Vacation! Whee!

MeleVision Will Be “Closed For Vacation” Until January 3rd, 2008.

I want to thank everyone who stopped by this blog, and to those who have regularly partcipated in all of our Trivia Games this past year. Your readership and support has been fantastic.

I would also like to extend a special “Thank You” to all of the guest bloggers who have helped make MeleVision so speacial. Your contributions have been fabulous.

I can’t wait to see everyone of you, right back here, in 2008.

May you all have a Happy New Years Eve.


Until January 3rd, 2008.

Italian Kids vs. American Kids

American kids: Move out when they’re 18 with the full support of their parents.

Italian kids: Move out when they’re 28, having saved enough money for a house, and are two weeks away from getting married….unless there’s room in the basement for the newlyweds.


American kids: When their Mom visits them she brings a Bundt cake and you sip coffee and chat.

Italian kids: When their Mom visits them she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry and rearrange the furniture.


American kids: Their dads always call before they come over to visit them, and it’s usually only on special occasions.

Italian kids: Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00 and starts pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he’ll plant some.


American kids: Always pay retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when they need to have something done.

Italian kids: Call their dad or uncle and ask for another dad’s or uncle’s phone number to get it done…cash deal. Know what I mean??


American kids: Will come over for cake and coffee and get only cake and coffee. No more.

Italian kids: Will come over for cake and coffee and get antipasto, wine, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, espresso, and a few after dinner drinks.


American kids: Will greet you with ‘Hello’ or ‘Hi’.

Italian kids: Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek and a pat on your back.


American kids: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.

Italian kids: Call your parents Mom and Dad.


American kids: Have never seen you cry.

Italian kids: Cry with you.


American kids: Borrow your stuff for a few days and then return it.

Italian kids: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours.


American kids: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.

Italian kids: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together.


American kids: Know few things about you.

Italian kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


American kids: Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy white bread.

Italian kids: Eat Genoa Salami and Provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread.


American kids: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.

Italian kids: Will kick the whole crowds’ ass that left you behind.  (Thats my favorite one.)


American kids: Are for a while.

Italian kids: Are for life.


American kids: Like Rod Stewart, and Steve Tyrell.

Italian kids: Worship Tony Bennett and Sinatra.


American kids: Think that being Italian is cool.

Italian kids: Know that being Italian is cool.


American kids: Will ignore this.

Italian kids: Will forward it.




According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeers grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeers retain their antlers till after they
give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should’ve known… ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

The Hills


(#1 Original Series on Cable in 2007 is Also #1 on


Building on a triumphant third season, which reached over 72 million viewers, MTV is extending the drama into 2008 with 8 bonus episodes of “The Hills.” Set to air this spring, “The Hills” saga will continue with an anticipated journey to Paris as Lauren Conrad finally accomplishes a life-long dream.

“MTV is giving the passionate fans of ‘The Hills’ what they deserve — an extended season to catch up on cast relationships and finally see Lauren realize a long-awaited dream,” said Tony DiSanto, EVP of Series Development & Programming, MTV. “The success of the series, both on air and online, has been tremendous and as it continues to grow, we look forward to taking this season into the new year.”

The bonus episodes will begin with Lauren and Whitney’s adventures in Paris, where they travel to work for Teen Vogue at the Crillon Ball, an international gala for debutantes. The story will continue back in Los Angeles as the cameras reveal the latest stories affecting the cast including Heidi and Spencer’s tumultuous relationship. Will they get married after all?

The third season of “The Hills” is the #1 original series on cable among P12-34 in 2007.
With a 4.36 P12-34 rating, this season-to-date is over-delivering season two by 49% among P12-34 and has reached over 72 million viewers (P2+), with over 35 million from our P12-34 core. “The Hills” currently ranks #1 in its time period (Mon 10-10:30p) among P12-34 across all of television, even besting broadcast.

“The Hills” is also the top show area on for all of ’07 in terms of uniques and streams. Since the premiere of the third season in August, “The Hills” show area on has attracted an average of 600,000 unique visitors a week. Viewers are streaming clips and After Shows, and they’re also embedding clips for their own personal web pages and blogs. In November alone, streams for “The Hills” represented nearly a third of all streams generated at And “The Hills” also is a viral phenomenon with more than 1.8 million streams viewed through MTV’s embeddable player.

Lewis Black

*In Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’07, Lewis Black and “the squad” ventured to solve the biggest mystery of the year for their opening animation: What’s Up Bush’s Ass? And you’ll never guess what they found there: Let’s see, his brain for starters Cheney’s wedding ring (“from operating Bush like a puppet”), a satisfying conclusion to The Sopranos and, saving the best for last, a singing and dancing David Hasselhoff.

Go to the video close-up now!

More Last Laugh ’07

*Compliments of TV GUIDE *