Sunday, September 19, 2010

Top 5 Funniest: Danny Devito, Betty White, Jimmy Kimmel and More

It would have been enough if Danny Devito had just showed up as planned on the season premiere of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia this past week. But he also found the time to put out this insanely funny video (directed by David Mamet, no less) on Funny or Die from the set of Gandhi II.

It was great to see the endlessly amusing Betty White back in top form this week, with a promo video for her new fashion line for This mini-documentary of Betty White touring the factory and interacting with the workers is everything you want it to be.

Well, it's official. Jenny Slate has been fired from SNL. From the accidental f-bomb on her first show, to her only real recurring character Tina-Tina Chaneuse (and her custom doorbells, car horns and alarm clocks), Jenny had a bumpy but often brilliant one season. But as anyone who had seen her do improv knew, the show never used her talents to their fullest. Recently, that was evidenced by the short animated film that took the internet by storm, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." Then this past week, Jenny was back with her comedy partner Gabe Liedman for a hilarious new installment of their series "Bestie x Bestie." In the end, SNL will probably only get worse without her, but the good news is that Bored to Death can only get better.

!!!!!!! [BESTIE x BESTIE 1] !!!!!!! from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

LandlineTV, the production company behind classic parodies of Sex and the City and Lost, put out a new sketch video this week that brought the Michael Cera backlash to a head. At The Michael Cera School of Acting, you can learn how to play the same awkward character over and over again.

While I would like to think that the "Dude, You Have No Quran" guy was the political figure of the week, the Media bestowed that honor on Sarah Palin look-a-like and self-proclaimed teabagger Christine O'Donnell, who secured the Republican Senate nomination in Delaware (along with plenty of redneck hearts) on Tuesday. O'Donnell's admission to "dabbling in witchcraft" has raised some eyebrows, but it's her avid anti-masturbation stance that has caught most people's attention. Jimmy Kimmel jumped on it early in his monologue Wednesday night, then came back the next night with a full blown pro-masturbation campaign ad for O'Donnell's opponent Chris Coons. Between this video and the slogans he came up with for Levi Johnston's mayoral run, I think Kimmel's got a future in politics.

Disagree with my picks? Have other funnier videos from the past week? Post your thoughts/links in the comments below.

BILL MAHER: Christine O'Donnell and Witchcraft

Bill Maher trumps Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart and the rest of the pundits Friday night when he pulled out a late-nineties Politically Incorrect clip where Christine O'Donnell claims to have "dabbled in witchcraft." Bill says that he's got a lot more crazy Christine O'Donnell clips in the vault and hinted that she may make an appearance on Real Time this season.