Arnold Schwarzenegger this week dressed up as his Terminator character and surprised fans at various locations around Los Angeles, including Madame Tussauds wax museum. The funny stunt helps promote the July release of Terminator Genisys, but it all was for a good cause too.
The Terminator visit was to help promote the OMAZE campaign with donations benefiting After-School All-Stars, which provides after-school programs. Check out the funny video.
This video from Cracked captures nineteen celebrity cameos that you may have missed while watching some of your favorite films, videos, etc. You may have caught some of them, but others were hard to catch — like Glenn Close as a man in Hook (1991) — unless you know about them in advance.
Were these celebrity cameos fun additions to the movies or a waste of talent? Check it out.
What is your favorite celebrity cameo in a film? Leave your two cents in the comments.
I recently finished listening to the hit podcast series Serial. Like many I was entertained by the examination of the case involving the murder of Hae Min Lee and the prosecution of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. Even while Serial host Sarah Koenig did an excellent job entertaining me, I eventually felt that without any big reveal that the case was not that unique and probably similar to many other cases that depend on the testimony of one prosecution witness. Still, I will be looking forward to season two.
Koenig’s presentation was gripping, as the listener went along on her journey struggling with the case. But her style also made the show ripe for parody. Funny or Die addressed the pressure on Koenig to come up with a resolution for her final episode. Check out the video starring Michaela Watkins as Koenig.
But my favorite parody of Serial, and one of the funniest bits from this season’s Saturday Night Live, was the SNL version of Serial starring Cecily Strong as Koenig. The segment captures what is both engrossing about Serial and somewhat annoying, as she investigates the case of a man who reportedly visits every house in the world in one night.
What did you think of “Serial”? Leave your two cents in the comments.
With Martin Freeman hosting Saturday Night Live, it is almost a no-brainer that the show would have to do something about two of his most famous roles — as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit films and as Tim Canterbury on the BBC’s original series The Office. Still, SNL managed to take a funny concept and make it really funny with The Hobbit Office.
The segment also features Bobby Moynahan as Gandalf as the boss of a paper company, reflecting the character played by series creator Ricky Gervais and later played by Steve Carell in the U.S. version. And wait until you see which character from Middle Earth takes on the role of The Office‘s Gareth Keenan/Dwight Schrute character. Check it out.
The final Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies, will be in theaters starting December 17, 2014.
What is your favorite part of The Hobbit Office? Leave your two cents in the comments.
With the recent stories about the release of an audio recording of Britney Spears singing without auto-tune, one might imagine getting similar secret recordings for other famous singers. Some folks have put together some funny “shreds,” imagining bad vocals by famous singers. For example, check out how one might image how the Beach Boys sound singing without any audio enhancements (posted on YouTube by coozco).
For the shred of a more recent song, check out SamRick‘s take on One Direction singing “Story of My Life.”
You can find other shredding videos on YouTube for more laughs.
Who would you like to hear without any special effects? Leave your two cents in the comments.