I’m not gonna lie! It’s hard to be a TV Recapper during the summer months, because . . . well . . . there isn’t all that much to recap. Now, if this had been, say five years ago, I would be forced to spend my non-recapping months doing things like: reading the classics, doing volunteer work, learning to play the cello, and becoming a productive member of society . . .
Fortunately, thanks to the advent of YouTube, I can simply continue to be the directionless miscreant I have always been (only tanner)!
Now, during the proper television viewing season, I generally enjoy watching and recapping shows like: Gossip Girl, the now-defunct Lost, Glee, The Vampire Diaries, and Mad Men. (I also have kind of a thing for vampires, and will often make desperate attempts to throw “fangy” references into all my posts, even those that have absolutely nothing to do with “undead.”)
It was a love for the above-referenced shows (and vampires) that sent me to YouTube in search of videos I could watch that would dull the pain of summer hiatus. Granted, the video clips I found weren’t quite as satisfying as seeing new episodes of my favorite television shows themselves. But, hey, at least they made me giggle.
So, without further adieu, I proudly present to you: YouTube Videos That Make Fun of Television Shows I Like To Watch!
Have you ever watched Glee, and thought to yourself, “Wow that Rachel chick sure is a nutjob! I’d hide my pet bunny, if she was ever in my house!”
If so, this film is for YOU!
2) Mad Men
Speaking of sick and twisted, remember that scene from Season 3 of Mad Men, where that annoying British guy randomly got his foot run over by a lawnmower right in the middle of the office? Ever wonder what that scene would sound like when replayed to the tune of Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek, a.k.a. That Song TheyAlways Play on Teen Dramas Whenever Something Dramatic Happens? Wonder no more . . .
3) The Vampire Diaries
Somewhere, in an alternate universe, Stefan and Damon Salvatore are NOT vampire brothers fighting for the love of the same girl. Rather, they are ambiguously gay roommates, with an annoying habit of breaking into song at inopportune moments . . . (Thanks to Amy over at ImaginaryMen for sharing this FABULOUS video with me!)
[Click the internal link to watch. You’ll like it, I promise!]
4) Buffy the Vampire Slayer / The Twilight Series
Perhaps in that SAME alternate universe, where Stefan and Damon are living “homosexually ever after,” Edward Cullen is NOT the “cute and sparkly” vampire who won Bella Swan’s heart. Rather, he is a creepy stalker vampire with a dangerous hard-on for a certain slayer we all know and love . . .
5) Gossip Girl / Supernatural
If you are anything like me, you were beyond depressed during the Gossip Girl Season 3 finale, when Chuck Bass threw away his chance at happiness with Blair Waldorf, for a paltry tumble in the hay with that skanky hobag, Jenny Humphrey. Of course, we ALL want those two crazy kids, C&B, to reconcile pronto. However, if Blair absolutely MUST get involved with a rebound guy, at least let him be someone manly, someone who is not afraid to battle a few demons (both internal and external) to protect the heart of his lady love . . . someone like Supernatural‘s Dean Winchester.
And, finally, this one goes out to all of you folks that were really mad that the flash-sideways world on Lost ended up being nothing more than purgatory (even though the writers promised it wouldn’t be). It’s for you folks who would have preferred a more “scientific”explanation for all that on and off island “time shifting” the castaways suffered through for six seasons. This is also for the select few of you who shelled out the big bucks for those ridiculously over-priced Lost Happy Meal toys. Apparently, someone out there put them to better use, than YOU did . . .
Well, that’s all, folks . . . at least until the next time I inevitably run out of things to recap . . .