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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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Forget the Selfie…the Rise of the ‘Usie’

ellen selfieThe selfie storm reached its pinnacle at the Oscars earlier this year when Ellen Degeneres took the record-breaking selfie heard round the Internet. But was that actually an “usie”?

The AP recently reported on the growing trend of group selfies.

“Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. “It’s magical capturing moments we share with other people.” In contrast to one-person selfies, usies are “more about the relationship, and less about you and your hair,” she said. The word — sometimes spelled usie, sometimes ussie — has been showing up in written material since at least April 2013, according to Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

Zimmer continued that there are other terms used for self-photography, depending on the number of people being shot.

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Ellen Degeneres Apologizes to Pres. Obama for Breaking Twitter Record, Obama: ‘Cheap Stunt’

Obama DegeneresWe didn’t get the dream selfie tweet-off we were hoping for, but President Obama‘s appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” yesterday did produce some friendly jousting about Ellen breaking the president’s retweet record.

“I apologize for doing it, but I broke your retweet record,” Degeneres said to the president.

“I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt, myself,” the president responded. “Getting a bunch of celebrities in the background, feeding them pizza.”

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Social TV Dreaming: A Selfie Tweet-Off Between Ellen Degeneres and Pres. Obama

ellen selfieFor those who weren’t completely consumed by the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie heard round the Internet, Ellen’s record-breaking Oscars tweet (3,402,000 retweets as we speak) topped the previous retweet record of one important individual: President Barack Obama.

Obama previously held the record, as his “four more years” tweet featuring a photo of him and First Lady Michelle Obama hugging after his re-election amassed 780,000 retweets.

Well, new twitter champion and old twitter champion will face off tomorrow, as President Obama makes his first appearance as president on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” via a live shot from The White House.

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It’s a Selfie-Off Between Ellen Degeneres and…General Colin Powell

The selfie revolution is officially underway, and former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell posted a response to Ellen Degeneres‘ now epic Oscars selfie with his own up close-up taken 60 years ago.

Lost Remote prediction: keep your eye on selfie app CamMe, which has created buzz as of late and might blow up alongside the selfie craze.

Ellen’s Oscars Moments Still Causing Stir on Social

Five days after Ellen Degeneres‘ star-studded Oscars selfie that obliterated the previous retweet record and humongous pizza order, social media is still reacting.

“The Simpsons” on Fox has their own version of the Oscars selfie.

“Scandal” star Darby Stanchfield tweeted at Ellen asking what her pizza preference was.

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#LupitasLipBalm: Why Clarins was the biggest social TV winner at the 2014 Oscars

rs_560x415-140303093418-1024.lupita-clarins-lip-balm-oscars-ellen-030314Sometimes a small gesture goes a long way.

Last night at the 2014 Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres truly played the role of host as she delivered pizzas to the Hollywood elite during the ceremony. Everyone has been discussing one of the most star-studded selfies of all-time – which was a boon for Twitter and social TV – but the true winner last night was Clarins.

While Ellen delivered the pizza, she wasn’t going to pay for it. Instead, she began collecting money in Pharrell’s hat and received from Harvey Weinstein, John Travolta, and Kevin Spacey, before she reached Lupita Nyong’o.

“Your stock just went up. You have some money now, Lupita.” Read more

Oscars Live Blog: Ellen Rules Twitter, Photobombing Run Amok, Social Love for Acceptance Speeches

Social media will be active throughout the 86th annual Academy Awards tonight, and Lost Remote will be reporting the top moments and images as they happen.

Pre-show Red Carpet

Co-host of  ABC’s “Oscars Red Carper Live” Lara Spencer had fun with rehearsals.

And her co-host Robin Roberts commented on Lara’s apparent wardrobe malfunction.

“Live with Kelly and Michael’s” dynamic duo on the red carpet. Read more

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is giving away $100k using Viggle

Since launching in January 2012, Viggle has been making a splash as the go-to second screen app for brands and advertisers alike. We’ve recently written about Viggle’s partnership with the NBA for the 2013 NBA Playoffs and about their partnership for with Dan Marino for their MyGuy app activation surrounding the NFL Playoffs. Read more