5. Key & Peele Get Real with Football Names
Comedic duo Key & Peele returned with a Super Bowl special before Sunday’s big game. Naturally, they revived the East West Bowl skit that made them a YouTube smash. To shake things up this time, they added a few real football players with crazy names, including their inspiration D’Brickashaw Ferguson.
4. Time Travel Paradoxes
Did the end of Interstellar bake your noodle? Have issues with Back to the Future’s alternate timelines? Jake Roper breaks down paradoxes in theoretical time travel—with the help of Bill Nye the Science Guy—in this ingeniously edited video.
3. Rowlf Raps “Just a Friend”
If you’re a fan of the Muppets (and who isn’t?) or a fan of old school hip-hop (again, who isn’t?), you need this in your life: The Muppet Show’s resident piano-playing dog Rowlf lip syncs to Biz Markie’s anthem of infidelity and heartbreak, “Just a Friend.” As portrayed here, the object of Rowlf’s affection is Kermit the Frog’s life partner Miss Piggy, which makes for some pretty disturbing erotic fan-fiction.
2. The World’s Greatest Archer
Lars Andersen is an expert archer, capable of firing arrows with a speed and accuracy thought reserved for J.R.R. Tolkien characters. This quirky clip may look like something in the vein of Star Wars Kid, with Andersen clumsily running and jumping around, but his skills—which include firing three arrows at once and splitting an arrow in flight with one of his own—are enough to make one quiver.
1. “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch became the meme of the week when he begrudgingly showed up at a Super Bowl XLIX Media Day press conference. When asked any questions, he simply responded, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” referring to the NFL’s penalty for Super Bowl contenders who skip out on the event. Not even Deion Sanders could crack Lynch’s act of civil disobedience.
At a loss to do much else with Lynch’s presser performance, the NFL decided to count how many times Lynch uttered his mantra.
Reportedly, the NFL may still fine Lynch but the decision will be made after the Super Bowl.