Alibi V.16 No.6 • Feb 8-14, 2007 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 8

“Survivor: Fiji” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Forget last season’s short-lived race war. This season gets down to the real nitty gritty: full-blown class warfare. Seems that teams will now be split between the winners (living in a luxurious, amenity-filled beachside resort) and the losers (huddling in caves).

Friday 9

“Crank Yankers” (MTV2 ?) When last we left “Crank Yankers” and its celeb-voiced, puppet-portrayed cast of prank phone callers they were over on Comedy Central. For the fourth season, the show has migrated over to prestigious wasteland of MTV2. At least regular castmembers like Jim Florentine and Sarah SIlverman are still in tow.

Saturday 10

Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) Here’s a late-’80s horror movie flashback for you. Technically, this is the fourth Pumpkinhead movie. (Maybe you missed the direct-to-video sequels Blood Wings and Ashes to Ashes.) This new one is from the director of Mansquito. Hey, Lance Henricksen has got to eat too, you know.

“Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You” (KOAT-7 7:30 p.m.) In this new holiday cartoon, the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood are concerned when Christopher Robin sends a Valentine to a girl. ... Listen up, Winnie, Tigger, you too Eeyore: There comes a time when a boy has to stop playing with his Pooh and grow up. It’s called puberty and you’d better get used to it.

Sunday 11

“The 49th Annual Grammy Awards” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) The usual suspects (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, The Dixie Chicks, Christina Aguilera) will all be there. At least we get to see The Police reunite. Add to that Prince’s recent appearance at the Super Bowl, and it’s like 1984 all over again.

“Masterpiece Theater: Dracula” (KNME-5 9 p.m.) Marc Warren (“Band of Brothers”) and Sophia Myles (Art School Confidential) stars in this dark and sexy adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror tale. Of course, it’s PBS, so it’s not that sexy.

Monday 12

“The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” (USA 7 p.m.) Can you believe this is the 131st annual WKC Dog Show? That’s 917 in dog years!

Tuesday 13

“Fashion Police: The 2007 Grammy Awards” (E! 7 p.m.) The Academy Awards have gotten too dignified and fashion-conscious to properly insult. The Grammys, however, are full of nutty, possibly strung-out rock stars. Hopefully, there will be plenty of fashion disasters to gossip about this year.

Wednesday 14

“Jericho: Return to Jericho” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Missed the first 11 episodes of CBS’ post-nuke drama? No problem. Here’s a one-hour recap to get you up to speed.

“The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (History 7 p.m.) Here are three things you can bet on for Valentine’s Day: Whitman’s will sell a whole lot of chocolate hearts; the flower store will be out of roses; History Channel will rerun this documentary about the notorious 1927 Mob massacre in Chicago for the umpteeth time.