I’m sure by now you’ve seen Jean-Claude Van Damme’s video where he’s doing the splits between two trucks. The viral clip demonstrating the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering has amassed over 34 million views since debuting last week. With that kind of popularity, naturally spoofs were bound to follow.
Taking a break while filming 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum filmed a parody of Van Damme’s signature splits. Instead of two massive trucks supporting his feet, he opts for two food carts being pushed by members of the movie’s crew. Obviously without the stability of Volvo’s technology, things go awry for Tatum. Without spoiling too much, last year’s People’s Sexiest Man Alive’s clip ends with him yelling a few expletives while holding his naughty bits. Check it out below.
“At over 346,000 square feet, there is no sense of direction. No silence. Bad Cell Service. It’s way too big.”
Amen to that. While not clearly as vast as outer space, if you’ve ever been to an Ikea store, you’re fully aware how practically impossible it is to find someone you’ve momentarily separated from. When you factor in shoddy cell service, good luck. I assumed crappy cell reception only existed at my local Ikea. After seeing this hilarious spoof, I can see not.
Watch Alex Viola and Daniel Hubbard try to reunite in this Gravity spoof. With difficult furniture names to pronounce, low cell battery and the feeling of loneliness, Alex is frantic to find her friend. Spoiler alert. There’s a happy ending. Well, to me it is. I love me some Swedish meatballs.
Hands down, this is the funniest thing Jimmy Kimmel has done in a while. It’s amazing how with a change of music and new voiceover, a brand new narrative for Thor: The Dark World is born. With Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking On Sunshine” blaring in the background, all of a sudden the Marvel superhero flick is a romantic comedy about Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) looking for love. Is it sad that I actually want to see this?
Check out the trailer for Thor Actually below. As a side note, Love Actually was released 10 years ago this month. Can you believe it’s been a decade? Holy balls, I’m old.
Earlier this week, Fifth Harmony bypassed Emblem3 as the highest-charting Billboard Top 200 act from the US edition of The X Factor. Perhaps thats why the trio decided to film this video while on the road with Selena Gomez on her Stars Dance Tour. After all, sex sells. Even to tweens.
Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick wear some animal costumes while they lip sync to the viral hit, “The Fox.” Naturally, mandatory shirtless scenes are included in their parody which they debuted on Ryan Seacrest’s show. As an aside, is everyone still loving “The Fox” or should it retire like “Gangnam Style?” Sound off below.
“We thought the Ylvis song was genius!” Wesley Stromberg said on Ryan Seacrest. “We were always playing it backstage to psych us up for the show and figured if we’re always rockin’ out to it, why not just tape it and share with our fans!”
I completely forgot all about Drew Droege’s Chloe Sevigny spoofs. Thankfully, he dusted off that blond wig to give us another video. Welcome back gurl.
Being that it’s Halloween, naturally Chloe shares what she finds truly horrifying. Besides being fearful of fear, other random things that freak her out include Ann Murray, distant pen pals and much more. Find out what they all are in his/her “Horror” clip below.
Not going to lie. This is absolutely ridiculous, but just like roadkill or a car accident, everyone slows down and takes a peek. Well, this is your YouTube version of that. Who doesn’t want to watch a bunch of boys singing about washing from their ball sacks to their cracks? There are definitely a few cringeworthy and “did they just say that?” moments, but it’s perfect lazy Saturday viewing. Check it out below.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Guido Barilla’s anti-gay comments. The Barilla pasta brand chairman declared his company would never film an advertisement featuring a homosexual couple. He further added that if gays didn’t like it, they can eat another brand.
Between you and me, how many gays actually eat carbs? No big loss to most of us. Personally though, I love me some lasagna, penne, linguini, spaghetti etc… Who’s with me? A couple of days later, Guido made a half-assed mea culpa but the damage was already done. Don’t mess with the gay mafia.
In the wake of pasta-gate, a few companies including Bertolli pasta have spoken out, reminding their customers that they’ve always been gay-friendly and shared previous commercials featuring same-sex couples. Even a couple of fake brands have popped up poking fun at the situation. One of the best aired on The Conan Show. The ginger host introduced us to Pasta Tolernza di Napoli. Watch the cute parody featuring how gay and straight pasta can co-exist. I’ve also added a couple real commercials as well.
Earlier this month, I shared the viral video, “The Fox” from Bard Ylvisaker and Vegard Ylvisaker aka Ylvis. The Norwegian comedians asked the question, “what does the fox say?” Everyone knows a duck quacks, a dog barks and cows moo, but apparently, no one still knows about the fox. With it still being a mystery, it’s up to the Abercrombie and Fitch studs to figure it out.
Much like the actual video, A&F filmed theirs in the forest. In true form, their version is shot in black and white and features a bevy of shirtless hairless collegiate types. After watching both clips, I still don’t know what a fox says, but I now know how they dance ;) Check out the delightfully campy spoof below.