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Teens Can't Wait to Watch 'Skins,' Thanks to the PTC (VIDEO)

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 2nd 2011 7:30PM
SkinsThe Parents Television Council is accusing MTV's 'Skins' of featuring child pornography, called it "dangerous" and tabulated more than 40 instances of drug, sex and alcohol abuse in only the first episode.

To which teens say: Thanks for the heads-up!

From Funny or Die comes a video of teens who are grateful for the PTC's watchdog campaign, which has just spread the word about the potentially-corrupting show. The more the PTC whines about nudity and drug use, the more these teens can't wait to indulge ... in the show.

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'The Sing-Off' Season Premiere: Viral Video Stars Do Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 7th 2010 4:05AM
'The Sing-Off' Season Premiere: Viral Video Stars Do Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'The combination of amateur singers, famous songs and national TV could be a great concept. Or, it could be a terrible one. The premiere of 'The Sing-Off' (Mon., 8PM ET on NBC) left it up to the viewers to decide.

The reality show features ten amateur singing groups -- all competing for a recording contract and a $100,000 prize. Season Two started with a bang, of sorts. Viral video sensation 'On the Rocks' performed their rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance.' If you're not familiar with this song, here are some of the lyrics:

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la! Want your bad romance
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Now, imagine those words filtered through the vocal stylings of a bunch of guys from the University of Oregon, and you should have a good idea of what 'The Sing-Off' is all about.

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Adam West Sells Paintings With Eyes That Move (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 25th 2010 11:00AM
What always told you there would be trouble when Scooby Doo and pals entered a creepy mansion? Well, the creepy part should have tipped you off, but the paintings' moving eyes always confirmed it.

Funny or Die has taken this concept and run with it. Security is such an issue with everyone, why not use eyehole painting as a way to ensure the safely of your home? They've enlisted the help of TV's 'Batman' Adam West to be the pitchman of Eyehole Paintings security systems.

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'Sesame Street' Spoofs 'True Blood' (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 24th 2010 6:00PM
'Sesame Street' has a 'True Blood' spoof called in its upcoming new season, which premieres Sept. 27. Yep, 'True Blood' -- the nakedest, bloodiest show on TV.

The 'True Mud' parody will air on the season 41 premiere of the children's show on Sept. 27.

Has anyone notice 'Sesame Street' seems to be aiming a little older when it comes to material? This week the show spawned controversy by posting a duet between Katy Perry and Elmo online. Parents complained about her cleavage and 'Sesame Street' ended up cutting short the singer's play date with the muppet.

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Bret Easton Ellis Presents 'All That Glitters' On The CW (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Sep 23rd 2010 1:30PM
Apologies if you're an 'American Psycho' fan and sprained your neck doing a double-take at the title. We did the same thing when we saw Bret Easton Ellis's name on Funny Or Die. The elite writer who chronicles the upper-crust's dark side also has a silly side? Well, it turns out he can nail silly.

Ellis's popular novels are about vapid rich people doing horrible things: drugs, meaningless sex, serial murders, etc. While many of the stories have elements of humor, it is the kind of black comedy that is so realistic the audience almost forgets it's satire.

But not many of the adaptations of Ellis's works are very good. That's why this Funny Or Die spoof rings so true -- you can see the CW putting 'All That Glitters' in their line-up alongside 'Gossip Girl' and '90210.' However, unless Ellis falls on really hard times, it's doubtful you'll ever see him produce a TV series for any network beside HBO or Showtime. Watch the video, after the jump ...

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The Muppets Want Answers About 'Lost,' and They're Going to Get Them

by Jason Hughes, posted May 6th 2010 6:00PM
Bobo the Bear, The MuppetsTheir slow takeover of the Internet continues, with the latest Muppet short targeting 'Lost' creators and producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Rizzo the Rat and Bobo the Bear are leading a group of tourists around Hollywood and make their way to the offices of Lindelof and Cuse, where the two show runners are discussing the finer plot points of 'Lost,' or perhaps something equally important.

If you were given the chance to ask any one question of the creators about 'Lost,' what would it be? I'll bet it wouldn't be the one asked in this video, after the jump.

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Everything floats down in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 5th 2009 7:04PM
Mister RogersWARNING: The following post contains images of a shocking nature and despite its source material, is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18. And before you get all excited, no, it does not contain naked boobies.

We all remember lovable ol' Fred Rogers, aka TV's Mister Rogers, as a warm, cuddly and caring neighbor who never wore a frown and always had a smile for someone smaller than him.

But what if all those cheerful hellos, colorful sweater jackets and speeches about being special on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood were just a mask hiding something very dark and sinister? Specifically, a clown mask?

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Silent Library video goes from viral to cable

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 11th 2009 10:03AM
MTV's Silent LibraryJust because one network's venture into viral video greatness went belly up like so many silver leotard wearing contestants before them doesn't mean the craze has ended.

Next week marks the premiere of MTV's newest reality game show Silent Library, based on the game of the same name from the Japanese variety show Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!

For those who don't spend time watching videos forwarded to them by their friends and are therefore productive members of society, the game is played by six dunderheads in a "library." They each draw a card, five reading safe and one with a skull and crossbones on it. The player who draws the Jolly Roger has to do an uncomfortable or painful stunt, but must resist the urge to scream. It's the least intelligent use of a library since The Da Vinci Code hit the shelves.

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Zeroes was an NBC creation - VIDEO

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 9th 2007 10:05AM
zeroesDid you see the Heroes spoof on YouTube? It's called Zeroes, and it features a familiar voice talking about regular people with "Pointless Abilities". For example, one guy can ripple his stomach and a girl can put her entire fist in her mouth. You get the idea. It's worth a chuckle or two.

It turns out, the 2-minute spoof was an NBC creation. Marketing guru Vince Manze admitted to Variety that he created the spoof without any fanfare or even a tease to the real series, just as an experiment. He didn't even tell Heroes creator Tim Kring about it. The video short got more than 1.5 million views on YouTube. Minze seems to be one of the few marketing guys who "get it". He knows that people aren't going to YouTube to watch advertisements or promos (unless they're exceptionally creative).

How do you guys feel about this? The network is getting buzz for its show by spoofing it. Is it sneaky or is it creative marketing?

Zeroes is after the jump:

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YouTube to announce mobile deal

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 28th 2006 8:31AM
you tubeAccording to this morning's edition of The Hollywood Reporter, YouTube will announce a deal today to put viral videos on Verizon mobile phones. YouTube will become one of the channels on Verizon's VCast service, which costs subscribers $15/month. But that's not all. The deal also allows Verizon cell phone users to send videos from their phones directly to YouTube.

In addition, VCast will also have mini-episodes of the telenovela featured on Ugly Betty, called Vidas de Fuego.

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Jim Breuer now hosting Web Junk 20 on VH1

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 21st 2006 9:04AM
jim breuerA little bit of late news for you: Jim Breuer is the new host of Web Junk 20. He actually premiered on Friday, but I'm a little slow this week. Web Junk 20 is a weekly countdown-type show on VH1 that airs all the biggest viral videos of the week. You may remember Jim Breuer as 'Goat Boy' for four years on Saturday Night Live. He also has a hilarious comedy special that occasionally airs on Comedy Central, and he's currently hosting the second most popular radio show on Sirius (behind Howard Stern) called Jim Breuer Unleashed.

Best Week Ever has a clip of Breuer here. While it's great to see Breuer again, I don't like the show's format where the host interrupts video clips to make remarks that aren't all that funny.

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Rocketboom host developing series for HBO

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 10th 2006 3:25PM
Amanda CongdonAmanda Congdon, co-founder and former host of comedy video blog Rocketboom.com, is working with HBO to develop a multiplatform comedy series with televised and online components.

In addition to owning Rocketboom, Congdon has appeared on stage and in commercials. She intends on both writing and starring in the new HBO series. Most networks are exploring working online and on television simultaneously thanks in part to YouTube, iTunes and the online success of show's like The Office whose public service announcements and deleted scenes have become popular virals driving traffic to NBC's website.

Between this and the blogger who went on to become a non-unionized writer for America's Next Top Model, which path from the internet to television industry fame would you choose? It pays to be cute, blonde and videocast.

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Viral video stars headed to NBC -- VIDEO

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 28th 2006 1:04PM
cubicle warsViral video stars Luke Barats and Joe Bereta were just the subject of a bidding war that ended with a victory for NBC. The two fellas are recent graduates from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and now they have a one year production deal with NBC, with an option for a second year. No pressure, boys!

The two met in an improv class in 2003, which is when they started creating comedy skits, improv, and music videos for the internet. NBC, and the rest of the world, found them on YouTube and CollegeHumor.com. Their most popular sketches are Mother's Day and Cubicle War, which is embedded after the jump.

I'm going to go ahead and predict an ironic future ala Andy Samburg for these two. Something they do on NBC will become popular on YouTube, but NBC will insist the video gets taken down

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