4th of July Guide for Couch Potatoes

The Day the Earth Stood Still

I know, it’s fucking HOT out there! Why drive through traffic and fight the crowds for a 20-minute fireworks display you can see from your roof? So grill up some dogs or order a pizza and put your feet up. You work hard. You deserve it.

Here are the shows running 4th of July marathons.

Treehouse Masters (6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Animal Planet)
What on Earth? (3 a.m. – 12 a.m., Science Channel)
South Park (6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Comedy Central)
Tosh.0 (3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Comedy Central)
Untold Stories of the E.R. (3 p.m. – 12 a.m., TLC)
Star Trek: Voyager (6 a.m. – 10 a.m., BBC America)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (10 a.m. – 12 a.m., BBC)

What? No Twilight Zone? Don’t worry, seasons 1, 2, 3, and 5 are streaming on Netflix.

Recommendations for patriotic movies after the break

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

 

THE PATRIOT

 

1776 THE MUSICAL (1972)

 

THE SPIRIT OF ’76

 

A FEW GOOD MEN

 

TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE

 

AIR FORCE ONE

 

LINCOLN

 

Here are some scary and patriotic, or at least military-themed films recommended by Dukey Flyswatter.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

 

UNCLE SAM

 

JAWS

 

THE REVENANT (2006)

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

 

INVADERS FROM MARS

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