Philly-bred comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim made a nutso Totino’s Pizza Roll commercial called “Pizza Freaks Unite.” The spot is Tim and Eric to the T, rife with cheap graphics. out-of-left-field word association, and characters who toe the line of being just flat out terrifying. It almost looks like a spoof, but Totino’s has it featured front and center on its homepage. Check it out above.
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel aired his annual prank/challenge that asks parents to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy and then film it for the world to see. As always, it’s a hilarious watch, and the reactions run the gamut from pitiful (“That’s okay, we can get more”) to devastating (“Waaaaaahhhhhhh!”) to a little embarrassing (i.e. the girl at 1:05 who throws everything she can get her hands on in the kitchen.)
Today show gal pals Natalie Morales and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager recently took a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind the Walls,” the annual haunted attraction that’s been scaring people shitless for decades.
The whole thing was caught on video and shown on the Today show this morning. The segment starts with a history of Eastern State, which is interesting in its own right, but the real fun starts around the 3-minute mark, when the ladies start meeting the ghouls in “Terror Behind the Walls.” Screams abound! Check out the video above.
YouTube pranksters PrankvsPrank rolled in to Philly this weekend to scare the crap out of some innocent passersby. They set up gruesome homicide scenes all over town—like across from Green Eggs in the Gayborhood and on South Street—and waited for folks to stroll up to find a dead body covered in a sheet. Just before they had time to let it sink in, the body jumps up and, well, you can imagine what happens next. The whole thing was caught on film. Check it out above.
Channing Tatum and Philly-bred DJ Diplo have collaborated on a ridiculous—albeit hilarious–song and video that recalls Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s “Dick in a Box.”
“Dick Graze” is all about dudes greeting each other with a soft pat on the groin area—something we absolutely don’t recommend trying at home. Tatum’s 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell also makes what could be an even funnier appearance, introducing the female version of a “Dick Graze,” the “Booby Meeting.” (Definitely don’t try that at home, either).
“I swear Netflix said this was supposed to be funny.”
Recently I was looking for a way to pass a rainy day and turned, as I often do, to Netflix. It then came to my attention that its “Comedy” section includes some questionable choices. You won’t laugh if you select any of these movies, but the fact that Netflix dubs them all comedies is kind of a joke in itself.
You should know the honors if you don’t: CBS usually broadcasts the show during Christmas week, when nothing else is on, and the event pays tribute to America’s greatest living artists. They sit in a box seat with the president and everybody loves them. You get a mix of high-brow culture (Yo-Yo Ma was a recent inductee) with stuff that’s maybe more middlebrow (David Letterman). It’s not the kind of place you typically find song parodies.
But that’s OK, because Weird Al is anything but typical: He’s been doing this stuff almost 40 years: His first song, “Belevedere Cruisin’” — about his family’s beloved car — was played on the great Dr. Demento show in 1976.
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!