If left unchecked, I can have a pretty obsessive personality. Right now I’m obsessed with different types of sugar-free chewing gum; before it was claw machines at arcades; tomorrow it’s probably going to be collecting washi tape.
So when I find something on the internet that makes me feel some kind of strong emotion (right now it’s TLC’s Curvy Brides Boutique clips; before it was video compilations of soldiers returning home to surprise their loved ones; tomorrow it’s probably going to be Pat McGrath makeup videos) I tend to go down a deep rabbit hole unearthing more content that gives me a similar emotional rush. I guess it’s better than having an addiction to hard drugs? Maybe not? Who can say! Either way – enjoy!
1. Debbie Downer at Disney World
This, alongside the sketch of Liza Minnelli trying to turn off a lamp and the Surprise Party sketches, is my all-time favourite Saturday Night Live sketch. I love watching comedic actors corpse – especially during high-stakes, live TV – and seeing Amy Poehler cut her teeth before her career took off is a real treat.
2. Man eating apples while juggling
You’ll need the volume on high with this one. It’s the sheer talent matched with the laboured grunting, for me. Also just knowing that this man likely consumed hundreds of apples while practising this trick – chef’s kiss.
3. Spinning helicopter woman
I know this video is contentious but there is something very funny about human beings who are genuinely trying to help, and that help making the situation infinitely worse. (And the woman ends up being totally fine!)
4. Not all heroes wear capes
Elsa Majimbo’s TikToks of her wearing sunglasses and eating chips while spouting truths are unrivalled.
5. Cat vacuum
This is just so silly.
6. Dissatisfied teacher
Every teacher you’ve ever had.
7. Don’t run from the Lord
I am the pig. The audio is anyone who has ever rung my doorbell.
8. Simpsons v Liberals
I’m sure there’s probably Simpsons versus Labor/Greens/various independents Instagram accounts out there but this one does a really funny job of skewering the Coalition in ways that diehard Simpsons aficionados will appreciate.
9. Keira Knightley goes to the park
Luke Millington-Drake does hilarious impressions and does bear an uncanny resemblance to Keira Knightley. Also check out his impressions of a midwest mum and Hugh Grant.
10. WAP in Cantonese
Anyone who understands or speaks Cantonese knows that it’s quite a literal language and how do I put this … not a very sexy-sounding language, either? So hearing a rendition of WAP in Cantonese sent my family and I into hysterics.