In a January Two and a Half Men, Carl Reiner proposed to Holland Taylor, then they had a bachelor party with guests Tim Conway, Garry Marshall and Steve Lawrence. Right now, I'm not finding a party clip, but it was a little reminiscent of Charlie's support group from 2004.

I'm going to guess that I wasn't the only one who spotted the similarity because one of Steve Lawrence's jokes during the wedding scene (below) looked like a callback to an exchange between Sean Penn and Harry Dean Stanton at the beginning of this "support group" clip.

Rules of Engagement did one hundred episodes. I'm sure as most people clicked past, they thought of it as that show with "Puddy" or as the one with David Spade. Of course it also enjoyed some good, memorable recurring guests, especially toward the end with Sara Rue and Wendi McLendon-Covey (now the mother on The Goldbergs), but who thought the dumb, vain fiancé would be almost unrecognizable as the "evil" record company executive on Nashville? And better yet, who knew that Oliver Hudson was another of Goldie's kids?

Speaking of Nashville... I like the way they pay homage to the Opry. Of course the show is filmed in town and keeping the "Mother Church" happy probably helps with getting guest stars, but it's still nice to see and I'm sure they appreciate the extra lease.


Also, I have to say that with his role on Nashville, Jonathon Jackson is becoming more than "Lucky Spencer" in my mind. Though I'm not sure if it's ironic or if his involvement could be indicative of where they're going with the "Juliette Barnes curses God" storyline.

One of the things which has always colored my view of Jonathon Jackson was how much he thanked his God and his church through all of his Daytime Emmy wins. I pretty much quit watching General Hospital after 9/11, though I'll still glance at it once or twice a year. I also wasn't a big fan of what they did with his character, but the return of "Luke" and "Laura" is still one of my faves and Jackson was a big part of it. The importance he put on religion took me by surprise, especially as it seemed to grow with his success over the years.

For those who make it to the end of the clip, here's the Wikipedia entry for Mount Athos.