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One Direction took a different direction when they were joined by the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues including Saturday Night Live host Paul Rudd for a rendition of Afternoon Delight. There was a huge reception for Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson as they walked on to the NBC set. "You've got your boy band, well I've brought my man band," Rudd said as his Anchorman 2 co-stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner joined him to form "Nine Direction".
We've got another blend of talent for you with The Hungover Games, which combines the narratives of The Hunger Games and The Hangover. The trailer follows four men at a party who wake up on their way to a battle »
- Janette Owen
This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters, and in honor of the Middle-Earth set trilogy, the folks at "Sesame Street" decided to reach back into cinema's past to parody Lord of the Rings, the trio of tales that actually follows The Hobbit in J.R..R. Tolkien's fictional timeline. Much like their recent parody of The Hunger Games, this segment takes cues from the aforementioned Peter Jackson films, and mixes them with lessons for kids in Lord of the Crumbs. This lesson is about self-control and delayed gratification to wait for something delicious like a cookie, which proves difficult for someone like Cookie Monster, who plays a character called Gobble, on a quest to bake cookies ("Me precious!"). It's pretty cute. Here's the "Sesame Street" parody of Lord of the Rings with Cookie Monster (via THR): In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. »
- Ethan Anderton
The biggest boy band in the world & the biggest bird on the block, together at last!
Big Bird didn’t know he’s beautiful — until One Direction arrived on Sesame Street! The “Story Of My Life” singers recently paid a visit to the show’s Queens, N.Y., set; and now, we have a first-look photo of their appearance.
The just-released photo finds Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne posing with Big Bird, though behind-the-scenes shots leaked on Twitter reveal the fivesome will also be fraternizing with several other Muppets.
— Andy Swift
- Andy Swift
Just ahead of the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Sesame Street's latest upload spoofs the Lord of the Rings franchise. Cookie Monster plays the role of the Frodo Baggins-like lead, Monster Gobble, who is on a quest to bake cookies -- or, as he calls them, "Me precious!" Photos: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere Draws Peter Jackson, Orlando Bloom The five-minute video opens with the legacy of cookies, with Gobble reading a recipe just before the map flies away. With puppets standing in for Gandalf and Arwen (played by Liv Tyler on the
- Ashley Lee
With The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug opening in a couple of days, it is perfect timing for the greatest honor any film can have: a spoof on Sesame Street. As part of their ongoing segment with Cookie Monster in the starring role, the famed Muppets take on The Lord Of The Rings featuring puppet versions of Gandalf and Arwen as they guide Cookie Monster through the different levels of delayed gratification. Kids will love the video, but adults and fans of the films will get an even bigger »
- Alex Maidy
Lord of the Rings has been parodied by Sesame Street in a new video.
Cookie Monster stars in the online sketch - titled 'Lord of the Crumbs' - in which he plays a Gollum spoof named Gobble.
Complete with Gollum-style hair, Gobble embarks on a quest to bake his "precious" cookies.
However, his "darker self" keeps urging him to eat all the ingredients straight away before making his treats.
Helped by muppets dressed as Galadriel and Gandalf, Cookie manages to restore order in his belly.
The video is the latest in a series of comedy parodies featuring Sesame Street characters, including spoofs of Hunger Games and Homeland. »
Patrick J. Adams will be doing his adorable blinking routine on Orphan Black, according to Deadline. At least, I hope his guest role will include that thing he does on Suits where he blinks and looks just adorable. Even better, Adams previously tweeted that he was a fan of the show. I hope he enjoys his chance to get to play someone drawn into the Orphans’ orbit.
Which clone do you want to see him encounter? I can’t decide.
Today seems to be the day for amazing guest-role casting announcements. TVLine reports »
- Lyle Masaki
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Ron Burgundy’s colleagues coming clean; Sesame Street parodies Lord Of The Rings; JoBlo’s cinema tribute to 2013; Catchphrase with Amy Adams; and Key & Peele attempt world record for impressions. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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Sesame Street: Lord of the Crumbs (Lord of the Rings Parody)
Legend speaks of a dessert unimaginably sweet and delicious, and when it was destroyed all that remained was the dessert’s powerful recipe. It remained in the hands of a monster named Gobble for a long time, but when it disappeared, all cookies on ...
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- Justin Vactor
Sesame Street has a pretty great track record with parodies, so it's no surprise that when they turned their googly eyes to Lord of the Rings, they knocked it out of the park. The segment stars Cookie Monster as the appropriately named "Gobble," decked out with Gollum-esque stringy hair. He's on a quest to bake his "precious" cookies, and he's aided by a Galadriel-like "crazy light lady," and abetted by ... well, himself, as his "darker self" consistently urges him to eat all the ingredients separately, and immediately. And if that's not good enough, there's also a Gandalf Muppet (whom Cookie Monster »
- Alex Heigl
The geniuses at "Sesame Street" have once again parodied pop culture. This time, Cookie Monster seeks a recipe in a "Lord of the Rings" parody, "Lord of the Crumbs." The result is both educational and hilarious.
Cookie stars in this video as Gobble, a monster who has lost the recipe for his "precious" -- cookies. Fortunately for Gobble, a fairy (aka, "Crazy Light Lady") brings him supplies and inspires the monster to get baking.
Because this is "Sesame Street," there are of course educational benefits to "Lord of the Crumbs." In addition to the "delayed gratification" message featured throughout, the video can also teach kids about rhymes, addition and subtraction, counting and vocabulary.
Mostly, however, this is just a lot of fun. Here are some of the highlights:
Gobble is supposed to bake his recipe in "the fires of Mount Crumb," otherwise known as the oven.When Gobble begins to »
Sesame Street is back with another great movie parody! This time they take on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. The parody is called Lord of the Crumbs and it features a story that involves Cookie Monster.
Legend speaks of a dessert unimaginably sweet and delicious, and when it was destroyed all that remained was the dessert's powerful recipe. It remained in the hands of a monster named Gobble for a long time, but when it disappeared, all cookies on Monster Earth disappeared along with it. It is up to Cookie Monster to use his memory and remember the recipe in order to bake the cookies in the fires of Mount Crumb.
I've been enjoying these TV and movie parodies, and I'm sure they will continue make them.
- Joey Paur
"Sesame Street" movie and TV parodies are rapidly becoming my favorite things to watch (remember "Homelamb" and "The Hungry Games"?) And this "Lord of the Rings" spoof starring Cookie Monster as a Gollum-like figure named Gobble is the latest in the delightful series. In fact, I'd sit down and watch a whole "Lord of the Crumbs" trilogy before I'd attempt to sit through a screening of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." But I do have the attention span of the average "Sesame Street" audience. Cookie Monster, thank you for bringing cookies back to Monster Earth. Follow Riot on Twitter »
- Liana Maeby
Last month, Cookie Monster and the good folks at Sesame Street gave us their take on celebrated child-hunting trilogy The Hunger Games and today they’re back to tackle an even more ambitious project. In a sweeping, minutes-long epic, everyone’s favorite blue baked goods addict retells Tolkien’s classic fantasy tale as The Lord of the Crumbs, a faithful (albeit significantly more cookie-filled) adaptation that puts Peter Jackson’s measly films to shame. »
Sesame Street's latest pop parody is "Lord of the Crumbs," a spoof of Lord of the Rings starring Cookie Monster as the Gollum-esque Gobble. (Extra points for the grossly stringy hair.) How can he re-create his "precious" favorite dessert sans recipe? Through the power of remembering, of course. "Lord of the Crumbs" doesn't quite have the bite of the recent brilliant Homeland segment or the flawless Hunger Games one, but it's still pretty delightful, as are all Sesame Street parodies across the board. »
- Margaret Lyons
The first family was joined by a few famous faces for the annual national Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside the White House on Friday. Following a series of holiday performances, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their girls took the stage to address the crowd as the tree was lit, all smiles despite the rain during a picture-perfect moment. While speaking, Obama took a moment to remember Nelson Mandela, mentioning "a special measure of gratitude" for the former South African president who passed away earlier this week. At the event, Michelle also spent some solo time in the spotlight to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to kids with one of Sesame Street's puppets, and there were several performances including appearances by Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, The Avett Brothers, and more. View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is a childhood favorite of mine and a testament to the power of Jim Henson's creativity. Unlike The Muppets or Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal's plush creations inhabit a darker world full of the threat of death and doom. Upon it's release in 1982, The Dark Crystal had undergone a significant series of changes to make it less brooding and dark. While this was not Henson's vision for the movie, he complied. Now, over thirty years after originally being »
- Alex Maidy
The Producers Guild will give its annual awards on Jan. 19, 2014. Here's the full list of TV nominees:
"30 for 30"
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
The rest of the drama series pack is comprised of usual suspects: AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” which won the 2013 trophy. Notably absent from the race this time around is AMC’s “Mad Men,” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” is sitting it out for the second year in a row after winning in 2012.
Broadcast network shows fared better in the comedy series heat: NBC’s “30 Rock,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “Modern Family” got noms along with HBO’s “Veep.” “Modern Family” has taken the trophy for three consecutive years.
The non-fiction category repped a range of genres and formats: Espn’s “30 for 30,” CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” A »
- Cynthia Littleton
This past week, Lady Gaga hosted a fun, somewhat psychedelic hour of television on ABC: Lady Gaga and The Muppets’ Holiday Special. In many ways, the special transported me back to the mid-80s, when a post-Muppet Show troupe of puppets were still dominating all facets of media at the time. Now that the Muppets are successfully making a comeback, this led me to reminisce about the numerous Muppet holiday films over the years and question which one is my favorite.
Growing up as a kid obsessed with any and everything related to Jim Henson, the magic of the Muppets always brightened my spirits with laughter, wonder and imagination. Christmastime was always a magical time of year, but in my home, Christmas was about more than stuffing stockings with candy. Christmas was about stories, and sharing the wonder and belief of the holidays with friends and family. Every year, like stockings filled by Santa, »
- Tony Nunes
It’s that time of year, PopWatchers — when otherwise responsible parents camp out and expose their children to threateningly low temperatures in order to see questionable lip synching and larger-than-life icons on puppet strings. No, I’m not talking about a Today show performance by One Direction… but close! It’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!Like any good spectacular, there was no shortage of 11th-hour drama: High winds in New York City nearly scuttled this year’s march through Manhattan (for only the second time in 87 years), but justice — and giant balloons! – prevailed. So buckle in, turkeys, because »
- Lanford Beard
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