Fave TV Comedy #2: Drunk History

The second favorite tv comedy (after Billy on the Street) in the Muruch household is Drunk History, which is both educational and hilarious. Drunk History also began on Funny or Die and now airs on Comedy Central.

The show is comprised of documentary-style interviews with drunken participants rambling about historical figures intercut with full-costume dramas of said “drunk histories” portrayed and lip-synced by guest celebrities.

My three fave episodes centered on foul-mouthed puritans respectively portrayed by Lisa Bonet and Michael Cera with Wynonna Ryder and Jack Black’s portral of Elvis meeting Nixon…

Fave TV Comedy #1: Billy on the Street

We in the Muruch household have been meaning to post about our two fave tv comedies: Billy on the Street and Drunk History.

Billy on the Street began on Funny or Die and now airs on the Fuse channel. The show follows comedian Billy Eichner as he runs through the streets of NYC shouting and playing bizarre pop culture games with often confused bystanders and occasional guest celebrities.

My three fave scenes were 1) Billy’s rant about Cameron Diaz, in which he yells for her “to ruin more things!” 2) his “Lana Del Race for the Cure,” featuring several sleepy, disoriented models in Lana Del Ray costumes and 3) his “John Mayer or Pepé Le Pew?” game with Olivia Wilde…

Weird Al’s Linguistic Parody of “Blurred Lines”

The Muruch household has always stood somewhat divided on the Weird Al issue. Editor Vic has been a lifelong Al fan, thanks to fond childhood memories of UHF, popular MTV videos of his hits “I Lost on Jeopardy” and “Smells Like Nirvana” and lesser known album cuts like “Dare To Be Stupid” and “Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars.” Yet Brendan’s MTV-less Irish upbringing left him lacking in such nostalgic affection for the infamous curly-haired parody purveyor. However, being the grammar-loving bookworms that we are, we both love Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” from his new album, Mandatory Fun. It has the catchy melody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sans the creepy lyrics…

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