The Lip Sync Battle You HAVE To See, And The Ones You Wish Existed
There are so many reasons to love Spike‘s Lip Sync Battle. There are so few shows for us to experience such intense second-hand embarrassment from film and TV’s biggest stars, while they appear to have no shame at all.
Each week, with each new episode, it constantly one-ups itself. The celebrities they bring it are the most adorable and charming. The songs they pick are filled with nostalgic joy. Chrissy Teigen in the corner, giggling and dancing, as the show’s “commentator,” is the audience personification on the show. (Even though we’ll never be that pretty, we can pretend.)
This week, Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski have fans that will follow them to the edge of the earth, and it’s no surprise that they came to compete. Kendrick is no stranger to performing: she’s appeared in the biggest musical comedy in years, Pitch Perfect, with a sequel due to hit theaters on May 15, and Into the Woods, alongside Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt. (Blunt made an appearance on the show last week.)
And if you think John can’t keep up… you’re mistaken. He actually produces the show, so you know he’s been practicing in the mirror for months, waiting for his time to shine.
Check the battle out below.
With all the hype the show has been bringing in, and Krasinski’s ability to bring in the most popular stars (they are all his friends, of course,) we can’t help but imagine who else we’d want to Lip Sync Battle.
We’ve compiled a wish list that we’ll fax over to J-Kras.
Meryl Streep vs Jessica Lange
Based on the Paley Fest footage of the American Horror Story cast, if you give Jessica Lange enough drinks, she’ll do anything. Meryl Streep, of course, has appeared in musical films like Mama Mia and Into the Woods. Watching these two go head to head would be the ultimate Hollywood Actress Face Off.
Chris Pratt vs Melissa McCarthy
Pratt and McCarthy are two of the funniest people in the business, and their personalities are both filled with so much joy. If these two were to lip sync battle one another, it’s guaranteed to be hilarious.
Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Slyvester Stallone
We’re not interested in who could beat each other in a fight, during each of their primes. We want to see these two huge, 67 year old men bouncing around on stage to some Miley Cyrus tunes.
Benedict Cumberbatch vs Tom Hiddleston
Who is the most charming of all? Winner gets 16 million more fangirls.
Barack Obama vs Vladimir Putin
Putin may have topped Obama on Tme’s 100 Most Influential People List, but can he top him in a lip sync battle? We’d pay good money to witness this.