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"It's impossible to keep up with them all, and that's a good thing."

"When Words Fail in Movies," "The Elevator," "A Homeless Ghost: The Moving Camera and its Analogies," "A Theory of Film Music" (a reply to the previously posted "The Marvel Symphonic Universe"), "The Revenant by Tarkovsky," "Fritz Lang," "The Dark Knight--Creating the Ultimate Antagonist," "Honolulu Mon Amour," and "Sound Unseen: The Acousmatic Jeanne Dielman" were just a few of the videos selected multiple times as "The Best Video Essays of 2016" (see also 2014 and 2015, previously). But one response chose to honor a series of parodies of the form: Why is Cinema, e.g. "Screenwriters! Do the Best Words Now!"
posted by Wobbuffet on Jan 7, 2017 - 9 comments

So these are basically sarcastic YouTube videos

So this is basically [MLYT]....
Steven UniverseGravity FallsAdventure TimeMiraculous LadybugCowboy BebopOverwatchPokemon [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 26, 2016 - 35 comments

The Adventures of Edward the Less

Back when the Mystery Science Theater guys were still on the Sci-Fi Channel, they made a series of short (very) limited animation cartoons called The Adventures of Edward the Less, a silly Lord of the Rings parody. It seems to have been narrated by the wonderfully-voiced Mike Dodge (RIP). While hard to come by for a while, the whole series is now on YouTube. (Previously) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 20, 2015 - 5 comments


Darth Trump [YouTube] [Auralnauts]
posted by Fizz on Dec 9, 2015 - 19 comments

Grand Theft Arthur

YouTube user Merfish has recreated some popular TV show theme intros in the video game Grand Theft Auto V [NSFW]:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Full House
  • Arthur
  • Family Matters

  • posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 comments

    "Never stop drawing, never stop dreaming."

    There are hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube, but if you ever wanted to learn how to draw some of your favorite characters, like Spongebob Squarepants and Mario, or build a Jurassic fort or a string art sun clock, then Character Corner and Forts and Crafts are places you could go.
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 11, 2015 - 3 comments

    Bid on YOUR waste profile!

    Get ready to have your insides disrupted by SmartPipe, the Venmo of pipes! (adult swim, 11:01)
    posted by The Whelk on May 16, 2015 - 22 comments

    She really is a basic queen, Miss Belle...

    Three years after Beauty and the Beat, Todrick Hall takes Belle to the gayborhood, where she runs into RuPaul, Lance Bass, Frankie Grande, and many others.
    posted by schmod on May 7, 2015 - 7 comments

    Too Many Crooks

    Amid a historically crowded pool of candidates exploring bids in the 2016 presidential elections, one might say that there are..... Too Many Cooks.
    posted by schmod on Mar 20, 2015 - 41 comments

    Cats, jihad, satire!

    A new genre has emerged, the mock jihadi video. This involves short clips with ISIS-ish sound tracks layered on for shocking and/or comic effect. [more inside]
    posted by doctornemo on Feb 24, 2015 - 34 comments

    "Stephen Colbert": Great host? Or *the greatest* host?

    Tonight! He's "a well-meaning, poorly informed, high-status idiot." An it-getter. A knight. A doctor (of fine arts). A Real American Hero. And after tonight, his arched eyebrow of justice will never again grace American television screens in quite the same way. "Stephen Colbert": a brief retrospective. Truthiness - The White House Correspondents' Dinner - Better Know a District - Formidable Opponent - Tek Jansen - Papa Bear - I Am America (And So Can You!) - Americone Dream - The ThreatDown - Late Night Fight! - Testifying to Congress - The Rally to Restore Sanity - Colbert Super PAC - Maurice Sendak - Wheat Thins - Lorna Colbert - Tolkien-off - Ask a Grown Man - The Decree. So much more inside. [more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Dec 18, 2014 - 133 comments

    For just the price of a cup of coffee you can buy a dude a cup of coffee

    Actress and writer Melissa Hunter's Youtube channel is worth a look for her Adult Wednesday Addams series in which the grown-up Addams explores life in contemporary LA. Bonus: 1-800 Adopt A Dude
    posted by The Whelk on Jul 30, 2014 - 9 comments

    Your Lunch Break With Andy

    Dangerous Minds digs up Andy Kaufman's My Dinner With Andre (prev.) parody, My Breakfast With Blassie. (57m video) [more inside]
    posted by carsonb on May 22, 2014 - 17 comments

    We must save Don Draper ...from himself!

    This Quiznos-produced short is the likely the best Mad Men / X-Men crossover you'll see today.
    posted by The Whelk on May 17, 2014 - 40 comments

    Wait, what was that about the Holocaust?

    Back in 08', filmcow.com, the people behind Charlie The Unicorn and other such Internet nonsense, released a darling little video about adorable singing ferrets signing about the things they love, "Make Me Smile!"
    posted by The Whelk on Dec 26, 2013 - 12 comments

    Hey it's Tuesday, again.

    "I don't think you're an angel! I think you're a smelly man in a smelly coat!" A very special Supernatural Christmas parody.
    posted by The Whelk on Dec 10, 2013 - 90 comments

    Thanks, Cinco! ;-)

    The Cinco Family/Corporation is a fictional corporation which spans the television and internet works of comedian Bob Odenkirk. From 2007 to 2010, the comedy television program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, served as an outlet for Cinco Products skits. The commercials and infomercials use green screen and special effects with the intent of mimicking the standard format of infomercials from the late 1980s and early 1990s, often lampooning technology from the same era (such as the Cinco MIDI Organizer). Generally, the goods and services sold by Cinco companies are a bizarre assortment of useless, pointless and/or physically harmful products, at least three of which require the removal of all of the user's teeth. [NSFW] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Dec 7, 2013 - 48 comments

    Go Down With The Ship

    An Icona Pop Parody for the tumblr-reblogging, fanfic-writing, livejournal-updating squeeing fandom masses "I Ship It!"
    posted by The Whelk on Nov 21, 2013 - 25 comments

    Outside of all corporate taxation zones

    Alfonso Cuarón's "IKEA" [more inside]
    posted by zippy on Nov 14, 2013 - 31 comments

    This ain't chemistry. This is Art.

    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]
    posted by Rhaomi on Sep 29, 2013 - 974 comments

    Epic Chick Fight

    Stunt women Jessie Graff and Tree O'Toole recreate an epic live-action version of Family Guy's original epic chicken fight. (SLYT)
    posted by Room 641-A on Aug 16, 2013 - 18 comments


    It's debatable whether the troubled World War Z signals the end of the ongoing zombie craze, but the film that started it all is much more clear: Danny Boyle's bleak, artful cult horror-drama 28 Days Later, which saw its US premiere ten years ago this weekend. From its iconic opening shots of an eerily abandoned London (set to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's brooding post-rock epic "East Hastings") to the frenzied chaos of its climax, Boyle's film -- a dark yet humanist tale of a world eviscerated by a frighteningly contagious epidemic of murderous rage -- reinvented and reinvigorated the genre that Romero built (though many insist its rabid, sprinting berserkers don't really count). And while sequel 28 Weeks Later with its heavyhanded Iraq War allusions failed to live up to the original (despite boasting one of the most viscerally terrifying opening sequences in modern horror), and 28 Months looks increasingly unlikely, there remains a small universe of side content from the film, including music, short films, comics, and inspired-by games. [more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Jun 28, 2013 - 90 comments


    If you were watching late-night television in July 1998 you may have seen the half-hour informercial parody that the Beastie Boys produced to promote their upcoming album, Hello Nasty. The ad features Mike D, MCA , and Ad-Rock taking on roles to shill everything from the services of phone psychics to get-rich-quick scams to a food processor that plays songs from the upcoming LP. (Warning: video auto-loads.) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 22, 2013 - 8 comments

    Traveller's Tales Presents...

    LEGO Breaking Bad: The Video Game
    posted by OverlappingElvis on May 1, 2013 - 17 comments

    "I did it all in one take!"

    For Your Consideration - Anne Hathaway (Emma Fitzpatrick) reminds the Academy to think of her on Oscar night via the magic of song.
    posted by The Whelk on Feb 5, 2013 - 83 comments

    Computer Boy & Abe Forsythe

    Computer Boy! (also available here): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.* It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
    posted by flex on Dec 21, 2012 - 11 comments


    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 and EpicLloyd // (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 WON?][WHO'S NEXT?][more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Dec 10, 2012 - 27 comments

    "it's such a thrill to add a filter, lo-fi, lo-fi"

    Look At This Instagram (Nickelback parody) (video, ~3 min.)
    posted by flex on Dec 5, 2012 - 45 comments

    Selena Kyle? The girl who talks to her cats?

    The fact that many of the actors in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy have previously portrayed high school characters has resulted in an extended trailer mashup resetting the Batman series as a teen comedy.
    posted by The Whelk on Nov 19, 2012 - 41 comments

    The Nation That Stereotypes Together, Stays Together.

    50 State Stereotypes (in 2 minutes)
    posted by The Whelk on Nov 7, 2012 - 84 comments

    What would happen if the various James Bonds fought eaxh other?

    The various James Bonds fight one another
    posted by Seekerofsplendor on Oct 30, 2012 - 61 comments

    Reactions to Gangnam Style

    PSY (Park Jae Sang) is a Korean singer, previously graduating from Boston University and Berklee College of Music. His latest, Gangnam Style, parodies K-pop videos and features several singers from that genre, plus Korean tv stars. Gangnam itself is a wealthy region of Seoul. The lyrics are perhaps standard for pop songs, while reactions to the video [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] show that a visually engaging video and a catchy tune are often fun the world over, irrespective of the language.
    posted by Wordshore on Jul 24, 2012 - 44 comments

    We Don't Pee!

    The Tony Awards' 2012 Opening Number - What If Life Were More Like Theater? - with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Amanda Seyfried, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    posted by The Whelk on Jul 5, 2012 - 60 comments

    Sort This Way

    What's the best way to show your Hufflepuff House pride? Why Lady Gaga parody videos, of course.
    posted by The Whelk on Jul 3, 2012 - 53 comments

    Hey LaWasha, hey LaDrya

    The latest from former American Idol contestant Todrick Hall, Beauty and the Beat brings together a cast of former Idols, YouTube personalities, and Antoine "hide yo kids, hide yo wife" Dodson.
    posted by drlith on Jun 27, 2012 - 14 comments

    Watching You Dance Makes Me Wish For A Nuclear Winter

    Fun With Models Friday: Fallout New Vegas Characters Just Love To Dance.
    posted by The Whelk on May 25, 2012 - 40 comments

    Butt Paper

    Nickstarter - Nick asks you to fund a project, his continued existence.
    posted by The Whelk on Apr 23, 2012 - 25 comments

    Don't You Want Your Big Nice Cake?

    The Nightmare Before Christmas' " This Is Halloween " sung by everyone's favorite turrets and murderous AI in " This Is Aperture "
    posted by The Whelk on Jan 28, 2012 - 13 comments


    The dream of the suburbs is alive... in Vancouver! (just across the river from Portland)
    posted by mathowie on Dec 19, 2011 - 82 comments


    Fishy Fishy, Shrimpy Shrimpy, Taco Ensenada
    Basic fish aint that delish so I don't even bother
    [more inside]
    posted by finite on Aug 26, 2011 - 31 comments

    Applied Narrativium 101

    Plot Device - A man obtains a device that makes life more like the movies (SLVP)
    posted by The Whelk on Jul 12, 2011 - 18 comments

    27 Xs Followed By An L

    Billy puts on some new clothes and looks nice for once. [more inside]
    posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 22, 2011 - 76 comments

    Plus, my competition gets pretty distracted by my cock

    Dildo Sport: the first strap-on athletic accessory that helps you play hard and win big!. SLVimeo; 1.20, NSFW. [more inside]
    posted by bwg on Jun 9, 2011 - 21 comments

    Just one little tweak

    As if magicked into existence by wonderful twitter hashtag #hollywoodpostitnotes: It's When Harry Met Sally 2, now starring Helen Mirren.
    posted by Potomac Avenue on Apr 6, 2011 - 20 comments

    That 80's Show

    Brooklyn natives Atomic Tom cover "Don't You Want Me" in a video filled with celeb cameos and '80's references: Vimeo / Youtube (from the Take Me Home Tonight soundtrack.)
    posted by zarq on Feb 17, 2011 - 30 comments

    Thus did Man become the Architect of his own demise...

    "Welcome to the Zion Archive. You have selected Historical File #12-1: The Second Renaissance." So begins the short film of the same name by Mahiro Maeda [Flash: 1 2 - QuickTime: 1 2] -- a devastating yet beautiful work of animation. Originally produced to explain the backstory behind the Matrix trilogy, Maeda's project ended up telling a story far darker and more affecting than any blockbuster. Using a blend of faux documentary footage and visual metaphor, his serene Instructor relates in biblical tones the saga of Man and Machine, how age-old cruelty and hatred birthed a horrifying, apocalyptic struggle that consumed the world. Packed with striking imagery and historical allusions galore, this dark allegory easily transcends the films it was made for. But while "The Second Renaissance" is arguably the best work to come from the Matrix franchise, it's hardly alone -- it's just one of the projects made for The Animatrix, a collection of nine superb anime films in a wide variety of styles designed to explore the universe and broaden its scope beyond the usual sci-fi action of the movies. Click inside for a guide to these films with links to where they can be watched online, along with a look at The Matrix Comics, a free series of comics, art, and short fiction created for the same purpose by some of the best talent in the business. [more inside]
    posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 54 comments

    This used to be a fortune tellers shop I think that's stupid

    Drag Me To Hell As Remembered By Bunny and Coco Armed with the actual props and actual locations and actual stand-ins, Mefi's own Max Sparber (Astro Zombie) recreates Sam Raimi's spook-machine Drag Me To Hell from memory. [via mefi projects] [more inside]
    posted by The Whelk on Feb 6, 2011 - 28 comments

    "Ohhh, we are gonna get so much crap for that...."

    How it Should Have Ended: Terminator / Star Trek / Aliens / The Empire Strikes Back and more.... Links contain spoilers
    posted by zarq on Feb 5, 2011 - 33 comments

    "Now we will tesser, we will wrinkle again. Do you understand?" "(sigh) Ok. I get it!"

    "A Wrinkle in Time" in 90 Seconds.
    posted by loquacious on Jan 15, 2011 - 81 comments

    Not you.

    Not you. (SLYT)
    posted by mhum on Dec 17, 2010 - 27 comments

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