Top Five: Funniest Internet Video Recuts
Every week at the end of Mad Men, they preview the next episode. The formula follows: dramatic music plus dramatic phrases randomly lifted from the next episode's plot and haphazardly ordered to ensure curiousness and confusion. YouTube user franklindelanobluth pokes fun at Mad Men by combining the phrase "on the next episode of Mad Men" with footage from other funny shows. If you haven't already, check out the clip above.
For the confused and curious, you have just experienced a recut. The recut is an evolving video form in which footage is manipulated in order to create hilarious "vidz," vidz being the proper plural form of vid, the scientific term for a funny internet video.
In honor of franklindelanobluth's artistic vision, here are the top five recuts of all time.
5. October Sky / The Happening
You can make anything scary if you cut to people jumping every time there's a booming sound. Add some voiceovers about an invasion, and you have recut-magic.
4. Willy Wonka
Everyone already knows Willy Wonka is soaked in drug references, but the hip hop in the beginning really gets the point across.
3. The Shining
The Shining is one of the best scary movies of all time, but it would make a fantastic family comedy. Jack would realize that all work and no play isn't the right way to live his life, and his positive relationship with his family would inspire him to finish his book. The uplifting film would come to a tragic close when he freezes in the frost while trying to save his adopted son.
2. Dumb and Dumber / Inception
If your life just isn't exciting enough, take the music from the Inception trailer, loop it for about an hour, put it on your Ipod, and listen to it all day long. You'll feel really cool while you're grocery shopping. If it worked for Dumb and Dumber, it'll work for you.
1. Top Gun
Apparently Top Gun can get even more homoerotic. All it needed was a Dido song. Absolutely flawless!
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