"It … sounds like what they would actually do, if you’re just casually listening to it. If you listen closely, it makes no sense—in an aggressive way. But it’s not far away from it—like if you listen to the Chili Peppers, they are just ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-dong [laughs]. I have respect for them. I hope they weren’t insulted by it. I mean, anytime you’re making fun of someone, that’s a possibility. I think they would agree though that they kind of deserved it. Chad Smith from the Peppers tweeted it out with the message 'hahahaha,' so he liked it … What I wanted was to be invited into the band to sing. [...]
If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]
Jimmy Kimmel got a lot of attention for his recent viral video hoax, so he made very clear last night that his latest YouTube stunt was just that. In a segment about recent viral videos of meltdowns, Julia Louis-Dreyfus proves her Emmy-winning acting chops in this massive coffee shop freakout. Even, or especially, knowing it's fake, it's worth watching for JLD alone.
In honor of today's hijinks, Gawker posted a "best of" from the great New York hoaxer Alan Abel. Abel's decade-long prank career includes protesting breast-feeding, attempting to sell a kidney, and hiring actor Buck Henry (Liz's dad on 30 Rock) to demand an end to animal nudity. The journalist serves up his fabricated news stories with the intent to deliver "a kick in the intellect" to the viewing public. Makes all this fake vomit look real immature in comparison.