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  • Watch The Ninja Turtles Scar These Kids For Life [Video]

    So of you younger folks may not remember, but in the early days of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show career, long before she interviewed a hysterical Tom Cruise or gave away cars to everyone in the audience, she was just as inane and trashy as any other talk show host. To compete with the Neo-Nazi hookers on Sally Jesse Raphael, Oprah needed guests just as gimmicky, so when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the road on their “Coming Out Of Their Shells” tour, they were the perfect guests. And naturally, the questions would lead to the possibility of sexual relations between April and her turtle buds. Oh yeah, and there were kids in the audience who were suddenly forced to grow up way too soon. For shame, Oprah.

  • Michael Che Joins ‘SNL Weekend Update’ as First Black Co-Anchor

    This season will be nothing short of a historic one for the cast of Saturday Night Live, acquiring Michael Che from the Daily show and throwing him front and center, behind the Weekend Update desk along side Colin Jost. The former Daily Show correspondent will be the first African-American cast member to be a Weekend Update anchor and also the first co-anchor to be part of a two man duo. Cecily Strong, the glue of Weekend Update over the past two seasons will be stepping down upon her own request in order to appear in more sketches. i wanna thank Jon & the entire @TheDailyShow staff for letting me do this. i had a FANTASTIC time there. 1st class all the way — Michael Che (@CheThinks) September 12, 2014 SNL creator, Lorne Michaels told the New York Times Che is “a strong writer,” and “really funny.” Che is a native New Yorker started performing stand up in 2009, then began writing for SNL in 2013, and joined the “Daily Show” cast this year. Streeter Seidell from College Humor was also added to the list of new writers this season. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on more »

  • Ferris Bueller And Other Movies Recreated With LEGO [11 Photos]

    Each year, a group of Swedish LEGO enthusiasts called Swebrick hold a design contest. Each year has a different theme and this year’s was movie or television vehicles. The winner of this year’s competition was Etzel, who recreated the iconic 1961 Ferrari GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off complete with bewildered Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron staring in disbelief as the car flies out the window. It’s pretty impressive and definitely deserved to win, but check out some of the other entries below, too.

  • 14 Photos from the Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover Episode

    Mark your calendars, Sept. 28th will be a night of anticipation, confusion and hysteria, when the Griffins of Quahog find themselves amongst yellow beings of Springfield. It looks as the Peter and his family befriend Homer and his family, at least until a wrench is thrown in the gears and sets the families off against each other. Lisa befriends Meg and try and land on something Meg is good at, Obviously Marge and Louis hit it off, Stewie takes a serious liking to Bart, Maggie and Chris share a few interests, Brian and Santa’s lil’ helper couldn’t be farther from friends and Homer and Peter hit it off, until they scuffle over beer choices. Not much else is known about the episode, but we can expect enough satire to make Seth McFarlane’s head implode. Images via: Mashable

  • Your Favorite Musicians Are Being Turned Into Simpsons Figurines

    You would think that people would be sick of The Simpsons after the 12-day marathon, but let’s face it, we all watched it and loved every minute of it. If anything, the 25th anniversary celebration has renewed interest in the series that most of us grew up and began to neglect years ago. While our short-attention spans are focused on Springfield, a special series of toys (or action figures for you Comic Book Guy-types) will be released featuring yellow, four-fingered versions of popular guest stars over the years, including many musicians. Check out some of the Simpson-ized celebs below and get them while you can at Toys”R”Us. Looking at these figures, all I can think is how unfortunate it is that Bill Berry left REM before he could be immortalized in cartoon and toy form.

  • Game of Thrones Title Sequence As A 60s TV Show [Video]

    Back in April, YouTube darlings (and all-around incredible performers) Postmodern Jukebox teamed up with sax player Dave Koz to record the “game of Thrones” theme as a smooth, west coast cool jazz song. The result was a hep chart that would make Paul Desmond proud, but it was missing an appropriate title sequence. That time has now arrived. Fix yourself a Manhattan and check out this GOT intro that will have you yearning for the days when you could refer to a woman as a tomato and people would know what the hell you meant by it.

  • THE MAJOR CHARACTERS AND THEMES OF EVERY SIMPSONS EPISODE [Infographic]

    If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 9 days, chances are you’ve watched a few (hundred) episodes of The Simpsons. After a few days of binging, you probably noticed how certain themes repeat themselves every few seasons. Beutler Ink decided to graph how often a “Sideshow Bob” or “Simpsons on the Go” themed episode occur and presented their findings in this oddly captivating infographic. If you’re a Simpsons snob, you may have some issues with how the themes of the episodes were decided, but there’s a thorough description of the process at The Ink Tank.

  • 21 GIFs To Remember Kari Byron

    When “MythBusters” premiered in 2003, it was like nothing on TV. The science shows we had watched as kids, like “Mr. Wizard’s World,” “Beakman’s World,” and “Billy Nye The Science Guy,” had finally grown up. Gone were the acid-base volcanoes, replaced with exploding toilets and guns that shot frozen chickens. It was the beginning of the movement that turned science into something we all fucking love. We didn’t think it could get any better. Then it did. Season 2 introduced the build team of builder Tory Bellecci, metal-worker Scottie Chapman, and, most importantly, artist Kari Byron. This team would also perform outrageous experiments, made all the better with the inclusion of a plucky redhead. Sex appeal knows no bounds, not even in the lab, and Kari attracted even more attention to the hit show. She was smart, funny, and looked good firing a gun. Nerds the world over were smitten. Alas, nothing lasts forever. Yesterday it was announced that Tory, Grant (who replaced Scottie in the third season), and even our beloved Kari would not be returning to the show. “MythBusters” were going in a “new direction.” We’re sure Kari and the rest of the build team will find success, more »

  • #TBT Saturday Morning In 1994

    Now that you’re all grown up, Saturday mornings no longer exist to you. Chances are you don’t even wake up until Saturday afternoon, lest you begin to suffer a hangover caused by Friday night’s debauchery. Or maybe you don’t have weekends off and Saturday morning is just as depressingly boring as any weekday morning. But think back to when you were a kid. Saturday mornings were the greatest! You would wake up late, knowing you didn’t have to go to school, then sit in front of the TV all morning until the clock struck 12 and boring local news would come on. Then it was time to get on your bike and go to Blockbuster to rent a VHS or SNES game so you could return to your spot in front of the TV and bask in it’s CRT glow for the rest of the weekend. Many of us had cable in those days, but most cable stations ran infomercials all morning, so your choices were the 4 networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. NBC would show Saved by the Bell and similar knock-offs like Hang Time. CBS had a bunch of Disney cartoons. ABC had an ever changing rotation of throwaways more »

  • Watch The First Teaser for ‘Breaking Bad’ Spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’

    Last night, AMC gave us a little taste of Saul. During AMC’s Breaking Bad marathon which showed over the weekend the 9-second teaser aired. The new Breaking Bad spinoff is set to air February 2015 and will star Saul Goodman under the name James M. McGill, an Irish identity he used before switching to the infamous lawyer we all fell in love with during the Breaking Bad franchise. The ethically ambiguous Goodman teases a client with this quote before AMC headlines take over, “Lawyers. We’re like health insurance,” says Saul in the incredibly brief teaser for the upcoming series. “You hope you never need it, but man-oh-man, not having it? No.”

  • Watch Lifetime’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ Movie Footage You Didn’t Know You Needed to See

    From the outside Bayside High looked like the quintessential high school every ’80s baby wished they went to. The nerds hung out with the jocks and the jocks hung out with the smooth talking ‘Ferris Bueller’ type, who in turn took advice from the nerd. A formula of pure bliss, but from the looks of this ‘unauthorized Saved By The Bell’ Life time movie, that wasn’t the case on set. From this teaser, Lisa was jealous of Kelly, Kelly just wanted to be the center of attention and Jesse was the sane one?… Now it’s starting to sound more like high school. Can’t wait for the high school drama between actors to heat up again once this airs.

  • 50 BEST EPISODES OF ‘THE SIMPSONS’ [Link]

    Every episode of The Simpsons will soon be streaming on the Internet, after a mega-marathon of every episode on FXX next month. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the show, chances are you’ve seen more than a few of the 552 episodes over the past 25 years. And if you are a fan, you probably have plenty of favorites. See how they stack up with this list of the 50 best episodes.

  • Seinfeld Without The Jokes Is Still Kind Of Funny [Video]

    Do you ever find yourself watching Seinfeld reruns when all of a sudden you think “Boy, wouldn’t this show be a hundred times better without all those pesky jokes?” Probably not, because you are not a mental defective. But someone had the notion and this video is the result. But even with the jokes removed, the show is still funny. Although that may just be a sign that we’ve watched every Seinfeld episode way too many times.

  • Minimalist Posters of Iconic TV Shows

    Why do we enjoy minimalist art so much these days? Is it that we are so overstimulated with contemporary life that we find solace in the clean lines and simple colors of the work? Do we envy the ability to strip away complexities without compromising integrity? Or is that we just think it looks cool? Whatever the reason, minimalism is everywhere right now. Greek illustrator and graphic designer Giannis Sideris has done a lot of minimalist works recently. His latest series is a collection of classic TV shows. Check out the rest of the series and more minimalist collections from Giannis Sideris at Behance.

  • US State Flags Game Of Thrones Style

    Do you know what your state’s flag looks like? Don’t worry about it, because chances are it’s not as cool as these “Game of Thrones” style sigils created by Redditor boo-yay. Utilizing HBO’s sigil generator, boo-yay used symbols and state mottoes to create house flags for all 50 states and some territories. If you’re wondering why Massachusetts is spelled wrong, it’s not because boo-yay is a dolt. The generator limits the amount of text per line and Massachusetts is just too damn long. What do you think of your state’s sigil? Source: Reddit

  • The Amount Of VFX In Game Of Thrones Is Incredible [Video]

    Ever wonder how much of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is computer-generated wizardry? The answer is pretty much all of it. Castles, mountains, water, fog, and even people are added in post-production. This video from Mackevision, just one of the visual effects studios responsible for the show, illustrates the vast world created by these visual artists who are so good at what they do, we don’t even notice the extent of their work.

  • The Geographic Legacy of ‘Seinfeld’ [Link]

    “Seinfeld” is constantly cited as the greatest sitcom of the 90s if not of all time and its reruns still attract plenty of viewers in syndication. Thanks to exteriors shot in New York City and references to real locales, NYC tourism owes a little something to the “show about nothing,” too. Unfortunately, the sitcom, which premiered 25 years ago and ended its run in 1998, mentions many places that no longer exist. Find out which Seinfeld locations are still standing and what happened to the rest.

  • Nothing Says “America” Like A Laser Fight On The Statue Of Liberty [Video]

    Is there a better way to celebrate freedom than watching a children’s cartoon featuring a laser battle atop the Statue of Liberty? No. Of course there isn’t. In 1987 we were blessed with a feature length G.I. Joe cartoon movie that featured this incredible introduction. Jersey City is promising a huge spectacular at Liberty State Park tonight, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for something at least half this amazing.

  • 5 Shark Tank Pitches that Bit the Big One

    What could be better than watching people beg billionaires for money? Watching them fail, of course! Shark Tank has helped some ordinary folks achieve extraordinary success with their businesses, it’s true, but you know you watch it for the same reason you watch American Idol auditions: to see people make bigger idiots of themselves than you ever have. If it’s a bit of idiocy escapism you’re after, we’ve got five doses of Shark Tank failure from first season to last, to fuel your schadenfreude. Sit back, relax, and laugh at other people’s dreams as they tank. Ionic Ear No surprise that one of the most outrageous ideas to appear on Shark Tank swam along on the very first episode—pilot episodes set the bar high to get audiences paying attention. As a listening device, though, the Ionic Ear totally jumps the shark. While the days of techno-implants might be near, they won’t be starting with this Bluetooth speaker surgically injected into users’ ears, nor did it’s creator get the $1,000,000 he was asking for what was little more than a PowerPoint presentation. Wake’n Bacon Bacon was all the buzz when this device debuted on Season Two of Shark Tank, but by more »

  • The Surprising Lessons Of Drunk History [Link]

    “Drunk History” was one of the best sketches on Funny or Die and we were incredibly excited when Comedy Central picked it up as a 30-minute TV show last year. With season 2 just beginning, now is the perfect time to learn a little bit about how the show came about and what it’s like making each hilarious episode. Let writer Emily Zemler, who portrays Janis Joplin on an episode airing July 15, show you how much of the show is comedy and how much is real history. 

  • Game of Thrones…With Pugs [Video]

    Sure, this Game of Thrones video with pugs seems like an adorable idea at first, but what would happen if it followed the same storyline? Would you be willing to watch thousands of pugs slaughtered each season? And everyone says they hate Joffrey, but you’d have to be one sick puppy to hate him in pug form.

  • How the Effects From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Were Made

    Say what you will about this past shocking season of ‘Game of Thrones’, but you can’t deny it’s stunning visual effects. The season was jam packed with intense battle sequences, dragons and well blood and gore. Blood and gore you wouldn’t be able to mimic without the aid of a superb FX staff. The video below is most definitely filled with SPOILERS, so if you’re not all caught up quit your job go finish the season and then watch this masterful video created by digital compositor Calvin Romeyn,

  • Spanish Language “Breaking Bad” Es Muy Bueno

    Last week, “Metastasis,” the Spanish-language version of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” premiered on Univision. The show follows cancer-stricken chemistry teacher Walter Blanco and his partner-in-crime and former student Jose Miguel Rosas as they cook up drugs to make money for Walter’s treatments. There are some differences, but for the most part, it’s a faithful recreation albeit with a lower budget. The good news is there will be no cliffhangers that you’ll have to wait 9 months to resolve. All 62 episodes have already been filmed, with 6 already airing. That means the whole show should wrap up in three months. There’s only one problem: no subtitles. So if you had trouble passing high school Spanish 15 years ago, you’re gonna have a bad time. Watch the first episode below, streaming on Hulu.

  • TV’s Greatest Catch Phrases, Because ‘How you Doin?’

    Some of television’s greatest moments in history were catchphrases coined by a select few lovable characters throughout the golden years of television programing. From Urkel’s nasally high pitched fumbled “Did I do that?” to Joey Tribiani’s “How you doin?” inquiry of seduction that got lady’s all hot and bothered, here are the best television catch phrases of all time.

  • 15 Of Your Favorite Characters Dr. Seuss-ified

    Australia-based artist DrFaustusAU has combined some of the darkest horror and sci-fi movie and TV characters with the colorful, cartoony art of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss in his Seussian Gallery. The next step would be to actually make the entire books for some of these. An illustrated Silence of the Lambs? Who wouldn’t want to see a Seussian Buffalo Bill’s mangina? Check out more Seuss-ified characters and other great work from DrFaustusAU at deviantArt.

  • Guillermo del Toro Brings Modern Day Vampires to FX with “The Strain”

    Master of horror, the colossus of creepy, the great scare-bino, Guillermo del Toro is bringing his unique take on sci fi/horror to the small screen with “The Strain”. As always del Toro has been teasing us with some ominous clips, but here is the first look at the FX movie. The Strain takes place in modern day times, where a strange occurrence happens on a plane. All passengers on board seem to have dies, but then somehow come back to life. The 30-second TV spot is filled with close-ups, body bags and haz-mat suits. Lost’s Carlton Cuse and del Toro are teaming up for what’s probably going to be this summer’s biggest series.

  • The monoliths: 17 supercomputers from the ’60s [Link]

    A new era in techonolgy began when Seymour Cray developed the CDC 6600 in 1964. 10 times faster than any other computer at the time, the 6600 was dubbed a “supercomputer.” The original supercomputers cost $8 million each, but scientists hoped to cure the world’s ills with the devices. Many science fiction authors, however, took a more macabre approach, believing the supercomputers to turn on us and ultimately bring about our doom. Learn about 17 nefarious computers who wanted to destroy us then realize that your smartphone has more computing power than anything from 50 years ago…

  • Ill-Fated Simpsons Car “The Homer” Built Out Of LEGOs

    In season 2 of “The Simpsons,” which aired 23 years ago by the way, we learned that Homer had a half-brother named Herb Powell who owned a car company called Powell Motors. Herb asked Homer to help design a car for the everyman. The finished product, dubbed The Homer, featured two bubble domes, shag carpeting, three horns, and tailfins. It was a complete failure. Now that LEGO is producing sets based on The Simpsons, LEGO enthusiast Brain Williams has taken it upon himself to build an incredible replica of The Homer. You can see the model in person at Brickworld or head over to Williams’ Flickr account, loaded with pictures of plenty of awesome LEGO creations.

  • Ray Romano Duets Are The Best Songs You’ll Hear All Day [Video]

    The Pete Holmes Show, airing Monday through Thursday on TBS after Conan, does not get as much love as it deserves. With so many late night shows, it’s easily lost in the shuffle. Luckily, many great sketches can be found on Pete Holmes’ YouTube channel. This most recent video features Holmes’ incredible imitation of comedian Ray Romano performing duets of pop songs with the real Ray Romano.  The result is excruciatingly terrible and beautiful all at once.

  • New FOX ‘Gotham’ Trailer Features Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy and Catwoman

    With the super-hero era in full swing on the big screen, Marvel and DC are trying their luck with television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started pretty slow, but after a foundation was set is turning out to be a great success. ‘Gotham’ takes place in the time just before Bruce Wayne witnesses the murder of his parents, then the time after where the show molds his character into the eventual dark knight. The show revolves around detective Jim Gordon in an era where the city of Gotham was in virtual ruins and the trailer shows us hints of the future with The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman and a young poison ivy. The show’s prequel setting set around Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is a brilliant take on the origins of our favorite heroes and villains of the DC world.

  • Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Sings Seinfeld Theme In New Game

    @Seinfeld2000, the bizarre Twitter account that reimagines the characters of Seinfeld in alternate, surreal settings, has recently launched a new video game. The Junior Mint, a game named after the 1993 episode where Jerry drops his Junior Mints into a surgery patient, allows players to do just as Jerry, and drop as many of the confections into the patient as they can. The game is oddly addictive, but the best part is the music. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs an a cappella version of the iconic theme song that’s looped as you toss your mints. Play the game for yourself at the The Junior Mint and follow @Seinfeld2000.