Pop Culture Odds and Ends – April Fool’s Day Edition


As usual, John Oliver says it best:


April Fool’s Day is just an annoyance. Why do we do this in the first place?

But what’s not an annoyance – the pop culture roundup. I’m not trying to prank you with any of the links that I’ve curated over the last week. So take a break from avoiding being fooled today and catch up on some of the pop culture that you might have missed.

  • Helen Mirren and Jimmy Fallon inhale some helium:


  • President Obama sat down to talk to The Wire creator David Simon:


  • The Rock in a live-action remake of Bambi (I would actually watch this):



Time for some trailers…

  • Netflix’s Daredevils:


  • A teaser for Fear The Walking Dead:


  • A very buff looking Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw:


  • JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy:


  • Terminator Genisys:


  • Sir Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk:


  • Netflix’s Inspector Gadget:


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in Maggie:


  • A teaser for Spectre:


  • Mad Max: Fury Road:


  • Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham in Spy:


  • Jack Black and James Marsden in The D Train:


  • A former FBI profiler analyzes Breaking Bad’s Walter White:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts…

  • The LEGO Movie recut as a horror movie:


  • Superman meets San Andreas:


  • Hodor and Groot in a rap battle:


  • A banjo cover of “Enter Sandman”


  • The Walking Dead, Zombieland style:


  • The Teletubbies mashed up with Joy Division:


Game of Smurfs (slightly NSFW):


  • And finally, I can barely contain my joy at The Muppets performing “The Humpty Dance”

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