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Top TV Show Parodies That Will Make You Cry Laughing
Sometimes, it can't hurt to poke a little fun at the often ridiculous world around us. Fortunately, there are plenty of comedy series currently on air that point out these often bizarre cultural discrepancies, and can be enjoyed with the extra time people save when they earn extra money online with paid surveys.
"The Hotwives of Orlando" with Kristen Schaal
This Hulu original series will only appear online, profiting off the success of Netflix original series like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," and aims to take down the ever-popular "Housewives" series. At this point, the phenomenon is no longer relegated to a single channel, spanning from reality shows to the original ABC series "Desperate Housewives." Comedienne Kirsten Schaal ("30 Rock," "Flight of the Conchords") stars in this hilarious takedown of how silly reality shows can be. The show takes place in the weird frontier of Orlando, Florida, removed from expected amusement parks and plopped in the middle of the vapid world her parodied shows inhabit. The results are satirical and hilarious, and Celebuzz has already named the show one of its picks of the summer.
"Nathan For You" with Nathan Fielder
This hilarious satirical piece is currently in its second season on Comedy Central and revolves around Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder, whose "goal" is to help businesses in the Los Angeles area revolutionize their industry with ideas he suggests. Nathan has introduced insane concepts like: the gas station rebate, a realtor who exorcises the homes she sells, a completely staged viral video and the popular boon of opening a "Dumb Starbucks" storefront. Fielder delivers these ideas with deadpan grace, a quality that makes him so popular with critics and viewers alike.
"One of the reasons 'Nathan For You' works is how Fielder's earnestness in both pitching and executing his ridiculous business ideas combines with his almost crippling social awkwardness, which at times can be uncomfortable to watch," said Paste writer Ryan Bort in a recent review.
As the second season continues, there's no telling what weirdness will ensue.
"Review" with Andy Daly
Andy Daly has been a prevalent standup comedian for more than 10 years and finally gets to show off his bizarre anti-comedy prowess in this "review" parody show, lampooning feel-good programming on the Food Network and HGTV. Not surprisingly, Daly's reviews are far stranger - in the first season alone, Daly went on whirlwind trips that spanned multiple cities and often left the always affable host in perilous or highly illegal circumstances. The show has already been renewed for a second season to debut later this year, giving eager viewers plenty of time to catch up on the first time around!
By the time you're through with these series, you'll either be a standup comedian, a cultural critic or both. Choose your poison - when you make money at home online with paid surveys, the world is your oyster!
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