Brittani’s Video Party: Britney, Bo, and Brooklyn

Greetings. This is Brittani’s Video Party, where I bring some of the “best” videos from all over my internet together so we can clap, cry or deconstruct. Have you ever gotten to a video and it already has 33 million views and you wonder where the heck have you been? Well I’m here to help you so that you see it when it only has 32 million views. Aim low, world. Aim low.

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I know we all have our problems with the glorification of allies from time to time but the existence of allies brought us this video of Tegan (what if you didn’t know what Tegan that meant, lol your life), Alia Shawkat and Arrested Development references. And for that I am forever thankful.

The White House made a video of Bo, the Obamas’ funny-looking dog, exploring the holiday decorations that currently adorn his home. Unfortunately the video is missing the 300 pound gingerbread house which should have been the real hit. That dog needs to get his priorities together.

Have you ever wondered what Girls would look like as a WB original series? Of course not. But someone else did and they made what’s pretty much a mash-up of Gilmore Girls and Lena Dunham’s show.

Speaking of early 2000s nostalgia, Britney Spears just put out a video with and she is not looking like the lifeless human doll we’ve all come to know and feel sorry for. She’s wearing some sort of black body suit situation and sounding like a British drag queen robot. I’m into it.

I know everyone’s excited about Beyonce’s documentary but Jay-Z released a short on December 4th (his birthday) about the eight shows he put up at the Barclay Center. Before anybody was talking about swag, I was jocking Jay’s. This short showcases that, his masterful vision and his business acumen as you get a look into what he’s brought to the table as the Director of the Arena. It’s obvious from the short that the Nets move to Brooklyn has already invigorated both fans of the team and the rapper. Late in the clip, Jay-Z is taking the subway to the arena and sits next to visual artist Ellen Grossman. She doesn’t recognize him but realizes he’s famous and the cutest interaction takes place.

I know you were on pins and needles wondering what my other holiday movie would be and duh, it’s The Hobbit. I like The Hobbit way more than the LOTR books. To be fair, I only read the first two. Also, I haven’t read The Hobbit since eighth grade but I suspect I will be reading it soon enough as I am currently on a “reread books I read/should have read during my teen”‘ kick. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in theaters December 14th.

If you have a video you think everyone should see, tweet it to @bishilarious for consideration. And of course feel free to post your favorite videos from the week below.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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  1. I’m so glad you included the video of Bo looking at Christmas decorations. I have a lot of feelings about this video, mostly relating to the imaginary behind-the-scenes video in my head where two 27-year-olds who used to work at air america are following a puppy around the white house with a camera. did the piece require an animal trainer of some kind? is bo naturally very obedient? how many takes were necessary to make the video possible? who had the idea for the video? did the videographers make faces at the people who walked by and stared at them curiously wondering about america? it’s cinematic magic.

    • I liked the Jezebel theory that this was made by the Obama girls with their friends, but I also think that’s really unlikely. You’re right; it’s probably amazing how many staff people it probably took to get that video right. Unless Bo is just naturally a really sweet dog.

  2. Oh Brittani, thank you so much for that Jay-Z video. I’m proud of Jay too ;) I only kinda cried

  3. Is it just me or does Britney sound like Cheryl Cole? Also I love the way that Bo’s black and white coloring makes him look as if he is dressed in a suit :p ahhh the little joys in life. Thanks for these Brittani.

  4. let’s make a video of eli exploring the decorations at camp

    also: this is me saying something about jay-z, but my positive emotions about him don’t even need to be said to be trusted

  5. Oh I really loved the and Britney video! I adore her look, as well as’s, and that was just a very aesthetically pleasing experience.

  6. That conversation between the woman and Jay-Z on the subway is amazing. I can just imagine her telling her kids and grandkids that she once sat next to Jay-Z on her way home and what a nice chat they had haha. What a lovely interaction.

    Also, oh Britney.
    I’m glad she’s looking happier and healthier… but that song, really?? She looks great.. but sounds awful. What is this thing (seemingly especially apparent in’s music) of auto-tuning the sh*t out of everything?! Euugh.

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