Anyone following io9 on the weekends has learned that I have a soft spot for ridiculous, low-budget YouTube parodies. The combination of enthusiasm and silliness is infectiously fun. In this new Stranger Things parody, all those elements come together to make something absolutely ridiculous.
The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a world where female autonomy is banned, hemmed in by a hateful, sexist theocracy. But what if the target if that regime was a little different?
Comics have given us some truly memorable cover art—from Superman’s debut in Action Comics #1 to the legendary “Spider-Man No More!” of Amazing Spider-Man #50. So many have become iconic that they’ve formed the basis for countless parodies and homages since. What’s your favorite spin on a classic cover?
They’re often hit or miss, but the Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel has finally tackled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, enlisting the voice talents of Mark Hamill to put words in Han Solo’s mouth, because Harrison Ford was probably busy crashing a plane somewhere.
First published way back in 1947, some 70 years ago, Goodnight Moon is an iconic children’s book that has been parodied and copied almost as much as Monopoly has. But leave it to MAD Magazine to come up with one of the best, featuring Batman just trying to get a little shuteye in his Batcave.
Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer ... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI!
Though only parents and maybe a handful of Underwoodian kids watching would understand the parody, Sesame Street pretty much nailed House of Cards in a skit about the Three Little Pigs. Frank Underwolf stars and recreates the same feel of the political drama—soliloquies, southern accent, plotting, etc.—only with…
Though largely unknown to American audiences, the BBC's award-winning Look Around You is easily one of the most hilarious — and ludicrous — shows about science that you'll ever see. Here are some of our favorite clips.
It's a shame we don't have actual superheros in our midst. Otherwise, scientists would put out research papers that look something like this amazing six-page study examining the discovery of a novel protein associated with the regenerative abilities of none other than Wolverine.
We're suckers for a good Star Wars parody — and this retelling of those Windows 7 commercials with Stormtroopers and Chewbacca is exceptionally clever. But what is Chewie trying to tell us?
You've seen this Rooster Teeth Angry Birds movie trailer by now, right? Equal parts funny, cheesy and, hrm, hammy—just like the game! Sadly for society, I feel Rovio will actually make this happen someday. [The Next Web]
It's been almost 30 years since E.T. and his uncomfortably shaped finger ruled movie screens. But Paul, opening this weekend Stateside, is full of little E.T. jokes, most of them featured in the film's trailer.
This is music video parody heaven, right here — a glitter-lipped songstress sings about the difficulties in finding life in the universe, in a spoof of Ke$ha's "We R Who We R." What rhymes with "prokaryote-ote-ote-otes"? [via Greg Laden]
The rumored Johnny Depp Doctor Who movie sounds horrendous enough, but just remember: It could always get worse. Just check out this new spoof that imagines what it would be like if Jack Black took the role.
Yet another parody of Avatar has just finished production. It's called This Ain't Avatar XXX and it's a 3D porno with production costs so high that Hustler, the company behind it, is calling it their highest-budget movie to date.
While waiting for Lost's final mindfrak this Sunday, spend some time looking at all the brilliant artwork, videos, and photoshopperie this epic show inspired. Check out our massive round-up.
In today's Remainders: headaches. Microsoft's browser ballot is a headache for the little guys; CereProc talks about the painstaking process of rebuilding Ebert's voice; WiMax taxis in Taiwan get me a little steamed; a magical migraine-diminishing wand, and more.
The best parodies start with a laugh before leaving us with the hollowness of their truth. Sorry, Google Buzz. Sorry, under-lived life. Sorry, sweet butterfly.