Posts tagged "parody"

Amy Schumer’s One Direction Parody About Guys Who Love Girls “With No Makeup” Is Flawless

Amy Schumer is a national treasure and a genius at turning my dude pet peeves into hilarious boy band parodies! Check out her tribute to all those annoying songs that champion women feeling beautiful just the way they are — LOL, just kidding, are you reallllllly going to go out of the house like that?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Nothing Says “Bye Bye Bye” Like A Singing And Dancing Flash Mob

Flash mobs — aka huge gatherings of people singing and dancing in unison with the purpose of expressing some intimate sentiment in a public, attention-grabbing way — pretty much jumped the shark when one appeared at the end of that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie, “Friends With Benefits.” But flash mob breakups? Now that’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014

This Parody Of NPR’s “Serial” Podcast Is More Amazing Than Adnan Syed’s Pubescent Mustache*

Okay, first off, are you listening to NPR’s “Serial” podcast? If not, I need you to stop what you’re doing — yes, stop reading this post — and download all seven episodes so far, clear your schedule tomorrow to listen to them all and get with the goddamn program, because it is AMAZING. (In thi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2014

Shop Your Way To A Thigh Gap!

We have comedy team Just Boobs Sketch to thank for this great parody of the extreme measures women are expected to take to adhere to modern beauty standards. As part of the group’s mission to #EndThighGap, the comedy ladies peddle us a fictional pair of jeans that will widen thigh gaps with the help of a woode…

By: Claire Hannum / October 10, 2014

“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Lorde With His New Song & Video For “Foil”

“Weird Al” Yankovic! Still a thing! And he has a new album of relatively funny parody songs called Mandatory Fun. Every day for eight days leading up to the album’s release, Weird Al has been releasing a new music video, and today’s is admittedly not to be missed. “Foil” is a parody of Lorde’s “Royals”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2014

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”

From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.

SIKE!

It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich.

By: Leslie Simon / July 10, 2014

“The Slap” Is The Perfect Cheeky Response To That “First Kiss” Video

Remember that “First Kiss” video that came out a few months ago, that purported to feature 20 strangers kissing for the first time? It was cute, but our awws were cut short when it was revealed the whole thing, while not quite a hoax, featured models and actors and was really an ad for the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch “Cosmos” On Weed

Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2014

Funny Or Die Imagines What Sofia Coppola’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Might Look Like

First of all, Sofia Coppola really is directing a live-action film version of “The Little Mermaid.” Secondly, I don’t think it’s going to be that far off from what this Funny or Die spoof — starring AnnaSofia Robb and Evan Peters — presents. A melancholy hipster romance, set to great music with lots of late-afternoon su…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2014

Watch This: An Infomercial For The Useless Sports Bra Every Big-Boobed Woman Has Already Tried

Most women with big boobs have tried it at one point or another: you get fed up with the complete uselessness of your sports bra, so you just put on another one. And sometimes a third. I remember commiserating with the other big-busted girls in the junior high locker room as we all squeezed our…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 6, 2014

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion’s Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Get ready to bookmark! Yesterday, in a presentation to advertisers, The Onion’s “Jim Haggerty” (an Onion News Network host played by Brad Holbrook) announced that the company was launching a new site called Clickhole, which will put “content and sponsored posts side by side, with barely any distinction between them.” Clearly a parody of click-baiting, time-sucking website…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

Watch This: A Dove Parody Ad That Asks Men To See The “Real Beauty” Of Their Ballsacks

The internet is bursting with parodies of Dove’s Real Beauty ads, and if you ask me, there can never be too many. This one actually came out a year ago, but I just stumbled upon it, and it’s too good not to share. The idea behind it is simple: what if the forensic artist i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 28, 2014

Watch This: A Hilarious (And Painfully Accurate) Parody Of Dove’s “Real Beauty” Ads

Dove has had a few moments of brilliance over the course of its decade-long Real Beauty campaigns — I genuinely enjoyed the “sketches” ad last year, for example — but the entire premise of a company that sells anti-cellulite cream trying to teach women to love themselves exactly as they are has always been problematic.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 22, 2014

“Let It Go(T)” Is The “Frozen”/”Game Of Thrones” Mashup You Didn’t Know You Needed

I have yet to see “Frozen,” but that damn “Let It Go” song is inescapable. I was on the verge of totally hating it, but then I saw this “Game of Thrones”/”Frozen” mashup, with lyrics like “Who’s the hero on this show? / Tyrion? That new guy? Even book readers don’t know,” and I had a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2014

“This Is A Trent Reznor Song” Is An On Point Parody Of Nine Inch Nails

You guys, I love Trent Reznor and am a huuuuuge Nine Inch Nails fan. Like, I have stopped being friends with people because they said something mean about Trent once at a party when they were drunk and “Capital G” started playing on the host’s iPod shuffle. And despite my fierce loyalty for Trent (or…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2014

“First Sniff:” A Parody Of That Strangers Kissing Video, But With Dogs

That very moving video of 20 strangers kissing for the first time turned out to be a clothing ad, and the kissers turned out to actors and models. I can absolutely guarantee that this parody video made by the website Mother London contains no ulterior motives or hidden agendas. “First Sniff” is just 20 dogs,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 13, 2014

“The Worf Of Starfleet” Gives Scorsese The Klingon Treatment

I was pretty entertained by Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but the movie was too long and lacking in any real depth, if you ask me. Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is a crazy, thieving, drug-doing, ethically bankrupt asshole, and not much more, so around the hour and a half mark, I started to get bored…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2014

Gender-Swapping “The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Sure, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on a true story, but imagine if this sleazy, misogynistic tale was actually about a bunch of women pulling the same stunts? Nicole Donadio created this parody trailer that imagines just that and, I gotta admit, I’m keen to see more. Can we get fictional sequel to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2014

“Dunkin Love” Is Proof That Both Beyonce And Donuts Make Everything Better

Okay, internet, you can go home for the day. This flaaaaaawlessssssss “Drunk In Love”/Dunkin Donuts parody video from the Bay Area’s Adrian Anchondo and Reggie D. White has owned this day. OPEN ALLLLL NIGHT! [via Jezebel]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2014
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