Just a spoonful of sugar won’t raise the minimum wage in America, so Mary Poppins has packed her carpet bag and is so flying out of here.
The newest satirical sendup from the ever popular website Funny or Die features Kristen Bell embodying the oh-so-practical Disney nanny expounding on why the federal minimum wage needs to be raised by three dollars. According to Mary, “In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun. You get your paycheck and, SNAP, federal and state income tax, medicare, and social security…why, you’re living below the poverty line!” Mary also claims the current system is “supercalifragilisticexpialibullshit.”
The sketch is “practically perfect in every way,” as Mary Poppins often described herself. Julie Andrews would be proud, as would every musical theater queen who watches it!
You can check out the clip below:
Shower singers, take a seat. This one’s not for you. This is for those of you rocking out in your bedrooms to, I don’t know, Van Halen or something equally anthemic, shredding your air guitars within every inch of your lives. You’ve put on shows in that room that would make rock gods tremble. It’s high time you take a bow.
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New Jersey mother Danielle Davies is so crazy about her former schoolmate Bradley Cooper that she lugs a cardboard cutout with her wherever she goes. Or at least that’s how it seems in her Instagram account, which shows her hanging out with Cardboard Cooper at the beach, in the kitchen, and even buying a bag of litter at the pet store. In fact, just today she posted to photos of her and Cooper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—running up the steps and posing with the Rocky statue.
Crazy-pants? Or just plain hilarious? Check out some of her photos below.
Philly “eight-piece absurdist soul outfit” Johnny Showcase just released the video for its hilarious new tune “Hit It From the Back.” Directed by Adrienne Mackey and channeling one of the sexier Bee Gees’ tunes (without too much of the cheesy falsetto), the video looks like it was shot all around South Philly. Check it out below.
This week marked the tenth anniversary of The Notebook, the film adapted from the Nicholas Sparks book of the same name that has been amping the relationship expectations of high school girls since 2004.
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It’s called It’s Always Sunny in Moscow and, as this Philadelphia Reddit feed points out, it’s set in a bar called “Philadelphia.”
Here are some clips, with translations courtesy of Reddit user DrJigsaw:
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Yesterday, when posting a video of Philly comedian Kevin Hart riding a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, writer Victor Fiorillo made a suggestion: “Let’s get Questlove and Fallon to ride the vomit-inducing Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Great Adventure.”
This morning he gets his wish. Well sort of. Questlove and The Roots took their turn on the Universal Studios version of Zumanjaro: Dr. Doom’s Fearfall. And it was captured on tape and shown last night on The Tonight Show. Check out the clip above.
Philly dance company BalletX has put together a hyper-local video to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” that features members of the dance company, and even a few random locals — like a guy in a food truck with particularly good rhythm, and a couple adorable kids break-dancing down at Love Park. The best moment starts at about 1:20, when three of the company dancers do a synchronized dance on the steps of the Bellevue.
Check out the video above. Sure, they’re a little late to the game here, but is it really ever too late to hear this song?
Students from the University of Delaware did a pretty spot-on parody of the Friends intro. They even made it look like it was filmed in the ’90s. The clip comes from The Biweekly Show, which airs on UD’s Student Television Network every Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Check out their Friends intro below.
Came across this funny video on Instagram this morning and had to share. Apparently the Gayborhood was popping last night, as is evidenced by this impromptu street party at what looks to be near 13th and Saint James Street. A car gets stopped in the middle of the street, and before you know it passersby just start twerking all over it. The best part is that the passengers put the thing in park to get out to join them. “Only in Philly,” the camera man says. But I’d like to add that being in gay central probably helps, too.
WARNING: NSFW (there’s a bit of profanity up in there.)