ICYMI: Friday, August 22

Welcome back to ICYMI! Sorry that this column has been a bit spotty throughout the summer, but I promise now that fall’s here, we’ll be back on track! Let’s get started.

-I’m sure you are aware, as a (semi) functioning member of society, that there is a 12-day, 24-hour Simpsons marathon on FXX of every episode ever (it began yesterday). Vulture has some tips on how to make the most of it.

-Oh, and in case you’re not sufficiently overwhelmed by television options for the next almost two weeks, Comedy Central has uploaded every episode of Broad City onto its website for free, I believe for the next month. Run, don’t walk.

-After a fake teaser was leaked about a month ago (disappointing fans like me everywhere), the first real teaser for American Horror Story: Freak Show is FINALLY here. It tells us nothing, as it should.

-So, the Emmys are coming up on Monday (as if we’ve let you forget that for a second this week), and to promote them, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston starred in a beautifully funny Breaking Bad reunion with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I mean, really. What more could you possibly ask for??

-Speaking of the Emmys, some of the awards were presented at the Creative Arts Emmys last Saturday night, with SNL taking home a handful of trophies (including one for the Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode this past season), and Allison Janney (Masters of Sex), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes slash Suzanne on Orange is the New Black) all receiving EXTREMELY well-deserved guest acting Emmys. I love all three of those people, so congratulations!

-And speaking of Emmy nominees doing other things, Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling will headline an off-Broadway production of Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country,” which will be directed by Dinklage’s wife, Erica Schmidt. The sound you’re hearing right now is the sound of my credit card leaving my wallet.

-And, speaking of celebrities I love, Chris Pratt continued his “best guy ever” tour by visiting a children’s hospital in LA dressed as Star-Lord, his character from Guardians of the Galaxy. Between this, the french-braiding and the Smirnoff Ice-chugging, I think I might be in love.

What a positive ICYMI this week! Well, I’m sure something totally shitty will happen in the world of pop culture before we know it. We’ll be updating this weekend and finishing our Make Your Case series, and extensively covering the Emmys on Monday!

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