Have you seen that ESPN commercial where some mopey white dude named Michael Jordan constantly disappointing people because he's not THE Michael Jordan? It's funny. A solid 6 out of 10, which is damn good for a commercial.
We bring it up because it's the life anyone named Beavis must be also leading (and anyone unlucky enough to be named Butt-Head). Instead of sharing a name with a basketball great though, they share a name with one of the most dim-witted cartoons ever drawn. Still, you know when these Beavises show up for a restaurant reservation the hostess is bummed they're not a cartoon in a Metallica shirt.
We don't want you to ever have to suffer that same disappointment. So we've compiled a list of a bunch of real people named Beavis, which will keep you from being sad when you deliver pizza to someone named Beavis and it's not this guy.
On mtvU's "Stand In With Bill Maher," UCLA Politics professor Tom Schwartz, an outspoken republican, decides one day to let comedian and famously smarmy left-wing old guy, Bill Maher, take over his Intro to American Politics class. Even though professor Schwartz rides a motorcycle and is probably pretty damn cool, it has to be the most interesting thing that's ever happened in his class. When you're a nineteen year old UCLA student, having Bill Maher show up to your class and give your stuffy right-wing professor is probably akin to your renegade uncle showing up at Christmas and convincing your dad to let you get a tattoo. The initial exchange between professor Schwartz and Bill Maher looks like it might erupt in a smarm-off, but Schwartz gives the floor to Maher before he really turns up the swagger.
In the clip below, Maher addresses Mitt Romney's Mormonism and how it's going to play into this year's election. He then drops some religious knowledge on the kids, hoping for a room full of gasps, not realizing that they've all seen that definitive "South Park" episode. Enjoy.
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Got a camera and a funny story that resulted in an entry to your code? MTV2's "Guy Code," the ultimate guy's guide to the laws of manhood, is taking "My Code" video submissions that animators will turn into a visual masterpiece. Read the contest rules here and check out this example:
My name is Jon and this is My Code. Last week I was on a road trip with my friend Jeff. We were on our way to Chicago and stopped at a gas station to get some gas and a snack. Jeff came out with a bag of chips, a soda and a banana? As soon as we were back on the road he peeled the banana and started eating it. Two minutes later he committed the ultimate sin. He made eye contact with me while eating a banana. MY Code: Never look another man in the eye while eating a banana.
"Guy Code" regulars like "Jersey Shore"'s Vinny Guadagnino, Charlamagne Tha God and April Rose set the bar for analysis pretty high, but we're confident you guys can upload a solid video. We submit: Never attempt to take over the grill from a man who's in charge of the grub. Keep that in mind for Memorial Day. The grill is a sacred temple.
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What would you do for a quick thousand dollars? Would you be willing to follow ridiculous instructions from Jeff Dye and a rotating cast of some of the funniest comics around? You probably would! We know that because MTV's "Money From Strangers" does exactly that, to people exactly like you, and the results are beyond hilarious. Dye and his comedy pals find needy strangers on the streets of New York City, offer them an opportunity to make $1,000, equip them with an earpiece and a hidden camera, then guide them into doing outrageous things in public. Dye and most of the guests you'll see this season got their starts in standup. Here are nine hilarious standup comedy clips from the cast of "Money From Strangers'" first episode. Check them out right now and then watch brand new episodes of the show tonight at 10:30p and 11:30p.
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Tim Burton's films balance absurdism with unsettling imagery, so it's no surprise he's a (crazy-coiffed) godhead to film students across the country. Which is why mtvU hooked up a lucky CalArts (Burton's alma mater) student for "#Ask" to interview the prolific director about his latest movie, an adaptation of the late '60s TV series "Dark Shadows." The film of the same name looks to carry on Burton's tradition, fusing vampire elements with disco days, and features longtime collaborator Johnny Depp again donning white makeup like a new Beetlejuice.
In this preview of the interview, Burton addresses a longstanding legend regarding himself and a California Institute of the Arts dorm door, a myth that's been whispered throughout the halls of the school for decades. Burton explains how his job as a carpenter who didn't know carpentry gives credence to the tale. As for the answer, well, he's unsurprisingly cryptic.
Check it out, and be sure to catch the full interview today, May 7 on mtvU.
"Dark Shadows" is in theaters Friday.
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NBC has released promos for Eli Manning's upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" and, to paraphrase former Cardinals coach Denny Green, he's a little bit awkward and definitely not as funny as Peyton. Eli goes back-and-forth with Kenan Thompson for most of the spot. The 6' 4," two-time Super Bowl winner says "hosting" and "SNL" eight times, which wouldn't be notable except that Eli has a little bit of a lisp. That's nothing to be ashamed of, but the producers probably wouldn't ask a one-legged man to jump rope for an entire sketch.
Overall, the promo is just OK but we still have hope because Eli's appearance brings a wealth of sketch possibilities: Eli overhears the writers discussing how Eli isn't very funny; cast members repeatedly call him Peyton during the monologue; Lorne Michaels mistakes the youngish looking Eli for an NBC page and yells at him. A Reddit commenter suggested an "MTV Cribs" episode where Eli's house is a shrine to himself and Cooper Manning is the butler.
Peyton set the bar for NFL players on "SNL" pretty high. Read on for Peyton's best sketch plus the top acts from other football studs on the show.
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HBO's new show "Girls" is taking the world by storm, which is odd because it features nary a vampire nor dragon nor crime boss. It's credited for depicting "realistic" women (in other words, they don't resemble the pun-spouting sentient Soho mannequins from "Sex And The City"). "Girls" has firmly planted itself on the "funny and extremely uncomfortable" end of the comedy spectrum, a place usually reserved for male curmudgeons like Louis C.K. So this is no "female" comedy, it's just a comedy.
You should watch it for all of those reasons. But you should also watch it (**and now, to completely lose whatever lady readers we charmed with the above paragraph**) because it stars the smoking hot Allison Williams. We're talking hot enough to depict Kate Middleton in a Funny or Die sketch. The 23-year-old Yale grad plays "Marnie" on the show, and is the daughter of NBC News anchor and comedy dabbler Brian Williams. Lucky for your eyes, the only thing she seems to have inherited from him is comedic timing, as you can see below. Read More...
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Iggy Azalea isn't the only Aussie out there making waves in hip-hop. Rapper/Singer extraordinaire Drapht hails from the West Coast (of Australia that is) and will be making his big U.S. debut with the release of his album Life Of Riley on May 8. Drapht already has his homeland in his pocket (Life of Riley is Certified Gold) and he's heading out here to do the same.
Drapht is known to drop some great pop culture references in his lyrics--like in his latest music video "Sing It (The Life Of Riley)"--so it's appropriate that he used TV as a reference when we asked for his Clutch Commandments. From "The Sopranos" to "Breaking Bad" and "The Wire," Drapht broke down the 10 commandments he's gleaned from watching great TV series.
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Despite what the wise Michael Scott said, farts are the great equalizer, not pizza. Everyone--every single person who has ever lived on Earth--has cut the cheese. Even the ones who don't eat cheese (but especially the ones who do). So these we know are facts: The president has dropped bombs in the Oval Office. The pope has pooted. That hot girl who broke your heart? She has definitely leaned into a rancid one after a long, boozy brunch with her gal pals.
But most wind-breakers have the privilege of privacy. At worst, maybe a few coworkers will catch you in the act. That's not the case for various athletes and TV personalities, whose live farts are captured on TV and then replayed on YouTube forever in an endless personal nightmare. And we're here to make sure that happens.
Since Shaq is unavailable to bring his incisive fart analysis to our modest little blog, we've used our discerning ears to filter out the countless hoax videos that were clearly chair noises or audio edits. To the best of our knowledge, these are the real squeal. Without further ado, here are 13 moments when someone's sphincter got a little too candid on camera.
If you're not familiar with the best new show on cable, MTV2's "Nitro Circus Live," or the funny/awesome web series "Roner Vision," allow us to introduce you to professional skier, BASE jumper and all-around mad man Erik Roner. He's been a part of the Nitro Circus Crew since 2005, when Travis Pastrana asked for him to help BASE jump dirt bikes into the Grand Canyon. As a result, Roner was featured in two seasons of MTV's "Nitro Circus," a sold-out world tour and the upcoming movie "Nitro Circus 3D." Somehow he also finds time to produce and star in his own video web series "Roner Vision," which is a must-watch for any action sports fans.
Unfortunately, as of late, Erik has been laid-up at home after a nasty crash involving an avalanche. Since he can't be out amongst his fans, MTV.com is bringing him to you live via satellite (on tape). Ryan McKee: Animated Blogger discusses his favorite scenes from "Nitro Circus Live," his accident, skiing and even draws a girlfriend for McKee.
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