Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Welcome to September Edition

I don’t know how this happened, but it’s September already. Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? This last month of summer has just flown by; I thought that I had a lot of time to do everything left on my summer bucket list and that is apparently not in the cards. I love autumn, but I don’t know if I’m quite ready for the barrage of new television that is on the horizon. I could have used a few more weeks of the lazy, hazy days of summer. I didn’t even take a summer vacation!

But time marches on, just as the world of pop culture. I’ve search the interwebs far and wide to bring you the best that pop culture has to offer. So while we enjoy these last final days of summer, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you may have missed.


  • Tom Hardy – secret Dubsmash master:




  • Dave Grohl – still awesome:


  • Of possible interest……

Time for some trailers…..

  • Will Smith in Concussion:


  • New Star Wars teaser:


  • Longmire, season 4:


  • A new teaser for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:


  • Scream Queens:


  • All Things Must Pass, a documentary about Tower Records:


  • The final season of Downton Abbey:


  • Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock:


  • Nicolas Cage in Pay the Ghost:


  • Love the Coopers:


  • MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles:


  • Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in Youth:


  • Jack Black in Goosebumps:


  • Homeland season 5:


  • Bill Murray in Rock the Kasbah:


  • He Named Me Malala:


  • John Leguizamo appears in Justin Bieber’s new video:


  • J.K Rowling wished Harry Potter’s son good luck at this first day at Hogwarts:


  • T-Pain sings the National Anthem:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts……

  • Hannibal with the Friends theme is a different show:


  • A mashup of Katy Perry and The Weeknd:




  • Some sports related mashups. First up Pittsburgh Pirates and Family Matters:


  • The Chicago Cubs meets Perfect Strangers:


  • Kelly Clarkson kills this cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”:


  • Here’s Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles singing Lynyrd Skynyrd:


  • The Dirty Suicide Squad:


  • Disturbed covers Simon and Garfunkel:


  • Straight Outta Compton: Ben Folds Edition:


  • Donald Trump + Deadpool = Trump Pool:


  • “Bad Dreams” (a Taylor Swift/Beck mashup):


  • A Sopranos/Seinfeld mashup:


  • What if Joffrey was the hero of Game of Thrones?


  • And finally, Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow perform “Smelly Cat”:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Goodbye To You Edition


Pop culture goodbyes are never easy and it seems like they are happening with increasing frequency. This week we not only sad goodbye to Mad Men, but we’ll bid David Letterman an adieu from late night television. Both of these endings make me a little sad; Mad Men was one of my favorite shows of all time and I feel like I grew up with Letterman. So it’s been a rough couple of days for someone like me who doesn’t like change.

But the show must go on. Once again, I’ve searched far and wide on the Internet to bring you some of the pop culture news and highlights that you might have missed. There may be big changes to the landscape afoot, but that does nothing to slow down the pop culture machine. So sit back, relax and get yourself caught up on the world of pop.

  • Here’s Taylor Swift’s new star studded video:


  • I have no words for Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s new music video:


  • Here’s Peter Dinklage signing about the Game of Thrones characters that he’s outlasted:


Stop…..Trailer Time:

  • Minions (yay!):


  • A new look at Ant-Man, which I am hoping is this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy:


  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trial:


  • Pan:


  • Netflix’s Between:


  • Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends:


  • Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak:


  • Syfy’s The Magicians:


  • Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro on The Intern:


  • A teaser for Samantha Bee’s new talk show on TBS:


  • Masters of Sex, season 3:


  • Runoff:


  • A new trailer for Pixels:


  • American Heist:


  • Into the Grizzly Maze:


  • Al Pacino in Manglehorn:


  • Third Eye Blind covered Beyoncé:


  • Christina Hendricks dropped by Sesame Street:


  • Here’s Eddie Veddar singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” at Wrigley Field:


  • Jaden Smith brought the albino Batman suit back for prom:



  • The Mountain from Game of Thrones took batting practice with the Phillies:



As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups….

  • Here are some fan generated opening credits for the Black Widow movie Marvel seems determined never to give us:


  • Daryl Dixon in LEGO form:


  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest to get the 8-bit video game treatment:


  • If Anna Kendrick was the next Indiana Jones, I’d finally watch the franchise:


  • Breaking Bad scenes recreated in Grand Theft Auto V:


  • And finally, Mad Max meets Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:



Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Baby It’s Cold Outside Edition

I was lucky enough to have a three day weekend last weekend and I spent almost all of it, with the exception of one hour, in my apartment because the thought of going outside was too much for me to handle. With the temperature dipping into the negative and the wind chill adding insult to injury, it seemed easier to just hibernate for as long as possible. Even the thought of going to the movies to continue my Oscar death race seemed like too much trouble. My DVR had filled up during my vacation, so I curled up on the couch and powered through 8 hours of The Tonight Show while listening to the heat running non-stop for 72 hours. Thank the dear Lord that I don’t live in Boston – not only would I  be surrounded by  Sox and Pats fans *shudder* but I do not think I could handle all the snow that they have. Boston Strong has taken on a whole new meaning. I tip my winter hat to New England – you are better people than I (only when it comes to weather).

Being under self-imposed house arrest also allowed me plenty of time to seek out pop culture nuggets for this week’s roundup. There’s something in here for everyone, so warm yourself with the pop culture goodness that I’ve uncovered.

  • Well Jessica Williams has dashed my hopes that she’d take over for Jon Stewart:


  • The SNL 40 after-party sounds crazy (I’m assuming my invite got lost in the mail):



  • Watch Beyonce’s killer tribute to Stevie Wonder:


Time for some trailers:

  • Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Aloha:


  • Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in The Man from U.N.C.L.E:


  • A red band trailer for Amy Schumer’s movie, Trainwreck:


  • Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in Hot Pursuit:


  • A new trailer for House of Cards:


  • Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak:


  • Insurgent:


  • A teaser for Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central roast:


  • A trailer for Bjork’s MOMA exhibit:


  • A trailer for the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians:


  • Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke in Regression:


  • A teaser for Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens:


  • Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in The Comedians:


  • To celebrate his first year as host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon is getting a new Ben and Jerry’s flavor:



  • Rob Lowe will star in Fox’s comedy The Grinder. I assume they don’t mean the app, though that would be an interesting show.
  • There is a conspiracy theory about The Simpsons involving Homer being in a coma the last 20 years:


  • Scarface as an 8-bit video game:


  • Jimmy Kimmel fires Cookie Monster:


  • Weird Al videobombed Gwen Stefani on the Grammy red carpet:

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Gwen Stefani videobomb

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  • Terry Crews dropped by Sesame Street:


  • Jimmy Fallon shares a photo of new daughter Franny:

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Franny Fallon wishes you a happy Tuesday!

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  • Leslie Gore, singer of “It’s My Party” and “You Don’t Own Me” has died.

As always we end with the supercuts and mashups…

  • Here’s a supercut of Daffy Duck laughing:


  • All the kills from the Keanu Reeves movie John Wick:


  • Y’all knew it was going to happen – Beck mashed up with Kanye:


  • And just to round things out – Beck mashed up with Beyoncé:


  • A reggae Whiplash parody:


  • Spider-Man and The Avengers hang out in this mashup:


  • Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One” mashed up with Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”


  • A supercut of the early roles of 2015 Oscar nominees:


  • Every “Kane” from Citizen Kane:


  • Dr. Phil with just the reaction shots:


  • And finally, in honor of The Breakfast Club’s 30th anniversary, a montage of 80s teen movies: