Thursday, August 18, 2005

things that make you go HA

Go immediately to see The Aristocrats. I laughed, I cried, I will never be able to watch reruns of Full House in the same way again. And can someone please tell me why Sarah Silverman is not yet a humongous star while Jennifer Love Hewitt gets one show after another? Between that and Rafael Palmiero's continued career, I'm pretty sure there is no justice left in the world.

In honor of The Aristocrats, here is a list of other things that crack me up, make me gasp with laughter as tears run down my cheeks, even if those around me are totally confused or grossed out:

  • The "This Bulging River" song on the DVD deleted scenes of Waiting for Guffman
  • The fake Chandler-Pheobe seduction scene on season 5 of Friends. It's such brilliant acting and writing, it never gets old no matter how many times I see it in reruns on TBS.
  • Sifl and Ollie's "The Panda Song." I'm drunk on panda mystery!
  • Stephen's Lynch's "The Gerbil Song." Lil' furry gerbil in yooooour bootyhoooole...
  • Re-enacting the "we would like some more alcohol and some more beers" scene with X.
  • Most people, if they even remember The State, remember Barry and Levon ("Two hundred... and forty dollars... worth of pudding.... awww, yeah!") or Doug, or The "I'm gonna dip my balls in it!" Guy. For me, the best sketches from The State were "Fragments" and the "Mr. and Mrs. Laupin Variety Programme." The incredibly disappointing show Viva Variety was based on this latter, but the original is gold. Insane, loony, Belgian gold involving Billy Joel, an escaped Ape-Man and a guy running around dressed as a cuckoo clock. The former includes a similarly odd cast, except the sketch is framed by Michael Showalter presenting a performance art piece based on some poetry he wrote because he'd been "going through some pretty heavy stuff."
  • The mere memory of that Saturday afternoon sophomore year of college when Jonas and I came across an ice skating exhibition by Tara Lipinsky, backed by the vocal stylings of Aaron Carter. Priceless.
  • The crack den in Wet Hot American Summer.
  • The dopey folk singers of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
  • Adam doing the spoken interludes when singing Boyz II Men at karaoke.
  • The moment in Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the little boy mentions Osiris, the Lord of the Underworld, and Mr. Snuffleupagus incredulously says "A GANGSTER?!"

What makes you laugh until you cry?


Jen said...

Totally agreed about Sarah Silverman - she was my favorite part of the whole movie. Gilbert Godfrey also pleasantly suprised me, as I usually think of him as the most annoying creature on earth. Also up there has to be the Christopher Walken impression - "My uncle, woOOw."

I-66 said...

I enjoyed Sarah Silverman's cameo appearance on the first season of Entourage... and her work on Greg The Bunny was top notch.

carolbean said...


"if i should....FAAAAALLLL"

holy crap that's funny.

you know what else makes me go ha?


ejtakeslife said...

"Yes, if I fall/Will I break?/Like tears!/Or cake?"