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CB!B! Flashback

10 Classic Comedy Bang! Bang! Moments

Scott and "Weird Al" remember some classic CB!B! moments tonight starting at 11P on IFC.

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With Comedy Bang! Bang! hitting its 100th episode, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the weirdest, most farcical and insane moments Scott Aukerman (“Hot Saucerman”) and the crew have ever cooked up. To see what Scott and “Weird Al” have in store for the 100th episode, be sure to tune in tonight starting at 11P.

10. The Oh, Hello! boys crack up Scott and The Lonely Island

We’re only at the midway point of season five, and already this latest batch of episodes has produced several classic CB!B! moments. We’re still laughing at Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s appearance as those Upper West Side-dwelling, Alan Alda-worshipping weirdos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Watch their segment above and witness Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island guys attempting to keep it together.


9. See Through Burritos

Burritos

In this riff on David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Reggie gets superpowers when he accidentally microwaves himself with a burrito. Now, thanks to the laws of science, he can see through tortillas. It goes without saying that he’s super psyched. No more mystery when it comes to what other people are eating. Shredded Chicken. Carne Asada. Reggie always knows. But with great power comes great responsibility, as long as that responsibility involves tortillas.


8. Cowboy Poetry by Dalton Wilcox

Dalton Wilcox

Andy Daly is a mainstay on Comedy Bang! Bang!, and with good reason, if “Poet Laureate of the West” Dalton Wilcox is any indication. With his folksy poems about hard living on the plains, he seems to be the rugged ideal of an Old West cowboy. That is unless you let him read his poems all the way through, and realize 75% to 80% of them are about having sex with a hole in the ground. And if that isn’t your cup of tea, stick around for the poem about all the people he accidentally killed because he thought they were vampires.


7. Reality House

Reality House

It’s hard to find an original slant on the reality show genre these days, but Aukerman and the CB!B! writing staff are never one to shy away from a challenge. Here, actual reality show stars like Reza Farahan, the muastachioed hunk from Shahs of Sunset and ex-Bachelor contestant Lucy Aragon, take place in a competition called “Reality House,” which seems to consist of host Scott Aukerman reading the same bewildering cue card every day for weeks, while the confused contestants become more and more confused. No one has any idea what type of show this is, what they’re supposed to do, or really anything at all. Well, Farahan does know one thing. He isn’t here to make friends…or is he?


6. Scottie Scares ‘Em

Scottie Scares

Scott is a friendly guy, so it probably shouldn’t come as a shock that he’d use a hidden camera prank show to make friends. In this classic CB!B! sketch, Scott dresses up as a bush to scare some unsuspecting passerby, but when one, then two, then all of them want to join the show, “Scottie Scares ‘Em” slowly morphs into “Scottie, Greg, June, Lisa & Sarah Startles and Caught-Off-Guards ‘Em Featuring Stu (Vouched for by Dave).”


5. Topher Grace Tries To Shoot Seth Rogen

Topher Grace

Celebrity cameos are a mainstay of Comedy Bang! Bang!. You never know who’s going to stop by, or who they’re going to kill. Thank god for Will Arnett, who cameos here to talk down Topher Grace, playing a cameraman who wants to “take the shot,” and kill Seth Rogen’s picture of himself surfing once and for all. Pretty typical stuff. Action movie icon Fred Williamson even shows up, to question why Arnett is so hard on the young That’s ’70s Show star. Maybe it’s because he sees some much of himself in the kid. All of that for a thirty second gag?


4. Make The Sweater Better

Sweater

In this sketch, Scott sends up a variety of TV show genres with his “Make The Sweater Better” show. He’s here to “make a cargi-GAN out of this cardi-GAN’T,” and save your favorite sweater! But as the show progresses, fixing sweaters falls by the wayside, as his trip between locations on “historic Route 66” takes up more and more time. He starts dropping cheap catchphrases like, “I did have a cow, man,” and “Mmmmm, you’ve got to lick it before you kick it.” His hair grows frosted tips, a goatee crops on his face and his shirt becomes emblazoned with flames. Before you know it, Scott has gone full blown Guy Fieri, unable to leave a frame without chanting, “hasta la vista, baby.”


3. Fourvel Gets Stabby

Fourvel

For fans of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, Bobby Moynihan’s orphan boy, Forvuel, is a familiar face, er, voice. A castoff scamp, he spends his days hunting for scraps, and desperately trying to get adopted. But don’t cross him, because he’s quick to pull a knife and get all stabby. Just ask his birth family, who he killed because “they were all up in my grill.”


2. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber pens an epic musical

Webber musical

Paul F. Tompkins‘ take on the Phantom of the Opera creator is always a welcome presence on the CB!B! stage. But for one classic episode, the Lord deigned us all with a brand new musical starring Casey Wilson, Scott and Tom Lennon as The Phantom of the Studio. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house (probably because of all the smoke effects).


1. Scott Does the Time Warp Again

Time Warp

Last season’s Halloween episode has quickly become an all-time classic, thanks to a brilliant homage to the Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring Kid Cudi in a Riff Raff-like role, guest Robert Kirkman as Dr. Scott and Scott himself channeling Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The sight of Scott in a wig and fishnets is not one we’ll soon forget.

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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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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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