Have you heard about the latest "free" movie and TV site: hulu.com? Good news: it offers some decent stuff. Bad news, there are commercials.
Why check it out? First, there are the collections. (Click here for the full list.)
There's the Christopher Walken Collection (remember the Continental?) and the Steve Martin Collection (includes the full run of The Jerk, plus several SNL skits), as well as several collections from The Family Guy, the Office, In Living Color, SNL ... you get the idea.
Second, there are the full-feature films.
(Go here for the list.) There are sorta current movies like:
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe
The Simpsons Movie
as well as not so current movies, such as:
The Big Lebowski
The Usual Suspects
No real classic films, though - unless you count The Three Amigos or Planet of the Apes as classics.
And then there are the TV shows (full list is here). They have full episodes of old and new shows, such as:
The Family Guy
Alfred Hitchcock Hour
My Name is Earl
The Rockford Files
No Seinfeld, though. No Star Trek, no Magnum P.I., no Golden Girls or All in the Family or Friends.
But heck. It's new, it's growing, and there's some pretty cool stuff here to check out for free.
New finds for me today included Mrs. Piggle Wiggle - one of my favorite children's books (actually a series) with Jean Stapleton in the starring role, and some great SNL skits -- "Down By the River" is here, some of "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Killer Bees," "Mr. Bill," plus lots of current stuff.
No "More Cowbell," though. At least, I couldn't find it.