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It's Raining '80s

Perfect Stranger Things, How to Have an ’80s Summer and More of This Week’s Best Videos

Check out funny videos from the Annoyance, College Humor and more.

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Brutal heat. Agonizing humidity. Tempers on a hair-trigger. Yes, the month of August can be mentally and physically exhausting, but there are ways to escape. How? With another weekly round of funny videos.

From ’80s fashion to a Myposian version of Stranger Things, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Perfect Stranger Things

Regarded as this summer’s “Must Binge Watch” show, Netflix’s Stranger Things has tweaked the nostalgia nerve in folks raised on Stephen King, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg. By extension, those ’80s kids were probably also big fans of the mismatched cousins on ABC’s TGIF sitcom, Perfect Strangers. And through the power of this YouTube mash-up, we no longer have to keep our love for Monster Squad and everyone’s favorite Myposian separate.


2. It’s the ’80s Outside

IFC’s Comedy Crib brings you a series of bite-sized videos from the sketch group The Annoyance. Hilarious and fast-paced enough to marathon a bunch during your lunch break, they make for a fine mood-booster and varied enough to keep you entertained. Check out this quick vignette exploring the appropriate wardrobe for when it’s “in the 80s” outside. (Watch more from The Annoyance and other great Comedy Crib series on YouTube and IFC.com.)


3. Attack Ad, ’90s Style

Documentary Now! is coming back to IFC on September 14th at 10P, and fans were recently given a sneak peek of the season premiere. In “The Bunker,” a tribute to the 1993 political documentary The War Room, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader play campaign managers scheming to get their inexperienced candidate elected in the 1992 Ohio governor race. In the clip above, the campaign team takes a look at a new attack ad against their rival. As you can expect, things take a turn for the hilarious.


4. Bruce Wayne vs. the World

Cross-pollinating DC Comics with director Edgar Wright’s non-Cornetto universe, this mashup trailer pits the Dark Knight’s alter ego Bruce Wayne against a graphically enhanced Rogue’s Gallery. The video takes clips from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and inserts the hyperkinetic visual gags found in Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, thus creating the most whiz-bang version of the Caped Crusader this side of Adam West.


5. If You Competed in the Olympics

With Olympic fever about to sweep the nation, you might have inklings to ditch the 9-to-5 and finally live out your dreams of being a professional gymnast, or, say, shot putter. But as College Humor shows in the sketch above, an Olympic games filled with average folks like us would be more than a little underwhelming. We might get an awkward tumble in here and there, but chances are we’ll quickly get distracted by Twitter.

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Brock Hard

Brockmire’s Guide To Grabbing Life By The D***

Catch up on the full season of Brockmire now.

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“Lucy, put supper on the stove, my dear, because this ballgame is over!”

Brockmire has officially closed out its rookie season. Miss the finale episode? A handful of episodes? The whole blessed season?? You can see it all from the beginning, starting right here.

And you should get started, because every minute you spend otherwise will be a minute spent not living your best life. That’s right, there are very important life lessons that Brockmire hid in plain sight—lessons that, when applied thoughtfully, can improve every aspect of your awesome existence. Let’s dive into some sage nuggets from what we call the Book of Jim.

Life Should Be Spiked, Not Watered Down.

That’s not just a fancy metaphor. As Brockmire points out, water tastes “awful. 70% of the water is made up of that shit?” Life is short, water sucks, live like you mean it.

There Are Only Three Types of People

“Poor people, rich people and famous people. Rich people are just poor people with money, so the only worthwhile thing is being famous.” So next time your rich friends act all high and mighty, politely remind them that they’re worthless in the eyes of even the most minor celebrities.

There’s Always A Reason To Get Out Of Bed

And 99% of the time that reason is the urge to pee. It’s nature’s way of saying “seize the day.”

There’s More To Life Than Playing Games

“Baseball can’t compete with p0rnography. Nothing can.” Nothing you do or ever will do can be more important to people than p0rn. Get off your high horse.

A Little Empathy Goes A Long Way

Especially if you’ve taken someone else’s Plan B by mistake.

Our Weaknesses Can Be Our Greatest Strengths

Tyrion Lannister said something similar. Hard to tell who said it with more colorful profanity. Wise sentiments all around.

Big Things Come To Those Who Wait

When you’re looking for a sign, the universe will drop you a big one. You’re the sh*t, universe.

And Of Course…

Need more life lessons from the Book of Jim? Catch up on Brockmire on the IFC App.

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Oh Mama

Mommie May I?

Mommie Dearest Is On Repeat All Mothers Day Long On IFC

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The cult-classic movie Mommie Dearest is a game-changer. If you’ve seen it even just once (but come on, who sees it just once?), then you already know what we’re talking about.

But if you haven’t seen it, then let us break it down for you. Really quick, we promise, we’ll even list things out to spare you the reading of a paragraph:

1. It’s the 1981 biopic based on the memoir of Christina Crawford, Hollywood icon Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter.
2. Faye Dunaway plays Joan. And boy does she play her. Loud and over-reactive.
3. It was intended as a drama, but…
4. Waaaaaay over-the-top performances and bargain-basement dialogue rendered it an accidental comedy.
5. It’s a cult classic, and you’re the last person to see it.

Not sold? Don’t believe it’s going to change your life? Ok, maybe over-the-top acting isn’t your thing, or perhaps you don’t like the lingering electricity of a good primal scream, or Joan Crawford is your personal icon and you can’t bear to see her cast in such a creepy light.

But none of that matters.

What’s important is that seeing this movie gives you permission to react to minor repeat annoyances with unrestrained histrionics.

That there is a key moment. Is she crazy? Yeah. But she’s also right. Shoulder nipples are horrible, wire hangers are the worst, and yelling about it feels strangely justified. She did it, we can do it. Precedent set. You’re welcome.

So what else can we yell about? Channel your inner Joan and consider the following list offenses when choosing your next meltdown.

Improperly Hung Toilet Paper

Misplaced Apostrophes

Coldplay at Karaoke

Dad Jokes

Gluten Free Pizza

James Franco

The list of potential pedestrian grievances is actually quite daunting, but when IFC airs Mommie Dearest non-stop for a full day, you’ll have 24 bonus hours to mull it over. 24 bonus hours to nail that lunatic shriek. 24 bonus hours to remember that, really, your mom is comparatively the best.

So please, celebrate Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest on IFC and at IFC.com. And for the love of god—NO WIRE HANGERS EVER.

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Breaking News

From Canada With Love

Baroness von Sketch Show comes to IFC.

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Breaking news that (finally) isn’t apocalyptic!

IFC announced today that it acquired acclaimed Canadian comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show, slated to make its US of A premiere this summer. And yes, it’s important to note that it’s a Canadian sketch comedy series, because Canada is currently a shining beacon of civilization in the western hemisphere, and Baroness von Sketch Show reflects that light in every way possible.

The series is fronted entirely by women, which isn’t unusual in the sketch comedy world but is quite rare in the televised sketch comedy world. Punchy, smart, and provocative, each episode of Baroness von Sketch Show touches upon outrageous-yet-relatable real world subjects in ways both unexpected and deeply satisfying: soccer moms, awkward office birthday parties, being over 40 in a gym locker room…dry shampoo…

Indiewire called it “The Best Comedy You’ve Never Seen” and The National Post said that it’s “the funniest thing on Canadian television since Kids In The Hall.” And that’s saying a lot, because Canadians are goddamn hilarious.

Get a good taste of BVSS in the following sketch, which envisions a future Global Summit run entirely by women. It’s a future we’re personally ready for.

Baroness Von Sketch Show premieres later this summer on IFC.

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