Star Wars Christmas Lights, Unedited Footage of a Bear, and More Viral Videos
From a Christmas lightshow to the tune of Star Wars to an 'Epic Rap Battle' between movie directors past and present, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.
5. Camp Winnipesaukee
Summer camp can be an important time in your life, especially if you’re a future entertainment star. Jimmy Fallon took a page out of SNL’s book on the Tonight Show this week as he had on frequent guest and collaborator Justin Timberlake for a skit from a cabin at Camp Winnipesaukee. The two just can’t contain their love for the song “Jumper” by Third Eye Blind—a ‘90s camp classic—and Fallon continuously breaks down in giggles for the enjoyment of all.
4. Star Wars Christmas Lightshow
Many people absolutely love Star Wars. Many love Christmas and all the festive decorations that come with it. The man who made this video is apparently very much in love with both, as he sets up a truly impressive lightshow with the Christmas décor on his house that proceeds perfectly in time with some of his favorite numbers from the fabled sci-fi franchise.
3. Sony: The Movie
Sony got plenty of heat after it almost immediately folded to North Korean-sponsored hackers’ demands to pull its controversial movie, The Interview, from theaters. Even before that decision, though, the studio was in hot water over some emails that were hacked and released publicly that unveiled some unflattering conversations between Sony executives about some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. This mock trailer imagines a movie about the studio itself that might replace its pulled assassination comedy in theaters.
2. Epic Director Rap Battles
Epic Rap Battles of History has become a staple of YouTube and a poster boy for the medium’s potential—literally, they’re featured on ads for the website. The crew behind the series (Nice Peter, epicLLOYD and Dave McCary) have pitted all manner of historical and current figures against each other in lyrical showdowns, but this week’s edition was a rare five-way battle between directors past and present. Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and Michael Bay all duke it out to prove they’re the greatest behind the lens and with a mic in their hands.
1. Unedited Footage of a Bear
Cartoon Network’s late night edition, Adult Swim, has developed a reputation for the weird, the creepy, and the unnerving in its programming. This short, shown between longer shows on the network and released online, is all of that and more. You kind of just have to watch it, but be warned you may find it disturbing. Needless to say, it’s not just footage of a bear.