20 of the Internet’s Finest Movie/TV Supercuts

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A frequent visitor to the jam-packed corridors of YouTube is an ongoing trend that some people refer to as a “pop culture megamix” and what other, more sensible individuals call a “supercut.” “What is a supercut?” I hear you curiously questioning. Well, a supercut is usually defined as a video montage that exists to highlight and bring attention to an overused plot device or line of dialogue that has at some point or another plagued either television or cinema screens, or sometimes both. The montage typically acts as an overblown compilation of examples of a certain hackneyed movie/TV cliche being used by lazy screenwriters, with mini clips pasted together with monotonous/hilarious repetition. A supercut can also be person-specific (focusing on one actor or filmmaker’s quirks and tropes) or centred on a single TV show or movie.

The trend’s origins can be traced all the way back to 2006, after which it went viral, with hundreds of very imaginative and highly entertaining supercut videos uploaded to YouTube ever since. Below are twenty of the finest, assembled in no particular order.

Previously on Lost: What?

It’s Gonna Blow!

You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?

I’m Not Here to Make Friends

Let’s Enhance

Mirror Scare

We’ve Got Company

NOOOOOO!!

Blah Blah Blah

Shia LaBeouf in “No No No”

Not in Kansas Anymore

Get Out of There!

Every Arnold Scream from Every Arnold Movie

You Look Like Shit

I Could Tell You But Then I’d Have To Kill You

555

It’s Showtime!

Sit Down and Shut Up

Movie Titles in Movies

No Signal (And Other Cellular Drama)

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  1. Geeta says

    I like the concept of Tom Cruise lnkoiog like a playable character in Final Fantasy. I imagine he’d be a good mix between a physical type and a magic user. He’d have a strong affinity for flame attacks but would be weak against confusion. Also, he levels up a lot faster with pink materia in his slots.

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