Thursday, April 03, 2008

Some YouTube oldies but goodies

Slow afternoon, but at least there's new "Survivor" tonight. In the meantime, links to a small sampling of familiar YouTube (and/or Hulu) clips to cheer you up when the day is treating you rough: Just trying to do my bit to spread good cheer. Feel free to provide links to your own lousy day pick-me-ups.

23 comments:

Steve said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting the original "You Just Got Slapped" song! I had only been able to find the music video. The video is funny as a one-off gag, but I wanted the original. Barney moaning to the music is priceless!

Anonymous said...

thanks for this, alan. some great clips here. it made my day, which has been pretty lousy so far.

here's an all-time classic tv pick me up: basil fawlty and his car. i had a hard time finding it on youtube. plus, just searching for flight of the conchords guarantees a smile.

LA said...

Gracias. I can never have enough Turk dances or F&G clips.

Nicole said...

I love the Night Man / Day Man songs. I am so glad the "Sunny" guys are back for another season..

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I sat through all 7:16 of the Caruso one-liners. They are hypnotic

joshjs said...

Loved Omar's reference to middle school (where he was presumably a young Michael)! =D

Anonymous said...

any plan to write a retrospective review of in treatment?

That First Andrew said...

From Ricky Gervais' podcasts:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3Fh4df1e2so

I also recommend his blog trying to embarass his friend into doing more podcasts: http://rickygervais.com/chimpanzee_karl.php

Who knew Ricky could pull off comedy, too?

Anonymous said...

Upon re-watching, I think as a stand-alone I actually like "You Just Got Slapped" better than "Let's Go To The Mall". I never really thought that it was as good, but in re-watching, I REALLY underrated that song.

Freaks and Geeks fan said...

"You cut me off mid-funk."

David said...

You got some good Freaks and Geeks clips, and you got a good Jason Segal song on the piano, but you missed this gem:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uSzjbYomSWA

Millie was my favorite.

WhoJackman said...

So I found Jason Segal and NPH singing the confrontation song from Les Mis on the Megan Lullaly song. Hilarious
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EhXsJjVdj1E

Anonymous said...

Those Caruso clips are classic -- we make fun of them all the time, with his glasses and his overacting...love it! I actually think he copied the late and amazing Jerry Orbach when he did Law and Order. He would have these dumb one liners at the beginning of each show also -- they were definitely dumb, but not as cheesy and slimy as Caruso!

erin said...

Oh, I second the NPH-Segal "Les Mis" song...that made me almost cry with laughter.

Bobman said...

So I found Jason Segal and NPH singing the confrontation song from Les Mis on the Megan Lullaly song. Hilarious

To quote Chris Farley :

"I've seen a lot of things in my life, but that.... was.... AWESOME."

More proof Jason Segel has absolutely no ego or shame.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Not to quote Dr. Cox too much, but Jason Segel always plays his roles with such wonderful commitment, it's impossible not to love him.

Undercover Black Man said...

Lurv the David Caruso cheese!

I point to presidential candidate Mike Gravel's cover of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter"... BAM!

Mo Ryan said...

Great choices.

But I must add the Therapy Scene from 30 Rock:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/5791/30-rock-therapy-jack-style

"The honkies shot me!"

Still cracks me up every single time.

Mo Ryan said...

That 30 Rock link got cut off -- this one might work better:

http://tinyurl.com/2lrqv4

Zac said...

This one with Hugh Laurie never fails to crack me up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_FdDtCB8xw

WhoJackman said...

Another Hugh Laurie/Blackadder moment of brilliance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1139cijVU

Anonymous said...

This isn't slapsticky, nor is it really old I guess, but it is one of the best moments on TV EVAH: Lorelai singing "I Will Always Love You" to Luke on Gilmore Girls. http://youtube.com/watch?v=5un-amzDMkU

Tom said...

Great collection of clips, Alan! I, too, can watch Turk do the dance all day. Although The Todd is a pretty strong opening act.