Jesse Tyler Ferguson
This week, as Toronto mayor Rob Ford continued to careen off the rails, everyone pondered how great it would be if Chris Farley were still alive to mimic Ford on Saturday Night Live. Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman teamed up to create a new short film for Prada, while screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) put a dark spin on Super Mario Brothers. Also, Jimmy Fallon hosted a game of celebrity charades, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei created a gay version of The Bachelor. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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Chris Farley/Rob Ford mashup: Chris Farley's brother Kevin tweeted this week: "I think it's safe to say that my brother would have crushed playing the Rob Ford guy on SNL." Judging from this video, which mashes up the crack-smoking Toronto mayor's antics with some of Farley's most memorable television and film appearances, we'd have to agree.
The first gay Bachelor: What would The Bachelor look like if it featured a gay man? George Takei and Jesse Tyler Ferguson explore that question in a newvideo for Funny or Die.
Wes Anderson's "Castello Cavalcanti": It's no "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders," but check out the new short film "Castello Cavalcanti" from Wes Anderson. The Prada promotion stars Jason Schwartzman as a racecar driver who crashes his car in an Italian village in the mid-1950s. (via Tubefilter)
Jimmy Fallon Charades: Jimmy Fallon hosted a game of charades on Late Night this week, featuring guests Damian Lewis, Sheryl Crow and Steve Coogan. Find out which team won:
Super Mario Bros. "Four Players" series: Snow White and the Huntsmanwriter Evan Daugherty offers up a dark take on the four main characters in the Super Mario Bros video games (Mario, Luigi, Princess and Toad) in his web series "Four Players." See Mario's back story below, and check out the other three here, here and here. (via Tubefilter)
Girl walks on ice: In your weekly dose of adorable, a little girl in Russia walks on ice for the first time — and learns the hard way that it's a bit tougher than walking on solid ground.