Neil Patrick Harris
This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's "Regulate" (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about childhood. Oh, and the Tony Awards happened too. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Fox has pulled a March episode of Family Guy after a mash-up of clips made the series look like it was portraying a bombing at the Boston Marathon.
In the clip, which has nearly 140,000 views on YouTube, a scene from the March 17 episode, "Turban Cowboy," depicts Peter Griffin accidentally blowing up a bridge while using a terrorist's cell phone. However, the clip places that scene directly after an unrelated one, in which Bob Costas asks Peter Griffin how he won the Boston Marathon.
It was anything but a typical halftime report on Sunday Night Football this week, one day after a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then shot himself in the head in front of two coaches and the team's general manager.
During his Sunday Night Football halftime report, NBC commentator Bob Costas used the opportunity to advocate for increased gun control — and to seemingly criticize the team's decision to play over the weekend.
Britney Spears, Don Philip
Our top moments of the week:
13. Cheapest Move: After Rachel and Nick win Bachelor Pad, they have to decide separately if they want to share the $250,000 prize or each keep it for themselves. Rachel chooses to share, but Nick launches into a long diatribe about his unexpected victory. "Nobody sitting up there in the cast, nobody in this audience right now, and nobody sitting at home watching right now would have put their money on me to win this," he says. By the end, it's clear what his choice is: He keeps the money for himself, leaving Rachel with nothing. As Rachel tears up...
If you didn't get enough of Bob Costas during the 2012 Summer Olympics, you're in luck! The veteran sportscaster has signed on to appear on an upcoming episode of Matthew Perry's new comedy, Go On, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Go On's Matthew Perry: My characters have gotten nicer
Costas, 60, will play...
As with the Opening Ceremony two weeks ago, details of Sunday's Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics have been kept tightly under wraps, but one thing is certain — British talent will be front and center.
In addition to the Spice Girls, who reunited especially for the event, the celebration, titled "A Symphony of British Music," will also feature performances from One Direction and the also-reunited Wham!.
Our top moments of the week:
13. Funniest Name: On Bachelor Pad, the contestants have to run through an obstacle course called "The Hot Sludge Fundae." As hilarious as it is to watch the players fumble through foam that looks like ice cream and a chocolate syrup-soaked slide, it's the last leg of the race, which host Chris Harrison informs us is called "The Nut Sack," that makes us laugh the hardest. (Yes, we're 12.)
12. Most X-Rated Christmas Carol: Countess LuAnn tries to mix things up on...
Sir Paul McCartney
The 2012 London Olympics officially got underway Friday with a grand (if a bit eccentric) opening ceremony conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.
2012 Olympics: Check out the stars to watch
With the help of celebrities including Daniel Craig, Kenneth Branagh, J.K. Rowling, David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney -- not to mention a ...
The quick reflexes, strategic thinking and endurance of an Olympic athlete will also serve fans well as NBCUniversal offers an astounding 5,535 hours of coverage of the 2012 London Games. Every minute of all 302 events in 32 sports will be shown live in the United States for the first time. "We think it's important to have that instant gratification and immediacy for those avid fans," says Mark Lazarus, the NBC Sports Group chairman who made the call to provide live streaming online of even the most popular events.
Following the action can mean...
Tim Tebow and Jimmy Fallon
Cheers to Jimmy Fallon for kicking off a Super series of shows in Indianapolis.
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