The Daily Show Covers Pope-demonium in Philly

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah kicked off its new season Monday night just in time to get in some pope-in-Philly coverage. The show sent correspondent Hasan Minhaj to the streets to “help spread the gospel to the peeps that couldn’t make it.”

In the nearly three-minute report, he stops to jam on the street with a guy trying to sell “Catholic electronic music,” and does some random man-on-the-street interviews with innocent folks who were just there to have a peaceful experience with his Holiness.

When “big daddy finally hit the stage” for the mass, Minhaj wasn’t actually on the Parkway to take in the scene. Looks like he was camped out in front of Broad Street Ministry, watching the ceremony on a Jumbotron. At one point, after he jumped up in excitement, someone from the crowd yelled at him to “sit down, sit down!” Check out the clip below.

WATCH: Tina Fey Put on the Spot to Name 20 Latino Performers

Billy Eichner (aka the guy who screams at people on the street then sticks a mic in their face) recently approached Upper Darby’s Tina Fey in New York to challenge her on the spot to name 20 Latino performers in 60 seconds. The reason? To see if the golden child can actually fail at something.

She gives it a good go, but struggles to get close to 20. She kind of remembers “the woman from Jane the Virgin,” and folks like J.Lo and Marc Anthony, and Freddie Prinze and Freddie Prinze Jr. Surprisingly, she forgets big-namers like Penelope Cruz and Selma Hayek, but hey, being put on the spot is tough for—even if you are Tina Fey. Check out the clip from Billy on the Street above.

Here’s What the New Muppets Show Needs To Do To Survive

A scene from the opening pilot, "Pig Girls Don't Cry."

A scene from the opening pilot, “Pig Girls Don’t Cry.”

Last week, the highly-anticipated new “adult” Muppet show aired during primetime on ABC. I, like many other fans, had super high hopes for what seemed to be a no-holds-barred take on these classic characters.

However, I walked away from the screen feeling very, very underwhelmed and disappointed. Read more »

WATCH: Philly Man Nearly Moons Host on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

South Philly’s Passyunk Post publisher Albert Stumm will appear on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire this week. The episodes air on Thursday, September 24th, and Friday, September 25th, at 1:05 am.

To tease the episode, the show released a two-and-a-half-minute clip, where Stumm is asked this question: “A Texas resident was recently banned from owning which of the these seemingly harmless license plates, because it spells a curse word when turned upside down?”

Naturally, to get the answer right Stumm had to turn upside down to look at the answers, which resulted in him nearly mooning host Chris Harrison—over and over again. It’s pretty hilarious. Check out the full clip above.

Eagles Fan Drops Funny Pope Parody Video

Early this morning, Delaware County’s Alex Dilks Pandola dropped a funny parody video on his YouTube channel turns Lady Gaga’s “Dope” into a song about the pope.

When the video begins, you hear Mayor Nutter’s voice going on about the pope’s visit while Inquirer headlines, like “Philadelphia In a State of Panic As Pope Visit Nears,” flash on the screen. Then Dilks comes out of the house wearing an Eagles Jersey.

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Seth Meyers Disses Philly in Opening Monologue

Late Night host Seth Meyers dropped a meme on his Facebook page yesterday evening in which he takes a jab at Philadelphia:


Har, har, har.

The joke came in the middle of his opening monologue, to a pretty good burst of applause. Philly has always had a reputation for being rough and tumble, which was no doubt highlighted a few weeks ago when hitchBOT was torn to shreds in the streets of Old City. That fact didn’t escape a few commenters on the post, who said things like, “Pretty sure Hitchbot was the one conducting the survey,” and “And left [the person making the survey] for dead in an alley like the hitchhiking robot.”

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WATCH: Short Film Imagines HitchBOT Getting Revenge on Philly

After the unfortunate death and obliteration of HitchBOT in the streets of Philadelphia, YouTube user Boyd Vico put together a funny video in which the HitchBOT family gets revenge on the City of Brotherly Love. In Venge-Bot: Coded to Kill, HitchBOT’s dad goes on a killing rampage, bludgeoning a bunch of dudes trying to imitate the Philly accent.

“Justice is blind, and now so are you,” says the little beep-bopper as he squeezes out one man’s eyes. The bot ain’t playing around. Watch the video above and breathe a little easier that justice was kind of served in this horrible, senseless crime.

(h/t A.V. Club)

Kevin Bacon Campaigns for More Male Nudity in the Movies

In a new video filmed by Mashable, Philly’s Kevin Bacon introduces a tongue-in-cheek (but maybe also a little serious) PSA to bring more full-frontal male nudity to the big screen.

“In so many films and TV shows we see gratuitous female nudity. That’s not okay,” he begins. “It’s not fair to actresses and it’s not fair to actors, because we want to be naked, too. Gentlemen, it’s time to free your bacon. And by bacon, of course, I mean your wiener, your balls, your butt.”

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