By DAVID SKINNER, nytimes.com
When it happens I feel as if I have stepped into a Far Side cartoon. I am a magazine editor, and the galley of an article will come back from a proofreader with a low-frequency word circled and this comment in the margin: “Does this wo…
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by Geoff Klock
Published on May 7, 2013
198 movies and TV shows quoting Hamlet in less than 15 minutes, because I thought that was funny.
These clips are extremely short (1-10 seconds are clipped out of each movie), and built into a new whole, so this falls legally under fair use.
Average clip length: 4.5 seconds.
Cute Girl commentary from Alicia Silverstone, Julia Styles, Megan Fox, Lindsey Lohan, Blair Waldorf, Busy Philips, Blake Lively.
Eight women as Hamlet including Katherine Hepburn, Maggie Smith, Eliza Coupe, Jennifer Saunders.
Kevin Klein twice
Vincent Price twice
Shelley Long twice
Eric Idle twice
Christopher Plummer, twice, once as a Klingon
Danny DeVito twice, in non-speaking roles
Robert Downey Jr twice (once more he is being spoken to, but you can’t see him)
Two incarnations with vampires
Two incarnations with strippers (one male)
Two incarnations of X-Men
Three incarnations of Star Trek
Three incarnations of The Addams Family (who knew there were three incarnations of Addams Family)
Three incarnations in which audience members leave during To Be or Not To Be.
Three speeches end with a Hamlet saying he is tired of doing this.
Starring as Hamlet: Christian Slater, Robert Downey Jr (twice), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Superman, Steve Guttenberg, Ralph Fiennes, Dawson, Topher from Dollhouse, Kevin Klein, David Tennant, Captain Picard, Jeff Daniels, a brain, a gourd, a vampire, Nick Nolte, Buggs Bunny, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Crypt Keeper, Gilbert Godfrey as Jerry Seinfeld, Brak, Martha Plimpton, a Monkee, two Cousin It’s, Klingon Christopher Plummer, regular Christopher Plummer, Mel Brooks, Jack Benny, Adam Sandler, Noah Wyle, The Dowager Countess, Catherine Hepburn, Charles Emerson Winchester, The Beast, Paul F Thompkins, Stephen Colbert, Vincent Price, Campbell Scott, The Mighty Boosh, Richard Burton, Daniel Day Lewis, Charlie Chaplin, Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss, Michael Gambon, Mel Gibson, Jack Skellington, Benicio Del Toro, Bud Abbot, a two headed dragon, Woodhouse, Kenneth Branagh, Eric Idle, Jude Law, Derek Jacobi, Yakko, Martin Sheen, some transformer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrance of Terrance and Philip, Eliza Coupe.
Commentary from: Homer Simpson, Alicia Silverstone, Julia Styles, Megan Fox, Lindsey Lohan, Blair Waldorf, Busy Philips, Fonzie, Michael Caine, Orson Wells, Blanch, Steve Martin, Billy Wilder, Daria, Michael J Fox, Mark Wahlberg, Val Kilmer, Dustin Hoffman, The Smoking Man, Steve Coogan, Blackadder, Denis Hopper, Gene Kelly, the A Team, Dennis Miller, Hugh Laurie, Richard Gere, Anjelica Houston, MST3K, Blake Lively, and the Cookie Monster.
As Polonious: Bill Murray, Professor X, Mr and Mrs Howell, Sherlock Holmes, Flash Thompson.
As the Ghost: Mr Feeny, the Green Goblin, James Earl Jones,
As Horatio: John Goodman, Fry, Mac from It’s Always Sunny, Vampire Kirsten Dunst.
If you know more send me more at email@example.com. I am already collecting more Hamlet references for a third cut — Mulholland Drive, a clip of Rowdy Roddy Piper, and My Name is Earl.
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