Comedy Crib Annoyance Blackouts 80s

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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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

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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Car Notes

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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