's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (June 3)

Summer, summer, summer time! Time to kick back and rewind... the events of the last seven days! Here's what we thought was out of sight and just not right on television this week...


... The return of Childrens Hospital
Complete with the return of Jon Hamm for a quick cameo. Seriously, this 15-minute Adult Swim comedy manages to pack in more laughs than most 30-minute sitcoms.

... Jon Stewart's coverage of Anthony Weiner's package
Weiner, a personal friend of Stewart's, gets no free passes from Jon. The host believes Weiner's innocent, though, because he doesn't remember the congressman's d*ck being that big.

... Pee-wee Herman's Melissa Leo-spoofing Emmys ad
Why yes, Pee-wee, we will consider you. But why are you wearing the same outfit you wear to movie theaters? (Oh come on, it's Friday! We're tryin'! Give us a break!)

... The life of Cody Curtis
The central figure of HBO's How to Die in Oregon, a film-festival favorite about the controversial Death with Dignity Act, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and opted to end her life on her own terms. This amazing woman displayed courage, levelheadedness, and eerie optimism when faced with the greatest decision of her too-short life.

... Nick Offerman made an enormous turkey burger and sliced it with a saw
We'll take all we can get of Ron Swanson and his burger-making skills now that Parks and Rec is over-and-out for the season.


... PBS is going to start airing commercials during it programs
We're all for PBS getting enough funding, but ugh, can't they just host more pledge drives?

... This 14-year-old, Sukanya Roy, knows how to spell 'c-y-m-o-t-r-i-c-h-o-u-s'
Did you watch the National Spelling Bee on Thursday? The word means "having curly hair." And our champ here didn't even need to use a dictinairy! Uh, dictionarey. Wait, how do you spell it again?

... This news clip of Sarah Palin describing Paul Revere
"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed." Palin in 2012, citizens.

... The stars of The Wire visited the Oval Office, but Obama was a no-show
Hey Mr. President! You keep talking about how much you love HBO's The Wire, but you couldn't stop managing the world for a second to meet its cast? Can't preventing global nuclear war and rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters wait a few minutes so you can bump knuckles with Bunk (Wendell Pierce)? Omar gonna run on you, yo.

... There still isn't much new stuff on TV
But at least this year's summer shows are slowly making their debuts!

What made your list of TV loves and hates this week?

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