Vanity Code

2 seasons, 30 episodes

Vanity Fair’s animated “How-To” series offers impractical solutions for practical situations (and vice versa), for instance "How to Behave at a Swingers' Party," or "How to Feign Interest in Your Boss’s Children."

Season 2

Arts & Culture

Your boss wants to see results. You need a viral video, and quick. Have any adorable animals nearby? A child saying unexpected things? Viral-video gold.

Arts & Culture

Tony from down the block needs his money, and you don’t have it. Cover yourself in tattoos, grow a beard, throw on some suspenders, and start working at an artisanal coffee shop in Brooklyn or Portland. No one will ever find you.

Comedy

Whether it’s Pablo Escobark or Ruffle Crowe, your new precious puppy will be a beast to housebreak. If you don’t have the patience, the Commander suggests sending them to doggy boarding school, somewhere far, far away.

Arts & Culture

Tired of feeling incompetent at dinner parties? Don’t have time to learn about modern dance or the latest season of Orange Is the New Black? Not to worry, you can always take the Commander’s “Contrarian Offensive” approach, drink to excess and disagree with everyone at the table.

Comedy

Pesky Generation Y-ers, with their obsessive social-media habits and inflated sense of self-importance, are beginning to infiltrate the workforce. With a few tweaks to your lifestyle, you'll be emoji-ing and hashtagging with the best of them.

Comedy

So you want to make friends with celebrities? It’s not that difficult, you just need to move fast. Follow the Commander’s simple tips and you’ll have an A-list BFF in no time.

Comedy

Gay-wedding season is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the bow ties. Step one? Learning how to actually tie one. The Commander offers his tips.

Comedy

You’re overwhelmed and can’t get a handle on things. Talking to someone might help, but how do you go about finding the right shrink? It might sound contradictory, but the best one to choose is the worst one.

Comedy

What’s a NewFront, you say? Well, you’ve heard of UpFronts, where TV networks “wow” advertisers with their exciting slate of new series for the upcoming season. NewFronts are like that, but for new media—and with cheaper wine and shows that won’t be canceled after two weeks. Here’s how to navigate them.

Comedy

Don’t give a damn about your boss’s kids? You should. The Commander explains how to pretend to care and why your relationship with the little brats is directly related to your salary.

Comedy

You didn’t want it to come to this, but there’s just no other solution. The Commander offers guidance on what to do when you’ve lost that loving feeling.

Arts & Culture

You’ve gone and done it again. Caught pushing 80 m.p.h. in a 40 zone, and now the 5-0 is about to write you up with a pesky little fine. The Commander offers a plan to get you out of a speeding ticket, so you can put the pedal to the metal and cruise off into the sunset.

Arts & Culture

You haven't seen Lisa R. in ages and you couldn't care less about any of her boring updates. Luckily, The Commander has some solid advice for deleting friends from social media without hurting their feelings.

Arts & Culture

The Commander explains how to comb your inbox for suspicious emails that may be scams.

Arts & Culture

The key to taking the perfect selfie is understanding that it's so much how you look, but where you are and who you're with.

Arts & Culture

It's Thanksgiving and your refrigerator is full of nothing but three-year-old jam and expired milk. It's time to go shopping. The Commander has some advice for surviving the excursion.