6ABC weatherman Adam Joseph took a break from the doppler radar to tape a segment for FYI Philly at Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride. The piece is more or less a good commercial for the Glen Mills haunted attraction (which I’m told is worth the trip), but the cameraman gets several hilarious shots of Joseph screaming his head off when he goes inside. Check out the video above, which he must have filmed the same time he did this weather segment live from the Bates Motel’s haunted cornfields.
You may remember Bradley Cooper’s passionate Eagles promo video last year that was released just in time for the Eagles vs. Giants matchup in October. “This is more than a mid-season matchup,” he said. “This is a street fight — Wall Street against Broad Street.”
He goes on to rib the New York team a bit, imitating a New York accent and offering advice on how to shut up a smack-talking Giants fan.
This year, he’s been rather quiet when it comes to football promos — until yesterday, when this funny FOX NFL Sunday commercial was released. In it, Cooper is dressed as the Eagles mascot, holding the head of the bird as he says “It’s time to go watch my Philadelphia Eagles.”
He then realizes that “my Eagles don’t play today … and I didn’t bring a change of clothes.” A walk of shame with his feathered tail flopping behind ensues. Check it out above.
The Eagles take on the Giants tonight at Lincoln Financial Field.
We’ve made it no secret that some of us around the Philly Mag office have pretty strong opinions about Christopher Columbus, the 15th-century explorer for whom this very day is named. In an article our news blog re-posted today, writer Michael Coard sounds off about having a whole day dedicated to Columbus, whom he calls a “racist, rapist, robber and genocidal maniac.” (His reasonings here.)
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.
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.
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 »
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.
Drunk History, the Comedy Central series that asks funny people to get drunk and talk about the history of various things, aired its season three premiere last night with an episode devoted to our good neighbor New Jersey.
This year’s VMAs were full of mysteries: Was Kanye serious about running for president? Why was Justin Bieber crying? Did Taylor Swift fart on live TV?!
I wasn’t the only one to hear the strange noise. It came right as she squatted during the introduction of her new “Wildest Dreams” video. Twitter definitely heard it, too:
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.