Oh God, This is the Best Video of All Time

24 01 2011

Super duper hat tip to Craig for this epic submission

Whenever I see a video that humorously spoofs something that most of America finds annoying, like movies starring Cam Gigandet and anything written by Snookie, I usually comment about how I wish I had the sheer talent required to do such things. When you really think about it, writing snarky jokes about pop culture isn’t nearly as hard as creating a two minute Youtube video that provides nothing but belly laughs for its entirety. I simply have neither the tools nor the wit to do something like that (ok, maybe I have the wit, but it doesn’t flow out as freely as the really popular internet funny guys… wait, I worded that wrong).

So with humble comments shoved aside and laughed at, here is a video by some guy named Mark Little. Soon enough he’s just going to be known as “That Mark Little” or maybe “That Funny Truck Spoof Guy”, because his parody of the annoyingly pretentious Ford F-150 truck commercials is as perfect as a spoof can be. It takes the douchery of the Ford commercials, then raises that douchery manliness to the necessary levels of absurdity, and then…… why am I using such big words to describe such a simple concept? This video is really freaking funny. Watch and enjoy, and then watch it again. Trust me, you’ll grow testicles.

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My 10 Favorite Spoof Movies

24 11 2010

 

I guess it should be said that I love, love, love comedy movies. I mean, one should be able to guess that a puss like me would generally gravitate towards movies a little less bloody and serious, and they would be right. Ever since I saw Steve Martin’s The Jerk and first heard Martin’s character utter the words “I was born a poor black child” (That caught me off guard! I could clearly tell that he was Asian) I knew that these were the movies for me. An even greater discovery occurred at the age of 14, when found a DVD in my parents’ room called Blazing Saddles. I was blown away. How a person could fit that many jokes into one movie was beyond what my teenage mind could comprehend. After watching one of the funniest movies of all time, I quickly searched the film on Wikipedia, looked at pages for all the actors, and eventually came upon the filmography of Mel Brooks. Two days later, I high-tailed it to the local Blockbuster, grabbed their copy of Spaceballs, and never looked back. Thus began my lifelong obsession with spoofs. Shut up, I don’t care that I haven’t lived long.

That said, not only are there virtually no good spoof movies being made today (The only ones even being released are by Seltzer and Freiberg, who have brought you such classics as Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. You’d better know that’s sarcasm), but there really isn’t much of a selection of spoofs to begin with, at least when it comes to spoofs that were good. For all the simplicity that appears to drive spoofs (Rapid fire jokes, puns, and sight gags, usually lampooning pop culture), not many parody movies of late have managed to get so much as a chuckle from anyone that isn’t 13. Mel Brooks was the master of the spoof, you probably know that already, so for this top ten list, I’m splitting it up into two halves: The Mel Brooks Division and Non-Mel Brooks division. And without further word rambling, my favorite spoof movies. Read and discuss after the jump!

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