Over the weekend, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and her comic partner-in-crime Amy Poehler hosted Saturday Night Live, the last episode before the new year. The funny ladies did nearly everything we hoped they’d do. Poehler brought back her Hillary Clinton impersonation, Tina Fey did Sarah Palin and, in one hilarious segment, even let loose her Philly accent.
The folks at NewsBe Funny have, well, funny jobs. All year long, they’re tasked with keeping track of news bloopers happening at stations great and small across the world. At the end of the year, they gift us a one-stop collection of all their favorites so we can cackle our faces off at accidental sexual innuendos said on air, reporters falling flat on their face or anchor people not being able to keep from giggling as they work their way through a segment.
This weekend, they dropped their Best News Bloopers of 2015. It’s a good 15 minutes worth of all that stuff I mentioned and more — including one inclusion from Philly. Around the 5:26-minute mark, just after a live shot on a farm that catches two cows humping in the background, a CBS3 reporter is live from what appears to be a miniature horse farm in Salem, New Jersey. She moves her mic toward a little girl who’s showing off her “micro mini pony” when all of a sudden that horse starts bucking and knocking everyone out of the way. The reporter lets out a blood-curdling “Ahhhh!” and the poor little girl starts crying her eyes out. It’s a mess … and kind of hilarious. Check that out along with all the other LOL-worthy blunders below:
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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.