Ladies, gentleman, kids of all ages, welcome back to another weekly recap of everyone’s favorite, NOW-EMMY-WINNING internet-based-game show @midnight.
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This marks the second week that Chris Hardwick and the gang have been coming at you at 11pm. The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ of their 3-week @eleven trilogy, if you will. Chris had friends, comedians, and even a presidential candidate show up to play along with him, so just like Empire, it’s been the best installment so far. Let’s take a look.
Monday kicked off with a look into the world of high-stakes tennis, as Chris blames Serena Williams’ loss at the U.S. Open on her current boyfriend, rapper Drake. He then asks the week’s first contestants what Drake will place a curse on next. After a little bit of fanboying over BB-8 toys between Chris and Seth, much to Craig’s chagrin, Rapid Refresh set its target on Arnold Schwarzenegger and asked the comedians for “Ahnuld” catchphrases for when he takes over Celebrity Apprentice. Chris also used the nights #HashtagWars topic to ask his friends for #MarriageAdviceIn3Words thanks to his recent engagement. After some messages from Comedy Centrals sponsors, @midnight quickly transformed into eBay Price Is Right. Take a look at the clip below to see how that played out. Our all-male panel then had to give their best beauty pageant answers for questions given in the Live Challenge, and were then presented with pictures of terrible haircuts for which they had to explain the exchange that man must have had with his barber beforehand. Monday closed out with a FTW that saw possible guest book entries made by a group of highly intoxicated and rowdy senior citizens at a wedding.
What better way to start of the week’s second episode than with Chris issuing a challenge to Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to come on the show. Later, Chris needed some help in Rapid Refresh in figuring out what this call could possibly mean in football, and also took some time to contemplate future environmental initiatives the LAPD could use to go green. The second #HashtagWars topic of the week decided to play with film by sourcing #BadMovieMashups, and Chris took us all to the Amazon Book Fair by asking the comedians to give title chapters for Children’s Self-Help books. Check out some of their answers in the clip below. The Live Challenge asked for the life story of a crab found outside of a bar in Philly holding a cigarette, and also prompted Nick Swardson’s running gag about the sex life of The Little Mermaid. The panelists were given 60 seconds to offer up as many things as they could that only 90s kids would remember, only for Kyle Kinane to misunderstand and just offer up stories of his teenage years. FTW gave the comedians a chance to create the most dislikable Facebook post to honor the announcement of the dislike button.
It took less than 24 hours after Chris issues his challenge for an answer from…Bernie Sanders?
Chris asked Bernie and friends to think of other innocuous things that were confiscated from Ahmed’s high school in Texas. Chris also wanted to know what Bernie Sanders should have said to Bill O’Reilly’s ambush reporter, and what other SNL catchphrases Ben Carson should butcher on his next campaign t-shirt. It is quite fun, and is my clip of the episode. Check it out below. #HashtagWars tapped into nerd fantasies with #SexyStarWars, and everyone had to put positive spins on fake campaign scandals in “Scandal in the Wind.” The Live Challenge required a classy toast given at a Taco Bell Cantina restaurant, and the comedians had 60 seconds to give new requirements for one to be considered an American citizen. Finally, FTW wondered what other decrees God has about fashion if he did truly tell Alabama councilman Frank Goodman to try and ban saggy pants.
The last episode of the week has more fun at the expense of the GOP candidates, as Chris wonders what other partying declarations Lindsey Graham would offer up after claiming he will “drink more” if elected President. Rapid Refresh gave Chris a chance to [email protected]’s Emmy win before asking for some lesser-known Emmy categories. To celebrate Opposite Day, which it may or may not have been, #HashtagWars was #OppositeDay, and a fan favorite returned with another round of Gif-O-Mercial. If you don’t know what it is, watch the clip below and enjoy. The Live Challenge asked for both good and bad news that could be given to a head transplant patient, and FTW asked for a police report filed by Los Santos police to polish up this act of excessive force in Grand Theft Auto V.
Well, everyone that is all the fun that is fit to print, and boy was it a blast. @midnight will be airing at 11pm for one more week following this one, so be sure to check it out on Comedy Central, or catch up with full episodes on Comedy Central’s website.