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Gen-Z Kids as Parents

Gen-Z Kids as Parents

With their heads down on their phones watching 15-second TikTok videos and trading NFTs, Gen-Z kids are growing very differently than we did. Comedian Matt Colbo hilariously imagines what life will be like when they grow up and have their own kids that they don’t understand.

PIPNIC

PIPNIC

Pip Ketchip and Nic Musterd are friends. One day, they stop to enjoy lunch outdoors and strike up a conversation about tap water, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, and bear attacks. And then The Fuzz turns up. Real Big Boys knocked it out of the park with their comedy sketch about homophones.

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Running Away from Different Things

Running Away from Different Things

From buzzing bees to bullies, there are many times in life we need to run away from things. Daniel LaBelle uses his brand of physical comedy to demonstrate some of the ways in which we approach each kind of getaway differently. That Mountain Dew run is the worst.

Floaters: The Big Number Two

Floaters: The Big Number Two

(PG-13: Language) Filmmakers Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts follow up their hilarious sci-fi comedy short Floaters with a sequel about two oblivious pilots discussing their daring, but ill-conceived escape from a high-security space prison. Zach Braff and Joel Fry provide their voices this time.

The First Snowman

The First Snowman

Making a snowman is a fun winter pastime. Still, there’s very little in common between a snow-man and a hu-man. Comedian Ryan George illustrates that point in his sketch about what must have been going through the mind of the first guy ever to build a snowman.

Slide Slide Slippity-Slide

Slide Slide Slippity-Slide

Daniel LaBelle demonstrates what life would be like if people didn’t pick up their feet to walk places, and instead could only slide to their destinations. The idea works great if you live at the top of a hill, but getting back home is a bitch.

The State Birds are Garbage

The State Birds are Garbage

With state birds like Louisiana’s pelican, choosing a bird to represent your state seems like a decent idea. But Jam2Go’s video essay points out how many states completely missed the point, either picking inappropriate birds or duplicating other states. Along the way, he offers some suggestions on how to fix the problem.

Choosing a Movie on Date Night

Choosing a Movie on Date Night

(PG-13: Language) We’ve all been there. You’ve got a Netflix and Chill night on the books, but you can’t decide what to watch for the Netflix part. Joel Haver’s comedy sketch perfectly captures the most awkward part of couch-based dating and is packed with hilarious fake movie graphics.

Every Haunted House Movie

Every Haunted House Movie

In this parody sketch, comedian Alasdair Beckett-King takes a jab at horror movies that feature haunted houses. All the common tropes are on display here, from the couple who moved there to get away from their personal tragedy, to the abusive husband, to the deer they hit on the way.

Green Life

Green Life

Green screens are used in live-action movies to change backgrounds and add VFX. But we didn’t think they were necessary for animation until we watched this silly short which shows the technique in use. Directed, designed, and animated by Russ Etheridge, Ricard Badia, and Milo Targett, with sound by Mutant Jukebox.

How to Make a Netflix Documentary About Anything

How to Make a Netflix Documentary About Anything

From cooking to crime, Netflix is filled with intriguing documentaries about all kinds of subjects. Paul E.T. shows how you can easily make a Netflix-style documentary about any subject with just a few basic photography tools, some stock footage, and basic editing skills.

The Dune Song

The Dune Song

“Warner’s wouldn’t send a screener… so I’ve only seen the trailer.” Sweetlegs presents a rap song about Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated and frequently-delayed adaptation of Dune, and reminds us that fear is the mind-killer when it comes to trying to figure out if it’s going to be good or not before it comes out.

Guy Who Is About to Die in a Movie

Guy Who Is About to Die in a Movie

Every once in a while, a movie will surprise us with who they kill off. But more often than not, it’s some bit player who you’ve never seen before, wandering around alone and dreaming about their future. Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at this common cliché in movie scenes, made famous by Star Trek’s Redshirts.

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Vacuum

Vacuum

(PG-13) After much protesting, a man gives in to peer pressure and snorts cocaine at a cocktail party. But his friends had no idea just how much of a coke fiend the guy was. Ace Norton’s short film goes off the deep end quickly as its protagonist turns into a human vacuum cleaner.

The Drummer from Coldplay

The Drummer from Coldplay

(PG-13: Language) If comedian Nish Kumar could be any other person on the planet, it would be Will Champion, the drummer from Coldplay. He explains his rationale in this hilarious standup routine about the beauty of being fabulously rich and powerful, yet totally anonymous.

When You Change Names to Protect the Innocent

When You Change Names to Protect the Innocent

It’s a common trope for true crime shows to change the names of witnesses and victims in dramatizations of real-life events. Alasdair Beckett-King imagines what sort of ridiculous names they might use in this hilarious sketch in which even the detectives had to get new names.

When You Don’t Skip the Ads

When You Don’t Skip the Ads

We know they help support content creators, but we’re as guilty as anyone of skipping the ads on YouTube after five seconds. But what exactly happens after that point in the pre-roll? Comedy Central’s truly warped video delves into the mystery of what lies beyond. And no, you can’t click “Skip Ad” no matter how hard you try.

When an Alien Speaks but Doesn’t Have Subtitles

When an Alien Speaks but Doesn’t Have Subtitles

Have you ever watched a movie and an alien starts talking in their native tongue, but no subtitles come on screen? Are they saying something critical to the story? Is Closed Captioning turned off? Joel Haver and Brandon Dester sum up the feeling of confusion that comes with scenes like that in this animated comedy sketch.

Every Single Spooky Podcast

Every Single Spooky Podcast

Podcasts don’t benefit from visuals to help create a mood, so they rely on sound effects, music, and narration style to get their point across. Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at the genre of spooky horror and murder podcasts, and tropes like their soft, foreshadowing vocals, and the abundance of unnecessary words.

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

“Some of the best kills that I have ever seen… and that ain’t bad for a PG-13.” With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, X-Men Apocalypse wasn’t exactly the best of the franchise. Sweetlegs’ rap about watching the movie while hungover reminds us of some of its more redeeming qualities.

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Stop Making New Oreos

Stop Making New Oreos

(PG-13: Language) Oreo cookies are perfectly delicious all on their own, so why do we need alternative Oreo flavors like carrot cake, candy corn, and java chip? College Humor takes a jab at the cookie company introducing an endless stream of strange and unnecessary variants.

Etisalat: Moonwalk

Etisalat: Moonwalk

This commercial spot from UAE telco company Etisalat sums up some of life’s many catastrophes in 60-seconds. The fail-filled video offers a heaping helping of slapstick comedy, and perfect pacing to get its message across. It’s got more disasters than a dozen Farmer’s Insurance commercials.

Space Sweepers (Trailer)

Space Sweepers (Trailer)

This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.

Resident Alien (Trailer)

Resident Alien (Trailer)

Based on Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse comic, Resident Alien follows the story of an extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth on a mission to destroy humanity, only to get distracted by a crime-solving mission while disguised as a human. Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) stars. Coming to SYFY 1.27.2021.

Stray Man

Stray Man

(PG-13: Language) In this silly sketch from Aunty Donna’s Netflix series Big Ol’ House of Fun, housemate Mark decides to take in a stray he found wandering around outside. But it’s not a dog or a cat, this is a full-grown man. Fortunately, Antony Starr is a bit more docile here than as Homelander on The Boys.

Love & Monsters (Trailer)

Love & Monsters (Trailer)

A “monsterpocalypse” forces what’s left of humanity to take refuge underground. As survivors pair off, Joel braves the surface, facing the monsters between him and his high school sweetheart. Potentially as fun as “Zombieland” but with Michael Rooker in the Woody Harrelson role. VOD release drops 10.16.20.

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