If you grew up watching “Sesame Street” — uh, who didn’t? — I’ve got the documentary for you. “Being Elmo” is about Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo, arguably one of the most popular “Sesame Street” Muppets of all time. Clash aspired to work for Jim Henson since he was a kid, even making his own puppets in high school. This is the story of how he made that dream come true. I was never the biggest Elmo fan (Grover was my man!) but it is undeniable how popular the character is with children; he embodies, as Kevin says, “pure love.” “Being Elmo” hits theaters on Oct. 21. [Being Elmo]
Remember that K-Y Intense commercial about a lesbian couple? I love this NSFW spoof about Lip Labs, a beer- or jalapeno-scented vaginal wipe product for your ladybits to get rid of “that vagina smell.” Um, please don’t give Summer’s Eve any ideas. [Hello Giggles]
My first thought when I saw this adorable video of a little boy watching “The Empire Strikes Back” and learning that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s dad: Is this an old home movie of John DeVore as a kid? Alas, it is not, but it might as well be. Looks kind of like him and I’m pretty sure John felt just as shocked. [i09]
There have been some good “Saturday Night Live” hosts (Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm) and some bad (January Jones). There have been far too many mediocre hosts to count. But count Melissa McCarthy among the rare celebrity hosts (like Justin Timberlake) that can actually hold her own among, and at times outshine, the show’s cast. As the host of SNL’s second show of the season, McCarthy nailed each and every sketch, from her opening monologue (above) which saw her “dancing” alongside “Bridesmaids” co-stars Kristin Wiig, to a skit in which she played a desperate-to-please taste tester at a focus group. Check out some of our favorite moments in the video clips above and then cross your fingers that she ends up hosting again, sooner rather than later!
Alfred David, better known by the people of Brussels as “Monsieur Pingouin,” claims to share a special telepathic connection with the birds. Penguin Man waddles like a penguin (because of an old hip injury), talks like a penguin, dresses like a penguin, eats like a penguin, and actually believes he is, in fact, a penguin. Okay, I know he’s a little bit old for me, and our house would smell like fish, and be packed with the penguin memorabilia he’s been collecting for the last 40 years, but these are things we can work around. Also, as Jessica reminded me, penguins make great fathers. Did you see “March of the Penguins”? [Oddity Central]
Oh hai. Have you cried yet today? That’s all going to change when you watch this video of a 29-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time thanks to a hearing implant. Grab a tissue … no, grab two. [YouTube]