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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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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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