This past weekend, Saturday Night Live ran an animated segment about the Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was pretty funny. I’m always up for a good TMNT parody.
If you’re like me, a person of refined and excellent taste, then you might notice something strikingly familiar about that segment: it was animated by the same studio that did those classic College Humor Ninja Turtles bits!
Lowbrow Studios has been putting out hilarious video game and pop culture parody videos for years, and their Ninja Turtle segments for College Humor back in the day were amazing!
It’s great to see them getting more renown! According to comments they made on YouTube, they were hired as a third party to do the SNL segment, which is why they weren’t more openly credited. But I can credit their good work all I want!
So spend your quarantine day going down the Lowbrow Studios YouTube rabbit hole and have a good day of it!
I don’t watch Saturday Night Live, haven’t for at least a decade. But like most comedy these days, a lot of it shows up on YouTube the next morning. Such is life. Which is where I watched this funny Joker parody starring David Harbour as a gritty Oscar the Grouch!
That’s some good parody! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Martin Freeman is kind of awesome.
So I’m definitely excited for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies – or as I like to call it, The The: The The of The The Thes. The Hobbit movies haven’t been as good as The Lord of the Rings masterpieces, but I’ve enjoyed the ride so far. I just gotta find a three hour block to fit it in.
Because I am not privy to the machinations of NBC, I don’t know if this was planned or just coincidence, but two NBC shows ran jokes about Batman last week. Extended jokes, complete with costume; not just a punchline. First of all, Batman is never not relevant. Second of all, if it was a coincidence, how did that happen? Other than Batman just being generally awesome.
Sadly, neither one was very funny. If you want funny Batman sketches, go to College Humor.
But first we have a noble effort by Saturday Night Live. I haven’t watched them in years, but I guess they do digital shorts now? As opposed to live sketches? Where’d that come from? Anyway, Steve Buscemi as Commissioner Gordon is awesome.
Second is the show Community, which is an amazing show, yet is on the verge of being cancelled. Why? BECAUSE WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!
How is it that a TV show where one character does an extended Batman riff – in costume! – isn’t the most popular show on TV?