I know this is a stretch, and I love NBC’s Thursday night above all other television, but pound-for-pound I think this guy is the funniest thing on TV right now:
don’t ask me why, but I’ve watched “How I Met Your Mother” since it started — I really like the premise, it has such promise, but always leaves me feeling like it’s so, so… hokey — still I can’t stop watching. anyhow, this season, Big Bang Theory followed it, and while it’s true that I mostly tuned in hoping they’d keep catching the blonde getting out of the shower (or something else out of Meatballs playbook), this guy is hysterical. he’s a stereotypical GEEK, no doubt, but somehow keeps it from being a complete caricature — maybe there is just enough realism when he goes off on a tangent that it makes it clear the writers aren’t copping-out.
anyhow, good stuff. you might hate me if you start watching it, but I don’t care.