Welcome back, midnighters. This week of @midnight saw some wonderful moments of fun, laughter, and awkward masturbation miming. So, let’s get right to it and look at what went down.
Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, and Dave Foley
Things kicked off on Monday night when Dr. Ken’s Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, and Dave Foley dropped by to play more ridiculous games. First Chris mourned the fact that American Apparel filed for bankruptcy, but then asked the panelists to come up with new business ventures for the company’s CEO. Chris also used #Hashtag wars to wish Neil deGrasse Tyson a happy birthday by giving everyone a chance to correct science flubs with #NewScienceFacts.
Their next game, The Symptoms, required the comedians to offer up amusing ailments based on pictures and symptoms offered from the internet. Famous Last Heards involved the comedians coming up with terrible things you could hear before you die (seen in the clip below). The night wrapped up as FTW asked for Sex Tips worthy of a 50-year-old to celebrate 50 years of Cosmo magazine.
Chris opened Tag Team Tuesday by asking his panelists to pitch novels for a cash-grab rewrite like Twilight. Rapid Refresh took a trip into SqueeeNN to lessen the blow of terrible news with pictures of baby animals, and Chris asked his comedians for ideas of Australian-made treatments for ailments. Chris and the panelists paid tribute to Thomas Edison and his less-successful inventions during #HashtagWars by pitching #BadInventions. Check out the clip below to see some of the ideas that should be kept far away from patent offices. The game TRLsd had Chris pose questions to the panelists after watching clips of very trippy music videos, and the Live Challenge turned our comedians into tour guides for a mutated-animal preserve in Chernobyl. English as a second language asked the comedians to share observations elderly Brits might have about American life, and FTW wrapped the show up by having the comedians pitch new slogans for Burger King’s Halloween Whopper since it is reported to be turning people’s poo green.
There was no better way for our panelists to bring us into Wednesday than with ampaign slogans for a Joe Biden presidential campaign. The bar was set for a fantastic episode of @midnight. Yes, Eli Roth was back, and yes, the episode had its fair share of morbid masturbation jokes. There was no better example of that than Rapid Refresh, as the panelists pitched new picture filters for an R-rated Instagram and contemplated other major contributions Reddit could have to science other than sending “dickbutt” to the moon. Check it out in the clip below!
For a while now the @ symbol as simply been the “at” symbol, but for the last night of the week Chris set out to have the comedians give it an actual name. Rapid Refresh, our weekly trip into the Panderdome, had the comedians creating Vermont-based political stances for Bernie Sanders and ways Carly Fiorina could use her medieval history degree more in her political career. #HashtagWars kept it class with the topic of #RedneckIn3Words, and the game “Win, Lose, or Draw a Dick” on my Face inspired questions about pictures of people who’ve been pranked after passing out at parties. Snapchat’s new filters gave Chris the idea for the night’s Live Challenge, and the comedians had to deliver some sort of bad news through a filtered Snap Chat.
There you have it, readers. All the recap that is fit to print… digitally. Be sure to check Comedy Central for any of the full episodes of the week you may have missed, and we will see you all next week for more @midnight.