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The SUNDAY FUNNIES: Joel McHale Rips on 'Today' Hosts and a Halloween Superhero Fight

We also take a look at a new 'Mad Men' montage and 'Harry Potter' being blamed for owl thefts in India.
Hey there. Brian Gallagher here with this week's look at all of the news that wasn't fit for print over the past seven days. There's a lot of great stuff to get into this week, so lets start with yet another quick fix of Don Draper from the fantastic series Mad Men:

Don Draper Says What Montage From Mad Men - via The Live Feed



While my Sunday nights have some meaning again for the next few week's with the new AMC series The Walking Dead, I still do miss me some Don Draper and the marvelous series Mad Men. Thankfully, The Live Feed has found a new YouTube video that gives us a hilarious compilation of Jon Hamm's Don Draper's saying "what." Click on the video below, and take a look at a hilarious mash-up of that video below also:



Now, if you take that video and combine it with an awesome scene from Pulp Fiction, you'll get this amazing mash-up, as found by Vulture:



I think I might need one of these kinds of videos once a week until Mad Men returns next summer. Are you up to that challenge, YouTube mash-up makers?

Community's Joel McHale Makes Fun of the Today Hosts... On the Today Show - via MSN



Aside from his starring role as the snarky Jeff Winger on the hit NBC series Community, Joel McHale also hosts the E! series The Soup where he slings hilarious mud at ridiculous TV shows. One series that provides perpetual fodder for The Soup is Today, where he constantly rips on hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. So it was an ill-advised move to invite Joel McHale onto Today, where they probably thought he'd play nice. Instead he brought booze and some awesome zingers. Watch the hilarity below:



Man, I'd love to see footage from the green room after that show.... Maybe Joel McHale should've went on with a button cam to go behind-the-scenes of the talk show...

Saturday Night Live's Fake Screen Tests For Back to The Future - via Hulu



With the Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray set hitting shelves recently, many have been revisiting this classic trilogy. Saturday Night Live threw their hat in the ring and revisited it by creating some fake screen tests for the movie on last week's episode, which was hosted by Jon Hamm. Click on the videos below to see what would happen if actors like Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams and Al Pacino had tried out for Back to The Future:




I haven't watched Saturday Night Live in some time and I didn't recognize who the new cast member was who did the Eddie Murphy impression, but that was probably the best I've ever seen. Fantastic stuff!

Harry Potter Madness - Owl Stealing and Train-Station Roleplaying - via AFP and Vulture



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be the beginning of the end for this hugely-popular movie series and it seems that some folks in India will likely be happy when the movie series comes to a close. A new story over at AFP indicates that the Harry Potter books and movies are to blame for the declining population of owls in the country. Confused? Me too.

See, Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter, like the rest of the students at Hogwarts, have owls as their animal companions and mail snatchers. Apparently the Potter movies and books are wildly popular in India which has lead to kids stealing owls to be their own pets, just like the magical Potter. Here's what Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had to say about this owl-stealing epidemic:

"Following Harry Potter, there seems to be a strange fascination even among the urban middle classes for presenting their children with owls."


Um yeah. Still, I don't know what's weirder/worse, people stealing owls... or dingbats like this who dressed up to play Harry Potter in a train station, as found by Vulture. Watch the idiocy below:



I guess Halloween is never over for some people, which is actually the perfect segue into our next story....

Costumed Captain America, Spider-Man and Poison Ivy Arrested for Halloween Fist Fight - via KTLA



Everybody loves Halloween (or Comic-Con) because it gives people the chance to live out their crazy fantasies and dress up as any character they want. For those who have always wanted to see a fight between Captain America and Spider-Man, I guess you had to be in a Stamford, Connecticut parking garage on Halloween afternoon.

KTLA reports that police responded to a call around 1:30 PM on Halloween afternoon and found Captain America (a.k.a. Michael Sanchez, 25) beating up the father of Spider-Man (a.k.a. Vincent DeCaro, 21), with Spider-Man attacking Captain America as well. It seems even Poison Ivy (a.k.a. Nicole Bitterle) was thrown in the mix as well, striking Captain America before being snatched up by the po-po.

It didn't really say what caused the brawl, or if alcohol was involved. Yes, it did say it was 1:30 in the afternoon, but stranger things have happened than people getting dressed up as superheroes for daytime drinking and getting into a fight. It's also worth noting that Stamford, Connecticut is where the headquarters of World Wrestling Entertainment is located... It wasn't immediately clear if The Avengers or Vince McMahon will intervene in the case...

Well, that's about all I have for this week's edition of the Sunday Funnies. If you have any suggestions of articles/crazy stuff you'd like to see made fun of on future installments of Sunday Funnies, you can post on my wall here at MovieWeb: movieweb.com/u/gallagher OR follow me on Twitter @GallagherMW to send me funny links or chat about movies or whatever strikes your fancy. Peace in. Gallagher out!

Back to The Future was released July 3rd, 1985 and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 was released November 19th, 2010 and stars Bill Nighy, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Harry Melling, Daniel Radcliffe, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Rupert Grint. The film is directed by David Yates.



Sources: Brian Gallagher

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  1. Brian Gallagher

    Thanks TDK!

    4 years agoby @gallagherFlag

  2. The Dark Knight

    Good stuff Gallagher

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