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The Hulu Awards: Funniest Clip

March 2nd, 2009 by Rebecca Harper Editor

With the Hulu Awards in full swing, you can vote on your favorite video in each of 10 categories as often as you like until March 11th. The first category — clips that will have us laughing in 15 years — represent some of the funniest, most timeless moments on Hulu.

As we compiled the list, we knew we had to include our most popular clip to date, the Cable PSA featured on Talkshow with Spike Feresten. As Mae struggles with the concept, one thing is clear: this little sketch was more effective at communicating the switch to digital TV than anything the networks and government produced.

Along with Mae, we have a recent clip from The Office, A Lesson on Fire. It’s a slow build, but the payoff is great: complete chaos in the Scranton office, thanks to Dwight’s important safety demonstration.

Next up, Jack lets a job applicant know the position is all his in Garkel from
30 Rock. The punchline comes at the very end, and demonstrates the sly humor that’s made the series an Emmy winner.

Send Conan O’Brien and Mr. T on an apple-picking adventure, and you’ve got comedic gold courtesy of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I’ll let the clip speak for itself:

And finally, Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg crew came up with a special Christmas gift, one that’s easy to do in three simple steps: Dick in a Box. While the 2008 political coverage put Saturday Night Live back in the spotlight, some might say this digital short from late 2006 marked the return of the series.

And there you have the contenders for Clips that will have us laughing in 15 years. Vote for your favorite, then check out the rest of the categories, which we’ll be covering in the blog throughout the voting period. You can vote as often as you like; polls will close at 12:01 a.m. PST on Wednesday, March 11th. We’ll announce the winners on March 12 — Hulu’s one-year anniversary.

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