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Leprechauns Try Lucky Charms, Muppets Sing ‘Crossroads’ and More of the Week’s Funniest Videos

This week we're laughing at Muppet rappers, Lance's eye exam and much more.

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As another week ends, it’s important to blow off some steam with some hilarious videos. An entertainment appetizer, if you will, that’ll make the transition from work to play a little easier.

From Mark Hamill pranking Star Wars fans to the latest from IFC’s Comedy Crib, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Muppets Sing Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

Adding to his already fantastic catalog of singing felt, Adam Schleichkorn (aka Mylo the Cat) has released another Muppet-y mashup featuring Sesame Street characters singing that mid-’90s R&B staple “The Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. (Much love to Schleichkorn’s puppet surrogate for Uncle Charles.)


2. Audio Graffiti Artist

The latest episode of the Comedy Crib series “Video Frogs” introduces us to a Brooklyn artist who works exclusively in annoying street sounds.


3. Mark Hamill Jedi Mind-Tricks Fans

To live a life as a nerd icon constantly hounded by the awkward and unwashed masses must be as torturous as a millennium spent in a Sarlacc Pit. And nobody would know that better than Tatooine native Mark Hamill who, through the power of The Force, is able to disperse a flock of fans toward co-star Harrison Ford. (Watch ’til the end to get a brief glimpse of Hamill’s actual day-to-day autograph annoyances.)


4. SNL March Madness Sketch

Ariana Grande proved to be an able host on last week’s SNL, but there’s one sketch you didn’t see. Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett reprised their awkward coworker characters for this cut for time sketch about two dimwits who don’t seem to grasp the basic idea of casual get togethers.


5. The Walk of Life Project

The chipper, stadium-pumping “Walk of Life” off of Dire Straits’ 1985 smash success Brothers of Arms is more than just a jock jam. Turns out, as showcased in YouTuber Peter Salomone’s eponymous online project, “Walk of Life” is the perfect way to end just about any movie. Check out the Knopfler-sized Jurassic Park above and visit Walk of Life Project for other perfect examples like RoboCop, Casablanca, and The Shining.


6. Leprechauns try Lucky Charms

Funny or Die got in the St. Patrick’s Day mood with this take on those “person tries junk food from their culture” videos that the Buzzfeeds of the world love churning out.


7. Lance gets an eye exam

Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz returned to Portlandia this week as an eye doctor who convinces Lance to buy glasses (Missed Portlandia? Catch up on full episodes any time on IFC.com and the IFC app.)

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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