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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, July 25, 2002

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"Friends," 7 p.m., NBC. Even in the broadest comedies there are little life lessons. Tonight, "Friends" reminds us to use the Yellow Pages (or other methods) carefully when ordering a stripper for your husband's belated bachelor party so you don't accidentally hire a hooker. The usually meticulous Monica makes that mistake. It's part of a string of funny reruns on NBC.

Of Note

"Ghostbusters II" (1989), 5 p.m., Comedy Central. The original 1984 movie was wonderful; this sequel is, at least, pretty good. Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are back, but the great addition is Peter MacNicol playing an art expert with a tough-to-define accent.

"Nothing in Common" (1986), 5 p.m., ABC Family. Lots of talent combined to make a fairly good father-son drama-comedy. Garry Marshall directed Tom Hanks (shortly before his career soared), Jackie Gleason (in his last role), Sela Ward (in her first notable role) and Eva Marie Saint.

"Metro" (1997), 7 p.m., ABC. In plot this sounds like any action film. A cocky police negotiator ends up in a swooping adventure complete with a runaway cable car. Fortunately two immense talents are involved: Eddie Murphy as the star and Thomas Carter as the director. Carter has also directed "Save the Last Dance" and "Swing Kids" plus many of the great TV pilots starting with "St. Elsewhere" and "Miami Vice."

"Scrubs," 7:30 p.m., NBC. Kelli Williams ("The Practice") has a good guest stint here as a young intern who instantly starts seducing Dr. Cox.