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November 30, 2009 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Why movies cost so much. (MLYT!) Let us pause, in our respective busy days, to celebrate the gag reel. Are you ready? House season 2 and 3 (and bonus valley girl take); Grey's Anatomy seasons 3 and4, Back to the Future, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek (1969), Star Trek (IV), Star Trek (TNG), Star Wars (original), Star Wars ("1"), Star Wars ("2"), Star Wars ("3"), Step Brothers, Men in Black, LOTR, POTC, POTC 2, POTC 3, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Hot Fuzz, Yes Man, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, and many others.
posted by e.e. coli (64 comments total) 188 users marked this as a favorite

 
Goddamn. I've already hit one "must see when I get home" link on MeFi today.
Why must you do this? Why??
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:36 AM on November 30, 2009


oh my god liv tyler stabbed that horse
posted by boo_radley at 9:44 AM on November 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


If you're a Firefly fan, the extended gag reel is a must see. Much longer than the version on the DVDs.
posted by kmz at 9:47 AM on November 30, 2009 [9 favorites]


This is a fail without Cannonball Run, the gold standard of gag reels.
posted by Roman Graves at 9:48 AM on November 30, 2009 [13 favorites]


Not to get all technical on you, but some of those are TV shows.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:50 AM on November 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Zachary Quinto with the Scottish accent FTW.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:52 AM on November 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


related Best Scenes you Never Saw From Sci-Fi Movies. Apparently Han all ready had a girl on the side.
posted by The Whelk at 9:53 AM on November 30, 2009 [6 favorites]


I never realized until the first link: give Jason Mewes a donut, articulation, darker hair and BAM! cortex!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:54 AM on November 30, 2009


I find it oddly compelling that Hugh Laurie bloopers while still in American dialect, not British.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:55 AM on November 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


The real story here is the quietube thingy. That's like a nice pleasant hard rain washing away the filth that is everything around the flash video player on the YouTubes.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:55 AM on November 30, 2009 [7 favorites]


If you're a Firefly fan, the extended gag reel is a must see.

If nothing else, Jayne's rendition of The Hero of Canton is fantastic.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:57 AM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


The big bummer is that the gag reels (or Christmas reels, as the tv people usually shows them at their Christmas parties) we get are almost never the same ones that the cast and crew get. Of course, I can understand them not wanting to put all the lewd stuff out there for kids to watch, because we Must Think Of The Children, but man I'd pay more to get the full-length stuff. Once in a while someone manages to surreptitiously camcorder what's projected onto the screen at wrap parties and it leaks out, but I do wish we could get the whole reels.

I collect gag reels.I have Quantum Leap gag reels someone filmed off of a television set. I have gag reels from stuff I've never seen and have no intention of ever seeing (The Forever Knight gag reel is, next to Firefly, the funniest gag reel I've ever seen, and I've never watched a single episode of the show.). Actors screwing up is never not funny. Sometimes I'll rent a DVD from Netflix just for the gag reel. I hate tv shows and movies who don't include them, because it's almost always for some self-important reason about their "art."

Okay, maybe Schindler's List is allowed the out. BUT NOBODY ELSE.
posted by tzikeh at 10:00 AM on November 30, 2009 [9 favorites]


I find it oddly compelling that Hugh Laurie bloopers while still in American dialect, not British.

I think he deliberately uses the American accent exclusively while on the set, even when they're not shooting, so he doesn't get distracted and forget which accent he's supposed to be using.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:01 AM on November 30, 2009


SmileyChewtrain: I find it oddly compelling that Hugh Laurie bloopers while still in American dialect, not British.

He does not drop the American accent until he goes home at the end of the filming day. Lunch, break, discussion with directors/actors/whatever -- he stays in the accent. He doesn't stay in CHARACTER, but he keeps the accent all day. He says it's less confusing.
posted by tzikeh at 10:02 AM on November 30, 2009


EmpressCallipygos: ARGH JINX
posted by tzikeh at 10:02 AM on November 30, 2009


One of the best gag reels I ever saw was in j-school - one of my professors had a carefully guarded videotape that he'd cobbled together over his years at NBC. It was solid gold, seriously.
posted by jquinby at 10:03 AM on November 30, 2009


There's Judd Apatow footage that even Judd Apatow rejected??
posted by applemeat at 10:14 AM on November 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


Wait. House isn't real?
posted by billysumday at 10:16 AM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


SmileyChewtrain: I find it oddly compelling that Hugh Laurie bloopers while still in American dialect, not British.

I hear bits of the British in some of the bloopers. Anyone else?
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:25 AM on November 30, 2009


Best set of bloopers I ever saw (after Firefly, of course) was a set from the English dubbing of Lupin III. So incredibly NSFW. They never would have made it onto a DVD.
posted by specialagentwebb at 10:28 AM on November 30, 2009


tzikeh: The Forever Knight gag reel is, next to Firefly, the funniest gag reel I've ever seen, and I've never watched a single episode of the show.

I'd never heard of that show, but here is that most excellent gag reel.
posted by e.e. coli at 10:32 AM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Put that on yer perv tape!" - BSG Season 3 gag reel pt1 and pt2.
posted by Iteki at 10:36 AM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


One of my favorite shows on television in the early to mid 80s were those Dick Clark / Ed McMahon specials, "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes." So thanks for this.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:38 AM on November 30, 2009


Ugh, please no more of this quietube bullshit. It makes it impossible to interact with the video, such as downloading it for later (via greasemonkey script), resizing, adding to a playlist, commenting, etc.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:45 AM on November 30, 2009


lol@rhomboid, who can't figure out how to edit the URL in his location bar.

Ya can't please everyone!
posted by e.e. coli at 10:46 AM on November 30, 2009


I thought "POTC" bloopers were going to be Passion of the Christ bloopers and I was ready to laugh.

Not the case.
posted by fuq at 10:49 AM on November 30, 2009 [6 favorites]


And let me second the observation that QuieTube is a God-send.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:50 AM on November 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Fake CG gags with Jar-Jar are kind of weird.
posted by GuyZero at 10:50 AM on November 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Thank you for this. I love gag reels, any and all, for things I have seen and things I haven't seen-- I don't even care.

(I agree that Firefly/Serenity have the funniest gag reels... the first time I heard Nathan Fillion's truly ungodly genius improv, "Kaylee, find the kid who's taking a dirt nap with Baby Jesus," I actually cried laughing.)
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:51 AM on November 30, 2009


e.e. coli: Oh, bummer, that's not even *half* of the FK blooper reel. I might have to upload the rest of it. :D
posted by tzikeh at 10:52 AM on November 30, 2009


There's also a link to the original below each video.
posted by kmz at 10:52 AM on November 30, 2009


Oh, bummer, that's not even *half* of the FK blooper reel. I might have to upload the rest of it. :D

Please do! That was one of my favorite shows growing up. It's still my second favorite vampire detective/cop show.
posted by kmz at 10:58 AM on November 30, 2009


Welp, that was two hours I'll never get back.
posted by pwally at 11:04 AM on November 30, 2009


I love gag reels; this post wins forever, in spite the fact that I am now watching gag reels instead of working. Or maybe it wins because of that fact?
posted by andeles at 11:05 AM on November 30, 2009


I was actually sent by a communist nation to sap the productivity of western capitalist laborers.
posted by e.e. coli at 11:09 AM on November 30, 2009


Seconding "thanks for the quietube thingy" (not that the bloopers weren't nice also)
posted by nonliteral at 11:10 AM on November 30, 2009


Aha, here's the extended version of the Serenity gag reel.
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:11 AM on November 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


I hear bits of the British in some of the bloopers.

A-yup ("The figger is svelte").

You can see less than a minute of the, er, in-house House reel for season five, complete with HL's impression of David Caruso.
posted by thomas j wise at 11:20 AM on November 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


pwally: "Welp, that was two hours I'll never get back."

There's a rebate form you have to fill out. I hope you saved your receipt.
posted by boo_radley at 11:44 AM on November 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


The best thing about this thread is that no one has linked to that old-character-actors-slumming film, Grumpier Old Men.

(For the love of Burgess Meredith, don't click!)
posted by jeffen at 11:46 AM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I watched all the videos in the MeFi pop-up player,and couldn't for the life of me figure out what this "quietube" thing was that everyone was going on about. I mean, I figured it out, but that was a bit surreal for a few moments.

And yes, Jim Carrey outtakes are just as annoying as I had expected.
posted by hippybear at 11:55 AM on November 30, 2009


I remember that Star Trek one going for $20 at a convention in 1990. THANK YOU INTERNET!
posted by furtive at 12:03 PM on November 30, 2009


NO PROBLEM, FURTIVE.
posted by internet at 12:14 PM on November 30, 2009 [19 favorites]


what does it feel like having all that weird porn in you, internet?
posted by boo_radley at 12:31 PM on November 30, 2009


I am for porn.
posted by internet at 12:35 PM on November 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


The kids over at How I Met Your Mother seem like they have a lot of fun doing what they do.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:39 PM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Office looks like it was a bit interesting to shoot too - not so much funny as hurty funny
posted by runincircles at 12:41 PM on November 30, 2009


Gag reel? More like gag reflux, amirite?

Wait, reflu... reflex. Reflex! Shit! I'll do it again.
posted by rusty at 12:46 PM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


That LOTR clip is kinda rare. Jackson compiled gag reels for all the major actors but they never saw the light of day.
posted by Ber at 12:56 PM on November 30, 2009


Although Hugh Laurie does give the British "V" sign when he doesn't manage to catch the skateboard. I guess some things are just too ingrained...
posted by PontifexPrimus at 12:58 PM on November 30, 2009


J.J. Abrams wearing an Infocom t-shirt must surely qualify as some sort of extra hardcore nerd porn.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:06 PM on November 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


I love gag reels. My night is ruined! Well, not *ruined*, but pretty much spoken for now.
posted by absalom at 2:37 PM on November 30, 2009


Some great crack-ups from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report:

Bananas
Britain's Fallen Soldiers
Ted Hitler
Colbert character break compilation
posted by Rhaomi at 3:17 PM on November 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


One of funniest Star Trek TOS bloopers I saw once and haven't been able to find again is where the landing party (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, etc.) is walking carefully through a city with their compact phasers out and ready.

At the point they were supposed to fire in reaction to a threat, suddenly the sound of an electric shaver was heard, so everyone stood up straight and ran them over their chins.
posted by bwg at 3:40 PM on November 30, 2009


Here you go, bwg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T55ZV7BnQPk
posted by obol at 4:34 PM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


> Please do! That was one of my favorite shows growing up. It's still my second favorite vampire detective/cop show

OK, I'll bite (waw-waw): what was the other one? I loved FK as a kid. I'm tempted to look it up on zip.ca, but I don't think it'll have aged well.

I can't see Nigel Bennett without going: "Hey, it's LaCroix!"
posted by Decimask at 7:14 PM on November 30, 2009


I've only heard of it but I'd love to see the reel from a 70's kids show "New Zoo Revue", large big bird style friendly animals had an orgy one day on the set! Well heck, google is you friend!
posted by sammyo at 7:54 PM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Please do! That was one of my favorite shows growing up. It's still my second favorite vampire detective/cop show

OK, I'll bite (waw-waw): what was the other one? I loved FK as a kid. I'm tempted to look it up on zip.ca, but I don't think it'll have aged well.


The hierarchy of vampire detective shows: Angel, followed by Forever Knight, with Moonlight a distant but still respectable third.
posted by kmz at 9:00 PM on November 30, 2009


I always loved the Warner Brothers gag reels with Bogart, Cagney, etc
posted by banishedimmortal at 9:32 PM on November 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks obol, somehow not as funny without the proper soundtrack (also the quality of the one I saw was a lot better).

But that was it!
posted by bwg at 12:34 AM on December 1, 2009


Gag reels are awesome, for sure. But I made the mistake of looking at LOTR first. Call me weird, crazy, perv, whatever, but I find Sam Gamgee hot.
posted by Goofyy at 6:28 AM on December 1, 2009


Well, that sucks; I get teased with Daily Show gag reel clip links, only to find that up in Canuckistan I can only get the last 30 days of episodes.

*weeps*
posted by ChrisR at 7:30 AM on December 1, 2009


Call me weird, crazy, perv, whatever, but I find Sam Gamgee hot.

No, you just have eyes.
posted by The Whelk at 7:36 AM on December 1, 2009


My favorite blooper was from Liar Liar, in which Carrey and the prosecutor are exchanging one-word barbs back and forth, and the prosecutor yells: "OVERACTOR!" Carrey breaks up, then looks at the camera and goes, "Oh no, they've finally found me out ... "
posted by MikeHarris at 7:22 PM on December 3, 2009


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