If you’re a regular reader, than yes it’s true, Modern Family has already appeared on Mug Shots in recent months. If you missed the post, check it out here. However, a few weeks later, the clever writers gave us this gem we could not ignore! Mitchell is seen sporting an “I Love Me” mug in an episode this season. If you know Mitchell, you know this mug is oh so fitting. Happy Friday everyone! Take a little time to love yourself, too.
Short-lived teen reality show, NYC Prep, followed 6 real-life Gossip Girl Manhattan prep school kids as they attended events such as elite weekend parties, fashion shows, charity events and dinner parties. Keep in mind, these bastards are 16 and living the good life. Makes you sick, doesn’t it? In one episode, bi-curious PC and his whiny best gal pal, Jessie, met for afternoon coffee and discussed the previous weekend’s escapades. PC thinks he’ll take on a “project” and wants to become a mentor to young Taylor, a naive 15-year-old public school hottie. As he tells this to Jessie, she swivels in her chair and spends much of the conversation with her face hidden in her coffee mug. Great for us! Awkward to watch… The 2009 series is now stream-tastic on Netflix and will guarantee to kill a weekend afternoon.
We know you love us. (And secretly love this smut, too.)
Season 6, Episode 11 – The Switch
Original Air Date—5 January 1995
Countless episodes of Seinfeld featured Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer at their favorite eatery, Monk’s, sipping on the diner’s mugs, time and time again. When deciding on an episode to feature on Mug Shots, the choice really was simple. These great mug shots came straight from the cosmos! In this episode, Jerry’s girlfriend (number 65 or so) never smiles or laughs at his jokes but her roommate laughs at everything he says, so he contemplates “the switch”. The screenshots show Jerry and George as they come up with an idea as to how Jerry might get away with it. Another fabulous reveal in this episode – Kramer’s first name!! Spoiler Alert: We already said it somewhere in this post. If you can’t find it, we’re pretty sure this episode (like the rest) is on in syndication once a week, so chances are, you’ll catch it.
In season 4 of Beverly Hills 90210, the newly graduated gang heads off to college. For the sake of viewership, they all stick together and attend fictitious California University (CU), conveniently located in the Beverly Hills area. Though the kids are growing up and venturing out, they still migrate to their favorite local eatery: The Peach Pit. In this scene, the gals gather to chat about school, boys and the like. Brenda looks like she’s doing the walk of shame in that get-up. Maybe she’s telling the ladies all about her previous night’s escapades. Our guess is that the wholesome show kept things squeaky clean and she’s likely showing off a new outfit for her gal pals. After all, it was the 90’s. Seeing an outfit like that in the daylight hours in California = completely normal. Cheers 90210! Thanks for 10 glorious seasons of teen soap fun.
Now in it’s 5th season, The Big Bang Theory, has captured a solid viewing audience and week after week the geeky-goofball cast mates entertain. In the 4th season’s “The Herb Garden Germination”, Sheldon and Amy secretly experiment on the gang by spreading rumors about the two of them engaging in coitus. Above, they cheers to their experiment. Amy casually drops it into conversations with her bestie, “Sheldon and I engaged in sexual intercourse. In other news, I’m thinking of starting an herb garden. Mum’s the word! Gotta go!” and so on. Sheldon and Amy sit back and watch as the meme reaches full penetration. (Pun intended!) Just one of the fun, scientific based humor-iffic plot lines that the writers do a great job of keeping fresh.
Nickelodeon nerd alert! In the early 90’s Nickelodeon (the network for kiddos) was the mecca of tween audience programming. Shows like Hey Dude, Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Clarissa Explains It All reigned supreme. Clarissa was the funky clothed teen that addressed the audience directly to describe the things that were happening in her life. She talked about how she dealt with typical pre-adolescent concerns such as school, boys, pimples and an annoying little brother. Clarissa and Ferguson Darling (“Ferg-face”, “Fergwad” or “Fergbreath” as she lovingly nicknamed her little bro) shared most of the screen time. Occasionally, the entire family would sit down to awkwardly enjoy a meal smashed on the outer 2/3 of the table – hello single camera shot! Janet and Marshall Darling were 60’s flower children and their quirkiness follows them way into parenthood. She drinks from a sweet wrap around fish tale mug and his is an outdoor painted scene. Very home ec chic! Sorry to see the family has all grown and gone their separate ways, but we hear Nick reruns some episodes occasionally in the late-night time slot.
If you know Leslie Knope, than you know today is Galentine’s Day. For those of you who don’t know Leslie, shame on you! However, in the spirit of her quirky holiday, we’ll be happy to tell you more about it. Every February 13th, Leslie celebrates her lady friends by inviting them to breakfast and giving them one of a kind gifts that they can cherish. At this particular event, she shares bouquets of crocheted flower pens, mosaic portraits made from crushed bottles of the ladies’ favorite diet soda and a personalized 5000 word essay of why each gal is so awesome. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas!
Oh! And is anyone wants to gift us these swell mugs, we would happily accept.
The Golden Girls’ iconic run from 1985 to 1992 has long been over but not forgotten. All four stars (Sofia, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose) each received an Emmy Award throughout the series’ run and had multiple nominations. Results of superb writing and marvelous acting chops delivered from all four ladies. The Miami home’s small kitchen table welcomed the ladies day and night where they shared stories over coffee and an obscene amount of cheesecake. Though the writing was mostly comical, dramatic moments and sentimental endings were included in several episodes. Many featuring the men in their lives. Coffee and cheesecake explained!