Filmmaker Zach Goldberg returns with more Vine Criterion covers, this time the films of David Cronenberg.
All bad things must come to an end. #breakingbad #gif
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guests are Amanda Needham and Tyler Robertson, two Portland-based artists who create the costumes, sets and props for IFC’s Portlandia.
Even if you don’t always consciously notice it, Tyler and Amanda’s art helps separate Portlandia from other sketch shows. In this episode they reveal where those clothes from, the most challenging props in the history of Portlandia, and which sets are real Portland locations you can visit.
As you might have heard yesterday, next week is The Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report, as Stephen welcomes Sir Ian McKellan on Monday, Martin Freeman on Tuesday, Andy Serkis on Wednesday and Peter Jackson on Thursday. You might know them better by their respective Hobbit characters, Yoda, Voldemort, Sulu and Morpheus.
In the meantime, let’s prepare for the weeklong Tolkien-fest with some classic Middle Earthian moments from The Report. First up, click the gif to watch Stephen put the literary smackdown on fellow LOTR-head James Franco.
“[Scrabble] sets are found in roughly one-third of American homes.”
“Scrabble’s not really a word game. It’s a math game with word tools.”
- Matt Graham, comedian and Scrabble expert, on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
Matt Graham is a man with an interesting resume. On the comedy side he’s written for SNL and Conan (on which he also appeared several times as a standup). On the Scrabble side he’s placed second in the Scrabble World Championships, been featured in the Scrabble book Word Freak, and was a central character in the Scrabble documentary Word Wars. This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show we discuss the strategy of high-level Scrabble, Matt’s vintage board game collection, and tips for Scrabble enthusaists who have yet to memorize all the 2-letter words.
Matt’s one man show, This Too Shall Suck, is currently running in New York. Get tickets at thistooshallsuck.com!
Key & Peele Renewed for Season Three!
The bad news it, tomorrow night’s Key & Peele is the last episode of the second season. But the good news is, the show has just been picked up for a thirteen-episode third season!
“We are so thrilled about the pick-up and want to thank COMEDY CENTRAL for FOUR MORE YEARS!” said Key and Peele. “Oh wait, what’s that? One more year? Oh….ok, that will work too.”
Look for more Obama and Luther, more Vandaveon and Mike and more Keegan and Jordan when Season Three premieres next fall. In the meantime, don’t miss the Season Two finale tomorrow at 10:30/9:30c. Click the gif for a clip.
“We put into your brain that it was okay to let your imagination run wild. It’s okay to be silly. It’s okay to be weird.”
- Pee-Wee’s Playhouse puppet/set designer Wayne White on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, explaining what messages he implanted in kids’ brains.
Even if you’ve never heard Wayne White’s name, you’ve almost definitely enjoyed his work. Wayne was a designer on shows like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Beakman’s World, as well as music videos like Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight Tonight. Wayne has since developed a second career in the fine arts world and is the subject of the wonderful new documentary Beauty is Embarrassing.
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show you will hear from both Wayne and the film’s director, Neil Berkley. We discuss the influence of Pee-Wee, what shows are continuing it’s legacy today, and what it’s like to be the star of a documentary.
I’d watch the shit out of this show.
The Internet has made countless ‘Breaking Bad’ parodies way funnier than this.
Which Meth Dealer Would You Be? A Breaking Bad GIF Guide.
And in the category of epic infographics: this GIF guide, as inspired by Breaking Bad. The AMC crime drama will wrap up (well, half wrap up) this weekend. (Click for high-res GIFs.)
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Paul Scheer Introduces Breaking Bad GIF Super Fan Site: BreakingGIF.com
I’m digging how this feels like a follow up to his involvement in Lost's viral marketing.