Things I learned from watching television last week

24: Even when a character played by Eddie Izzard is recast, his spirit lives on in the role

30 Rock: Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin speak pretty good German. Inbreeding jokes never get old.

CSI: Left to his own devices for too long, William Petersen will always grow an unfortunate beard.

Daybreak: Was cancelled way too soon. Be patient, networks!

Heroes: Just get on with it will you. Plus Christopher Eccleston really can act when given a grumpy role to play.

House: Sooner or later, the crankiness of a character needs an explanation. He can’t be cranky for no reason at all.

My Name is Earl: Some Americans actually think the US won the 1812 war.

Red Kryptonite needs to be in every script from now on.

Studio 60: It’s no use applying the rules of reality to anything Aaron Sorkin writes. You just have to sit back and enjoy it.