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Conan and Cranston Create Buzz in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week on social are funny clips from staples Conan O’Brien (2x) and Jimmy Fallon, and a special one-man show from Bryan Cranston. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

This week, we bring you some of the funniest TV clips the Internet has to offer. With Ellen back in the picture, Conan and Jimmy on their game as usual, and Bryan Cranston making a special appearance courtesy of TBS, humor proved to be the key component in huge views and achieving social success.

Conan earned two slots in this week’s lineup. First, a never-before-seen SNL skit with a spot-on impersonation of Aziz Ansari played by Nasim Pedrad, and second, another edition of ‘Coffee Table Books That Didn’t Sell,’ which proved to be funnier than we could’ve anticipated. 

Fallon nailed another lip sync battle, this time with Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton (sorry Jimmy, it’s safe to say you lost this one). Ellen has returned with haste, and in her first edition of ‘In-Your-Ear’ this season, she hilariously dictates an audience member disguised as a Dunkin’ Donuts cashier in LA. The ‘broken telephone’ phenomena proved to make the bit even better than usual.

Finally, TBS and Bryan Cranston teamed up to create a one-man MLB show that we wish was actually on broadway…Kind of. Extremely well done nonetheless, it’s always a pleasure seeing Walter White in a more comedic role, proving he does indeed have mad acting skills. Standing-O good sir, we’re eagerly awaiting your next project.

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

‘Celebgate’ Photo Scandal is Late Night Fodder in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

jimmy-kimmelIn this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week is the ‘Celebgate’ photo scandal – source material that late night comedians live for. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content

In the aftermath of the “Celebgate” photo scandal – involving A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Bar Refaeli, Kate Upton and more – television programs responded to the mass exposé in epic fashion. It was one of the hottest topics in broadcast this week, with all the TV hype perpetuating a racy newscycle across social media. Here are the 5 best clips from 5by.

To get the full story, watch ABC Nightline present an  informative recap of the entire ordeal, with an outline of potential repercussions. It’s the most content-rich clip we’ve seen about the controversy. Then as expected, the guys of late night took a different approach reporting on the events. Leave it to Conan to lighten the mood with a skit in which the alleged hacker gets hacked, and exposed to the world. Afterall, “it’s only fair.” Jimmy Kimmel employed a similar premise to his skit, except this time, it was Kimmel himself, whose photos got hacked. Jimmy Fallon takes it to a whole new level by reading the hypothetical responses of political figures such as Kim Jong Un and Chris Christie. Naturally, hilarity ensues. In Comedy Central’s late night game show ‘@midnight’, comedians David Koechner, Nicole Byer and Jon Daly make an absolute mockery of the situation. The video speaks for itself.

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Honoring Robin Williams in This Week’s Top 5 Viral Videos

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week is a number of videos commemorating Robin Williams, who passed away this week. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Whether through his standup comedy, various acting roles, or simply his unique spirit, Robin Williams touched the lives of many and will be remembered in part through his on-camera work. Over the course of his incredible career, he made a significant impact on many present day TV icons: Jimmy, Conan, Craig and many more, all of whom had the pleasure to work with and learn from one of comedy’s greats. This week, many paid tribute to him by broadcasting memorable moments, re-airing segments from the past, and sharing kind sentiment. We hope you enjoy the below clips – just a few from the remarkable life of Robin Williams. 

Late Night Hosts Continue to Impress in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week is Conan O’Brien getting his hair done by ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox and John Oliver taking on the ubiquity of native advertising. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

 TV clips tend to go viral when they capture moments from the absurd to unexpected to borderline terrifying, and this week’s top videos have managed to meet all three criteria–plus they’re hysterical, adding another incentive to share online. 

 Some MVPs of late night for this round include Jimmy Kimmel - who continues his epic bit “Words From Your Mother” by inviting rapper Tyga’s mom to read the lyrics from her son’s raunchy hit “Rack City” - and Conan O’Brien, who allows ”Orange is the New Black” beauty queen, Laverne Cox, to do his hair (we’ve seen that anything “OITNB”-related is guaranteed to get some social buzz). Once again, John Oliver kills it with a comedically accurate rant criticizing advertising, spurring lots of chatter among the media industry.
 
The humor continues with funny man and social media savant Aziz Ansari revealing some absolutely ridiculous business ideas on ”Parks and Recreation,” followed by roller skating superstar Juan Carlos strutting his stuff to Madonna’s “Vogue” on “America’s Got Talent.” 

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Dubs Conan O’Brien ‘Very First Transgender Talk Show Host’

Last night, Conan O’Brien got a new hairdresser, and credit, courtesy of Netflix.

“The very first transgender talk show host,” Laverne Cox, who plays transgender inmate Sophia on “Orange Is the New Black,” told Conan during a skit. “I’m not transgender,” O’Brien responded. “But your voice is higher than mine…you’re telling me your not transitioning?”

“No, this is my real voice, O’Brien said angrily. “I’m a man.” The skit preceded O’Brien interviewing several of the show’s main characters.

What Happens When Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco Join Tinder?

Team Coco is at it again.

If you were in Los Angeles browsing social dating app Tinder in the past few weeks, you may have come across Chip Whitley and Djengus Roundstone, the pseudonyms Conan O’Brien and Dave Franco, respectively, came up for themselves for their Tinder profiles. The 12-minute segment, which aired last night on ‘Conan,’ is worth watching and is great press for Tinder. You may not think that Tinder would have many social TV implications, but Mindy Kaling recently made good use of it recently for her ‘The Mindy Project’ character, Mindy Lahiri, when the character joined the platform in January.

MTV’s Movie Awards integrate Vine into the broadcast with six second movie recaps

2014 MTV Movie Awards - ShowLast night during the Conan O’Brien hosted MTV Movie Awards, Vine wasn’t just used as a social marketing tool. At the  beginning of the show Conan introduced six second recaps of some of the year’s best films. This was a huge opportunity for Vine to be seen as more than just a social network but a legitimate medium for trailering top Hollywood films. Read more

‘Conan360′ Entertaining Late-Night Viewers from All Angles

As we’ve reported, Conan O’Brien has become one of late night TV’s most socially-active hosts, and his show’s new feature, “Conan360,” appears to be a technology never-before-seen on TV.

O’Brien debuted “Conan360″ last week, a technology sponsored by AT& T that allows viewers to turn to the show’s website or mobile app to watch certain segments from a variety of angles.

One segment shows Conan launching a big Texas-sized steak launch across a basketball court, attempting to shoot the steak into the hoop (he scores on his second try). By simply moving your computer mouse or mobile phone screen around, you can see all angles of the video, isolating Conan in a forklift during the launch, or focusing on the basketball hoop he is shooting the steak at.

Another segment travels with “Deputy” Conan O’Brien, as the late-night host spends a day with the Johnson County Police Department in Texas. The beginning of the video shows O’Brien in front of the camera, but with the tilt of a mouse or phone to the left, Sheriff Bob Alford comes into the picture.

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YouTube Comes Alive On ‘Conan’: ‘Shut Up You Fox News Loving Fascist’

CONAN Logo_33805_2372Conan O’Brien has caused quite a stir in social TV circles lately, recently declaring himself the “new Malcolm Gladwell in town” of LinkedIn,” but YouTube users turned the tables on him from his audience last night.

Teeing off a segment about YouTube doing away with anonymous comments, O’Brien was met with an array of live YouTube audience comments.

“LOL, LOL, LOL,” the first audience member said.

“Please don’t interrupt, OK?”, O’Brien shot back.

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Team Coco EP and GM John Wooden added to Lost Remote Show lineup

conanlinkedin-300x187We’re excited to announce that John Wooden, Executive Producer and GM of Team Coco, has joined the speaker roster for Lost Remote’s LA Show taking place on December 13th, 2013. Read more

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