Saved by the ChatGPT
I asked ChatGPT to write a Saved by the Bell episode. The results are pretty great.
Title: The Great Screech-in
Synopsis: Screech wants to join a prestigious math club but he needs a recommendation letter from a teacher. Unfortunately, all the teachers hate him and refuse to write him one. When the gang finds out, they decide to throw a surprise party for Screech where they all write him glowing recommendation letters, hijinks ensue.
(Scene: Bayside High hallway)
Zack: (smirking) "Hey Screech, how's that math club coming along?”
Screech: (looking downcast) "Not great, Zack. All the teachers hate me and won't write me a recommendation letter.”
(Cuts to Kelly, Jessie and Lisa overhearing the conversation)
Lisa: (rolling her eyes) "Typical Screech. Always trying to worm his way into elitist clubs.”
Jessie: (scoffing) "As if being in a math club is something to brag about.”
Kelly: (smiling) "Come on guys, let's do something nice for Screech. He's always been there for us when we needed him.”
(Cut to: Screech's locker)
The gang is gathered around Screech as he opens his locker to find it filled with balloons and a big banner that reads "We Love You Screech!”
Screech: (tearfully) "I don't know what to say. This is the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me.”
Zack: (grinning) "That's not all, buddy. We're going to throw you a surprise party tonight and we've got a special guest lined up to write you that recommendation letter.”
Screech: (excitedly) "Really? Who is it?”
(Cut to: Later that night at the party)
The party is in full swing with everyone enjoying themselves
Who is it?! I don’t know. That’s where it cut off. I guess we’ll never know.
The Tale of Jenny and Screech
I’ve been fascinated by a new (to me) artist named Ren after his genius Hi Ren video. I didn’t think he would be able to top that song’s storytelling, but I was wrong. Before Hi Ren, he had a three song trilogy, The Tale of Jenny and Screech and it is just as good. He is such a good storyteller and the directing in the videos is fantastic. Ren is an artist to watch. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
Live activities in the MLB app are pretty cool.
The Home tab of YouTube keeps recommending the same videos I’ve already watched over and over. It’s like it is not remembering what I’ve seen, but they show up in my history, so it knows I’ve watched them. Going on for weeks now, making YouTube incredibly less useful. Time to cancel Premium?
Harrison Ford has been excellent in Shrinking, but the scene between him and his daughter in episode 7 was so damn good. A punch in the gut.
There were no real winners and no real losers in psychological warfare. But there were victims. And there were students…
Sometimes an artist, a video, the music, and the lyrics come together to create a perfect piece of art. Hi Ren did just that.
Wasn’t expecting this.
Happy De La Soul day.
Pedro Pascal being on The Mandalorian and The Last Of Us at the same time is exactly like when Ed McMahon was on Star Search and TV’s Bloopers & Practical jokes. Two phenomenal careers! - Andy Daly
I love Andy Daly’s humor so much.
Apple isn’t making it easy to figure out how to watch a full MLS game that has already been played instead of the recap. Hint: if you scroll down to the How to Watch section of the match it’ll give you an option to watch full or recap.
Joey Votto annotates his own oral history. If you’re a baseball fan and don’t like Joey Votto, something is wrong with you.
St. Louis City SC needs to up their web/media presence. It’s Monday and they have no highlights from their first game (and win) on their web site. Nothing on their YouTube channel. What is going on? MLB teams update as the games progress with highlights. MLS needs to do better.
I was getting ready to post a reminder that De La Soul’s albums will be available on streaming for the first time next week and saw the news that Trugoy the Dove died. So sad.
Proton has referrals now. That’s nice. If you’re looking for secure mail or a fast VPN, Proton is the way to go.
My experiment with using the stock iOS weather app has come to an end. The radar map rarely works. Back to Carrot.
I hate when Apple does this shit. A badge in the settings app that can’t be dismissed.
I’m just now getting around to listening to Snarky Puppy’s album Empire Central. I’m mad at myself for waiting so long. 🎵
Tim McCarver Dies at 81
Tim McCarver, a two-time World Series champion who became a household name as a highly skilled broadcaster both nationally and in three Major League cities, died on Thursday at the age of 81. - MLB
Tim McCarver drove a lot of Cardinals fans nuts, but we still had love for him. Rest in peace.
T-Mobile is offering MLS Season Pass to subscribers. It’s a shame I already subscribed. I wonder if I can get it applied retroactively.
I cannot wait for the third season of Ted Lasso. It begins March 15 and Apple has released a teaser.
The extra-innings rule in baseball is one of the worst things to happen to the sport rules-wise in recent memory and it looks like it’s here to stay.
A Couple of Podcast Recommendations
Two of my favorite comedy podcasts that I’ve grown to love over the past couple of years are Off Menu and Films to Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein.
The premise of Off Menu is relatively simple: comedian hosts Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite a guest to their dream restaurant and the guest chooses their dream meal, from start to finish, and conversation is naturally had along the way.
Films to Be Buried With invites a guest on who has recently “died” and their life is discussed with comedian, writer, and actor Brett Goldstein, via a series of films the guest would like to be buried with. Categories include: first movie you ever saw, most underrated movie, best movie of all time.
If you’re looking for a laugh, go ahead and check these out. Maybe look for a guest that you’re familiar with and start from there!
Late Late Show to be Replaced by @ Midnight Reboot
The network is set to replace the long-running Late Late Show franchise with a reboot of comedic panel game show @ midnight, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Stephen Colbert, who hosts The Late Show for the network, is on board as executive producer of the revived program that aired 600 episodes on Comedy Central before signing off in August 2017.
I always liked the original @ midnight TV show. I'm all for more panel-style shows in the US that showcase comedians. The original was so much fun, especially when Ron Funches or Doug Benson would be on. I will still watch the original on Paramount+ if I need a laugh.
AMC is ensuring I never return to theaters.
TIL about Morganna. How have I never heard of her before?