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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 10/23/2006

Comment Box: Name Games, 'Lost' Musings and Captain 20

By Liz Kelly

"Hollyweird"? Did you steal that from MSNBC's Joe Scarborough? ;) -- Phil comments on Hollyweird: Jay-Z's Bud, Borat vs. Gypsies and Liza & David

Actually, Phil, thanks for asking. This gives me a chance to geek out on my corny propensity for using lame pop culture references for headlines. I borrowed "Hollyweird" from the name of hair band Poison's 2002 attempted comeback album -- chock full of subtly-named songs like "Stupid, Stoned & Dumb" and "Get Ya Some." Hollyweird, incidentally, is also used by a Poison tribute band, coming soon to Bound Brook, N.J. and Woodbridge, Va.! It was also the title of a short-lived 1998 TV show developed for Fox, starring no one of note, but created by one Shaun Cassidy.

In this instance, I orignally wanted to go with "Hollywood Babylon" -- title of a legendary book by Kenneth Anger and the name of a song from one of my favorite high school era bands, The Misfits. Alas, it just wasn't the right fit for this feature. I'll save it, along with "Faster Pussycat. Kill! Kill!" for some as yet unwritten future posting.

Am I the only "Lost" fan who likes Charlie? -- Erica comments on 'Lost': Episode 3 Dueling Analyses

Erica, Charlie hasn't done himself any favors on the show likely to win over the hearts of his fellow castaways or we couch potatoes along for the ride. Although he started out as a somewhat lovable junkie, his character has since lied, kidnapped a baby, dragged Sun into the woods and blamed it on the Others and generally become a sarcastic twit with an unhealthy fixation on Claire.

Still, I doubt you're the only one who likes him.

Let me explain why I'm so sure. See, Charlie is portrayed by actor Dominic Monaghan who, in real life, is dating co-star Evangeline Lilly (Kate). I'm pretty sure that means Evangeline probably likes Charlie, too. After all, it'd be kind of bad form to dislike the character portrayed by one's main squeeze. So, I can state with absolute confidence that Evangeline Lilly is a fan who likes Charlie.

Okay, even I want to strangle myself for this one.

I watched "Lost" again last night on www.abc.com and it only had three or four 30 second commercials. It was a great way to watch "Lost" since you could move the sc[r]oll bar back to replay something you missed. In all it lasted about 45 minutes. Of course it is not available until the day after it is aired, but still a good way to see it again or if you missed something. And you can see any past episode I think. -- Sully on 'Lost': Episode 3 Dueling Analyses

Although the above reads like an ABC press release, I think it's important to pass along for anyone else who -- like me -- is getting increasingly put off by the frequency of commercial breaks during the live broadcast. Watching online may be a good way to avoid the annoyance without having to wait for the DVD release about a year from now.

Everybody had Ultraman and Johnny Quest. But does anybody else remember Captain 20? I'll never shake the image of him lying on a desk covered with something non-desk to make it look like he was flying. I did that all the time on the coffee table with, like, a towel for a cape! -- Another Liz comments on Nobody Bothers Me, Either

Another Liz, you might want to go back and read the transcript of Captain 20's (aka Gore De Vol and Dick Dyszel) 2005 chat with washingtonpost.com readers.

By Liz Kelly  | October 23, 2006; 10:48 AM ET
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