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Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Wil Wheaton and the Half Blood Project” | Aired July 1, 2014

Hey, nerds! It’s time for another episode of The Wil Wheaton Project. Hope you had a good week. Let’s get recapping.

Oooh. Transformers is first up, and Wil starts with “speaking of robots and things that smell bad.” From there, we get a stoner review from YouTube, and then an amazing clip where Optimus Prime blows a raspberry. Wil is very proud of this video. I can see why.

For those of you who missed The Last Ship, fear not. Wil is here to catch you up. Here’s what you need to know: explosions, snowmobiles, explosions, helicopters, explosions, guys on a ship, exploding car, exploding building, exploding explosions. Balls jokes.

From balls to the Queen of England. Nice segue, Wil!

We know the Queen stopped by the set of Game of Thrones last week for a tour and to meet the actors (and to NOT sit on the Iron Throne, what is UP WITH THAT?). But did you know her mic was live?

“Helllloooooooo. Where are all the tits? The tits man, where are they? I talked to the showrunner. You’re dead, you’re dead.”

Wil, methinks you won’t be allowed into Great Britain anytime soon.

So, there’s a trailer out for the …

… Michael Bay–produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Apparently, people had some things to say. I can’t type any of them because my mama raised me not to use that many swear words all at once, but it was a nice supercut nonetheless.

As Wil put it, “Michael Bay, the public demands that you give these skateboarding, pizza-eating, talking karate turtles the reverence they deserve. And I am on their side. Good day, sir!”

Hey, Wil, come back, you have more show to do.

Did you know The Today Show asked people how long others should wait before spoiling a show? Then Al Roker decided to spoil the end of Breaking Bad for everyone.

Wil had this to say on behalf of anyone who wasn’t caught up on Breaking Bad.

Now, here’s something I can relate to—rage on Twitter. Considering I don’t even have 1 percent of the followers Wil does, he’s definitely got more experience, and he wants to share some of that online rage with us. But even Wil doesn’t have the requisite rage to do these tweets justice, so he brought in …

Next up, Wil talks movies and gets to the one major downside of buying/renting your movies online instead of DVDs. Lack of bonus features. ;( Luckily, he’s got us covered with a new segment called “New Bonus Features.”

If you watch Salem, the talking face just sang Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” in an outtake.

Did you know there was a clone left out Orphan Black? Meet the clone who hates Mondays and loves lasagna.

Oh yay, Game of Thrones bonus feature, which shows an extended cut of the reactions to Tyrion’s trial-by-combat demand. It included Macaulay Culkin, the cast of Friday and …

Time to play “Real or Rumor” when it comes to sci-fi news.

Did Guillermo Del Toro announce there’s going to be a Pacific Rim 2? Real. (Also, YAY!)

Is Nathan Fillion appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of Cosmo? Rumor.

Johnny Depp will be a judge on a Chinese reality competition show called Chinese Dream Show? Real. (Wow.)

That’s it for this week, nerds. So I leave you with this.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next week!

The Wil Wheaton Project airs Tuesdays at 9/8C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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