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Funny Video Clips

May 29, 2012

This is the last post of the semester, so to ameliorate any sad feelings, this post will be light-hearted and funny.


Students: Find a video clip from a movie or TV show (in English, of course) and post it. Describe why you find it funny.


My example: Watch the first couple of minutes of this clip.

The video shows Rick Mercer, a Canadian comedian, interviewing random Americans about Canada. (Of course, the show’s producers edit out the intelligent responses in favor of the less-than-intelligent but funnier ones.) In the interview, Rick asks some Americans if they know that our capital building, like your National Assembly Building, is an igloo made of ice. (Note: Igloos are the traditional dwellings of the Inuit, or Eskimos in American English.) He continues on how global warming is threatening to melt the igloo and that we Canadians need to build a dome over the igloo so that it won’t melt and be destroyed. Of course, all of this is in jest; he is taking the piss out of the Americans, i.e., joking with them. That some Americans are easily taken in by this joke is not surprising as there are some (many?) uneducated people. However, what is surprising is that the Governor of the state of Arkansas and a former candidate for US president, Mike Huckabee, believed the joke to be real. He says, “Congratulations Canada on preserving your national igloo.” In addition, at 1:45 of the clip, he asks a man if Al Gore would know that Toronto is the capital city of Canada, to which the man confidently replies, “Well, I would hope so.” Actually, the capital of Canada is Ottawa, not Toronto. The video is a funny illustration of the level of misinformation by some Americans on basic Canada knowledge. (Note: A common stereotype among Canadians is that Americans are uniformed about Canada, even though we share so much culturally. However, like all stereotypes, there is some truth and some exaggeration. I have meet many well-informed Americans, as well. It seems that the uneducated in all countries make for some funny situations, especially when their lack of education is from laziness.)

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  1. Wicked(T) permalink
    May 29, 2012 11:18 pm

    This video clip is a part of American drama “Modern Family.”
    Mom and dad talk about meeting at “Ibiza” which is fancy restaurant.

    Their smart daughter Alex points out their pronounciation.
    She says Ibiza should be pronounced “Uh-bee-tha” unlike her parents said “Eh-bee-zah.”
    However, her childish father makes sarcastic comment about her point out.
    He makes fun of her daughter about pronouncing [z] as [th].

    so he says “That reminds me – this weekend I want to see that baby panda at the ‘thoo’.”

    This is funny because a smart kid living with less smart parents seems ironic.

    Another video is really short clip. However it is hilarious and there is something to learn about pronounciation.

    The woman is the man’s stepmother-in-law and she is from Colmbia. That is why her pronounciation is awkward.

    The woman responded his compliment about her dress saying ” Thank you Phil.”
    (The man’s name is Phil.) However, Phil misheard and thought she said “feel”. So, he tries to feel her. Fortunately, his wife stops him from touching her.

    At first, I actually could not distinguish the difference between “Phil” and “feel”. After I listened carefully how Phil’s wife pronounced few more times, I found that.
    This is funny but I cannot laugh out loud since it possibly happens to me.

    • proftodd permalink*
      May 30, 2012 8:22 am

      That was funny 🙂

    • Heather(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:45 am

      I love ‘Modern Family’!! This is the best American drama I’ve ever watched 🙂

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:05 pm

      When I first saw it without explanation, I didn`t realize it. However, after read the explanation, it was really fun!

    • Celine(T) permalink
      June 6, 2012 3:01 pm

      I love this drama especially the gay couple kk
      they’re really funny!

  2. Ferrari(T) permalink
    May 29, 2012 11:24 pm

    This video is about celebration ritual of soccer. I don’t know who made this funny video, I want to give a big hand to maker. For anyone with an interest in soccer, these soccer players in this video may be familiar. For instance, Wayne Rooney, Christiano Ronaldo, and even head coach Arsene Wenger. It’s just collection of celebrations, however, someone made it fun with computer-generated effects. Players’ actions and CG characters are well matched. One of the most ridiculous scene is ceremony of goalkeeper Szczesny who plays the accordion. Combination of dynamic action and accordion melody were enough to cause me to burst out laughing.

    • proftodd permalink*
      May 30, 2012 8:23 am

      Haha. Yeah, I don’t know who made it, but somebody had a lot of free time.

      • May 31, 2012 10:51 am

        Isn’t that what the internet is for?

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:08 pm

      Some of them have amazing super powers. Anyway, it was quire creative lol

    • September 6, 2012 5:14 pm

      I cannot see…(( there is an error…the user who uploaded the video deleted his account

  3. SUN(T) permalink
    May 30, 2012 10:18 am

    Girl makes amazing baseball catch.

    Even though I can not play baseball, I enjoy watching baseball games. This short video shows a minor league ball girl makes an incredible catch on a foul ball. She seems like a spiderman crawling up the wall and makes nice ball catch. I think she is very talented with baseball, and she is able to take part in a games now. Another fun thing in this video is that the rest of players gave hollow smile and she sat down as if it was all no big deal. They were really surprised with the girl playing like a professional athlete.

  4. May 30, 2012 11:17 am

    This one’s for you Todd!

  5. May 30, 2012 11:38 am

  6. May 30, 2012 11:46 am

    This video clip is very famous even in Korea because one of the Korean company used this clip for their ad. This really caught my eye because it seems like they are having a serious conversation. This made me wonder if they understand each other or not. I am pretty sure that babies all over the world are very cute and adorable ( of course there are few exceptions). This video clip had over 60,000,000 hits and this shows about their fame all over the world. As you know, one child is trying to persuade something to the other one. Another one seems disagreeing by showing hand and body gesture. My favorite part is when one child is trying to calm the other one. While watching this, it kind of made me think about having a child too. If I had these twins, it could be fun raising and I am sure it must be tough too.  

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:14 pm

      Are they really communicating with each other now? I also wonder about it lol

  7. hw7599(C2) permalink
    May 30, 2012 6:40 pm

    This video clip is advertisement of chocobar. A blackman who have dreadlocks appears with eating chocobar. He looks like funny. He see one man who want to pull his own car. He help him and disappear like the wind. And, we can see another episode. A man is leaning against police car to inspect. At that time, a blackman eating choco bar see that man. He smiled and pull again this police car at the cliff. And the last event is also funny. A man who hurted is leaning against car. But, blackman see this scenary. So, he pull car and disappear. These are the situation that have not to pull car. However, a blackman know he have to pull for people. That is sad event, but funny at the same time.

  8. Celine(T) permalink
    May 30, 2012 10:55 pm

    This is a TV commercial which I found funny. There is a guy who is probably a newcomer
    in the situation room. And there is a Vereran worker who gave him some advice and taught how to handle the jobs. Then he left him leaving him alone. Few seconds later, he got a radio from a man who is on a ship. The man on the radio looks so urgent. He is tryting to ask for emergency service because the ship is sinking. He says “we are sinking” again and again but this German guy doen’t seem to be recognize how urgent the situation is because his English ability is not enough to understand what the man is talking about. As the response for his saying he asks him a question which was not related to the situation at all. The qustion was “What are you thinking about?” The situation was caused by his lack of English skill. As we can analogize from the video, this commercial is for Learning English. It shows what can happen if the English skill is not well-improved. I think the commercial is very simple and short but it has strong impact in that it’s funny and very effective to appeal the importance of learning English.

    • May 31, 2012 11:04 am

      This is a great ad! Did you see the one of the parents listening to the hip-hop with the kids in the back?

      • Celine(T) permalink
        June 6, 2012 3:00 pm

        Yes! haha actually I wanted to post that one but I
        didn’t because of the lyrics kk it’s really funny!

    • September 6, 2012 5:27 pm

      I guess the people on the ship forgot that they were sinking and started to laugh) LOL

  9. May 31, 2012 1:19 am

    This advertisement is not English advertisement but Argentina advertisement. However, this advertisement was so funny that I posted this. Some people may feel displeasure. If so, I’m sorry. I think this advertisement is exaggerated to promote the effect of product to customers. Thus, In the first part of the advertisement, I can’t guess what product is. I wonder the effect of this product even if I don’t sweat a lot. I think many people in Argentina bought AXESECO if they saw this advertisement.

    • savanna(c1) permalink
      May 31, 2012 9:24 pm

      LOL this is so funny… I was frowning and smiling at the same time 😀

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:18 pm

      That was funny exaggeration lol

    • September 6, 2012 5:33 pm

      Oh my God! How could she be friends with him?

  10. May 31, 2012 11:02 am

    This video is a follow up from Todd’s about American people who don’t really know much about the world around them. This short film, made by an Australian tv station at the height of the Iraq war, asks people on Venice Beach which country should America invade next? Did you know North Korea was so much bigger than South Korea (watch to video to find out why).

    If you look in the comments section of this video on youtube one of the most favourited comments is “Stupid people go to cameras like bugs to a light”. Would you agree?

    Also, it’s worth noting that all over the world people like to point out the stupidness of the American people on everyday subjects. Like Todd said, this has obviously been edited to show the funniest examples. There were no doubt plenty of cases where people went crazy about the US not invading anyone, and those who were quite well informed on the location of different countries – including Korea!

  11. Miss Kyung Hee (C) permalink
    May 31, 2012 3:10 pm

    Yes!!! No Lonely Island Posts so far!!!

    Many people, I would hope, know about The Lonely Island and their SNL clips are well know world wide. I have watched almost every single one of their short episodes or music clips, but I find this particular one to be exceptionaly funny.

    The Lonely Island is an American comedy troupe composed of Akiva “Kiv” Schaffer, Jorma “Jorm” Taccone, and David Andrew “Andy” Samberg, best known for their comedic music. Originally from Berkeley, California, the group is currently based in New York City. The group broke out due to their collective work from 2005–2011 on Saturday Night Live. Samberg and Schaffer continue to work at the show, with occasional input from Taccone.

    You can find more short clips on the internet, and you can even purchase their albums whuch is surprisingly available on iTunes. Just to warn some people in advance, I don’t suggest people with short spanned sense of humours. Some videos can be a little offending and mist if them are explict with profanities. I, for the record, had no problem with any of them. Anyway I hope you enjoy this one as much I did. Let’s all throw our upcoming finals….TO THE GROUND!!!!!

    • Ohmygoodness (c2) permalink
      June 1, 2012 2:17 pm

      i like it

    • savanna(c1) permalink
      June 1, 2012 2:31 pm

      He reminds me of UV or yong gam han nyu suk dle (brave guys on Gag Concert) :p

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:23 pm

      I also like them. I didn`t see that much video clips about them but I know several!

  12. Jasmine(C1) permalink
    May 31, 2012 9:31 pm

    This is the situation that students are taking an exam. The professor says “One minute, one minute, please.” After a student finishes writing answers, he is looking away for a moment. In the meantime, the exam is over and other students leave the classroom except the student who is looking away. He realizes that the exam was over and approaches the professor to submit test paper. However, the professor tells him “Oh sorry, too late. You failed.” And then, the student asks the professor “Do you know who I am?” The professor answers ‘No’. Just then, the student puts his own paper between other papers that other students submit and leaves the classroom confidently. What a very smart student!!!

  13. Julie(C2) permalink
    May 31, 2012 11:26 pm

    In May 2008, David’s father posted a short video on the Internet of his reaction to anesthesia after he had been given oral surgery. After, it became a very famous video. Until now, it has been viewed over 111 million times on YouTube. Because this was David’s first surgery and his mother could not be there, his father decided to make a video tape to share the experience with her.
    David was feeling confused from the anesthesia he was given after the surgery. I think it is funny because David was asking his father questions like “Is this real life?” and “Is this going to be forever?” and also telling him that he had four fingers.

    After the video gained popularity, many people made funny parodies about it.

    • Julie(C2) permalink
      May 31, 2012 11:27 pm

      This video clip is not from a movie or TV show. Is it okay?

      • June 1, 2012 1:48 pm

        I think it’s Ok. Todd may not.

      • proftodd permalink*
        June 2, 2012 3:06 pm

        No worries. Still funny.

  14. IDGOMIN(T) permalink
    May 31, 2012 11:58 pm

    Have you ever fell asleep during a class? I did, after staying up all night. I was so embarrassed when I was caught dozing off in class. As I saw this video, I looked back on my own experiences of people falling asleep and came up with few students who were dozing off in their seats in the classroom. One student was drooling in sleep and another student was sleeping in a prone position in a desk. As I looked at them, I realized that those students tended to bounce back up like a roly-poly toy. This video shows exactly what the other students were doing. Every time the baby’s head fell, the baby raised his head again as if he wasn’t sleeping at all. He also seems like he was bowing like how some Asians do to greet someone that they meet for the first time. He seemed to be a nice and polite person, bowing to greet even though he was a baby. Let’s think about when you are dozing off in a class or an important conference. Other people could be entertained watching you dozing off, however, you will most likely feel ashamed and try to concentrate on your works, trying to act as if you were perfectly awake. Because I’m not the one in the video, I can smile and laugh about how the baby looks. On the other hand, if the baby saw how he looked, he probably wouldn’t be smiling.

    • IDGOMIN(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 12:00 am

      I will post one more video clip from a movie or TV show 🙂

  15. Laura(c1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 3:55 am

    This video is about the serious mission process. You can hear that melody in background music. The woman have to change her appearance to look like other person. She tried to take off her clothes in the new place where blind person sat down. She didn’t mind about taking off her clothes because a guy was blind. She even tried to wear her pants in front of the eyes of the guy. However, there is a reversal here! He wasn’t BLIND! He was just a guide for blind man. I was surprised at first then laugh out loudly. I can’t imagine this moment. If i were her, I couldn’t hold my head up. This is quite awkward moment though…

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 8:27 pm

      I saw this ad few years ago. I didn`t know it was an ad at that time. I thought it was just a funny video lol

      • Laura(c1) permalink
        June 1, 2012 10:02 pm

        I totally agree with you. I couldn’t understand the main point of this ad and even now hahaha

    • June 2, 2012 8:55 am

      Ha! That’s funny 🙂 but she never found out the guy was blind so I don’t think she will ever feel embarrassed about it.

  16. Kij(C1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:07 am

    In 2002, Rivaldo became one of the greatest cheat players in World Cup history. I was a high school student in 2002, and this period also the World Cup took place in Korea. On june 3, I sat in front of the television and started watching the World Cup matches live Brazil versus Turkey.
    I was very thrilled, because to watch the world famous football player with live in Korea. Match was more contested and fiercely competed. But, this is not all about this game. This game produced greatest scene in World Cup history.
    Turkish defender Hakan Ünsal, kicked the ball at Brazilian striker Rivaldo as he was annoyed about the time was taking, and delaying the game, because when this time, Brazil was winning 2-1. The ball hit Rivaldo on his legs. But, Rivaldo was collapsed to the ground with holding his face. Referee regarded this behavior as ungentlemanly behavior, consequently Hakan Ünsal was sent off from the game and Brazil went on to win the match. After this game, the FIFA sentenced Rivaldo to fine panalty for simulation action. I think, Rivaldo should not have done such a shameful conduct.

    PS: Although he was cheated in World Cup game, Rivaldo is the greatest player in world football history first and last.

  17. June 1, 2012 1:44 pm

    This is one of the funny scenes of ‘How I met your mother’, the American comedy. In the clip above, two people are going to Chicago to have a delicious pizza from New York. They live in New York because of the university. So they have to drive a car for over two days. They are just in the first year of the university having so fun on everything even though they have to stay at nights in the car. They sing ‘I would walk 500 miles’ which is well-matched with what’s happening. And Marshall, who has blond hair, drives with his eyes covered by Tedd whose hair is black. They drink Tantrum which has the really high level of Caffeine for staying at nights and They have a happy-crazy picnic to Chicago together. As they get older, however, everything changes. Marshall has a wife now so that Tedd think they don’t have a good time together like in the past. Tedd cheats Marshall to have some coffee but actually he drives to Chicago. Marshall really gets angry saying ‘I abandon my wife, how could you do this to me?’. But they sing again ‘I would walk 500 miles’ like in the old days. Tedd asks to Marshall how your wife would be. He doesn’t care about it anymore. “If she’s pissed, she’s pissed.”

  18. savanna(c1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 2:24 pm

    This video clip may not be funny to most of you, but when I first found this, I literally laughed out loud.
    As a huge fan of British period dramas, I couldn’t help but laugh.
    In British period dramas, commonly the themes are subtle but passionate romance between a man and a woman. And typically, every male main character is handsome and laconic, suppressing his inner
    feelings toward a girl he loves.

    I have been crazy about these dramas and watched all british period dramas I could get. And this video clip is a collection of these handsome and gentlemanly actors from British period dramas.

    What is funny to me is the background music, ‘It’s raining men’.

    It’s raining men hallelujah
    It’s raining men Amen

    I thought this is a good period drama version of the music video and I admired the idea of putting all the actors together with the song.
    I felt allied to the creator of this clip and could appreciate the creator’s attachment toward the actors and British period dramas.

    I have to warn you that this might not be funny, :p

  19. Ohmygoodness (c2) permalink
    June 1, 2012 2:28 pm

    Lol…. isn’t he so cute. The reason that i think this video clip is hilarious is that I didn’t know dogs could have sleepwalking until I watched this video. There are more his sleepwalking episodes on Youtube. I’m not a pet person, so I don’t have that many informations about pets. Sleepwalking is not even normal to human beings, but the dog has sleepwalking! The dog owner might be happy because he or she has very unique? special? friend ‘a sleeping dog’. I hope he never get hurt during sleeping.

  20. soojpoo(c2) permalink
    June 1, 2012 3:55 pm

    This video clip is one of the episodes by Russell Peters. He is a very well-known Canadian comedian from an Indian immigrant family and he was nominated for Gemini Awards several times already. Since I was in high school, I have always enjoyed his comedy shows and this video I am now introducing is the best one of all. Russell’s stand up performances are high-lighted by humors he adapted from racial, class, ethics and cultural stereotypes. Many times, he uses his own experiences as growing up in an Indian family and he is really talented in mimicking English accents of different ethnic groups. This funny clip titled ‘Beating Your Kids’ is hilarious is that he explains the biggest difference between Canadian parents and immigrant parents is how they treat their children when they do not behave well. In many cultures, kids get physical punishment and especially for Asians, this is a way for parents to discipline their children’s wrong doings. Russell says that living in a multicultural society, if white parents do not beat their children they would feel left out and socially out casted when other kids from immigrant families talk about how they were beaten by their moms and dads last night. Hahaha.. Another episode he talks about is that when he was growing up, he wanted to copy white kids. One day, his Caucasian friend gave him an advice on how to deal with parents. He told Russell that he should behave aggressively and should not be afraid of his parents because they are not allowed to hit them in Canada. But unfortunately, this new method put him into even more

  21. Ray(C2) permalink
    June 1, 2012 4:23 pm

    This video clip named dancig in class time. At the first, during teacher started the class, students pretend to study hard. However teacher turn to blackboard, students shake their shoulders. Next teacher notice some performance, two students stand up besides with stretch their arm. Again teacher back to blackboard, two sudents stand up and dance abracadabra. Finally, all students stand up and exciting dance. Mostly quiet atmosphere class time, because of this dance, students gain unforgettable memory. Also it give me chance to recall high school’s friend.

  22. Elena(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 5:34 pm

    and the originated version is this one,

    This is a famous video nowadays is Korea. The base ball players’ names are who, what, and I don’t know. However, the other man can’t understand this, so he is getting irritated with that. To me, the Korea version is more interesting, because they are using Busan dialect and more simple. Anyway, the base ball coach says the name of them, but the other man understant that as a question. During watching this one, I can’t stop laughing.

    • June 2, 2012 12:33 am

      When I was a kid we had a joke where there were three boys named Shut Up, Manners, and Trouble…hilarious..

  23. June 1, 2012 5:51 pm

    I love the video ↑ ‘The base ball players’ names are who, what, and I don’t know.’
    The video that i post was famous a few years ago.
    Parents took their children’s video and it became popular, so there was many version of this. The children were so cute, and they made people laugh,

    This one is original video. ‘Charlie bit me’

    and there were many remake video.
    first, this one.

    second one is here.

    Charlie’s video was so popular, so after a few year, the family had an interview.

    • Dalin(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 9:15 pm

      Charlie bit me! I tried it with my brother but it wasn`t that much fun. Maybe it was cute and funny because they(original one) were babies.

  24. June 1, 2012 6:24 pm

    This cat on the video took a pee like people, using toilet. In addition this cat know how to clean the toilet after urinating and push the button to flush the water. Even if this cat’s owner tauaht to this cat how to use toilet but still this cat is amazing, making me feel that this cat is somehow better than some people who did not clean the toilet even though they have two useful hands. Trained cat looks like gentle humanbeing.

  25. Zakk (C1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 6:25 pm

    This is a famous video paroding the band ‘system of a down’
    I saw this cip when I was in middle school.

    There are two guys with serious face listening to the music.
    As few seconds gone, they start head banging.
    their action and look are so funny

    from that time I watched this video,
    I became the fan of system of a down

  26. HJE(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 7:46 pm

    This clip is from the American famous sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. Every episode has 20 minute-long story, and tells about ordinary people’s everyday life. This episode is about a gift for bachelorette party.
    Aunt Robin asked Barney what to buy for the party, and he told her to buy a ‘battery-powered, adult-recreational something inappropriate’. However, when she went to the party with this gift, the place was full of old women. Feeling embarrassment, she replaced her letter with grandma Louis’s one. This scene is so funny because grandma Louis’s letter was matched well with aunt Robin’s gift, since grandma’s gift was sewing machine. Moreover, narration makes this scene much funnier with his own commentary.

  27. IDGOMIN(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 7:56 pm

    The movie, “Home Alone”, is well know around the world including Korea. Home Alone series, especially the scenes where Kevin sets up surprising traps to catch the thieve are fun to watch over and over again. This movie clip shows the fun parts where the thieves get into all sorts of traps set up by Kevin. How Kevin came up with brilliant ideas to screw over the thieves is truly amazing.I found this video to be funny because at some parts, I was able to see that something was wrong by the actors’ faces, they still fell for every trap that Kevin set up for them. Also, the unrealistic results of each trap made it more funny for me. .For example, one of the thieves was electrocuted. If he was electrocuted in reality, he wouldn’t have had the same result from the movie. As for the other thief, his hat was burning and when he dunk in his head in the toilet, the whole house exploded. Although it didn’t show in the Youtube video, he survived from that big explosion, which almost impossible in real life! If Kevin’s’ idea applied to the real world to catch thieves, they probably wouldn’t be alive like in the movies. Additionally, if what happened in the movies did bring out realistic results of people dying, I think it wouldn’t have been funny. However, because it was unrealistic, it was funny for me and and I believe it is funny for others to watch too.

  28. Nasri(C1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:15 pm

    The latest title song for Lee Ssang’s album ,Hard to be Humble. Unlike other previous albums, this album’s title song is less serious and sounds more like band music. They tried Korean’s 70-80’s band music,which I really love, but the people who love their old style are criticizing this album. Anyway, in the middle of the video, those two rascals are keep hitting bold’s head and it was really funny. The bold guy is a director of this video which means there are no serious message about that.

  29. Heather(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:33 pm

    I found this video clip in one of the most popular American television comedy series called ‘Modern Family’. I’m a faithful viewer of it because it’s very funny and often touching as well. I hesitated whether to post this video clip or not because the song in the video clip contains rather provocative lyrics. However, this is so funny that I couldn’t overcome temptation to introduce it to all of you.
    There are three families in the drama and all members of the families gathered to have dinner together. An unwelcome woman called Dede came to the gathering also because she wanted to apologize to the members for what she had done before. Haley, a teen girl with brown and curly hair invited her boyfriend, Dylan, too. However her mother, Claire, didn’t approve of him because he was not a serious student but an amateur singer song writer. While they were having dinner, Dede raised a disturbance again. While everyone was all in panic and didn’t know what to do, Dylan cooled the situation by delivering his sincere feeling about the families. Everyone was moved by Dylan and Claire changed her view on him. Claire asked Dylan to sing one of his own songs and he accepted her demand. Dylan introduced the title of the song he would sing for them and everybody was touched again because the title was beautiful – ‘in the moonlight’. All members of the families were in great expectations. However, there was a big reversal that they hadn’t expected. The lyrics of the song were disastrous and all of them were astonished by the song. This part was funny to me because circumstances before and after Dylan sang were clearly different and the song was really unexpected. At the end part, everyone was singing this song because this song was quite addictive. This part was funny, too.

  30. (T)Mary permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:36 pm

    This one was one of Superbowl Advertiesement in 2011. There are no lines spoken among any actors in ads, but it is still effective. Because we are familiar with the character Darth Vader, the boy’s acting itself make us smile and we can easily get what the director wanted to describe. I think it differentiated one comparing other car ads are describing only fancy car, which are quite boring.

  31. watson (T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:39 pm

    This video clip comes from movie “3 idiots”. This is so funny scene in this movie. There is a nasty fellow, Farhan, who disturbs friends’ studies during examination to raise his grades. He is a grade-grubber and learns all things by rote. He is going to make a speech of thanks as a representative of students in order to celebrate Teachers’ Day and impress his university president. One teacher writes text of speech in Hindi language. The protagonist, Rancho, makes a scheme to put him through trouble. Rancho knew his habit of memorizing whole texts. Rancho change several original words to vulgar and strange words. Farhan doesn’t know the fact, just memorizes the changed text of speech by rote without understanding of the text and recites in front of students, professors and the president. He insults the president and the professor unintentionally. The auditorium instantly turns into a madhouse. Farhan shows the limitations of learning by rote. This scene is so funny and comic. It is delightful revenge!

  32. June 1, 2012 9:01 pm

    The man on this video is called Todrick and he has made some other versions of making orders at fastfood places. This is one of it and I found it very interesting to watch most of his videos. While can be somewhat boring process, Todrick and his other crew made a change to this. It is also, interesting to see how they are doing this in real life! I think they all have a great voice as well…

  33. Dalin(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 9:09 pm

    This ad begins with a normal ‘Bounce dryer bar’ advertisement.
    However, after several minute, a guy rushed into the room and yelled.
    “Old spice body spray make it smell like power!!”
    At first, I was curious whether it was spray advertisement of dryer advertisement.
    When the guy shouted the next sentence, I understood clearly and laughed a lot!
    “It is so powerful. It sells itself another people`s commercials!”
    How fun and creative it is! I never thought about the idea of advertising during another product`s commercial!


    I could feel the strong masculine energy in this advertisement.
    Above all things, this commercial looked really ridiculus.
    This is the reason why I was funny about this commercial.

  34. YSY(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 9:40 pm

    I chose this clip for the topic. The video’s title is ‘Mean girls’, which is actually a movie’s title.
    A boy and a girl played as if they are husband and wife, and then one little girl approached.
    Two girls are fighted for the boy. We can’t hear what are they talking, but they suddenly pulled the boy on the opposite side. The girl approched to them finally gave up the boy and take her toy stroller. But she looks happy with the boy:-)
    However!! We also can’t see what exactly happened, but the boy followed two other boys leaving her behind.:-(

    • YSY(T) permalink
      June 1, 2012 9:41 pm

      The poster also commented that ‘I never thought i would have to counsel my son about girls at such young age.’ :3

  35. Austin(C2) permalink
    June 1, 2012 10:01 pm

    Achmed, which is a main character, is the skeletal corpse of a failed
    suicide bomber. Jeff Dunham who is an American ventriloquist and
    stand-up comedian uses to satirize the issue of terrorism in 2009.
    This elaborate puppet is made by the same effects artist who created
    the dinosaur eyes for the Jurassic Park films so that it is a very
    sophisticated and realistic to act. What the most hilarious part in
    this show is his yelling “Silence! I kill you!” Achmed denied he was
    dead, and talked to Dunham how he died. Achmed explains that it was an
    accident due to his incapacity with bomb. Achmed insist that he is a
    Muslim because of ‘made in China’ tag which on his bottom. I couldn’t
    understand what he all said exactly. I’m sure that there are some
    differences of GAG-codes between Korea and Western culture. This video
    has been the third most watched video on you tube ever nearly one
    hundred million and one hundred billion viewed. I’d like to recommend
    another Dunham’s video too.

  36. Nathan(C1) permalink
    June 1, 2012 11:09 pm

    This video name is 7×13=28. All we know the answer of ‘7×13=91’, but the employee calculated so weirdly. When he divided it, he wrote a number at wrong column as well as multiply. The boss should have pointed out the wrong way. In addition, when the employee added the number, he should have counting each tens digit and ones digit. After all, the boss could not refute at all, yet if he had calmed down, he have found what the employee was wrong. I think the employee seemed to want to joke with him.

  37. June 1, 2012 11:12 pm

    The movie ‘Avengers’ by marvel comics is very popular in these day. Mavel comics and DC comics are prominant company in American comic industry especially super hero. this video shows the relationship between them. In july The movie ‘amazing spiderman’ by DC comics will be released, It’s very interesting whether spiderman can win Avengers’s record in box office or not. and many charaters in this video are also ridiculous i think.

  38. Amy(T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 11:43 pm

    *I don’t know exactly how to upload a video clip T_T

    I like this video. This video clip became popular when I was a high school student. The boys in the video were also high school students in Daegu. They were lip-syncing durning the self-evening study class, called ‘YAJA’ in Korean. In Korea, usually, during the Yaja time, the students could not be allowed to do other things except related studies. Teachers also got around the classes and hall in order to keep a watch on the students and pick up who could not concentrate on their studies. But, the boys in the video tried to lip-sync during the Yaja time. While they were lip-syncing, they looked about the outside of class if a teacher was coming or not. I could empathize what they felt!!. It was excited, thrilled, and tense that doing something which was not allowed to do. For this reason, this movie was spread among the middle school and high school students who could feel empathy.

    • proftodd permalink*
      June 2, 2012 3:10 pm

      Funny, but the clip should be in English.

  39. Chaily (T) permalink
    June 1, 2012 11:55 pm

    I’ve been a great fan of South Park of all time, but figured putting up one of the clips would be or could be quite risque, obscene, or lewd so I switched it to a Family Guy episode. A mild one.

    I found this short clips funny because it satirized, as Family Guy always did, stupid and twisted phenomena of American culture and politics. In this short video, Bryan and Stewie somehow try to be discharged from the military. First, they think of a way to get out as being thrown out by pretending homosexuals – a great reminder of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy. Second, they even try to get out with Purple Hearts (a Purple Heart is a medal given to soldiers who have been wounded during battle) by deliberately getting injured as they shoot pistols to each other on foot. Though they still cannot get discharged because the military is even using dead service members to guard the ammunition depot. In the end, however, a guy steps in and shouts that democracy has kicked in (maybe in the Middle East). Funnily, every scene of terrorism and women in hijab turns into a fraternity club, barbershop, and car-wash girls in American – a transformation, what they call it “democracy.”

    • June 2, 2012 12:57 am

      That democracy scene is one of my favourites! Good call.

      By the way, I wouldn’t call Family Guy ‘mild’, more ‘milder’ than South Park.

      • proftodd permalink*
        June 2, 2012 3:12 pm

        Yes, a classic. Actually, I debated to put that one up, as well. I love Family Guy, but its humor can be off-puting to some.

      • June 2, 2012 3:15 pm

        Off putting, as in hard to stop yourself actually ****ing in your pants laughing at it?

      • Chaily (T) permalink
        June 2, 2012 7:02 pm

        No!!!!! Mr. O’Reilly. Like, Family Guy’s always making jokes on handicaps, black people, and women although the creator realizes it is wrong, but I see it CAN be off-putting or rather repulsive to some viewers.

      • June 2, 2012 7:39 pm

        The whole idea behind those jokes is to make the joke on you for taking it so seriously. Most of those jokes are so ridiculous anyone with a sense of humour can see them for what they are.Yes it can be crass, but some people like it. Like me. South Park does the same thing. A big middle finger up to political correctness.

  40. Chaily (T) permalink
    June 2, 2012 12:05 am

    Oh, I forgot to say this:


    I feel so sad this would be out last post!!!!!!
    Great appreciation to Mr. McGowan and O’Reilly for the semester.
    So, thank you, and hope you enjoyed this activity as well with students.

  41. June 2, 2012 12:37 am

  42. June 2, 2012 12:53 am

    This video is a little, hmmm, bloody, and there is some mildly offensive language for some people, but where I come from it’s fairly run of the mill.

    If you can’t understand the context….well you will in when you’re married….

  43. June 2, 2012 1:16 am

    This is a bit like a Korean gag show from Ireland. These guys, D’unbelievables (or The Unbelievables) are imitating the Irish police force, An Garda Síochána, who are famous for being from the countryside and for being very…well…see for yourself….

    Do the police in Korea carry the same stereotype? I know that when you hear a siren you think the guy is going to collect the lunches or something…

  44. June 2, 2012 8:22 am

    I choose this vedio because of Torres’s unbelievable behave. At first, he made a goal gracefully. but in second chance he made a mistake, laughing all people.^.^
    Since I saw this, I’ve not believed his act.

  45. Cold(C1) permalink
    June 2, 2012 1:45 pm

    I would like to post movie clip ‘Avengers’. Recently, I saw this movie in 3D IMAX theatre. Many heroes like Hurk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor are starring in one movie. It was interesting because I could see those heroes at once that released seperately. Actually, this clip is not funny, rather interesting. However, this movie is the one that I memorize most recently. I think it is worthy watching it if you did not have.

  46. Energizer0105(C1) permalink
    June 2, 2012 9:20 pm

    There are many babies’ funny video.

    I’d like to show you one of funny baby videoes.

    There are so many expressions on the face of babies.

    Sometimes they are scared and feel happy.

    They are so lovely and cute.

  47. Gee(T) permalink
    June 4, 2012 1:36 am

    I choose a collection of Grey anatomy’s comic scene. The reason I choose this collection Is it give me funny of conversation. In the drama appears kinds of doctor’s attitude that have strong pride and when you see this collection you will feel that they look like talking but the act speaker and listener do is contradicting . Actually they do funny talking using kind of hilarious saying and expression. These aspects give me sort of funny. For example, when you see a first scene Dr.Bailey said to her intrerns like that

    “Stop talking, every internes wants to perform their first surgery, that’s not your job, do you know what your job is? To make your resident happy. Do I look happy? No. why? Because my interns are whining. You know what will make me look happy? Having the code team staffed, having the trauma patients answered, Having the weekend labs delivered, and having someone down in the pit, doing in the pit, doing the sutures (Take the mocha latte) No one holds a scalpel until I’m so happy I’m mary freakin’ poppins”

    The funny thing is that bailey took the mocha latte that is for bribe to get surgery saying like vicious remark and bailey usually says “shuts up”. there is no reason. She just does not want to say when she doesn’t want. And If you see Yang’s remark you’ll feel she says interesting and strong expression.

    Overall scene of this collection includes funny and ridiculous situation, I hope that you enjoy this collection focusing that I said.

  48. Chrono (C1) permalink
    June 4, 2012 2:37 am

    This Advertisement shows ‘the anti-gravity effect engine’ using cat and buttered toast.
    It uses the saying that buttered toast always lands buttered side down and that cats always land on their feet.

    This calls ‘Buttered cat paradox’ that as the cat falls towards the ground, it will slow down and start to rotate, eventually reaching a steady state of hovering a short distance from the ground while rotating at high speed as both the buttered side of the toast and the cat’s feet attempt to land on the ground.

  49. June 4, 2012 11:31 pm

    The first movie clip posted on this blog, from beginning to roughly 3:00.
    I like the black humor in Lucky Louie~
    It makes me laugh. There are 2 favorite scenes which I love, and this is the second most hilarious scene I personally think.
    I think this scene is funny because it has some kind of paradox.
    At some point, the situation between kid and her dad turns around.
    It becomes the situation between psychiatrist and her loser patient.
    The phrase “Why” does not sound like kid’s nagging voice, but it becomes profound question which is trying to drag traumatic memories of her patient.
    I think it is why this conversation is so funny.

  50. ROTC(C1) permalink
    June 8, 2012 10:40 pm

    I think this video clip is the funniest clip in the world.
    This video was taken in the Everland , amusement park.
    There was a tumbling festival and performance group were invited by Everland.
    performance group did a performance and they involve visiter .

    One man volunteered this performance with confidence at first
    however when he did jumping and jumping , he lost his confidence
    and he is like a comedian who is good at slapstick comedy.

    Everybody enjoy and agree this video clip is the funniest video.
    When you watch this video, you are of enthralling interest.

  51. angela11( CR2) permalink
    June 21, 2012 6:50 pm

    I personally like to watch American comedy. In American comedy plays with sexual, racial, ethnic and class differences it is beacause of i think contemporary America. And also as English major student I can learn about American culture. the funny clip that i would like to post is the movie called “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” . The reason I chose this movie is that , for me it was funny that the Greek person wants to keep their culture even they are living in U.S Though the theme of comic intereation, American comedies demonstrate the flexibility of democratic social structure in its ability to absorb to new members and integrate them in to a new social order whose unity and diversity exceed that of the old order

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