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Jimmy Fallon will take on Walter White this September

After sending up Jersey Shore, Downton Abbey, and Game of Thrones — and transforming them into The Jersey Floor, Downton Sixbey, and Game of Desks, respectively — what’s left for Jimmy Fallon?

Oh, just a little show you may have heard a lot about yesterday… and last week… and the week before that as well. Hint: Think yellow hazmat suits, wire-framed glasses, and a badass joke-writer-slash-drug-manufacturer who goes by The One Who Knocks.

Still don’t get it? Take it away, Jimmy:


Lena Dunham and pals 'Can't Stop' making fun of Miley Cyrus -- VIDEO

Lena Dunham is young but prolific. In her 27 years, she’s already written, directed, and starred in two feature films, a pair of web series, and the Golden Globe-winning HBO “comedy” Girls; she’s also working on a $3.7 million book for Random House.

But though she’s one of Hollywood’s busiest bees, Dunham somehow found time over the weekend to write, direct, edit, and star in another high-profile project: a 15-second parody of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” music video, co-starring her old pal (and fellow Girls castmate) Jemima Kirke.

Don’t expect big things; the brief video, which Dunham calls her “first (and last!?)” foray into Instagram filmmaking, can’t hold a candle to more sustained parodies like Taran Killam’s masterful re-creation of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” video. It does, however, feature Dunham paddling Kirke’s British bum with a wooden spoon. Who among us hasn’t wanted to do the same thing to Jessa at some point?

'Downton Abbey' gets the musical treatment -- VIDEO

After the series 3 finale of Downton Abbey left more than one nation in tears, and with U.S. audiences having to wait what seems like an eternity for season 4 to start, there’s a creative choice by some well-known Downton fans putting a bright spot on the Crawleys’ world and tiding us over until next winter — a Downton musical!

In the parody video below, filmed at the legendary Studio 54 in New York, actor and comedian Colin Andrew Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) plays Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes (billed in the video as Julian Alexander Kitchner-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford), who explains his decision to create a Downton musical in between cuts of songs that would fit perfectly into Edwardian England.

“The guys and I were all Downton Fans and while spitballing ideas, we said ‘Well Buffy & Grey‘s did a musical episode,’ and we thought of Julian Fellowes in a room with Shonda Rhimes and Joss Whedon trying to plan out the inevitable Downton Abbey Musical Episode in season 4,” producer Kevin Duda told EW.

Carson sings about tea, while Mrs. Hughes tries to get him to embrace a newfangled way of making his favorite drink. Mary and Tom sing sad songs while they hold their babies, and Mary Stout, who portrays Mrs. Patmore/Lesley Nicol reveals it’s been a lifelong dream of hers to play Mrs. Lovett (of Sweeney Todd fame).

“So watch out Daisy,” she says with wild eyes and a maniacal laugh.

Check out the video here:

If Daenerys Targaryen were a Disney princess, it might look something like this -- VIDEO

On the surface, Game of Thrones might not seem to have all that much in common with Disney’s canon of classic animated films. GOT is often brutally violent and laden with nudity, but take those things away from at least one particular storyline and you’ve got all the ingredients of a classic Disney fairytale.

Daenerys Targaryen, an exiled princess with an affection for mythic creatures and a handsome boy pining after her, really does fit the mold, doesn’t she? Give her a little song to sing and she’s practically Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

So that’s exactly what YouTubers AVbyte did. In their clip, Daenerys (Evelina Barry) looks out on the open ocean and sings “Out there across the sea / Where my life was meant to be / My home and people wait for me.” Later in the song, Daenerys’ ever-faithful and lovesick servant Jorah Mormont (Peter Hollens) arrives to declare her “all that I’ve been yearning for.”

It’s a really well-done (and frankly, pretty reverential) parody. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Girls' meets 'Blossom' -- VIDEO

Are Lena Dunham impressions the new Woody Allen impressions? Will everyone have their version in six months?

Whether or not Kerri Doherty is capitalizing on the success of Chelsea Davidson’s Lena Dunham/Zero Dark Thirty parody is somewhat irrelevant. In Doherty’s newest Geeking Out video, she’s stepped it up a notch, combining our ’90s nostalgia with our Girls obsession. Not only has Doherty imagined a conversation between Blossom Russo and Six LeMeure that builds off of the Hannah and Shoshanna moment from Season 1 where they watch the fake reality game show Baggage —  she even got Jenna Von Oy to reprise her role as Six.


'Burning Love' rejects are 'Burning Down the House' in season 3 trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

ABC may have broken hearts with its announcement that Bachelor Pad will not air this summer, but the bachelors and bachelorettes of Burning Love will happily step up to fill the hole in America’s reality-obsessed soul. When the parody series returns next month for its third season, Love‘s rowdy band of rejects will pile into a luxe(ish) mansion to compete for the grand prize of $900.

Below, check out the season 3 trailer to see what Burning Down the House has in store, including manipulations! Sexually suggestive challenges! Age-inappropriate hook-ups! A superfan competitor! Awkward come-ons! And, oh yeah, a chance for once-in-a-lifetime love.

Save our spandex! Jimmy Kimmel creates PSA for yoga pants shortage


Yoga sportswear maker Lululemon — as you may have already heard — has been forced to recall hundreds of their basic black yoga pants due to a manufacturing error that made the stretchy, slimming leggings too see-through. Now, Lululemon is experiencing a shortage of the pants, the company’s stock is dropping, and the world of yoga as wealthy, new age-y ladies once knew it is changing forever.

Jimmy Kimmel, patron saint of the yoga pants crisis, has taken it upon himself to create the public service announcement below, which sheds some light on the seriousness of the situation. Without the hundred dollar pants, what will yoga enthusiasts wear? Cardboard? Bubble wrap? Yo … gurt pants?

Check it out, and let us know what you’ll be wearing without the option of designer workout pants.

Jimmy Fallon presents episode 3 of 'Downton Sixbey'

Hard times have fallen upon Downton Sixbey, the prim British estate within Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘s studio. Thanks to the Earl’s iffy investments — in the Shake Weight and a restaurant chain called Thank Heaven Friday Is Here, or THFIH — the manor’s residents must resort to cost-cutting measures like sharing a single glass of wine in the grossest way possible and recycling tired, no-longer-topical jokes. (“Change replacement refs to Honey Boo Boo. Perhaps she tries to eat the football because she thinks it’s a piece of chocolate.”)

But don’t lose hope, fair ladies and kind sirs! There’s a light at the end of the corridor, in the form of a proposal that just might shake Sixbey to its very foundation. And more to the point: Unlike the last few episodes of Downton Abbey, this video won’t make you sob until you have no tears left, as long as the sight of Fred Armisen sucking down a goblet full of spit doesn’t make you cry.


Check out the trailer for season 2 of Ken Marino's 'Bachelor' parody 'Burning Love' -- EXCLUSIVE

Last season on Yahoo’s Burning Love, Julie Gristlewhite (June Diane Raphael) had her heart broken by hose-happy fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino). But this season, the tables have turned — and now Julie’s the one who gets to select a mate from a wide pool of eligible bachelors played by the likes of Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Cera, Adam Brody, Colin Hanks, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan Hansen, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Appropriately enough, the series — created by Childrens Hospital writer and directed by comedy vet Marino — won’t return to Yahoo! Screen until Feb. 14. But in the meantime, here’s a taste of what you can expect from Burning Love‘s Bachelorette season — which will feature some very dramatic puppet-making, plenty of makeouts, and several all-important “box ceremonies.” (Get your head out of the gutter — that’s how Julie chooses who will make it to the show’s next round.)


Foul-mouthed Instagram parody of Nickelback's 'Photograph' strikes a chord -- VIDEO

CollegeHumor’s parody video of Nickelback’s “Photograph,” called “Look at This Instagram,” pokes fun at the commonplace and predictable filter treatments “photographers” use to transform food, finger nails, feet, fireworks, and other f words into art.

“Started out as a lemon tart, then my phone went and made it art,” bellows the singer in his best Chad Kroeger voice. His female collaborator channels Creed more than Nickelback, but she makes up for it by putting hipster glasses on her cat (“he thinks he’s people!”).

Watch the video below (don’t you think it would have looked better in sepia?): READ FULL STORY

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