10 Snakes on a Plane Spoofs That’ll Make You Nostalgic For 2006

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Remember back in 2006 — before Facebook, Twitter, and pretty much everything else that rules the Internet now — when everyone was in love with Snakes on a Plane or at least the idea of it? It was a simpler time when nothing was funnier than Samuel L. Jackson yelling about motherf—ing snakes on a motherf—ing plane. Eventually the constant stream parodies caused the movie to be tied with Borat for the most overdone comedic reference of 2006. There are a few distinct types of motherf—in’ parodies, most of which are quite bad, but a few of which are still fun in a nostalgic, early days of memes way. Here they are, from worst to first.

10. Celebrity Impressions on a Plane

What’s great about this video is that it combines overdone impressions (Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson) with a topical reference that was immediately dated by the time the video hit the Web. It’s the 2006 equivalent of a YouTuber doing an impression of Stewie from Family Guy as one of the cops in True Detective.

9. Intentionally(?) Bad Parody on a Plane

There’s stuff that is so unintentionally bad that it’s funny, stuff that presents the aesthetic of a low quality production but still accomplishes laughs, and stuff that is just plain bad. Guess which category this and the army of videos like it fit into.

8. Mash-up Trailer on a Plane

Wouldn’t it be funny if Samuel L. Jackson swore about snakes in movies that he’s not really supposed to be in? What a hilarious contrast in tones! Now excuse us while we travel back in time to 2006 to explain to whoever made this what #sarcasm means.

7. Fan Fiction on a Plane

A literal, actual excerpt from some good ol’ Snakes On A Plane fan fiction, titled Snakes On A Plane: The Montage: “A snake tore some poor f—‘s eye out, but one look from Flynn told Honky-boy to roll with it if he wanted to keep the other eye. All right. It was show time. Officer Nelville Flynn was gonna go kill some muthaf—in’ snakes — Badass Style.” Folks, I think we have the script for the long-awaited Snakes sequel right here.

6. Math Joke on a Plane

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Get it? Because in mathematics, a “plane” is a flat surface that has only length and width….wait, don’t walk away!

5. Snakes on a Plane Before Snakes on a Plane

Tons of fans made parodies after the movie was announced, sure, but Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were downright soothsayers: They put slithery reptiles aboard an aircraft in Raiders of the Lost Ark 25 years before Samuel L. Jackson had to fight them off.

4. Pop Culture References on a Plane

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There are two sub-categories for this one: fan-made pop culture references, like the terrific Drakes On A Plane as seen above, and pop culture referencing the movie, like the quick joke the developers of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes put into the game, seen below, since Nick Fury is portrayed on-onscreen by Jackson.

Speaking of our man Jackson…

3. Samuel L. Jackson Spoofing Samuel L. Jackson on a Plane

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He’s probably more tired of the lame jokes than us fans are, so he is a saint for still going along with them, for somebody’s sake, all these years later.

2. [Creatures] on a [Vehicle] Other Than a Plane

Above is Bears On A Bus, a parody that replaces the animal and the type of vehicle and hopes hilarity ensues. Here are more [Things] On A [Vehicle] parodies on YouTube, which we will let speak for themselves: Raccoons On A Space Shuttle, Snake On A Windshield (this one seems fairly plausible), Kangaroos On A Jetski, Snails On A Plane (also plausible and more annoying than terrifying), Pigs On A Tram, and the frankly adorable sounding Sheep On A Car.

1. Edited for TV Snakes on a Plane

The absolute, hands-down, no-question, undoubtedly greatest Snakes On A Plane parody can be seen in the movie itself, as long as you’re watching an edited version on TV. (Lucky for you IFC shows the movie uncut.) The movie actually might have been a lot more interesting if it featured monkey-fighting snakes on a Monday-to-Friday plane.

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Documentary Now! Robert Evans Mansion

The Reel Deal

Everything You Need To Know About “Mr. Runner Up” Inspiration Robert Evans

Watch the two-part finale of Documentary Now! this Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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In its upcoming two-part finale, Documentary Now! spoofs the crown jewel of docs: The Kid Stays In The Picture. It’s the autobiographical documentary about Robert Evans, the unlikely Hollywood mogul whose mix of self-aggrandizing bravado, classic good looks and extremely circumstantial good luck took him from being a salesman to an actor to the head of Paramount Pictures.

If you’ve never seen the film, it’s totally worth it. Rotten Tomatoes agrees, with a staggeringly-high approval rating. Watch it before, or watch it after — doesn’t matter. You’ll appreciate it whenever.

In the meantime, here’s a bit of background that will come in handy…

Robert Loves Robert

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Robert Evans is the ultimate Robert Evans fan. The movie was narrated by Robert Evans and based on his memoir of the same name. It is totally unbiased.

He’s Kind Of A Big Deal

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Evans produced some of Hollywood’s true classics: Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather, Love Story…the list goes on. Totally legit and amazing movies.

He’s Also Kind Of A Joke

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Evans has been parodied in TV shows and movies like Entourage and Wag The Dog. He is the quintessential “producer” you already have in your head.

So Wrong He’s Right

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Robert Evans is a notorious narcissist whose love of self is so blind and sincere that it’s actually adorable.

There’s Something Missing

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Entire sections of Robert Evans’ life are left out of the documentary. Maybe it’s because of timing. Maybe it’s because real life isn’t a tidy narrative. Who knows.

He Blew It

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Evans had a pretty spectacular fall from grace. He was convicted of cocaine trafficking in the early 80’s, and was connected to a contract killing during the production of The Cotton Club. Oops.

Losing Is For Losers

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In the Robert Evans mythology, all tragedies are just triumphs in disguise, and every story has a happy ending…for Robert Evans.

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With these simple facts in hand you are now prepared to thoroughly enjoy the two-part finale of Documentary Now! starting this Wednesday at 10/9c on IFC.

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Weird Roles

Anthony Michael Hall’s Most Rotten Movies

Catch Anthony Michael Hall in Weird Science on Friday at 8P on IFC.

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Anthony Michael Hall was the quintessential ’80s nerd. We love him in classics like The Breakfast Club and National Lampoon’s Vacation. But even the brainiest among us has his weak spots. In honor of Weird Science airing this Rotten Friday, we analyze Hall’s worst movies.

Weird Science (1985) 56%

A low point for John Hughes, Weird Science is way too wacky for its own good. Anthony Michael Hall’s Gary and his pal Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) create the “perfect woman.” Supernatural chaos ensues. The film costars a young Bill Paxton, floppy disks, and a general disconnect from all reality.

The Caveman’s Valentine (2001) 46%

This ambitious drama starring Samuel L. Jackson couldn’t live up to its rich premise. Jackson plays Romulus, a Juilliard-educated, paranoid schizophrenic who lives in a cave. Hall co-stars as Bob, a rich man, who wants to see Romulus play the piano. The plot centers around Romulus investigating a murder, but with so much going on, the movie never quite finds its rhythm.

All About the Benjamins (2002) 30%

Ice Cube plays a bounty hunter who teams up with Mike Epps’ con man to catch diamond thieves. Hall plays Lil J, a small-time drug dealer. It’s definitely a role we’ve never seen Hall in, but overall the movie isn’t funny or original enough to justify its violence.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001) 11%

This showcase for Tom Green’s goofy gross-out comedy is often hailed as one of the worst films of all time. Green plays Gord, a 20-something slacker, who dreams of having his own animated series. Hall is Dave Davidson, a CEO of an animation studio who eventually helps Gord find success. Too bad Tom Green wasn’t so lucky.

Johnny Be Good (1988) 0%

Hall plays against type as Johnny Walker, a star quarterback. Robert Downey Jr. is his best friend and Uma Thurman plays his devoted girlfriend. Despite the support of a future A-list cast, the movie lacks central conflict and charm. Or, as TV Guide put it, “Johnny be worthless.” Ouch.

Catch the “Too Rotten to Miss” Weird Science this Friday at 8P on IFC.

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Season 6: Episode 1: Pickathon

Binge Fest

Portlandia Season 6 Now Available On DVD

The perfect addition to your locally-sourced, artisanal DVD collection.

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End of summer got you feeling like:

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Ease into fall with Portlandia‘s sixth season. Relive the latest exploits of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s cast of characters, including Doug and Claire’s poignant breakup, Lance’s foray into intellectual society, and the terrifying rampage of a tsukemen Noodle Monster! Plus, guest stars The Flaming Lips, Glenn Danzig, Louis C.K., Kevin Corrigan, Zoë Kravitz, and more stop by to experience what Portlandia is all about.

Pick up a copy of the DVD today, or watch full episodes and series extras now on IFC.com and the IFC app.

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