Fresh off our mid-week holiday, we began reminiscing about some of our favorite TV vacation episodes, whose details will probably remain in the “useless pieces of information” part of our brain until we die. These episodes usually weren’t great, but they’re hard to forget because they were so bizarre. Like the time Married with Children went medieval-fantasy in London, or when the Russo brothers got their own international black market sub-plot in the four-part special “Blossom in Paris.” And when, in one of the most commonly misremembered episodes in TV history, the Tanners went to Hawaii and got trapped on a deserted island. As The Onion pointed out a few years ago, the Beach Boys were not, repeat not there — although the musical denouement “Rock-a Hula” is more than worth re-visiting. Click through to see Uncle Jesse’s island concert, as well as the TV-vacations so random we swore they were conjured by the imaginations of our younger selves, until we did some fact-checking and discovered that yep, they all happened. Got a favorite you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments! … Read More
1. Soon-to-be retired filmmaker Steven Soderbergh wasted no time lining up a replacement project for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; Vulture reports that he plans to shoot The Bitter Pill, a pharmapsychology thriller, in the brief window he has before beginning work on his final project, a Liberace biopic called Behind the Candelabra.