Dish Of Salt: Friday TV Round Up

Marathon Mania
It seems over Thanksgiving weekend just about everyone has programmed some sort of marathon to get us through the overeating. Personally, I think we should all be out exercising off those cookies and pies. However, if being a couch potato sounds more interesting, then check out these program-paloozas all over the airwaves.

“Beverly Hills 90210” - Soap Net hosts an eight-hour “Chillin’ With Dylan” marathon starting at 1 PM on Friday. 

“Criminal Minds” - All day long on A&E you can help solve mysteries starting at 8 AM on Friday. 

“What Not To Wear” - if you are a fashion victim who likes to wear holiday sweaters, this could be the marathon for you. The makeovers start at 4 PM on Saturday on “TLC.” (And let’s just all be grateful on this Thanksgiving that TLC didn’t give us a Jon & Kate marathon!)

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” - What’s better than nine hours of cat fights, table flips and big Jersey hair?! Don’t fugget-a-bout it Friday on Bravo. 

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” - Speaking of big hair, E! gets in on the marathon action with its all-day-long “Kardashiathon” on Friday. 

“Golden Girls” - If blue hair is more your thing than be sure and check out the Miami mavens all day on WE on Friday.

Holiday Specials Not In Stores

When it comes to holiday specials that usually means spending hours driving around a mall parking lot waiting for a space but on TV it means syrupy sweet or silly and funny programs. Here’s a list of what’s happening this weekend. 

“Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” - Never heard of this guy? Neither have I but apparently this 2008 special was the highest rated show in Comedy Central’s history. So they are busting it out again tonight. By the way, this comedian/ventriloquist also has his own show on the network Thursday’s at 9 PM which was the highest rated series premiere in the network’s history. I think I might have to check this guy out. 

“Merry Madagascar” — In case you missed it a few weeks ago, and I’m assuming you did, NBC repeats this holiday special Saturday night with the gang from the Madagascar movies. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett-Smith once again lend their voices to the crew of zoo animals.

“A Dog Named Christmas” and “The Dog That Saved Christmas” - Oops. Someone was thinking the same thing when they both made movies about yellow Labrador retrievers. They both also air Sunday night. CBS gives us a “A Dog Named Christmas” a drama about a family who adopts a dog on Christmas Day after their developmentally challenged son begs for it. ABC Family is where you can find the comedy “The Dog That Saved Christmas,” a sort of “Home Alone” for the four-legged set.

Top TV Moment Of The Week
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” ended its seventh season on a fantastic note with its stellar finale. The cast of “Seinfeld” had their reunion without actually having to have a reunion which is what they all wanted. The best moment in the show and on TV this week was when Jason Alexander quits the show after being harassed by Larry David (who thinks he is having an affair with his ex-wife, Cheryl). Larry says he will step up and play the George Costanza role which was based on him anyway. Watching Larry channel George can only be described as uncomfortable yet hilarious. 

Top TV Quote Of The Week
Sorry I’ve got to stay with “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” After Jason quits and Larry says he will step in for him, Jerry tells it like it is as only he can:

“Do you understand what this is? This is iconic television here! The set’s an icon! He’s an icon! [pointing at Michael Richards] She’s an icon! [pointing at Julia Louis Dreyfus] He was an icon! [points at Jason] Icon! [points at himself] No-con! [points at Larry].”

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