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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service


"Monty Python's Personal Best," 9 and 10 p.m., PBS; continues March 1 and 8. Comedy has rarely been funnier or sillier than in the British series "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Now we can re-savor that. The five survivors have picked favorite sketches and taped new material to go with them. They've also combined on an hour for the late Graham Chapman. The first hour is from Eric Idle; sketches involve silly Olympics, lumberjacks and a hairdresser expedition to Mount Everest. Then there's the Chapman hour with sketches on Spam, wrestling, Oscar Wilde and mollusks.


"American Idol," 7 p.m., Fox. The 12 guys have their turn tonight. There are poster-worthy guys for teens (Will Makar) and grown-ups (Ace Young). There's a teen crooner (David Radford), a strong country voice (Bucky Covington), a passionate rocker (Chris Daughtry) and more. Viewers vote afterward, as usual; on Thursday, they'll learn which two men and two women (from Tuesday's voting) are out.

"The George Lopez Show," 7 p.m., ABC. Trying to teach his rich niece (Aimee Garcia) about work, George gets her a job at the factory. He soon finds that life is different for the young and beautiful.

"Freddie," 7:30 p.m., ABC. After just getting back together with Denise, Freddie suddenly has Rose's attention.

"Windsor Castle: A Royal Year," 8 p.m., PBS. Scattered through the calendar are grand events at Windsor Castle. This hour captures the traditions and beauty. It starts with the Easter season then has the Order of the Garter ceremony, the Royal Ascot horse race and more.

"Lost," 8 p.m., ABC. Here, yet again, is the show's pilot. This time, it's in its two-hour form, not chopped into two episodes. Viewers don't really need to see it again the pilot has been shown several times and has gotten great ratings. Still, this is beautifully done.

"CSI: NY," 9 p.m., CBS. The owner of a doll hospital has been killed, and is clutching a possible clue.

"Project Jay," 9 p.m., Bravo. When Jay McCarroll won in the "Project Runway" series he was still living and working in his parents' rural Pennsylvania home. He tooled around in an old red truck, wearing clothes that suggested a big-city eccentric. He's now ready to take New York by storm. This fun documentary follows the early months of his fame.