If you don’t know what Dubsmash is, it’s time to learn. The mobile app allows users to create short videos using the selfie camera dubbed over with famous sounds and/or song clips.

Basically, it’s Vine plus MTV.

This app would probably be languishing in relative obscurity for anyone over the age of 20 if not for Hayley Atwell aka Marvel’s Peggy Carter. For weeks her Twitter has been a parade of celebrities singing six second karaoke. (Including Hitfix’s own Louis Virtel!)

But things really heated up once Comic-Con started. A dubsmash war broke out between two teams: Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy on one side and Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet on the other.

It started out innocently enough.


The war continues. Bad Blood video as promised for our #NerdHQ panel. @realhayleyatwell @clarkgregg

A video posted by Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet4) on


The dubsmash war continues me and @clarkgregg against @realhayleyatwell and #jamesD

A video posted by Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet4) on


But things quickly spiraled out of control in the best possible way.


It looked like Team Carter would have to concede defeat to Team SHIELD, but suddenly! A wild special guest appeared. He used “PATRIOTISM”! It’s super effective!




With the opposition thoroughly trounced, it was time to celebrate!


Look, I don’t know if the casts of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter” are participating the in the world’s most subtle ad campaign or if they are a group of celebrities that would be a blast to hang out with — and personally I don’t care. I hope they never stop.

[UPDATE: 7/29/15 11:58AM EDT]: Team S.H.I.E.L.D. has just instigated the opening salvo of a new round of battle!


They won that battle but the war continues . @realhayleyatwell #jamesD #chrisevans #dubsmashwar2015 @clarkgregg

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