11.17.12

David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Aaron Sorkin, and More Viral Videos

From the general’s Call of Duty cameo and Joe Biden on ‘Parks and Recreation’ to the Romney requiem on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest clips.

10. Elmo Finds a Few New Voices

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Kevin Clash’s sudden leave of absence from Sesame Street, following now-recanted claims that he had sex with a minor, has left Elmo without a voice. What if these famous actors took his place?

9. Colbert Is in a Tizzy!

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Stephen Colbert finally broke down and turned to the General Petraeus affair for laughs, saying “this sex scandal is all anyone in Washington can talk about. I wonder why the country is in financial ruin?” Amen to that.

8. Mitt Romney’s Wild Milk Binge

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All is not lost for Romney, SNL points out. Now he has time to learn how mayonnaise is made and watch Donald Trump do “a very amusing thing where he’s racist.”

7. Sotomayor: ‘Princess’ Is Not a Career

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to teach Abby Cadabby what a career is, saying a girl like Abby can have almost any career … just not as a princess.

6. Petraeus Gets Animated

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Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese animators are back, with a must-see reimagining of the former CIA director’s unfolding scandal. Pure entertainment.

5. Aaron Sorkin Spills Secrets About Jobs Biopic

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Speaking with Newsweek & The Daily Beast Editor in Chief Tina Brown, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin gave fans an early taste of what his Steve Jobs movie will look like. “I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away,” Sorkin said, “but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.”

4. Jill Kelley Calls 911

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It just keeps getting weirder. The Tampa socialite at the center of the Petraeus affair called 911 several times in recent days, seeking “diplomatic protection” to keep media away from her home. Listen to her call.

3. Petraeus Gets Promoted

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The highly anticipated videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits shelves Tuesday night—and just happens to star one Secretary of Defense Petraeus, who bears a striking resemblance to the former CIA director. Watch the general’s avatar in action.

2. Leslie Knope Loves Biden

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On Thursday's Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope got a fantasy engagement gift: to meet the true love of her life, Vice President Joe Biden.

1. Cringe! Local News’s Petraeus Gaffe

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We’ve all giggled over the title of Paula Broadwell’s book about Gen. David Petraeus, but ABC’s Denver affiliate took the joke uncomfortably far, accidentally airing a doctored cover image.