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The Week's Top 5 Funniest Videos: The TSA, Kanye West, Cookie Monster and More

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Each week, I post the five funniest videos from the past week's Gotcha Media right here for you to enjoy. If I missed anything good, please don't hesitate to correct me in the comments below.


Leading into Thanksgiving week, the issue that captivated the country was the TSA and their controversial airport screening and pat-downs. Saturday Night Live did not waste any time jumping on the story with a fake commercial for the agency featuring a slogan that neatly summed up the scandal.

"It's our business to touch yours."


When the internet wasn't talking about the TSA this week, they were talking about Kanye West, who dropped what was probably the best album of the year on Tuesday. Kanye made the most of his big week in the spotlight, shaking up NYC with a surprise show at Bowery Ballroom where he ranted for 9 minutes about Matt Lauer, George W. Bush and Taylor Swift. He ultimately put his war with the Today Show aside and performed on a float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But the funniest Kanye-centric videos of the week came from Babelgum Comedy, who put out a series of kids reenacting Kanye's best tweets.
Cookie Monster appears to be making a play to be the next Betty White. It's possible that the people behind Sesame Street have been watching Saturday Night Live this season and feel that the show could be better than it is. So they put Cookie Monster forward as a potential host with this elaborate audition video in which he appears as Macarooner and Monster Gaga. With close to 100,000 supporters on Facebook, I think Lorne Michaels should be paying attention.
The Onion News Network (coming to an actual TV near you soon) reported this week on the presidential turkey pardon. In this video we see how Obama's difficulty explaining policy decisions extends to every aspect of his job. "Obama Outlines Moral, Philosophical Justifications For Turkey Pardon"Finally, Conan O'Brien showed us one more of Oprah's favorite things, once and for all demonstrating why her audience behaves the way they do.
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