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Most hilarious music video of the Naughts

Most hilarious music video of the Naughts (photo)

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Zach Galifianakis lip synched in a Fiona Apple video 2 years before appearing in Kanye West’s remake of his “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” video, but it wasn’t that funny and any points Kanye and crew lose for being copy cats they more than make up for in hilarity. The presence of Appalachian folk punk Will Oldham fully blows out the proceedings.

It’s an odd kind of marketing scheme when making fun of your product is what seems to sell it with a certain take-nothing-serious crowd. I find myself liking the song more after associating it with the zany duo so I’m not above it. I would never have found the song appealing had I only viewed the original video. Zach and Oldham took a mediocre song with a confused message and a pretty refrain and made it into some kind of weird farmland fantasy. I love turd.

2007 “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West with Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham.

Over this generally wretched decade there actually lots of hilarious music videos, and I’m certain I did not see them all, especially since I spent most of the first half of the Naughts away from a computer, out in the world. But here’s some others that came to mind, probably too tilted toward recent events and comedy troupe The Lonely Island which kind of owned the hilarious viddy market.

2009 “Like a Boss” by The Lonely Island with Seth Rogan.

2006 “Dick In A Box” by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg (& The Lonely Island crew).

2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe by Daniel Strange & Kevin Umbricht

The Ballad of G.I. Joe from Olivia Wilde

And let’s not forget the Chronic(what?)cles of Narnia!
“Lazy Sunday” by The Lonely Island and Chris Parnell

Thanks Daniel !

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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