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5 reasons we’ll miss Taylor Swift on ‘The Voice’

Since Tuesday’s episode of The Voice was basically a recap, I’d like to take this post to talk a little Taylor Swift, otherwise known as T-Swift, Tay-Tay, T-Swizzle, or Tay. Here are five reasons we’ll be missing T-Swift for the remainder of season 7.

1. She’s not afraid to use her whole body to make a point.

taylor dancing around allison


2. She brought the cat demographic to The Voice, and she brought it hard.
It’s a known fact that cat ratings in the 5–20 age range went up dramatically when T-Swift was on the show.


Dog ratings stayed the same, because dogs are easy. But cats? They’re finicky, and they don’t change the channel from PBS to NBC unless they MEAN it. A record amount of cats put down their copies of the New York Times to tune in during knockouts. That’s impressive.


 3. She called the coaches on their B.S.
Taylor may be everyone’s BFF, but she’ll still call you on your B.S. She had no issues correcting Blake on the meaning of “memento,” or responding to Adam’s assertion that he’s part cyborg with, “It sounds like a conversation for, maybe, never.” She gave as good as she got, and showed she has a wicked sense of humor and a healthy amount of wit.


4. The contestant reactions to Taylor were, quite frankly, hilarious.

Whether it be tripping, blushing, or announcing they were going to pee their pants (I’m looking at you, Ryan Sill!), reactions to T-Swift were consistently delightful. Although T-Swift may be gone, those authentic (and sweetly embarrassing) moments will live on in GIF form forever, so we can experience them over and over and over again.


5. She may be quirky and adorkable, but her expertise demands respect.
Do you think T-Swift’s Grammys were for being quirky and adorkable? Hell no. They were for being damn good at what she does.


From telling Taylor Phelan to stop using his guitar as a “teddy bear” to suggesting Allison Bray take her high heels off, T-Swift’s advice was game-changing for a lot of the artists during knockouts. She didn’t just show up and hit cruise control while getting free album promotion. She was excited to be involved in the coaching process and gave tangible, specific recommendations contestants could connect to and understand. While following T-Swift’s advice didn’t always guarantee a win, it certainly guaranteed a better performance (and a more level playing field).


T-Swift, we understand you have to go on tour. We get it. You do you, but you will be missed on The Voice. Come back soon. For the children. And by the children, I mean the cats.

What were your favorite T-Swift moments? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and I’ll see you back here after the next episode of The Voice.


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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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