Ali discusses the hit ’90s Nickelodeon sitcom, Kenan & Kel, created by Kim Bass and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. She reminisces about watching the show as a kid on the SNICK lineup each week, sharing clips from some of her favorite episodes that showcase the silly storylines and iconic lines that anyone who grew up with this show can still quote to this day. Aw, here it goes!
Ali discusses the musical dramedy series, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, created by Austin Winsberg. She shares how it captivated her from the start, praising the show’s moving themes, beautiful choreography and talented cast while sharing her favorite moments of empathy and character growth throughout the first season.
Here’s the article Ali talks about at the beginning of the episode: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist creator reveals the emotional true story behind NBC’s musical drama.
Recommended videos to check out/revisit:
- “American Pie” Performance
- Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist cast, choreographer and creator reflect on season 1
- Complete ZEP First Season Playlist
Learn more about PSP by visiting psp.org.
Ali discusses the wonderful show, Schitt’s Creek, created by Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, praising the series for its realistic character growth while highlighting its perfect blend of heart and humor as she shares her favorite hilarious moments and emotional scenes that make this show the epitome of love and joy.
Ali discusses the long-running family mockumentary series, Modern Family, created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. She shares how she got into the show, scenes that always make her laugh, favorite emotional moments and episodes with clever storytelling methods, plus her thoughts on the series finale.
Ali interviews author and TV writer, Nick Adams, whose writing credits include New Girl, black•ish, People of Earth, Tuca & Bertie and BoJack Horseman. Nick shares what his process was for writing his book, Making Friends with Black People, what it’s like working in a TV writers’ room, favorite jokes he’s contributed, hitting a crucial story beat in one of the final episodes of BoJack he wrote, “Xerox of a Xerox,” plus his advice for aspiring TV writers.
Be sure to follow Nick on Twitter.
Ali discusses the last season of BoJack Horseman, sharing her thoughts on the final arcs for BoJack, Diane, Princess Carolyn, Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter. She also talks about the brilliant penultimate episode, “The View From Halfway Down,” sharing a few behind-the-scene tidbits along the way, and she praises the series finale, “Nice While It Lasted,” as a wonderful send-off to this exceptional show. Afterward, she shares a BoJack Horseman story she wrote to coincide with the final season called “Nothing Unsaid.”
- I was in a Netflix show!
- Just Around
- An Oral History of How BoJack Horseman Almost Killed BoJack Horseman
- How BoJack Horseman Got Made
Be sure to also check out Episode 4 — BoJack Horseman + “Temporarily Forget.”
Ali discusses her favorite show about a group of lovable weirdos, New Girl, created by Liz Meriwether. She shares her favorite episodes from each season, touching on hilarious one-liners, heartwarming couple milestones and sweet friendship moments that make this series the perfect blend of humorous and heartfelt. Afterward, she shares a New Girl story she wrote called “Again.”
Ali and returning guest, Casey, discuss the long-running series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, created by Rob McElhenney. They discuss favorite episodes, character-defining moments and hilarious quotes, plus their thoughts on the gang’s dynamic and the clever anti-sitcom mentality of the show.
Be sure to also check out Episode 19 — Musical Mania with Casey Reed.
Ali discusses the Christmas specials of South Park, starting with the two animated short films that led to the series, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) and The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Santa (1995), followed by all of the classic Christmas episodes from the show: “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo” (season 1), “Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!” (season 2), “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics” (season 3), “A Very Crappy Christmas” (season 4), “Red Sleigh Down” (season 6), “It’s Christmas in Canada” (season 7) and “Woodland Critter Christmas” (season 8).