has expensive cars to shepherd the successful comedians around in. But Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore get it done
in a 2003 Toyota Echo.
digs up Andy Kaufman's My Dinner With Andre (prev.)
parody, My Breakfast With Blassie
. (57m video) [more inside]
Are you a fan of inventive, black-humored sci-fi/fantasy animation? Desperate to fill the Futurama-shaped hole in your heart? Look no further than Rick and Morty
, the superb new Adult Swim series from animator Justin "Lemongrab" Roiland and Community darling Dan Harmon
. Inspired by a (terrible and very NSFW) Back To The Future knock-off
, the show pairs a naïve young teen (Morty) with his cynical, alcoholic, mad scientist grandfather (Rick), each episode exploring a trope -- dreams, aliens, innerspace, parallel universes, virtual reality -- and turning it inside-out with intricate plotting
, eye-catching art
, and dark, whipsmart humor
(with plenty of improvisation
along the way). A ratings hit
already secured for a second season
, the show returns from an Olympics-induced hiatus tomorrow -- in the meantime, why not sample the six episodes aired so far: Pilot
- Lawnmower Dog
- Anatomy Park
- M. Night Shaym-Aliens!
- Meeseeks and Destroy
- Rick Potion #9
. Want more? Promo/highlight reel
- AV Club reviews
- Rick & Morty ComicCon panel
- Storyboard Test
- Soundtrack samples
- Play the "Rushed Licensed Adventure" point-and-click game
The new TV show "The Samaritans"
is a mockumentary inspired by The Office about the perils – and pleasures – of the “NGO world”. Created by a Kenya-based production company, it chronicles the work of Aid for Aid – an NGO that, in the words of its creator, “does nothing.”
Over at Warscape, some wry advice
for a "development officer of a not-for-profit yearning for a celebrity of your very own" after Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern flubbed her "African adventure,"
mixing up Dakar with Darfur. “We have to break in our new celebrities slowly,” confides Sarah Wilson, a World Vision representative who is chaperoning McGovern on the trip. “There will be lots of breaks so she doesn’t get overloaded.”
) (more previouslier
In this series of ISIS orientation films, Dr. Krieger will be answering frequently asked questions from new team members. Season five of Archer
premieres Monday, January 13th on FX. [more inside]
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
, the legendary sci-fi hospital horror romance drama from the 1980s, is now available in its entirety on Youtube. The timeless tale of hospital doctor/occasional occultist Rick Dagless
and his handsome friend Lucien Sanchez
, the stunning and occasionally psychic Dr. Liz Asher
, and hospital director Thornton Reed
(played memorably by first-time actor and occasional talk-show host
Dean Learner), Darkplace
spawned a number of hit singles, including the rocking ballad I'm a One-Track Lover
and the heartbreaking Skipper's Song
, sung from Rick Dagless to the one-eyed sexual molester that he has adopted as his new son. An episode guide follows: [more inside]
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte & Ed Helms made the new Mumford & Sons video. The results are.....amazing.
Louis C.K. Tells The Classics. [4:08. Maybe NSFW?]
All the classics told in that special Louis C. K. way: Why did the chicken cross the road? Why was six afraid of seven? Knock knock...Interrupting cow! Take my wife, please! What's the difference between Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson?
A snail-based parody of the ubiquitous AWOLNATION song "Sail".
Since it debuted on the blue
in '11 // Epic Rap Battles of History
preppin' // to score itself more than a billion views
// and become TopDog of the pack YouTube
Made by NicePeter
// (two improv comics by Maker
employed) // The series pits icons of legend renowned // in a slick-wit freestyle rap throwdown
With snappier writing, and better FX // online celebs
(and Google Ad checks) // The Epic Rap crew's halfway done with the brew // that is Epic Rap Battles of History Part Deux
The midseason's close? It comes out today. // In one corner: Santa Claus, fresh from his sleigh
And his prophet o' doom? "He ain't Mayan," ERBoH sez.
It's Snoop Dogg -- Snoop Lion -- as mothafuckin' Moses
→ [WHO'S NEXT?]
→ [more inside]
Initiate salutation cascade, star-citizens! Seven years ago tonight, Stephen Colbert introduced Tek Jansen
to the world. Originally a one-off parody of vanity fiction
by media blowhards, the "super-awesome spectacular ultraspy" became the center of a small universe
, and books
, his exploits satirizing awful pulp sci-fi
Mary Sue "Marty Sue"
syndrome, and the cheesy melodrama of 1970s Hanna-Barbera
. Look inside for US/Canadian links to both animated seasons along with other content available on the web. [more inside]
is an ongoing collection of short skits based around classic and contemporary videogames. The collection includes: Mistaken Hero Identities
, Tails Can't Die
, The Diablo Townspeople Should Move
, Noob Saibot is a Noob
, Yoshi Hates Mario
, and many more.
Throughout time immemorial, songs of patriotism, such as Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?
" are a staple of countries at war. Our ballads root for our soldiers to come back safe and sound to families and sweethearts, but who sings the tale about the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
, the autonomous drone that pines for the vending machine it left at home? Only the evil ghost of Johnny Cash does. [more inside]
A Bad Lip Reading (previously
) of Barack Obama [SLYT] "Trick The Bridesmaid
" (SLYT original video
+ [SLYT] Rick Perry
2012 (SLYT original video
) [more inside]
Work It - Ylvis
, a NSFW comedic
music video. [more inside]
As if magicked into existence by wonderful twitter hashtag #hollywoodpostitnotes
: It's When Harry Met Sally 2
, now starring Helen Mirren.
The new The New Pornographers video: Moves
[Written and Directed by Tom Scharpling
], features cameos by all of your favorite alt.comedians (including one of Mefis Own
). [more inside]
During the show's history Mystery Science Theater did many musical bits. Topless Robot recently linked to the "13 best" Mystery Science Theater 3000 songs
. It's not a bad list, although there are some notable exclusions. About those, click through.... [more inside]
“There is one line in ‘Zero Hour!’ where a stewardess says, completely seriously, ‘The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner,’ ” Mr. Abrahams said. “That was the essence of the movie. We just repeated the line. We didn’t have to change a thing.”
(known in Australia as Flying High!
) turns 30 [more inside]
The Miami-Dade County Justice Department presents the 1988 Miami-Dade County Sex Offender Registry performing "The Sex Offender Shuffle"
The many MeFites previously
disappointed by not being able to attend the recent and enticingly promoted
10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos will be delighted to know that a similar opportunity presents itself
. (SLYT - moderately NSFW)
If there's one thing that MeFites are absolutely universal in loving, it's the TV show Mad Men. Right? Right? Well, here's something that even the haters will enjoy : Milk Men - A Mad Men Parody
--it's like listening to Wikipedia on the radio--is also available on the web
(for those of you whose radios do not support multiple-voice broadcasts).
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Literal Version)
). This video has a cracktasticness-surreality quotient that's through the roof. [more inside]
Trailer for Brüno
, the upcoming film by Sacha Baron Cohen, formerly known for his characters Ali G
Cheap, Abundant, Clean.
American presents I Hate Britain Day
. (Just pretend it's yesterday, ok? And ignore the Baywatch chick.) [more inside]
Fuck Planet Earth.
The extreme beauty of the popular Planet Earth series
comes alive with this comedic bit that simply repeats the F-bomb to great effect. [more inside]
's Star Stories!
exposes the truths behind the rising & falling of some of your favo(u)rite celebrities: Madonna
, Simon Cowell
, Britney Spears
, George Michaels
, Tom Cruise
, Catherine Zeta Jones
, Posh and Becks
, and Take That
. Partial episodes: Brad
and Jude Law. Occasionally NSFW (language/simulated sex)
Star Trek vs. Batman Christopher Allen
brings two icons of Sixties television together in a three-part, 51-minute epic
, Part 2
and Part 3
at Google Video. MPEG downloads and audio interviews at RASCO Motion Pictures site
What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman
. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years. Don't miss his Love Song to Dick Cheney
Look Around You is an insanely funny BBC parody of 1970's educational programs filled with pure nonsensical lies clothed as facts & pitch perfect mimicry of the style of governmental approved childrens education television. Each of the entire first season's worth of 8 10-minute episodes can be viewed here
and is highly recommended.