[In this feature, we will periodically check in to see what is up with Topher Grace.]

If you’re unfamiliar with the long-running Videogum column “Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?,” what is wrong with you? Here we are, on our sort of deathbed, and you’re going to insult us by feigning ignorance about one of Gabe’s most beloved columns? Even TOPHER GRACE HIMSELF knows about “Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?”! Rude. In any case, I’ll urge you now to go back and take a look at some of those posts. Certainly not all of them, because, if you don’t remember, which I’m sure you do, they are literally earnest weekly updates on the life of Topher Grace, and there are 1000 of them. (Videogum is and forever will be the best website.) Do click around, though. (And if you end up re-reading all of them, hey, that sounds good too! Live your life.)

I wasn’t planning on writing a new edition of “Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?” because first of all it’s Gabe’s and second of all the column was defunct before I was even born, but, as we know now more than ever, sometimes the universe decides Herself what is best for us. And yesterday the universe decided that literally half an hour after we shared our news with the world, Topher Grace would share some of his own:

And with his announcement of the website cerealprize.com, which will open on THURSDAY, the day before the mud burbles, my grave opens up, and I am lowered into the worm-filled earth, Topher Grace has the last laugh. Enjoy it, old friend, and be careful out there.

And, of course, That ’70s Show remains popular in syndication.

So that’s what’s up with Topher Grace. See you next time, in Heaven. (Or on cerealprize.com.)

Comments (52)
  1. So, all that’s there now is what I believe is Topher Grace saying Dennis Nedry’s infamous disembodied line from Jurassic Park. Topher Grace, I like you.

  2. flanny  |   Posted on Feb 4th +24

    I hope it’s a Vine of one of those octopusses that you throw against the wall and then it creeps down, which was my favorite type of cereal prize. (I’m pretending like everything is normal. Everything is normal, right?)

  3. Perfect post to start this morning, Kelly.

  4. Are we ever going to find out where he gets his ideas?

  5. This is bumming me out. :(

  6. #kelly4cerealprize #whateverthatevenis

  7. In Topher Grace associate news, Laura Prepon is said to be appearing on “most” of the new season of Orange is the New Black.

  8. artdork  |   Posted on Feb 4th +17

    This day is so confusing! Topher Grace? Carrying on in some semblance of normalcy? All these new Facebook friends I sprouted overnight?

  9. Poor guys lead up tweet got four times the RTs as the actual announcement. Wah wahhhh cerealprize.

    • And about half as many favorites…I can just imagine all of his followers being like “OH MAN THIS COULD BE GOOD….oh…..no, nevermind….”

  10. Topher Grace can’t be cereous.

  11. Maybe it’s because of the snow and the lack of caffeine, but I read Topher Grace as Gopher Grace.

    What’s up with Gopher Grace?

    • Is this what de Blasio is doing instead of responding to my tweets about outlawing Time Warner?!

    • I don’t know what the context was, but I very distinctly remember reading something about a new show someone had made up called “Topher Grace’s Gopher Trace” about finding gophers and that was what solidified the fact that I love this site

      • Gopher Trace could either be a show about people who submit to the Art Instruction Schools or a site that tracks the political contributions made to Fred Grandy. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE TWO!

  12. Is Stereogum going away too?

  13. “Cereal Prize” is an anagram of “Lazier Creep.” WHAT DOES IT MEAN???

    • FOLLOW THE MONEY

      • SPINCANSUCKIT is the only anagram I can see.

        Also if garbage sites with low user/fan interaction get to live and … Buzzfeed, you erode actual writing and journalism one stupid quiz / listicle at a time. I hated you before, but I LOATHE YOU NOW.

  14. I feel like everything we’ve done here has all been leading up to Cereal Prize. Topher Grace has a plan for us all.

  15. What if Videogum was the cork that kept the evil from rushing out into the world?! Like the island in LOST? Remember the cork? What an unsatisfying conclusion to a show that I genuinely loved! Don’t uncork all the evil, Videogum!

  16. I just had to create a user name to log in from my new job. ITS ME ASHLEIGH BYRNE.

  17. Be honest, you had to look up if That 70s Show is still in syndication. It is…. but at 7:00am on ABC Family. But hey, that counts!

  18. Laughed so hard at the perennial closing line for these posts, “And, of course, That ’70s Show remains popular in syndication.” I think this was my favorite videogum feature, and I forgot that line was coming. Also, That ’70s Show is popular (and available in its entirety) on Netflix.

  19. i never got to tell this story because it happened after this column stopped running, but I sat next to Topher Grace on an airplane last year! In coach!

    He was very nice, let me have the window seat, worked on a horror comedy script and watched the movie Finding Nemo. Then he took a nap. So that’s what was up with Topher Grace that one day last year.

    Thanks for your time!

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