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Hey nerds, 'The Wil Wheaton Project' just keeps getting better!

Season 1 | Episode 8 | “Wil Takes Manhattan” | Aired July 15, 2014

Hey nerds! It’s another week, and that means it’s time to recap. Or as I like to call it, tweets with some words thrown in for fun. Let’s do this!

We’re starting with The Strain, and a clip that may be the most in-your-face vampire death by alien: “I have no idea what that was, but then it smashed the guy’s head in.” Like Wil says, “Still a better love story than Twilight.”

We got a spit-tastic clip of Hemlock Grove. Um. If you don’t already know, you don’t wanna know.

Oh, good. Wil just brought up the Emmy nominations and the travesty known as Tatiana Maslany NOT BEING NOMINATED. Agreed, Wil, 100 percent.

The Flash is going to have a number of enemies this season. Speed bumps. Loose gravel.

Wil is concerned for your safety, which is why he’s put together some handy The Purge survival tips for us all.

Yep, this is where I tell you to watch the episode. Because all of the suggestions he has are hilarious: Tear tags off mattresses. Kill a family in a house that has a panic room—then you have a new house and a panic room.

Transformers 4. Why did it do so well? As the video clip explains: No Shia LaBeouf.

The new Doctor Who trailer was released and Wil is excited. Me too! Have you seen this trailer? Oh, man! So exciting. Also exciting is how Wil segued this into talking about the Ninth Doctor and how Christopher Eccleston is getting the crap kicked out of him on The Leftovers. Holy rock to the face, Batman!

Oh, yay! Another “Exploring the Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Stoned.” Y’know, I’d totally watch that show.

Yep, we’re gonna talk Salem. First up? A clip that includes someone opening a secret door by beheading a bird and using its blood.

The next two bits include Wil doing a couple of fantastic impressions. Like, seriously funny, and I’d totally lose my mind over the lack of clips, but Wil calmed me down.

It’s OK. I’m calm now. Because Shane West is here on The Witching Hour, Salem‘s new after-show on Syfy Public Access.

Yep, I’m with Wil here. This new Syfy Public Access thing is a thing of beauty.

If you hadn’t heard, Wizards of the Coast released a new Dungeons & Dragons handbook, and you can even download it for free. Not like when Wil was a kid and he had to hide his love for the game because his mom was worried for his eternal soul.

Oh, wow. Wil has a clip of some guy in the ’80s talking about how D&D is satanic and, oh, man, no he didn’t … he did. He played this clip from Monsters and Mazes!

Tom Hanks and Chris Makepeace will be joining Wil in hell, people. It is known.

Wil has a message for the MLB announcer who called a Jawa an Ewok while doing color commentary at Star Wars Night.

If you’re wondering where you can find these awesome reaction GIFs, I have this for you.

Another great show from Wil. I hope you get to see it because, no matter how much fun I have recapping it, Wil is way funnier in person.

On a personal note, my friend cartoonist John Kovalic was at the taping, and I’m so jealous!

One small programming note for next week:

Until then … Play more games!

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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