Say what you will about the uneven season of "True Blood," but HBO has been giving the viewers nice little cherries on top for each episode.
Once the final credits roll and the next week's scenes air, the network has added hilarious short videos at the end, playing upon some theme of the show.
Among the best were a music video by Snoop Dogg a few weeks ago, propositioning Stookie Stackhouse to leave Bill for him.
Last night's extra featured a very funny, 1950s-style educational film about what a vampire should do in case a werewolf attacks.
It's always good for the viewer when producers and actors can have a little bit of fun with their series.
Take "Mad Men," for example. I know people like to record shows these days in order to zap through commercials, but those who do are missing out on some fun ads in which two Sterling-Cooper styled ad men, complete with '60s clothes and jargon, attempt to come up with ad campaigns for the products that comprise "Mad Men's" real sponsors. In addition, the producers often give us a trivia fact among the commercials about those sponsors.
Speaking of extras, the new Season 6 DVD set for "Lost" arrives this week. Among the extras that come along with it is a 12-minute video starring Jorge Garcia and Michael Emerson, reprising their roles as Hurley and Ben.
The video shows some of the scenes that took place after Hurley took over the island as the new Jacob, with Ben acting as the new Richard. That and some of the other extras attempt to clear up some of the smaller mysteries of "Lost," such as why there were polar bears on the island.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: Curse you to hell, ABC. With "The Bachelorette" finally done, ABC fills up the two-hour slot with "The Bachelor Pad." It's described as "The Bachelor" meets "Big Brother," in which 19 former "Bachelor" contestants live together in the same house, complete with challenges and date nights. I hope it's a particularly brutal circle of Hell the ABC executive who develops this gets sent to. It's followed by "Dating In The Dark," which kicks off its second season at 10 p.m.
Fox airs the Teen Choice Awards tonight at 8 p.m. I wonder if they come up with the ultimate winner between Team Jacob and Team Edward. Whoever wins, I get the sense we all lose.
On cable, ABC Family has new episodes of "Secret Life of an American Teenager," followed by "Huge," from 8-10 p.m.
TNT airs a new "Closer" at 9 p.m., followed by "Rizzoli & Isles" at 10 p.m.
Finally, if you missed it the first time around, BBC America is re-airing "James May's Toy Stories" tonight at 10 p.m., beginning with the Lego house, which may be the most awesome thing ever built in the history of Western civilization. OK, I'm exaggeriating -- but only just a bit.
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