Daily Archives: January 15, 2012

The Other Napoleon Dynamite

The return of Napoleon Dynamite in cartoon form affords the chance for creator Jared Hess to come clear about the origin of the name – used by Elvis Costello 20 years before it appeared in his 2006 film. When I asked Hess about it last week at the TV Critics Press tour, he said it […]

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Tonight: The Return of Napoleon Dynamite

Responding to no detected public demand, the entire cast of “Napoleon Dynamite” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) has been reunited, not for a sequel to the 2004 cult classic but an animated series to fit into the Fox animation Sunday night. As such, its awkward silences and rural absurdities plays like a revival of “King of the […]

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Also on Sunday: Golden Globes, Returning ‘Boss’

It’s the champagne at the tables and the unpredictability of host Ricky Gervais that enlivens the Golden Globe Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.), one of now a million non-Oscar awards shows. The mix of awards for television and film makes for some interesting combinations in the stands as well. Morgan Freeman is set to receive the […]

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