Ahoy friends. Brian Gallagher here with a glimpse at all of the stories that weren't necessarily fit for print this past week. There's a lot to get into this week so lets get started with a Sunday Funnies regular, the hit NBC comedy series Community.
You wouldn't normally think that a comedy like Community would be a series peppered with easter eggs, but Episode 2.3: The Psychology of Letting Go proved otherwise. Notably absent in the episode was Danny Pudi's Abed, which was even noted by Yvette Nicole Brown when she says that she barely saw Abed all week at the end of the episode. However, if you look closely at this clip, you'll see that he was busy... delivering a baby. Take a look at this intriguing clip below:
I honestly didn't pick up on this when the episode aired two weeks ago and I thought that his absence might have been because he was making another one of his movies. I'm curious now if we'll see this new mother in subsequent episodes... and I'm also curious about other little easter eggs that I may have missed in past episodes. Dan Harmon has truly created one of the funniest shows on TV and it's little tidbits like this that make the series even more brilliant. If you haven't been catching up with the series (shame on you if you haven't...), you can CLICK HERE to watch the full episode of Episode 2.3: The Psychology of Letting Go and you can also CLICK HERE to watch the latest episode, Episode 2.4: Basic Rocket Science.
Johnny Knoxville and his hilarious gang of daredevils arrived in theaters this weekend with Jackass 3D, which broke an October record with an estimated $50 million at the box office. Before this hilarious movie came out though, Johnny Knoxville appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to promote the movie and show off a new bit. They held a contest where fans submitted their own ideas for crazy stunts and the winning idea was put on display on the late night talk show. Click on the video player below to watch Johnny Knoxville playing a life-sized version of the board game Operation with Ehren McGhehey:
This fits right in with the nature of the movie, which is the biggest and best of their bone-crunching trilogy to date. Later in the week, Steve-O stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and, of course, they had him show off his zany skills on the show... as a human wrecking ball. Take a look at the clips below:
If you somehow still haven't seen this insanely hilarious movie yet, you can CLICK HERE to read my exclusive interview with Jason Acuña, a.k.a. Wee Man. Then go out and see this movie, post haste! It's easily the most fun you'll have in a movie theater all year!
Whether you like it or not, Jersey Shore is a ratings juggernaut for MTV, the network that used to stand for Music Television although you can hardly find any music on the network at all these days. One of the biggest stars on that show - which I refuse to watch - is Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, who was also recently featured on another ratings hit, Dancing with the Stars, before his elimination this past week.
"Oh never, never, never," the reality star told Nightline's Chris Connelly when asked if he's ever taken steroids. "The steroid look is definitely a bulkier, bulkier look. I have a more thin, lean look. And I don't judge. If somebody's going to take steroids, that's their prerogative and their body. I'm worried about taking care of myself, working out and taking my body to the best it could."
However, The Situation did admit to using a surprising accessory to Access Hollywood... mascara:
"The Situation is doing whatever it takes to play the part," he told Shaun when asked about the makeup he was sporting. "I'm so confident, I can put on that mascara."
In related news, people who refer to themselves in the third-person are douchebags...
On Thursday, controversial media pundit Bill O'Reilly was doing what Bill O'Reilly does best: push buttons. He appeared on the daytime talk show The View to discuss his new book, Pinheads and Patriots, where he managed to piss of co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to the point of them walking off the set. They were discussing the equally-controversial topic of the Ground Zero mosque in New York City and you can take a look at the verbal fireworks below:
You've got to love Joy Behar taking the high road and putting bunny ears behind Bill O'Reilly and calling him a pinhead when he dug into her. I think he should go on the show again to see if he can get all of The View hosts to walk off the stage. Now THAT would be something...
Hilarious Superman Facebook Comic Image - via Joy of Tech
With the phenomena that is social network websites like Facebook and Twitter, everyday lives of the masses are on display for all to see. But how would superheroes with alter-egos deal with this aspect of daily life in the 21st Century? Joy of Tech has presented a new comic strip image which shows the problems Facebook would present to Superman himself, Clark Kent. Take a look at this hilarious image below:
They should have another one where Superman outs Bruce Wayne as Batman with some embarrassing hidden camera photos in his Batcave...
Is it just me or is that an "Easy Button" that Zach Galifianakis has on the table? Weird...
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!