It’s a common trope in video games and action movies – the protagonist drops in on the big bad guy in their lair and tells them their days of perpetrating misdeeds are over. But in Joel Haver’s amusing take on this cliché, it turns out not all is what it seems between the crime lord and his companion.
Joel Haver makes fun of what it’s like to pick up and start playing a role-playing video game that you haven’t played in a while. His observations on the mundane side quests and the NPCs are especially on-the-nose. Along the way, he worked in a few references to his previous game parody videos.
Did you know that Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You was the best-selling song of the 2010s? Nope? Us either. Comedians Adrian Gray and Archie Henderson presents what starts out as a serious reverse-chronological listing but quickly descends into madness as things take a wrong turn between Cher and The Bee Gees.
What did people do to share memes before the Internet? Heck, go back further to a time when the main method of broadcast communication was radio. Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King envisions what it might have been like if the BBC had to describe memes over the airwaves back in the 1940s.
With Cruella offering a dark origin story for the 101 Dalmatians villainess, Disney might give us more of the same. James Corden and the Jonas Brothers explore what made Eeyore so depressed, how the dogs got spaghetti in Lady and the Tramp, and what the deal was with the “I need six eggs” lady in Beauty and the Beast.
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.
Tom Scott loves to visit interesting places, share fascinating stories, and speak about them with authority. After amusing us with his spot-on impression of the vlogger, comedian Matt Colbo is back with multiple Tom Scotts, envisioning what might happen they cloned the YouTube celeb.
Videogamedunkey presents the debut single off of his fictitious album “Yo Peter, pass me the meatballs.” The prolific video game reviewer offers up a rap about his mad YouTube and gaming skillz set to the tune of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mo Money Mo Problems, which itself is set to the tune of Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out.
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.