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Here's proof that 'Let It Go' is the perfect song for just about any movie -- VIDEO

“Let It Go,” that inescapable anthem from Frozen, is empowering, inspiring, and, apparently, the ideal soundtrack to just about any movie.

Funny or Die has synced the Idina Menzel-sung track to memorable scenes from movies as varied as Garden State and Easy Rider. Suddenly, Natalie Portman helps Zach Braff realize he needs to “let go” of everything holding him back from living a fully realized life, while Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper become “one with the wind and the sky” on their existential motorcycle trek.

Kudos to the FoD team for including Pulp Fiction — yep, you can even do the twist to “Let It Go” – for its sly little nod to the John Travolta/Adele Dazeem incident.

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Step aside, Shia LaBeouf: Jerry O'Connell is sorry too, and he's got an art exhibit right next to yours!

Important life update: Shia LaBeouf is not famous anymore, and he’s sorry about it. Fun new twist: Jerry O’Connell hasn’t really been famous in years, and he’s sorry too. Take that, Shia!

In what is believed to be a Funny or Die stunt — O’Connell has a channel on the site — O’Connell has set up his own, competing art exhibit next to Shia LaBeouf’s #IAMSORRY space in L.A. O’Connell’s is appropriately titled #IAMSORRYTOO.

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'Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie' is a hilariously fake nostalgia trip -- VIDEO

Green monkeys! Orange iguanas! If these unnaturally occurring animal-color combinations don’t send chills down your spine, you weren’t a child of the ‘90s.

Funny or Die has posted a fake trailer for Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, a would-be action flick that finds a gruff former contestant drinking away his sorrows as he contemplates returning (a la Lost) into the cruel hands of Olmec the Terrifying. “You think you’re going to be all right, just ’cause you have a guide,” muses the faded former Red Jaguar as memories of a distant Kirk Fogg appear. “We lost so many good men that day.”

The joke, of course, stems from a fantastic game show back in the golden age of ‘90s Nickelodeon, wherein kids would compete in physical and trivia challenges to outwit the other teams and find themselves in the grand poobah of game show finales: the Temple. Inside, they’d have to retrieve the artifact du jour to win the game, avoiding horrifying guards and obstacles before trying to assemble the cure for cancer Shrine of the Silver Monkey, a simple three-piece puzzle that frequently stumped contestants and has long infuriated viewers who swear that it has to be easier than it looks.
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Funny or Die: Bill Cosby explains the caveman origins of Thanksgiving

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How ever did the turkey, a humble over-sized bird, become the chief symbol and main course of Thanksgiving?

Sage, sweater-donning Bill Cosby has the answer, in the animated short that he wrote and starred in for Funny or Die. After a neat stop-animation style intro in which a family’s Turkey Day feast is foiled by some explosive birds, Cosby goes on to explain how turkey time originated with cavemen and their enterprising spouses to season the bland bird - “or could it have been the brilliance of his wife to say ‘this needs um some kind of leaf or root or something’.” But he admits, “they really didn’t know what they were doing.”

Barring any scientific accuracy, the comedian’s holiday philosophy is comfortably simple: “This is Bill Cosby saying this is Thanksgiving and it is a time to eat and enjoy, and it is also a time to find a way to have a bed next to your chair.”

Watch Turkey Day story time with Cosby below: READ FULL STORY

Jesse Tyler Ferguson fights for attention as 'The First Gay Bachelor' -- VIDEO

The always hilarious folks over at Funny or Die decided to put a “progressive” spin on the long-running ABC reality show The Bachelor, this time with a gay man handing out the roses to eligible bachelors. But clearly, a homosexual take would be a little more complicated.

George Takei serves as host for the show in which Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays Bryden (not to be confused with contestants Bryden G. and Bryden H.), the bachelor looking for love. Unfortunately, he finds that the other contestants are just all stereotypical gay men who care more about themselves than the man they are trying to compete for. And they all happen to be trial attorneys.

Check out the bachelor-only version of The Bachelor below:
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Those Ron Burgundy Dodge Durango commercials actually sell cars -- don't act like you're not impressed

Who knew a roomy glove compartment could sell cars? Well, it probably has more to do with the car salesman, who in the case of some recent Dodge Durango commercials, is none other than Will Ferrell’s wonderfully quotable Anchorman character Ron Burgundy. EW spoke with the ad agency and the Funny or Die team about the creative process behind those silly ads (and the 70 or so additional filmed spots) last month. But aside from going viral and generating buzz for the Dec. 20 release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ron Burgundy has also managed to actually sell a whole lot of Dodge Durangos.

Sales of the SUV for October increased by a staggering 59%, according to Chrysler Group data. (Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes first reported the news.) The Ron Burgundy spots debuted at the beginning of last month. Overall, Chrysler group is also reporting an 11% increase compared to Oct. 2012. Could the narcissistic man with the mustache have anything to do with it? “Durango sales have been very strong this year, and the Ron Burgundy Durango ads are absolutely building on that momentum as we launch into sales of the new 2014 model,” according to the Chrysler Group,”We’ve seen almost an 80 percent increase in Web traffic alone since the campaign launched.”
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Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch enter a haunted house that's your worst nightmare -- VIDEO

We won’t spoil the punchline(s) of Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch’s latest Funny or Die video, which finds them enjoying a special kind of spookfest in New York City. Just watch it and cower in fear. READ FULL STORY

Funny or Die: If the chauvinistic Internet that hates Skyler White ran the real world... -- VIDEO

You know who’s the best? Dudes. Especially dudes who spend their time cooking drugs and banging chicks and killing folks.

You know who’s exponentially less cool? The wives who are always nagging those dudes to, you know, stop killing people and drinking so much and stuff.

Or at least that’s what “the Internet” tends to scream about TV wives. “Skyler White is the worst!” “Betty Draper sux!” Funny or Die put out a video on Tuesday that parodies this attitude by showing what would happen if the real world responded to wives in the same way the Internet responds to TV wives. The “real world” happens to be depicted by cops and those cops happen to be jerky idiots. READ FULL STORY

Here's how those 70 Ron Burgundy Dodge Durango ads were made

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If you happened to laugh at those new Dodge Durango commercials on TV over the weekend or saw the spots circulating online, then you know that Ron Burgundy has been shilling cars in his own classy, inexplicably angry way. The supercilious anchorman and the Americana automobile brand don’t  seem like a natural fit at first — but when Paramount Pictures, the Chrysler Group, ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die writing team banded together, the result is a hilariously big deal. “The iconic brand of Ron Burgundy, we just thought it would be a tremendous collaboration,” said Josh Greenstein, CMO of Paramount Pictures. “No one [else] does irreverent humor that’s kind of lasted this long,” he added, noting that the last time we saw Burgundy onscreen was nearly a decade ago. EW spoke with the creators of the ads about how they reinvented the Anchorman character as a car salesman, why they made an astounding 70 spots, and what Will Ferrell was like on set. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Hudson channels Olivia Pope in 'Scandalous' PSA -- VIDEO

In a new Funny or Die PSA, Jennifer Hudson is a fashionable fixer, solving D.C.’s most salacious issues all while looking fantastic in a white trench coat. Sound familiar?

While Hudson’s Scandalous problem-solver is vying to join the ranks of Scandal superwoman Olivia Pope, people keep coming to her with easily fixable health care issues. The PSA aims to raise awareness about how the Affordable Care Act works. The Obama White House has tapped other A-list stars, such as Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys, to help spread the word about the ACA.

Check out Hudson’s PSA below:
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