Comedy

Happy Birthday, Bugs: Ten of Our Favorite ‘Bugs Bunny’ Episodes

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Bugs Bunny turns 75 today, and the Flavorwire staff is celebrating our favorite underdog (or under-lagomorph) escape artist with a carrot fetish and a heavy outer-borough NYC accent. It’s hardly surprising that a wily and clever cartoon character who uses his wits to get one over on bigger, more powerful figures would inspire a website-full of journalist and cultural critics, right? But we’re not alone. America, and the world, loves that wascally wabbit.

To celebrate, here are ten of our absolute favorite episodes.
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The 30 Essential Comedy Podcasts

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Professor Blastoff, the beloved, long-running podcast from Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger, released its final episode this week. In loving memory, we’ve compiled the best of podcasting’s most prolific — and most crowded — subgenre: comedy.
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‘Another Period’s’ Best Gag: Suffrage and Hysteria

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Sex, politics, and sexual politics were on the menu last night for an even-more-gross-than-usual episode of Another Period. Edith Wharton can’t even bother to turn over in her grave for this kind of stuff. Everything from gay conversion therapy to women against feminism to Freud to manual relief of hysteria got touched upon in half an hour — and everyone in the Bellacourt family also got, um, touched upon, before the curtain fell.
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Why Judd Apatow Isn’t Letting His Anti-Bill Cosby Crusade Go

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Last night, 47-year-old Judd Apatow finally achieved 25-year-old Judd Apatow’s dream: a stand-up set on The Tonight Show. But he’s still Judd Apatow, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the closing portion of his performance, over a third of the four-minute set, was devoted to skewering Bill Cosby—a middle finger to the sitcom star/accused rapist on the network that ran The Cosby …Read More