The 10 Kinds of Television CameosMike Byhoff · 03/22/10 11:45AM
The cameo is one of television's oldest tricks to drum-up interest for a show. But not all cameos are created equal. Inside, a list of the kinds of cameos, why they exist, and just how effective they are.
'Observer' Shock: Some Mormons Pretty Much NormalPareene · 01/09/08 01:41PM
There are Mormons in Manhattan! More than ever before, in fact! And they all make great workers because they're never hungover or pregnant, until they get married, at which point they are always pregnant. One of these Mormons, quoted in today's Observer expose by Doree Shafrir, is, in fact, popular Gawker Commenter Greg. Greg calls some of his fellow Mormon New Yorkers "a little Pollyannaish and a little OCD" and says that while the LDSers avoided Manhattan for many years, things changed "with Friends and Mad About You, all those happy New York TV shows that ruined New York by making it safe for everyone." Ha, we like a Mormon. Also Mormons are surely the only group of people in America who remember—let alone found inspiration from—Mad About You. [NYO]