5. OutKast’s “Hey Ya” – Andre 3000’s lead single from the OutKast twin solo album project Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, “Hey Ya” features poppy ghetto bounce and Andre’s clownish vocals.
4. “Intolerable Cruelty” – The follow-up to the Coen brothers’ understated and underrated “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Intolerable Cruelty” features an all-star cast including George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush and Billy Bob Thornton. The Coens can do no wrong.
3. Michael Ian Black on VH-1’s “I Love the ’70s” – Making VH-1 tolerable again, Black offers up gems like this one about Monty Python: “They were a comedy group from Canada, and they did a nice job. They understood that to be funny you just had to speak with a British accent. (He demonstrates) It’s very funny when I do it. I’m a professional.”
2. Fountains of Wayne – After seven years and three records, the “Stacy’s Mom” band is finally getting the respect and attention they deserve.
1. Major League Baseball playoffs on ESPN and FOX – Now that the pathetic Detroit Tigers’ season is over, it’s time for some good baseball for once. And finally there’s something on TV. Red Sox over Cubs in six.