Comedian Pete Holmes has a talk/skit show on TBS aptly named “The Pete Holmes Show”. A show, which I’m not entirely show anyone watches. But that’s besides the point. Holmes has won the Internet with his series of X-Men inspired skits where Professor X scales back his team of super powered mutants by firing them for their uselessness and weirdness.
Wolverine, Gambit, Angel, Iceman, Jubilee, Rogue, Nightcrawler and Storm have all been shit canned so far. Oh, it doesn’t matter that some of these team members are actually some of the most powerful, the economy tanked so hard even the X-men are getting laid off. Check out the firings in the video collection below:
We’ve featured Pete Holmes‘ hilarious Badman videos from College Humor before and more recently his take on the termination of Wolverine (‘s employment ) from the X-Men. Now that he has graduated from internet comedy to basic cable comedy (watch the Pete Holmes Show, weeknights after Conan on TBS, very funny…. I get paid for unsolicited plugs, right?) Well, it looks like we can look forward to more of his nerd slanted comic book based parody sketches.
He just released a new one to promo the shows October 28th premiere and it might be the best one yet. Not only is funny, but it points out some huge issues that a big screen meeting between the Dark Knight and The Man of Steel will have to address. Yes, Batman’s only powers are ‘rich and nuts’ and Superman is a pretty huge nerd…. Check it out after the jump, it is a little NSFW so heads up. (more…)
I swear I heard or read somewhere that Pete Holmes said that the last one was the last one, but College Humor has released another Badman/Batman parody and I thank him and them for that. Fresh from Front Page Films comes an all new adventure of the Dork Knight. This time featuring special guest villain, comedian, actor, and occasional comic book writer Patton Oswalt as the Penguin. While Matt McCarthy continues to be unsung highlight of the series with his portrayal as the long suffering Commissioner Gordon, Oswalt’s Oswald Cobblepot (say that 5 times fast) shall now count as the quintessential performance in the role. Step aside Danny DeVito, deepest apologies estate of Burgess Meredith… screw you fancasting of Philip Seymour Hoffman that never happened.
Anyway, it’s funny… and you should watch it, and they should do more of these. I know a dude with a skin condition that would be perfect for Killer Croc… (more…)
True story: I was just thinking about how its been a long time since College Humor and Front Page Films had released a Batman/Badman parody starting Pete Holmes as the Dark/Dork Knight. Then BAM! I see a new one is out… Clearly I have the ability to make that which I desire appear. I promise I will not use this power for evil…
We’ve seen him find his voice, fight the Riddler and blow his cover. Now it is time for the final act. The ultimate sacrifice. The Batman/Badman’s long good-bye. Seriously, it goes on for a while: (more…)