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‘The Simpsons’ stands with ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in tribute

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The Simpsons paid tribute during Sunday’s episode to the 12 people killed last week in the attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Before the final commercial break, an image briefly appeared of Maggie Simpson holding a flag “Je Suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”), a slogan adopted by supporters of free speech in the wake of the shootings.

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Japanese ‘Spider-Man’ returns to Marvel with two episodes

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Marvel, which previously uploaded episodes of the Japanese live-action Spider-Man series in 2009, has dusted off a couple of those gems in anticipation of The Amazing Spider-Man #12, which introduces Takuya Yamashiro and his giant battle robot Leopardon as part of the “Spider-Verse” crossover.

Produced by Toei Company, the Japanese Spider-Man aired for 41 episodes, from May 1978 to March 1979. Although licensed from Marvel, beyond the hero’s signature costume, the series bore little resemblance to the publisher’s comics.

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‘Lonely Hulk’ supercut needs to become a holiday tradition

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If you’re so filled with holiday cheer that you’ve come to annoy your friends, family members and co-workers, we’ve discovered the perfect antidote: “Lonely Hulk,” a supercut of the “saddest and loneliest moments” from the Incredible Hulk television series, compiled by NBC Classics.

The video only scratches the surface, because if my childhood memories hold true, that was one depressing show, capped off each week by Joe Harnell’s mournful ending theme “The Lonely Man.”

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Michael Rooker fights zombies, unsafe driving in PSA series

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Gone are the days of Highways of Agony, The Last Prom and other antiquated (yet still horrifying) short films some of us were subjected to in driver’s ed classes. In their place, the Illinois Department of Transportation now has The Driving Dead, a web series starring The Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker.

Set in a rather familiar post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world, the series depicts the dangers of not wearing seat belts and driving under the influence … even while being pursued by the undead, or the gun-wielding living. For instance, in the second episode, which debuted last week, survivors end up having to weigh the greater risk: remaining in the range of a sniper, or getting into a car with a buzzed driver. Decisions, decisions …

Their dilemma may come off a little more humorous than it was intended, but overall The Driving Dead is pretty good, with stronger acting and production values than you’d probably expected from a state-sponsored driving-safety initiative.

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Stephen Colbert says farewell, with Captain America’s shield in hand

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Although it’s the all-star sing-a-long from last night’s final episode of The Colbert Report that’s getting the attention this morning — it involved everyone from Henry Kissinger and Cyndi Lauper to Big Bird and Joe Quesada — it’s what came afterward that holds a special place in our hearts.

Having killed his old nemesis Grimmy the Grim Reaper, Stephen Colbert discovers he’s now immortal (cue Highlander effects), a condition he finds “kinda lonely, a little snacky.” Directionless, he takes to the rooftop, shouting “What do I do know?” while holding two prized possessions that didn’t get put in his yard sale: a Sting sword from The Lord of the Rings, and Captain America’s shield.

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Ian McKellen is downright magnetic on ‘Sesame Street’

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In the past year, both Loki and Superman have dropped by Sesame Street to teach the beloved characters valuable (and not at all sinister) lessons, and this week it’s Magneto’s turn. Or is that Gandalf’s?

Appearing alongside Sir Cookie Monster, Ian McKellen is tasked with telling young viewers what the word resist means. But considering that Cookie Monster doesn’t even know, it’s up to the actor to explain, using a couple of vaguely familiar examples.

“Say there was something you really loved, and it pulled you towards it like some sort of powerful magnet,” says the Master of Magnetism. “If you were able to control yourself and not go near it, you would resist it.”

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You can buy ‘Venture Bros.’ sheets for your own learning bed

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It seems like ages since we last saw a new episode of The Venture Bros. (it’s actually been about 17 months), but the drought will end, if only briefly, on Jan. 19 with the premiere of the space-themed special. Then we’ll have to go back to dreaming again about new episodes.

To help with that (perhaps?), Adult Swim is offering, for a limited time, 300-thread count official Venture Bros. sheets depicting many of the characters from the series, and pillow cases emblazoned with the Venture logo. What more could someone with $50 and a queen-sized bed — yeah, they only come in one size — wish for?

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Korra strikes back against Nickelodeon slimers in parody video

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The fan-favorite animated series The Legend of Korra hasn’t had it easy, surviving a disastrous Season 3 rollout only to be bumped from Nickelodeon’s television schedule to finish out its four-season run online (although it now appears to be returning to TV). But in this new video from Gritty Reboots, which gave us the trailer for Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie, Korra strikes back against Nick executives, which here take the form of slime benders.

The location and stunts are terrific, and the special effects pretty decent, but I can’t help but think the parody could’ve been taken a lot further. Watch the the video and behind-the-scenes feature below.

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Penguin is the city’s future in Jock’s new ‘Gotham’ promo art

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Wytches artist Jock, who earlier created scene-transition illustrations for a Gotham TV spot, returns to the city’s gritty streets for an ad spotlighting the Fox drama’s breakout character: Oswald Cobblepot, as played by Robin Lord Taylor.

“Gotham needs me,” states The Penguin, the master manipulator. “I am its future.”

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Go even deeper into Batman’s past with ‘Gotham Begins’

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Just as The CW’s Arrow launched The Flash, and Smallville before them attempted to spawn Aquaman, it seems likely that Fox will eventually look to introduce a spinoff of Gotham. Although I’d vote for The Penguin – or, better still, The Adventures of Gertrud Kapelput — The Warp Zone delves deeper into the prequel formula for its Batman parody trailer Gotham Begins.

And if that concept doesn’t go far enough into the Dark Knight’s backstory, well, they have you covered …

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‘Walking Dead’ survivors dance (and kill) in musical parody

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If you’ve been holding out for a musical parody of The Walking Dead set to the tune of the classic Queen anthem “Another One Bites the Dust,” then it’s your lucky day, as that’s exactly what The Hillywood Show delivers in its latest video. It’s pretty good, too, with all the gore you would expect from Rick Grimes & Co., with all the dancing and slow-motion flips that you wouldn’t.

For Supernatural viewers, there’s also a cameo by fan-favorite actor Osric Chau (plus, for everyone, a behind-the-scenes video).

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The Flash may be hurting more people than he saves

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The CW’s new drama The Flash has been widely praised for its rejection of doom and gloom in favor of a cheerier depiction of superheroes. However, a group of physics students is questioning whether Barry Allen is a hero at all.

In a brief paper titled “The Flash: Hero or Villain?,” four students from the University of Leicester’s Department of Physics and Astronomy scrutinize a scene from the pilot episode in which the Scarlet Speedster races to save a bicyclist from being struck by a taxi. While in the television series the man was left confused but otherwise unharmed, in reality his encounter with the Fastest Man Alive would leave him in worse shape than if he’d been struck by the car.

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Print and wear these ‘Gotham’ Halloween masks

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If you’re one of those people who waits until the day of the big Halloween party to start thinking about a costume, you should probably go ahead and print these out now: Courtesy of Fox’s Gotham, they’re paper masks of The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin and Fish Mooney (although they appear somewhat older than they do on the television series).

Of course, if you don’t have a party to go to, or little trick-or-treaters to escort, you could always wear these while you watch the TV show, but that’d be creepy.

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‘Walking Dead’s’ Danai Gurira gives a lesson in zombie-slicing

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When The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira appeared last week on Live! with Kelly and Michael, the took a couple of minutes to show the co-hosts the finer points of zombie-killing, Michonne-style.

During a commercial break, the actress impressed the audience by demonstrating with a wooden katana how to slice a zombie in half. But then she was given a real blade. “I feel like I’m cheating on my girl here,” Gurira said, referring to her sword from the AMC drama.

Michonne, who had been without her signature weapon for a couple of episodes of the series, was reunited with it last night. Watch the video of her Live! appearance below.

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Before there was ‘Riverdale,’ there was this ‘gritty’ Archie parody

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The announcement today that Greg Berlanti is developing a drama for Fox called Riverdale, is certainly big news, if not entirely unexpected, given some of Archie Comics’ recent ambitions. Written by Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the series promises both the wholesome Riverdale readers have come to expect over the past seven decades and the “surrealistic twists of small-town life plus the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath.”

But before this Riverdale, there was another that featured just that: Longtime readers may recall the 2011 parody trailer of the same name that perfectly lampooned both Archie Comics and the tropes of teen melodramas.

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