We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Revenge, Masters of Sex, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS, Daily Show and The X Factor!
1 | Did Haven‘s black goo balls perchance make anyone else think of the Vermicious Knids from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator…? No? Just our grade-school selves?
2 | Has everyone recovered yet from the pain that was Saturday Night Live‘s “Three Wise Guys” sketch?
3 | If Revenge’s Daniel managed to overhear Emily incriminating herself before shooting her, wouldn’t he also have noticed Aiden chloroforming Victoria and carrying her off? Or was he the kind of drunk that affects one’s vision but not their hearing? And conspiracy theory time: Emily is faking amnesia in the promo, right?
4 | On Once Upon a Time, who do you think slipped the storybook into Mary Margaret’s closet that random day in 2011? If Hook is traipsing around New York City in his leathers, do people assume he’s a costumed Times Square character? And if, as some theorize, Emma will play “Dorothy” to Rebecca Mader’s Wicked Witch, does that make Henry “Toto”?
5 | How glorious was it that Psych: The Musical eventually allowed Gus to let loose with a full-on “Jamaican Inspector Man” number? You’d totally go see that version of Ripper, right?
6 | Betrayal is still supposed to make us feel icky watching it, right?
7 | On Homeland, as compelling as Javadi’s pep talk/speech to Carrie was on the eve of Brody’s death, did it make any sense that he was the one giving it?
8 | Who’d have ever bet Masters of Sex would end its season with a more heart-stopping cliffhanger than its Showtime lead-in Homeland? And can the producers please reconsider killing off Julianne Nicholson’s cancer-stricken trailblazer Dr. Lillian DePaul next season? Or at least keep her around long enough to send her on another road trip with Lizzy Caplan’s Virginia?
9 | Is Virginia Madsen’s Penelope really and truly dead on Witches of East End? And if yes, why the heck did Lifetime hire the Oscar-nominated actress and then give her nothing to do all season but lurk around her mansion cackling and rubbing her hands together maniacally?
10 | Anyone else find themselves alternately laughing and cowering in fear at Andrew Rannells’ fire eyes on How I Met Your Mother? Is the good news about HIMYM airing its series finale in March that we won’t have to — wait for it — wait for it?
11 | Which Monday CBS sitcom character has gotten sillier this season: 2 Broke Girls‘ Caroline or Mike & Molly‘s Molly? Speaking of the Girls: Really? Moving them to 8 pm? CBS’ scheduling gurus do know half of Max’s jokes are double entendres about vaginas and penises, right?
12 | Which moment in The Voice‘s season finale was more awkward: An entire video package devoted to Christina Aguilera’s weird noises, or she and Lady Gaga getting very cozy during their performance of “Do What U Want”? And did you ever think you would find yourself going gaga over the umpteenth reality singing competition rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”? Was Tessanne Chin’s epic rendition the moment that solidified her win?
13 | After watching The Sing-Off all week, we only have one question: What makes Nick Lachey qualified to host anything?
14 | With props to Zap2It: In the TV-movie about the Today show’s backstage hullabaloo, can Trophy Wife‘s Natalie Morales please play Natalie Morales?
15 | Does NCIS seem to use the fuzzy/”Barbara Walters” lens, on everybody, during scenes at HQ?
16 | The instant that Person of Interest guest-cast the estimable Camryn Manheim, who else correctly guessed that she would be revealed as Control? (And do you think POI‘s Control knows Scandal‘s Command?)
17 | Wouldn’t Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2013 have been much more entertaining if she had scored face time with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? (Imagine the soundbites!)
18 | Do you think The X Factor‘s obnoxious, ill-advised video showing rehab graduate Demi Lovato drinking the absinthe-looking “Annoying Juice” — a moment that had her clearly upset and angry — was vicious payback for her stealing headlines before the finale by announcing her plan to exit the show? Or could it have been just another moment of tone-deafness from a production that — for three seasons now — has never managed to quite get anything right?
19 | Snap poll: How many times have you been moved to tears by Apple’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”/”loner kid makes best holiday mashup video ever” ad?
20 | Was there a classier, more emotional send-off in recent memory than Jon Stewart and The Daily Show‘s farewell to John Oliver? (Video below.) And do we think Oliver really wasn’t aware the royal bit he had been working on all day was just a ruse?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!