Howdy friendo's. Brian Gallagher here with another look that all the news that wasn't fit for print in the past seven days. There's a lot to get through this week so lets start by two funny little bits from one of my favorite shows on TV, Community.
Paintball Marks Still On the Community Set and Betty White's End-Credit Segment - via Gillian Jacobs and Hulu
The hilarious misftis of Glendale Community College are back this season on the NBC hit comedy Community and it seems that part of the one last season's best episodes can still be found on the set. The lovely Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta on the series, tweeted a picture from the set this week and it seems that last year's truly epic paintball episode, Modern Warfare, is still visible on the set. Take a look at the image below, plus Gillian Jacobs' brief message that accompanied it:
"Every time I think they have finally cleaned the set, I find another remnant of paintball."
It seems that episode, which very well might have been the best episode on all TV last year, was more epic than once thought, if they're still finding paintball splatters months after filming the episode.
In other Community news, the wonderful Betty White made another appearance on last week's episode, The Psychology of Letting Go, during the end-credit sequence, where her character, June Bauer, tries to explain Inception to some tribal residents of Congo. Take a look at the great little video below:
The ratings for Community have been slipping, it seems, and there's NO reason that any fans of comedy shouldn't be watching this brilliant show. And no, I'm not accepting the reason/excuse regarding that one CBS show that just decided to switch nights this year. DVR that show, and watch Community at 8 PM ET on Thursdays. They need the help much more than that other overrated show does...
Johnny Depp Proves He's the Coolest Man on Earth, Pays a Surprise Visit to Budding U.K. "Pirate" School Kids - via The Daily Mail and BoingBoing
Johnny Depp didn't really need to supply us with more evidence that he's one of the coolest guys on the planet, but he did so last week anyway. The Daily Mail reported that Johnny Depp paid a surprise visit to a school in the Greenwich area of London after receiving a letter from nine-year-old Beatrice Delap. The letter, addressed to Captain Jack Sparrow, his character in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, asked for the Captain's help in staging a mutiny against their teachers. Take a look at the letter she sent below plus another picture from the classroom visit:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is currently shooting in London, so Johnny Depp took it upon himself to pay this youngster a surprise visit in class, since his filming location was close to the school. He did also say, though, that a mutiny might not be a good idea, saying, "Maybe we shouldn't mutiny today because there are police outside monitoring me." It seems that the school also held a special assembly, with Johnny Depp and other cast members performing in character and in costume for the entire school. Boing Boing has a brief video of Johnny Depp in the classroom, which you can watch below:
It's just unquestionably awesome that he took time out of his day with other cast members to pay a visit to a young fan who took the time out to write to one of her favorite stars. While some may call it a publicity stunt, it just may be one of the coolest publicity stunts in recent memory. Besides, Pirates of the Caribbean is a billion-dollar franchise so I'm pretty sure they aren't hurting for publicity. Kudos, Johnny Depp, kudos.
Have you ever taken a look at your digital photo album and think they were too... bland? Too un-Michael Bay-like? Well, my friendos, you're in luck because a new website called Bayifier.com has exploded onto the interwebs. You can upload any digital photo to the website and add such images as an explosion, bomb, sports car, fighter jet and even a floating-head shot of Shia LaBeouf. I'll demonstrate the awesomeness of this site with this plain photo of yours truly at the Pixar headquarters a few years back with Mike and Sully statues from Monsters Inc.:
Boring, right? Now, take a look at the photo with all of the elements you can add at Bayifier.com:
Now that's more like it! Check out Bayifier.com to blow up the spot with your pictures today!
New Jedi Bathrobes Hit the Market - via ThinkGeek.com
If you've ever wanted to roll like a Jedi in the comfort of your own home, there's a new bathrobe you have to check out. ThinkGeek.com is selling these new hooded bathrobes that look just like the sweet Jedi robes that Qui-Gon and Obe Wan rock in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Take a look at some images of these robes below:
These robes will set you back some change, priced at $99.99 SRP, officially licensed by LucasFilm. May the Force be with you in your own home if you CLICK HERE to order these robes today.
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Inception is one of the biggest movies of the year, but what if it were one of the 1950s biggest movies? In Contention discovered a brand new trailer for Inception, but done in the wonderful 1950s, black-and-white style with crazy title cards and old-school orchestrated score. Take a look at this new video below:
There are so many Inception mash-ups and crazy viral videos that I have to wonder if they'll put a bunch of them on the DVD/Blu-ray.
I don't really know how to set this up. You just have to watch it and get ready to laugh:
Honestly though, it's a valid answer, isn't it? Still, I doubt it's something I'd say on national television...
Well, that's about all I have for this week's edition of the Sunday Funnies. If you have any suggestions of articles/crazy stuff you'd like to see made fun of on future installments of Sunday Funnies, you can post on my wall here at MovieWeb: movieweb.com/u/gallagher OR follow me on Twitter @GallagherMW to send me funny links or chat about movies or whatever strikes your fancy. Peace in. Gallagher out!