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Charles Nelson Reilly kicked the holy living s*$& out of me

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 6th 2009 9:02AM

He once saved a crowded school bus from falling off of a cliff ... using only a scarf.

Firefighters blamed him for the Laguna Wildfire when his Aviator sunglasses came in contact with the sun.

People stop and stare at every word he writes, particularly when he writes "boobs."

He is the most interesting man in the world. And his name is Charles Nelson Reilly. The actor, comedian, director and Match Game fixture has been posthumously immortalized by comedy musician "Weird Al" Yankovic in a new hilarious online single called "CNR".

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TV's Joel McHale riffing with Rifftrax on Red Dawn

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 27th 2009 3:03PM
Joel McHale, star of The Soup and CommunityActor, comedian and classically trained suit wearer Joel McHale has taken his talent for riffing to the next level.

The star of The Soup and the upcoming NBC sitcom Community has joined forces with Michael J. Nelson's Rifftrax.com to provide a running comedy commentary for the perennial craptastic 80s classic Red Dawn. Nelson announced the guest commentary on the Rifftrax site and his Twitter blog earlier this week.

Rifftrax, for those who may not be familiar with the site and are therefore in no way cool, is the comedy website that provides downloadable MP3s of funny movie commentaries featuring the voices and talents of the minds behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 including Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. It is the only reason I still own all three Matrix films, that and the fact that my desk is missing part of a leg.

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Animation news: Aqua Teen, Simpsons and Spider-Man - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 26th 2007 2:03PM

spider manHey, everybody, here's a few tasty tidbits from the world of animation for you. Please chew carefully:

A fourth trailer for The Simpsons movie was released not too long ago. Most of you have probably seen it already, but if not, I've placed it at the end of this post. The brief shot of Lisa fainting over the cute boy gets me every time. The animation in that sequence is unlike anything they do on the TV series, which leads me to believe this movie is going to kick twelve essential kinds of ass.

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Check out John K's Weird Al video

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 14th 2006 2:02PM

weird alJohn Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, has made a hilariously subversive video for Weird Al's song "Close But No Cigar." The song is what Weird Al would refer to as a "style parody," meaning it's not a parody of a specific song but it does pay homage to the music stylings of Cake. The characters and poses were designed by Kricfalusi and fellow animator Katie Rice. The actual animation was done in Flash by Copernicus Studios in Canada. I've kind of lost track of Weird Al over the years, but this is a very funny song, and the video fits it perfectly. Lots of hot cartoon chicks, plus a face gets eaten and a squirrel is disemboweled. I don't think I could ask for much more in a music video. I've placed it after the jump:

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Watch a blogger's top ten Weird Al music videos - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 3rd 2006 6:38PM
Apparently, the key to getting a lot of votes on digg (and maybe Netscape, for all I know) is to mention "Weird Al" Yankovic in some capacity or another. Blogger Scott Robbin decided to let everyone know what his favorite ten Yankovic videos were, in order, and that got him a whopping 1267 diggs.

Was there controversy? A little; Robbin ranks Al's new video, "White and Nerdy", as his 2nd favorite, ahead of the classic video for "Fat" and behind the song that catapulted Al into the song parody Pantheon, "Eat It." The video is pretty funny; both the song and video have little in-jokes that only the nerdiest among us would get ("I can write in both JavaScript and Klingon"). It's definitely one of his best. But #2? Not really. You can form your own opinion after watching the video, which is after the jump.

All ten videos -- including classics like "Like a Surgeon", "Amish Paradise", and "I Lost on Jeopardy!" -- can be found on Robbin's page.

[via Pop Candy]

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The Five: Weird Al interviews some music legends

by Adam Finley, posted Sep 13th 2006 1:32PM

al tvAiring intermittently on MTV and VH1 since the 1980s, Weird Al Yankovic's AL TV is basically a showcase for Weird Al's offbeat sense of humor, typically coinciding with the release of a new album. Weird Al's parodies and original songs was the first music I really got into, not counting "Pac-Man Fever," and more or less defined my sense of humor as a youngster. I lost interest in him as I got older, but still maintained an admiration for the poofy-headed one, because he's actually an extremely talented musician and composer, a fact often eclipsed by his penchant for writing silly songs about food and penning lyrics like, "you make me wanna staple bagels to my face, and remove them with a pitchfork."

My favorite part of AL TV was his "interviews" with different musical artists, and after the jump you can watch ol' Weird Al in action. Clearly, he's the Mike Wallace of nearsighted Hawaiian shirt-wearing freaks. Click on and enjoy:

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Watch Weird Al

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 9th 2006 11:02AM
weird alAmelie over at The Hater found a full episode of The Weird Al Show on YouTube. I've posted it after the jump so everyone can enjoy it until somebody finds out and takes it off of YouTube. This was the Saturday morning kids' show Al did for CBS in the late 90s, which was around the time I was starting to get over an infatuation with his music that had pretty much dictated my musical tastes for the better part of my early years. You can actually buy the entire series on DVD when it comes out on August 15, but this is a nice preview. Lenny and Squiggy themselves, Michael McKean and David L. Lander, appear as miners. Listen for special guest voices Emo Philips and Billy West in the "Fatman" cartoon segment. Enjoy for now:

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Lost Rhapsody

by Ryan j Budke, posted Feb 17th 2006 12:53PM
Lost, Weird Al Yankovich and Queen, "Three great tastes that taste great threegether". This is the greatest thing I've seen in a long long time, and any fan of Lost will gleam at least a little humor from this. This is kind of along the lines of the Jib-Jab political cartoons from the past couple of years. I'm not sure how to describe it beyond that too much. Just watch it. For me, the best part of the entire short was Grimlock's (from the Transformers) cameo. So head on over to Weird Al's site and check out this short. Trust me, you'll love it.

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