Vine 5 Film Festival: …But There is Lemonade
Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.
Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.
Ryan McHenry, one of the Vine app’s biggest stars thanks to his creation of the very popular “Ryan Gosling Wont Eat His Cereal” series, was diagnosed with cancer recently. A lot of viners checked in to make videos showing their love and support for his recovery, most notably a beautiful sounding and NSFW ditty about what cancer can do to itself. An IndieGogo fundraiser has been created to help fund McHenry’s recovery, featuring rewards generously offered from a couple of the more popular app users, all for someone most of them have never met in person — sometimes the internet can be a good thing.
Needless to say, we wish him the best of luck and a speedy and full recovery. But in the meantime, here are the funniest vines from this past week:
“I’m a Secret Lemonade Drinker!”
By Graham Linehan
I’m not going to go ahead and defy you to not have the “I’m a Secret Lemonade Drinker!” song stuck in your head, because this would make a bunch of you not bother to watch it. But damn is that song catchy and stuck in my head, its writer none other than the writer of every episode of the great The IT Crowd, Graham Linehan. I’m guessing that Linehan is ashamed of his vice being that he drinks a lot of lemonade, instead of something cool like smoking cigarettes. You can’t roll up your sleeve and put a pack of lemonade in it, now can you?
“Here’s What Happens When You Put Tinfoil in the Microwave…”
By Bret Calvert
You might have to click on the Vine logo to watch, where you’ll see that something must have happened during the uploading process. But the out-of-sync audio and other issues with the video help make the ending all the more jarring and fun.
“Visual Representation Number One: Daddy’s Dreams”
By Heath Wilcock
They say that bad parenting is the first step towards making funny six second videos, and “Visual Representation” proves that that completely made up axiom can sometimes be true. Wilcock gets away with saying such a terrible thing to his daughter because of his honesty: notice that his balloon that symbolized his life before children was never up very high to begin with.
“WE’RE OFF DUTY COPS”
By Curtis Lepore
With Lamorne Morris
At this point the ratio of parodies of buddy cop movies to all of actual buddy cop movies ever made is something to the effect of 100,000:1, but Lepore’s over-the-top and extraterrestrial performance, combined with Morris’ pitch perfect “Can you believe I have to deal with this?” looks to the camera make this parody stand out. Morris went back to his day job at New Girl today, ending his productive summer vacation making a bunch of vines with the likes of King Bach and Bo Burnham, but the busier schedule wont stop him from breaking the fourth wall from time to time.
By Jason Nash
With Nicholas Megalis
Jason Nash, who was visiting New York last week, serendipitously was able to post a Vine of his Soda Dad character tearing up at the local news report about the soda tax ruling being upheld, a payoff at least three months in the making. But the Vine with the greater mass appeal was Nash collaborating with Nicholas Megalis in close talking and confusingly complimenting one another in very hostile tones. The confusion between inflection and wording reminds me of half of my conversations over Gchat.
Playing in Theater 2
(Untitled) by Rob Lowe
Fortunately Lowe will soon have a lot more free time on his hands to relaunch the Spuds MacKenzie ad campaign.
Forrest Gets His Temperature Taken at His Check-up by Marlo Meekins
Those dogs should be checked for their dilated, hand drawn pupils.
5 H31p #devvelpimp #devil by Conner O’Malley
*Somebody* is decidedly unpimp.
What Rhymes With Hug Me? by Taylor Williamson
The hit of the summah is even more loaded than you already believed.
(Untitled) by Dog Boner
That “Sounds of Silence” song is quickly becoming a comedy classic.