Saturday, March 26, 2011

Notes on Pop Culture: 'Grey's' Pulls An 'Alias' & Ferrell Goes to 'The Office'

*Warning: Spoilers ahead from the recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy*

Grey’s Pulls An Alias

If you saw the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, you were no doubt surprised by its final scene, which set up next week’s special “musical” edition of Grey’s slated to feature cast members singing songs which have previously been featured on the ABC drama including The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” a tune made popular by the show.

I was none too pleased to see what happened in that final scene shortly after Arizona, who spent the episode being bitterly jealous of baby daddy Mark, proposed marriage to Callie on their way to a weekend away together: An Alias-like car crash. During the final moment of the fourth season of the spy drama, pregnant Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn had been discussing marriage while driving to a romantic, weekend getaway when they too got into a surprise car crash, although they were intentionally struck by someone as opposed to in Grey’s where Arizona accidentally smashed into a truck in front of them. (I reviewed the episode for CliqueClack TV.)

That being said, I’m very curious as to how this musically themed episode, slated for March 31, is going to play out. Will it be god awful or kind of cool?

ABC has released the first few minutes of that new episode. Warning: The video, courtesy of TV Fanatic, is graphic.

Ferrell Goes to The Office

Comedian Will Ferrell is going to be helping fans of NBC's The Office gently ease from life with Steve Carell’s Michael Scott to life without the classic goofball boss.

Will this turn out to be a good/entertaining development or a bad one? Generally, I like Ferrell, but occasionally he can misfire, like he did in his latest movie The Other Guys, which I found distinctly unfunny. (The trailer was much funnier than the film.) While Ferrell's only there for a handful of episodes, this could provide the show with a whole lot of new buzz.

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