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There are only three programs you need to be concerned about this week: the return of Lost, the Super Bowl and “Super Tuesday.” Actually … scratch those last two. While watching homoerotic meatbags feel each other up on a football field and viewing ineffectual politicians intellectually masturbate may be of interest to some people, most of us really just want to watch naked Kate, Sawyer and Jack doin’ it doggy-style under a waterfall. HOWEVER! Since it’s unfair to infer that your television tastes mirror mine, I’ll lay out the pluses and minuses of each of these shows and let you come to your own decision. (Psst … don’t watch the Super Bowl or Super Tuesday – they suck.)

Lost (9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, ABC). Plus No. 1: Naked Kate, Sawyer and Jack engage in a steamy bisexual romp. No, they won’t be doing this on the show, but you can find such a scenario on my Lost Fan Fiction Blog. (Look for it on the Internet!) Plus No. 2: Charlie is dead, which is great news for those of us who hated Charlie. You may also recall Charlie’s dying message, which stated that the castaways’ so-called rescuers aren’t who they appear to be. I bet they’re striking writers who refuse to rescue them because it would mean crossing the picket line (and there’s no Starbucks on the island). Plus No. 3: Remember that freaky “flash-forward” sequence where Jack and Kate have somehow made it home and he’s all like, “BOO-HOO-HOO! I’M A BIG, DUMB BABY AND I WANNA GO BACK TO THE ISLAND”? (Not necessarily an exact quote.) See, I’m thinking Jack probably just left his iPhone behind. (Hey, I’d go back, too … those things are hella expensive!!)

As for the minuses? Only one: Lost never comments on how stooped professional football can be.

SUPER BOWL XXXXVCIXVI OR WHATEVER (6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, Fox). Minus No. 1: FOOTBALL IS STOOPID. Minus No. 2: There’s something deafeningly psychotic about a bunch of steroid-addled Cro-Magnons bashing each other’s brains in – and THEN hopping into the shower together! JUST ADMIT YOU’RE IN LOVE, ALREADY!! Minus No. 3: The commercials are stoopid, too. There is one plus to the Super Bowl: The malls are empty.

SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE (10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, all networks). Minus No. 1: Nobody knows what Super Tuesday is, but OK … here’s a (sigh) brief explanation. So far during the presidential primaries, we’ve had to get all excited about states no one gives a crap about – like Iowa, Michigan and New Hampshire (which is only slighter larger than a half-eaten Nestle Crunch bar). However, on Super Tuesday, a POOP-TON of states (including California, Illinois and New York) vote on who they’d like to be their nominee. Which brings me to … Minus No. 3: Because the race is so close in BOTH parties, it is mathematically IMPOSSIBLE for any one candidate to lock up the nomination on Super Tuesday! So why should we watch this at all?

Plus No. 1: There’s no reason to watch this at all. (Well … actually, someone might get drunk and fall down.)

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THIS WEEK ON THE BOOB TOOB

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

9 p.m. ABC LOST

Return! Convinced they’re about to be rescued, the castaways ignore dead Charlie’s warning. (Because nobody liked him anyway.)

10 p.m. ABC ELI STONE

Debut! A d-head lawyer learns he is a modern-day prophet – but is relieved he can still be a d-head.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

9 p.m. USA MONK

Obsessive-compulsive Monk takes up painting and, like other insane artists, is an instant success!

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

8 p.m. ABC WAR OF THE WORLDS

(Movie, 2005) Tom Cruise fights to save the world against an evil alien invasion. (Turns out Scientology wasn’t so great after all.)

8:30 p.m. FOX COPS

It’s the “Stupid Behavior Special Edition” – though I doubt there will be any cops featured here.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

6 p.m. FOX SUPER BOWL

Today is a good day to let the air out of your neighbors’ tires – especially the ones with Hummers.

10 p.m. AMC BREAKING BAD

If you missed the pilot for this awesome show about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher, don’t be a dummy twice!

MONDAY, FEB. 4

8 p.m. NBC AMERICAN GLADIATORS

It’s round one of the semi-finals, and Wolf is sharpening his claws! Ahhh-ROOOOOOO!

8:30 p.m. CBS WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN

Debut! A young man moves into a legendary apartment building populated by crazies (including Jeffrey Tambor and Raquel Welch)!

TUESDAY, FEB. 5

8 p.m. FOX AMERICAN IDOL

Tonight the auditions are in Atlanta – so expect some hillbillies blowing into a jug.

10 p.m. ALL NETS SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE

More like “Super SNOOZE-day Coverage!” HAW!! Did you get what I did right there?

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

8 p.m. CW AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

For those who just like the embarrassing parts, check out this clip show titled, “Favorite Moments”!

9 p.m. FOX THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

In order to win half a mil, a pro football player must truthfully answer whether he is “kinda gay, gay or super gay.”


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