'Simpsons,' 'Seinfeld' air bumped shows

TODAY'S TV

February 10, 1994|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Special to The Sun

All things come to those who wait: Specific episodes of "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld," bounced from the schedule a few weeks ago after the earthquake hit California, finally are presented tonight. Their descriptions may evoke feelings of deja vu, but trust me: The first chance to vu these two shows occurs tonight.

* "Mad About You" (8-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Another flashback episode, this one reaching back to the day Paul (Paul Reiser) proposed to Jamie (Helen Hunt). NBC.

* "Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice" (8-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- James Arness, still in the saddle as Matt Dillon, gets on horseback, loads up his new birthday gift (a shotgun) and rides out with Bruce Boxleitner, on the trail of a young boy seeking revenge for his mother's murder. Some of this may not have aged well, but Arness certainly has. CBS.

* "The Simpsons" (8-8:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In a previous episode of "The Simpsons," Homer took a temporary job at Apu's Kwik-E-Mart. In this new episode, he files a complaint about bad merchandise that gets Apu fired, a much more drastic reaction than Homer expected. Fox.

* "Seinfeld" (9-9:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Landing more guest stars than in previous years, "Seinfeld" gets one tonight who enlivens every sitcom on which she appears: Carol Kane. NBC.

"L. A. Law" (10-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- This week the "L. A. Law" cast will have to keep on its toes: Gelsey Kirkland is a guest star. NBC.

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4 * "A Shot in the Dark" (8-10:25 p.m., TNT) -- Mi

chael Richards of "Seinfeld" explains, in a very informal manner, why Peter Sellers' physical pratfalls in this 1964 comedy makes it Richards' vote for this "Our Favorite Movies" showcase.

* "Help!" (10-11:35 p.m., DIS) -- As part of a celebration of the Beatles' invasion of America 30 years ago, the Disney Channel presents "Help!" tonight.

* "Talking Sex: Making Love in the '90s" (11-11:50 p.m., HBO) -- Most of "Talking Sex" is like an episode of "Oprah" or "Real Personal" without the host: a lot of frank talk about how to enliven sex without, or before, actual penetration. About 20 minutes into the program, though, "Talking Sex" contains a fast-paced, upfront lecture by "condomologist" Rob Jiggetts Jr., which some parents might want to tape and show to their post-puberty children.

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