What's this? A positive review of Creature Comforts? You don't say!
"SOME of the best comic acting you'll see all summer will come from the animated clay animals starring in 'Creature Comforts.'
An American version of a British series based in turn on a short film
by Nick Park (the creator of Wallace & Gromit), it puts the
unrehearsed words of ordinary people into the mouths of Plasticine
dogs, cats, horses, pigs, porcupines, monkeys, pandas, crabs, sharks,
roaches and whatever other animals seem appropriate or appropriately
ironic to the subject or voice.
Topics are as varied as health,
lying and sex, and the result is something both witty and complex — a
kind of heightened reality television that, beyond letting you laugh at
the funny juxtapositions and marvel at the animation, focuses your
attention on the voices themselves, and what people have to say, and
how they say it. A reminder that we're all at once individuals and
types, and animals under our clothes."
Squawk Box, and all its varied locations. I don't want to know what actually happens on that show...knowing that it airs on CNBC means it could never meet my expectations. Which I assure you, are great, and involve a remote radio tramsitting station, a bird operating that station, a rainstorm of feathers, and oh yes, squawking.
Truly, the Squawk Box has been the highlight of my late-night channel guide perusing for going on ten years now. Bravo, Squawk-crew.