Posts tagged "spoofs"

Presenting “The Wire: The Musical”!

Oh my god, file this one under “Spoof Videos That I Wish Would Become Real Life” — it’s “The Wire: The Musical,” featuring original cast members  Michael K. Williams as “Omar,” Andre Royo as “Bubbles,” and Sonja Sohn as “Kimma,” singing and dancing about drug dealing, shooting heroin, and busting caps! Seriously, why can’t thi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2012

“Downton Abbey” Gets The Fast Food Treatment With “Downton Arby’s”

Well, this might be the strangest, if not the funniest, “Downton Abbey” spoof. Richard Kind and a host of other semi-recognizable actors star in “Downton Arby’s” about a noble family about to lose their Arby’s franchise. Sybil is still flirting with the help (this time, a curly fry guy), Bates and Anna fall in love…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2012

Emma Stone & Andy Samberg Star In “MLK Day” (No, Not Really)

Emma Stone, Andy Samberg, Nick Cannon, the essence of Hugh Grant in every single movie he has ever made, and “America’s Kidz Got Singing” star Jenna Maroney have a dream. And that dream is that your butt will be in a seat on the opening night of “MLK Day.” It’s a feel-good rom-com about black…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2012

The Muppets Take “The Green Lantern”

 

 

I’m having a hard time staying patient while waiting for the new Muppet movie, which won’t be in theaters until Thanksgiving. So I’m happy that Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and crew have taken to making parodies of the big movies of summer 2011. I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 19, 2011

Katie Couric In “Kate Plus 80″

On Tuesday night, Katie Couric sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about where she’s going from here. She discussed her new talk show but also said that she has a new reality series in the works. “I’m particularly excited about that. That’s what clinched the deal for me,” she said. “Because, you…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 9, 2011

Lindsay Lohan And Eva Longoria Want You To Try Humpilates

While most of Hollywood was feelin’ classy after the Academy Awards, a select group of starlets wasn’t afraid to get crass for the sake of fitness. On “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards,” Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel and Sofia Vergara made a mock infomercial for a new workout craze called Hottie…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

Jimmy Fallon’s “Real Housewives Of Late Night” Is Back For Season Two

It took four years, but I am finally feeling “Real Housewives” fatigue. I couldn’t bring myself to watch Tuesday night’s premiere of “The Real Housewives of Miami” — but, I am very, very excited for Jimmy Fallon’s awesomely well-done spoof series, “The Real Housewives of Late Night,” where he and several of his staff…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

Ain’t Nothin’ But A “Glee” Thang, Baby

Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, and several other familiar “Glee” faces teamed up for this Funny or Die spoof, “Ain’t Nothin’ But A ‘Glee’ Thang.” It’s reasonably funny, though I think it would have packed a lot more punch if Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg had made an appearance (hey, Snoo…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 12, 2011

Fake “Scream 4″ Poster Says There’s Only Room For 5 Pop Divas

At first glance you might think Beyoncé is in “Scream 4” with … Lady Gaga? And Rihanna? And then, whoa, what? Christina Aguilera’s in “Scream 4,” too, and she’s going to die?!?! Then you realize someone is just very good at Photoshop. And there’s only room for five pop divas in 2011, apparently. Watch your…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Elvira Spoofs Christine O’Donnell: “I Am Not A Witch”

Elvira is not a witch. She’s like you! Only Elvira acknowledges she’s got bigger ta-tas. Listen up, Christine O’Donnell: you’re being spoofed by the only Mistress of the Dark. [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2010

“Sesame Street” Spoofs Old Spice Ads

He isn’t as hot as Isaiah Mustafa, but Grover still amuses in this Old Spice ad spoof on “Sesame Street.” How long do you think before media-savvy Isaiah and the people behind his ads get him a guest spot beside those lovable Muppets? [via BuzzFeed]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 11, 2010

Check This Out: Bloomingdale’s Spoof, “Clawmingdale’s”

The iconic Bloomingdale’s sack—you know, the bags that say “Little Brown Bag” or “Medium Brown Bag”—have become such status symbols that the department store has gone so far as to make real, durable totes and purses of the design. Making fun of this style, graffiti-inspired clothing line Claw Money has come up with a collectio…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 22, 2010

If “Eat Pray Love” Were A Zombie Movie

This is probably the only way in hell you could drag your boyfriend to see the chick flick of the summer (which opens today). [BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2010

“Twishite” Or “Twilight”: Which One Will Have You Moaning?

OK, Twilight fans and haters, here is something you can all moan about. The biggest bummer about the series is the lack of hot and steamy sex scenes after hundreds of pages of mushy flirtation. With Stephfordy Mayo’s New Moan, the first book in the Twishite saga, this biting, heh, parody will leave you moaning…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 9, 2010

This “Real Housewives Of New York City” Parody Is Spot-On

This parody of “The Real Housewives of New York City” is worth watching for the (drag) Jill impersonation alone. Seriously, the guy does Jill better than she does herself. Check it out. [via YouTube]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 29, 2010

I Don’t Care, I Want A Shake Weight

I gotta be honest, y’all. I kind of want to try the Shake Weight. Sure, it makes your arms look like they’re giving a fairly vigorous handy, but is that really so embarrassing if you’re doing it in the privacy of your own home while wearing workout clothes? “Saturday Night Live” hilariously spoofed the,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2010

“True Life”: Skinny Jeans Destroyed A Man’s Privates

You have boring spoofs and you have hilarious spoofs. This parody of MTV’s “True Life” series is one of the latter because it hits the ridiculousness of the show right on the nose. Like that kid who was “addicted” to tattoos and had to get one every time he got drunk, the young…

By: Annika Harris / March 27, 2010

Folk Musicians Interpret Old Spice Ad

Emily and Matt are folk singers. They think the Old Spice commercial we’re currently obsessed with — “I’m on a horse!” — is super romantic, so they decided to put it to music (“Annie’s Song” by John Denver, I believe) and sing it. Please, oh please, let this just be the beginning of the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2010

Let’s Hope “The Song I Wish Taylor Swift Would Write” Is The Last Of The Backlash

Taylor Swift backlash: it was inevitable. We here at The Frisky are firmly in the for-cripes-sakes-they’re-just-love-songs-chill-out-everybody camp and we always will be. But as we’ve already seen, more than a few bloggers are angrily typing away, cataloging how Taylor Swift is (and I quote) “a feminist’s worst nightmare.” I’m sorry, but do you people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2010

The Adventures of Balloon Boy: THE SONG!

In the saga of the Balloon Boy, the gift that keeps on giving, here’s a real treat worth unwrapping … or, listening to, as the case may be. I think I’ve just found my next favorite song to work out to. [via Nerve]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 19, 2009
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