<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Television Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//tv http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//tv <![CDATA[Fake TV Shows on The Simpsons]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fake-tv-shows-on-the-simpsons/joeyjoejoejr
List of fictional TV shows depicted on the FOX animated series "The Simpsons." Throughout its more than 20 years on television, "The Simpsons" has found opportunities to mock just about every other popular TV show and genre. Sometimes, the show will call out other series by name in their parodies, as they have done with direct jokes about "Married with Children," "Ren and Stimpy" and "COPS." But other times, "Simpsons" writers will create their own heightened versions of popular TV shows - or invent original TV concepts out of whole cloth - and then use these to skewer real TV shows or even whole networks. (Examples include "Don't Go There," intended as a parody of the then-popular "Friends" and "Chop Shop'd," a parody of "Punk'd" in which celebrity guests have their cars destroyed.)

This perfectly cromulent list collects together all the joke, fictional TV shows featured on episodes of "The Simpsons." When possible, the specific target of the parody is also identified.
Fake TV Shows on The Simpsons, film, tv programs, tv, animated,

All-Star Boxing

All in the Family 1999

America's Most Armed and Dangerous
Parody of "America's Most Wanted"
America's Funniest Tornadoes

1895 Challenge
Parody of "PBSs The 1900 House"
Afternoon Yak
Parody of "ABC's The View"
Admiral Baby

Battling Seizure Robots

Animal Survivor

Carnival of the Stars
Parody of "Circus of the Stars"

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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:59:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/fake-tv-shows-on-the-simpsons/joeyjoejoejr
<![CDATA[The Most Interesting Muppet Show Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-interesting-muppets-show-characters
This is an Ultimate List that features either the most hyper or just plain interesting/weird character on the classic Muppet Show in the 1970s. For many kids who grew up during this time, The Muppet Show was a television staple of their early childhood. Following the big screen Disney adventure, The Muppets, Jim Henson's stable of beloved felt characters are definitely back in the public eye. In 2015, those loveable Muppet characters even got their own prime time TV show on ABC! All of this Muppet fever has sparked celebrity collaborations with everyone from Tina Fey to Lady Gaga.

Some the Muppets have become iconic figures in their own right, like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Animal. But it's up to you to define which of these characters is the most interesting. Do you have a favorite Muppet character from your childhood? Is your most beloved Muppet cast member one of the lesser known or least famous Muppets? Now is the time to shine the spot light on their crazy antics. Vote up the Muppet names that bring a smile to your face!


The Most Interesting Muppet Show Characters,

Bunsen Honeydew

Fozzie Bear

Kermit the Frog

Rowlf the Dog

Swedish Chef

Gonzo

Beaker

Animal

Waldorf

Statler


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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:33:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-interesting-muppets-show-characters
<![CDATA[The Croods Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-croods-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"The Croods" movie quotes tell the tale of a cave family who is forced to step outside of their cave home on a wild adventure. The 3D animated family movie produced by DreamWorks Animation was created by John Cleese, Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, the latter two who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. "The Croods" was released in theaters by 20th Century Fox on March 22, 2013.

In "The Croods," father Grug (voiced by Nicholas Cage), mother Egga (voiced by Catherine Keener), daughter Eep (voiced by Emma Stone), son Thunk (voiced by Clark Duke), baby daughter Sandy (voiced by Randy Thom) and grandma Gran (voiced by Cloris Leachman) make up the Crood family. They spend nearly their entire time in their family cave, much to the displeasure of Eep, under the strict orders of Grug. This changes when an earthquake crumbles the walls of their cave forcing them into the new and uncharted lands.

The Croods meet Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who informs the family that the world is ending. Guy urges them to come along on a journey with him, something initially the sheltering father Grug is not keen on but eventually agrees to. Along the way Guy shows them fun new concepts like shoes and fire plus catches the eye of Eep, who is smitten with this new stud. Together Guy and the Croods travel across the country in hopes of survival.

If 3D animated movies are not quite your thing, there are plenty of other films in theaters at the same time including "Upside Down," "Ginger & Rosa," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Dead Man Down," "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Jack and the Giant Slayer,"  and "Identity Thief."
The Croods Movie Quotes,

Where Are We?
Gran: "Where are we?"
Grug: "I'm not sure."
Thunk: "Dad?"
Grug: "Don't worry, I'll take care of this." [screams at a monkey, who is unimpressed and punches Grug]
Thunk: "All right, dad, go get 'em!"
Gran: [laughs] "I'm loving this."

After venturing into the new land the Croods come upon a monkey. Grug thinks he can yell and scream at the monkey to scare it away but the monkey is highly unimpressed.
We Should Go There
Eep: "Whoa, you really need to see this. We should go there!"
Grug: "No!"

Following the earthquake that causes their cave home's walls to collapse, Eep marvels at the world outside and urges everyone else to come see it. Her father, Grug, on the other hand is less than excited to venture out of their safe zone.
Been in That Cave Forever
Eep: "Oh, I've been in that cave forever!"
Grug: "Three days is not forever."
Eep: "It is with this family."
Ugga: "Mom, we're ready to leave. Mom?"
Gran: "Still alive!"
Grug: "It's still early."

Eep complains about not being able to leave the cave calling her three day stay as forever. Before they can head out though they have to find Gran, who, much to Grug's disappointment, has not died at her old age of 45.
It Looks Dangerous
Grug: "Wait, it looks dangerous."
Eep: "Dad, you say that about everything!"
Guy: "Careful"
Eep: "Oh, really? Okay"
Grug: "Ugh!"

Like a typical teen, Eep isn't exactly excited by her dad's attempt to shelter her and goes against his recommendations to stay far from the edge of a cliff. Only after her crush Guy agrees about the danger does she listen, which aggravates father Grug.
It's Fire
Eep: "What is that?"
Guy: "It's fire!"
Grug: "Ahh, the sun is in his hands!"
Eep: "No, it's fire."
Ugga: "Where did it come from?"
Eep: "He made it."
Grug: "Make some for me."
Eep: "It doesn't come out of him."
Grug: "Make it! Make it!"
Guy: "You know, you're a lot like your daughter."
Eep: "Oh great, now he's broken."
Ugga: "Aww, it's a baby sun."
Grug: "Stay back!" [steps in the fire and screams] "No, no, no, no, wait!" Thunk: "It likes me! Ahh, it's biting me!"
Grug: "Try hiding from it in the tall, dry grass."

When Guy and Eep introduce fire to the rest of the Croods, clearly no one has any idea what they are seeing. Thunk however finds out real quick when he is lit on fire. Grug on the other hand advises Thunk to hide from the flames in a very flammable patch of dry grass.
I Call Them Shoes
Guy: "We've gotta move faster. I call them shoes."
Eep: [screams] "I love them! Where are my feet?"

Eep is thoroughly intrigued when Guy shows her shoes. It's these simple pleasures that expand their horizons and make their trip that much easier.
Family Road Trip
Grug: "Just think, our whole family packed together on a long, slow trip across country. We'll tell stories. We'll laugh. We'll become closer as a family." [Sandy, the baby, bites Grug's face.] "Ah, get her off!"
Ugga: "If you're not ready to challenge her then don't look her in the eye!"
Gran: "Could you keep your big giant arms on your side of the trail?!"
Grug: "You want me to turn this family around? Do you? Because I will turn this family around so fast!"
Thunk: "Dad, I gotta go!"
Grug: "Come on, you can hold it."
Gran: "I'm not dying on an empty stomach."
Ugga: "Ugh, we're all pretty tired."
Grug: "We'll eat when we get there."
Gran: "It's taking too long! I'm grabbing a snack." [Gran tries to eat Belt, the sloth, but Belt pulls a knife on Gran.]
Guy: "Don't do that. He's not food. He's a pet, my pet."
Gran: "What's a pet?"
Guy: "An animal you don't eat"
Gran: "We call those children."
Eep: [Smitten with Guy] "Isn't this fun? We're taking our first trip together."

While Grug is excited about a family road trip, the rest of his family is not as amused. Like a typical non-caveperson family on a road trip, someone needs to use the restroom, another is hungry and the teenage girl is focused on the hot, new boy.
The World Is Ending
Guy: "I'm guy and this is Belt. We need to leave immediately. The world is ending."
Eep: "What?"
Guy: "Fire, lava, everything we're standing on right here will be gone. I'm calling it the end."
Belt: "Dun dun dun!"

The Croods meet Guy along with Guy's pet sloth Belt. Guy informs the family of the pending disaster, all of which comes as a shock to the once happy yet highly sheltered family.
The Story of Crispy Bear
Grug: "Tonight we'll hear the story of Crispy Bear. A long time ago this little bear was alive because she listened to her father. So she was happy, but Crispy had one terrible problem. She was filled with curiosity. Yes, and one day she saw something new and died!"
Thunk: "Just like that?"
Grug: "Yes!"
Gran: "Same ending as everyday"
Thunk: "I get it, dad. I will never do anything new or different."
Grug: "Good man, Thunk"

In an effort to remind his family never to leave the cave, Grug tells a story about a young girl bear who died after seeing something new. While daughter Eep is annoyed by the constant directives to never leave the cave, Thunk buys into it, much to Grug's pleasure.
My Family, the Croods
Eep: "My name's Eep and this is my family, the Croods. We never had the chance to explore the outside world because of my dad's one rule: Never leave the cave."
Grug: "New is always bad. Never not be afraid!"
Eep: "We never had a chance to explore the outside world, but what we didn't know was that our world was about to change."

Eep gives a quick overview of her family, the Croods. They are cave people and have spent their entire lives in a cave due to dad's rule about never leaving. This really gets to Eep who longs to experience what else is out there.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 03:30:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-croods-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[25 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Sons of Anarchy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sons-of-anarchy-facts/joanna-varikos
Sons of Anarchy has been defining badass since 2008. The FX drama is in motion to wrap up its seventh and final season, though it may not be the end just yet. Did you know there's a prequel in the works? That's right, which means the motorcycles can keep revving. If you didn't know that, there are probably more facts you didn't know, like Charlie Hunnam (Jax) and Ron Perlman (Clay) starred in a film together in very different roles. And Katey Sagal channeled her inner Peg Bundy by really getting "Married…with Children" to the show's big boss. Want more Sons of Anarchy trivia? Well start reading, silly!

These are just a few of the interesting tidbits about the show that we've put together for your voting pleasure. Check out these 25 fun facts about Sons of Anarchy, and vote up on the ones that excite you the most! 
25 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Sons of Anarchy,

Six of the First 9 Members Were Veterans
More than half of the First 9 members were veterans, six to be exact. Members of the First 9 wore a separate patch; you can catch Piney and Clay wearing it in season 1.

Source: CraveOnline
Creator Kurt Sutter Has Directed Every Season Finale So Far
He created the show, he acts on the show, and Kurt Sutter also (sometimes) directs the show, including each season finale to date.
There's a Potential Sons of Anarchy Prequel in the Works
There has been lots of talk that a prequel series detailing the origin of the club is being planned.

Source: ET

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5,000 Copies of an Episode Were Bought for Those Who Missed It During Hurricane Sandy
Show creator Kurt Sutter bought 5,000 copies of episode 508 on Amazon Instant for viewers who missed out on it due to Hurricane Sandy. Acknowledging that more than a few thousand people probably didn't get to see the latest episode at the time, Sutter said he really wanted his "peeps in New Jersey" to know he cares.

Source: Daily Mail
Jackson, Squared
More than likely the name of Gemma's son on the show – Jackson, or "Jax" – was inspired by Katey Sagal’s real-life son, whose name also happens to be, well, Jackson.
Sons of Anarchy Became FX's Highest Rated Show Ever
Season 3 attracted an average of 4.9 million viewers per week, making it FX's highest rated series ever. The season 4 and 5 premieres were the two highest-rated telecasts in FX's history. 

Source: Deadline
Charlie Hunnam Was Discovered in a Shoe Store
When he was just 17, Charlie Hunnam was messing around with his brother in a shoe store when he was approached by a production manager to audition for a role in a children's show called Byker Grove. The rest, as we say, is history.

Source: TV Guide
Tig's Fear Hits Close to Home
Tig Trager suffers from pediophobia, which is a fear of dolls. Creator Kurt Sutter has the same phobia in real life.

Source: Reddit
Katey Sagal (Gemma) is Married to the Show's Creator
Katey Sagal, who plays Gemma on Sons of Anarchy, is married... with children to the show's creator, Kurt Sutter.
The Show's Creator, Kurt Sutter, Plays Otto
Forget about just creating the show. Kurt Sutter also appeared on the show (uncredited) as Sons of Anarchy member Otto.

Source: IMDB

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:06 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/sons-of-anarchy-facts/joanna-varikos
<![CDATA[13 Awesome Fox Kids Shows You Totally Forgot You Used to Watch]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fox-kids-shows-you-forgot-about/erik-barnes

For a whole generation of youngsters, Fox Kids TV shows provided hours of entertainment every day after school and every Saturday morning. We all remember Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men, Power Rangers, and so many others. Yet among the classics there were a bunch of old Fox Kids shows that you probably don't remember, but probably entertained you as an elementary-schooler.

Wolverine and Jubilee fought against evil, but did you remember the Big Guy and Rusty? Batman solved mysteries, but what about Droopy Dog? Did you remember that before kids became fans of Animaniacs, most were Tazmaniacs?

Check out this list of some of the weirdest and entertaining Fox Kids shows you forgot about until now.


13 Awesome Fox Kids Shows You Totally Forgot You Used to Watch,

C Bear and Jamal

A kid having a teddy bear isn't really a wild thing, but a talking bear with the bass-graveled voice of rapper Tone Lōc isn't an everyday occurrence. C-Bear and Jamal featured the hip-hop stuffed bear giving life lessons to young Jamal and a diverse voice cast including George Wallace, Paul Rodriguez, and Margaret Cho. The show had a short run, but is one of the few Fox Kids shows at the time that featured a non-white lead.


Droopy, Master Detective

Along with the "take ____ and put it in the future" trope, there was the "take _____ and make it into a detective show." Droopy, Master Detective spun off from the successful Tom & Jerry Kids show and featured the titular Droopy solving crimes with his son, Dripple. While Droopy's slow, depressing cadence is funny, it didn't prove to be a lasting joke. The show was cancelled after a single season.


Eek! The Cat

The well-meaning-yet-anxious Eek got into trouble for five seasons, yet his show isn't given the same renowned praise as other Fox Kids shows. Even though Eek's motto was "It never hurts to help!" his selflessness often got him into downright painful situations getting smashed, smacked, or blown up (like in his show's intro.) The show also had a lot of celebrity voice cameos with folks like "Weird Al" Yankovic, Fabio, and William Shatner.


Peter Pan and the Pirates

You might vaguely remember this take on the classic J.M. Barrie Peter Pan tale, but it ran for a whopping 65 episodes! Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates expanded upon the Pan lore with treasure hunts, fantasy monsters, and plenty of swashbuckling. The biggest claim to fame was that the main villain, Captain Hook, was voiced by the legendary Tim Curry. It was a fitting role for him, as his diabolical laugh is second to none.


Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

This animated show was one of many "what if we take this classic character and put him/her in the future?" stories that are often pitched for TV.  This cartoon took all of Sherlock Holmes' stories and threw in some futuristic science fiction such as making Sherlock Holmes a cellular rejuvenated version of himself, making Watson a robot, and making Moriarty a wacked-out clone. Needless to say, Holmes' future adventures only last two seasons.


Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire

This '90s cartoon show was based off the real-life stuntman character that has been portrayed by Bob Einstein since the 1970s. The oddball stunts of Dave Osborne were entertaining, but it's kind of weird that Fox created a children's cartoon based off a guy that did The Atomic Yo-Yo Stunt and other antics for late night comedy shows a decade before their target audience was born. But yeah, it happened. If you don't believe it, episodes can be found with a simple Google search.


Taz-Mania

Starting back in 1991, kids were treated to seeing the incoherent whirling-dervish Taz engage in sitcom-like hijinks with his normal-by-comparison family. Someone looked at Taz's animalistic confrontations with Bugs Bunny in classic Looney Tunes cartoons and thought "let's make him a bell hop that has a Bing Crosby-impression for a father." Despite its weirdness, Taz-Mania successfully ran for 65 episodes!


The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police

Based off the offbeat comic book series and point-and-click video game, Sam & Max: Freelance Police was a short-lived dog-and-rabbit-buddy-cop cartoon that relied on absurdity and puns to entertain. The show's niche humor either made audiences love it immensely or groan with hatred, with very little room in between. While the show never really caught on in the U.S., it won Best Animated Series at the 1998 Gemini Awards in Canada. The canine gumshoe and his wild rabbit pal would be in a number of critically acclaimed video games long after the show's cancellation.


The Pirates of Dark Water

This episodic seafaring adventure may have aired full seasons on ABC, but the original mini-series got its start on Fox Kids. The Pirates of Dark Water followed Ren and his ragtag crew (it's always a ragtag crew, isn't it?) as they collect the 13 Treasures of Rule in order to stop his world from being consumed by the ominous Dark Water. The show had great character models and an imaginative story, but the show was canceled before our heroes were able to obtain all 13 treasures. Fun fact, the original miniseries had the monkey-bird, Niddler, voiced by Roddy McDowall.


The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Based off a Frank Miller comic book, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot only lasted for two seasons, but had a great premise. The Astro Boy-ish Rusty is a highly enhanced robot but has the mind of young child. To help train Rusty to fight evil, the government brought in Rusty's idol, the celebrated battle robot known as "The Big Guy," out of retirement.

However, unbeknownst to Rusty, "The Big Guy" is just a robot suit with a human pilot inside. The government has to keep all of this a secret from Rusty, fearing the truth would override his emotional circuits. It's like when you're trying to keep your kid brother from finding out that Santa Claus isn't real, but your brother can shoot nucleoproton blasts from his hands.



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Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:28:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/fox-kids-shows-you-forgot-about/erik-barnes
<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Archer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-archer/ranker-tv
For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Archer, with the help of your votes. Starring the multi-talented H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer, this comedy about secret agents has grown more popular than FX could have ever imagined. It's hard to argue that Archer isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? From cancer scares to drug deals gone wrong, the show has really done it all. What season of Archer really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up the top Archer seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

If you haven't seen the new season of Archer, please know there might be spoilers below.
The Best Seasons of Archer,

Archer Season 6
Air Dates: January 8, 2015, to April 2, 2015

This sixth season sees ISIS reactivated and carrying out the same old crazy missions. Archer finds a stranded Japanese soldier in Borneo, goes on an assassination mission, and retrieves a CIA agent. Plus Archer and Lana go on a holiday that proves to be disastrous.

Great episodes this season include "Three to Tango," "Nellis," and "Reignition Sequence."
 
Memorable moments: 
- Archer explaining why Ireland is an Axis power
- Pam climbing up a building with Archer's and Lana's child

Archer Season 3
Air Dates: September 15, 2011, to March 22, 2012

Although this season had its initial 16 episode order reduced to 13, it still delivered plenty of comedic espionage. Archer, lost after Season 2's adventures, goes through a series of misadventures, as do his ISIS colleagues, who are searching for him. There is a major revelation about one of ISIS's members, and a reunion with Katya. 

Key episodes include "Heart of Archness," "The Man from Jupiter," and "Bloodly Ferlin." 

Memorable moments:
- Archer becoming a Pirate King
- Ray showing that he can walk
- Archer dismayed with Burt Reynolds
Archer Season 7
Air Dates: March 31, 2016 ot June 2, 2016


The seventh season sees the core group working as Private Investigators. The "Figgis  Agency" is involved in recovering a sex tape, a hostage situation and an insurance scam.
Sterling's attraction to an actress is straining the relationship to Lana and Barry Dylan comes back.

Great episodes this season include "Deadly Prep", "Double Indecency" and the final episode "Deadly Velvet: Part II".

Memorable moments:
- Archer proposes to Lana (or does he?)
- Malory tries to escape from an underground cell, frees herself from the blindfold, only to see "Archer is to blame for this" written on the wall.
- Archer takes out a gang of thugs, while his mother believes it all to be another elaborate voice mail prank.


Archer Season 1
Air Dates: September 17, 2009, to March 18, 2010

This season introduces Archer as a self-absorbed and arrogant - though competent - agent who seeks only to use the agency's resources for a luxurious life. It shows all the antics that happen because of his mother, who runs ISIS, Lana (the best agent in the group), and Cyril, a flawed finance officer with the hots for Lana. 

Significant episodes from the first season include "Diversity Hire," "Moneypot," and "The Rock."

Memorable moments:
- Archer teaching Cyril Krav Maga
- Pam seducing a coworker
Archer Season 4
Air Dates: January 17, 2013, to April 13, 2013

Suffering from amnesia due to his mother's marriage, Archer flips burgers as his colleagues try to jolt his memory back. Then he returns to ISIS and hijinks ensue.

Unforgettable episodes this season include "The Wind Cries Mary," "Vicious Coupling," and "Un Chien Tangerine."
 
Memorable moments: 
- Pam getting beaten up in a fight
- Archer getting bitten in a... sensitive area
- A Bob's Burgers crossover

Archer Season 2
First Aired: January 27, 2011

In this season, Malory is wiped of her finances, Archer gets checked for cancer and Carol/Cheryl finding out that she is a wealthy heiress.

Funny episodes include "A Growing Concern," "Tragical History," and "White Nights."  

Memorable moments: 
- Archer's use of the Ludovico technique on his mother
- Archer's rampage after learning of the fake cancer drugs

Archer Season 5
Air Dates: January 13, 2014, to April 21, 2014

This season sees a major turnaround as ISIS is disbanded. But Archer reveals he hid a significant amount of cocaine, so the former ISIS agents form a drug cartel. It's a season full of homages to the 1980s, from the title Archer Vice to the various references to the drug culture of the time.

Key episodes include "A Kiss While Dying," "Smugglers' Blues," and "Palace Intrigue." 

Memorable moments:
- Cocaine Pam!
- Archer confronts his fear of crocodiles
- Archer helps deliver Lana's baby
- Cheryl becomes a country music superstar


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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:50:43 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-archer/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Current TV Characters We Love to Hate]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-characters-we-love-to-hate/anncasano

Which current TV villain of 2016-2017 do you love to hate? In any story, without a villain, there is no hero. It’s a simple formula of good versus evil that has stood the test of time in all manner of fiction. Television is rich with nefarious baddies with sinister plans to take power and control at any cost. These are the best current TV characters you love to hate.

We’ve all heard the expression “love to hate” a million times. But what does it really mean? Even though we are rooting against (usually) the bad guy, it doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy watching him or her work their magic. The best current TV villains don’t have to play by the rules, they make their own rules. They don’t have a rigid set of moral codes to follow like their counterparts. In other words, they do what they want, when they want.

These love to hate characters are often given the richest character development and the most humorous lines of dialogue. Very often, they are played larger than life. While we expect the hero to eventually overtake the villain, watching baddies scheme, is almost as enjoyable as seeing the good guy foil their wicked plans.

Not all the characters on this list are straight up heels. Some are just extremely flawed and unlikable. We hate them, but then find ourselves loving them as well. Sometimes TV relationships are just as complicated as real life ones.

Let your voice be heard. Be sure to vote up the TV villains you love to hate the most and vote down the villainous television characters about which you can't find anything at all to love.


Current TV Characters We Love to Hate,

Cersei Baratheon
Cersei is just one of a long list of villains on Game of Thrones. She is cold-hearted and power hungry. However, she loves her children and somehow puts aside her own ambitions for the good of her kids. Even for Game of Thrones fans who truly hate Cersei, the whole walk of shame scene had to provide her character with at least a little sympathy.

Mr. Burns
Even animated shows need a villain! Mr. Burns, the vile selfish millionaire, uses the weak to maintain his fortune, however, his nefarious ways seem to keep the rest of Springfield somewhat honest. Excellent.

Carl Grimes
Here's the thing about Carl. Everyone thinks they want the irritating teen to get bit by a walker. But if he goes away for good, audiences may wind up missing him. Where else are we going to see that kind of 1970s haircut?

Juliette Barnes
Juliette can get really angry for no reason and definitely has spoiled brat moments. But she's worked hard to be a chart-topping country singer super star. She will never be anyone's favorite character, she's way too abrasive and bitter. However, we can appreciate her troubled past and the many obstacles that she has had to overcome.

Francis Underwood
President Underwood lied, cheated, and even murdered in order to crawl his way up the political ladder. Yet, we still find ourselves totally enamored with the House of Cards villain and his deliciously evil ways.

Claire Underwood
Just when we think Francis Underwood is the most ruthless person on television, along comes his wife Claire to make him look like a wimp. There is much to admire about the First Lady, her ambition is boundless and almost redeeming in a strange way.

Ramsay Snow
None of the vile, villainous, horrific characters on Game of Thrones can even hold a candle to Ramsay. He's truly a total psychopath with no remorse or sympathy for anyone else. He is fueled by power, rage, and pure evil. Yet, he may be the best thing on the HBO drama. Nothing is more powerful than a villain without a heart, no doubt every spectator has their eyes glued to the small screen every time he makes an appearance.

Lucious Lyon
Luscious Lyon never had a friend that he wouldn't betray. The record company executive worked his way to the top and is willing to manipulate anyone to stay there. He calls himself a god, and he means it. He's certainly the "bad guy" on Empire, but he's just so fun to watch.

Oswald Cobblepot
The Penguin may not look like the face of evil, but don't let the messy hair and wobbly walk fool you. There is no super hero without a villain of equal strength. And although we aren't rooting for The Penguin to take down Gotham, we definitely love to watch his sinister attempts.

Jacqueline Vorhees, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jacqueline is the opposite of Kimmy. Kimmy is sweet, naive, and always looking out for others. Jacqueline is crass, self-absorbed, and only looking out for herself. Even still, we appreciate her journey to marry to the top, and the fact that she knows she's not the nicest person in the world, makes her absurdness somehow human.


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<![CDATA[Current TV Shows with the Best Overall Acting]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-with-the-best-acting/ranker-tv

Acting classes are expensive. That's why the aspiring actors and actresses of tomorrow should watch these current TV shows with the best acting today. Studying the performers in these 2016-2017 television series, which are all currently filming more episodes, will undoubtedly help one’s own performance. These are the shows whose stars make you laugh, cry, and fall in love, all thanks to the amazing acting talents of the cast as a whole. Whether it is Jeffrey Tambor and the rest of the Transparent cast or the gang on Veep, these shows have the best overall acting on television today. 

Though many of these series also have great writing and nuanced individual performances, what really sets them apart are the ways in which the entire casts of every show are great performers. Even if it is not technically an ensemble series, every actor and actress in Better Call Saul and Fargo surely make FX proud every day. When it comes to Netflix, it is no surprise that Orange Is The New Black received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble. Watching Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie is like watching a master class in acting, while William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum consistently impress viewers on Shameless.

These network, cable, and premium channel shows are all airing right now and all have incredible casts. Which TV shows below do you think have the best acting? Cast your votes on what you think are the best TV casts currently on air and be sure to add any other well-acted series for others to vote on.


Current TV Shows with the Best Overall Acting,

The Big Bang Theory

Supernatural

Game of Thrones

Modern Family

Sherlock

The Walking Dead

American Horror Story
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House of Cards

Orange Is the New Black

How to Get Away with Murder


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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:39:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-with-the-best-acting/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Hardcore Ladies from Game of Thrones]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-badass-ladies-from-game-of-thrones/ranker-of-thrones
Game of Thrones isn't exactly known for being very nice to its female characters, but when you get right down to it, the ladies of "Game of Thrones" are some of the most badass, powerful women on television. They've got dragons and magic and battle skills and are masters of manipulation. Each of these characters is awesome in her own, special way.

From the Mother of Dragons to the Mother of Demons, all those who mess with the ladies on this list get what's coming to them. Some, like Yara Greyjoy are in command of their own men, while others quietly control events from the background. And don't underestimate even the youngest women listed here - Arya Stark might still be a child, but she won't hesitate to own you with her swordfighting skills.

Vote up the most badass ladies from Game of Thrones and be sure to check out Ranker of Thrones for more GoT badassery.
The Most Hardcore Ladies from Game of Thrones,

Arya Stark
Arya Stark gets revenge, gets Needle back, and proves herself a true badass. "Something wrong with your leg, boy?"

And then of course there was the time she hit Joffrey.

Cersei Baratheon
Love her or hate her (and we know you hate her), you have to admit that Cersei is cunning, manipulative, and yes, powerful.

"Oh, wait, I changed my mind." She's the worst, but she's also a badass.

Daenerys Targaryen
Um, yeah the Mother of Dragons speaks Valyrian.
Catelyn Stark
Lady Catelyn may seem sweet and quiet, but knows how to bring it when necessary.

"Show them how it feels to lose what they love." Indeed.

Brienne of Tarth
Two quick deaths. Just two.
Asha Greyjoy
How many women in the world of "Game of Thrones" can just decide to take a ship and some awesome fighters and go get back her brother (even if he is just Theon)?

At least one of them can. Yara (who was named Asha in the books) is a kickass warrior who knows what she's doing.
Melisandre
Evil, Mother of Demons... sure. But definitely badass. After all, the night is dark and full of terrors and Melisandre has some powerful magic.
Ygritte
Ygritte is even a badass, independent, awesome lady, when tied up, being led around by Jon Snow. Who, obviously, knows nothing.
Margaery Tyrell
Margaery the master manipulator. She's subtle with her badassery, quietly plotting secret plans all over King's Landing.

The queen indeed.
Olenna Redwyne
Margaery's grandmother, the matriarch of House Tyrell is the Dowager Countess of "Game of Thrones." A sassy lady who's really pulling all the strings, nothing gets past her.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:20:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-badass-ladies-from-game-of-thrones/ranker-of-thrones
<![CDATA[The Greatest TV Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-tv-characters-of-all-time
List of TV's most memorable characters, of all time, chosen by the Ranker community. What makes a character live on in the public's memory, even years after the original run of their respective TV programs? In some cases, it's the amount of depth that the show's writers, actors and other creators were able to bring to the character over the course of many years. For many of the greatest TV characters of all time, audiences feel like they get to know personalities like Dexter Morgan from "Dexter." Even after the show leaves the air, they may not want that relationship to end. (Thankfully, they don't have to, as many shows live on for years after their cancellation on DVD and in syndication.) The best TV characters are ones that you feel like you know and that you'd want to be friends with.

TV has brought many famous characters to life who have been extremely compelling, even if they are not entirely likeable. Viewers may not wish to know dangerous, shadowy figures like Tony Soprano, Vernon Schillinger, and Omar Little in reality, but following their exploits safely from the comfort of your living room can be appealing. Likewise, people who might be aloof or downright unpleasant in real life - think "Mad Men's" Don Draper or Al Swearengen of "Deadwood" - can prove charming, even admirable, when seen at a distance, with the subtext and intricacy that a top long-running TV show can provide.

Who is the greatest TV character ever? This list contains the names of the greatest, most fascinating, and most enduring fictional characters from TV of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and if some of your favorite popular characters aren't represented, go ahead and re-rank the list to contribute to the discussion.
The Greatest TV Characters of All Time,

Bart Simpson

Brian Griffin

Dr. Gregory House

Homer Simpson

Peter Griffin

Spock

Stewie Griffin

Tony Soprano

Tyrion Lannister

Walter White


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Thu, 24 May 2012 06:20:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-tv-characters-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Highest Rated Series Finales]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-series-finales-v1/televisionlife
A list of programs with the highest rated series finales of all time. These are the best series finales; the ones tv viewers sat down the most to watch. A series finale is the last episode of a television series and typically where the story finally comes to an end. The best finales, of course, are the ones that are planned well in advance. Impromptu series finales are sometimes broadcast when a series has enough advanced warning that they've been cancelled. The TV programs on this ist had the most popular, greatest series finales.
The Highest Rated Series Finales,

All in the Family
Amount of Viewers: 40.2 Million
Cheers
Amount of Viewers: 84.4 Million
Family Ties
Amount of Viewers: 36.3 Million
Friends
Amount of Viewers: 60.46 Million
Home Improvement
Amount of Viewers: 35 Million
Magnum, P.I.
Amount of Viewers: 50.7 Million
M*A*S*H
Amount of Viewers: 105.94 Million
Seinfeld
Amount of Viewers: 76.3 Million
The Cosby Show
Amount of Viewers: 44.4 Million
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Amount of Viewers: 50 Million

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 19:01:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-series-finales-v1/televisionlife
<![CDATA[The Best Animated Movie Posters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-animated-movie-posters/randolph
Behind every good animated movie is an equally impressive movie poster, but between the classic Disney movies to the newer CGI animated films, the battle for the best animated movie poster continues. You can be the judge or even add your own favorite poster to this of the top animated movie posters of all time.

Movie posters for animated films evolved throughout the years just as the quality of the animation within each movie did as well. Older movies, such as the Disney flicks like Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first Disney production, came with basic posters, while the newest movies, complete with computer-generated animation, are detailed, crisp and exciting.

But which is best? The classic or the new and improved? Vote for your favorite animated movie poster or add one we've missed!
The Best Animated Movie Posters,

WALL-E

Coraline

Finding Nemo

Lilo & Stitch

Mulan

The Lion King

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Toy Story 3

Up

How to Train Your Dragon


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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 05:03:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-animated-movie-posters/randolph
<![CDATA[The Best Syfy Original Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-syfy-original-shows/ranker-tv
The Syfy channel (originally called the Sci-Fi Channel) is a cable and satellite TV station that is owned by NBCUniversal Cable, a division of Comcast. The Syfy channel has produced tons of well-known original series and miniseries, all in the science fiction genre. What are the best Syfy original shows of all time?
 
The science fiction genre has produced some of the absolute best movies, books, and television series of all time. The combination of imaginative elements, space, futuristic tones, the concept of time travel, life on other planets, and advanced technology have made science fiction an extremely successful genre.
 
This list features the best Syfy original shows, ranked by the community as the best, including, "Space: Above and Beyond," "Battlestar Gallactaca," "Warehouse 13," and "Stargate Universe." Vote up the best Syfy original shows below and see how the science fiction programs you love on this network rank!
The Best Syfy Original Shows,

Battlestar Galactica

Farscape

Stargate Atlantis

Stargate SG-1

Eureka

Warehouse 13

The Magicians

Continuum

The Expanse

Killjoys


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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:49:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-syfy-original-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Worst Project Runway Looks Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-project-runway-looks-ever/brigittenajarian

Project Runway is usually known for being a facilitator of unforgettable designs, but not always. This show is worth watching half the time just for the heinous fashion choices some designers choose to execute. The term "hot mess" has never been used more correctly or frequently in any given situation. 

Let's revisit these past looks and be thankful for the fact that we weren't the models who had to wear these outfits. Those poor girls (and man) may have been featured on national television, but at what cost? This is a memoriam to their dignity and the looks that should never have crossed the runway.


The Worst Project Runway Looks Ever,

Wendy Pepper’s Candy Bikini
There's nothing more that women hate than going bathing suit shopping. Good thing Wendy Pepper made things easier by hanging colorful balls off of her model's crotch.
Santino's Gingerbread Lingerie Debacle
Santino's version of gingerbread involves lingerie that looks like it was made by German children. Poor Heidi had to witness her country's beloved fable be brought to life in such tattered disgrace. 
Ping’s Burlap Butt Flap
Oh Ping, your legacy will always be remembered in your infamous butt flap in the Burlap Challenge. Judges could see the model's tush, but apparently not Ping's vision. 
The Bloody '60s
This poor model. He probably always gets type casted as the murdering hippie on all of his auditions. 
The '80s Looked Better Than This
It's like a magician's trick gone wrong. Why are there so many colors of such a bad thing?
Blayne Walsh’s Rainbow Torture Nightmare
This is probably the best known disaster in "Project Runway" history. Who knew beige leotards, leather bondage, and rainbow colored tule didn't go together?!
Mitchell's Muumuu
This challenge was about designers creating a red carpet look that exemplified who they were. Mitchell is obviously a pregnant housewife in the 1700's. 
Emilio's Barely There String Bikini
Barbarella was a vixen who could rock a metallic bikini in winter, but she would never be caught dead in this disaster. This bikini would be rightly appropriate if she was a flag girl sponsoring Pepto-Bismol in a drag race.
The Avant Garde Butterfly
If this model's shoulders could talk, they would say, "Help! Help! We're being smothered down here!" Although this could be a possible redesign for football players' uniforms everywhere.
The Hershey's Kiss of Death
The chocolate is delicious, but once you're done with the wrapper, you should throw it away. Like this outfit, it was better left in the recycling bin. 

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:02:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-project-runway-looks-ever/brigittenajarian
<![CDATA[Where You've Seen the American Horror Story Actors Before]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/other-roles-by-american-horror-story-actors/devon-ashby
Each new season of American Horror Story, one of television's creepiest shows, seems to be the most skin-crawlingly bizarre one yet. With the show's repertory cast becoming reassuringly familiar to audiences, it's worth exploring past roles of the American Horror Story cast, and where you've seen some of these talented and versatile actors prior to their current foray into the mad and the macabre on this hit FX horror series.

Setting it apart from similar shows of its caliber, is that the AHS creators make a point of casting the crazy American Horror Story characters with big-name stars, to the point that some critics have accused the show, exasperatedly, of "stunt casting." For a show with such a deliciously campy feel, however, casting performers with a strange and various body of work under their belt seems like a no-brainer - but even most actors you recognize are harder to pigeonhole than you might expect.

Below is a list of American Horror Story performers paired with appearances they've made outside of the series - the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. This American Horror Story trivia will keep you guessing!
Where You've Seen the American Horror Story Actors Before,

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is a Hollywood heavyweight on par with Lange and Bates. A few years prior to her first appearance on Horror Story, she popped up in several episodes of the spy thriller Alias, as CIA director Hayden Chase.
Denis O'Hare
Fans of the gruesome and gory may already have recognized Denis O'Hare from his role as high-ranking vampire aristocrat Russell Edgington on HBO's True Blood. Howeverhis horrific burn-scar makeup when he first turned up on Murder House initially made him a little tough to place.
Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts appeared in a slew of notable big-screen roles, including We're the Millers and fledgling director Gia Coppola's indie darling Palo Alto. Fans of Roberts's vampy, two-faced sexuality in Coven and Freak Show, however, may be shocked to learn that she began her career playing perky tween Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous.
Evan Peters
Before making his debut on American Horror Story, Evan Peters perfected his sulky charisma playing ironically-named high school student Jack Daniels on One Tree Hill.
Frances Conroy
Before appearing on all four seasons of American Horror Story, Frances Conroy won a Golden Globe (and was nominated for several Emmys) for her starring role as Ruth Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under.
Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange is old school Hollywood royalty, and has been starring in critically acclaimed and award-winning classic films (like King Kong, All that Jazz, and Cape Fear) since the 1970s. More recently, Lange made an artificially-aged appearance alongside Drew Barrymore in HBO's fictionalized version of the famously quirkly mother-daughter documentary, Grey Gardens.
John Carroll Lynch
Before he gave the world nightmares playing Twisty on Freak Show, John Carroll Lynch appeared as escaped convict Varlyn Stroud on the similarly-carnival-themed series, Carnivàle.
Kathy Bates
Like Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates is an established Hollywood powerhouse with too many unforgettable headlining roles to keep track of. However, fans who remember her from Titanic, About Schmidt, or Misery, may have missed her memorable string of appearances as Jo Bennett on NBC's The Office.
Michael Chiklis
Before he played an emotionally tortured strong man on Freak Show, Michael Chiklis played an emotionally tortured vice cop on FX's The Shield.
Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson has been working in film and television since the early 90s. In 2005, before cranking up the high emotion for American Horror Story, she appeared on HBO's Deadwood as the exceedingly composed Ms. Isringhausen.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/other-roles-by-american-horror-story-actors/devon-ashby
<![CDATA[Anime Based on Journey to the West]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/anime-based-on-journey-to-the-west/chinofernandez
Journey to the West is a novel from China thought to have been authored by Wu Cheng'en. The story is that of a monk who travels westward in search of sacred scrolls. He is given three protectors on his journey. One of these protectors however becomes more popular than the monk himself. The monkey character, Sun Wukong, becomes the inspiration for many manga and anime characters, not the least of them the similarly named Son Goku of Dragonball Z. But there have been many precursors of Son Goku. Let's see some of them. 
Anime Based on Journey to the West,

Monkey Magic
This is a direct retelling of the original tale itself. Goku here is Kongo, and there is more focus on other monkey characters like him. The show however was discontinued after the sixth episode, probably because the animation quality was more stop motion than fluid. 
Shinzo
In the future, an alien race called Enterrans take over Earth. For some reason, they lead to the near-extermination of humans. Now three Enterrans are tasked with protecting the last human, so his race could propagate once again. 
Dragon Ball
This of course is the most popular adaptation of Sun Wukong from Journey to the West, right down to the tail and flying cloud. Yes, there was a flying cloud in the original tale. Even the name, that became Son Goku. He would evolve in Dragonball Z into a powerful alien fighter. It's likely that his alien origin was actually a retcon from this toilet-humor filled pastiche. Yet the real inspiration for Goku was the Monkey King Sun Wukong. 
Saiyuki
The Saiyuki series features four males who are analogous to the four adventurers of Journey to the West. They are ostensibly human, although the comparisons to the originals of the Chinese tale are obvious. Their task in this anime is to prevent the awakening of a Demon King, or to fight him if it happens. In another sense, the Saiyuki characters have the feel of an Asian boyband, similar to F4. 
Starzinger
One of the first science fiction adventures based on the character of Sun Wukong. Jan Cogon has the same headband, uses a staff, and rides on a spaceship that substitutes for the flying cloud that Wukong uses in the original tale. This added a unique space opera touch to the legend of the monkey king. Also, the character of Sanzo is replaced by a female, a space princess. 
Monkey Typhoon
Monkey Typhoon is a post-apocalyptic version of the tale where the three guardians are robots. Goku and his cohorts are asobots, special robots whose powers can be unlocked by certain artifacts. Sanzo, the human among them, is the son of a scientist who created asobots. Together, they look for artifacts that will save the world. 
Grandson Sky
While the entire cartoon is not about him, Grandson Sky is based on the main character of Journey to the West. He has the same headband, is Chinese in origin and knows kungfu. I never saw a staff, though. 
Alakazam the Great
Alakazam the Great was one of legendary animator Ozamu Tezuka's early projects. He retells the story of Sun Wukong, although it does not go into much depth as the other animes. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:08:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/anime-based-on-journey-to-the-west/chinofernandez
<![CDATA[The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2016-network-drama-tv-series/lanayoshii
The major network channels have created some of the most entertaining drama series to watch.  In 2016, there have been some great TV shows on air.  They can be crime, medical, supernatural, historical, superhero and science fiction types of shows.  Which have been the most enjoyable to watch?
The Best 2016 Network Drama TV Series,

Criminal Minds

Person of Interest

Chicago Fire

Elementary

The Blacklist

Gotham

How to Get Away with Murder

Lucifer

Code Black

Blindspot


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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:02:38 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2016-network-drama-tv-series/lanayoshii
<![CDATA[The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rick-and-morty-characters/greg-hahn
Hey kids, who are the best Rick and Morty characters? Are you a...uhh... do you like <BURP> science? H-how bout cartoons about adventure and junk? C-cuz Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon created this Adult Swim show about... hoo-boy, a scientist, Rick Sanchez, and his grandson, Morty Smith. Rick & Morty! A hundred times Rick and Morty!

This cartoon series features an unusually sprawling cast, so there are plenty of strange creatures to vote up on this list of favorite Rick and Morty characters. Whether you love Bird Person or Ice-T, it's time to get schwifty, folks!

The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters,

Rick Sanchez

Morty Smith

Snuffles

Jerry Smith

Mr. Poopybutthole

Scary Terry

Krombopulos Michael

Squanchy

Birdperson

Mr. Meeseeks


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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:42:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rick-and-morty-characters/greg-hahn
<![CDATA[15 Winston and Ferguson Moments on New Girl That Capture Cat Lovers Perfectly]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-winston-ferguson-new-girl-moments/machk

New Girl is one of the best shows on television, because it portrays relationships absolutely perfectly. All types of relationships, including those between cats and their owners. Ever since Winston Bishop stole his ex-girlfriend's cat and decided not to kill it, America has been in the presence of one of the greatest on-screen duos in the history of the medium. Winnie the Bish & Ferguson or GTFO. With that in mind, it's time to take a gander at the best Winston and Ferguson moments. 

Benchmarks in Winston and Ferguson's love affair include emotional breakthroughs, epic quests, and the "Winston and Ferguson about to split some pasta" song. Which is probably the greatest song ever written, as Paul McCartney has apparently secretly admitted to those most dear to him. On this list you will find some of the most ridiculous Winston and Ferguson scenes, which are also some of the most spot-on cat person moments ever. The love between Winston and Ferguson has spanned many seasons, but it will truly last forever. This list of best Winston and Ferguson moments is dedicated to all the cat lovers out there.

Read on for the most spot-on New Girl cat person moments, and leave a comment if you think anything is missing from this list. 


15 Winston and Ferguson Moments on New Girl That Capture Cat Lovers Perfectly,

Winston Buys a Cat Hotel

Season 5, Episode 11

The Ferguson Moment: A mysterious box arrives at the loft, and Winston insists it isn't his, because it's too big to be a pair of pants and too small to be a cat hotel, and there's nothing else he would order. 

Why It's Perfect: You dream of having the space and money to give your cat everything she deserves. A cat mansion! A cat convertible (catmobile?)! Your cat should have it all. And Winston realizes the dream, living in a spacious loft on his LAPD salary. 


Winston Sings Ferguson a Pasta Song

Season 3, Episode 3

The Ferguson Moment: Winston sings Ferguson a beautiful song about the leftover pasta they're about to share. "Hey, you want to split that pasta from last night, hmm? Winston and Ferguson 'bout to split some pasta. Yeah, man, you know I got wuv for you. Got nothing but love for you."

Why It's Perfect: As a cat lover, you need to believe your cat understands, or at least enjoys, the songs you sing to her. Come, cats just get it. They understand. Because there are so, so many songs to be sung, and they are sung so, so often. Cats are the perfect audience. You feel better singing to them than you would in front a packed house at Carnegie Hall. 


Winston Brushes Ferguson, and They Have Spirited Banter

Season 5, Episode 2

The Ferguson Moment: While brushing knots out of Ferguson's hair, Winston tells him they're in a "hairy" situation. And he can't get over how funny it is.

Why It's Perfect: You spend so much time with your cat every day, but the jokes just don't get old. And there are so many! Plus, your cat totally thinks they are funny, fur real. It's a purr-fect situation. Are you kitten me? Sorry, that was clawful. Let's try to remain pawsitive about the situation. 


Winston Takes Weekly Selfies with Ferguson

Season 4, Episode 22

The Ferguson Moment: Winston dramatically reveals to the gang that he takes weekly selfies with Ferguson, and proceeds to scroll through them while laughing to himself. The conversation includes Winnie the Bish loudly proclaiming "If I were off my rocker, would I take a weekly selfie with my cat?" 

Why It's Perfect: Look through the photos on any cat lover's phone. Seriously, do it. At least half of them will be of a cat. Do you have a cat? Take out your phone. Open the camera roll. Be honest with yourself. How many cat pictures are in there? 


Winston Refers to Jess as Ferguson's Sister

Season 5, Episode 2

The Ferguson Moment: While Winston is brushing Ferguson, Jess admits to him that she's in love with her boyfriend's parents, but doesn't like her boyfriend. Angry and disappointed, Winston tells Ferguson to clear his schedule, because he "needs to talk to [Ferguson's] sister." He also asks Ferguson whether he's been hanging around the wharf, because he's got a big knot in his fur. 

Why It's Perfect: Cats are part of your family, just like everyone living in the house, and should be addressed as such! They can be children, siblings, even grandchildren. No matter what, cats deserve a spot in the family tree. 


Winston Tries to Get Ferguson Laid

Season 3, Episode 4

The Ferguson Moment: Winston, realizing Ferguson will never be able to bone after he's neutered, decides to find him a female so he can experience the joy of coitus.

Why It's Perfect: Sometimes, you can get too invested in your cat's emotional needs. Is he content with his daily routine? Is she emotionally fulfilled? Sexually satisfied? The episode asks a tough ethical question: what is the existential responsibility of robbing your feline of a lifetime of sexual pleasure for the sake of protecting any offspring it might have from a life of misery? And, actually, do cats even enjoy sex? 


Winston Makes Food Dishes for the Gang

Season 4, Episode 12

The Ferguson Moment: Nick and Coach discover Winston has made not only Ferguson, but everyone in the loft, including himself, a personalized cat foot dish. 

Why It's Perfect: Once you own a cat, you realize: we're all cats, really, deep down inside. They sleep and eat all day, like you wish you could. The only way the relationship between you and your cat could be better is if you were both cats.


Winston Thinks It's So Precious When Ferguson Eats a Dead Raccoon's Eye

Season 3, Episode 9

The Ferguson Moment: When Winnie shows up at a stranger's house to reclaim lost Ferguson, the woman tells him she found Ferguson eating a raccoon's eyeball. Winston is delighted that Ferguson got a tasty treat. He also has buckwild sex with the woman who rescues Ferguson, because they have that special connection. 

Why It's Perfect: In the eyes of cat lovers, kitty can do no wrong. Even the nasty predator stuff doesn't really bother you, including bringing home diseased, desiccated rodents in a wovely wittle display of affection. 


Winston Wants to Bring Ferguson as His Date. JK. No, But for Real.

Season 3, Episode 3

The Ferguson Moment: When Winston forces the gang to invite him on a double date, he jokes about bringing his cat as a date.. kind of. This is just after he tells Ferguson to chill while he makes coffee for him. 

Why It's Perfect: The relationship you have with your cat feels as real and as serious as any romance. In fact, maybe even more so - you know your cat will never betray you like some disgusting, fickle human would. Is there really any good reason someone can't take a cat on a nice date? Social decorum doesn't count.


Winston Can Feel His Lost Cat Is in Pain

Season 3, Episode 9

The Ferguson Moment: When Nick leaves the window open in the loft and Ferguson escapes, Winston panics, claiming he can feel that, wherever he is, Ferguson is in pain.

Why It's Perfect: The connection between you and your cat is mysterious, nay, magical. And when you feel your Cat Sense tingling, it's not something you can ignore. You cat could be hungry. It could be bored. Or it could be ruining the furniture. But something is going on.



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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:03:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-winston-ferguson-new-girl-moments/machk
<![CDATA[TV Shows with More Nudity than Game of Thrones]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-with-most-nudity/knut-bjark-arrundsen
Everyone knows that Game of Thrones is not only a great show, but it's a show full of hot women that are frequently naked. The show gets about as much attention for the amount of nudity on it as it does for being one of the best shows on TV. But, that doesn't mean it's the show with the most nudity on TV. Not by a long shot. That claim to fame goes to the shows on this list. These are the shows with the most nudity on TV. All of the shows on this list can contain an amount of graphic nudity that makes Game of Thrones look like a Disney film.

Everything from Rome nude scenes, to Girls nude scenes. Masters of Sex nude scenes, to Banshee nude scenes, True Blood nude scenes, and beyond! These shows really push the limits of what can be considered a regular TV series and not just porn. So, if you're looking for a new show to watch that is full of nude scenes, this list is a great place to do some research.
TV Shows with More Nudity than Game of Thrones,

True Blood

Rome

Californication

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Shameless

Orange Is the New Black

Black Sails

Outlander

The Girlfriend Experience

Banshee
Banshee is a crime thriller that aired on Cinemax starting in 2013.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 04:51:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-with-most-nudity/knut-bjark-arrundsen
<![CDATA[23 Propane-Loving Tattoos Inspired by King of the Hill]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/king-of-the-hill-tattoos/isadora-teich
If these King of the Hill tattoos are anything to go by, there's no better way to honor a conservative propane-loving small town dad than with a giant tattoo of his face. New episodes of King of the Hill haven't aired in years, but these King of the Hill tattoo ideas will live on forever. Has there been a more memorable TV catchphrase in the last 20 years than "That's my purse! I don't know you?" 

According to all the people who actually got Bobby Hill tattoos, the answer is obviously no. Bobby's hardly the only KotH character worthy of ink, though. Tattoos can be immensely personal and beautiful, but they can also just be hilarious. Or they can be all of those things at once. They can even allude to some of the wildest conspiracy theories in Arlen, Texas.

 Whether you love propane or boggle or have an alias named Rusty Shackleford or not, you are gonna love these tattoos inspired by King of the Hill, I'll tell you h'wat. 

23 Propane-Loving Tattoos Inspired by King of the Hill,

The Gang's All Here

Obey Sweet Lady Propane

The Holy Hill

The Truth Is Out There

Why Don't Any off These Ostriches Have a Beer?

Self Defense 101

The Most Beautiful Lady

In Tribute to Rusty Shackleford

Got His Knee Caps Shot Off in the War

Dale Gribble Will Never Be a Quitter


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:07:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/king-of-the-hill-tattoos/isadora-teich
<![CDATA[The Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cartoons-based-on-live-action-movies/luke-y-thompson
Hollywood today makes movies based on comics and cartoons, where it used to be the other way around. Many popular live-action films have led to cartoon spinoffs that are now more or less forgotten. Couldn't afford a sequel? No problem. Get to animating and cast cheaper actors. The stories could continue a lot longer and introduce a bunch more potentially profitable characters - a hypothetical Man of Steel cartoon, for instance, could have been far less clunky in introducing the other superheroes than Batman v. Superman was.

Animated shows based on blockbuster movies used to be a dime a dozen. This kind of thing used to happen a lot, but nobody has gotten too good at preserving the results (which, admittedly, are not always great). Still, no true franchise fan can complete their knowledge without seeking out these cel-bound spin-offs, and odds are you've forgotten at least a few of these existed. That's why this list is here. Journey now into the past,and find continuations of stories you never knew you needed...and maybe still don't.
The Most Unlikely Cartoons Based on Live-Action Movies,

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Part of the appeal of Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura in the live-action movies was his ability to achieve a cartoon-like physicality. That effect was lost in the translation to animation, but it also makes him a natural in the medium. The cartoons were also kid-friendlier than the movies - if you haven't seen them in a while, they appeal to younger audiences with the slapstick while having some wildly inappropriate sex jokes, one of which was considered transphobic even at the time.

In an animated Jim Carrey doubleheader, the Ace cartoon often ran back-to-back with a cartoon based on The Mask, and eventually both characters met each other in a two-part crossover. And while the darker comic book iteration of The Mask would probably shove a live animal up Ace's butt, he came away relatively unscathed this time. One of the writers on the show, a fellow by the name of Seth MacFarlane, would go on to make much grosser jokes in the years to come.
Back to the Future
Did you ever wonder what happened to Doc Brown and Clara after the events of the movie trilogy? The animated series exists to answer that question, in addition to showcasing the mischievous antics of their kids, Jules and Verne. Returning cast members from the films included Thomas F. Wilson as Biff, Mary Steenburgen as Clara, and James Tolkan as Principal Strickland. Curiously, Christopher Lloyd returned as Doc Brown for live-action segments, but was voiced in the cartoon itself by Dan Castellaneta, better known as the man behind Homer Simpson. Great Scott!

Even if you never knew this cartoon existed, you're probably familiar with its most famous spin-off. In the live-action segments, Doc Brown would give a science demonstration along with his assistant Bill Nye. The popularity of that part of the show eventually led to the Science Guy getting his own show, and the rest of the story is science fact.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
After their first jaunt through the circuits of time on the big screen in 1989, Bill S. Preston, esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan actually had two different TV shows. One was a short-lived live-action affair, but the other, an animated series, was actually pretty successful over two seasons. The series even expanded on the movie's mythology, introducing a new phone booth that allowed the Wyld Stallyns to venture into fictional landscapes and even shrink themselves down to microscopic size.

In its first season, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures found Alex WInter, Keanu Reeves, and George Carlin all returning to voice their characters. When the show jumped from CBS to Fox Kids for its second season, however, the roles were recast.

Clerks
Kevin Smith's thoroughly foul-mouthed black and white 1994 indie isn't an obvious launching pad for a prime time network cartoon, but this did, in fact, happen. Smith developed the show and brought along the whole principal cast, adding Alec Baldwin to the mix as the Mr. Burns-like villain Leonardo Leonardo.

The series was very different from the source material, dialing up the color, absurdism, and pop culture references for an almost Family Guy feel. Nonetheless, only six episodes were created and ABC only aired two (out of order, no less) before axing Clerks.

Godzilla
Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin always intended to make sequels to their 1998 Godzilla remake. Despite its box office success, negative reactions to the film from licensees who lost money and from Toho itself effectively killed franchise plans. Instead, an animated series picked up where the movie left off, with Gojira's sole surviving hatchling growing to full-size and becoming more benevolent towards humanity.

While most of the key roles were recast, with Ian Ziering stepping in for Matthew Broderick, Michael Lerner returned as Mayor Ebert, the filmmakers' mockery of a certain film critic who had panned their previous work. And in a bizarre tribute to another cartoon then on the air, the series introduced a trio of villainous hunters named Bill, Dale, and Hank... after King of the Hill. Yep. Uh-huh. Dang ol' kaiju, man.
Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones was an odd movie to begin with, mixing gross, ugly live-action segments of Bill Murray as a sick zookeeper with animated sequences set inside his body, where a blood cell and a cold pill are mismatched buddy cops in search of a virus.

An entirely animated continuation made a lot more sense, as the unlikely pals find a new body and vow to keep it safe. Making less sense: the fact that Drix the cold pill should have long since dissolved completely.
Spaceballs
If you were wondering when Mel Brooks would get around to making another Spaceballs to spoof the prequels, well, he already did. You might have missed it on G4, though. Along with telling the origin of Dark Helmet as a boy named Pannakin Crybaby, the series spoofed other properties like Grand Theft Auto and Spider-Man.

Sadly, just like George Lucas, Brooks felt the need to explain the Schwartz, which comes from Yogurt's gallbladder.
The Emperor's New Groove
Disney's comedy about a spoiled Incan emperor turned into a llama was a strange one to begin with, particularly since it began life as a much more serious, epic movie and was heavily rewritten to be more comedic. To make it into a TV series, things got even weirder, with emperor Kuzco having to complete his education at an anachronistic high school.

The show was actually better than you may remember. Eartha Kitt returned to play Yzma, and won a Daytime Emmy for it; and a young, then-unknown Chloe Moretz also got an early break as a guest voice.
The Mummy
Before the misguided Tomb of the Dragon Emperor took the Mummy movies in a  new direction, this cartoon was already shifting the focus to young Alex O'Connell, who in this telling has a cursed manacle stuck on his wrist that Imhotep will stop at nothing to regain.

It might have been a whole lot scarier if the Mummy of the title hadn't been voiced by Jim Cummings, best known nowadays as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. He's a real hunny, not a bother.
The Pink Panther
Yes, you know about the Pink Panther cartoon. You probably knew about it before you even heard of the movie. What about The Inspector? Loosely based on Peter Sellers's Clouseau, but less incompetent, the French sleuth transitioned to two dimensions with a sidekick named Deux-Deux, and various '60s character actors like Paul Frees and Larry Storch, who voiced the frustrated police commissioner.

The very first Inspector short even got to team up with yet another high-profile European - James Bond, 007 - as it debuted in theaters as an accompaniment to the Sean Connery-starring Thunderball.

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:15:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/cartoons-based-on-live-action-movies/luke-y-thompson
<![CDATA[Best Netflix Original Comedy Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-netflix-original-comedy-series-v1/lanayoshii

Netflix has many great - and some not-so-great - original comedy series on air today.  Which of their original comedy series are the most entertaining of all of them?


Best Netflix Original Comedy Series,

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Bojack Horseman

Grace and Frankie

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Master of None

Lady Dynamite

Flaked

The Ranch

Trailer Park Boys Out of the Park: Europe

W/ Bob & David


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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:41:54 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-netflix-original-comedy-series-v1/lanayoshii
<![CDATA[15 Real Scientific Principles And Theories Behind Rick And Morty]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hard-science-behind-rick-and-morty-stories/brandon-michaels

Rick and Morty explores a lot of classic sci-fi tropes, like faster-than-light space travel, exploring alternate realities, and building an amusement park inside of a homeless man. So how accurate is the science behind Rick and Morty plots? Well... not very, but there are bits of truth to every episode.

It's possible to disagree with science. If some committee of fancy a**holes disagree about something, you can disagree back. What you can't do is just add a sci-fi word to another word and hope it means something. Ah, references. 

The entire show is built off of the premise of multiple dimensions, all of which are slight to radical variations of our own. This concept is called the Many Worlds Interpretation in the scientific community, and it has been an area of exploration since the 1950s.

The science behind Rick and Morty may be exaggerated, but it's still a core part of the narrative. Some of the best jokes in the series are derived from complex real world ideas and theories. While you may not have noticed it, that basis in reality really grounds the series and gives it some much needed weight. Not that everything is, like, super serious of course. 

Sometimes, science is more art than science. Not a lot of people get that...


15 Real Scientific Principles And Theories Behind Rick And Morty,

"Anatomy Park" Might One Day Be A Reality

The Fantastic Voyage trope is nothing new to the realm of sci-fi. It originated in 1966 with the eponymous Fantastic Voyage. Magic School Bus did it. Futurama did it. Hell, even the Rugrats did it. Everyone who's anyone has shrunk down to enter someone else's body at one point or another. 

But there might actually be some truth to the trope. Microscopic machines have been used to travel inside a living animal, and this technology could one day be used to deliver drugs in humans.


Yes, Robots Can Be Pregnant Sometimes

In "Raising Gazorpazorp," Morty impregnates a sex robot. She gives birth to a half-human, half-gazorpian baby. Yeah, Rick and Morty is pretty f*cking weird somethings.

Gazorpazorp is a planet in the Andromeda Galaxy. The females created incubation sex robots in order to continue the growth of their race without having to procreate with males. The craziest part? Pregnant robots are totally a real thing. One of them even had an emergency c-section.


Love Really Is A Chemical Reaction

In "Rick Potion #9," before Cronenberg-ing the entire planet, Rick tries to explain to Morty that what people call "love" is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed, and he's totally right. Actual legitimate scientists say so. 

Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.


The Show Constantly Brings Up The Many Worlds Theory

The concept of an infinite multiverse basically allows Rick and Morty to do whatever they want. You know, like that time they destroyed the world with a terrible virus and had to travel to another universe so they could basically kill themselves and take their (own) places.

The concept of parallel universes is nothing new, and has actually been around since the '50s. The Many Worlds Theory suggests that every time a new event occurs, multiple universes are created to reflect all of the possible outcomes. 


No Sh*t, DNA Is Super Complicated

In "Rick Potion #9," Rick tries to create a serum that will make Jessica fall in love with Morty, but he accidentally turns her (and everyone else) into a giant praying mantis monster instead.  

To quote the man himself, "Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. Mantises are the opposite of voles? I think DNA is a little more complicated than that, Morty. This should do the trick! Koala mixed with chimpanzee, rattlesnake, cactus, shark, golden retriever, and just a smidge of dinosaur." Modern scientists would probably argue that DNA is even more complicated still.  


Interdimensional Goggles Could Be Realized

We first saw these goggles in "Rick Potion #9" when Rick used them to find another reality he and Morty could go to after they "Cronenberged" theirs. A few episodes later in "Rixty Minutes," Rick lends the goggles to Jerry, Beth, and Summer. They use them to see what their lives might be like in other realities (spoiler: Summer's is always lame). 

We're actually inching closer to this technology every day. Virtual reality software and "augmented reality" technologies are making leaps and bounds in their realism. One day, you too will know what it's like to do cocaine with Johnny Depp. 


Rick's Space Ship Runs On Concentrated Dark Matter

Rick may have built his spaceship from stuff he found lying around in the garage, but it's actually powered by a very sophisticated concentrated dark matter engine. Back in 2009, scientists discovered that dark matter engines might actually be the key to unlocking long distance space travel in the future. Unfortunately, it's only only a theory at this point.


Unity Is Kind Of Real Already

In "Auto Erotic Assimilation" we get to meet one of Rick's old love interests, Unity. Unity is a collective hivemind that can assimilate entire cultures to its will. It takes the forms of multiple genders, races, and even species. Unity assimilates minds by making one of its hosts vomit into another individual's mouth, similar to the way that ants and bees communicate in groups using pheromones. You know, except icky. 


Roy Is Basically The Simulated Universe Theory

In "Mortynight Run," Rick and Morty ditch their responsibilities and spend some time at Blips and Chits playing Roy, a virtual reality simulation game where you play as a guy named Roy, who lives a totally normal life.

Not only is virtual reality gaming blowing up, but some scientists have theorized that our entire reality is actually nothing more than a computer simulation. What if we're all just characters being controlled by different people at some crazy outer space arcade? Could be worse, really. Life could be totally meaningless.


"A Rickle In Time" Exploits Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

Rick and Morty's Season 2 premiere, "A Rickle In Time," is pretty crazy. Like, bananas in fact. Basically, Rick, Morty, and Summer get removed from time and split reality into multiple pieces. The entire episode is based on Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, which states that you can never know the exact position and exact speed of an object. See, if you measure something's position, its speed changes, and vice versa. 

By trying to measure their exact place and speed in space and time, they removed themselves from time all together.



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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:15:49 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/hard-science-behind-rick-and-morty-stories/brandon-michaels
<![CDATA[The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/badass-current-tv-characters/ranker-tv

The most badass current TV characters include men and women who, though they do not exist in reality, are fearless in today's television landscape. The most badass characters on television are the ones who threaten the status quo, stand up for what they believe in, and get the job done. That includes fictional presidents like Selina Meyer (from VEEP on HBO) and Frank Underwood (from House of Cards on Netflix). It also includes old school divas who kick butt, like Rayna James on Nashville, as well as effective criminals, like James Spader's Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist

Some of the most badass characters currently on TV are heroes like Matt Murdoch from Daredevil and Melinda May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But badass television characters can be everyday people too. Take, for instance, Ilana Wexler on Broad City. She lives life her own way (even if it's not always legal). Maybe you'll find some inspiration to live life however you see fit from badass TV characters like Empire's Cookie Lyon who just don't give a damn.

From Olivia Pope to Lucious Lyon, who do you think is the most badass character who can currently be seen on TV in 2016-2017? The list features characters from The 100, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, but if you think we're missing any badass TV characters, add them! 


The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters,

Arya Stark

Daenerys Targaryen

Daredevil

Dean Winchester

Jessica Jones

Sam Winchester

Daryl Dixon

Carol Peletier

Rick Grimes

Melinda May


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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:59:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/badass-current-tv-characters/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Said By Pat Robertson]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-craziest-things-ever-said-by-pat-robertson/ian-tindell
Recently, a devastating series of earthquakes rocked the small Third World country of Haiti. The country now lies in ruins because of this horrible event which has caused a still unknown number of deaths. The reason? According to TV's resident nut job Pat Robertson, it's because the Haitians entered into a pact with the devil and now he's asking them to pay up.

But that's not the only time Pat has offered us some wizard-like insight. Here's a highlight of some of Pat Robertson's most shining moments, starting with the most recent.

What are the craziest things Pat Robertson has said? There are plenty to choose from but these are the highlights (lowlights, depending on your point of view), so sit back, relax and enjoy the crazies things Pat Robertson has ever said.
The Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Said By Pat Robertson,

The Dangers of Yoga
0:48 Connecting yoga to Hinduism and pantheism, Mr. Robertson is convinced that "it gets really spooky". In actuality, the only thing spooky about yoga is if we ever saw Mr. Robertson in a downward dog position. *Shudder*
Pat Robertson on the Earthquake in Haiti
The news anchor may refer to Pat Robertson's "blessing in disguise" (0:19) explanation for the Haiti earthquake as a "pretty optimistic attitude" (0:28), but we sure as hell don't. (See what we did there? hell reference? No? Okay, moving on... )

0:48 - Robertson delivered a damning accusation to the Haitian people by claiming that they "swore a pact with the devil" during the French Revolution. It's a true story. He was there.

This man literally believes in demons AND many people STILL ask him for advice on a regular basis... let's keep going.
Pat Robertson on Gay Marriage/Beastiality
The first minute of this video gives you what Pat Robertson really said, but watch the video from 1:03 to the end get the full Pat Robertson visual and soundtrack. Embrace your hatred...

Mr. Robertson thinks he can define gay marriage on his own terms. Everything that comes out of his mouth is much like what's in his head, unicorns and leprechauns.

He relates gay marriage to polygamy, beastiality, child molestation and pedophilia.

The only plus side of his verbal spillage is that it makes it easier for us to throw out all his ideas on those topics at one time.


Pat Robertson Figures Out How To Deal w/ Your Gay Son
Watch 0:20-1:49 for Pat Robertson's advice on how to cure your gay son.

First of all, the person that calls in refers to their son as "their neighbor". Well, Pat Robertson takes this very well and starts off by correcting the question, saying "he's not your neighbor, he's your son" (0:35). And that's about all the love you're going to get from Pat if you're gay.

From there, he outs all homosexuals as "victims of sexual abuse". Of course, something or someONE has to have MADE them that way, right? Because homosexuality is TOTALLY an STD.

Pat Robertson's head: "Don't sneeze on me! No! No!...Awww, now I'm gay!"

Then he proceeds to call gays an "abomination before God", in a very matter-of-fact way, as he does.

Pat Robertson: Earthquake, Tornadoes = 'Birth Pangs'
0:49 - So, he calls the China earthquake, tornadoes in California, and other natural disasters "birth pangs" for a pregnant Earth... then starts talking about a new order?

The craziest and scariest part is how happy he seems to be about the concept of the biblical apocalypse happening soon... very soon.




September 11th
0:29 - On September 11th, 2001 a terrible tragedy struck our country and we all know who was to blame: the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, homosexuals and jews. Wait, what?

1:15 - The best part of the video, however, is when Pat Robertson (who for once is upstaged by someone just as matter-of-fact-insane as he is) says (bewildered) "Well I -- I totally concur."

If fundamentalism was a comic book, these guys would be Batman and Robin.

That Guy Was A *BLEEP*
I know, I know, lots of Homophobia here... but his ardent belief that homosexuality is the equivalent of "adult cooties" is both sad and hilarious to me.

Pat Robertson takes a call from an angry pro-choice Republican on Larry King Live. He defends himself for a bit, taking a few things the caller said out of context, then the station goes to a commercial break...

01:04 - When he assumes the cameras aren't rolling, Pat Robertson gets really homophobtastic with his vocabulary by calling the guy a certain derogatory term.

The best part is the reassurance he gives the person he's speaking to..."as sure as you're alive."
Pat Robertson on Hurricane Katrina
In another superman-like leap of logic, Pat Robertson links Hurricane Katrina to supporting abortion or "the wholesale slaughter of innocent children."

Whatchu talkin' bout, Robertson? Furthermore, according to our favorite Troll-doll-lookalike, anyone who supports abortion will be "vomited out of the earth" and "be unable to defend themselves."

Is there an unknown clinic harvesting millions of unborn babies for use in Satanic rituals somewhere in Louisiana? If you're listening out there, Pat Robertson says it's your fault! Thanks a lot, guys.
Pat Robertson Predicts Terrorists
Every year Pat Robertson talks to God and God tells him what to expect for the upcoming year.

In 2007, God told him about some terrorist attacks that would happen at the end of the year killing possibly millions of people. MILLIONS. Move over Roland Emmerich, Robertson's got opinions to shoot at America with a THOUGHT-CANNON!

Mr. Robertson padded his prediction by adding that maybe if the people prayed hard enough, the attacks won't happen. I guess in 2007 people prayed hard enough. Not so much in 2001. Clever, Mr. Robertson, real clever.

Watch from 00:20 on.
Pat Robertson on Karate + Chuck Norris
This Pat Robertson clip gets a little tricky because he's almost likable when he starts talking about Chuck Norris. References to "ghetto kids" (0:40) dapple the conversation but hey, the guy's got to start slow. He's like an orchestra of crazy, he needs to "build."

In the long run, a Pat Robertson show is a Pat Robertson show and the crazy s**t has gotta come out somehow. And boy does it come at...

1:00 - when Pat starts talking about martial artists inhaling "demon spirits." He then wards off the audience from having anything to do with that type of stuff.

This is one of the craziest things he's ever said, but with it he's accomplished something awesome and therefore finally contributed something positive to this world: giving us the idea that Chuck Norris' awesomeness is powered by DEMONS. Freaking DEMONS! hell yeah! (See what we did there? hell reference? No? Moving on... )


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Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:55:05 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-craziest-things-ever-said-by-pat-robertson/ian-tindell
<![CDATA[The Top Ten Almost-Gay TV Couples]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-ten-almost-gay-tv-couples/eric-diaz
Before Ellen outed herself on national TV, LGBT characters on TV were few and far between. But over the years, there were many TV couples that could've been outed if times had been different (very different), but were instead portrayed as just almost-gay. From shows like The Odd Couple and My Two Dads, to Bosom Buddies and Laverne & Shirley, here's a list of the top 10 almost-gay couples in TV history.

What are the best gay couples on TV? Or minimum, what are some of the famous gay couples on TV? There are a few to choose from, some you may have suspected, others you may not have. Take a look at these 10 examples and you may be surprised who is on this list. 
The Top Ten Almost-Gay TV Couples,

Bosom Buddies
Bosom Buddies: Kip and Henry. 1980 to 1982 on ABC. Tom Hanks as Kip Wilson/Buffy and Peter Scolari as Henry Desmond/Hildegarde.

After their own apartment is demolished, two men disguise themselves as women in order to live in the dirt cheap women-only Susan B. Anthony Hotel. So two single guys in New York deciding to live as drag queens instead of, I don't know, finding cheaper accommodations elsewhere.

In any event, I think there was some serious Ki Ki going on at the Susan B. (for the uninformed: Ki Ki, pronounced K-eye K-eye, is when two drag queens have sex. I'm here to spread the knowledge.)

Of course, Tom Hanks went on to super stardom, and Peter Scolari went on to resentment. I like to think the character Hanks played in Philiadelphia was the older, more comfortable-with-himself version of his Bosom Buddies character Kip.
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey: 1982 to 1988 on CBS. Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless star as the first lesbian detectives in the NYPD. The misadventures of the two lesbian cops as they... I'm sorry? What? What do you mean they weren't lesbians?

They made the ladies bathroom their office, so no man could come between them, for God's sake.

Just look at the opening credits when, at the 1:00 mark, they get flashed by a man and the ladies aren't phased a bit. They don't have a need for what he's offering.
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 to 1993 on NBC. Neil Patrick Harris is a teenage brilliant doctor who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager with his best friend Delpino (Max Casella).

Okay, maybe this one is only on this list because we all thought there was something about Doogie that pings...and we were right years later.

Plus, just look at the cute teenage puppy love in that pic. It was like the gay Wonder Years.
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island: Gilligan and the Skipper. 1964 to 1967 on CBS. Gilligan and the skipper played by Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr.

Let us get the obvious facts out of the way. The Skipper and Gilligan are both seamen. The Skipper and his "little buddy" share a room (or hut). Good ol' Gilligan always acts like the Skipper's bitch, taking the sort of abuse no one should take.

In my book that's love, baby.

And there is no question: Gilligan is the bottom in this relationship.
Kate & Allie
Kate & Ally: 1984 to 1989 on CBS. Susan Saint James as the free-spirited Kate McArdle and Jane Curtin as her more traditional childhood friend, Allie Lowell.

The premise: the two decide to share a brownstone in New York City's Greenwich Village after their respective divorces, raising their families together.

See a pattern here? Divorce, Greenwich Village...this is way too easy.

It's what we refer to today as "Meridith Baxter Birney Syndrome" or "LLL" Late in Life Lesbian. You know the type: married to a man (usually at a young age), ugly divorce, realizing they like women at about age 40.

Sure they weren't formally known as lesbians on the show, but c'mon....look at those hairdos. You tell me.
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne and Shirley: 1976 to 1983 on ABC. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, roommates who, as the series began, worked in a Milwaukee brewery.

Two 1950's era girls, wearing pants and working at a brewery?

Sure, Shirley was cute and fem, and even had a boyfriend named Carmine but she never married him. She chose a life with her roommate Laverne instead.

Raise any red flags?

In the show's 6th Season, the girls (and unbelievably, the entire supporting cast) decide to flee the intolerant Midwest for liberal Hollywood. You do the math.
My Two Dads
My Two Dads: Michael and Joey. 1987 to 1990 on NBC. Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan.

The premise goes as follows: A single mother dies leaving her daughter parentless. She never knew who the real father of her child was, so the two guys move in together and raise the child together. Yeah...riiiiiight!

This one is so obvious it hurts. So obvious even that 12 year old version of me just assumed this was a show about gay parents when it premiered. But no, the producers had to concoct some bulls**t story about a dead mom that we never see.

Strangely enough, Right Wing Christians did not protest this show as being immoral or "bad for the child". So two men raising a child together is only bad for the kid if they're having sex behind closed doors?
Three's Company
Aired from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. Jack Tripper (John Ritter) pretended to be gay so he could room with two girls, but was secretly a p***y hound along with his equally girl obsessed friend Larry Dallas (Richard Kline).

Or were they?

It seems Larry was more often than not very concerned with Jack's penis and where he was sticking it that night.

Were Jack and Larry really gettin' it on? It was the 70s after all.

Besides, what straight bar would be called the Regal Beagle?
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple: Felix and Oscar. 1970 to 1975 on ABC. It starred Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.

Here are the facts: Felix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is a neat freak while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share the same apartment. Their different lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and canned laughs...and they are the gayest couple you will ever see on TV.

Frankly, it's shocking that by the 70s the notion of two men one prissy as hell, one with failed heterosexual relationships, living together in a Manhattan apartment didn't ring any queer bells at the network.

I mean really...it doesn't get any gayer than this folks.

BONUS: This clip features a young Betty White!
Bert and Ernie
Bert and Ernie: two roommates on the long-running children's show Sesame Street. They are the Muppets version of the Odd Couple, and the sweetest almost gay couple you'll ever meet.

Well, Ernie was anyway; Bert was kind of a moody queen most of the time. And yes, I know they show them sleeping in separate beds, but Lucy and Ricky slept in separate beds too, and somehow we ended up having a little Ricky over on that show.

I say there was an equal amount of lovin'. Was Sesame Street located in Greenwich Village maybe?

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<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-ending-in-2012/greg
This is a list of the TV shows that are ending or have ended in 2012, as voted on by experts and fans alike.

While 2012 hasn't been the bloodbath that 2011 have been with regards to television shows -- remember 'The Playboy Club'? -- there still were a considerable number of shows that saw the light at the end of the tunnel and went for it. Some TV shows ended their runs voluntarily while others went whimpering to the other side. Some cancelled fall 2012 TV shows now include NBC's 'Animal Practice', MTV's 'Jersey Shore' and Showtime's 'Weeds'. They likely won't be the only TV programs to get the axe, however. Shows cost big money. If they don't deliver with ratings quickly, they're gone. It's not exactly fair sometimes, but that's just how it goes. This is a list of all the new 2012 TV shows cancelled so far.

Expect this list of cancelled TV shows in 2012 to be updated. Fox and NBC aren't the only networks that's yanking these shows almost as soon as they start. (When was the last time anyone saw 'The Mob Doctor' on the schedule?) Several new and old programs are already said to be on 'death watch' just a few weeks into this season. Among them: CBS' 'Partners' and ABC's 'Last Resort'. If you're watching these shows, just know there's a very real chance that unless ratings begin to go up, up, up (fast), you might be disappointed if/when they get canned.

And let's not forget that by Spring 2013, shows like 'The Office', 'Fringe' and the talk show 'Anderson' -- which was just announced this week -- will cease to exist. New episodes, at least.

Please rank the canceled 2012 shows from best to worst. And if you don't see your favorite dead TV show, feel free to add it to the list so that others could walk down memory lane with you.


The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012,

CSI: Miami

Desperate Housewives

One Tree Hill

The Closer

Weeds

House

Eureka

Chuck

Cash Cab

Alcatraz


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<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Girls]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-girls/ranker-tv
For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Girls, with the help of your votes. If you're a guy you still might not know who Lena Dunham is, but for young women she is a household name. Girls debuted in 2012 on HBO, and became an instant must-watch show for women (and many men, believe it or not)It's hard to argue that Girls isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? They've all had their own unique charm and memorable moments, but we're asking you to cast your votes for your absolute favorites. What season of Girls really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up the top Girls seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

Girls Season 5 begins February 2016. As soon as the season is completed we will add it to the list so it can be ranked against the others. Be warned that there are spoilers below for the seasons that have already aired, so read carefully if you're still catching up.
The Best Seasons of Girls,

Girls: Season 2
First Aired: December 17, 2012

Hannah takes care of Adam while he nurses a broken leg. Marnie loses her job and the girls find out that Jessa is married. Shoshanna has a relationship that later flames out.

Interesting episodes this season include "Bad Friend," "Boys," and "On All Fours."
 
Interesting moments in this season:  
- Hannah and Elijah doing cocaine for a project 
- Hannah coining the word "sexit" 
- Hannah deals with her OCD

Girls: Season 1
First Aired: April 15, 2012

Aspiring writer Hannah Horvath is cut off from her parents' support and loses her internship. She is joined by friends Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa. The season follows all the trials these young woman making their way in New York City.

Top episodes include "Vagina Panic," "Hannah's Diary," and "Leave Me Alone." 

Interesting moments in this season:
- Jessa finding out her pregnancy was a false alarm  
- Shoshanna getting turned down for being a virgin
- Shoshanna smoking a crack by accident
Girls: Season 4
First Aired: March 10, 2015

Hannah moves to Iowa, hoping it will be easier than New York. Shoshanna tries to find a new job but ends up messing up her attempt. Marnie goes through some tensions with her current flame. 

This season's notable episodes include "Female Author," "Sit-In," and "Daddy Issues." 
 
Interesting moments this season:
- Elijah and Hannah crash a frat party
- Shoshanna ruining her job interview
- Hannah's father revealing that he's gay
Girls: Season 3
First Aired: March 17, 2014

WIth Hannah on medication for her OCD, Marnie recovering from a second breakup, Shoshanna in another relationship, and Jessa in rehab, it's another season of challenges for the girls. 

Significant episodes include "She Said OK," "Free Snacks," and "Two Plane Rides."

Interesting moments in this season:
- Hannah, Adam, and Shoshanna going to pick up Jessa
- Hannah's grandmother Flo dies of pneumonia
- Hannah purposefully gets herself fired from GQ magazine


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<![CDATA[Toy Lines That Never Got the Cartoons They Rightfully Deserved]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/toys-that-never-got-cartoons/greg-hahn

Cartoons for kids and nostalgic toys go hand-in-hand. Heck, some of the most popular animated shows of the '80s and '90s were based on toy lines, and vice-versa. Many shows, including enduring favorites like Transformers, existed just to sell toys.

Unfortunately, some of the coolest toys out there never got a chance to be immortalized in cartoon form. Yes, some action figures appeared to be tailor made for animated TV shows that would function as totally radical 30-minute commercials, yet they never made the leap to cartoon glory. Here are the top toy lines that never got the cartoons they so rightfully deserved.


Toy Lines That Never Got the Cartoons They Rightfully Deserved,

Stretch Armstrong

First stretching his way to toy stores everywhere in 1976, Stretch Armstrong has been a household name ever since. The latex lothario was filled with a gelled corn syrup that allowed kids to stretch the full-size figure several feet before he'd inevitably return to his original size. A '90s reboot even included Fetch Armstrong, a canine companion for ol' Stretch.

Despite his consistent popularity, adapting the pliable hero for TV and movies has been an exercise in futility. While feature films and Netflix shows have long been in the works, Stretch's opportunities have consistently fallen through.


Boglins

In 1987, Boglins - a bunch of rubbery hand puppets - made their way to toy shelves everywhere, in large part thanks to the creature craze of the late '80s that included Gremlins, Critters, and Ghoulies. A number of people had a hand in creating these disturbing, yet oddly-charming little buggers, but much of the credit goes to Tim Clarke, a freelance creature designer who previously worked for the Jim Henson Company fabricating several creatures for The Dark Crystal and designing a number of Muppets for Fraggle Rock.

When you look at his impressive resumé and at the faces of these highly-expressive troublemakers, the fact that these charismatic hand-goblins didn't star in an animated series at the height of their popularity is a wasted opportunity.


Battle Trolls

The inexplicable resurgence of troll dolls in the mid-'90s baffles scientists and scholars to this day, but there's one thing none of them can deny: the absolute awesomeness of Battle Trolls. While your standard trolls were aimed at little girls and were merely mostly-nude dolls with fluorescent hair, Hasbro's Battle Trolls turned the trolls into punk rockers, robots, and Frankenstein monsters.

Wondering how these grizzled little bastards never got a Saturday morning cartoon series of their own still keeps many '90s kids awake at night.


Z-Bots

Micro Machines Z-Bots were probably the most popular mini-action figures to come out of the 1990s. Hundreds of these colorful battling bots were produced, each one either being a member of the heroic Zbots ("Designed to defend!") or the evil Voids ("Made to menace!") They also came in a number of varieties. Aside from the standard figures, there were the transforming Morphbots, the biting Bitebots, the combine-able LinkBots, the military-themed ComBots, the pint-sized Mini-Zs, and the motorized RevBots.

On top of that, there were a few Burger King promotion figures, a good number of vehicles, and the grand-daddy of them all: the MegaBot. If you had that one you were the coolest kid on the block. Even with so many varieties, accessories, and playsets, Z-Bots somehow never resulted in a cartoon about the robot apocalypse.


Food Fighters

In 1989, Mattel released one of the most unique action figure lines of all time: Food Fighters. The short lived toy line was composed of militarized food items and featured such characters as Private Pizza and Mean Weener.

How these high-concept action figures never received their own cartoon show is beyond comprehension. But Food Fighters proved one thing for sure - it's okay to play with your food.


Battle Beasts

A loose tie-in to Transformers, Battle Beasts were created by Takara Tomy in Japan (known there as BeastFormers) and distributed worldwide by Hasbro Toys in 1987. The anthropomorphic animal warriors each featured a holographic rub sign that featured one of three tribes: Water, Fire, and Wood, which worked similarly to rock, paper, scissors. The later addition of a fourth emblem, Sunburst, complicated things a bit.

Although the Battle Beasts did make a one-off appearance in the Japanese cartoon series Transformers: The Headmasters, the Beasts never received a show of their own... Unless you count the spiritual successor to Battle Beasts, Beast Saga, which ended up with its own line of toys and an anime series in 2012.


McDonald's Changeables

The kids' meal toys of today pale in overall quality to the toys of the past. And that couldn't be more apparent than when you take a look at McDonald's classic Changeables figures (sometimes called McRobots). Featuring a toy Vanilla Cone that makes even the delicious 99¢ treat seem like a waste of money, Changeables copied the tried-and-true Transformers format, turning your favorite cheap eats into the ultimate drive-thru warriors.

Why the fast food chain never took advantage of this by launching a synergistic cartoon show remains a mystery.


Snailiens

In 1992, Snailiens burst onto the scene. Each figure was equipped with a set of armor, a mini companion, and a turbo flex shell that you could use to launch the mini figure or one of two "shell-shocks" across the room, no doubt injuring/blinding children everywhere. Despite that, the Snailiens concept was seemingly tailor made for a cartoon series.

Taking a page from the Ninja Turtles playbook, each member of the Snailien foursome was named for a prominent historical figure, but instead of Renaissance artists, their namesakes were American presidents - Washington, Roosevelt, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Together, the Snailiens protected the streets of Snail Francisco from the evil Lunar-Ticks. Their battle cry? "Let's kick some tick!"


Rock Lords

In the '80s (heck, even through today), Transformers were all the rage, spawning a number of ripoffs, including Tonka's very popular Go-Bots. Go-Bots were prominent enough to get some off-shoots themselves, namely the Rock Lords.

Transforming from inanimate stones into glorious robotic fighters with "the power of living rocks," the Rock Lords made a one-shot appearance in the animated movie Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords, but the bionic boulders never got a show of their own.


Army Ants

In 1987, there were few toys cooler than the battalions of weaponized insects known as Army Ants. Equipped with various artillery weapons and squishy rubber abdomens (both of which would inevitably get lost in your toy box), the Army Ants came in squadrons of three and eight.

Many '80s kids dreamed of seeing these orange and blue bugs invade their TV screens as cartoons, but no such luck.



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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:46:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/toys-that-never-got-cartoons/greg-hahn
<![CDATA[15 Times You've Seen the Silicon Valley Actors Before]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/silicon-valley-actors-in-other-roles/jordan-love
Silicon Valley is a hidden gem on HBO that you should definitely be watching. If you're already tuning into Game of Thrones week after week, Silicon Valley is a great way to wind down after seeing your favorite characters brutally murdered right before your eyes. If you watch the show, or even if you've just caught a few previews and trailers here and there, you've almost undeniably recognized some familiar faces. 

The Silicon Valley stars have all had other notable roles in their careers. From Deadpool on the silver screen to The Big Bang Theory on the small one, Silicon Valley actors are everywhere. Of course, not all of their roles have been in the most mainstream and recognizable movies and shows. Josh Brener, who plays Big Head, has starred in shorts called Nachos: A Story of Love and Despair and The Condom Killer. Meanwhile, Gilfoyle's Martin Starr had a part in a dark short called 1-900-Drinking-Buddy.

Of course, you probably don't recognize them from those roles. But almost all of the Silicon Valley actors also have more recognizable parts, which is why you've probably found yourself searching IMDb trying to figure out who that guy from Silicon Valley is. Next time, skip IMDb and just refer to this this handy list.

15 Times You've Seen the Silicon Valley Actors Before,

Amanda Crew
Amanda Crew starred in several movies before getting the role of Monica on Silicon Valley. Her movie credits in John Tucker Must Die, She's the Man, Final Destination 3, and Charlie St. Cloud.

Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher Evan Welch played the charmingly odd Peter Gregory before he tragically died after the taping of the first season. His other credits include War of the Worlds, Rubicon, Law & Order, and Elementary.

Martin Starr
Before portraying the monotone Gilfoyle on Silicon Valley, Martin Starr had equally unflappable turns on Parks and Rec, New Girl, Community, The League, and perhaps most notably, Party Down and Freaks and Geeks. He also had big screen roles in Knocked Up, Superbad, and Adventureland.

Matt Ross
The man who plays the somewhat villainous Gavin Belson has also starred in a number of other shows and movies. Most notable are his recurring roles in American Horror Story and Magic City. He also had roles in several different movies in the '90s, including Face/Off and Twelve Monkeys.

Suzanne Cryer
Suzanne Cryer typically plays roles much different from Silicon Valley's Laurie. Aside from being a decorated Broadway actor, Cryer has also had roles in 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Fosters, and several other shows and movies.

T. J. Miller
With the success of Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller became a hot commodity in Hollywood. You'll probably recognize him from his parts in Deadpool, Transformers: Age of Extinction, or Cloverfield. You might even recognize his voice from notable animated roles in How to Train Your Dragon or Big Hero 6.

Thomas Middleditch
Before starring as Pied Piper CEO Richard Hendricks, Thomas Middleditch had several small rolls in shows like Comedy Bang! Bang!, Drunk History, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Zach Woods
Zach Woods has seen success far beyond his turn as Jared on Silicon Valley. He had stints on The Good Wife, The League, Playing House, and Veep. His is most memorable role is probably Gabe from The Office.

Kumail Nanjiani
Aside from regular voice acting for shows like Adventure Time and Archer, Kumail Nanjiani has also had roles in Community, Broad City, and Franklin & Bash, among others. He's also played minor parts in several notable movies like Sex Tape and The Five-Year Engagement.

Josh Brener
Aside from playing "Big Head" on Silicon Valley, Brener portrayed another Silicon Valley techie a couple years earlier: Lyle from The Internship.


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<![CDATA[The Top 10 Funniest Shows on Non-Broadcast Television]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-funniest-shows-on-non-broadcast-television/beausalant
Everything not on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and The CW
The Top 10 Funniest Shows on Non-Broadcast Television,

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Drake & Josh

South Park

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

The Sarah Silverman Program

Weeds

United States of Tara

Tosh.0

Hot in Cleveland


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<![CDATA[All the People the Underwoods Took Out (And Why)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/house-of-cards-characters-the-underwoods-killed/lisa-waugh
This list would like to take the opportunity to break the fourth wall and tell you that there are ~SPOILERS~ ahead. Watch your back!
 
If you’ve been keeping score, the bodies continue to stack up with each season of House of Cards. The masterminds behind all of the House of Cards murders are the bloodless, stop-at-nothing Underwoods. If you’re a character in the ambitious world of this power-mad couple, you’ll find yourself (or at the very least, your career) in their crosshairs sooner rather than later. Let’s survey their handiwork, shall we?
 
Underwood murders examples: James Miller got taken hostage just as Tom Hammerschmidt’s damning Herald piece was about to hit the streets. The Underwoods made sure that he didn’t make it out alive as a distraction tactic. And because lapdog and Frank-obsessed Doug Stamper exists, Anthony Moretti never got his life-saving liver transplant. Speaking of Stamper, Rachel Posner is never going to celebrate another birthday. She was used as a political pawn in the Underwood administration and then unceremoniously run over by Stamper.
 
Who did Frank kill on House of Cards? Zoe Barnes got herself entangled with Frank and ended up on the business end of a moving train. Peter Russo’s run for the Pennsylvania governor’s house came to an end in a garage, inside a running car. And the Wharton’s dog might have had a chance of surviving a car accident, but Frank got there first.
 
Let’s examine the many direct and indirect deaths for which the Underwoods were responsible. If you’re out and about and reading this list on your phone, best not stand too close to the edge of the train platform. Frank might be right behind you.

All the People the Underwoods Took Out (And Why),

Zoe Barnes
Who She Was: An up and coming journalist and Frank's lover.

What She Did: Got too close to what and who the Underwoods really are, threatening to turn in documents that could implicate them in Russo’s death.
 
How She Died: Frank unceremoniously pushed her in front of an oncoming subway train.

Rep. Peter Russo
Who He Was: Representative and almost governor of Pennsylvania whose interest in alcohol and prostitutes made him vulnerable to the Underwoods. 

What He Did: Became an unwitting foil in Frank’s plan to become VP.

How He Died: As Russo talks about coming clean, Frank swoops into take advantage of his weakened state. Frank encourages Russo to ease his pain by drinking more and telling him he’ll face his problems tomorrow. After Peter passes out in his car, Frank turns on the engine and leaves Russo in a closed garage, where he dies of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Lucas Goodwin
Who He Was: Reporter and boyfriend of Zoe Barnes.
 
What He Did: Goodwin becomes obsessed with the Underwoods and what happened to Zoe Barnes. He gets out of prison, and slips his witness protection cover to track down proof of the Underwood’s culpability in her death, Peter Russo’s death, and other nefarious deeds. 

How He Died: When he’s thwarted once again in nailing the Underwoods, he attempts to assassinate Frank, but trades bullets with Meechum. They kill each other, but not before Goodwin manages to seriously wound Frank.

Edward Meechum
Who He Was: Frank’s security detail chief.

What He Did: Met Frank and Claire Underwood. 

How He Died: Meechum was loyal to a fault and died in the line of duty, protecting Frank from Lucas Goodwin’s bullet. With the Underwoods, you knew an assassination attempt is a real and present danger. You left your handprint on our hearts, Meechum.

Rachel Posner
Who She Was: A call girl.

What She Did: Although this one isn’t directly due to the Underwoods, one could say that Stamper’s use of Posner to screw up Russo’s political career to help Frank's career doesn't make them innocent either. In an effort to get away from Stamper, Rachel nearly kills him with a rock in season two. She flees to New Mexico and lives as Cassie Lockhart.
 
How She Died: Stamper finds her and kidnaps her. He takes her out to the desert and just when it looks like he’s about to let her go, he flips a u-turn, and runs her down with his van.

James Miller
Who He Was: The last hostage held by American ICO sympathizers after his wife and daughter were released.

What He Did: Become a distraction for the Underwoods, after Claire comes up with a plan to distract the American public from Tom Hammerschmidt’s thorough and heavy-hitting Herald piece about her and Frank. 

How He Died: After Claire tells a worried Frank, “We can work with fear,” they allow James Miller to be killed by goading ICO leader Yusuf Al Ahmadi. Miller has his throat cut on live TV. 

The Wharton’s Dog
Who It Was: Frank’s neighbor’s dog.
 
What It Did: Got hit by a car near Frank Underwood who does not have “patience for useless things” and does not believe in the vet. 
 
How It Died: Frank strangled it to death.

Elizabeth Hale
Who She Was: Claire’s mother.

What She Did: Got in her daughter’s way for a minute. 

How She Died: Dying of cancer, Hale sacrificed herself so that her daughter could get the sympathy vote and win the VP nomination, asking Claire to give her a fatal dose of morphine. At least Hale had a nice time with Tom Yates before she peaced out of Texas and away from her conniving daughter forever. R.I.P., Mama Hale.

Freddy’s BBQ Joint
What It Was: The best place in the District for ribs and Frank Underwood's go-to meeting place. 

What It Did: Not give Frank Underwood food poisoning when it had the chance. 
 
How It Died: Freddy Hayes thought he and Frank Underwood were friends, but Frank didn’t blink when he distanced himself from Freddy after a scandal he caused. Freddy loses his restaurant just as he’s about to franchise it around the nation. Sure, Frank later gets him a job at the White House once he and Claire move in, but the only good that comes of that is that Freddy gets in a good jab as he leaves said job, saying, “You’re a motherf*cker, Mr. President.”

Michael Corrigan
Who He Was: LGBT activist 

What He Did: Protested LGBT rights in Russia. 

How He Died:
This death was caused by Frank and his rotten deal with Petrov. Also, if Claire hadn't pressured him into making a speech that betrayed his views and values (or if she hadn't taken that nap), Corrigan might not have hung himself.


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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:56:58 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/house-of-cards-characters-the-underwoods-killed/lisa-waugh
<![CDATA[The Deepest Rick and Morty Philosophy Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rick-and-morty-philosophy-quotes/jtdesaulnier
As all the Rick and Morty quotes on this list show, the Adult Swim series defies the idea that cartoons are for kids. The animated series is hilariously funny, yes, but it's also unexpectedly insightful, wise, and philosophical, offering thoughtful commentary on everything from the human condition to love to just why we keep dogs as pets. Vote up the best Rick and Morty quotes that are the wisest and the truest.

Most of Rick and Morty's philosophizing comes from Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic super-genius whose worldview is bleak and cynical, yet also somehow slyly hopeful. His teenage grandson Morty, who accompanies him on science-fueled adventures through time, space, and reality. Sometimes Morty offers up a philosophical quote or idea of his own, but he's usually busy avoiding sexual assault by giant jellybeans.

That's the kind of universe Rick and Morty takes place in. Even for Adult Swim, Rick and Morty is deranged, but it's also insanely smart. Episodes tackle the mind-boggling complexity of the multiverse, the mysteries of love, the agony of depression, and everything in between. In the quotes we've collected here, it's clear that Rick and Morty is the smartest, most existential, most philosophically challenging show on TV.

Vote up your favorite Rick and Morty quotes that illustrate the show's strangely wise philosophy! Wubba lubba dub dub!   

The Deepest Rick and Morty Philosophy Quotes,

"Sometimes science is more art than science."
This observation from Rick in "Rick Potion #9" makes you wish you were a scientist so you could fully appreciate it. Even without an advanced science degree, though, this makes a lot of sense.
 
When he adds, "A lot of people don't get that," it's pretty clear Rick's commenting on how we laypersons often to look to science for clear-cut answers, not a complex way of thinking about and responding to the mysteries of the universe.

On School: "It's not a place for smart people."
Rick's thoughts on education, revealed in a conversation with his son-in-law Jerry, aren't exactly full of admiration.

School, Rick says, is a "Bunch of people running around bumping into each other, got a guy up front says, '2 + 2,' and the people in the back say, '4.' Then the bell rings and they give you a carton of milk and a piece of paper that says you can go take a dump or something. I mean, it's not a place for smart people, Jerry. I know that's not a popular opinion, but that's my two cents on the issue."
"Love is just a chemical reaction..."
When Rick takes a long view on love, it sounds like this: "What people call 'love' is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it, your parents are going to do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science."

As with all of Rick's insights, this one sounds sort of terrible and cynical at first, but in urging Morty to break the cycle, Rick reveals a hopeful side. His heart may have been shellacked by love, but the same fate doesn't need to befall his grandson.

"I thought the whole point of having a dog was to feel superior."
Obviously, humans love dogs because they're adorable, caring, endlessly endearing little creatures that we can pet, cuddle with, and laugh at. That's all true, but with one offhanded comment in "Lawnmower Dog," Rick cuts right to the heart of our more narcissistic reasons for keeping domesticated animals as our well-fed prisoners.

"Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere."
In "Rixty Minutes," when Morty tells his sister Summer, "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die... Come watch TV," it's not the bleak surrender it sounds like. Instead, it's an existential philosophy articulated with surprisingly clarity. Morty, who is effectively living a lie in a parallel dimension, knows better than most just how absurd and indifferent the universe can be. In these short, brutal lives, he argues, all we can really do is find joy in the simple things. Like television. Like Rick and Morty.

"Wubba lubba dub dub!"
The catchphrase Rick shouts when he's looking to get riggety-riggety wrecked sounds like a simple party animal's motto. It turns out, however, that this catchphrase actually means, "I am in great pain. Please help me." If that's not a pointed comment on the psychology of hard partying addicts, what is?

"It's your choice to take this personally."
In "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind," Morty discovers that his grandpa doesn't hang out with him because they're pals, but because his brain waves emit a kind of camouflage, keeping Rick safe from parallel dimensional threats. The teenager is upset, but Rick points out that Morty has the ability to control his reaction and his emotions with this weirdly empowering insight.

"Existence is pain!"
Meeseeks are simple creatures of Rick's invention who materialize at the push of a button to help complete a single simple task, then disappear. When confronted with an unsolvable problem, however, the Meeseeks can't disappear, and they then spiral into depression, frustration, and, ultimately, homicidal insanity. Their lack of usefulness turns their lives into ongoing ordeals they’re unable to handle.

It’s a metaphor for a life without purpose, folks.

"...That's how we grow as people."
With one uninterrupted quote in the pilot episode, Rick shares some surprisingly helpful thoughts on growing up. Morty's overwhelmed, as anyone would be when visiting an alien world, but Rick walks him through it, saying, "Alright, alright, calm down. Listen to me, Morty. I know that new situations can be intimidating. You looking around and it's all scary and different, but y'know, meeting them head-on, charging into 'em like a bull - that's how we grow as people. I'm no stranger to scary situations, I deal with them all the time."

When a horrifying monster suddenly interrupts his speech, Rick then teaches his grandson about self preservation, shouting, "Holy crap, Morty, run! Run for your life, Morty, run!" From this, we can gather that all the philosophical points on this list are secondary to survival, a fine lesson unto itself.

"Don't think about it."
Rick's elegantly simple solution for coping with with the mind-boggling complexity and scale of infinite parallel dimensions in which everything that could happen has happened. Specifically, this is his answer to the question, "What about the reality where Hitler cured cancer?" It's also a repeated bit of advice that works in plenty of overwhelming situations. Running from aliens with laser guns, for example.


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<![CDATA[The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-snl-castmembers-of-all-time
A list of the best Saturday Night Live cast members from the show's 40 seasons. The sketch comedy show has long been a favorite of viewers, and SNL remains one of the best vehicles of all time for up-and-coming comedic talent. Stand-up comedians, impressionists, and actor graduates of improv comedy groups like Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade make up the bulk of SNL cast lists. In turn, the show has developed and produced some of the greatest funnymen (and women) in entertainment. So who are the best SNL cast members of all time?

In the early years, the SNL casts were touted as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," part of a late night cast with material too risque for general audiences. As the show and the cast members matured, stars broke out to become some of the most successful film and TV actors in the business. Famous SNL alumni include established stars ranging from John Belushi to Chris Rock to Amy Poehler.

This is a list of the funnest SNL cast members ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list, which makes these rankings an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, or press re-rank to create your own list of the funniest people in Saturday Night Live history.

Who are the most famous people to graduate from Saturday Night Live? This list answers that question along with who are the best SNL cast members of all time.
The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time,

Bill Murray

Chris Farley

Dana Carvey

Dan Aykroyd

Eddie Murphy

John Belushi

Mike Myers

Phil Hartman

Tina Fey

Will Ferrell


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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:06:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-snl-castmembers-of-all-time
<![CDATA[EW.com's Wildly Underrated TV Actresses]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-wildly-underrated-tv-actresses/televisionlife
These are the prime-time wonder women you say deserve more attention http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20239137,00.html
EW.com's Wildly Underrated TV Actresses,

Alyson Hannigan

Brooke Smith

Elisabeth Moss

Katee Sackhoff

Kelly Rutherford

Kim Yoon-jin

Lindsay Price

Marg Helgenberger

Maura Tierney

Summer Glau


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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:42:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-wildly-underrated-tv-actresses/televisionlife
<![CDATA[My Favorite TV Shows Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/my-favorite-tv-shows-ever/king-dinosaur
There are a few TV shows that not only DON'T suck, they are AWESOME. These are them.
My Favorite TV Shows Ever,

Firefly

J. P. Patches

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Northern Exposure

Seinfeld

Sesame Street

The Muppet Show

The Rockford Files

The Tick

The Outer Limits


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Wed, 05 Aug 2009 13:45:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/my-favorite-tv-shows-ever/king-dinosaur
<![CDATA[Rise of the Guardians Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rise-of-the-guardians-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Rise of the Guardians" movie quotes take moviegoers on a fantastical adventure into the lives of everyone's favorite magical heroes, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost. The 3D animated adventure film was released by DreamWorks Animation in conjunction with Paramount Pictures on November 21, 2012, in the United States. Peter Ramsey directed the screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire based on "The Guardians of Childhood" book series by William Joyce.

In "Rise of the Guardians," all is well in the world with the Guardians, North or Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), Bunnymund or the Easter Bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman), Tooth or the Tooth Fairy (voiced by Isla Fisher) and Sandman, all happily making children smile and keeping them safe. This glorious plan is interrupted by Pitch, the Boogeyman (voiced by Jude Law), who wants to bring the sense of fear into all of the children of the world.

The Guardians are tasked with protecting the children against the evil Pitch but they cannot do it alone. To boost their power, the Guardians enlist Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine), a young, carefree boy, to join their ranks. But Jack isn't immediately interested in the mission. This only complicates the work the Guardians must do to keep the children of the world happy, hopeful and safe.

While the computer-animated fantasy tale is sure to please young and old audiences alike, if you're looking to enjoy a movie with a bit more live action, there's plenty else to see in theaters. Check out "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."
Rise of the Guardians Movie Quotes,

Santa's Workshop
Jack Frost: "Slow down, would ya? I've been trying to bust in here for a long time. I want a good look."
North: "What do you mean, bust in?"
Jack Frost: "Oh, don't worry, I never got past the Yetis."
North: "Keep up, Jack, keep up."
Jack Frost: "I always thought the elves made the toys."
North: "We just let them believe that."

There's a reason no one gets to visit Santa's workshop at the North Pole. It's not that it's really far away and cold, it's that there are many secrets there, elves and Yetis included.
Pretty Teeth
Tooth: "Look at all the pretty teeth with the cute little blood and gum on them!"
Little Girl: "Whaaaa!"
Tooth: "Don't forget to floss!"

The Tooth Fairy seems so sweet and innocent but when she meets a little girl, her creepy side, that one that enjoys blood and gums, shines through.
Jack vs Bunny
Jack Frost: "You don't want me. You're all hard word and deadlines and I'm all snowballs and fun times. I'm not a Guardian."
Tooth: "Jack, I don't think you understand what it is we do. Each of those lights is a child."
North: "And good or bad, naughty or nice, we protect them."
Jack Frost: "No, no, no, no offense"
Bunnymund: "How, how, how is that not offensive? I mean, what's this clown know about bringing joy to children anyway?"
Jack Frost: "Uh, you ever hear of a snow day? I know it's no hard-boiled egg but kids like what I do."
Bunnymund: "But none of them believe in you, do they?"
Tooth: "Bunny, enough!"
Jack Frost: "No, the kangaroo's right."
Bunnymund: "The what? What did you call me? I'm not a kangaroo, mate."
Jack Frost: "If you're not a kangaroo, what are you?"
Bunnymund: "I'm a bunny, the Easter Bunny."

Poor Jack. He just doesn't fit in with the group, especially in that he's a bit more obnoxious than the rest, especially to Bunnymund.
Dream Sand
Jamie: "Santa Claus? The Easter Bunny? Sandman? The Tooth Fairy? I knew you'd come!"
Tooth: "Surprise! We came! Shhh, you guys, he's still awake!"
Bunnymund: "Sandy, knock him out! With the dream sand, you Gumby!"
Jamie: "No, stop, that's the Easter Bunny. What are you doing, Abby, down!"
Bunnymund: "All right, nobody panic."
Jack Frost: "That's a, um, that's a greyhound. Do you know what greyhounds do to rabbits?"
Bunnymund: "I think it's a pretty safe bet he's never met a rabbit like me. Six-foot-one, nerves of steel, master of Tai Chi and the ancient art... Crikey!"

Being the big, tough bunny that he is, Bunnymund is not intimidated by Jamie's pet dog Abby but that all changes when Abby attacks. Good thing Sandman is there with his dream sand to settle everyone down, the Guardians included.
Becoming an Guardian
Jack Frost: "Anyone want to tell me why I'm here? I must have done something really bad to get your four together. Am I on the naughty list?"
North: "Ha, on the naughty list? You hold the record. But no matter, we overlook. We are wiping clean the slate."
Jack Frost: "How come?"
Bunnymund: "Ah, good question"
North: "How come?! I tell you how come because now you are Guardian!"
Jack Frost: "What makes you think I want to be a Guardian?"
North: "Of course you do. Music!"
Jack Frost: "No music!"

Jack Frost is curious why he was called upon to visit the North Pole all of a sudden. He knows it's something big but is surprised to hear that they want him to become a Guardian.
That Dream is Over
Pitch: "That dream is over. It's time for fear to rule the world."

Pitch, aka The Boogeyman, has a different idea of how the world should run and his plan is all about bringing fear into the minds of children. That's when the Guardians must step in to prevent that.
We Need Help
North: "The children are in danger. We need help. Bring me Jack Frost."
...
North: "There he is! Jack Frost!"
Jack Frost: "Santa! Whoa!"
North: "I hope the Yetis treated you well."
Jack Frost: "Well, yeah, I love being thrown in a sack and tossed in a magic portal."
North: "Oh, good. That was my idea."

Upon arriving at the North Pole, Jack Frost is surprised to meet Santa. His ride in however, via a sack tossed around by Yetis, was not the best.
Our Job to Protect the Children
North: "We go by many names and take many forms. We bring wonder and hope. We bring joy and dreams. We are the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. We are the Easter Bunny and Santa. And our powers are greater than you ever imagine. It is our job to protect the children of the world. For as long as they believe in us, we will guard them with our lives."

As North (Santa Claus) explains, the special figures in children's lives like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are not just there to bring enjoyment to children but also protect them.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:08:44 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/rise-of-the-guardians-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-non-disney-2d-animated-film/snowleopard44

The Best Non-Disney 2D Animated Film,

Anastasia

An American Tail

Balto

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

The Iron Giant

The Land Before Time

The Prince of Egypt

The Road to El Dorado

The Secret of NIMH

Titan A.E.


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Wed, 05 Dec 2012 05:28:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-non-disney-2d-animated-film/snowleopard44
<![CDATA[The Best CBS Dramas of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cbs-dramas-of-all-time/ranker-tv
When television was introduced into homes around the world, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television to rank the best dramas on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to dramas, television gives us a myriad of dramatic programs to be endlessly entertained and informed by. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS drama of all time?” this list includes top comedies dramas like "Dallas," "Northern Exposure," "The Good Wife," and "Murder, She Wrote."

Vote up your favorite CBS dramas below or vote down the shows you absolutely couldn't stand.

The Best CBS Dramas of All Time,

Cold Case

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Gunsmoke

Hawaii Five-O

Murder, She Wrote

NCIS

The Waltons

Without a Trace

Dallas

Lassie


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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:30:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cbs-dramas-of-all-time/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Who Won The Bachelor: Prince Farming Edition?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-bachelor-chris-soules/keshvaralikhani
Love is in the air! Or at least on the air. And only if you consider “lust while on a television competition show” love. But anyway, ABC’s The Bachelor is back! And this season (the 19th, can you believe it?!), hot farmer Chris Soules is searching for his soul mate (and/or boning companion). He’ll be spending every episode sifting through tens of gorgeous women to find THE ONE. But who will she be? That’s where you come in.

You’ve watched the bikini-clad dates, you’ve read fan forums to find Bachelor spoilers, you've Googled Sanderson Poe for hours like a maniac, you’ve endured sleepless nights filled with fantasies about Chris Harrison. You are a de facto Bachelor expert, which basically makes you an expert on love. So which bachelorette will win Chris’s heart? It’s time to vote.

Will Whitney’s baby voice and skill at wedding crashing woo the taciturn Prince? Will MacKenzie (Mother of Kale) snag Chris with her bubbly personality? Will the psychotic Mrs. Sanderson Poe go on a Bachelorette killing rampage that puts an end to the franchise forever? (And more importantly, will Britt ever shower?!) Only time will tell. But until it’s time for The Bachelor finale, you can at least make your predictions known.

Season 19’s cast of bachelorettes may just be crazier, hotter, and drunker than ever before. As the girls fight to win reality TV’s most entertaining competition series (er... umm... “fall deeply in love”), you’ll be paying close attention. After each episode, check out this list of bachelorettes and vote! Vote down the ladies who are definitely going to be sent home, and vote up the ones who are perfect for Prince Farming.

You may not be head over heels for Chris (what a snooze, right?), but until you find out who is the next Bachelor, he’s all there is. See you at After the Final Rose.
Who Won The Bachelor: Prince Farming Edition?,

Becca
Chiropractic Assistant - Denied a rose week 10
Michelle
Wedding Cake Decorator - Denied a rose week 1

Kaitlyn
Dance Instructor - Denied a rose week 9
Jillian
News Producer - Denied a rose week 4

Jade
Cosmetics Developer - Denied a rose week 8
Juelia
Esthetician - Denied a rose week 4

Whitney
Fertility Nurse - she won prince charming's heart!
Amanda
Ballet Teacher - Denied a rose week 1

Jordan
Student - Denied a rose week 2 (and week 5)

Carly
Cruise Ship Singer - Denied a rose week 8

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:13:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/who-will-win-the-bachelor-chris-soules/keshvaralikhani
<![CDATA[The Best Shows Currently on The Air]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air/yves-bergquist

The Best Shows Currently on The Air,

Family Guy

NCIS

The Big Bang Theory

Sons of Anarchy
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Game of Thrones

Modern Family

The Walking Dead

Once Upon a Time

New Girl

House of Cards


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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:50:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air/yves-bergquist
<![CDATA[The Most Unforgettable Hanna-Barbera Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-unforgettable-hanna-barbera-characters/ranker-tv
If you could find all of your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters in one place, you'd probably throw the towel in and consider your life complete, right? Which is why we created this list of all the most epic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters in history! You can even vote on this list of the best Hanna-Barbera characters to make sure your favorite humorous character ends up in the No. 1 spot.

So who should you expect to find on this list? Of course, Fred Flintstone is sitting pretty at the top of our list. Fred is everyone's favorite animated dad and a seriously timeless Hanna-Barbera character. His family members, Wilma and Pebbles, are also on this list of top Hanna-Barbera characters, as are his neighbors, Barney, Betty and Bam Bam Rubble, because the whole gang stole our hearts.

Other good Hanna-Barbera characters like Scooby-Doo, George Jetson and Huckleberry Hound also appear on this list of memorable cartoon characters created by Hanna-Barbera. Yogi Bear is also one of the best Hanna-Barbera characters. To this day, fans still love him in cartoons as well as the 2010 film, Yogi Bear.

Where do your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters fall on this list? Be sure to vote them to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Most Unforgettable Hanna-Barbera Characters,

Barney Rubble

Fred Flintstone

George Jetson

Shaggy Rogers

Wilma Flintstone

Scooby-Doo

Tom Cat

Jerry Mouse

Boo Boo Bear

Yogi Bear


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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:18:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-unforgettable-hanna-barbera-characters/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Full House]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-full-house/ranker-tv
It's fun to think about what the best season of Full House is, especially since there are so many fond memories from each one. Michelle Tanner grew up right in front of our very eyes, and even more children were added in the later seasons (Alexander and Nicholas). It's hard to argue that Full House isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Full House, with the help of your votes. What season of Full House really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons where Michelle was a baby, or the final one where she's all grown up, vote up the top Full House seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

From the time the Tanner family went to Disney World to DJ dealing with peer pressure in the girls bathroom, every season of Full House has a memorable moment or episode. We've included information and notable episodes with each season to give you an idea of what happened in each one.
The Best Seasons of Full House,

Full House: The Complete Sixth Season
The sixth season of Full House premiered on September 22, 1992, and contains 24 episodes. This season finds Danny getting engaged and Jesse and Joey teaming-up as radio show hosts.
 
This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Come Fly with Me," "Nice Guys Finish First," and "Prom Night."

Memorable moments:
- The Tanners go to Disney World
- D.J. gets a boyfriend
- Jesse gets his GED

Full House: The Complete Eighth Season
The eighth season of Full House premiered on September 27, 1994, and contains 24 episodes. This season finds Jesse starting a new band and Danny starting a new relationship.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Breaking Away," "Leap of Faith," and "Michelle Rides Again."

Memorable moments:
- Jesse is kicked out of Jesse and the Rippers
- D.J. attends the prom
- Michelle gets a concussion

Full House: The Complete Fourth Season
The fourth season of Full House premiered on September 21, 1990, and contains 26 episodes. This season finds Jesse and Becky getting married as Joey is offered his dream job.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Greek Week," "Slumber Party," and "Rock the Cradle."

Memorable moments:
- Jesse attends a high school reunion
- Becky reveals that she's pregnant
- D.J. graduates junior high school

Full House: The Complete Fifth Season
The fifth season of Full House premiered on September 17, 1991, and contains 26 episodes. This season finds Jesse becoming the father of twin boys as Joey gets his own kids TV show.
 
This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Double Trouble," "Crushed," and "Captain Video."

Memorable moments:
- D.J. learns to drive
- Stephanie competes in a spelling bee
- Jesse records "Forever" with the Beach Boys

Full House: The Complete Third Season
The third season of Full House premiered on September 22, 1989, and contains 24 episodes. This season finds Danny enjoying success at work as Joey pursues a career in comedy.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Back to School Blues," "Star Search," and "And They Call It Puppy Love."

Memorable moments:
- The Tanners adopt a dog named Comet
- D.J. gets a zit
- Michelle goes to preschool

Full House: The Complete Seventh Season
The seventh season of Full House premiered on September 14, 1993, and contains 24 episodes. This season finds Danny ending his relationship with Vicky as Jesse opens The Smash Club.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Apartment," "The Day of the Rhino," and "A House Divided."

Memorable moments:
- D.J. and Steve break-up
- Joey dates Roxy
- Joey runs for the PTA

Full House: The Complete First Season
The first season of Full House premiered on September 22, 1987, and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Danny Tanner and his unconventional family.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Our Very First Show," "The First Day of School," and "The Seventh-Month Itch."

Memorable moments:
- Jesse and Joey move in to help Danny raise D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle.
- Stephanie goes to kindergarten
- The Tanner household gets chicken pox

Full House: The Complete Second Season
The second season of Full House premiered on October 14, 1988, and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Danny getting a new job and Jesse getting a new love.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Cutting It Close," "Joey Gets Tough," and "Luck Be a Lady."

Memorable moments:
- Jesse meets Danny's new co-host, Rebecca
- Mr. Bear goes missing
- Jesse and Becky get engaged


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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:50:45 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-full-house/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[All The Places Players Lived On Friday Night Lights, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/houses-on-friday-night-lights/jacob-shelton

You know the characters (Coach, Riggins, Smash). You know the mantras ("Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"). But do you know the locations? The players on Friday Night Lights lived in some crazy places over the course of the show's five seasons. From vintage Airstreams to swanky ranches and everywhere in between, this list lets you rank them all.

Part of the show's appeal is directly tied into its setting. Rather than using sets in a California backlot, FNL's creators shot the show in and around Austin, TX. By using tangible, lived-in locations, the show provided additional depth to the characters. Each player had their own established world, and that realism made every episode memorable.

Take a trip back to Dillon, TX, and vote your favorite homes up to the number-one spot.


All The Places Players Lived On Friday Night Lights, Ranked,

Tim Riggins's Airstream

After graduating from high school, Riggins floundered for a bit. He started living in a vintage Airstream, and eventually got a girl pregnant.


Matt Saracen's Art School Pad

After graduating, Matt Saracen moved to Chicago to go to art school. He had a pretty nice apartment, too.


Tim Riggins's Truck

Riggins, ever on the move, even lived in his truck for a stretch.


Luke Cafferty's Ranch

Luke Cafferty, the talented running back introduced in Season 4, lived on a gigantic ranch where he threw parties all the time.


Jason Street's Childhood Bedroom

Street really got a raw deal after he got out of rehab. Not only did he have to move back into his room, where he was surrounded by trophies from another life, but his parents treated him like a baby.


Smash's Apartment

In a particularly great touch, the nondescript brick apartment that the confident Smash lives in with his mother and sister is covered in photos of Smash.


Landry's Garage

The financial position of Landry's family was constantly in flux during the series. In some instances they were dirt poor, and in others he had plenty of space to rock out with Crucifictorious. Oh, and remember when Landry killed that guy?


Matt Saracen's Grandma's House

Matt Saracen took care of his grandmother while being thrust into the limelight as Dillon's new QB1. It's enough to make any hardened television watcher weep inside - just like Saracen would.


Coach Taylor's House

Coach Taylor wasn't a player, but he was the heart of the team. For the entire five seasons, Coach and Tami lived in a small, frequently messy house, but they made it work.


The Riggins Brother's House

Billy Riggins wasn't the best influence on his little brother. After Riggins moved back in with him, the pair opened a chop shop, and Riggins ended up taking the fall for the operation once the police showed up.



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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:06:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/houses-on-friday-night-lights/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[The Best Minion Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minion-character/lanayoshii
They may all be yellow and short, but Minions are adorabley happy to please and serve their master.  Which Minion character is the most delightful to watch again and again?
The Best Minion Characters,

Bob

Kevin

Stuart

Dave

Steve

Kevin the Minion

Jerry

Phil

Jerry

Tom


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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:26:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-minion-character/lanayoshii
<![CDATA[The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dramatic-tv-shows-of-2011

While some of the best drama TV shows are long gone (we'll never forget you, Breaking Bad), others like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and even American Horror Story keep us interested, toy with our emotions, and certainly keep our DVRs busy as we follow along with the dramatic story lines.

Many of the best, most acclaimed series come from networks like CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX while others were only available from basic cable stations like AMC and FX. Even others were limited to those with the pay channels like HBO and Showtime or streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu - which make it easy to decide which shows to marathon. Regardless of network, these series get us interested and keep us hooked to all the action throughout the year.

The best drama shows of all time provided a bit of something for everyone. Sci-fi and horror lovers had plenty of options like The Strain and American Horror Story while those looking for courtroom dramas could choose from the likes of How to Get Away with Murder and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Old favorites like Criminal Minds and NCIS continue to hold strong on network TV, but the best dramatic television shows also include Netflix series such as House of Cards and Daredevil, along with cable favorites including Homeland and True Detective.

So whether you're a fan of the warm and fuzzy dramas or the hard-hitting crime shows or any in between, one or another of the best dramatic series on TV in 2017 is sure to keep you crying, cheering, or simply entertained.

Check out more lists like the most loved tv shows of all time, the top premium cable series, and the best sci-fi shows


The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows,

Criminal Minds

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NCIS

Supernatural

Game of Thrones

Sherlock

The Walking Dead

Homeland

House of Cards

Orange Is the New Black


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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:21:30 PST http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dramatic-tv-shows-of-2011
<![CDATA[The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-90s-tv-shows/ranker-tv
In the 1990s, television was one of the fastest growing mediums. More TV shows were popping up than ever before, and ratings were at all-time highs. Viewers tended to be interested in laugh-out-loud moments, which is why sitcoms like Friends, Roseanne, and Seinfeld were the biggest hit TV shows of the decade. While comedies were extremely popular in the '90s, procedural dramas also reigned, with shows like The Practice, JAG, and NYPD Blue becoming popular with large audiences.

 

Many of the most popular shows of the '90s were long-running shows. ER, for instance, ran 15 seasons, starting in 1994, while shows like Will & Grace, which began in 1998, lasted 8 years. The reality show genre was just popping up in the '90s, especially after the massive ratings and critical success of MTV's The Real World. Children’s programming was also popular, with hit shows like Boy Meets World and Dinosaurs.

 

What are your favorite programs from the 1990s? Which '90s shows do you have the fondest memories of? This list includes many of the biggest shows from that magical decade.


The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked,

Boy Meets World

Friends

Full House

Home Improvement

Law & Order

Married... with Children

Saved by the Bell

Seinfeld

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Simpsons


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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:27:06 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-90s-tv-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-powerful-anime-character/ranker-anime

Want to end the debate of who the strongest anime character to ever exist is? You only have to do one thing...vote on the poll below! For this list we want to hear your opinion on who the most powerful anime character of all time. These guys probably beat up the smartest anime characters all the time in high school--if they ever went to one. Both heroes and villains are included below, so you can vote for everyone from Madara Uchiha to Ichigo Kurosaki. The discussion of the strongest anime character is always shrouded in controversey, so consider the following: just because a character is physically more powerful doesn't mean they are stronger than another overall. Take Light Yagami vs Monkey D. Luffy, for example. Obviously Luffy could gum-gum pistol him into oblivion, but what if Light wrote his name down in the death note? That's an instant death with just the stroke of a pen. When you see names like Vegeta below, assume that they would be fighting at their very highest potential. 


The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time,

Ichigo Kurosaki

Monkey D. Luffy

Naruto Uzumaki

Gohan

Vegeta

Itachi Uchiha

Goku

Saitama

Whis

Bills


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<![CDATA[TV Shows Cancelled Before Their Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-cancelled-before-their-time/chococherri
The title says is all. Oh and the list is in no particular order.
TV Shows Cancelled Before Their Time,

Day Break

Drawn Together

Freakazoid!

Freaks and Geeks

Girlfriends

Pepper Ann

Popular

Veronica Mars

Journeyman

Life


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Sat, 06 Jun 2009 19:28:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-cancelled-before-their-time/chococherri
<![CDATA[The Ten Greatest Moments in Star Trek Slash Fiction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ten-greatest-moments-in-star-trek-slash-fiction/eric-diaz
Out of everything Star Trek has spawned in its 45 year span (six television series, ten films and an avalanche of merchandise), almost nothing has been more of a game changer than slash fiction. Star Trek introduced the world to Slash fiction, which is essentially fan fiction with a sexual (usually same sex) bent.

The original "slash fic" was K/S, all about the forbidden love of Kirk and Spock. Eventually slash fic expanded out of Trek (I even found a slash fic for short lived 90's TV series "Due South". Who knew anyone cared about that show, much less wanted to see the main characters have sex with each other??) But Star Trek is where it all began and it is with those characters that slash fiction continues to thrive.

So in honor of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's birthday, let's celebrate the Top Ten Trek slash fic pairings, and their tenderest moments. 
The Ten Greatest Moments in Star Trek Slash Fiction,

Data and Geordi LaForge
In the second episode of TNG, we found out that Data was anatomically correct when he put it to security chief Tasha Yar under some alien drunken stupor. He then proceeded to not have sex for several seasons (until the movie First Contact actually) But not in the minds of slashfic writers. Nope, he and his best friend, blind engineer Geordi La Forge were getting it on big time on the Enterprise. Here’s an exchange from "Buddies," a nice little Date/Geordi S&M slash I found:

Geordi brought the riding crop down on Data's back again. WHACK!

"Oh God, YES! Beat me, Master!" Data screamed. "Whip my golden
bitch ass! Whip me like a DOG!" He exclaimed, arching his back.

And, that’s pretty much how it goes. There are lots of other Date pairings, but it seems that his blind boy Geordi is his number one guy. At least there isn't anything about Data and his cat Spot. That I know of....
Ensign Kim & Tom Paris
Poor Ensign Harry Kim. Not only did he never get promoted in the entire seven year run of Star Trek: Voyager, but he was also the most useless and lame character on what was the most useless and lame Star Trek show of all time. (That is, until Enterprise debuted.)

One of the few things he got to do on the show was pal around with Lt. Tom Paris, and the two had a friendship that would rival Data and Geordi LaForge on The Next Generation (item #3).

As with all male friendships on Trek shows, this would provide lots of sexual fodder for the writers of slash fic, as it seems aside from "Mistress Janeway" Ensign Kim and Tom Paris were the biggest Voyager centric subject of slash fic I could find.

Something about these two characters must have really made people wanna see them have sex, because they were quite the popular fantasy.
Worf and Wesley Crusher
This one is wrong on SO many levels.

Mind you, during his time on the show, the character Wesley Crusher (played by geek superstar extraordinaire Wil Wheaton) was only 15-18, give or take. So just with that, this is pretty wrong.

And Wil Wheaton was always a soft skinny little pretty boy. So, ya know... why not pair him with an aggressive Klingon f*ck machine like Worf? Just makes sense right?

it should also be mentioned that there are also a few slash fics where Wesley has sex with not just Worf, but the entire crew. One in particular had the brilliant title "Behind the Red Door" (actor Wil Wheaton has even commented on some of these in his blog; nice to see he has a good sense of humor about stories where his teenage self is sexually abused by his castmates). In one Worf/Wesley fic though, It was Wes who was in charge of a drugged Worf, and essentially rapes him in sick bay. It goes something like this:

He pierced his eyes into Worf's. "All those years, I had something to keep me going...the visions of what I'd do to you one day, how I'd pay you back for all the times you handled me like
a piece of sh*t, a clueless little bugger... Oh yeah, you're so big, Worf," he muttered with eyes closed, slightly rocking on his seat. "My soiled warrior...where's your honor now? F***ed by a human s**t,and you can't do a thing about it." Leaning forward again, he placed his hands on the Klingon's chest, burying his fingernails into the leathery skin.

it gets much worse than that, if you can imagine what a Klingon penis can do to a teenage male virgin, but I think you get the idea.
Charles Trip Tucker & Malcolm Reed
The least popular version of Star Trek has to be Star Trek: Enterprise, the show that helped drive Trek into the ground until their 2009 reboot on the big screen. Only lasting four seasons, it was the first modern Trek show to get cancelled without lasting seven seasons since the original in 1969. Pretty much except for the final season, this show sucked balls.

Speaking of sucking balls, Enterprise did have enough fans to spawn some slash fic, mostly centered on the sexual relationship of Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker and British weapons officer Malcolm Reed.

This relationship is interesting, because originally Malcolm Reed was supposed to be the first gay officer on a Star Trek series.

Despite decades of claiming to be about diversity, no main Trek character was ever officially gay or lesbian. It is rumored that then Star Trek head honcho Rick Berman put the kibosh on any gay characters on Trek.

Which just made the writers of slash even more empowered, as Reed was supposed to have been gay anyway. Why not pair him with the most attractive guy on the ship, Trip Tucker?

And that is just what they did, in droves.

There is possibly more Malcolm Reed/Trip Tucker slash fic than for any other characters on the show. Even poor Scott Bakula doen't get half the online slashfic as these two do.

And I think we're all okay with that.
Dr. Bashir and Garak
This is overwhelmingly the #1 slash fic pairing for fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, by a significant margin -- which is interesting, as both are supporting characters, and Garak was only a semi-regular character.

When Dr. Julian Bashir, CMO of station Deep Space Nine was introduced to Garak in the second episode of the series, there was a definite gay vibe to the way Garak (the station's tailor and shopkeeper, as well as exiled spy) approached Bashir, who was sitting alone having lunch.

They would eventually become confidants, even friends, and this relationship launched a thousand slashfics, with titles such as "Spy, Tailor, Tease Extraordinaire" and "Too Hot for Odo’s Monitor’s".
Captain Picard & Q
Actor John deLancie, who plays Jean Luc Picard’s omnipotent nemesis Q on Star Trek the Next Generation once called Picard his "main squeeze."

Apparently, fandom took that to heart, as there is way more slashfic portraying Picard/Q in love than say, Picard/Commander Riker or Picard/Data. And Q was a character who only appeared on the series as a guest star once a year or so. He wasn't even a main cast member.

Since much of Q's character on the series involved him torementing and humiliating the crew of the Enterprise-D, it only makes sense that the writers of slash fic would translate that into some kind of S&M relationship with Jean Luc Picard. Almost all of the stories involving Picard and Q have a master and servant flavor to them, it seems.

This story in particular is hands down my favorite one. It's called "Pet's Day Out", where Q takes Picard (his "pet") shopping at Ikea, and they have sex on a display bed.

"I'm soooo embarrassed," Picard said as he sprawled out on a sample mattress in the bedroom department. "You look it," drawled Q, surveying Picard's artfully draped, cut-for-an-old-guy manly physique. "Now get hard for Daddy."

Yeah, I know what you're thinking, I'm thinking it too....Isn't it great that Ikea will still be in business in 400 years?
Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock
Like there could be any other choice for #1.

The sexual pairing of Kirk and Spock not only started the entire slash fic craze in the first place, but spawned a million copies and parodies that continue to this very day.

This all started back in 1974, when the first Kirk and Spock romantic pairing was written, called "A Fragment Out Of Time" Kirk and Spock were not called by name in this original story, but rather referred to them as "he" and "him."

Thus, a new mini-genre was created, now known as "Slash Fiction".

By 1987, there were 58 Kirk/Spock fanzines. The phenomenon of K/S was so widespread that when Gene Roddenberry was writing his adaptation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, he even had an internal monologue of Kirk's dealing with all these rumors of his relationship to Spock.

"I was never aware of this 'lovers' rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently, he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow, which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself...I have always found my best gratification in that creature called woman. Also, I would not like to be thought of as being so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years. "

—Admiral Kirk, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Mmmhm. Someone doth protest too much, I think.

In any case, Kirk/Spock slash fic is still the #1 of its kind, and the re-casting of Kirk and Spock with much sexier actors for the 2009 reboot has only made the popularity of K/S swell.

Swell like a throbbing, hard... dilithium crystal.
Odo & Quark
Odo is Deep Space Nine's shapeshifter security chief whose natural shape is a bucket of goo.

Quark is basically Ferengi with giant ears that wrap around his head, and bulbous cranium, and fangs for teeth.

Somewhere in the world, there is someone who wanted these two characters to have sex SO much they needed to write about it, and then share it with the world.

I guess the contempt these two characters shared for each other on the show ultimately had to result in some kind of sex, no matter how frickin' weird it was.

Odo also had relations with the former Cardassion head of Deep Space Nine, Gul Dukat. In one story, Dukat makes Odo use his shape changing ability to his advantage -

"I heard you know some more tricks," the Cardassian said. "Maybe, but I won't perform them for you." "You are nothing, Odo. That's your name. Whatever you do here, you do so because we allow you to." Odo's head sank, his gaze coming to rest on the man's boots. "And tonight, you will do as I say."

I gotta say, shapeshifting for your evil master makes more sense than Odo ever having sex with Quark.And it is probably a hell of a lot sexier.
Sulu and Chekov
Let's face it....there were only three real characters on the original Star Trek series (four if you count Scotty) but Sulu, Chekov and Uhura pretty much sat around the bridge for 79 episodes and just made expository comments or bad jokes about Russia. They rarely got a lot to do.

Not in the slash world though. Nope, in this world these two yellow shirted characters are gettin' it on left and right. And considering how often Captain Kirk beams down to a planet on an away mission, it is easy for the boys to play "when Daddy's away". The Sulu/Chekov pairings usually go something like this:

"'Good morning!" Lt. Sulu's voice was obscenely cheerful as he entered his cabin. "Boy, the bridge is sure quiet today." His captive had no choice but to remain quiet himself. "Pretty boring stuff," the helmsman reported brightly, making unidentifiable noises around the room. "You know how it is -maintaining standard orbit around a planet with a skeleton crew while everyone else is down there having a good time... Well, almost everyone." "Mmmm," the lieutenant said, cupping the ensign's rump in his hands. "Nothing better for a coffee break than sweet buns..."

Somehow, this all ends in some S&M type scenario, but then...doesn't everything?
Captain Janeway & The Entire Crew of Voyager
Captain Kathryn Janeway holds a special place in the Trek Captain pantheon, as she is the first and only woman to command a ship on a series.

As a woman in charge of an entire crew, this leads to a special form of slash fic, one where Janeway is paired with the essentially the whole ship, like a leather clad dominatrix, and the entire crew are her submissive sex slaves.

The most well known of these S/M romps is a series called "The Secret Logs of Mistress Janeway".

These are most famous mostly for being mentioned in the documentary movie Trekkies, and also for the sheer number of stories in the "secret log" (64, at last count). Here’s a typical exchange from one of these stories:

"Janeway to Kim," I said much more stridently, than I should have.
"This is Kim," I could hear the confusion in his tone.
"Where are you?"
"My quarters with Tom."
I squeezed my eyes shut trying to blot out the images of their young, naked bodies entangled together. "Understood. I’m on my way."
"Yes, Captain!" he said brightly.


For years, stories of Mistress Janeway forcing her crew into submission ruled the slashfic world, until Voyager went off the air, at which point they started to slow down. Still, those Secret Logs are out there for those who bother to look...and I'll bet some of you reading this will. Good luck.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:08:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-ten-greatest-moments-in-star-trek-slash-fiction/eric-diaz
<![CDATA[The 13 Greatest Whitest Kids U Know Sketches]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-greatest-whitest-kids-u-know-sketches/mark
The Whitest Kids U Know are one of the most offensive, subversive and hilarious sketch groups working today. From insulting your racial sensitivities, to attacking everything that is sacred in our society (respect for children, family, genders, the elderly), they do what Jackass does to their bodies to the moral fiber of their viewers; which makes them one of the greatest sketch groups of all time.

What are the best WKUK skits? These are some of their funniest sketches for you to vote on in search of the funniest Whitest Kids U Know sketch. 
The 13 Greatest Whitest Kids U Know Sketches,

The Classroom Skit

Cubicle Boss

Get a New Daddy

I'm Gonna Grape You in the Mouth

Period Skit

Call of Duty

George Lucas

Deer Hunting

Opposite Day

Cash Quiz!
The funniest part about this is not only what it's saying about the hypothetical fickleness of American values, but how genuine, yet casual Osama Bin Laden's apologies are. Brilliant.

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Fri, 17 Sep 2010 04:08:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-greatest-whitest-kids-u-know-sketches/mark
<![CDATA[30 Funniest Moments From the TV Show Friends]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/30-funniest-moments-from-the-tv-show-friends/rachel-green
Here are the top 30 funniest moments from the hit TV series Friends. Considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, Friends was consistently in the top 10 for ratings in the U.S., and had at least 20 million viewers watching each seasons.

Its influence in pop culture can still be seen today all over the globe, from the catch phrases people use with their friends (how you doin'?), to a Central Perk franchise located in 32 different countries. So sit back and relax as we take you through some of the funniest moments in TV history.
 

 

 
30 Funniest Moments From the TV Show Friends,

The One After the Superbowl
Rachel goes out on a date with Jean-Claude Van Damme despite knowing the Monica wanted to date him first. Phoebe tries to mediate the fight between them, but tensions rise.

Season 2, episode 12/13
The One Where Eddie Won't Go
Chandler just can't get rid of his new and incredibly crazy roommate, Eddie. And chaos ensues. 

 Season 2, episode 19
The One Where No One's Ready
Ross is desperately trying to get corral everyone so they can go to his extremely important dinosaur convention. However, no one is making getting ready a priority, despite the fact that they have about 20 minutes until they leave.

Season 3, episode 2
The One with Ross's New Girlfriend
Joey recommends a tailor for Chandler, when Chandler feels betrayed.

Season 2, episode 1
The One with the Jam
Monica's considering making a "withdrawal" from the sperm bank, and reviewing applicants to discover she knows one of them. 

Season 3, episode 3
The One with the Prom Video
One of the most famous episodes of the series, the gang watches Monica and Rachel's old prom video, giving the viewers a tasty glimpse into characters' hilarious past. 

Season 2, episode 14
The One with the Stoned Guy
Ross is dating a new woman, who insists Ross talk dirty to her before having sex, so he turns to Joey for help. 

Season 1, episode 15
The One with the Two Parties
A surprise party is being thrown for Rachel, but soon becomes two parties when both of Rachel's newly separated and disagreeable parents show up. Everyone is trying to conceal that the other parent is present.

Season 2, episode 22
The One With the Breastmilk
In the opening scene, the guys are completely uncomfortable with Carol breastfeeding in front of them. Ross criticizes them for being immature, and to ask any questions to Carol if they're feeling uncomfortable.

Season 2, episode 2
The One With The Blackout
During a New York City-wide blackout, Ross tries to confess his feelings to Rachel on Monica's balcony when an adorable, fuzzy cat jumps onto his shoulder, attacking him out of the hatred in his tiny little heart. Meanwhile, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey are singing Top of the World inside by candlelight. 

Season 1, episode 7

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Thu, 22 May 2014 03:02:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/30-funniest-moments-from-the-tv-show-friends/rachel-green
<![CDATA[Favorite Good Morning America Hosts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favorite-good-morning-america-hosts/ranker-tv
List of your favorite "Good Morning America" hosts. Here are the top hosts, ranked in order of popularity, who have ever had the top on-camera job on "Good Morning America." GMA on ABC, as the hip kids call it, shoots every morning for two hours in Times Square, Manhattan. There have been around 10,000 episodes of this 39-season series. You might have caught the first episode on November 3rd of the year 1975 -- so it is probably a hard one for binge-viewing.
Joan Lunden and Robin Roberts are two women who come to mind when you think about the history of television hosts. And speaking of history, every morning, ABC guarantees making history with its already-long history of stars like Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos is a particularly fascinating host of "Good Morning America" because of his unique experience (besides having a name that sounds like a scientific classification of god-knows-what) working in the innermost circles of the White House -- during the Clinton-Lewinsky years to boot.
Favorite Good Morning America Hosts,

Cameron Mathison

Charles Gibson

Dan Abrams

David Hartman

Diane Sawyer

Elizabeth Vargas

Emeril Lagasse

Geraldo Rivera

Sam Champion

Spencer Christian


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:27:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/favorite-good-morning-america-hosts/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Norm of the North Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/norm-of-the-north-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
Norm of the North movie quotes tell the story of one talking polar bear who heads to New York City to save the Arctic from real estate developers. The animated comedy adventure film was written by Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliott. Directed by Trevor Wall, Norm of the North opened in theaters on January 15, 2015.

In Norm of the North, Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider) is not quite the average bear. This polar bear is not so great at bear-like things, but is really good with human things like talking and dancing. So when Norm learns that the Arctic, home to him and his friends (including voices by Bill Nighy), is being threatened by pesky tourists and a super greedy developer, Mr. Greene (voiced by Jen Jeong), who wants to turn the area into condos and shopping malls, Noah knows he must step up and save the land.

So Noah, along with a trio of lemmings, heads to New York City to confront Mr. Greene and save the land. But instead of stopping Mr. Greene, he unknowingly becomes the mascot for Greene's company. This makes stopping the development extra tricky, as if being a polar bear trying to talk a real estate developer out of easy money was a steal to begin with.

Noah of the North brought some family fun to theaters already showing other films such as The Revenant, 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Hateful Eight and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Norm of the North Movie Quotes,

Take a Picture
Norm: Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer.

When Norm is put on the spot, he mockingly urges others to take a photo of him. They take him up on that offer.
Convince Them Not to Move Here
Norm: Humans are moving here now. Look, from Florida!
Socrates: Go to the city, Norm, and convince them not to move here.
Norm: Then I'll need soldiers on the ground... Those guys?
Socrates: He wants you to stomp on him. He wants you to prove how tough he is... Wait for Lemming: You're invincible!

Norm learns that humans are looking to take over the Arctic, his home and that of others. He also knows that he needs to stop them, but cannot do this alone. Unfortunately, his soldiers on the ground are a little lackluster.
We've Gotta Show Them Who We Really Are
Norm: Hi, everyone!
People: Ahhh!
Norm: If we're going to make it in this town, we've gotta show them who we really are.

When Norm arrives in New York City, he tries his best to put his best foot forward. While things do not start too well for him, (and let's face it, who would react well to a talking polar bear?) Norm does not give up.
Are They House Trained?
Olympia: Oh, they're amazing!
Mr. Greene: Are they house trained?
Norm: Oh, definitely! They've peed in tons of houses!

While Olympia seems excited by the lemmings, Mr. Greene isn't too happy by Norm's definition of house trained. Surely this will end well, right?
Act Natural
Norm: Someones coming act natural!
[Lemmings fart]
Norm: Not that natural!

When Norm tells his lemming buddies to act natural, he didn't mean "fart in front of strangers" normal. He was thinking more of "just be cool" natural.
That's My Home
Mr. Greene: I'm going to be so rich when I sell off the Arctic. It's going to be condos, shopping malls.
...
Norm: That's my home... We've gotta find a way to stop that guy!

The greedy Mr. Greene wants to develop the Arctic for big bucks but Norm, who lives there, is not so excited by this plan. They must fight it out to see who will prevail.
Gotta Tell All My Seal Buddies
Norm: I gotta tell all my seal buddies. You press the lever, the water goes up!

Apparently in New York City, bathrooms don't work the same as from where Norm is from. He cannot wait to tell the folks back home about this amazing find.

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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 04:37:53 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/norm-of-the-north-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Hell on Wheels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-hell-on-wheels/ranker-tv
For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Hell on Wheels, with the help of your votes. Debuting on AMC in 2011, Hell on Wheels was created by Joe and Tony Gayton, and stars Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon, an ex-Confederate soldier. Hell on Wheels tells the story of the First Transcontinental Railroad in America, and how it was constructed. It's hard to argue that Hell on Wheels isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Hell on Wheels seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

We're still waiting for the second half of Hell on Wheels Season 5, but we've included season 5 as a whole since 7 episodes have already aired at the time of this writing. Please be aware that there are spoilers below, so if you haven't seen every season of Hell on Wheels then browse with caution.
The Best Seasons of Hell on Wheels,

Hell on Wheels Season 5
Aired: July 18, 2015 – present

In an arc that spans California and Wyoming, Bohannon is hired on to work for the Central Pacific Railroad and build the transcontinental railroad eastward over the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
 
Significant episodes this season include "White Justice," "Elixir of Life," and "Hungry Ghosts."

Memorable moments:
- Bohannon hires the Swede
- Fong's true gender is discovered
- The plot to kill the Mormon founder

Hell on Wheels Season 3
Aired: August 10, 2013 – October 5, 2013

Bohannon battles Durant for control of the Union Pacific Railroad. Eva gives birth to a baby sired by Toole. Meanwhile, the Swede is found with an unlikely group. 

Important episodes this season include "Eminent Domain," "One Less Mule," and "It Happened in Boston."

Memorable moments:
- A Mormon member kills the railroad sheriff
- Elam learns that his baby with Eva was given off
- The Swede reveals himself as part of a Mormon group

Hell on Wheels Season 1
Aired: November 6, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon seeks revenge against Union soldiers he believes responsible for the death of his family. He works at the Union Pacific Railroad's westward construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad while finding them. But he finds there's more to his family's death than he thought at first. 

 Key episodes include "A New Birth of Freedom," "Pride, Pomp, and Circumstance," and "Timshel."

Memorable moments:
- Lily Bell wards off a Native American attack and escapes with her husband's maps
- Elam defends Eva
- Bohannon kills Harper, then later realizes he is not one of his family's killers

Hell on Wheels Season 2
Aired: August 12, 2012 – October 7, 2012

Bohannon hooks up with train robbers, but is turned over to the Union Army and imprisoned. Durant manages to get him pardoned. The Swede and a misguided Reverend Cole meanwhile assist the natives in attacking the railroad. Lily Bell seeks to gain control of the railroad from Durant. Bohannon helps protect the town, but the Swede strangles Lily.

Significant episodes include "Viva la Mexico," "The White Spirit," and "Blood Moon."

Memorable moments:
- Lily admits in involvement in Schmidt's murder
- Eva tells Toole and Elam of her pregnancy
- Toole commits suicide in front of Eva

Hell on Wheels Season 4
Aired: August 2, 2014 – November 22, 2014

The railroad hub of Cheyenne, WY, becomes the object of conflict between the government, businesses, ranchers, homesteaders, and the railroad. Meanwhile, the Union Pacific Railroad continues its expansion westward, and Bohannon, prisoner of the Swede, adjusts to being a husband and new father.

Major episodes this season include "Escape From the Garden," "Under Color of Law," and "Return to Hell."

Memorable moments:
- Bohannon confesses his crimes, while revealing who the Bishop is
- Elam is found by Comanche tribesmen
- Cullen discovers his family is missing


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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:50:42 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-hell-on-wheels/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-adventure-tv-series/ranker-tv
These are the best 1970s Adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From great 70s adventure shows that were Westerns to other good 1970s adventure shows that were futurisic, or even set in the lush landscapes of the Hawaiian islands. What are the greatest 1970s adventure TV series? Cast your votes now!

What shows will you find on this top 1970s adventure TV shows list? Doctor Who was a huge hit in the 1970s. The 70s featured Jon Pertwee starring as the Fourth Doctor from 1974-1981, the longest run of any Doctor Who star. Charlie's Angels, starring Farrah Fawcett, was also a huge hit in the adventure genre during the 1970s.

Hawaii Five-O was one of the most popular adventure shows of the 1970s, as was The Dukes of Hazzard. Other good shows that appear on this great 70s adventure TV series list include Wonder Woman, Daniel Boone and Thunderbirds.

Which 70s adventure show is your favorite? Vote now!
The Best 1970s Adventure TV Series,

Bonanza
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Doctor Who

Hawaii Five-O

Kojak

Starsky and Hutch

The Bionic Woman

The Incredible Hulk

The Six Million Dollar Man

Charlie's Angels

Wonder Woman


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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:24:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1970s-adventure-tv-series/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Controversial Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/controversial-super-bowl-commercials/vicky-choy

There's more to Super Bowl Sunday than tackles, touchdowns, and beer. While a lot of football fans tune in to see the NFL's top teams compete for the ultimate title, other viewers are much more interested in the commercials that air between plays. The Super Bowl is often where companies' best commercials make their debut, and snagging one of those prime spots is not cheap. Maybe that's why the companies behind these controversial Super Bowl ads went for crazy, outlandish, or offensive themes - at least it guaranteed their commercials would be talked about!

Among the many funny and innovative ads that have aired during the big game, there have also been some serious clunkers. Some controversial Super Bowl commercials even sparked huge backlash on social media, and prompted companies to pull the spots. There have even been a handful of banned Super Bowl commercials that were either too risque or too shocking to air during the nation’s most watched show of the year.

From not-so-funny ads that just fell flat to spots featuring off-limits topics or offensive stereotypes, these are some of the worst Super Bowl commercials of all time. Vote up the ones you found most controversial!


The Most Controversial Super Bowl Commercials Of All Time,

For Carl's Jr., All-Natural Is Another Word for Naked
Model Charlotte McKinney may like going au naturale, but many parents didn’t appreciate this borderline soft porn 2015 Super Bowl ad featuring a nakid Charlotte (although we bet their teenage sons did).
PETA's Ode to Victoria Secret and Vegetables
Taking a page from the Victoria's Secret catalog, PETA's message in 2009 was that vegetables can make you super sexy. Too bad no dudes in the audience noticed the vegetables or even understood the point of the ad.

Nationwide Insurance Dead Kid Commercial
During Super Bowl 2015, Nationwide Insurance shocked everyone by debuting a commercial about a dead child. Instead of being poignant and impactful, it shocked and depressed a nationwide audience and became one of the most controversial Super Bowl commercials of all time.

Get a sneak peek of 2016's commercials here

Dove Pro-Age Campaign
In a 2007 Super Bowl commercial, Dove attempted to make a point by showing naked older women who boldly proclaimed that although they may be too old to be in an anti-aging ad, they were perfect to be in Dove's pro-aging campaign. Unfortunately the audience just got stuck on the "too old to be in an anti-aging ad" part.
Cheerios Has Heart, but Some Audience Members Don't

A controversial 2014 Cheerios Super Bowl commercial featuring an interracial family drew so much negative and hateful online comments that YouTube had to turn off its comment section.


Geriatric Love from Pornhub.com

Why this 2013 Pornhub.com ad made the list of banned Super Bowl commercials is anybody’s guess, since nothing happens except for two old people innocently touching. Most likely, any company with the word “porn” in its name isn’t ready for prime time.


General Motors Robot Suicide

GM didn’t get the memo that a Super Bowl commercial should entertain the nation, not depress it. This disturbing 2007 ad depicts an unemployed robot committing suicide. OK, it’s just a dream, but still. Unemployment and suicide are not subjects people want to watch on Super Bowl Sunday.


Fantasy Video Greetings Falls Flat

On the list of banned Super Bowl commercials is this 2010 ad from eCard company Fantasy Video Greetings. It was full of every male/female relationship stereotype known to man, and rejected from the Super Bowl broadcast.


Skechers Helps Dogs Run Faster

In 2012, this controversial Super Bowl commercial depicted a bulldog outrunning a pack of greyhounds because the bulldog was wearing Skechers shoes. Animal lovers argued that the ad glamorized dog racing, which can lead to animal abuse. Over 100,000 people signed a petition asking the shoe company to pull the spot, but their request fell on deaf ears and the commercial aired anyway.


Snickers Leads to Kissing
In this 2007 Super Bowl commercial,  Snickers tried to send the message that their candy bar was so tempting that it can even make two homophobic guys kiss. The dudes were then compelled to do something manly to prove they were not gay. The gay community was not amused.


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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:57:25 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/controversial-super-bowl-commercials/vicky-choy
<![CDATA[All the Ways Jon Snow Is Becoming Ned Stark]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jon-snow-becoming-ned-stark/lisa-waugh
In a top notch Jon Snow Ned Stark Yorkshire accent, consider yourself warned about SPOILERS in the North. 
 
Here’s a question to ponder about your favorite living sad face emoji from Game of Thrones. Is Jon Snow turning into Ned Stark on some level? Let’s look at the evidence. 
 
What’s going on with Jon? Did coming back from the dead further solidify him as the next dour Warden of the North? There are many similarities between Jon Snow and Ned Stark as far as their outlook on life. Ned knew winter was coming; Jon has seen the advent of the next Long Night. But no one seems to be giving this much weight even though Jon and his men actually witness the terrifying powers of the Night’s King. Kind of makes you wish Ned had seen it so he could say, “I told ye soo!”
 
Another indicator that Jon will land squarely in a Ned state of mind… both men were betrayed when they tried to do the right thing. Ned wasn’t afraid to die; now Jon isn’t either. And they both know what’s in the great blackness of death. Sort of. Jon saw nothing, but maybe Ned knows that there’s something and will tell Jon what it is, using Bran. 
 
Other clues of Jon Snow turning into Ned Stark are Jon’s latest look. He’s rocking a hairstyle that is dangerously close to Ned’s retirement sweep back. He’s also wearing a cloak just like his pop/uncle's, thanks to Sansa.
 
He’s also got the same sense of humor as Ned. Meaning, he’s about as funny as the ending of “The Door.” Maybe he’ll lighten up when the White Walkers are defeated and he’s having an ale with his dad in Westeros heaven. Hey! Maybe he won’t die. Maybe he’ll met another redhead and settle down at Winterfell, telling his great grandkids stories in the godswood in a sort of grim and wistful way, just like Ned.
 
How is Jon Snow turning into Ned Stark? Vote up the theories that make the most sense to you.

All the Ways Jon Snow Is Becoming Ned Stark,

Bran Will Connect Jon and Ned
Just a guess, but Bran’s greenseer abilities will probably connect Ned to his children and, most importantly, to Jon. Whatever Jon learns will jumpstart him back into the war against the Others. It’ll also help him understand Ned’s actions and possibly show him how to avoid the mistakes Ned may have made.
Jon Is One Hairstyle Away from "The Ned"
What did Ned have before that partial up-sweep? A man bun, probably. You know he did! And who has a post-mortem man bun now? Yep. Jon Snow Stark Targaryen Blackfyre Dayne will rock that half war pony until he’s an even more humorless older man than Ned was. And then he’ll just simply clip the top back into a The North Remembers retirement do.
Jon Is Dressing Like Ned
With the help of Sansa's wolf cloak, Jon has completed his Ned Stark winter collection look.
Same Accent, Excellent for Doom and Mother Talk
The Yorkshire accents of Ned and Jon are effective at giving bad news, doling out warnings, and telling bawdy jokes. But scratch that last one. Maybe there will be jokes after the war with the White Walkers. You can almost see Jon, a horn of ale in his hand, “Know what you get when you cross a wildling with a Stark? A broken heart. That’s what you get. And you never get over it. Never.”
They Were Both Killed Trying to Do the Right Thing
Ned confessed to something he didn’t do to save his daughters; Jon went against the Night’s Watch to save the wildlings and mercy killed Mance Rayder at the pyre. Both men were betrayed.
Jon Also Has a Thing for Redheads
Although Ned married Catelyn out of duty when his brother was killed by Mad King Aerys, he grew to love her all the same. When Jon sees Ygritte, he’s sprung. Ice and fire, indeed.
They’ve Both Had to Bring Justice
Robb went to war. Sansa got tortured. Arya is off becoming an assassin. Bran is warging up in here. Rickon is well… a hostage right now. It seems the only Stark who’s ready to swing the sword after passing the sentence is Jon. Sansa may get in on this action, but right now Jon is positioned to bring that old school Ned Stark justice to those who have broken their oaths.
Smiling Is for Soft Southerners
Even Sansa smiles more than Jon and he’s only had to die - she’s been through much worse. Like his father/uncle, Jon is not a big smiler. You know who smiles? People who create the chaos and make awful things happen.
Neither Is Afraid of Death
Battle prepared Ned for it. Jon actually died and saw nothing. You couldn’t threaten either with their own death. Their Achilles heels are based in doing the right thing for family or the good of the realm.
They Have the Same Sense of Humor
Just kidding. Neither of these guys was ever going to have a stand-up career. But the cold and Catelyn will do that to you. Jon did almost crack a joke in Season 5 about Sam getting some, but then he was right back to the usual grim smile. Ned, on the other hand, told Robert right to his face he was fat.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:17:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jon-snow-becoming-ned-stark/lisa-waugh
<![CDATA[The Cast of Everwood: Where Are They Now?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/everwood-cast-today/alexandra-plesa
Oh, Everwood! The little show that warmed your heart at the beginning of the 2000s and kept you glued to the TV back when the WB was still a thing. It had all the ingredients of a great heartwarming family show: drama, comedy, teen angst, heartache, and love. After premiering in 2002, it aired for four seasons until it was eventually cancelled in 2006.

The premise of the show was interesting enough: an amazing brain surgeon moved from the big city to the small town of Everwood following his wife’s death. He had two kids, both teenagers, so it was clear from the very beginning that the show wouldn’t suffer from any drama shortage. But there was a twist! The small town already had a family care practitioner, and the two doctors begin a (sometimes) friendly rivalry. 
 
Despite being more than a decade old, you can thank the streaming gods for allowing you to catch up on old episodes whenever you want. Looking back, you may notice a few uber famous faces who went on from their small-screen roles to become major stars. (Ever heard of a guy named Chris Pratt?) What about the rest of the cast? Where are they now?

The fate of the Everwood cast today may surprise you. While some went on to mega-stardom, others found success behind the camera, and others still left the business entirely. Find out who on this list of the cast of Everwood: then and now!

The Cast of Everwood: Where Are They Now?,

Chris Pratt
Pratt turned out to be the most successful cast member of the whole series. He really made a name for himself in the years after Everwood went off air. He appeared in TV series The O.C. and Parks and Recreation, but also big-budget movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. He’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  
Emily VanCamp
She might have played an angst-ridden teen on Everwood, but she eventually managed to become a full-fledged TV star with roles in hit shows like Brothers & Sisters and Revenge. She also scored the leading role in the 2015 movie The Girl in the Book.
Gregory Smith
Smith continued to score minor roles in movies and TV shows after Everwood was over, and more recently became one of the stars of cop show Rookie Blue. He also gained some experience behind the camera – he directed multiple Rookie Blue, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Saving Hope episodes.  
Treat Williams
Williams kept busy in the years following Everwood’s cancellation. He had guest appearances on shows like Heartland, Against the Wall, White Collar, and Hawaii Five-0. He also scored roles in popular movies 127 Hours and A Little bit of Heaven. More recently, you had the chance to catch him on Chicago Fire and HBO’s Confirmation.  
Vivien Cardone
If you want to feel really old, here’s a fun fact: Vivien is now 23 years old. Oh, how time flies. She had a six episode arc in the long-running soap opera One Life to Live back in 2011, and also scored a guest appearance in Law and Order SVU.

Bright Abbott
Amy’s brother was a tormented high-school jock who was always protective of his little sister. He grew up into a more mature person as the series progressed, and it was an evolution that was highly entertaining and heartwarming to watch. 
Delia Brown
The youngest member of the Brown family, and pretty much the glue that kept everyone together, Delia was a delight. Smart-mouthed and energetic, she was an adorable tomboy you couldn’t help but adore.  
Dr. Andrew Brown
The heart and soul of Everwood, Dr. Andy Brown didn’t have it easy. He lost the love of his life and was struggling to raise two kids on his own. He might have made some mistakes along the way, but we were always rooting for him. 
Amy Abbott
Beautiful, popular, and smart, Amy had her fair share of heartache during the course of Everwood. Still, she was as sweet as they come, and you couldn’t help but fall in love with her. Just like Ephram did. 
Ephram Brown
Hot and troubled, Ephram wasn’t too excited about the idea of moving to a small town in Colorado. A sensitive and talented guy, there’s no wonder he fell for Amy, the ultimate girl next door.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:22:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/everwood-cast-today/alexandra-plesa
<![CDATA[The Sweetest Songs on Steven Universe]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sweet-steven-universe-songs/laura-allan

Most people would agree that Steven Universe is an animated masterpiece. The show features intriguing characters, lovely animation, a completely engrossing story, and some of the catchiest music around. Speaking of music, the songs on Steven Universe are the kinds of earworms that will have you humming, and it'll only be a matter of time before your friends start making up new versions and alternate lyrics. While the awesomeness of these songs isn't in question, it does raise the question: what are the very best Steven Universe songs?

Of course, best is a hard thing to define, especially with so many great options. Is it the most feelsy? The prettiest melody? Does the song have awesome animation to accompany it? No matter which catchy Steven Universe songs you like most, it's hard to deny that there are some songs that are just that more addictive than the others.

This list includes videos, so prepare to have these jams stuck in your head all day. Whether you like giant women or sworn to the sword, there's bound to be something for you here.


The Sweetest Songs on Steven Universe,

Be Wherever You Are

In Steven Universe, Lars and Sadie have had their share of ups and downs, most poignantly in "Island Adventure." But for one song, for one short stretch, we see both of them happy and interacting in a fun way, and it's kind of refreshing. The song also reminds us to remember to relax sometimes, and let go for a little while. Of course, it all comes crashing down after the song, but for the duration of this tune, you can't help but smile along with Lars and Sadie.


Stronger Than You

A lot of people argue that this is the best song in the show, and it's kind of hard to deny it. This is the first time we really hear Garnet's amazing singing voice, and she belts out this catchy and empowering tune about love and partnership. Consider we've just seen exactly what she's made of, hearing a song right afterwards about it kind of puts the icing on the cake. Take that, Jasper!


Full Disclosure

Ringtones annoy lots of people, but this is one time where that just isn't true. After almost dying during a conflict with off-world gems, Steven takes a moment to think over his friendship with Connie, and wonders - in song - if he's putting her in danger or risking her mental wellbeing with his friendship. The conflict Steven goes through during this song is pretty intense, and the music itself is pretty moving. Not to mention, that ending? Oof, right in the feelings. 


Love Like You

This song is one every fan has heard, but probably didn't realize was a longer, more complete song. If you take all the different sounding endings and put them together, it becomes one, long, sweet song about love, doubt, and self-worth. Really, the lyrics are heartbreaking in many ways, even though the melody is gentle and soothing. It relates to the show so well too! While the opening of the show is pretty catchy and easily could have made this list, the fact that the ending song was hidden right under our noses makes it that much more awesome. You can hear the full version, spliced together, in the attached video. 


Here Comes a Thought

This song hit Steven Universe fans like a ton of bricks. While many songs in the show apply to specific characters or situations, this one is broader, and sends one simple message: breathe and let go. It's hard to not feel calmed by the sweet, slow melody, and the lyrics will help make anyone feel less stressed, even on your worst day. On top of all that, the visuals from guest animator Takafumi Hori (who did Kill La Kill) are mesmerizing. The whole song is a masterpiece. 


Giant Woman

Well, I hope you're ready to have this one stuck in your head. One of the earlier songs we got from the show, "Giant Woman," is easy to hum, sing, and make your own lyrics to. Not to mention, the whole basis of the song is kind of absurd, and that makes it so much fun to sing! Seriously, good luck not humming this at some point today.


It's Over, Isn't It?

The conflict between Pearl and Greg has a deep history. At this point in the series, we know that Pearl still aches over Rose's departure, and dislikes the fact that Rose ever chose Greg to begin with. Fans know that the two don't exactly interact well. In the musical episode, "Mr. Greg," it all comes to a head and we hear Pearl sign her grievances to the night sky. The song is heartbreaking. This episode has so many other amazing songs, such as "Both of You," "Don't Cost Nothing," and "Empire City," but this is the one that really sticks with you. The reprise of the song's chorus at the end of the episode practically demands tears from viewers. 


Peace and Love

Pretty much everyone loves the manic space Dorito known as Peridot. Hearing her sing, when she doesn't even know what music is all about, is just a treat in and of itself. To hear her sing with all the other gems, all about how the Earth is beautiful? It's enough to make one squeal. This is also the first time we really get the sense that Peridot might come around on the whole "the Earth is a planet worth saving" thing.


Like a Comet

If you want a real jam to rock out to, this is the song for you. Sure, "Steven and the Stevens" was a pretty catchy song, but this is where we first really hear Greg sing and perform like he used to. And oh man, did he do it in style. The lyrics have all the marks of a classic rock song, and the delivery is also pretty spectacular as Greg lets his surprisingly long hair flow. No matter the size of the audience, it's hard to deny that Greg really was a rock star. 


Do It for Her

For a long time, many fans of the show wanted to know more about Pearl's relationship with Rose, from before and during the Gem War. Well, the episode "Sworn to the Sword" delivered, and it did so with a song. In "Do it For Her," Pearl shows Connie how to fight, but also teaches her how to value Steven's life as more important than her own. In this, we see a reflection of what Pearl used to do, constantly sacrificing her happiness and life for Rose. We even get a brief look at the gem war itself! And to get all this in a lovely duet? What more can a fan ask for?



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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:07:48 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/sweet-steven-universe-songs/laura-allan
<![CDATA[23 WTF Moments from the Walking Dead Midseason Finale]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wtf-moments-walking-dead-midseason-7-finale/lisa-waugh

Don't let Maggie eat your apple. SPOILERS ahead. 

By far he craziest thing in The Walking Dead’s Season 7 midseason finale is Daryl eating that peanut butter with his fingers. Just kidding. There are many transcendent moments, including Spencer’s gutsy death, Olivia’s bullet surprise, Rick's murdery groove coming back, Daryl's brutal beatdown of Fat Joey, and Negan’s ability to recognize a homemade bullet in a flash. 

Of the insane moments from the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, everybody can all agree that that hug between Daryl and Rick is emotional goodness after not living on easy street for a while? More of this, please. 

Continued madness includes Rosita trying to kill Negan with one measly bullet, how strong Negan’s pasta game is, the sensible shoes of a mysterious spy in the woods, Carol’s interrupted retreat (can she just eat her fruit in peace, please?!), and Michonne popping a cap in a Savior. It’s been a slooooow season, so having stuff actually happen is nice for a change, even if that stuff is a piled up mess at times. But we’re like Eugene. We like to watch. And speculate.

What’s your favorite crazy thing from The Walking Dead Season 7 midseason finale? Pass the rolls and vote up the moments that made the previous half of a season worth it. 


23 WTF Moments from the Walking Dead Midseason Finale,

Negan Doesn’t Like Disloyalty

Spencer should probably have made a study of Negan’s code before being a punk and trying to take Rick’s place. Negan may be a terrible dude, but he’s got his own moral code, one that includes punishing traitors and cowards. This is how you get your guts spilled down your khakis. 


Rick’s Baaaaack!

How long will Andy Lincoln have to put glycerin in his eyes before he gets back to killing bad folks? Probably February of 2017 because it looks like he was planning something in the jail while looking at that axe he fetched for Negan and the note he found on the pontoon. Watching Rick’s crying game has gotten old. Maybe because that's supposed to be Eugene’s job, isn’t it?

 


The Power of Michonne

After the brutal murder of Glenn and Abraham, as well as Negan's subsequent dominance, Rick gets weepy. Michonne, meanwhile, develops more layers of steel. After the samurai realizes just how large Negan’s army is and how far his reach extends, Michonne decides to fight but from a different angle. She chooses the group over herself, once again. She's always known that the group is strongest when it is of one mind. 


Daryl’s Fat Joey-Bashing Great Escape

Yee-haw! Everybody's so happy Daryl is out of that horrible itchy prison outfit and back in black and atop his bike. Daryl definitely makes a violent exit from Sanctuary and horrifies Jesus in the process. Sorry, Fat Joey, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and you had Rick’s Colt Python.

Now, if only someone could find a barrette for Daryl so he can properly search for his angel wings jacket. He’ll probably be able to get that back after he rides down Dwight. 


Carol and Morgan Will Ditch Their Chill When They Find Out What Negan Did

They don’t know that Negan killed Glenn and Abraham, or that he generally owned their homies. When they find out, Carol's throwing down her book and Morgan's polishing his bo. They're coming for Negan. And hell's coming with them. 


Who’s the Mysterious Lurker?

Is this Alpha of the Whisperers? An Oceansider? Could be a wild guess but The Walking Dead just may be putting the next villain in the chamber to fire off when the show comes back in February. Or a hero might emerge from the woods and lend a hand in the coming war. The shoe is a clue either way. 


Finally, the Band's Back Together

Well, most of them anyway. All they need to do is convince Carol to come back and sit in on drums. "Sit in on drums" meaning, in this case, going all Terminator on peeps. Also, the survivors are going to take more than that apple away from you, Greg. 


Gregory Is Definitely Threatened by Maggie

And it’s funny to watch this insecure fool squirm. Who still wears a suit in the apocalypse? This clown shoe. 


That Rick and Daryl Hug

Aaaaaaawwwwww. Norman Reedus told Chris Hardwick on Talking Dead that he and Andrew Lincoln were weepy because they hadn't seen too much of each other this season. He said they would look at each other and "cry like babies." Double aaaaaaaawwwwwww.


Bye, Spencer

Okay sure. Spencer has been around for about five minutes across two seasons and now he has a big moment that ends with his guts on the ground during a game of outdoor billiards with Negan. Someone has to die in the midseason finale, right? The whole Monroe family is just silly. How did they last this long? 



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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:24:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/wtf-moments-walking-dead-midseason-7-finale/lisa-waugh
<![CDATA[ParaNorman Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/paranorman-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"ParaNorman" movie quotes take viewers on a fantastical journey into the paranormal in this 3D stop-action thriller from Laika, the Academy Award-nominated company that created "Coraline." Voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman, "ParaNorman" brings it's ghosts, witches and zombies to theaters on August 17, 2012.

In the small town of Blithe Hollow, ghosts are around everywhere but only one boy, Norman (Smit-McPhee), can see them. For Norman, talking to ghosts is a normal, everyday kind of thing. He even acts as a medium to connect town residents with their late loved ones, pets even, as awkward as that sometimes can be.

This special ability makes him an outcast at home and at school but also makes him the only one who can save the town from the witch's curse. Held by the town's crazy guy, Mr. Prenderghast (Goodman), the witch's curse is poised to raise the undead and wreak havoc on the town. Along with his trusted buddy Neil (Albrizzi), sister Courtney (Kendrick) and Neil's brother Mitch (Affleck), Norman sets off on an adventure to save the town from the undead.

Though likely enjoyable for all ages, "ParaNorman" comes with a PG rating geared toward children. For something a bit more mature, there's plenty of other summer blockbusters in theaters such as "The Campaign," "The Babymakers," "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Magic Mike," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
ParaNorman Movie Quotes,

Did Anybody Get Bitten?

Norman: "Is everybody all right? Did anybody get bitten?"
Neil: (sticking his tongue out) "My lip, my tongue, does that count?"

After guiding the town's people to safety, Norman, the young but valiant leader does a quick survey to make sure everyone is OK. Thankfully, the only casualty seems to be Neil's tongue and lip that was bitten, not by a zombie, but by Neil himself.
The Witch's Curse

Norman: "Couldn't you use another stall?"
Mr. Prenderghast: "The witch's curse is real and you're the one who has to stop it. You've gotta use your gift of talking to the dead to stop it! You'll need a little help and a lot of courage. I've been holding back the witch's curse for years, but now I'm dead. It has to be you."
Norman: "But, I don't know what it means."
Mr. Prenderghast: "It means the past is coming back to haunt you. Time is running out! The anniversary of the witch's death is tonight. The ghost is going to wake up tonight and when she does she'll raise the dead. Gotta keep her in her grave!"
Norman: "But, I'm just a kid. How am I supposed to stop it?"
Mr. Prenderghast: "Read from the book at the spot the witch was buried."
Norman: "This is crazy!"
Mr. Prenderghast: "Do I look crazy to you?"
Norman: "Uhhhhh"

We all run into the town's crazy guy once in a while but unlike Norman, usually those meetings don't occur in the restroom. This meeting however had a special reason, so Mr. Prenderghast could inform Norman that he has a very important task to complete to save the town from the witch's curse.
Flavors of People

Neil: "Hey Norman, I don't get why zombies can only eat people. Is it some kind of allergy or something?"
Norman: "I think it's more of an allegory, Neil."
Neil: "That's what I said. Like, I'm allegoric to a bunch of stuff. But if all I could eat was people, that would get really annoying!"
Norman: "It's a big world, Neil. I bet there's lots of flavors of people."
Neil: "Huh? I wonder what flavor of people I am."

Oh Neil, your deeps thoughts are entertaining, if nothing else, especially when they ponder the important things in life, such as how boring it would be to only eat people, like zombies.
Let's Do It Together

Neil: "Norman, wait up!"
Norman: "I like to be alone."
Neil: "So do I!" Let's do it together!"

Just like at home, Norman is quite understood at school and accordingly is quite a loner. He does have one friend though, Neil, who likes to join Norman so they can be alone together, however that works.
Bub

Neil: "So is it true?"
Norman: "What?"
Neil: "Do you see ghosts like everywhere, all the time?"
Norman: "Uh, yeah"
Neil: "Awesome! Do you think you can see my dog, Bub? He was ran over by an animal rescue van. Tragic and ironic. We buried him in the yard. Could you see him?"
Norman: "Maybe"
Neil: "Sweet! Come on!"
Mitch: "Neil, is that you?"
Neil: "Hey Mitch, we're gonna go play with the dead dog in the garden and we're not even gonna have to dig him up first!"
Mitch: "What? What'd you say? Neil, isn't he that weird kid, you know 'look at me, talking to ghosts so people will pay attention to me.'"
Neil: "Can you stop doing that? It's kind of stupid."
Mitch: "Now listen to me. You don't need to be hanging out with weird people, OK? That's a tip."
Neil: "Don't blow this for me, Mitch. This one's not weird. He talks to dead people... He's around here somewhere. So, does everyone come back as a ghost?"
Norman: "No, my grandma told me it's usually people who still have stuff to figure out or sometimes it's ones who died suddenly or in a bad way. Bub?"
Neil: "Is he there? How's he look?"
Norman: "Uh, good. He's happy to see you."
Neil: (to a ghost dog) "Who's a good boy, huh? Oh good boy! Can he feel if I pet him?"
Norman: "Yeah, I guess"
Neil: (kisses the dog) "Bubby wubby boo"
Norman: "Uh, that is not his chin."

At the request of buddy Neil, Norman makes contact with Neil's dog who died tragically. Unbeknownst to Neil however, Norman failed to warn Neil that the area he was kissing was his rear.
Meet the Babcocks

Perry: "Can't you be like other kids your age?"
Norman: "I thought you said kids my age were too busy shoplifting and joyriding."
...
Perry: "He's probably up there fiddling with his Ouija or his orb."
Sandra: "Perry!"
Courtney: "You are such a loser!"

The Babcock family is just another ordinary family with mom Sandra, dad Perry, sister Courtney and Norman. Norman however is far from ordinary and perceived as weird, but really he has special gifts that let him seen and talk to ghosts.
That Zombie Bit

Courtney: "I just knew something like this was going to happen tonight."
Mitch: "You did? Wow, cause that zombie bit really threw me."

Acting as her typical know-it-all self, Norman's sister Courtney boasts of her premonition of something bad happening after the group of kids encounter zombies. Mitch, Neil's dumb jock brother, on the other hand appears completely clueless, as per usual.
Nothing Wrong With Being Scared

Grandma: "There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, as long as you don't let it change who you are."

Faced with a difficult and scary burden on his shoulder of saving the town from the witch's curse, Norman asks his grandmother for advice. Grandma, who is a ghost herself, gives Norman some words of wisdom to help him along the way.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:36:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/paranorman-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[The Best Shows About Families]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-about-families/ranker-tv
The best shows about families are those sitcoms and family shows that give us a break from our own families and give us a peek into these best fictional families lives. You favorite TV show about families might depend on during which generation you were raised but regardless of age, these best shows about families are also among the best TV shows of all time.

Unsurprisingly, these best shows about families feature many of the best TV families. Few can say they didn't grow up alongside the kids from The Waltons, Full House, or The Simpsons. Similarly, it's hard not to remember the Huxtables on The Cosby Show, the Keatons on Family Ties, and the Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie as some of the best television families of all time.

But not all of the families on television are traditional but the quirky interaction between blended families, like on The Brady Bunch or Step by Step, or the unconventional families like on Modern Family, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and The Addams Family, work and make those shows even more memorable.

So which of these is your favorite family TV show of recent memory?? Are you partial to the often inappropriate comedy of Family Guy or more into the wholesome family shows like The Wonder Years? Vote for your favorite shows about families, add any not listed or re-rank this list below!
The Best Shows About Families,

All in the Family

Everybody Loves Raymond

Family Ties

Happy Days

Home Improvement

The Brady Bunch

The Cosby Show

The Waltons

The Wonder Years

Modern Family


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Wed, 15 May 2013 05:05:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-about-families/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoon Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/channel-4_s-100-greatest-cartoon-shows-v1/televisionlife
Channel 4's list of the greatest cartoon shows of all-time. http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/G/greatest/cartoons/results.html
Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoon Shows,

Family Guy

Looney Tunes

South Park

The Bugs Bunny Show

The Flintstones

The Ren & Stimpy Show

The Simpsons

Tom and Jerry

Dragon Ball

Aladdin


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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:58:37 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/channel-4_s-100-greatest-cartoon-shows-v1/televisionlife
<![CDATA[13 Game of Thrones Characters as Sloths]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-sloths/ranker-of-thrones
You might not have known that you wanted to see the "Game of Thrones" characters as their sloth alter egos, but thanks to Reddit user KingdaKid, you won't be able to imagine life without them - nor will you have to. Sloths are adorable, slow-moving creatures that have captured the hearts of the Internet, so it was only a matter of time before some talented Photoshopper joined the world of sloths with the world of Westeros.

These pictures of your favorite GoT characters as sloths include "Sloffrey" Baratheon, Queen Slothsei, Daenerys Tarslotharyen, and Catelyn Sloth. Which GoT characters look cutest as sloths? Interestingly, Viserys doesn't really look all that different!

Vote up the most adorable Game of Sloths pictures below, and fear not: even when turned into a sloth, you'll probably still want to punch Joffrey in the face.

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13 Game of Thrones Characters as Sloths,

Daenerys Targaryen

Joffrey Baratheon

Tyrion Lannister

Sansa Stark

Eddard Stark

Catelyn Stark

Jaime Lannister

Viserys Targaryen

Khal Drogo

Olenna Tysloth


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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:52:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-sloths/ranker-of-thrones
<![CDATA[Planes: Fire & Rescue Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/planes-fire-and-rescue-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
"Planes: Fire & Rescue" movie quotes bring all the favorites from Disney Pixar's "Planes" back for another installment in the series. The 3D animated film was directed by Roberts Gannaway using a screenplay by Jeffrey M. Howard based off of a story the writer and director created with John Lasseter and Peggy Holmes. "Planes: Fire & Rescue" opened in theaters on July 18, 2014.

In "Planes: Fire & Rescue," Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook) is forced to give up his career as an air racer and instead heads to Piston Peak to join the firefighting crew. While he's quite new to the team, he gets a lot of help from veteran wildfire fighters including Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris), Cabbie (voiced by Dale Dye), Windlifter (voiced by Wes Studi) and others. Dusty even makes friends with a very affectionate lady plane, Dipper (voiced by Julie Bowen).

So when a huge wildfire is reported and the crew is summoned to extinguish it, Dusty's skills as a firefighter are put to the test. Their battle is not an easy one but with perseverance, hard work and some heroism, they try their best to save the day.

"Planes: Fire & Rescue" is just one of several summer 2014 blockbusters which also include "Earth to Echo," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Maleficent," "Night Moves," and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Planes: Fire & Rescue Movie Quotes,

Hey Sugar Rims
Truck: "Hey sugar rims, you just fall out of a B117 cause you're the bomb!"

In perhaps the worst pickup line ever, this truck tries to pick up a pretty pink car at a local watering hole. It does not go over well.
Had to Get My Glasses
Dynamite: "We've got a situation. The fire jumped the line."
Pulaski: "This is a big one!"
Mayday: "I'm on it… Had to get my glasses."

When a big fire is reported, the old trusty Mayday is ready to join the battle. He does, however, need to get his glasses first.
Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane
Cabbie: "I will never understand why you want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane!"
Dynamite: "We're not. We're jumping out of you!"

When Cabbie remarks that he doesn't understand why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good plane, Dynamite turns the joke around on him.
You Came Here to Become a Firefighter
Blade Ranger: "You came here to become a firefighter."

Blade Ranger reminds Dusty why he is here. He wanted to be a firefighter and now is his chance to do just that.
Listen to My New Siren
Mayday: "Listen to my new siren!" [makes fart noises] "Huh?"
Maru: "Classy!"

Poor old Mayday thinks he is the best new thing now that he has a new siren. His siren however sounds more like an old fart than the hot new sound.
Look at That Ice Sculpture
Dipper: "Wow, look at that ice sculpture! This could be our room if we were little tiny pieces of ice."

Dipper is just mesmerized by the ice sculpture of a cabin. She even goes as far as to imagine life as a tiny piece of ice, which isn't weird at all, right?
Is That Guy Writing Down Everything I Say?
Ryker: "Mr. Mayday"
Mayday: "Is that guy writing down everything I say?"
Ryker: "Yes"
Mayday: "So he just wrote that down?"
Ryker: "Yes"
Mayday: "And that?"
Ryker: "Yes"
Mayday: "And that?"
Ryker: "Yes"
Mayday: "Oh, Chevy!"

Transportation management safety truck Ryker and his trusty assistant speaks with Mayday. Mayday sure is keeping the assistant busy with his repeated questions asking the same thing.
Dipper
Dipper: "You're smaller than I thought but that's okay."
Dusty Crophopper: "Um, thanks"
Dipper: "I'm Dipper. Everyone calls me…"
Dusty Crophopper: "Mrs?"
Dipper: "Miss"
Dusty Crophopper: "Miss"
Dipper: "Yeah"
Dusty Crophopper: "Dipper"
Dipper: "Dipper"
Dusty Crophopper: "Yep"
Dipper: "Yep… rawr!"

Dusty and Dipper meet for the first time and while it's a bit awkward for Dusty, Dipper seems like she is smitten with him. Could this be a blossoming relationship?
Rip Off His Landing Gear
Blade Ranger: "Rip off his landing gear!"
Dusty Crophopper: "What?!"
Maru: "Give 'em a go!"
Dusty Crophopper: "Yeah, I'm tall. Look at this."

If he wants to be an effective firefighter, Dusty needs a makeover. Luckily Maru is there to take off his landing gear in favor of pontoons.
A Report of a Wildfire
Announcement: "All aircraft, we've got a report of a wildfire."
Maru: "Come on, let's load up! Patch, drop the needle!"
Dusty Crophopper: "It's an actual fire?"
Dipper: "Oh yeah, it happens all the time. You guys only hear about the big ones."

When a report of a wildfire comes in, all of the planes scramble to head out to fight it. As the new guy, this excitement is new to Dusty.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:07:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/planes-fire-and-rescue-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[14 Criminal Minds Episodes That Were Actually Based on Real Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/criminal-minds-episodes-based-on-real-serial-killers/katherine-ripley

Criminal Minds has featured some of the most disturbing murders ever seen on television. You might wonder, "How do they come up with all these sick, twisted ways of killing people?" As it turns out, many Criminal Minds episodes are ripped from the headlines. There are plenty of real killers who have provided great material for this show.

If you're one of those people who's seen every episode of Criminal Minds, you might already know which ones were based on true stories. But for those who don't, here's a list of episodes based on real serial killers. Readers beware. 


14 Criminal Minds Episodes That Were Actually Based on Real Serial Killers,

Natural Born Killer

In "Natural Born Killer" the BAU begins their investigation by looking into the brutal murder of an older couple. They discover there was a third victim: a nephew of the deceased couple who was also a low-level mobster. This leads them to believe this crime was a mob hit, and they're correct. The serial killer is the leader of the local mafia and has killed more than 100 people.

This episode was based on the case of Richard Kuklinski. Kuklinski had ties to the mafia and was a contract killer. He was only convicted for five murders, but he claimed to have murdered more than 100 people before he was caught. While no one is certain how many people he actually killed, investigators believe it was several dozen. Some victims Kuklinski killed for the mafia, and some he killed for his own personal pleasure.


Blood Hungry

In Episode 11 of Season 1, the BAU takes on a case of a psychotic killer whose victims are missing some of their organs. They soon learn the UnSub is actually preserving and eating the organs.

The UnSub on this episode is similar to Richard Trenton Chase, a paranoid schizophrenic who killed seven victims within the span of one month in 1978. Chase drank his victim's blood and ate parts of their bodies.

Thankfully, the writers of Criminal Minds opted not to have their fictional killer perform all the disgusting acts that Chase actually did to his victims. You can read more about them here, if you think you stomach them.


The Tribe

In Episode 16 of Season 1, the BAU chases a "pack" of killers who are attempting to frame Native American tribes for murder. The team calls in an expert in Native American culture who determines the killers have combined together the most brutal rituals of several different Native tribes. The team suspects the killers are trying to turn public opinion against Native Americans.

A group of killers with a similar motive was the Manson Family cult. Charles Manson believed that a race war between whites and blacks, which he referred to as Helter Skelter, was imminent. Manson directed his followers to commit several murders in order to get the race war started, believing that they would be able to seize power after the war.


Riding the Lightning

In Episode 14 of Season 1, the BAU goes to interview a couple who is about to be executed for killing 13 teenaged girls and their two-year-old son. This couple bears a striking similarity to real-life killers Fred and Rose West.

The Wests sexually abused and killed 10 young women together in their own home. The Wests also killed one of their children - Fred's daughter and Rose's step-daughter. Rose was the one who killed the girl, though her husband raised no objection.

The Criminal Minds episode takes a dramatic twist when Gideon finds the wife never actually killed her boy, as she confessed to doing. She actually gave him to another family and said she killed him so her son would never know the horrific acts his father committed and she enabled. In this way, the writers deviate from the truth of the West case, though the basic concept is the same.


The Thirteenth Step

In Season 6, Episode 13 the team investigates a spree of murders committed by a newlywed couple, both of whom have a serious drinking problem. This killer couple was based on real-life couple Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate, who went on a murder spree back in the 1950s. 

The real criminals were much younger than the actors in the episode - only 19 and 14, respectively - and they weren't actually married. But the murders in the gas station at the beginning of the episode are relatively true to what the real killers did. In real life, the first person who Starkweather and Fugate killed when they ran away together was a gas station attendant.


Omnivore

If you're a Criminal Minds fan and you know your serial killer trivia, you may have already figured out that The Reaper from the TV series is based on the Zodiac Killer. The Reaper, whose real name is George Foyet, appears in multiple episodes, but in the episode "Omnivore" it features striking similarities to the real-life case.

The main similarity between the Zodiac and the Reaper is they both send messages to the police that often contain codes and attempt to bargain with authorities.

The first message from the Zodiac Killer took credit for two shootings and demanded his note be printed in three local papers, or he would kill a dozen people that weekend. The Reaper on Criminal Minds communicates with authorities in a similar way. "Omnivore" begins with Agent Hotchner visiting an old, dying colleague, who informs him that he made a deal with the Reaper 10 years ago: The Reaper would stop murdering if the police agreed to stop "hunting" him. Hotchner takes over the case because the contract expired with his colleague's death. The Reaper offers Hotch the same deal in a message delivered via telephone, but Hotch refuses to take it.


The Big Wheel

In Season 4, Episode 22 the Behavioral Analysis Unit takes a case after a local police department receives a video from a serial killer. The video shows the killer going about his day, including murdering one of his victims. In the video, the man writes a message in red ink: "Help me." The team soon discovers the UnSub - or unknown subject - has obsessive compulsive disorder and cannot stop himself from killing. His message "Help me," really meant "Stop me."

This is similar to the case of William Heirens, otherwise known as "The Lipstick Killer." Heirens was dubbed the Lipstick Killer because he wrote a message in lipstick on the wall of a victim's apartment. The message said: "For heavens sake catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself." The killer in the Criminal Minds episode doesn't use lipstick, but he does write in red ink.

 


To Hell...And Back Part 1

"To Hell..." "And Back" may be two of the most disturbing episodes of Criminal Minds ever made. A serial killer is targeting the homeless, prostitutes, and junkies - people who nobody will miss - decapitating them, and feeding their bodies to the pigs on his farm. The team eventually figures out that the killer actually suffers from a cognitive disability and doesn't understand the crimes he is committing. He is experimenting on and killing the victims by request of his quadriplegic brother, who is searching for a cure for his condition.

This case is loosely based on a serial killer named Robert Pickton. Pickton was a wealthy pig farmer who killed prostitutes and drug addicts, and he did, in fact, feed some of the bodies to his pigs. The writers of Criminal Minds made the story more complex, turning one killer into two, but the profile of the victims and the means of disposing of the bodies clearly came from the Pickton case.


Our Darkest Hour

In the final episode of Season 5 and the first episode of Season 6, the BAU has to contend with a serial killer who uses the rolling blackouts during the hot Los Angeles summer as opportunities to break into people's homes and murder them. The UnSub brutalizes the adult victims in the house but doesn't injure the children.

The serial killer in this episode is based on Richard Ramirez, also known as "The Night Stalker." Ramirez was so named because he only ever killed at night, just like the killer in the episode. Ramirez was active in the Los Angeles area, and he butchered his adult victims but didn't physically harm children. Ramirez was eventually stopped by an angry mob of citizens who recognized him from the sketches in the papers.


Unfinished Business Is Based on BTK

"Unfinished Business" is about a serial killer who was active in the 1980s but suddenly stopped killing with no known explanation why. Out of the blue, the killer sends a news station a letter with details about one of his old crimes as well as a new one he just committed. The letter includes a photo of a new victim and the driver's license of an old victim, to prove this is not the work of a copy cat. Eventually we realize the killer stopped killing 18 years ago because he was in an accident that left him with a physical disability.

This episode is based on Dennis Rader, also known as BTK Killer, or the "Bind, Torture, Kill." Like the serial killer in the episode, Rader sent letters to the police and to news stations describing his murders. Rader also took a long hiatus from killing. He suddenly started sending letters again, and included a victim's driver's license in one of the letters. While the BAU figures out why their UnSub suddenly stopped killing, no one knows why Rader stopped.



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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:07:44 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/criminal-minds-episodes-based-on-real-serial-killers/katherine-ripley
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes Facts About Burning the Khals]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/behind-the-scenes-burning-the-khals/lisa-waugh
There are FIERY SPOILERS in this burning the khals scene list don't read on until you are ready for the dosh khaleen showdown.
 
Are any Targaryens fireproof besides Dany? Considering that one Aerion the Monstrous actually drank wildfire and died screaming, probably not. Daenerys walking out of the fiery temple at Vaes Dothrak is a very big deal. She didn’t need Drogon, Viserion, or Rhaegal to get it done. She just needed little ol' her and her two fanboys to kill the guards and lock the doors from the outside.  
 
The Daenerys khal scene took a lot of people, two locations, one closed set for Emilia Clarke, tons of health and safety personnel, and a lot of liquid propane to set the temple of the khals ablaze. “Book of the Stranger” director Daniel Sackheim worked with many departments in order to make the Mother of Dragons look awesome as she walked proudly out of the khal’s temple in her birthday suit.  
 
Joe Naufahu, who played Khal Moro, just knew that trash-talking the Stallion/Dragon Who Mounts the World wasn’t going to fly. He even braced himself for the call from his mother where she would tell him he got what he deserved. Still, Naufahu and his fellow khals didn’t know their fate until they arrived on set in Spain and saw their fiery demise all set up and waiting for them. That’s a wrap on the khals, everyone.  
 
It took two months to build the temple set and two and a half minutes to watch it all burn to the ground. Production Designer Deborah Riley called the moment very “satisfying.” After all, that’s what the job is all about.  
 
Vote up the most compelling, fun item on this list. Was it the “world’s biggest bonfire” or Jason Momoa’s reaction to what his “boo” did to his former khal pals? You be the judge, because you’re probably better at reading Khaleesi than these guys. 

Behind the Scenes Facts About Burning the Khals,

Every Single Detail Was Plotted Out
From 3D models to animations, these kinds of scenes on Game of Thrones are carefully plotted and designed before the principle photography begins. 
Burn, Baby, Burn
The temple burn was the big moment of the scene and the SFX team was ready. Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway packed the temple with “combustible stuff so that when it burned, it burned for real.” He used liquid propane to create his “proper inferno.” 
Naufahu and the Other Dothraki Actors Didn’t Know About the Fire Until the Last Minute
The actors got their scripts and memorized their Dothraki, but when they rolled up to the set in Spain, they were like, “Uh oh. Bye, us." 
Joe Naufahu Knew Khal Moro Would Not Get Away with Talking to Khaleesi Like That
Moro had no idea who this “pink” lady was, but he soon found out. He and the other khals called her all kinds of names and then promised to have her raped by everyone in the khalasar. The actor knew better. “We didn’t know how it was going to end, [but] you get the scene and it’s like there’s no way he’s going to survive saying this to khaleesi.” 
 
Never call Daeneys the c-word, unless you want her to act like the c-word: Carrie. Lesson learned. 

Watch Emilia Clarke Talk About the Big Scene
As well as Michiel Huisman (Daario), who reminds us that he’s never seen Daenerys walk out of the fire as Jorah has. Who's sprung? Daario. 
Jason Momoa’s Reaction to Daenerys Burning Up 21 of His Old Homeys
Momoa, who played Dany’s Moon and Stars Khal Drogo in Season 1, is always there to support his lady. The night the episode “Book of the Stranger” aired, Momoa posted the pic of the fireproof Khaleesi and this caption: "Hahahahahahahahahahahhhahaha. I love GOT. Don't f--k with my boo. Hahahahahahahahah @emilia_clarke love u Moon of my life ALOHA DROGO."  

If you’re aren’t following @prideofgypsies on Instagram yet, you really should. Also, is there an “Aloha Drogo” t-shirt yet? 

Two Months to Build, Two and a Half Minutes to Burn
Production Designer Deborah Riley said that watching the temple burn was quite satisfying. “I don’t think anyone at all was sentimental about it. We all enjoyed it for what it is. That’s part of the job.” 
Clarke Said the Interior of the Temple Burning Was Genuinely Scary
Although there was plenty of protection and fire safety personnel on standby, that’s still a bunch of fire. “I’m not fireproof! Whoops,” Clarke joked. 
Clarke’s Part Was Shot on a Closed Set in Belfast
While the khal scenes and Daenerys’s exterior scenes were shot on the Vaes Dothrak set in Spain, Daenerys’s big scene was shot on a controlled set built in the car park on the Belfast set.  
Emilia Clark Was Proud to Show Off Her Girls for the Scene
She had said that she wouldn’t do nude scenes for just any old reason, but this was a great occasion to let her dragonstones shine. “I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was Season 3. That was awhile ago. It’s now Season 6. This is all me, all proud, all strong," Clarke told EW. "I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said, 'Yes.' That ain’t no body double!"

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Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:15:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/behind-the-scenes-burning-the-khals/lisa-waugh
<![CDATA[7 Pokemon Episodes Banned Around the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/banned-pokemon-episodes/nikoberi
Pokemon episodes have been banned in countries all around the world, including America and Japan. After all, the show that has been around for a long time. Episodes have been coming out like clockwork since the '90s with no signs of stopping. Translating from one culture to another is a complex process, one that doesn't always go smoothly. Sometimes, controversial Pokemon episodes aren't translated at all.

Different nations have different cultural standards about what is right to show to children and sometimes what Japan thinks is acceptable may freak American parents out. Because of this, some episodes of Pokemon were edited before being shown to American audiences.

Others proved so offensive to American standards that they never made it to the air in the U.S. Of course, some Pokemon adventures were off-limits in other markets around the world. Still other episodes were unfortunate enough to never be broadcast in Japan, the home of all things Pokemon. From the infamous ''seizure episode" to multiple stories rendered insensitive by natural disasters, these are all banned Pokemon episodes.

7 Pokemon Episodes Banned Around the World,

Dennō Senshi Porygon
This is the big one. Anybody who was paying attention to Pokemon in the '90s will remember the controversy surrounding the so-called "Seizure Episode." This Pokemon adventure features flashing lights that gave Japanese children traumatic seizures. Naturally, this episode was promptly banned from ever airing again in Japan and nixed in every other country on the planet as well.

Holiday Hi-Jynx
"Holiday Hi-Jynx" takes the unfortunate design of Jynx and doubles down. This episode features Ash and the gang meeting Santa Claus and getting to see his toy factory, which happens to be staffed entirely by Jynx. American broadcasters decided to give this episode a pass based on the insensitive and potentially inflammatory visual of a white man presiding over a labor force of servile racial caricatures.
The Ice Cave!
Japan, as a culture, doesn't deal with racism in the same way America does. As a more ethnically homogeneous nation, Japanese culture sometimes includes racial representations that strike entirely the wrong note elsewhere. In America, a Pokemon that looks like a caricature out of the early 1900s raises a few more eyebrows and so "The Ice Cave" was banned for prominently featuring Jynx.
The Legend of Dratini
When you think about Pokemon, one of the last things to pop into your head are firearms, yet, here we are. "The Legend of Dratini" features an excessive amount of gunplay, at least by Pokemon standards. Team Rocket gets shot at and Ash - a mere child - has a gun pointed at his head by a grown man. This episode was banned in the US due to mass shootings that prompted much parental concern and hand-wringing over the songs, television shows, and music their children were consuming.
Shaking Island Battle! Barboach VS Whiscash!!
The 2011 earthquake in Japan set a precedent for Pokemon to really think carefully about including references to tectonic events. This episode features prominent usage of the moves "Magnitude" and '"Earthquake," and the producers made the connection, reasoning that it airing this episode in close proximity to the tragic quake would be insensitive. The episode never saw the light of day in Japan, nor did it reach localizers in other countries.
Beauty and the Beach
If you're wondering why this episode was banned, look at James's chest in that picture. This beach vacation episode was considered fine for Japanese children but a bit too racy for American kids. Apparently TV stations in the US were convinced James's cross-dressing would be too much for impressionable young minds to handle.
Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma
This two-part episode features a dramatic showdown between classic bad guys Team Rocket and the newer, shinier Team Plasma. In their battle, the two teams inflict massive property damage to a city and cause artificial earthquakes. Unfortunately for this episode, its slated release date ended up being very close to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that inflicted massive damage to the Sendai region of Japan. Showrunners felt it would be in bad taste to show similar imagery while the country was still recovering from the disaster.

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Wed, 11 May 2016 03:52:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/banned-pokemon-episodes/nikoberi
<![CDATA[How the Cast of The O.C. Aged Throughout the Show]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cast-of-the-oc-in-first-vs-last-season/jessica-lawshe

The Fox drama The O.C. premiered on August 5, 2003, and when it did, it not only got Phantom Planet's song "California" permanently stuck in our heads, but it also gave us a look into the lavish mansions and lifestyles of Newport Beach, CA. In such an insular, cliquish society, it's not much of a surprise that everyone always looked damn good - and hardly appeared to age. 

Though the show only aired four seasons, the characters went through a number of ups and downs - from jail to alcohol addiction, death, pregnancies (yes, plural), and marriage - all without ever seeming to age much at all. The O.C. taught us about family, friendship, Chrismukkah, Death Cab for Cutie, and what it means to be young and rich. 

In the world of Newport Beach, where Botox is a-plenty, it makes sense that the characters from The O.C. hardly aged from Season 1 through Season 4. But looking the same for several years can be tough for an actor. So take a look at these before-and-after photos of your favorite O.C. cast members, and see how well they maintained their character's look over four long years.


How the Cast of The O.C. Aged Throughout the Show,

Adam Brody

Adam Brody was 23 when he first started playing the adorkable Seth Cohen. Over the course of The O.C.'s four seasons, Seth became a teen heartthrob and geek icon. Brody told US magazine that he looks back at the role the same way one might look back at college. "I mean, maybe it's the equivalent of, like, 'Do you miss being back in college?' - which I never went to, but... there are fun things about it. But that character? No. That was a character from 2004, and it's very much of that time... My interests don't lie there at all anymore." Throughout his time on the show, Brody visibly aged, but just barely - exactly like you'd expect a young adult to.


Kelly Rowan

Kirsten "Kiki" Cohen (played by Kelly Rowan) battled daddy issues, a drinking problem, and then a pregnancy, all the while looking flawless. The Valentine's Day-loving Kiki was everyone's dream mom and Rowan somehow managed to end the series looking even better than when she started.


Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke played the manipulative but highly entertaining character of Julie Cooper, mother of Mischa Barton's character. After she divorced her husband, Jimmy (Tate Donovan), her second - and much older - husband died. Julie then became addicted to painkillers, but in the end, she decided to go back to college and finish her degree, looking even more refined than she ever did. Her new hair color and cut helped show that Julie had truly undergone a personal transformation.


Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton, who was 16 when she first acted on The O.C., definitely grew up during her three seasons on the show. In fact, as Barton explained, the show kind of forced her to grow up too fast. "It’s tough. It’s really tough when you are young in this business. People blow a lot of hot air at you... Even when you think your head is on your shoulders, sometimes it isn’t. It’s just one of those things when you are growing under a microscope, and changing, and, that evolution is human." By the end of her run on the series, Barton looked more run-down than when she started, which was consistent with her character's slow downward spiral.


Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher is known for his role as Sandy Cohen on The O.C. (among many others), but he is also known for his infamous eyebrows. Throughout the seasons those eyebrows never changed, just like Sandy never wavered in his role as a protective, honest, bagel-loving, sarcastic, and super-awesome dad. Gallagher looked even more vibrant at the end of the series than at the beginning, which makes sense, considering that Sandy's positive outlook definitely would have helped fend off premature signs of aging.


Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson was actually only supposed to appear as Summer in a few episodes, but her chemistry with Mischa Barton was so good that the writers gave her a bigger role as the series went on. Bilson soon became a series regular,  and Summer constantly tugged on Seth's heartstrings before the two characters married at the end of the series. While she started off as a total Newport snob, Summer evolved and eventually went through a hippie phase while attending Brown University. Looking at the pictures above, it's clear that Bilson really transformed from looking like a typical high-schooler to a mature college student.


Tate Donovan

While we all might have thought that Jimmy Cooper (Tate Donovan) was a victim of his wife's manipulations the first time we watched The O.C., let's just all be honest about the fact that he was a total douche from the get-go. He continuously screwed up, made life extremely difficult for his wife and daughter, and somehow managed to always paint himself as the victim. At the end of the series, Jimmy looked noticeably more ragged, which serves him right after all the sh*t he pulled.


Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie was 25 (playing a teenager) during the first season of The O.C. And while he might have passed as a teen in the first season, that was definitely not the case by the last season, in which he looked more mid-twenties than late teens. 



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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:53:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/cast-of-the-oc-in-first-vs-last-season/jessica-lawshe
<![CDATA[The Least Favorite Doctor From Doctor Who]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-least-favorite-doctor-from-doctor-who
There have been some brilliant actors who have played The Doctor while others have been a bit disappointing.  Either we don't like how they interpreted the character, or they just didn't jive with us.  It's not that they were bad Doctors... just not our favorite.
The Least Favorite Doctor From Doctor Who,

Christopher Eccleston
9th Doctor
David Tennant
10th Doctor
John Hurt
Before the 1st Doctor
Jon Pertwee
3rd Doctor
Paul McGann
8th Doctor
Peter Capaldi
12th Doctor
Peter Davison
Fifth Doctor
Tom Baker
4th Doctor
William Hartnell
1st Doctor
Matt Smith
11th Doctor

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:42:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-least-favorite-doctor-from-doctor-who
<![CDATA[The Best 2000s ABC Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-abc-shows/ranker-tv
Some of the '00s series on this list of 2000s ABC shows are still on the air, but you can still rank them from best to worst alongside some of the decade's biggest bygone hits. This '00s ABC shows list is dominated by hour-long dramas, but a few sitcoms and a few of the earliest reality show mega-hits also appear. They all go head to head here, with your votes deciding just which 2000s ABC TV shows were the best.

What are some of the best ABC series that aired in the 2000s? Lost and Grey's Anatomy were two game-changing '00s ABC shows. The network was all about the drama in the 2000s, as Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal were also two of ABC's biggest hits of the decade.

'00s ABC TV series included comedies like According to Jim and My Wife and Kids, but they were overshadowed by the reality shows that really took off at the turn of the century. The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and Wife Swap all represented reality TV on the air.
 
Help decide the best '00s ABC shows by voting up your favorite shows and downvoting the ones that inspire zero nostalgia. Please add any good series we may have missed, and if you watched a lot of ABC in the 2000s, rerank the whole list so you can share your definitive version.

The Best 2000s ABC Shows,

8 Simple Rules

Brothers & Sisters

Desperate Housewives

Grey's Anatomy

Lost

My Wife and Kids

Private Practice

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Alias

George Lopez


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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:38:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-2000s-abc-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-abc-comedy-shows/ranker-tv
Take a stroll down memory lane with the best 1980s ABC comedy shows, ranked by user votes. The best '80s ABC comedy shows came in many forms, from will-they-or-won't they romantic comedy to sitcoms packed with earnest life lesson. Some of the top 1980s ABC comedies were led by future mega-stars and other '80s ABC comedy series created iconic characters as part of ensembles.

This list of '80s ABC comedy shows includes Growing Pains, a great '80s sitcom that the whole family could enjoy. Fun fact: Leonardo DiCaprio had a role later in this series. Mr. Belvedere and Perfect Strangers are other good ABC comedy series from the 1980s.

Some of the best '80s ABC comedies also incorporated drama. The Wonder Years, Moonlighting, and Roseanne expertly weaved in serious subjects and high emotions between the laughs. This 1980s ABC comedy shows list can answer lots of questions, but one will forever remain a mystery: Who's the Boss?

What 1980s ABC comedy series do you think was the funniest? Make it known by voting up your favorites and downvoting the shows that didn't make you laugh. If you've seen them, then rerank to create your own '80s ABC comedies list!

The Best 1980s ABC Comedy Shows,

Diff'rent Strokes

Full House

Happy Days

Moonlighting

Mr. Belvedere

The Jetsons

The Love Boat

The Wonder Years

Three's Company

Growing Pains


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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:47:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-abc-comedy-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Princess Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-princess-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
A list of the best princess movies, including live action and animated princess films, ranked by voters like you. It includes princess movies for audiences of all ages. What are the best princess movies?

These are the best princess films, including the esteemed Disney Princess movies, as well as both old and new princess movies. Princess stories are the stuff of legend. Whether it be the royalty, the glamor, the regal behavior, or the beautiful dresses, princess movies have something for everyone.

For decades, princess movies have enthralled audiences worldwide, with tales of beautiful ladies and the handsome princes who fall in love with them. And while some princesses are the stereotypical "damsels in distress," (check out this list of seven Disney princesses that make bad role models for examples), other, more modern on-screen royals prove to be tougher – they solve their own dilemmas, thank-you-very-much. One good example: One of the best Disney princesses in recent times, Princess Merida from Brave, was perfectly capable of handling everything on her own.

Not all of the greatest princess films are animated. Some, like Enchanted, Ella Enchanted, and Ever After, are set in modern times. And really, what list of the best princess movies would be complete without 1987's The Princess Bride, one of the most rewatchable movies of all time?

Okay, princess movie fanatics: Start voting, and let's decide, once and for all, which princess film is the greatest ever!
The Best Princess Movies,

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Aladdin

Beauty and the Beast

Cinderella

Ella Enchanted

Enchanted

Tangled

Sleeping Beauty

The Little Mermaid

Frozen


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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:49:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-princess-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
<![CDATA[The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-annoying-tv-and-film-characters-ever
You know them. You hate them. Honestly, I don't even know why these characters exist. Did someone think they were funny? Maybe adorable? Seriously? Like fingernails on a chalkboard, these annoying characters take teeth-gritting perseverance and expert channel-switching to avoid. Usually an attempt at comic relief, these are the characters you can't even love to hate. You just hate them.

Who is the most annoying movie or TV character of all time? We may never know. But this list will help us get a step closer (and let you know which movies and shows to avoid). Do annoying movie characters like Jar Jar Binks make Star Wars not worth watching? Maybe not. But we definitely won't be seeing any spinoff sequels starring the annoying little guy. Is Barney the most annoying TV character ever? Or do you hate Screech more? No one can blame you for finding these characters obnoxious and terrible, but to crown the worst offender, you've got to make your voice heard. Vote for the MOST annoying characters, rank them as you see fit... and be sure to add any that are missing.
The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever,

Bella Swan

Edward Cullen

Jacob Black

Jar Jar Binks

Joffrey Baratheon

Scrappy-Doo

Steve Urkel

Screech

Barney

Cousin Oliver


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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:51:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-annoying-tv-and-film-characters-ever
<![CDATA[The Most Beloved Grumps in TV History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beloved-grumps-in-tv-history/ranker-tv
List of the best TV grumps. Male or female, these are the greatest grumpy TV characters -- television curmudgeons whose pessimistic rants and antics usually make viewers laugh. From the original great TV grumps, including Fred Sanford and Archie Bunker, to the new generation of grumpy TV characters such as Sue Sylvester, they’re all here.

 Why is it that we love TV’s curmudgeons? They’re unhappy, they complain, they’re pessimistic, and they often try to make everyone around them miserable, too. The best TV grumps remain lovable, however, because they tap into our own grumpy sides; besides, their rantings and predictions of doom and gloom often have no effect on anyone else. The other characters in a TV show know that they’re dealing with a grouch, and carry on accordingly. In some cases, of course, the greatest grumps on TV really do make others’ lives miserable, but the curmudgeonly, grumpy character usually gets what’s coming to him or her in the end, which makes it okay.

 The best grumps on television are usually funny, as well. Frank Costanza generally looks like he’s about to pop a blood vessel, but his ravings are hilarious. And underneath it all, many TV curmudgeons have a softer, warmer side. Who can blame a gentle-hearted person for putting up a mean front to protect their tender emotions? Viewers understand this about the best TV curmudgeons: They might seem mean, but they’re often concealing a caring personality -- and if they inspire a few laughs in the process, that’s all the better.

 This list contains the grumps on TV that viewers have both loved and hated, laughed at or felt sorry for. Both female and male TV curmudgeons are included; after all, women can be just as crabby as men. The list also makes no age distinction -- the best TV grouches are both young and old.

The Most Beloved Grumps in TV History,

Al Bundy

Archie Bunker

Arthur Spooner

Perry Cox

Frank Barone

Dr. Gregory House

Martin Crane

Red Forman

Sophia Petrillo

Sheldon Cooper


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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:12:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/most-beloved-grumps-in-tv-history/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[EW.com's TV's Very Special Episodes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-tv_s-very-special-episodes/televisionlife
EW's list of the greatest "Very Special Episodes" of all time. For the full article and photo gallery go to: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20041669_20042482_1560014,00.html
EW.com's TV's Very Special Episodes,

Buffy's mother dies

Felicity cuts her hair

Michael J. Fox leaves Spin City

Little Ricky is born

'Who shot J.R.?'' mystery solved

Luke and Laura get married

Kimberly blows up the apartment complex

Ellen comes out

Maddie and David finally do it

Dennis Franz bares his behind


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Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:14:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-tv_s-very-special-episodes/televisionlife
<![CDATA[The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-hbo-series-character
HBO has put out some of the most innovative and character-rich original series ever. These here, well they're the best HBO Original Series characters ever. HBO shows are character-rich in the sense that HBO actually has the means to let their characters be interesting, and flawed, and heroic, and shameful, and deadly, and helpful because they are a paid super DELUXE channel service thing and they don't have to worry about advertisers. That's showbiz, folks!

Anyway, thankfully HBO is HBO. Without it we wouldn't have Tony Soprano, or Tyrion Lannister. We wouldn't have Stringer Bell. Stringer Bell, you guys! You think Stringer Bell could be Stringer Bell on ABC? Don't think so.

These are the greatest HBO characters of all time. Vote for your favorites and see if they can claim the top spot!
The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows,

Arya Stark

Daenerys Targaryen

Omar Little

Tony Soprano

Tyrion Lannister

Jon Snow

Eddard Stark

Jaime Lannister

Nucky Thompson

Rust Cohle


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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 03:33:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-hbo-series-character
<![CDATA[25 Game Of Thrones Cakes Just Waiting To Get Cut]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-cakes/ranker-of-thrones
People love cake and they love "Game Of Thrones," so it makes plenty of sense that "GoT" fans would take to the custom cake world to express their love of the show (and desserts). These elaborate cakes (which are borderline food porn) take directly from some of the biggest moments in the A Song Of Ice And Fire books and on the "Game of Thrones" TV series. 

Make no mistake: these GoT cakes make even the tastiest foods on "Game of Thrones" look like orphanage gruel. There are dragon egg chests, bloody tributes to the Iron Throne, GoT characters on cupcakes, and house sigils aplenty. Once you see this delicious "GoT" cake art, you might just scramble out to look for some "Game Of Thrones" cake ideas of your own so you can one-up these DIY wins. 
25 Game Of Thrones Cakes Just Waiting To Get Cut,

Marcus's Dragon Eggs

Dragon Egg Chest

Winter Is Caking

The Whole Deal

White Chocolate Yum Death

For The Book Readers

Swag House Sigil Cake

House Sigil Cupcakes

Bloody Nameday Cake

Night Gathers...


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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:41:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-cakes/ranker-of-thrones
<![CDATA[RJ Mitte on Where Walt Jr. Could've Ended up after Breaking Bad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rj-mitte-breaking-bad-walt-jr-today/daniel-kohn

Thanks to his years on Breaking Bad, RJ Mitte knows Walter Hartwell White, Jr. almost better than he knows himself. That said, following the events that concluded the show, every viewer has a theory of what ultimately happened to Walt Jr./Flynn, as well as the rest of the characters who survived the AMC series. But, only Mitte can really know what the character he portrayed is feeling (well, besides Vince Gilligan, of course).

Listen to what he had to say about this above on the Ranker Podcast. The excerpts below represent just a small sample of the topic discussed, so to get inside insight from a regular Breaking Bad player, listen to the complete episode.

Let's get rankin'!


RJ Mitte on Where Walt Jr. Could've Ended up after Breaking Bad,

Blending in as a Regular Guy
He'd be trying to hide and stay anonymous. He wants to hide who he is and get rid of that stigma and make it disappear. 
Causing All Manner of Trouble
He could be a delinquent rebelling against everything. 
Keeping on the Straight and Narrow
He could be living in his uncle's memory and be the person that Hank was. 
Struggling with Addiction
It could be bad news for him, getting hooked on the stuff his dad made. At the end of these scenarios, they all have the common ground that he's hurt and lonely and has lost his family. He's stuck with this name that's known for being the same as a drug kingpin and a murderer. At the end of it, he's just sad.

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:46:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rj-mitte-breaking-bad-walt-jr-today/daniel-kohn
<![CDATA[The Best Bangs That Ever Existed on Television]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bangs-on-television/amylindorff
Television characters have brought us some truly memorable hairstyles. There was "The Rachel" and of course, Topanga Lawrence of "Boy Meets World," or as Corey once described her, "the hair with the girl attached." But in order to make this list, these TV characters can't just have great hair, they've got to have truly excellent and impressive bangs.

Bangs are a life choice. Some people can pull them off and some people really, really can't. Every TV character on this list – from any era, and any gender – is seriously killing it in the bangs department. From Beaver Cleaver's boy bangs, to Peggy Bundy's full fringe, this list features the most famous bangs in television history.

Upvote the best bangs below and be sure to see which of your favorite film characters are making bangs work in their own special ways as well.
The Best Bangs That Ever Existed on Television,

Kara Thrace

Kelly Kapowski

Number Six

Rory Gilmore

Sam Winchester

Xena

Jeannie

Topanga Lawrence

Jessica "Jess" Day

Dean Forester


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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:35:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bangs-on-television/amylindorff
<![CDATA[The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-cartoon-characters-of-the-90s
The 1990s was a time when all types of cartoons were introduced to the general public and thrived within the the realm of pop culture. 90s cartoon characters are some of the most beloved of all time and certainly some of the most iconic. Characters range from more mature characters like Homer Simpson to Beavis and Butthead to classic children's cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue, Rocko, and Doug Funnie.

During the '90s, mature cartoons started to become popular with many teens and young adults. Mike Judge was at the forefront of this movement creating the aforementioned Beavis and Butthead TV show along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These famous cartoons are the forefathers to characters like Peter Griffin, Stan Smith and the rest of the Seth MacFarlane universe. The same goes for the Nickelodeon cartoons of the same time period.

Anyone can contribute to this list of who the best cartoon characters of the '90s is, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.If you have a favorite–boy or girl, blue, green, black, or yellow– that is not on the list, be sure to add it. It can be disputed that the '90s was the best time for edgy cartoon characters and this Ultimate List sets out to settle the dispute over who was the best character of that time. Rank your favorites or add whoever you see missing.
The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s,

Bart Simpson

Bender

Homer Simpson

Scrooge McDuck

Tommy Pickles

SpongeBob SquarePants

Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

Pinky

Dexter

The Brain


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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:24:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-cartoon-characters-of-the-90s
<![CDATA[The Schwiftiest Rick & Morty Fan Art]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rick-and-morty-fan-art/jakebaumgart
All over the galaxy people have been paying tribute to their new favorite show with fan art inspired by Rick and Morty. There's a ton of it that makes the multiverse an even stranger, more beautiful place. That's why this list collects the schwiftiest Rick and Morty fan art for you to enjoy! Don't worry, there are no curses attached.
  
Some of the Rick and Morty artwork here consists of awesome renditions of scenes and settings through the lens of the artist's personal style. Others are insane interpretations of the characters or depictions of Rick, Morty, Summer, and the family on adventures that haven't even happened on the Adult Swim series. They are all totally awesome and need to be scoped out by you!

So plop down on the couch and try to ignore Jerry.Vote up the Rick & Morty fan artwork that makes you want to shout "Wubba lubba dub dub!"

The Schwiftiest Rick & Morty Fan Art,

Portal Hopping: Safer Than Driving

Shuddup, JERRY

That's Heavy, Rick

The Morning After

You Gotta *Burp* Catch 'Em All, Morty

Don't Drink and Hyperdrive

Dammit, Jerry...

PEACE AMONG WORLDS

That Cliffhanger...

We Gotta Get Outta Here Morty


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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:52:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rick-and-morty-fan-art/jakebaumgart
<![CDATA[The Best LOST Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-of-lost-characters
The best characters on Lost, one of the most popular sci-fi series of all time. The premiere of Lost - one of the all-time greatest TV pilots - featured a spectacular plane crash onto a beach of an island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Within the first two hours of the episode, fans were introduced to complicated characters, violent out-of-place polar bears, and a mysterious beacon sending out a distress call in French.

With millions of loyal fans, the show went on for six seasons, marking it as one of the top cult TV shows. This list includes all of the major characters from Lost, from the initial survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 to the members of the Dharma Initiative, as well as many of the family members and villains viewers met along the way. And yes, Vincent, too. Vote up your favorite Lost characters to move them up the list so all will know they are the top lost characters, or press rerank to create your own order.
The Best LOST Characters,

Charlie Pace

Desmond Hume

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes

James "Sawyer" Ford

Jin-Soo Kwon

Juliet Burke

Sayid Jarrah

Sun-Hwa Kwon

John Locke

Benjamin Linus


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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:47:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-of-lost-characters
<![CDATA[The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-cops-on-tv-sitcoms/ranker-tv
List of the best police TV characters. These sitcom sheriffs, TV deputies, and television police officers have been around since the beginning of the TV box itself. From cartoon cops to black-and-white era television superstars, this page contains the greatest list of cops in sitcoms that you'll find in the whole wide world (wide web). The funny cop names on this list span all eras of TV history, including classic TV cops and cops cartoon characters.

Plus, with new shows like Mike and Molly and Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg, the best cops on TV sitcoms are yet to come. Who can forget Louis CK's recurring bumbling cop character drooling over Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Rec? The funniest cops on television might have begun on Car 54, Where Are You? but they're not ending anytime soon (at least according to NBC's upcoming lineup). The greatest sitcom cops range from classic appearances - like in Seinfeld's library - to unforgettable famous policeman characters - like the entire cast of Comedy Central's Reno 911! In fact, so many of these police sitcoms end with an exclamation point that they'd better be engrained in our collective memories.

Funny shows about cops don't have to take place in the police station itself (remember Carl Winslow from Family Matters?) but, as we see with the classic TV sitcom Sledge Hammer! and Police Squad! - well, it ain't a bad idea. Enjoy the rankings of these high-ranking law enforcement officials with the funniest cops on television and be sure to upvote your favorite TV policemen.

The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms,

Barney Fife

Chief Wiggum

Lt. Frank Drebin

Maxwell Smart

Robert Barone

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Barney Miller

Captain Ray Holt

Detective Jake Peralta

Bull Shannon


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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:44:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-cops-on-tv-sitcoms/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Rank the Seasons of Breaking Bad]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rank-the-seasons-of-breaking-bad/ranker-tv

Grab a Xanax and prepare for your heart rate to increase - we're ranking the best seasons of Vince Gilligan's hit TV series, Breaking Bad. From the first time we meet Walt and Jesse, to the explosive series finale, there was no shortage of titillating moments to keep viewers on the edge of there seats throughout all five incredible seasons of Breaking Bad

What was the best season of Breaking Bad? Seasons 5 tops our list - it has been widely touted as the most perfect series finale of all time. Gilligan didn't waste anyone's time by drawing out the series with useless, winding plot lines. Instead, he ended Breaking Bad in a natural place that made the most sense, even if it did send BrBa fans worldwide spiraling into withdrawal. 

You may think that the seasons with the highest body counts were best, or you might feel that Walt's creation of the Heisenberg alter-ego defined the series. Perhaps you believe that the nursing home explosion was one of the most epic hits in history, or maybe it revved you up when the white supremacist gang took out ten potential informants that might have brought down the Heisenberg drug operation. The best thing about Breaking Bad is that the moments when Walt is fighting for his family are just as intriguing as the moments when he's building up his drug empire.

Vote up the best seasons of Breaking Bad, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section, bitch! 


Rank the Seasons of Breaking Bad,

Breaking Bad - Season 1
Notable Plot Points:

Walt sees Jesse escaping from a meth lab raid on a DEA ride along with Hank · The first cook in the RV · The death of Krazy-8 · The confrontation between Hank and Tuco · The birth of Heisenberg.  
Breaking Bad - Season 2
Notable Plot Points:

Walt and Jesse go back to cooking · Walt hires Saul. Combo is assassinated · Jesse becomes involved with his ex-drug addict neighbor, Jane · Walt watches Jane die · Skyler and Walt separate.
Breaking Bad - Season 5
Notable Plot Points:

Part 1 - Walt & Jesse team up with the Vamanos Pest team in a new meth production operation · The one-minute hit · Walt retires from the business · Walt kills Mike · Hank finds the Gale-inscribed Walt Whitman book.

Part 2 - Hank's investigation of Walt · Jesse's mental breakdown · The firefight in the desert · Jesse's enslavement · Walt's exile · The final showdown with the white supremacists.
Breaking Bad - Season 3
Notable Plot Points:

Walt tells Skyler about the meth production · Walt goes to work for Gus with a new assistant, Gale · Jesse becomes romantically involved with Andrea · Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale.
Breaking Bad - Season 4
Notable Plot Points:

Repercussions of Gale's execution · Jesse's friendship with Mike develops as Gus tries to push Jesse and Walt apart · Brock is poisoned · Don Salamanca helps Walt kill Gus.

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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 06:24:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/rank-the-seasons-of-breaking-bad/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Seinen Anime & Manga Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seinen-anime-and-manga/ranker-anime
Here is Ranker's list of the best seinen anime and manga, with help from voters like you. Just so everyone is clear, seinen isn't as much a genre as it is a demographic. Seinen anime and manga cater to adults ages 18 and older, so the content is often mature and violent. Seinen can be many genres, including sports, action, mecha, and more. The series we've listed here are considered to be the top seinen anime or manga, but we're not always perfect with our choices. If one of your favorite series is missing, please add it to the list so others can vote on it too!

In most cases these titles are both anime and manga, but some like Sun-Ken Rock are exclusively manga. Some of the best classic examples of seinen series include Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex, Berserk, and Elfen Lied. We've included new 2014 seinen anime too, such as Black Bullet and Hamatora.   
The Best Seinen Anime & Manga Series,

Death Note

Psycho-Pass

Attack on Titan

Tokyo Ghoul

Psycho-Pass

Steins;Gate

One Punch Man
Manga Only
Hellsing Ultimate

Berserk

Black Lagoon


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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:36:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seinen-anime-and-manga/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Most Outrageous Emmy Snubs of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-outrageous-emmy-snubs-of-all-time/the-emmys
Think you know it all when it comes to the Emmy Awards? You may be surprised to learn that a number of favorite TV shows, actors and actresses who seemed deserving never won - and in some cases, were never even nominated - for major awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Yes, from long-running hit shows like Married...With Children (which was never even nominated for an Outsanding Comedy Series Emmy) and The Wire, to veteran actors like Michael Landon, Jim Nabors and Nick Offerman, many have been denied recognition by the Academy. Some of the snubbed actors and shows on this list may have managed to snag a nomination or two, but none of them ever won for their incredible hard work and talent. Even worse, many were never even nominated. Read on and be amazed at some of the biggest, most heinous Emmy snubs ever.
The Most Outrageous Emmy Snubs of All Time,

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer was never once nominated for a Best Dramatic Series Emmy award. The show was nominated frequently for technical achievements - including Outstanding Makeup, Visual Effects and Music Composition - and series creator Joss Whedon got a nomination in 2000 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Still, it seems a crime that the show - and its ensemble cast of talented actors, including Sarah Michelle Gellar - never got recognized.
Hugh Dancy

In 2006 Hugh was nominated for an Emmy due to his portrayal of Earl of Essex in Elizabeth I. In recent years, his chance of get nomitated again was very high due his work in Hanniblal (2013-2015) as Will Graham, being this his most iconic role, and a complex well developed character. Unfortunately, Hugh never got the recognition for his portrayal.


The Wire
HBO's The Wire was just a first-rate, brilliant series - yet for some absolutely inexcusable reason, it was completely ignored by the Academy, meaning no Emmy nominations EVER for Best Drama. Come on! Over five seasons, the show only got two Emmy nominations total - for writing in 2005 and 2008. (For the record, it lost both times.) Kudos, at least, for Idris Elba's 2011 Emmy nomination for the BBC mystery series Luther - awesome as he was as The Wire's Russell 'Stringer' Bell, the Academy never noticed.
Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal
Talk about a double whammy: Despite giving us eleven seasons of hilarity as Al and Peggy Bundy on Married...With Children, neither Ed O'Neill nor Katey Sagal ever received Emmy nominations for their performances! And even more heinous: Married...With Children never WON a single Emmy. The show was largely snubbed by the Academy, receiving Emmy nominations in more minor categories like costuming, editing and lighting direction. Now, sure, perhaps the Academy likes more uplifting, positive entertainment (though, hey, they supported Everybody Loves Raymond, one of the most caustic and bilious shows in network TV history). But Married...with Children was a satire after all, and Al and Peggy have rightfully taken their place in the pop culture pantheon. (Plus, O'Neill now gets nominations for his character from Modern Family while Sagal continues to shine as a voice actor on Futurama.)
Desi Arnaz
Academy, you got some splainin' to do...For six years, Desi Arnaz made us laugh as Ricky Ricardo, husband of Lucy Ricardo (and real-life husband of Lucille Ball) on I Love Lucy. Yet not once was he nominated for an Emmy? Come on! In fact, of the show's four regular cast members (including William Frawley and Vivian Vance as neighbors Fred and Ethel), Arnaz is the ONLY one who never got the Emmy nod.
John Noble for Fringe
Fringe actor John Noble never got an Emmy nod for his role as Dr. Walter Bishop on J.J. Abrams's sci-fi TV show. Fans were so upset by his constant snubs, they even started a Facebook page called Give John Noble an Emmy for Walter Bishop. The show itself was only ever nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Visual Effects. It lost both times.

Andy Griffith
The Andy Griffith Show was nominated for Best Comedy Series, and co-star Don Knotts was repeatedly up for Outstanding Comedy Actor (with a total of 5 career nominations for the role of Deputy Barney Fife). But Andy himself was never nominated for an Emmy for his role. PLUS, as long as we're complaining about this particular show, Ron Howard ALSO never got a nomination for his TV acting, for either Andy Griffith or Happy Days!
Courteney Cox
Let's discuss Courteney Cox, shall we? The star of Cougar Town and Friends has been completely overlooked by the Emmys. In fact, of the entire main Friends cast, she's the only one without a single Emmy nomination. (Her former co-star Matt LeBlanc - the guy who did that monkey baseball movie after the show was over - got a nod in 2015 for his Showtime series Episodes.) Over ten seasons, more than 60 Emmy nominations - and not one for Cox? Monica is a sore loser - maybe they were scared she'd flip out if she lost?
Michael Landon
No Emmy snubs list would be complete without adding beloved actor Michael Landon. Sadly, despite outstanding performances on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza (and yeah, while we're at it, let's just throw in Highway to Heaven as well, because we love him), Landon was never once even nominated for an Emmy award. Not. One. Time.
Nick Offerman
Perhaps no character was more beloved or inspired more Internet love than Parks and Recreation's terse, libertarian Ron Swanson, probably the funniest fervent right-winger on TV since Alex P. Keaton. From his now-legendary "Pyramid of Greatness" presentation, his anti-government rant using a little girl's lunch as a visual aid, his attempts to eat despite suffering from a hernia and his imploring a waiter to bring him "all the bacon and eggs you have," 2011 felt like actor Nick Offerman's year. This one seemed like a lock. And he doesn't even score a nomination? It was nice of the Academy to recognize Amy Poehler's great work on the show, but this was a major oversight.

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<![CDATA[The Funniest Comedy Central Roast Moments]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-funniest-comedy-central-roast-moments/mark
The Comedy Central roasts are instant classics for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's a chance for some of the biggest names in the comedy and entertainment industry to rip the almighty h*ll out of their friends. This list of the funniest Comedy Central Roast moments includes some truly memorable skewerings. Whether it's Norm Macdonald's (squeaky clean) roasting of Bob Saget, Bea Arthur reciting filth from Pam Anderson's literary masterpiece or Betty White discussing sex with William Shatner, these clips represent some of the most hilarious, nasty, totally inappropriate moments from Comedy Central's always entertaining celebrity roasts.

And really, nasty is the idea. Roasts aren't done to make the roastee feel all warm and squishy inside (well, maybe the warm part). They can get really personal, really quickly. That's what makes them so interesting and these funny roast jokes show that.

With the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen almost upon us, I thought I'd take a moment or two to compile my these funny roasting jokes and bits from the Comedy Central Roasts. This is an Open List, so if I missed your favorite moment, feel free to add it (and while you're at it, vote for your favorites, too)!
The Funniest Comedy Central Roast Moments,

Whitney Cummings Roasts Joan Rivers
Actress Whitney Cummings offers a few choice comments about Joan Rivers' vagina during Rivers' Comedy Central Roast on August 9, 2009. Rivers' roast also featured the likes of Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried and "Roastmaster General" Jeffrey Ross.


Greg Giraldo Roasts David Hasselhoff
Comedian Greg Giraldo was a regular on the Comedy Central roasts, including the Roast of David Hasselhoff, which originally aired on the network on August 15, 2010. Weeks later, Giraldo died. This is his final appearance. And it's classic Giraldo. He totally kills it, particularly with the Gary Coleman joke. Giraldo will be missed.
Norm Macdonald Roasts Bob Saget
Comedy Central roasts always have those moments - those times when the audience seems downright divided about whether to laugh or scratch heads. This is one of those times. Norm Macdonald's roasting of Bob Saget is one for the ages. The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget originally aired on August 16, 2008. Yes, sweet, totally innocent Danny Tanner. And Norm went with that. For those who got it? This was one of the best moments from ANY Comedy Central roast, ever.


Snoop Dogg Roasts Flavor Flav
Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav's Comedy Central Roast, which originally aired on August 12, 2007, featured a host of roasters, including Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel and (a really funny) Snoop Dogg, who decides to roast Flav - in rap.


Seth MacFarlane Roasts Donald Trump
Seth MacFarlane is set to be the "Roastmaster General" of Charlie Sheen's upcoming Comedy Central Roast - and here's one reason why he earns the title time and time again. Behold, the funny that is Seth MacFarlane, as he rips Donald Trump a new one (calling him "the second worst tragedy ever to hit New York City," among other things) during his roast in March of 2011.
Gary Busey Roasts Larry the Cable Guy
Always disturbing actor Gary Busey did a nice job bringing the crazy and roasting Larry the Cable Guy over the coals during this Comedy Central Roast (which aired on March 16, 2009). Someone turned on the batsh*t signal, full blast.


Larry the Cable Guy Roasts Jeff Foxworthy
The Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy aired on March 20, 2005. Roasters included Nick DiPaolo, Lisa Lampanelli and Foxworthy's friend, Larry the Cable Guy. Here, he explains that unique friendship. And how he's way, way more successful than Foxworthy, thanks to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.


Mario Cantone Roasts Denis Leary
Stand-up comedian and actor Mario Cantone takes great pleasure in roasting his longtime friend, Denis Leary, during his Comedy Central Roast which originally aired on August 10, 2003. Audience members are treated to in-depth descriptions of Leary's private parts, reasons Cantone is convinced Leary is gay and why Denis really needs to do a better job applying makeup.


Betty White Roasts William Shatner
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (which aired on August 20, 2006) is an instant classic - and it's hard to pick just one favorite video. Roasters included George Takei (making out with Jeffrey Ross), Lisa Lampanelli and Andy Dick. But it was Betty White who provided the biggest laughs (to me), as she recounts her sexual exploits with Shatner. In great detail. Right before the roast started.


Bea Arthur Roasts Pamela Anderson
'Baywatch' beauty, animal rights champion and sex tape star Pamela Anderson's Comedy Central roast aired on August 14, 2005. Roasters included Sarah Silverman (who waxes poetic about then-boyfriend - and Roastmaster - Jimmy Kimmel's privates), Courtney Love (I still say she was trashed) and Bea Arthur. Bea Damn Arthur. She gives a deadpan reading of Anderson's great work of fiction, 2004's 'Star,' that is awesomely NSFW.



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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 05:49:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-funniest-comedy-central-roast-moments/mark
<![CDATA[The Best Moments from Colbert's Debut of The Late Show]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-moments-from-colberts-first-late-show-090915/jacob-shelton
Stephen Colbert’s first hosting gig on big time CBS Late Night came on September 8th, and it was a doozy. There was singing, dancing, a Satanic pact with some hummus, and even an appearance by George Clooney, who showed up to chat about how tan he is. It was a lot of fun!

Over all, the online response has been overwhelmingly positive, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t detractors. Some people felt that the show was a little too weird for them, and some old fogies were even taking to Twitter to wonder where David Letterman was. How do those people have Twitter? And shouldn't they understand what retirement means? Regardless of the naysayers, Colbert introduced the world to New Orleans’ own John Batiste, who wowed the crowd with his jazzy piano and melodica stylings.

If you missed the first episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and you’re wondering what the people are saying, this is a comprehensive list of the best moments and the Internet’s reaction to them. If you have any hummus around the house, now would be a good time to dig in. Vote on your favorite moment from Stephen Colbert’s first night as the host for the Late Show, and if you thought there was a better moment than the 20 we included, tell us about it in the comments.
The Best Moments from Colbert's Debut of The Late Show,

Colbert Started Off the Show With The National Anthem
He sang the song across the country with Americans from every walk of life. It was genuinely touching for a nationally syndicated television show. Although, some viewers disagreed
Jon Stewart Made a Surprise Appearance
It was a really nice moment when Stewart was revealed to be umpire in the opening. But of course, some people read way too much into it
Colbert Was Pumped to Start the Show
He was so excited to start the show that he did some kind of crazy Rockette dance. People seemed to like it
We Met the New Late Show Band, Led By John Batiste
John Batiste and Stay Human FINALLY brought the sweet sounds of the melodica to the Late Night stage, and viewers were excited about this historical moment
Fallon Made One More Appearance
In a super duper twist, Fallon made one more appearance on Colbert's show in the locker room, and while Stephen had a picture of Jon Stewart in his locker, Jimmy had a picture of Stephen Colbert. AAAAAWWWWWWWWWW!
CBS CEO Les Moonves Sat in to Make Sure Everything Went Smoothly
In what felt like an old Conan bit, the CEO was sitting at a desk with a lever that could be pulled to play footage of The Mentalist. It was super weird and super great. 
We Finally Got a Look at the New Intro
New York was turned into Tiny Town for the new Late Show intro! Fans of tilt shift lenses everywhere rejoiced!
Stephen Took a Break to Tune Into Fallon's Show on NBC
NBC's Jimmy Fallon was nice enough to offer a send off to Colbert on his first show. He even offered to see him in the locker room. What could that mean?
Captain America's Shield Made it's Way to the Late Show
A vestige of The Colbert Report remains, now if only we can get The Word back.
There Was the Obligatory Trump Story
If you're on TV (or writing on the Internet), you have to have a Trump story. Colbert brilliantly compared discussing the train wreck that is Donald Trump to eating Oreos. 

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:14:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-moments-from-colberts-first-late-show-090915/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Doc Martin]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-doc-martin/ranker-tv
For fans of British television, we're ranking the best seasons of Doc Martin. The series debuted 2004, and went on to run for seven seasons before finally ending in 2015. There was also a feature length Christmas Special that ran in 2006, so check out that if you haven't seen it. It's hard to argue that Doc Martin isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Doc Martin seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

If you haven't seen the series imagine this - a surgeon develops haemophobia, or the fear of blood. That's exactly what happens to Dr. Martin Ellingham, the protagonist of the series, forcing him to quit his profession, but he later finds himself playing doctor to the Cornish villagers he eventually lives around.
The Best Seasons of Doc Martin,

Doc Martin Season 7
First Aired: September 7, 2015
 
Unforgettable episodes include "The Shock of the New," "It's Good to Talk," and "Other People's Children."
 
Memorable events this season:
- Louisa and Martin's first therapy session together
- Louisa's ex-boyfriend Danny bringing in seven children
- Martin getting trapped at the Wilton farm

Doc Martin Season 5
First Aired: September 12, 2011

Fatherhood hasn't softened Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). He's about to take a new job in London when events conspire to keep him in Portwenn. His infant son needs a name, his replacement isn't up to the job, and he receives devastating news.
 
Unforgettable episodes include "Preserve the Romance," "Born with a Shotgun," and "Cats & Sharks."
 
Memorable events this season:
- Hearing of Aunt Joan's death
- Morwenna coming in late on her first day
- Mrs. Tishell on drugs

Doc Martin Season 2
First Aired: November, 10 2005

Now a GP in a sleepy, picturesque Cornish fishing village, Doc Martin offends everyone in town, including the one person he wants to impress, beautiful teacher Louisa Glasson. Getting her attention proves even more difficult when Louisa's old flame returns to the village and becomes his new rival.

Unforgettable episodes include "In Loco," "Always on My Mind," and "Out of the Woods."

Memorable events this season:
- Helen Pratt's collapse
- Pauline comes in
- Martin faces his cold parents

Doc Martin Season 6
First Aired: September 2, 2013

Martin Clunes returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the eminent physician with a nasty disposition in this uproarious fish-out-of-water Britcom. In eight new episodes, all of the series regular cast members return as the quirky inhabitants of Portwenn, with mischief and maladies sure to rile the famously brusque GP. As the series begins, wedding bells are ringing for the doc and his long-suffering love interest, Louisa Glasson. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?
 
Unforgettable episodes include "Sickness and Health," "Nobody Likes Me," and "Listen with Mother."
 
Memorable events this season:
- Power cut at the end
- Finding Robert Campbell at the beach
- PC Penhale putting up asbestos signs around the town

Doc Martin Season 1
First Aired: September 2, 2004

When Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has the whole town in an uproar.

 Unforgettable episodes include "Gentlemen Prefer," "Of All the Harbours," and "Haemophobia."
 
Memorable events this season:
- Martin offending his interviewer
- Martin firing Elaine
- The town ketchup prank on Martin

Doc Martin Season 4
First Aired: 20 September 20, 2009

After his wedding day disaster, Dr. Martin Ellingham is even grumpier and ruder than before. His former fiancee, Louisa, has left the village to avoid embarrassment. The doctor himself plans to return to London as a surgeon - if he can conquer his fear of blood. But it's hard to leave a place as charming and full of eccentric characters as Portwenn. Matters quickly become complicated when Louisa moves back with startling news. Meanwhile, Martin's old flame, Edith Montgomery, takes a job at the local hospital and sets her sights on the doc. Sparks and rumors fly as patients crowd his office: a shouting oil rigger, the inept local constable, a woman who sees her dead husband's ghost, and a man who eats his own hair. Facing all this, will Doc Martin leave Portwenn after all?

Unforgettable episodes include "Uneasy Lies the Head," "Driving Mr. McIynn," and "Do Not Disturb."

Memorable events this season:
- Louisa's return and her surprise news
- The class at the beach
- Martin and the new midwife quarreling

Doc Martin Season 3
First Aired: September, 24 2007

Dr. Martin Ellingham's relationship with Louisa seems dead in the water and he faces fresh challenges: The town's new constable has narcolepsy. Martin's beloved aunt Joan is aging. His receptionist, Pauline, is bored. He's also being pursued by a hypochondriac hotelier, much to Louisa's dismay.

Unforgettable episodes include "Movement," "City Slickers," and "Nowt So Queer."

Memorable events this season:
- Martin and Louisa's date gone wrong
- Martin and Pauline confronting in surgery
- The wedding full of disasters


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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:47:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-doc-martin/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-dragon-ball-z-characters/xmattdamon

The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time,

Android 17

Android 18

Majin Buu

Gohan

Son Goten

Tien Shinhan

Vegeta

Yamcha

Piccolo

Son Goku


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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:21:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/all-dragon-ball-z-characters/xmattdamon
<![CDATA[The Best 1980s Dark Comedy TV Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-dark-comedy-tv-shows/ranker-tv
These are the best 1980s dark comedy TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. And there are a lot to pick from when it comes to the top 80s dark comedy series. Though they are extremely varied as far as subject matter is concerned, these great dark comedy shows all seem to find humor in the most taboo of subjects. Some of the best 80s dark comedy shows even use sketch comedy to poke fun at dark content.

What shows will you find on this best 1980s dark comedy TV shows list? Since its premiere in 1987, Married... With Children turned the pessimistic life of Al Bundy into comedy gold. Whether they were encountering ax murders, the man who met Andy Griffith or both, the Bundy's found humor in every situation. Beetlejuice was another good dark comedy that aired in the 80s.

Tales From the Crypt often included terrifying plotlines, but the show's host, The Cryptkeeper, introduced each tale with horrifying puns and killer jokes. Other good shows that appear on this top 1980s dark comedy TV shows list include Tales From the Darkside, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Kids in the Hall.

Do you have a favorite 80s dark comedy show? Vote the best series up to No. 1!
The Best 1980s Dark Comedy TV Shows,

Married... with Children

Mystery Science Theater 3000

M*A*S*H

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Darkside

The Kids in the Hall

The Tracey Ullman Show

Beetlejuice

Elvira's Movie Macabre


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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:26:11 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-1980s-dark-comedy-tv-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows That Never Got a Real Finale]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-that-never-got-a-real-finale/ranker-tv
List of the best TV shows that never got a real finale, ranked by how much fans miss them. The greatest cancelled television shows of all time still live on in places like Netflix and Hulu, but there are few solutions for fixing their unsatisfactory finales - other than bringing the show back Arrested Development-style, or making a movie like Veronica Mars or Firefly. Too many great television series were taken from us by evil network and cable executives. This is a list of great TV shows that were canceled and yanked off the air before their writers had a chance to give the characters (and plotlines) a proper goodbye.

Some of you might be thinking, "Hey, The Sopranos, Seinfeld,  and Lost didn't get real finales if you ask me." Well, although the finales weren't very satisfying, they were the finales that the writers always had planned for years down the line. For the victims on this list of canceled TV shows, fans were robbed of what could have been awesome season five finales. Some of the shows, like Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords, ended due to creative differences rather than HBO laying down the law. However, a show like Strangers With Candy was victim to Comedy Central's wrath far too soon.

This list includes the best shows canceled after one season as well as many other shows cancelled too soon.

The Best TV Shows That Never Got a Real Finale,

Firefly

Heroes

Deadwood

Freaks and Geeks

Gilligan's Island

Married... with Children

My Name Is Earl

Twin Peaks

Quantum Leap

Jericho


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<![CDATA[EW.com's TV Characters You Say You'd Date]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-tv-characters-you-say-you_d-date/televisionlife
These are the fake people you'd want in your life for real ! http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20281399_20281424_20181731,00.html
EW.com's TV Characters You Say You'd Date,

Bree Van de Kamp

Dr. Gregory House

Hiro Nakamura

Jack Shephard

Jim Halpert

Karen Filippelli

Logan Echolls

Michael Scofield

Pam Beesly-Halpert

Veronica Mars


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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:41:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ew-com_s-tv-characters-you-say-you_d-date/televisionlife
<![CDATA[30 Things You Didn't Know About Clarissa Explains it All]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/clarissa-explains-it-all-trivia-facts/erica-braverman

If you grew up during the '90s and you watched Nickelodeon, you probably watched Clarissa Explains it All. And if you were a girl in the '90s, your wardrobe was probably influenced by Clarissa's funky and eclectic style (seriously, who can forget those florescent flower earrings, ripped high-waisted jeans, and leather jackets?!). AND, if you were a true super fan, you probably begged your parents for a pet alligator, and yearned for your own video game and a friend who climbed up a ladder to your second story window each time he dropped by for a visit.

This is all to say that
Clarissa Explains it All was  and still is  one of the coolest '90s shows for kids. That's why it's still well loved by nostalgic fans who can't help but get the catchy "Na na na na na" theme song stuck in their head. So we've compiled a Clarissa inspired "Special Report" to bring you these fun Clarissa Explains it All trivia facts you probably didn't know about the beloved and nostalgia inducing Nickelodeon sitcom. 

Ever notice how there was no purple anywhere in the show? How about the two Sams? Or how Elvis, Clarissa's pet alligator, gets a bit stiff halfway through season one? And those '90s computer graphics – how did they ever pull that off? Dying to find out about these quirky Clarissa trivia facts? “Alright alright!” We'll tell you.


30 Things You Didn't Know About Clarissa Explains it All,

Rachel Sweet Wrote the Theme Song
Kriegman was friends with Rachel Sweet and asked her to write the Clarissa theme song. The iconic "Na na na na na na. Way Cool!" we all love so dearly is her creation. She got no direction from Kriegman - she let the "way cool" show drive her inspiration. 
There's a Clarissa Novel
After the show was cancelled, Kriegman wrote the novel Things I Can't Explain. In it, Clarissa is 26 and living in NYC, realizing that she can't be the know-it-all teenager anymore, while facing some serious adult hard-knocks. 
The Show Defied the Typical Sitcom Format
Kriegman insisted that Clarissa be absurd, funny, and not push any heavy-handed morals - very different from the usual sitcoms of the day. Even if an episode had serious subject matter, it was secondary to the absurd antics.
The Show's Creator Recruited His Wife, the Editor For Seventeen Magazine, To Help Write Clarissa
Clarissa's creator, Mitchell Kriegman, knew he wanted to make a show from the perspective of a modern girl. So he did his research in teen magazines like Sassy, and also asked his then-wife, an editor at Seventeen magazine, for help writing an authentic, cool, modern girl character.

Clarissa Became a Style Icon After Just a Few Episodes
The show's wardrobe person says in Slimed that "Clarissa wasn't really a tomboy and she wasn't really the weird girl. She was always just herself." Clarissa's signature expressive style of mismatched items from her wardrobe quickly took off and began influencing girls fashion. 

Melissa Joan Hart Learned How to Box for the Bully Episode
Melissa Joan Hart had to learn how to box to fight Ferguson's tormentor in the bully episode. But the network didn't think that a girl would actually fight a boy, so even though Kriegman disagreed, they compromised on the ending and found a fun way to resolve the conflict - the bully ends up confessing his love to Clarissa... in a song!
The Actor Who Played Ferguson Was a Lot Like His Character
Unlike Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Zimbler (Ferguson) identiifed with his character. He told Mashable that he's also "unrepentantly nerdy and proud of learning." He liked that Ferguson "made being bookish cool - or cool for being uncool."

Sam Was Played by Another Actor in the Pilot
Originally, they cast a different actor to play Sam, Clarissa's BFF. Sean O'Neal, the Sam we know and love, explained in Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age that he won the part after messing up his hair during the audition.

Those Computer Graphics Were Very High-Tech For the '90s
Remember Clarissa's Special Report and her very own video game? Kriegman had to hire two tech professionals to make the computer graphics look like they'd be in Clarissa's style (the handwriting, funky font, etc.) yet still sophisticated. For the time, that was very hard to pull off. 
Clarissa Was Almost on Blossom
Melissa Joan Hart says in her book Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life that she was also auditioning for a role on Blossom as the ditzy sidekick character, Six. After three auditions, she ultimately decided that Clarissa was the role for her.


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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:00:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/clarissa-explains-it-all-trivia-facts/erica-braverman
<![CDATA[The Best Attack on Titan Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-attack-on-titan-quotes/ranker-anime
List of the best moments and quotes from Attack on Titan, including videos or pictures of each scene or character. The popular anime series that brought you characters like Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Sasha and many others contains so many great moments, with epic monologues and one-liners from all of these characters. Arguably the most popular anime of recent memory, AOT has some seriously amazing dialogue that really helps drive the series forward. With a live-action movie in the works, we decided to take a look at some of the best Attack on Titan lines and have you join in on the fun of this blockbuster anime.

Vote for the best Attack on Titan quotes in your opinion, and downvote any that you think aren't that good. We're leaving this list open to add things, so feel free to include your favorite Attack on Titan moments and quotes if they're not already here.

The Best Attack on Titan Quotes,

Willpower Alone is Not Enough
"Willpower alone isn't enough in battle." -- Armin
Merciless But Beautiful World
"The world is merciless, and it's also very beautiful." -- Mikasa
Can't Win If You Don't Fight
If you win, you live. If you lose, you die. If you don't fight, you can't win." -- Eren
Take Big Risks
"If we focus on making the best moves, we will never get the better of our opponent. When necessary, we must be willing to take the big risks and be prepared to lose everything." -- Erwin

 
Can't Change Without Sacrifice
"Someone who can't sacrifice anything, can't ever change anything." -- Armin

Choose! Believe in Yourself or the Survey Corps.
"The difference between your decision and ours is experience. But you don't have to rely on that. Choose! Believe in yourself or believe in the survey corps and me." -- Captain Levi
Kill Every Last One of Them
"I'll kill them all! I'll wipe every one of them off the face of this Earth!" -- Eren


On That Day...
"On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the titans, and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls." -- Eren, during the first episode when the titans first break into the city.

Lacerating Flesh
"My specialty is lacerating flesh. Anyone interested in experiencing my skill first hand, step right up." -- Mikasa
No Greater Glory
"As a soldier, I swore to devote my heart to the resurrection of mankind! There is no greater glory than dying for that belief!" -- Armin

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:13:01 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-attack-on-titan-quotes/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Seasons of Saved by the Bell]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-seasons-of-saved-by-the-bell/ranker-tv
For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Saved by the Bell, one of the most iconic '90s shows of all time. Following Zach, Kelly, Lisa, Slater, Jessie, and Screech throughout their time at Bayside High School, Saved by the Bell was both humorous and endearing. It's hard to argue that Saved by the Bell isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? We've provided descriptions with each season so you can remember what happened during each one. What season of Saved by the Bell really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the final one, vote up the top Saved by the Bell seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

From seeing Zach's band, Zach Attack, playing to the many relationships throughout the show, every season of Saved by the Bell has something to offer. Use this list as a guide to finding the most popular seasons!
The Best Seasons of Saved by the Bell,

Saved by the Bell Season 3
(SBTB Season 2)
 
Aired: September 8, 1990 - December 23, 1990  
 
Things are all abuzz about the prom, but even here, things don't turn out as they're expected. After the prom, there's more interesting stuff, like Zack in the army (cadets) and Screech dressed up as an alien.  
 
Key episodes include "Zack's War,"  "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind," and "The Fabulous Belding Boys." 

Memorable moments: 
- The simultaneous splits of couples
- Tori Spelling's appearance

Saved by the Bell Season 4
(SBTB Season 3) 
 
Aired: September 14, 1991 - December 21, 1991 

Zack and Kelly split, while he hits on other girls. This season sees him getting into a lot of sports and trying to impress other girls, all for Kelly's sake.  

Major episodes this season include "Operation Zack," "Fake IDs," and "The Wicked Stepbrother."  

Memorable moments: 
- Zack in the hospital with Lisa's mother 
- Kelly walking in a nightclub finding Jeff 
- Zack scores high on the SAT

Saved by the Bell Season 1
(Good Morning, Miss Bliss
 
Aired: July 11, 1987 - March 18, 1989 

This season is composed of repurposed episodes of another sitcom, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, that Saved by the Bell replaced. The characters of Zack, Lisa, and Mr. Belding appear here, although the series's original star, Ms. Bliss (played by Hayley Mills) was dropped when the show was reformatted.  
 
Key episodes include "Summer Love," "Parents and Teachers," and "Practical Jokes" 
 
Memorable moments:
- Nikki freaking out during a frog dissection
- Zack's father and Miss Bliss being attracted to each other
- Screech's practical joke on Miss Bliss works

Saved by the Bell Season 5
(SBTB Season 4) 
 
Aired: September 12, 1992 - May 22, 1993 
 
College is looming, and the gang is busy preparing for it. But that doesn't mean this season is without its fair share of antics. There's a reversal of teachers and students, a fashion show and a video yearbook project. Plus, a time capsule with replays from old episodes.  
 
Key episodes include "The Video Yearbook," "Day of Detention," and "The Time Capsule."  
Memorable moments: 
- Zack uses his time-out to get out of a fix
- Zack getting reprimanded after the car crash
- Slater's sister appears

Saved by the Bell Season 2
(SBTB Season 1) 
 
Aired: August 20, 1989 - December 16, 1989  
 
We are introduced to the new world of Zack Morris, as he schemes to win the gorgeous Kelly Kapowski.
 
Interesting episodes this season include "The Lisa Card," "Fatal Distraction," and "Beauty and the Screech." 
 
Memorable moments:
- Lisa dancing in a leg cast
- Zack in drag to be Screech's date
- Screech in the filing cabinet

Saved by the Bell Season 6
(Saved by the Bell: The College Years)
  
Aired: May 22, 1993 - February 8, 1994 
 
The cast is now in college, but the same antics still apply. Most of the gang end up at Cal U, although two new friends fill in the blanks: Alex and Leslie.
 
Interesting episodes include "Zack Lies and Videotape," "The Homecoming," and "A Question of Ethics."  
 
Memorable moments:
- Kelly returns and enrolls at Cal U
- Screech with Professor Lasky's chimpanzee


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SpongeBob SquarePants is a zany kid's show on Nickelodeon full of interesting and unique characters like Squidward, Patrick, Mr. Crabs, Sandy, and of course, SpongeBob himself. Just like its cast of cartoon characters, the voice actors who portray them are equally funny and intriguing. This list is filled with fun facts about the people who make the sea creatures that live in Bikini Bottom come to life each episode. 

It's not just Tom Kenny - the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants - who brings tons of personality and pizazz to the show. Even the tertiary characters are voiced by rad people, and SpongeBob has been the host to many famous celebrity guest stars. If you're looking to finally answer, once and for all, the question, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" this list will provide you with fun facts, trivia answers, and more! 

Vote up the best facts about your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants voice actors below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

13 Fun Facts About the Voices of SpongeBob SquarePants,

The Voice of Mermaid Man Is a Legendary Thespian
The voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob is voiced by, you guessed it, Ernest Borgnine! Before he passed away in 2012, he was a very talented, acclaimed actor. He's had roles in many films, such as The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch, and Escape from New York. In his lifetime, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards. He also served in the American Navy.

Source: Wikipedia
The Voice of Plankton Is Also a Writer on the Show
Doug Lawrence, aka, Mr. Lawrence, is not only a key member of the main cast; he's also a writer. Lawrence voices Plankton, Larry the Lobster, and a few other miscellaneous characters, but he also writes parts of the SpongeBob scripts. He's also an actor, stand-up comedian, and animator. Along with animating, writing, and voice-acting for SpongeBob, he also did all of the above listed duties on Rocko's Modern Life.
 
Source: Wikipedia
Every Cast Member Is Shown a Full Storyboard of Their Scene to Better Prepare Them for Their Lines
Like most actors, voice actors are given normal scripts and are expected to imagine all of the visuals that might accompany their work. On the set of SpongeBob SquarePants, however, the talented voice cast gets to check out the storyboard for their sequence of lines to help them prepare. Carolyn Lawrence, who voices Sandy Cheeks,  told About.com:

"On SpongeBob SquarePants they send us a storyboard so we can see the drawings beforehand. I absolutely love that! Not only do I get to read the script, I can actually see what the artists have in mind. It is an amazing process and I feel so fortunate to be able to work that way! As a guest on a show, there are times when you don't even get to see a script before you get there. I would prefer to let the script come alive in me before a taping."
Tom Kenny Voiced Many of Your Favorite Childhood Characters
It's not uncommon for an actor to voice a myriad of characters. Usually, great voice actors can do many voices and change their vocal intonations at the drop of a hat. This makes them very marketable, and most book many gigs playing a variety of characters.  

But even by voice actor standards, Tom Kenny has a lot of credits to his name. He's got over 359 voice acting credits, which means that he played a different character in each one. He's not only the voice of SpongeBob; Kenny has also voiced Dog from Catdog, Heffer from Rocko's Modern Life, The Ice King from Adventure Time, The Mayor from The Powerpuff Girls, and Spyro from the Spyro games.

Source: Wikipedia
Whenever They're Able, All of the Voice Actors Get Together to Do Each Taping
Most animated films or TV series typically do each voice actor's recording separately, keeping in mind the scheduling needs of each actor. Each individual voice actor will record in their own private booth, and the recordings are sometimes done days or even weeks apart. On the set of SpongeBob, however, the voice actors try to get together to do their recordings as often as possible. Carolyn Lawrence, the voice of Sandy Cheeks, told About.com:

"On SpongeBob SquarePants and Jimmy Neutron they try to have the whole cast record together whenever possible. When the whole cast is there, I love it, because all the actors get to play off one another. When I think about it, I would have to say, that is my favorite way of working. Although, occasionally, if a character is really complicated, it can be good to record alone, because it is easier to achieve a higher level of concentration or focus."
Three Different People Have Voiced the "MY LEG!" Guy
Fred the Fish began as a background fish who grew into one of the main supporting characters on the show. He now has a backstory, a family, and many subplots devoted to his character. Mostly though, he's the fish that always yells "My leg!" when anything goes wrong. Three different actors play this guy, depending on the occasion. Their names are Dee Bradely Baker, Doug Lawrence, and Tom F. Wilson. Tom Kenny himself even has a credit as Fred "My leg!" the Fish.

Source: Behind the Voice Actors
Tom Kenny Has Voiced Many Superheroes and Villains
Tom Kenny hasn't only voiced regular cartoon characters; he's also the master of superhero and super villain voices as well! At DC, he's voiced Penguin, The Plastic Man, Silaak/The Anti-Monitor, Mumbo/Magic God, and Mockingbird. Over at Marvel he's voiced Doctor Octopus on a number of shows, the collector from the animated version of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Iron Man and Captain America on Marvel Super Hero Squad.

Source: IMDb

You've Seen the Actor Who Does the Voice of Mr. Krabs in Tons of Movies
Clancy Brown, the voice of Mr. Krabs, not only sounds familiar, he probably looks pretty familiar too! Brown has appeared in over 239 movies and TV shows over the years, including Shawshank Redemption, Highlander, and Starship Troopers. 

Source: IMDb
SpongeBob Is Married to Karen in Real Life
Tom Kenny, the voice actor responsible for your favorite absorbent, yellow, porous friend under the sea is real-life married to Jill Talley, who voices Plankton's computer wife, Karen, on the show. The two first appeared together on Fox's sketch comedy show, The Edge, in 1993. They were also on Mr. Show from 1995-1998, after tying the knot in '95. They have two children together, Mack (born in '97), and Nora (born in '03). 

Source: Wikipedia
Three Voice Actors from SpongeBob Have Been Nominated for Voice Performance Awards
Three of the voice actors on SpongeBob SquarePants have been nominated for two different voice performance awards. Mary Jo Catlett (who plays Ms. Puff on SpongeBob) was nominated for an Annie in 2001. Tom Kenny (Spongebob himself) was been nominated for 2 Annie awards in 2001 and 2008, and then won an Annie in 2010. Lastly, Rodger Bumpass (the voice of Squidward) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2012. 

Source: Wikipedia

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