In the Cronin Theory of Pop Culture, Brian explains why doing the unexpected isn't always the best idea for serialized fiction.
In a feature explaining surprising cameos in TV shows, movies and songs, Brian looks at David Letterman's guest appearance on the Warren Zevon song, "Hit Somebody."
In the latest in a feature spotlighting backdoor pilots, Brian looks at an early attempt at a Fish spinoff from Barney Miller that eventually paid off a year or so later.
In the latest Top Five, Brian counts down the most underutilized "Sacrificial Bond Girls" in the James Bond films.
In a feature spotlighting behind-the-scenes maneuvering of stars of shows and films affecting their plots, see how Rhea Perlman got her on-screen husband on Cheers killed off.
In a feature on bizarre, but earnest, covers of famous songs, Brian examines The Brady Bunch's version of "American Pie."
In a feature explaining surprising cameos in TV shows, movies and songs, Brian shows how a surprise cameo during a TV special let Burt Reynolds pay tribute to his Gunsmoke past.