The Most Unkindest Cut of All

To the ancient Romans, March 15th, 44 BC was just another day but thanks to the death of a certain emperor and a fortune teller in a certain play, the date is said to associated with dangerous omens and misfortune. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with it! From the short-lived Kids’ WB cartoon, Histeria, here’s “You Stabbed Me In the Back”, featuring the assassination of Caesar set to a swing number sung by the late Fred Travalena. Enjoy!

 

 

Stuff I Dig: Halloween Special

Hello boils and ghouls! Halloween is just around the coronerso here’s a creepily comical piece of animation from the short-lived 1998 Fox Kids cartoon, Toonsylvania! Featuring the vocal talents of David Gore-ner and Killy West, it’s a twisted tale about a monster played by Brad Scare-ett who gets a birthday present he’ll never forget from Frankenstein’s assistant, Igor (Wayne Fright). Here’s Darla Doily – Demon Doll!

Biff’s Question Song

In honor of the day Marty McFly, Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker arrive in the future from 1985 to prevent Marty’s future son from being framed for a bank robbery committed by Griff Tannen, the cybernetically enhanced and brutally insane grandson of former high school bully Biff Tannen (I’m really, really into these movies), here’s one of my favorite stand-up bits from actor and comedian Thomas F. Wilson. Wilson portrayed Biff and his many ancestors and descendants in both the Back to the Future movie trilogy and the short-lived BTTF animated series. This is his ode to the goofy and repetitive Biff-related questions he’d occasionally receive on the street from BTTF fans. Hope you enjoy it and have a happy Back to the Future Day!

Stuff I Dig: Cape Rear 2

Here’s one of my favorite sketches from one of the most groundbreaking sketch comedy shows of all-time: In Living Color! Call me crazy but out of all of the most hilarious sketches on the program, this one, featuring Keenen Ivory Wayans as Arsenio Hall and Jamie Foxx as Eddie Murphy in a spoof of the Martin Scorsese 1991 remake of Cape Fear, stands out as my favorite.

Highlights include:

  • Jamie Foxx’s impression of Eddie Murphy’s impression of Bill Cosby
  • the fact that they referenced Amazon Women on the Moon
  • “Have you ever tried kissin’ Diana Ross? The hair moves while ya reachin’ for the lips, Eddie!”
  • Eddie threatening Arsenio with the overwhelming wrath of Joe Piscopo

Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to party all the time. Party all the time…

Stuff I Dig: Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car”

While I admit that I’m a slightly lapsed Kevin Smith fanatic nowadays, there are a few bits of his body of work that will always leave a positive impression on me. Among these works are the two Clerks movies and its animated spinoff, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (sue me), half of Mallrats, his rants on Tim Burton and Jon Peters, and this gem of a short film from a 2002 episode of The Tonight Show featuring a traffic-bound Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the anti-heroes of Clerks, engaged in a witty yet perceptive debate about how far one would be willing to go to fulfill a Jetsons-inspired wish to change the world. Hope you enjoy it!