Crown Candy Record Breaker Lied About His Identity!

The man that beat the living hell out of the malt challenge at Crown Candy a few days ago is not who he claimed to be. We now are positive the actual record holder is Ben Monson. Yesterday we reportedthat the famous Crown Candy malt challenge has its ass handed to it by someone who claimed to be Kevin Ross. According to reports, a Kevin Ross from San Bernardino, California waltzed in to the popular St. [Read More]

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Watch the video in HD at Vimeo or YouTube [Editor’s Note: Removed YouTube link after the video was removed because of our use of Sony Music’s background music. Go pirate some Sony music!]

[Editor’s Note: If you have any interest in having the actual photos uploaded, let us know in the comments.]

10 St. Louis Tips for the Hollidays

Dear Holliday family – You’re not really new here per se, but I’m sure with Matt’s impending free agency you really didn’t want to spread out and settle in. After that big contract though, its time to spread out and learn about your new home! Don’t be fooled though. St. Louis can be a tricky and complicated place… Allow us to help you with a set of 10 rules to live by. [Read More]

We Got a Letter From Charles Jaco Last Night!

Remember this postfrom a while back? We found a video on YouTube of a young, mustachioed Charles Jaco(Now of Fox2) on CNN. The commentary bookending the video says that Jaco “faked” this news report and that it was all filmed in a studio. Lets be clear: Those views, as we stated in the post, are of the video maker’s. Not ours. Frankly that was pretty clear. From the post “Did Charles Jaco Fake a Desert Storm CNN Report? [Read More]

The Internet Hate Machine Turns On Kurt Greenbaum

Maybe you saw our post yesterday about Kurt Greenbaum, the Post Dispatch’s Social Media Director and how he got a man fired because he posted a “vulgarity” on the comments of an STLToday article. If not, check it out, we go in to in detail there. In that post, I dropped this little pull quote, suitable for twittering and the like: …and then the internet skull-f*cked him. I was wrong. [Read More]

When You Account for the Season, the Cardinals Aren’t All That Cheap

The whole point of this post over at subtraction.comby Khoi Vinh was to invalidate the “Yankees bought a championship!” argument, and although an interesting read, not really something that this blog gives a crap about. However, in the data he pulled something interesting did pop up that related to St. Louis and our National League Central champ Cardinals. Vinh pulled the revenue each team made in 2008 and the payroll for the team in the 2009 season and compared the “investment rate” that the team operated on for the 2009 season along with their final record. [Read More]

Punching Kitty Finds Six Sitcoms Based in Missouri

Punching Kitty Finds Six Sitcoms Based in Missouri

Throughout our extensive years of research done in the field of TV, specifically the sitcom, we have noticed a trend.  On average, sitcoms seems to be based in the following locations: New York, Chicago, Southern California, or the New England area.

When we were little, sitting way too close to the TV on Friday nights for TGIF we longed for the one goofy but loving family to be in St. Louis is us!  No, the occasional random location like Step by Step‘s Port Washington, Wisconsin or Family Ties‘ Columbus, Ohio settings, we wanted St. Louis (or at least Missouri)!

Well believe it our not there have been a few actual sitcoms based in St. Louis!  Here’s the ones we could find with a little info and followed by their introductions:

1. “AfterMASH” 1983-1985

Based in Hannibal, Missouri, it was a spin-off from the hit show MASH, the show was about three of the original MASH characters (Colonel Potter, Klinger and Father Mulcahy) dealing with the hilarity of life after war!

With great plot line like Klinger decorating Colonel Potter’s office to look like it did in Korea, or Klinger escaping from jail to attend the birth of his child and then faking insanity to prevent going back to jail, you can pretty much assume this show was a ratings giant…you would be wrong however. It managed 2 seasons and 31 episodes (though the 31st episode never aired) until finally getting canceled after losing a rating battle with the A-Team.

Here’s their Season 2 theme/intro:

2. “The John Larroquette Show” 1993-1996

Based in St. Louis at a fictitious bus depot, John Hemingway (played by John Larroquette) [Editor’s Note: When actors get older they always play characters that have the same first name as they do.  Do older actors just not like getting called by a fake name or what?] who manages said bus depot while having fun with the wacky people that work there and hang around.  The cast of characters really set the tone for how awesome St. Louis is.  Take for instance Pat, the prostitute in drag and the fact that Hemingway himself got the lovely job in St. Louis only because he was a drunk that lost everything.

Canceled a month in to its fourth season, the show was barely recognizable after many major changes to “lighten up” the darker parts of the comedy.

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