Category Archives: TeeVee

TV’s best and worst for your consideration.

The Streaming Showdown: Foxtel Now versus Netflix versus Stan…

No longer must Australians settle for the rubbish free to air television over the holiday season. Now with a wealth of streaming options available all that is required is a fast internet connection for the holiday season ratings hiatus to be a thing of the past.

With many of the new breed of TV streaming services offering a free trial period there has never been a better time to switch remote controls and get a solid binge watch under your belt. It is time to break the couch.

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Apple’s Next Big Thing: iWatch, iCar or a 55inch iMac Perhaps?..

After reporting record earnings made on the back of record iPhone sales many are now wondering how Apple will maintain these record breaking numbers. What new product will help Apple to pass the incredible $19 billion profit mark for a single quarter? What will be Apple’s next big thing?

For a product to make it into the Next Big Thing (NBT) category it must be a game changer, it must take something ordinary and make it amazing. Think iPod, iPhone and iPad, all must have devices that revolutionized their segments and all segments that were due for a revolution.

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The Jack and Triumph Show…

The hand puppet with a faecal fascination Triumph the Insult Comic Dog finally has a weekly show and the first episode airs on AdultSwim in two weeks. Starting on the 20th of Feb (11:30) Friday late-night viewing is going to get hilarious.

The Jack and Triumph Show sees Jack McBrayer and Triumph team once more for a weekly experiment in comedy. Jack and Triumph play ex sitcom stars of a Lassie like show, Triumph playing the part of Lassie. They’ve made it on the small screen but can they survive the streets? Can Triumph go too far this time? Will Jack McBrayer slap the hand or keep his cool. Answers will have to wait for the twentieth when we will all be insulted in every kind of way.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Gag Reels, Bloopers are still Funny in the Future…

Few TV series get to become legendary, Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of those series that did and to celebrate the release of Season 7 on Blu-ray Paramount has given the world a science fiction laugh out loud moment.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest TNG bloopers to hit the web, hilarious outtakes from a classic TV show. Sit back relax and let the nostalgia make the lol moments that much richer.

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Space Station 76 Trailer, the Sci-Fi Comedy TV Series…

Welcome aboard the Omega 76 Space Station, the space station that proves in space no one can hear you laugh. The trailer for the new dark comedy is set in a past that was far more futuristic than anyone can remember.

The upcoming Space Station 76 TV series presents the future from a 1970’s perspective. The R-rated Sci-Fi comedy was first released as a movie at the SXSW festival in March 2014, writer director Jack Plotnick has carried the story over into a TV series. A series that joins the crew of the Omega 76 Space Station as they face much inner turmoil with a new female captain arriving aboard the space station, sparking tension and sexual innuendo.

Starring Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Marisa Coughlan the series release date is TBA, the movie has seen a limited cinematic release. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest sci-fi comedy to raise expectations, Space Station 76 the TV Series. Sit back, relax and prepare to go back in time to see the future.

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The Space Girl Sizzle Reel, B-Movie Space Adventure Highlights Never Looked So Good…

The adventures of Space Girl are renowned around the galaxy. The series follows the busty heroine Space Girl as she gets herself into and out of trouble all over outer space. Caught in sticky situations Space Girl always has a cunning solution just in the nick of time.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Space Girl Sizzle Reel, the best ‘best of video’ released this year. The highlights from the series trying to bring back the B-movie science fiction one cleavage shot at a time. A video that condenses the greatest adventures of Space Girl into a 3 minute action packed music video. Sit back, relax and prepare to be stunned and amazed.

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Wheel of Fortune, The Best and Worst Contestants Ever Appeared this Month…

The Wheel of Fortune game show has entertained for decades but in the last month records have been shattered, standards reset.

The end of March saw the best contestant ever solve the unsolvable puzzle and promptly take home $45,000. And this week the far more hilarious worst ever contestant record was shattered by student Julian Batts. Not once but twice he was completely unable to solve fully revealed puzzles. The laughs just keep building throughout the show till he lets the gibberish spill forth.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the two videos that demonstrate the highs and lows of game show life. From miraculous victory to dumfounding losses the Wheel has it all. Sit back, relax and spin that wheel.

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Hiring a Muppet Intern, a Bad Idea with Hilarious Consequences…

Hiring an intern is like introducing a little bit of chaos into any office, interns have a peculiar influence on an office. Weather its youthful exuberance or simply the unfettered mind interns bring a can do attitude to doing nothing as they perfect the art of looking busy. Choosing an intern though can at times be like a shot in the dark, you just never know.

BuzzFeed aren’t afraid to ask the difficult questions, now they have posed a question so curly that no other news feed would dare touch it,’ What if the Muppets were interns?’ Obviously a situation bound to result in many hilarious Muppet related disasters. Can the office survive Ms Piggy, Animal and the rest of the Muppet gang? Will BuzzFeed ever be the same?

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious experiment that is the Muppet Interns. Sit back, relax and be sure to have your laughing pants on, this one may result in laughter related injuries.

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Robot Chicken and the Star Wars Yo Mama Fight, the Funniest Star Wars Scenes Ever Seen…

Seth Green’s hilarious show Robot Chicken has set the bar high when it comes to Star Wars gags, the Yo Mama fight between Sith Lord Palpatine and Luke Skywalker continues this fine tradition.

For all those new to Robot Chicken it’s an Adult Swim (Cartoon Network cable channel) animated series that captures the lighter side of many of our favourite TV shows. Check out the DVD’s if you don’t have access to cable TV.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Star Wars Yo Mama skit, the funniest one minute and seven seconds of Star Wars parody you’ll see. Also included to keep the laughs coming is the classic Hold the Elevator skit that proves even the most powerful people in the universe have to deal with ill mannered bastards. Sit back, relax and let the laughter be with you young Jedi…

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Key and Peele, Non-Stop the Funniest Movie Promo this Year…

American comedy duo Key and Peele have stepped up their comedy antics to produce the absolute funniest movie promo of the year. The promo for Liam Neeson’s new block buster action film Non-Stop take us on a high energy comedy roller-coaster.

The marketing brains at Universal Pictures have had a stroke of genius, or simply a stroke, when developing the marketing strategy for the new action flick. The end result is pure comedy gold.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the two funniest comedians on TV joined by the coolest action hero of the moment, combining their skills to entertain into the most ROFL filled promo video. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

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Silicon Valley the HBO TV Show, The IT Crowd Meets Beavis and Butthead…

Mike Judge the creative mind behind Office Space has joined forces with HBO to produce a new comedy to tempt us to spare them a little viewing time. Silicon Valley the sitcom gives us a humorous peak into the world of the of the Silicon Valley start-up.

Reminiscent of the English comedy The IT Crowd with just a dash of Beavis and Butthead along with a twist of Office Space thrown in just for giggles, Silicon Valley may just be the next gold rush of the comedy kind for HBO.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the official trailer for HBO’s new laugh factory, a short teaser of the hilarity to follow. Sit back, relax and just let the tech ideas flow.

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The Walking Dead in New York, Season 4 of the Apocalypse Continues…

AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead is set to return this week and to celebrate the highly anticipated continuation of terror the show’s producers organized a surprise for New York.

Awaiting early morning commuters in streets of the big apple, hidden just barely out of sight were hoards of ferociously hungry zombies. Here at Highpants we welcome any sign of the impending apocalypse that is the second half of season 4. Can anyone survive life on the road one more time?

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the celebration that scared the pants off of New York. Sit back, relax and be very very quiet.

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets # 5, Let the Hilarity Continue…

Jimmy Kimmel returns once more with a selection of celebrities reading mean tweets, let the hilarity continue. Remember don’t try this at home; these are acting professionals reading garbage that no person should subject themselves to.

Episode five presents two and a half minutes of comedy gold.  Scraping the bottom of the barrel Kimmel assembles some of the meanest comments sent to celebrities, the reading and the reaction becoming the source of the gold.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the fifth installment of Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets, by far Jimmy Kimmel’s funniest bit. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wild ride, just remember celebrities have feelings too.

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Bad Signs, When Sign Language Goes Bad…

Helping the hearing impaired join in on the metaphoric conversation is an important task, sign language interpreters, like all interpreters, have a hefty responsibility.

At this week’s funeral for the incredible man Nelson Mandela one interpreter went rogue, with arms flailing wildly interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie single handily made the deaf community throw up its arms in disgust.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Jimmy Kimmel translation of sign language gone bad. A display that may leave you torn between moral outrage and outrageous laughter. Obviously Thamsanqa is in the wrong business, this man should be in comedy.

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Breaking Bad an Official Alternative Ending: Bad in the Middle…

Sony Entertainment has stoked the publicity fires in the build up to the release of the Breaking Bad box set, like throwing petrol on a fire messing with an ending is dangerous stuff. This ending however dares to take Breaking Bad in a whole new direction, and wins by making that direction hilarious.

Combining two of his favourite roles Bryan Cranston revels in this chance to see worlds collide, a collision that doesn’t often end well as proven by mash-ups. This alternative ending though is one of those rare gems that works, and works well.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the alternative ending that will have you watching the whole series over again. Sit back, relax and prepare to be taken away to this alternative universe of comedy.

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Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets, the Internets Favourite New Thing…

Jimmy Kimmel presents the internet’s new favourite pastime, watching celebrities read out mean tweets sent to them by the various degenerates trolling the tweet sphere. So far 6 episodes have aired and collectively they have been viewed over 75 million times.

With these once harmful barbs now turned into comic genius Kimmel has managed to produce some cold rolled gold, the celebrities take the hits one slap at a time.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the funniest videos to come out of late night TV in a very long time, Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets. Buckle up, turn traction control up to maximum setting and hang on for the ride, it’s going to get messy.

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The IT Crowd Returns for One More Show, One Last Byte…

When the world seems to be throwing you a frown or if it’s been a long day and you’re in need of a laugh the IT Crowd has always delivered us from less hilarious aspects of life.

Now after 4 seasons of hilarity Roy, Moss and Jen return to the small screen for The Last Byte, the final episode of The IT Crowd.  Everyone’s favorite view of the IT world from the inside says goodbye and farewell.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the final episode of one of Highpants’ favorite funny show. Be sure to stock up on popcorn and get comfortable for there will be no leaving your seat once the play button has been hit; there are no slow moments in this finale.

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The Simpson Guy: The Family Guy and Simpsons Crossover Episode…

Fans of the Simpsons and Family Guy should get set for the greatest double reverse cameo crossover episode of all time when the Family Guy hosts TV’s original funny family the Simpsons. The Simpsons Guy episode is set to air in 2014, while it will be an episode of the Family Guy it will be in Homers hometown of Springfield as both families get to know each other.

According to Fox, the Family Guy characters will quickly bond with their Simpsons counterparts. Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and Homer will debate whether Pawtucket or Duff is the best beer, Stewie (MacFarlane) will be quite taken with Bart’s prankster ways, Lisa will take Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing to find something the young Griffin is good at, and Lois (Alex Borstein) and Marge will ditch housework together.

Both episodes are of course produced by Fox, with a number of small crossover appearances already happening on both shows. Most recently Seth MacFarlane guest starred on the Simpsons, providing the voice for Ben, a charming married man who met Marge online when she accidentally signs up for an online dating agency.

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