedy DVDs of the Year by Punchline magazine. He has made dozens of appearances on late night talk shows including performances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He was also a writer and performer in the Off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues.
For more than a decade, Jimmy Dore, has been observing America’s political scene through the lens of the media. With an eye for the cracks in our national discourse and a sharp sense of bipartisan satire, he’s collected abundant fragments of failed deception, outrageous absurdity, and truth. Weaving these fragments together, Dore now proudly presents a glaring mosaic of what’s wrong in America wrapped up in a hilarious book, “Your Country Is Just Not That Into You.”
With his signature incisive humor, Jimmy Dore writes what countless intelligent, hardworking Americans really think about the crap spewing from the mouths of elected officials, captains of industry, and revered members of the media, and others in positions of power.
I got a chance to speak with Jimmy about his book and why he feels that America is just not that into you!
Listen to the interview HERE!
Purchase Jimmy’s book HERE!