This “parody about nothing” manages to fuse the two unlikely cultural touchstones: the characters from Super Mario and the cast of Seinfeld.
Not only has the animator nailed some of the mannerisms, the casting is spot on. Mario is Jerry. Luigi is Kramer. Toad with glasses is George…
… I was really hoping to see The Princess as Elaine. And who is Newman? Bowser?
My favorite exchange:
“Luigi, why do I have to go?”
“You’re player one.”
*whiney* “But I don’t want to be player one.” *crosses arms*
Who would you cast in Mario Seinfeld? What plots would you like to see? I’d love to see “The Contest” re-made as a competition to see who could avoid using green pipes the longest. (Or maybe playing with their warp whistle.)
You might think it would be easy to do a shot-for-shot remake of a low-production-value 1980′s music video. But admire the care with which this group of Journey fans(?) undertook to re-create the video for “Separate Ways”. Part of the fun is watching the split-screen for what is exaggerated in the comedic version… or, often as not, not exaggerated.
My favorite moment might be the vertical playing of the keyboard, which is somehow attached to a corrugated tin fence. (Huh?)
What’s your favorite moment in this spoof? What other 80′s hair band music videos would you like to see get the remake treatment?
Here it is, the very first video from the Tastes Funny sketch comedy team. It’s an ambitious spoof of the world of Independent film, just in time for today’s opening of the Sundance Film Festival…
Starring: Molly Fite, Dan Banas, Todd McClintock, Samantha McLoughlin & Lucy McLoughlin
Directed by: Chris Punsalan
Written by: Autumn Proemm, Chris Punsalan, John Ott, Molly Fite & Susan Mandel
Photographed by: Chris Punsalan & Stephen Mader
Music by: The Clapping Orphan’s Choir of Detroit (aka Chris Punsalan)
Apparently the Sundance-fatigue is a common sentiment, at least in the halls (do they have halls?) of USA Today.
What indie movie clichés do you think are played out? Leave a comment.
Some intrepid Minnesotans decided to test what happens when you pee outside in sub-zero temperatures. According to their commentary, the temperature the night the video was shot was -17 degrees Fahrenheit, -50 with windchill. These are some brave souls.
And there you have it. Many courageous things have been done in the name of science, but this act of extreme urination takes the prize. I mean, not a Nobel prize or anything. But a lot of wangs will be saved thanks to bar bets that can be settled on YouTube instead of in the freezing, pissing cold.
By now, you are probably familiar with the Volvo ad which features actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, aka JCVD, aka The Muscles from Brussels, doing his trademark splits between two backwards-moving trucks. But in case you’re not, take a quick look:
Okay, got the idea? Well, Artjail VFX out of New York City had the brilliant notion to facemeld Toronto’s cracksmoking mayor Rob Ford over the serene visage of the Belgian action star…
Then, C-Tates, aka Tatum Tot, aka Channing Tatum decided to get into the action…
All in all, I think we’re only at the beginning of parodies of this video. A crossroads, if you will.
Who would you like to see do the splits between moving trucks?
A parody of the film Gravity, co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Shot bandit-style in a real IKEA. All too frighteningly real…
I’ve been lost in just the post-checkout grocery store. I wish I had a George-Clooney-like cool cat to talk me through it. Come to think of it, I wish I always had George Clooney around, even when pooping. He just seems like that cool of a guy.
What do you think of this take on the maze that is an IKEA store? What movie would you pair it with? The Shining? The Abyss? Leave you best IKEA horror story below.
A master class in acting from Captain Picard.
Looks like his camerawoman could use a class in turning the phone.
If you like this, you may also enjoy:
Jandrewedits TNG remixes
The IRS’ horrible Star Trek Parody Video
Star Trek: The Next Generation Explicit Rap
Just as funny and vulgar as the movie!
I wish I spoke Russian, so I could tell if this is a prank or a protest. My guess is it is probably a bit of both. It is not every day when a press conference is interrupted by a dildo drone…
Love the guy at the end who skies up like he’s Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon or something. Get outta my babushka!
There are probably funnier objects you could give flight to, but a floppy pink dildo is among the top of the list, I’m sure. What sort of flying object stunt would you like to see next from these Russian UAV geniuses? I’m voting for a coconut cream-copter. Because, hey, money shot.
[via reader EO]