Sunday, April 24, 2005

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    On CBS, "JAG" ties up some loose ends as the series winds down, and Lucy Lawless battles "Locusts." Fox gets real with "Marriage 911," and Ryan Seacrest tunes in to pop music. Comedian Ron White gets his own special on WB. FDR's struggle with polio is dramatized on HBO, while Science Channel tracks a perfect bridge. The rocky political career of Henry A. Wallace and "Cooking Under Fire" are featured on WETA. And do you catch all those oh-so-clever inside jokes on TV? Take our quiz and see.

Whipping Up A Star Chef From Scratch
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    'Cooking Under Fire'
Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on WETA

On Cable
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Sunday at 8 p.m. on Travel Channel

Carrey's Curious Count
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    'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" follows the three Baudelaire orphans through the trials that follow their parents' deaths. Though the movie boasts a large cast with some impressive names, it really has two stars: Jim Carrey, who plays the orphans' scheming guardian, Count Olaf, and the art direction that so effectively depicts the orphans' dreary world.

What's So Funny?
With Inside Jokes, Playful Writers Connect With Their Savviest Viewers
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   It used to be that TV guffaws were punctuated by the sound of a grating laugh track and pointed pause. But with a wink-wink and a nudge-nudge, inside jokes -- those covert chuckles typically shared among friends -- have invaded the television world.

Are You In On the Joke?
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   Or are you hopelessly out of the loop? Discover the extent of your insider TV knowledge with this quiz. Once you've made your guesses, check your answers below. (For an online version of this quiz, visit

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