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.
The Simpsons can be seen in hundreds of countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom. But what would the hit series have looked like had it been a product of UK pop culture rather than the US? Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King has the answer, and it’s not pretty.
While laws like GDPR and CCPA are intended to protect our privacy, they’ve also resulted in some really annoying user experiences. Comedian Stevie Martin vents her frustration about the complex and confusing array of cookie preferences she encountered when all she wanted to do is look at a recipe for cookies.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally out, and while it does improve on the theatrical version, it’s filled with long and drawn-out moments which don’t really add to the story. rikk tv pokes fun at Snyder’s style and slow pacing with this 4-minute-long clip of him checking his mailbox. Presented in its original 4:3 screen ratio.
“You need to be a little more drained of life… like you’re crushed by the monotony of existence.” Joel Haver’s latest clip hilariously imagines what it might be like if fantasy characters or aliens made movies about people living ordinary lives here on Earth.
We’re already up to 25 official James Bond movies. Now, 007 is back in his blandest film yet. Dogfood edited together this Bond flick entirely from stock video footage, incorporating the not-so-secret agent’s trademark cars, girls, and gadgets, along with an unexpected bedroom shootout scene. (Thanks, Kieran!)
With movies like Inception, Interstellar, and Tenet to his credit, Christopher Nolan isn’t exactly known for simple storytelling. Comedian Michael Spicer pokes fun at Nolan’s typically convoluted plots with this video entitled “That Scene in a Christopher Nolan Film When You Give Up Trying to Follow the Story.”
“Monkey. It’s your final banana for tonight.” Joel Haver parodies the sheer stupidity of The Bachelor and its spin-offs with a look at what the show would be like if the humans were replaced with monkeys. Of course, the Bachelor monkey still must pick its mate from 30 emotionally-unstable monkeys selected by the producers.
John Cougar Mellencamp’s little ditty ’bout Jack and Diane is a sentimental song about days gone by. Among its many illustrative lyrics is the part about “Suckin’ on a chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze.” Tom McGovern decided that’s the only thing the song should be about, minus the Tastee Freeze part.
Thanks to Disney+, we’re in the midst of a The Muppet Show binge watch. One thing we don’t remember seeing was the part where Kermit the Frog blasts Carl Weathers in Predator. Thanks to Pixel Riot, we can now share this never-before-seen footage. You saying that Blain and Hawkins were killed by a f**king frog?
“We represent the vegetarian space socialists who are always right.” Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at some of the tropes that frequently recur on Star Trek and its various spin-offs. Whether you’re a Trekkie, a Trekker, or even a Deep Space Niner, you’ll immediately recognize everything going on here.
If you’ve ever attended an EDM concert, you know that most of the performing is done on laptops, synthesizers, and other instruments with buttons and knobs. Norwegian comedy show Kollektivet pokes fun at the experience when a duo of DJs gets a new piece of equipment and doesn’t know what any of its buttons do.
With shows like Mountain Men and Swamp People on their schedule, the History Channel rarely seems to be about history anymore. Comedians Joel Haver and Trent Lenkarski totally nailed what it’s like to tune into the channel these days, with reality shows about manly men doing manly things in manly places.
In the days before Pixar became king, Disney was struggling to keep its animation fresh and relevant. Screen Junkies looks back with equal parts fondness and snark about the 2002 flick Lilo & Stitch, a surprisingly unconventional movie about a little girl and her blue dog that’s actually a gross and violent alien.
JKK Films was watching the trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong and thought there just wasn’t enough action. To amp things up, he added a third monster to the battles, his cat Wayne. Given the destructive tendency of kitties, Wayne appears to be the perfect casting decision.
“That was the guy this was all about. Not like there’s another guy.” Joel Haver’s hilarious video game parody series pokes fun at what NPCs are probably thinking when your controller disconnects. Suddenly, you go from a rampaging death machine to an easy target for a one-punch kill, so the AI must be seriously confused.
This insane commercial takes us inside the imaginary grocery store “Omega Mart,” where a deepfaked Willie Nelson will try to sell you products. The trippy ad was created by art collective Meow Wolf to help promote their Las Vegas-based combination theme park, art exhibit, VR game, and shop.
There I Ruined It reimagines another song as the worst version of itself. This time, they converted The Rolling Stones’ classic Satisfaction into a Scott Joplin-esque ragtime ditty that absolutely nobody asked for. Though we actually enjoyed it more than Cat Power’s version.
Musician Lubalin stumbled onto Internet gold with his hilarious vocalization of two people going at it in a late night chat about a rental property. He’s since done a second, even funnier episode about Helen, a woman who’s really pissed about her casserole recipe being stolen.
While there are certainly some great podcasts out there, the unfiltered, unedited nature of most of them means that there can be a bit of rambling too. UK songwriter and producer Jonathan Ogden totally nailed what it’s like when a discussion ensues about basically nothing.
There I Ruined It wishes us a happy holiday season with a Christmas version of Billy Idol’s 1985 hit track Dancing with Myself sprinkled with a cheerful dash of Jingle Bells. It’s perfect in every way, except we would have called it “Dancing with My Elf.”