This is sort of obligatory posting at this point. On Saturday Night Live this week, Paul Rudd was hosting with One Direction serving as musical guest and since Paul is promoting Anchorman 2 at the moment, the rest of the cast – including Will Ferrell – joined him at one point and then One Direction joined them and they all sang ‘Afternoon Delight’ together.
It was a nice little stunt, sure, and I bet there were people who ate it up, but I just found it all… a little boring and not at all exciting like they hoped it’d be. It certainly didn’t make me want to see the movie any more than I did before (which, I’ll probably see it when it’s out to rent/download, because I did love the first one), but who knows. Maybe all the One Direction fans will be flocking to the theatres now.
I’m not even gonna lie – Anchorman was my shit for the longest time. That part when Ron Burgundy is doing the flute performance and he sucks up the liquor and lights the end on fire? HILARIOUS! That movie has quotes for days and I was stupid enough to use them for a long ass time. To be perfectly frank, I still throw a “Ham and eggs comin’ atcha, get your griddles out!” every once in a while, and I’m not ashamed.
When I heard that it was the “sequel” to Knocked Up, I was like, “Ugh, that movie sucked shit through a straw, and they’re touting this as its ‘sequel’ like that’s supposed to turn people the f-ck on?” but then I stepped away and—objectively!—watched the trailer, and guys, it doesn’t look awful. It’s got Paul Rudd (who I love) and Jason Segel (who I also love, when he’s not looking like this), and the idea is cute and fun and I laughed out loud when I saw Paul Rudd examining his anus, because come on. Who hasn’t done that at some point in their lives? Please.