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Game of Thrones Becomes a 1970s Sitcom in Newest of Many Mashups Fans keep remixing, and it keeps being funny

In today's installment of making new things look old, Game of Thrones gets retrofitted into a 1970s sitcom, complete with overly long exposition and freeze-frame introductions for each actor. The idea…

April 4, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

Spoofs and Pranks Prove to Be Viral Hits BaneCat gives you permission to watch these videos at work

There are two things that are (almost) always guaranteed to do well on YouTube. One involves riffing on pop culture. The other takes advantage of people being duped. This past week’s…

April 2, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

April Fools' Day 2014: The Best of the Brand Hoaxes A working list of this year's fun pranks

Happy April Fools' Day! This year, all the usual brand suspects are joined by a host of tech companies and startups in trying to throw you for a loop—a near impossibility…

April 1, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

Quiznos Cooks Up a Winner With 'House of Thrones,' but Will Funny Videos Be Enough? Building buzz, facing bankruptcy

The buzz is heating up for Quiznos, who has scored a hit with its House of Cards/Game of Thrones mashup called House of Thrones. Machiavellian Congressman Frank Underwood is transported to…

March 28, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

Ford Trashes Cadillac With Great Parody of 'Poolside' Ad Everyone Hated Pashon Murray is slightly less arrogant

It took a while, but someone has finally lampooned Cadillac's much-derided "Poolside" commercial starring Neal McDonough. And not just any old someone—Ford Motor Co. Ford's agency, Team Detroit, shot the parody…

March 27, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT

Sexist Ads Get Recast, With the Men Degraded Instead of the Women How does it feel, guys?

As we saw in our December roundup, there's no shortage of sexist ads—the vast majority of which are degrading to women rather than men. But what if the tables were…

March 19, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

Meow Mix Unveils Catstarter, a Kickstarter for Cats Support cool new inventions for your favorite feline

It's a wonder that cat-related brands don't already rule the Internet. Cat-food brand and renowned jingle lover Meow Mix makes a move in that direction with an amusing and even potentially…

March 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

Mother London Makes Its Own 'First Kiss' Parody … With Dogs Things get a little furry

The parodies of fashion brand Wren's super-viral "First Kiss" ad keep flowing in. Here's ad agency Mother London's entry—"First Sniff," starring a bunch of dogs. Stranger dogs tend to get pretty…

March 13, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

Frozen's 'Honest Trailer' Captures Everything That Made Viewers Hot and Cold on the Movie By which we mean the songs

Like many parents, I've been seeing (or at least hearing) a lot of Frozen lately. And while I enjoyed it enough the first time around, the film's odd logic doesn't…

March 12, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

And Here's the First Branded Parody of That Super-Viral 'First Kiss' Ad British frozen yogurt is a good fit

The surest sign that you've created a viral juggernaut is that the parodies quickly come flowing in. This will be especially true of Wren's "First Kiss" ad, which is so…

March 11, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

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