Today’s set of burning questions is brought to you by the letters D and H:
-Desperate Housewives: How will the new computer game work? Will there be a hunky plumber (pictured)? Can players mute the annoyingly pointless voiceover? Will you be able to play a new round more than once every three weeks or so?
-Doogie Howser: Which of Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney-isms from How I Met Your Mother, as deconstructed by EW’s Whitney Pastorek in the current issue, will catch on as a catchphrase? ”Suit up”? ”The re-return”? ”Vomit-free since ‘93”? ”The lemon law”? ”Bustin’ my apple bag?”
-David (Brent) and Homer: Was it me, or did Ricky Gervais’ stint as writer/guest star on Sunday night’s Simpsons disappoint? It seemed like his Office/Extras rhythm of awkward moments followed by long and painful silences didn’t mesh with the usual Simpsons pattern of rapid-fire verbal and sight gags, no?
-Dubious Housekeeping: On Big Love, Bill Paxton runs a successful Home Depot-like home and gardening chain, so why doesn’t his backyard have any sod?
-Double-Crosser or Heroine?: Which one is 24’s Audrey?
-The Death of Hilton-worship: Is the age of celebrity obsession finally over, as Kurt Andersen suggests here?
-Daniel (Craig) Hatas: Are all the nasty rumors we’ve heard from the Casino Royale shoot untrue? (Yes, writes Benjamin Svetkey in the current issue of EW, as he debunks reports that the new James Bond actor can’t drive a stick-shift or got his teeth knocked out during an on-camera fight.) Shouldn’t Craig be given a chance to prove his detractors wrong? Or is PopWatch beating a Dead Horse?