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Wendell & Vinnie: "Smart Girls & Dumb Guys: Dating Choices"

Wendell & Vinnie: “Smart Girls & Dumb Guys: Dating Choices”

Vinnie hasn’t been making the smartest dating choices.

W&V doesn’t even get advertised anymore

Nothing from the W&V FB page, Nothing from the actors, and of course (like expected) nothing from Nickelodeon. 

Wendell & Vinnie: "Vinnie & The Toad: Thai Food That We Used To Know"

Wendell & Vinnie: “Vinnie & The Toad: Thai Food That We Used To Know”

Vinnie raids his fridge to find snacks for Wendell’s orchestra group.

New episode of Wendell&Vinnie this Sunday @8:30PM according to the Wendell&Vinnie and NickatNite FB accounts.

Facebook Caption:The premiere is tonight!! Tune in, sit back, and relax… Can’t figure out what to snack on during the broadcast tonight at 8/7c on Nickelodeon? Here’s something to help!

Facebook Caption:The premiere is tonight!! Tune in, sit back, and relax…
Can’t figure out what to snack on during the broadcast tonight at 8/7c on Nickelodeon?
Here’s something to help!

Maybe someday, he said, singling Tom Hanks as a role model for his evolution from the comedy of “Bosom Buddies” and “Money Pit” to the drama of “Philadelphia” and beyond.

"That’s not part of me that I have to do something dark to prove to people that I’m an actor. The fuel for me is the laugh," Trainor said. "Maybe later I’ll want to show people the darker side. … But right now, I’m having too much fan making people laugh. And it really makes me feel good."

washingtonexaminer: But does he want to mix it up with weightier projects?

(Source: washingtonexaminer.com)

Nickelodeon posted a game for Wendell&Vinnie(Link in source)
They have the Nick@Nite label this time :)

Nickelodeon posted a game for Wendell&Vinnie(Link in source)

  • They have the Nick@Nite label this time :)

(Source: nick.com)

NYpost TV Review of Wendell&Vinnie (3.5 out of 5)

(Edit: Correction, it received 2.5 out of 4 stars)

No couchin’ it

TV REVIEW

“Wendell & Vinnie”
Premieres Feb. 16 on Nickelodeon

**½

It’s a good bet that when Nickelodeon sends out a cloying press release describing its new sitcom as “hysterical” — and proclaiming its star’s “infectious style of wacky comedy” — the show in question is in big trouble.

But there’s always an exception to the rule.

While “Wendell & Vinnie” isn’t a tour-de-force comic masterpiece, it does boast a likable star in “iCarly” vet Jerry Trainor and a solid supporting cast, headed by Nicole Sullivan (“Mad TV,” “The King of Queens”).

Trainor, in fact, doesn’t stray too far from his role in “iCarly,” where he played Spencer Shay, the man-child older brother and legal guardian to Carly (series star Miranda Cosgrove).

GAME ON: “Wendell & Vinnie” stars (l-r) Nicole Sullivan, Jerry Trainor, Buddy Handleson and Haley Strode.
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GAME ON: “Wendell & Vinnie” stars (l-r) Nicole Sullivan, Jerry Trainor, Buddy Handleson and Haley Strode.

In “Wendell & Vinnie,” he’s Vinnie Bassett, the man-child/legal guardian of his tween-age nephew, Wendell, orphaned after his parents were killed in a car crash (a fact we don’t learn until about halfway through the episode).

There’s something appealingly Will Ferrell-ish in Trainor’s oblivious demeanor — and we know, in a show like this, that there’s a sensitive old-man’s soul lurking beneath his perpetually adolescent facade.

We also know, in a show like this, that if 30-year-old Vinnie is the eternal adolescent — obsessed with loud video games, “Star Wars” memorabilia and the comely new neighbor across-the-hall (Haley Strode) — his young, strangely named nephew, Wendell (Buddy Handleson), has to be a buttoned-up, wise-beyond-his-years nerdy type who keeps Uncle Vinnie in line.

He is, and he does.

(But, really, when’s the last time you met a kid named Wendell?)

Like most of the Nickelodeon shows I’ve seen over the years, “Wendell & Vinnie” is underscored by a hyperactive laugh track, lots of gesticulating and shouting and plenty of pratfalls — all suitable for its target teen audience.

Sullivan turns in her usual solid performance as Vinnie’s snarky-with-a-heart-of-gold older sister, Wilma, and Dan Castellaneta — better known as the voice of Homer Simpson — turns up for a quick hit as Vinnie’s landlord with the smirky surname (Lipshitz).

It’s all very predictable, with a few genuinely funny moments — meaning “Wendell & Vinnie” will probably be a solid for Nickelodeon, which could use some juice in its post-“iCarly” incarnation.

And with Nick rival Disney Channel winning the ratings game at present, “Wendell & Vinnie” has a lot at stake.

But no pressure, guys.

More Wendell&Vinnie press images(4 more to come after)

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New Wendell&Vinnie press images!

(Source: samandcatnews.com)

Haley Strode posted this video of Jerry trying to fly a toy helicopter on the set of Wendell&Vinnie.

Pictures from the set of Wendell&Vinnie thanks to Buddy Handleson

(Follow him on Tumblr @budsterstein)

(Source: instagram.com)

New Wendell&Vinnie bio’s for Wilma and Taryn!

(Source: nickatnite.com)