There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, another Jon Stewart remembrance (bear with us) and a scintillating hour of entertainment politics.
The Sam to His Frodo
The good news is there’ll never be another “Watch Jon Stewart OBLITERATE ______” headline again (at least until his next project). The bad news is that Stewart’s 16-year run on The Daily Show is over, capped off by last night’s sweet, Springsteen-serenaded finale. As with most Daily Show highlights, the clip above’s already been aggregated into oblivion, but once again, here’s Stephen Colbert’s heartfelt thank you from “the son of an Appalachian turd miner.”
“I Can’t Wait Until Blue Ivy Is Old Enough for Blue Ivy to Piss on Her”
…is our introduction to Julie Klausner’s character in Difficult People, the new Hulu sitcom she created and stars in, along with Billy Eichner. If you like seeing your meanest — but most entertaining — influences vindicated on television, Klausner’s long-overdue turn in the spotlight is for you, and as of Wednesday, the first two episodes are online. That (fictional) tweet is only the beginning of Klausner’s pop culture-fueled callousness.
Bye Bye, Brood-y
You know what they say: if you can’t beat ’em via blackmail with evidence of their deeply suppressed homosexuality, kill ’em! Most of True Detective‘s second season has been too convoluted for mere mortals to understand, but even the most befuddled viewers understood that Paul Woodrugh, the tortured, tormented motorcycleman played by Taylor Kitsch, is definitely dead. It has something to do with shady land deals and security corporations. Who knows? Like we said, all we know is that he’s dead. RIP, Taylor Kitsch’s brief return to prestige TV.
A Rick and Morty Musical
Or at least a handful of musical interludes from guest star Jemaine Clement, who plays an ultra-powerful interdimensional being capable of transforming anything into anything — and who Rick promptly names “Fart.” This is Rick and Morty, so things go very dark very quickly, but they’re helped along by some wonderfully trippy visuals as Fart serenades Morty into a false sense of security. Bonus: Andy Daly is this week’s other guest voice, making “Mortynight Run” a truly stacked 20 minutes of lunacy.