Parks and Recreation
This week, Alex Trebek made headlines by rapping some clues on Jeopardy!, while Dennis Rodman garnered more negative attention by having an epic meltdown during an interview with CNN. The cast and crew of Parks and Recreation celebrated the show's 100th episode, and Saturday Night Live responded to its lack of diversity problem by adding Sasheer Zamata to the cast. And last week, thousands of people gathered in New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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Alex Trebek raps: One of the categories on Jeopardy! this week was "It's a Rap," featuring clues pertaining to rap lyrics, which host Alex Trebek gamely recited. Who isn't eager to hear Trebek's take on rhymes from Dr. Dre and the Notorious B.I.G.? He might not be getting a record deal any time soon, but it's still pretty amusing.
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Parks and Rec celebrates 100 episodes: On Thursday, Parks and Recreation will air its — literally — 100th episode. Check out this adorably hilarious video of the cast and crew celebrating the milestone by sharing some of their fondest memories:
Time-lapsed New Year's Eve in Times Square: On December 31, digital production company The Timelapse Group positioned cameras on the rooftops of buildings in Midtown Manhattan and used the footage to compile this time-lapse video of the last day of 2013, as seen in Times Square:
Dennis Rodman's meltdown: While in North Korea visiting his BFF Kim Jong Un, former NBA player Dennis Rodman participated in a satellite interview with CNN that quickly went downhill. When he was asked by anchor Chris Cuomo about Kenneth Bae, an American tour guide who has been held prisoner in North Korea for over a year on vague charges, Rodman grew increasingly combative and told Cuomo, "I don't give a rat's a-- what the hell you think." Watch the interview below:
Sasheer Zamata in Pursuit of Sexiness: Saturday Night Live's quest to add a black female comedian to its cast in the wake of recent controversy has culminated in the hiring of Sasheer Zamata, a move that's been welcomed by fans and fellow cast members alike. Before Zamata makes her debut on SNL, get a glimpse of her comedy with the first episode of her web seriesPursuit of Sexiness.
Bao Bao's debut: Bao Bao, the National Zoo's 4-month-old panda cub, made her debut in front of the media this week. Unfortunately it was less than gracious, as the cuddly little bear stumbled on some rocks and fell on her face inside her enclosure for all to see. It's okay, Bao Bao. You'll learn to walk properly eventually.