“Scribblenauts” came out of nowhere to become 2009’s critical darling. It meshed too-cute paper-marionette visuals with a exceedingly clever play mechanic. To help plucky, hat-wearing Max collect magical Starites, you typed out words and watched the nouns animate on screen. Type out dragon and watch a cartoon firebreather fly Max to his goal.
The new sequel adds more words, including adjectives, to the mix. The entities in the game have limited AI so part of the fun is in throwing random words together and seeing what happens. Though it’s aimed at kids, “Super Scribblenauts” will enchant the parents who buy it, too. It’s out today for Nintendo DS and DSi.
Gigi may be a grandmother, but she’s not the stay home and knit doilies and bake cookies while sipping weak tea type. As anyone who has watched Gigi Does It can tell you, she’s more likely to knit a gimp mask and woo the dad jeans off of every grandpa in Boca without a thought for what the retirement community will think. She has a mouth that would make a sailor blush and isn’t afraid to use it.
Watch this supercut of Gigi’s finest bon mots and bad deeds, but be warned– Gigi is NSFW and Not Safe For Facebook, so crank up the volume at your own peril.
That ’70s Show never missed the chance to make a mockery of major movies and TV shows from the Me Decade. Before you dive into IFC’s Thanksgiving Day Sweatsgiving That ’70s Showmarathon, check out some of the show’s best spoofs of Psycho, the Superfriends and more.
When a drunken Jackie makes Fez‘s dreams come true by hitting on him, he faces a superheroic internal struggle starring himself as a tiny Batman and Riddler. Of course, Fez-man hasn’t always been so heroic.
6. The Super Friends
Kelso gets to be Batman in an entire ’70s gang of Super-pals in a super-powered fantasy. Though their battle against Red Luthor — who, let’s be honest, would triumph over the REAL Super Friends — is weakened when all Wonder Twins Hyde and Jackie want to do is make out.
Isaac Hayes, who wrote and performed the original and incomparable theme for the ’70s flick Shaft, provides a significantly less tough “Theme for Fez” in the episode “Spread Your Wings.”
4. The Continental
When Fez tries to get to third base with Big Rhonda in the basement, the camera switches to second-person as she watches him making his attempts in the style of Renzo Casena in the TV series The Continental. (The 1950s series was also famously parodied by Christopher Walken on SNL.)
3. Psycho and other Hitchcock classics
Halloween episodes are always a good excuse for costumes and parodies. “Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die” memorably parodied Hitchcock classics like Rear Window,The Birds and, of course, Psycho‘s iconic shower scene.
2. Annie Hall
Eric and Donna took on the roles of Alvy Singer and Annie Hall in a spoof of a memorable scene from the classic Woody Allen and Diane Keaton comedy.
1. I Love Lucy
In a fun take on the Lucille Ball sitcom classic, Fez’s fantasies veer all the way to monochrome, creating an alternate world where he has a relationship and Red might even talk to him for two sentences without calling him a dumbass.
A historic summit of comedic minds has finally happened in the Cat Ranch — Lorne Michaels sat down for an interview on Marc Maron‘s WTF Podcast. And you can listen to it here.
20 years ago, Marc had a meeting with Lorne about possibly taking over Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. But then Marc never got a a callback—and his brief meeting with the SNL guru has haunted him ever since. This week on his WTF podcast, Marc finally got closure. As Marc wrote on his website, “In the history of WTF, Lorne Michaels is talked about more than any other person. Now he is finally a guest.”
In addition to discussing why Marc wasn’t ready to join the Not Ready for Primetime Players, the episode’s wide-ranging conversation also covers the reason Michaels started the show back in 1975 and what keeps him doing it each and every season.
Tencious D knows how to rock. Hard. And they’ll be melting faces with the power of their rocking this Saturday, October 10th, at Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. As a tribute to The D and their awesome comedy and music festival, check out some of their most mindblowing-ly insane live performances below. How will their Festival Supreme appearance compare? Better grab tickets and find out.
10. Wonderboy on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien
The boys get to play dress up in this classic Conan clip.
9. Ben Stiller Joins The D (NSFW)
It’s all fun and games until Ben Stiller crushes your dreams.
8. “Throw Down” on The Late Late Show
The boys’ religious history lesson is a bit more Metal than your typical Sunday school class.
7. “Dude (I Totally Miss You)” Live (NSFW)
KG threatens to leave the band, but can’t resist the silken voice of best friend Jables.
6. “Tribute” feat. Dave Grohl from MADtv
You don’t often think of rock when it comes to MADtv, but when they let The D loose the result was TV gold.
5. All Jazz, All The Time in Milan
Jack announces that Tenacious D is now a jazz band, and somehow still makes it sound hardcore.
4. “Roadie” at SXSW (NSFW)
“Coming to you live at the…what is this place?,” the boys take a moment to honor the unsung heroes of rock.
3. “Beelzeboss” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Lead guitarist John Konesky is possessed by the Devil, and the only way to save him is to rock!
2. “F*ck Her Gently” at Blizzcon (NSFW)
JB teaches us how to make love The D way in this classic performance from the 2010 Blizzcon.
1. “The Metal” Live and Uncut
The only way this could be more metal is if it were not a video clip, but a bar of iron.