Catfish parodies itself: surprisingly awesome thanks to the celebrity catfish

I didn’t think it’d be possible to top Adam Levine’s parody of MTV’s Catfish, but that’s exactly what has happened–and the parody comes from Catfish itself. Nev Schulman, Max Joseph, MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, and several celebrities parodied the show in this segment, an edited version of which aired before the MTV Movie Awards.

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How great is that? It’s in part because of Max’s willingness to let himself be mocked, but mostly because of Mark Wahlberg, who plays this flawlessly from the moment the door opens, especially his mocking of Max: “Who is this fucking dude?” Anna Kendrick and Joe Manganiello are also funny, but Wahlberg sells it: “I’m the catfish fucking king, man,” he says. “Catfish makes me happy.”

Catfish doesn’t always make me happy–it cast in reverse and thus deceived viewers–but this parody really does.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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