Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?
Last night, a
Jeopardy! contestant used her Final Jeopardy answer to force Alex Trebek to say “Turd Furguson”:
This, of course, is a reference to the classic
Saturday Night Live “Celebrity Jeopardy!” sketches, where Norm Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds assumed that non de plume when he was a contestant, much to the chagrin of Will Ferrell’s Trebek.
And people think
Jeopardy! is boring.
Now, I don’t know for a fact that Hell has in fact frozen over, but I don’t see why it should be exempt from the deep cool that most of the United States has been plummeted into. This weather is ridiculous – part of
western New York may get 80 inches of snow in the next few days. 80 inches! I didn’t even know that was possible! For someone who hates winter on a good year, I’m miserable beyond belief. I need to move.
I’m bouncing back from several weeks of computer issues – malware is no joke, my friends – so unfortunately this week’s pop culture roundup is not as thorough. There’s still plenty of good stuff in here to peruse when you are hibernating from these frigid temperatures. Kick back, grab some hot cocoa and catch up on what’s been going on in the world of pop:
Freed up from his commitments on
Community, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) is going out on tour.
Marvel has released the first still for
Guardians of the Galaxy:
How many times would The Wet Bandits die if
Home Alone was real?
Forbes released their list of 30 Under 30 for arts and entertainment.
MythBusters is getting a spinoff, perhaps as a result of all the posts I’ve written about the show recently.
A to Z guide to Abed’s pop culture references on Community.
Girls parody involving cats? Sounds good to me:
Steven Seagal and Clay Aiken are both considering running for office (Arizona governor and Congress, respectively).
Jeopardy! category forced Alex Trebek to rap:
Seriously – those were the easiest questions ever!
Ringo Starr and…the Powerpuff Girls?
This new Sundance Channel series
Red Road looks promising:
The first promos for the late night changing of the guard at NBC have been released. First up,
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:
Too much Leno for me and I’m surprised Conan got any screen time at all.
Next up –
Late Night with Seth Meyers:
A new promo for FOX’s The Following:
A new trailer for the second season of
House of Cards:
A trailer for the
Veronica Mars movie:
This documentary about Tom’s Restaruant in NYC, made famous by
Seinfeld, looks interesting:
New footage from
Will Smith, Tyrese and the Crown Prince of Dubai
all went skydiving. That sounds like the set-up to a joke, but it really happened.
And, as always, we end with the supercuts and mashups:
A tribute to dancing in movies (set to The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance” for extra awesomeness):
A supercut of Norm MacDonald being a terrible salesman:
A supercut of TV commercials of actors and actresses before they were famous:
A Psy/Lincoln Park mashup:
Leonardo DiCaprio: The Movie:
And finally – two of my absolute favorite things:
The Breaking Bad opening credits done in the style of The Wire:
Stay warm, people!
General Pop Culture, Movies, Music, Sports, Television
Ab Fab, Archer, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Community, Downton Abbey, Duck Dynasty, Fallon, Frozen, Futurama, Game of Thrones, Girls, Golden Globes, Grammys, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Her, Home Alone, House of Cards, Jack White, James Avery, Jay-Z, Jennie Garth, Jeopardy, Josh Hutcherson, Jsutified, Kanye, Kesha, Louis CK, Mockingjay, Muppets, Mythbusters, Parks and Recreation, Paul Blart, Paul Walker, Pixar, Red Road, Seinfeld, Shameless, SNL, Springsteen, Stan Lee, Star Wars, Stephen Colbert, The Rock, the Simpsons, The Wolf of Wall Street, Tori Spelling, X-men
I’m still adjusting to life in a world where
Breaking Bad is over. I find that I’m having trouble getting into my Fall TV shows – I’ve already dropped Once Upon a Time, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family from sheer lack of interest and I’m pretty meh on the new pilots (more on that later this week). Episodes of Sons of Anarchy are beginning to pile up as well and I haven’t bothered to watch the premieres of Revenge or Homeland yet, so their days with a season pass may be numbered. The good news is that this general apathy means that I have a lot more time to surf the web in search of pop culture goodness to share. So really, my loss is your gain. Kick back and enjoy the fruits of my labor in this week’s edition of my pop culture round up
The cover for the upcoming Ron Burgundy memoir has been released.
Peter Dinklage made a stop by
I am not super impressed with Justin Timberlake’s
20/20 Experience, Volume 2. It just sounds like a lot of songs that were (rightfully) scrapped from the first album.
Who doesn’t love a Halloween themed programing? TV Tango has
rounded up 360 of them airing this month. That seems a little excessive.
The opening credits for
American Horror Story: Coven has been released and they are unsurprisingly terrifying.
Game shows are becoming sticklers for pronunciation – contestants on
and Jeopardy! were both penalized recently. Wheel of Fortune
A new film starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard and
…..Taylor Swift? Be afraid, Skarsgard. Be very afraid.
It’s been far too long since we’ve had a new Britney Spears video. The wait is over:
Construction has resumed on the monstrosity of a home that was featured in the documentary Queen of Versailles. Excellent film if you haven’t seen it.
I was a big fan of
ALF back in the day. Watch him sing “Berzerk” by Eminem:
The Avett Brothers played some Metal on
Breaking Bad in over *sob* but that doesn’t mean I still don’t have some links
Sadly, I did not win tickets to the
Breaking Bad finale viewing party. These photos from the event make it look like I missed a hell of a time.
This one is for my friend Brigette:
Aaron Paul lends his vocal talents – and his catchphrase – to the single “Dance Bitch”
I would totally read this book:
My pals over at Grantland put together an In Memoriam video for
Breaking Bad tribute set to Green Day’s “Good Riddance”
Glee’s Naya Rivera was a proud sister when her brother scored his first touchdown in the NFL:
You can read an
edited excerpt from Dave Eggers’ upcoming new novel, The Circle.
Watching Conan play Grand Theft Auto V had me literally laughing out loud.
The Atlanta Braves did a “Blurred Lines” parody:
I enjoyed it, but I’m still not rooting for you in the playoffs. #TeamDodgers
For those of you who don’t normally watch baseball but want to get into the playoffs,
GQ compares playoff teams to pop culture to help. Ha – the Red Sox are the Lannisters!
I may have to buy this
Friday Night Lights fanzine just for the Tim Riggins paper doll.
lost her fight for the Jane Austen ring that she won at an auction.
Watch The Hound from
Game of Thrones sing the Rolling Stones. Wait – what??
The new Sleigh Bells album
is streaming over at Rolling Stone.
Characters from Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad got Simpsonized:
Stop! Trailer Time!
HBO’s new comedy,
A new trailer for
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
The latest from Chris Lilley,
Ja’mie King: Private School Girl (I can’t wait!!):
Aziz Ansari has a special coming out soon on Netflix:
A Case of You with Justin Long, Sam Rockwell and Peter Dinklage:
This guy at a Willie Nelson concert apparent subscribes to “dance like no one is watching”
As always, we wrap up with the mashups and supercuts
A mashup of
MacGyver and Archer:
A mashup of
Breaking Bad and Need for Speed:
Who can resist a
Sesame Street mashup? Certainly not me.
And finally – the cast of
Breaking Bad sings the N’Sync classic, “Bye, Bye, Bye”
Books, Comedians, General Pop Culture, Movies, Music, Sports, Television
30 for 30. Sleigh Bells, Adele, alanis morissette, Alf, American Horror Story, Army Wives, Aziz Ansari, Blurred Lines, Boardwalk Empire, Bob's Burgers, Breaking Bad, Bridget Jones, Britney Spears, Captain America, Christoph Waltz, Conan, Cooper, Disney, Dr. Horrible, Dumb and Dumber, Eminem, Fargo, Fast & Furious 7, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, Garfunkel and Oates, Get Lucky, Glee, Grand Theft Auto, GWAR, Halloween, Harry Potter, Hoarders, Homeland, Horrible Bosses 2, How I Met Your Mother, Into the Wild, James Gandolfini, Jay-Z, Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, John Noble, Jon Hamm, Justified, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Kanye, Kelly Clarkson, Ken Jeoung, Kevin James, Lego, Lost, Martin Freeman, Miley Cyrus, Mister Rogers, Mistresses, Modern Family, Mumford & Sons, Muppets, N'Sync, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, Peanuts, Phonte, Plinko, Price is Right, Robert DeNiro, Roger Rabbit, Ron Burgundy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scream 5. Chris Lilley, Sesame Street, Sisterland, Steel Magnolias, Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, The Big Bang Theory, The Bridge, The O.C., the Simpsons, The Voice, This is the end, Thor, Unforgettable, Wheel of Fortune, WIllie Nelson, Wizard of Oz, Woody Allen