Day: January 17, 2009

SNL’s Whopper Virgins parody

In case you missed it, last week's Saturday Night Live ended with a filmed parody of the Burger King "Whopper Virgins" campaign. The short film showed up online a little late this week on Hulu (and, but it's worth another look. Especially when you compare it to the actual documentary film Burger King made for its ad campaign. You can see that SNL focused squarely on the Romanians, and when you see Michaela Watkins try to figure out how to handle the hamburgers, she's merely re-enacting what actually happened. The antics of Fred Armisen and Bobby Moynihan, on the other hand, resemble things that Americans could think would happen when "the West" introduces its culture to a shell-shocked sheltered community. But, hey, here are the two videos. Watch the parody and the real thing and judge for yourselves. After the jump, the full-length Burger King documentary on Whopper Virgins. Some of it is more funny weird than funny...

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Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro

About halfway through Brian Scolaro's Comedy Central Presents, the comedian announces he'll now tell some random jokes. That's not the only thing random about his half-hour special. For his backdrop, Scolaro went with a funeral motif, complete with coffin. Odd. Doesn't really even mention it at all, though he does have a couple of minutes about religion and a joke about whether there is food in heaven. He also decides to have a drink on the stool on stage. Not water, but an actual adult beverage. You may have seen Scolaro previously on the short-lived FOX sitcom, Stacked, which also starred Pamela Anderson and Elon Gold. I wish Comedy Central included the clip from Scolaro's routine about cavemen discovering firsts, because I think it's a more interesting bit than the opening number here about his weight and how stoners act differently than drunks, but you'll have to talk to them about that: Brian Scolaro – Weight More Funny VideosComedians on Tour Get Funny RingtonesStand-Up...

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