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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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Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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Reminders that the ’90s were a thing

"The Place We Live" is available for a Jessie Spano-level binge on Comedy Crib.

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Unless you stopped paying attention to the world at large in 1989, you are of course aware that the ’90s are having their pop cultural second coming. Nobody is more acutely aware of this than Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney, two comedians who met doing improv comedy and have just made their Comedy Crib debut with the hilarious ’90s TV throwback series, The Place We Live.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Dara: It’s everything you loved–or loved to hate—from Melrose Place and 90210 but condensed to five minutes, funny (on purpose) and totally absurd.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Betsy: “Hey Todd, why don’t you have a sip of water. Also, I think you’ll love The Place We Live because everyone has issues…just like you, Todd.”

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IFC: When you were living through the ’90s, did you think it was television’s golden age or the pop culture apocalypse?


Betsy: I wasn’t sure I knew what it was, I just knew I loved it!


Dara: Same. Was just happy that my parents let me watch. But looking back, the ’90s honored The Teen. And for that, it’s the golden age of pop culture. 

IFC: Which ’90s shows did you mine for the series, and why?

Betsy: Melrose and 90210 for the most part. If you watch an episode of either of those shows you’ll see they’re a comedic gold mine. In one single episode, they cover serious crimes, drug problems, sex and working in a law firm and/or gallery, all while being young, hot and skinny.


Dara: And almost any series we were watching in the ’90s, Full House, Saved By the Bell, My So Called Life has very similar themes, archetypes and really stupid-intense drama. We took from a lot of places. 

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IFC: How would you describe each of the show’s characters in terms of their ’90s TV stereotype?

Dara: Autumn (Sunita Mani) is the femme fatale. Robin (Dara Katz) is the book worm (because she wears glasses). Candace (Betsy Kenney) is Corey’s twin and gives great advice and has really great hair. Corey (Casey Jost) is the boy next door/popular guy. Candace and Corey’s parents decided to live in a car so the gang can live in their house. 
Lee (Jonathan Braylock) is the jock.

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

Dara: Because everyone’s feeling major ’90s nostalgia right now, and this is that, on steroids while also being a totally new, silly thing.

Delight in the whole season of The Place We Live right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib. It’ll take you back in all the right ways.