For those who didn’t catch HBO’s new series Flight of the Conchords on Sunday, you can watch the whole premiere here. Act soon, since HBO will take the video down after a week or so. The show is weirdly charming, kind of like Napoleon Dynamite meets Extras meets, well, New Zealand. (But with music.) Below, you can watch one of their songs from the first episode, cheerfully entitled The Humans Are Dead.
The guy on the left has an indie film coming out called Eagle vs. Shark, which looks even more Napoleon Dynamite-y. Check out the trailer here.
Michael Cera (Arrested Development) gets hilarious behind the scenes of Knocked Up. He’s also in the hilarious-looking Super Bad, out later this year.
After today’s awful Veronica Mars news, I needed a little cheering up. The Cold Stone ice cream helped, but the below video really did the trick. The setup: comic Zach Galifianakis goes to a taping of Ellen.
NBC’s late night singing ghost, Artie Kendall, popped up on YouTube yesterday:
Best Conan O’Brien skit ever! More Artie Kendall lyrics and links here.
I’ve got lots of love for Rob Huebel (Inconsiderate Cellphone Man!), so I don’t know how I missed that he got his own show — Human Giant on MTV. Here’s one of the sketches, mocking Criss Angel Mindfreak:
Ever watch those clips of Lily Tomlin and David O. Russell screaming at each other on the set of I Heart Huckabees? Pretty sweet, I know.
Anyway, I’m pretty gullible, so at first I thought this video of Paul Rudd and Michael Showalter was real. I should’ve been more savvy: for one thing, it’s the second Lily Tomlin clip almost verbatim, for another, like Paul Rudd’s really gonna do television now that his Will Ferrell-sidekick career has kicked into overdrive. Still, Paul Rudd’s such a good actor … I didn’t figure it out until Showalter started talking.
This is several months old, but I had to share this little piece of local news heaven:
The leprechaun has just replaced “the whistle goes woo!” as my favorite YouTube clip ever.
Arrested Development‘s Michael Cera stays really busy. When he’s not filming one of his many upcoming movies, he and his friend Clark make funny videos and post it on their MySpace page. Now, CBS has offered the boys a development deal to make content for their Innertube web channel.
He’s only EIGHTEEN. He should be out screwing up his life with Lindsay Lohan and the gang, not making business deals! Such a wunderkind.
Or at least, it will be. On November 30th, NBC is redoing their Thursday lineup to look a little something like this:
8:00 pm — My Name Is Earl
8:30 pm — The Office
9:00 pm — Scrubs
9:30 pm — 30 Rock
I’m glad that they’re continuing to give 30 Rock a chance, because I really think that show has room to grow.
Mark your calendars!
I just caught Friday’s Battlestar Galactica episode, and all I can say is: whoa. Wait, I have another thing to say: President Roslin was an IDIOT for not killing that baby when she had the chance. It sounds pretty heartless, but it’s true.
If Cylons ever invaded The Office, it would probably look a little something like this:
Remember the ok go video for “A Million Ways”? Well, the boys are dancing again, this time on treadmills:
The U.S. version of The Office actually turned out to be pretty good … but there’s no beating the U.K. version. Incredibly, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have revived David Brent (the U.K.’s Michael Scott) for a couple of hilarious Microsoft training videos (total oxymoron, I know). Watch here. I guess it’s kind of selling out, but man, I bet they got paid so much for doing these. Everybody’s gotta eat!
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (run by Dave Eggers) is pretty hilarious, and I recommend it. My favorite recurring column there, by far, is The 4-Year-Old, who goes to work, goes on blind dates, and goes to anger management.
Anyway, the latest one is The 4-Year-Old Is Busted for DUI, and I think all those who find this site by searching “Mel Gibson jokes” will appreciate it.
By the way, this is my favorite Mel Gibson prank so far.
This whole “downloading TV on iTunes” thing is pretty trendy, and I’ll admit, pretty sweet. Remember last week, when everyone was all hyped up about the never-aired Aquaman pilot? That was an exciting time. Here’s the thing, though: we have not fully tapped the TV-on-iTunes potential. For one thing, Veronica Mars isn’t available. For another, if we’d ALREADY reached the TV-on-iTunes zenith, we’d be able to download what would have been the best show of 1999, had it ever aired … I now present Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson, with introduction by Ben Stiller:
Incredible, right? I guess there’s no point in wishing that this show will be revived, but at least put it on iTunes! And Mr. Stiller, I’d definitely pay my hard-earned money to see Heat Vision and Jack: The Movie. I’m just sayin’.
Hey hey hey, it’s the weekend! If Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson have taught us anything today, it’s to drink responsibly. For more of that (and for a little sneak preview on how I’ll be spending this evening), here’s Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell: