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Food Fight

10 Times Food Came to Life In Hilarious Fashion

The Noodle Monster hits the Portlandia season finale this Thursday at 10P.

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Portlandia‘s sixth season wraps up with a bang this Thursday at 10P ET/PT, as a viciously delicious Noodle Monster comes to town. Will anyone survive the monster’s onslaught? Does anyone want to get noodles for lunch? They’re so tasty! Whenever anthropomorphic food pops up in our favorite movies and TV shows, our stomachs start rumbling. From talking french fries to killer tomatoes, the living lunches on this list look good enough to eat.

10. Pizza the Hutt, Spaceballs

MGM

MGM

Our worst craving come to life, Pizza the Hutt, crime lord of the Spaceballs universe, is a sad reminder that we’d probably eat anything if we’re drunk enough. All oozing, bubbling cheese and dangling pepperoni, this living slice brought us nightmares back in the ’80s, and now just make us hungry.


9. Tomatoes, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

If the “Killer Tomato” movies teach us anything, it’s that everything wants to kill us. Even dinner. Also, that George Clooney looks pretty great with a mullet.


8. Can of Vegetables, Wet Hot American Summer

USA Films

USA Films

What makes a true friend? Judging by the bond Gene the cook (Christopher Meloni) and a can of vegetables (voiced by Jon Benjamin) share, friendship means never being ashamed of your true passions. If you want to smear mud on your butt, go for it. If you can, er, pleasure, um, yourself, tell the world. We do have to admit, we’ve never been as confused by the anatomy of a tin can, though.


7. Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Adult Swim

Adult Swim

Fans of the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force would recognize this happy meal anywhere. Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad began life as crime fighters, but quickly tired of the grind, and just started hanging around and going on bizarre adventures. There was no rhyme or reason to their show, outside of the fact that it always gave us the munchies.


6. The Stuff

It seems impossible to keep up with what’s good for you these days. One minute you’re supposed to avoid fatty foods, the next you have to eat the “good” fat. Kale is a superfood, but don’t eat too much or you’ll die. And “The Stuff,” the titular villain of this 1985 schlockfest, was supposed to do a body good, but instead ate your brain and turned you into a killer zombie. Forget it, we’re just going to eat whatever we want.


5. Mutton Vindaloo Beast, Red Dwarf

BBC

BBC

When the boys from the British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf tried to turn a mutton vindaloo into a chicken vindaloo, they unwittingly created a monster. Immune to bazookas, and able to eat through solid steel, it seemed impossible to stop. That is, until they remembered “the only thing which can kill a vinadloo.” Beer! Whether you’ve got some spicy takeout or a rampaging beast, a nice, cool lager will always do the trick.


4. Singing Food, The Muppets

The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company

Jim Henson specialized in bringing surprising things to life, from sexy pigs to talking doorknockers, but his menagerie of singing fruits and vegetables always felt like the perfect healthy snack in the middle of some Muppets anarchy.


3. The Lord Our God Ice Cream Sundae, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

With the production value of a ’70s porno, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter didn’t exactly break box office records, but it did have one of the weirdest talking food scenes we’ve ever seen. Part acid trip, part schizophrenic episode, God choosing to communicate with his vampire hunting son through a bowl of talking ice cream made us feel like it might be time to get back on the meds.


2. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Ghostbusters

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Poor Ray. All he had to do was clear his mind. Instead, one thought kept popping up. The most harmless thing imaginable. Something from his childhood. Something that could never, ever destroy the whole world. Stay Puft, a living, breathing marshmallow. If the world has to end, at least let the flames of hell smell like s’mores.


1. The Hamburger, Better Off Dead

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

Savage Steve Holland’s 1985 comedy opus Better Off Dead brought us a lot of surreal visuals and bizarre moments. But the one that’s always stood out was John Cusack’s Frankenstein burger come to life, rocking out to the sweet licks of Van Halen. It’s alive! And it rocks!

Get a sneak peek of Portlandia’s Noodle Monster! 

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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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