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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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Best. Characters. Ever.

Our favorite Hank Azaria characters.

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Hank Azaria may well be the most prolific voice and character actor of our time. The work he’s done for The Simpsons alone has earned him a permanent place in the pop culture zeitgeist. And now he’s bringing another character to the mainstream: a washed-up sports announcer named Jim Brockmire, in the aptly titled new series Brockmire.

We’re looking forward to it. So much so that we want to look backward, too, with a short-but-sweet retrospective of some of Azaria’s important characters. Shall we begin?

Half The Recurring Simpsons Characters

He’s Comic Book Guy. He’s Chief Wiggum. He’s Apu. He’s Cletus. He’s Snake. He’s Superintendent Chalmers. He’s the Sea Captain. He’s Kurt “Can I Borrow A Feeling” Van Houten. He’s Professor Frink. He’s Carl. And he’s many more. But most importantly he’s Moe Szyslak, the staple character Azaria has voiced since his very first audition for The Simpsons.

Oh, and He’s Frank Grimes

For all the regular Simpsons characters Azaria has played over the years, his most brilliant performance may have been a one-off: Frank Grimes, the scrappy bootstrapper who worked tirelessly all his life for honest, incremental, and easily-undermined success. Azaria’s portrayal of this character was nuanced, emotional, and simply magical.

Patches O’Houlihan

Dodgeball is a “sport of violence, exclusion and degradation.” as Hank Azaria generously points out in his brief but crucial cameo in Dodgeball. That’s sage wisdom. Try applying his “five D’s” to your life on and off the court and enjoy the results.

Harold Zoid

Of Futurama fame. The crazy uncle of Dr. Zoidberg, Harold Zoid was once a lion (or lobster) of the silver screen until Smell-o-vision forced him into retirement.

Agador

The Birdcage was significant for many reasons, and the comic genius of Hank Azaria’s character “Agador” sits somewhere towards the top of that list. If you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you.

Gargamel

Nobody else could make a live-action Gargamel possible.

Ed Cochran

From Ray Donovan. Great character, great last name [editorial note: the author of this article may be bias].

Kahmunra, The Thinker, Abe Lincoln

All in the Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian, a file that let Azaria flex his voice acting and live-action muscles in one fell swoop.

The Blue Raja

Mystery Men has everything, including a fatal case of Smash Mouth. Azaria’s iconic superhero makes the shortlist of redeemable qualities, though.

Dr. Huff

Huff put Azaria in a leading role, and it was good. So good that there is no good gif of it. Internet? More like Inter-not.

Learn more about Hank Azaria’s newest claim to fame right here, and don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Brockmire and Other Public Implosions

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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There’s less than a month until the Brockmire premiere, and to say we’re excited would be an insulting understatement. It’s not just that it stars Hank Azaria, who can do no wrong (and yes, that’s including Mystery Men, which is only cringeworthy because of Smash Mouth). It’s that the whole backstory of the titular character, Jim Brockmire, is the stuff of legends. A one-time iconic sportscaster who won the hearts of fans and players alike, he fell from grace after an unfortunate personal event triggered a seriously public meltdown. See for yourself in the NSFW Funny or Die digital short that spawned the IFC series:

See? NSFW and spectacularly catastrophic in a way that could almost be real. Which got us thinking: What are some real-life sports fails that have nothing to do with botched athletics and everything to do with going tragically off script? The internet is a dark and dirty place, friends, but these three examples are pretty special and mostly safe for work…

Disgruntled Sports Reporter

His co-anchor went offsides and he called it like he saw it.

Jim Rome vs Jim “Not Chris” Everett

You just don’t heckle a professional athlete when you’re within striking distance. Common sense.

Carl Lewis’s National Anthem

He killed it! As in murdered. It’s dead.

To see more moments just like these, we recommend spending a day in your pajamas combing through the muckiness of the internet. But to see something that’s Brockmire-level funny without having to clear your browser history, check out the sneak peeks and extras here.

Don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia Season 7 In Hindsight

Portlandia Season 7 Now Available Online and on the IFC App.

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Another season of Portlandia is behind us, and oh what a season it was. We laughed. We cried. And we chuckled uncomfortably while glancing nervously around the room. Like every season before it, the latest Portlandia has held a mirror up to ridiculousness of modern American life, but more than ever that same mirror has reflected our social reality in ways that are at once hysterical and sneakily thought-provoking. Here are just a few of the issues they tackled:

Nationalism

So long, America, Portland is out! And yes, the idea of Portland seceding is still less ludicrous than building a wall.

Men’s Rights

We all saw this coming. Exit gracefully, dudes.

Protests

Whatever you stand for, stand for it together. Or with at least one other person.

Free Love

No matter who we are or how we love, deep down we all have the ability to get stalky.

Social Status

Modern self-esteem basically hinges on likes, so this isn’t really a stretch at all.

These moments are just the tip of the iceberg, and much more can be found in the full seventh season of #Portlandia, available right now #online and on the #IFC app.

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