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5 Shows After Dark: Starring Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Some Hilariously Terrible Wigs

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 24, 2013 | Comments ()


"Live From Lincoln Center: Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!" on PBS at 8:00pm ET. This special focuses on notable women's roles from an array of Broadway shows. Unfortunately, while I like Kristin Chenoweth in small doses I'm not entirely sold on the idea of her singing a whole bunch of famous Broadway numbers for an evening. She's got a really distinctive voice and I can easily see it becoming grating if you didn't have a chorus or other singers to break it up a bit. Still, I'm sure some of you Broadway fans out there will enjoy it.

"Bob's Burgers" on Fox at 8:30pm ET.

"NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - (7) Illinois vs. (2) Miami, FL" on TNT at 8:40pm ET. As a Cane, I have always found it absurdly endearing that our team is called the Hurricanes, but our mascot is an ibis who is represented by a dude in a duck costume called Sebastian. I guess an anthropomorphic hurricane costume would be more ridiculous, but not by much. Also, I'm pretty sure an actual ibis costume would be wildly impractical to wear to sporting events.

"Phil Spector" on HBO at 9:00pm ET. An original movie written and directed by David Mamet who has apparently made the hilarious statement that this movie is not about Phil Spector. It just happens to be about a guy whose life features all the same events, characters, and hair styles as the actual Phil Spector and who also happens to have the same name. Right.

"The Walking Dead" on AMC at 9:00pm ET.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Mrs. Julien

    And yet the Spector wig is UNDERPLAYED -

  • Jezzer

    All the shyness that is criminally vulgar.

  • e jerry powell

    Gurl, that is some serious backcombing and DragNetâ„¢. That shit ain't moving for YEARS. A strong breeze and Miss Thing is tumbling like a tumbleweave.

    But somebody in wardrobe went all the way there, what with getting the same jacket, shirt and even the effing dragonfly pin and pocket square (which apparently Phil doesn't know how to fold into peaks). Maybe they just went through his closet, though; you know Pacino is that deeply into Method.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Because really, who'd believe that? I'm looking at it right now and I'm not sure it isn't like that pick of Nic Cage where he has, like, a falcon for hair.

  • e jerry powell

    Al Pacino has decided to make HBO his outlet for playing every American asshole over 60, one asshole at a time. Roy Cohn, Jack Kevorkian, Phil Spector.

    Where do we go now?

  • PDamian

    Dunno, but American Asshole would be a great title for an HBO movie.

  • e jerry powell

    I have to check that and make sure they haven't made a Real Sex documentary with that particular title already.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Al Pacino?

  • e jerry powell

    Nah, he already did that in Looking for Richard.

  • jennp421

    My school can't even come up with a new mascot because they aren't quite ready to let go of the ghost of the Chief. In other words, Go Illini!

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I don't understand. I mean, I don't want to say "Phil Spector" isn't a good movie, but I'm almost certain Helen Mirren is too good for it. Certainly her hair at least deserves better.

  • e jerry powell

    Okay, so maybe they went a little overboard on the Jersey Girl hair, but not by much.

    Behold: Linda Kenney Baden.

  • googergieger

    Looking at Pacino's hair in that pic, I can honestly say that is simultaneously the single greatest and worst thing I've ever seen in my life.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Oh trust me, it gets better/worse.

  • DeltaJuliet

    Damn. Now I wish I had watched it. Those wigs are KILLER!

  • e jerry powell

    To be fair, Dame Helen is too thin to be playing Ms. Baden.

  • googergieger

    Man, old Simon and Garfunkel look fucked up.

  • e jerry powell

    Paul Simon's not as tall as Helen Mirren. By an inch, but still...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Are we absolutely sure that's a wig?

  • e jerry powell

    Are we sure it's not a wig on Spector?

  • googergieger

    And what do the pubes look like?

  • e jerry powell

    I am glad to say that I have absolutely no fucking idea.

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