Here’s a fun one for a lazy Sunday. Firstly let me just start off by saying that I think that Will Ferrell is a comedic genius. His timing and improv is often unmatched, and when teamed up with fellow former Saturday Night Live colleague and equally funny, Kristen Wiig, the results are absolute gold.
Case in point: for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards,Will Ferrell, accompanied by Kristen, was asked to present the award for 'Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy'. In an obvious contrivance, Will Ferrell states that the prerequisite to announcing an award at ‘The Globes’ was that both of the presenters had to watch every movie nominated in the category to help them appreciate each of the ‘amazing performances.’
The two, however, must not have done so, as is evident by their complete lack of knowledge regarding every plot. During their time on stage, the duo bluff their way through, acting like they did, indeed, watch every movie, while adding their own comedic twists to make it seem so. What's very amusing is that they act out the same scene for each movie. A scene which involves a particular part where the person nominated apparently says “...you get out of here!” – a line which obviously does not exist in any of the films.
Laughter ensues. It didn't sit well with everyone, though. Take note of Tommy Lee Jones at 3:30.
Watch the video:
I think this is a great little skit and classic Ferrell/Wiig in its overall ‘come on Hollywood, try not to take yourself too seriously’ theme. Since upload on the 13th of January, the video’s racked up a very admirable 3, 984, 237 hits and 10, 694 ‘Likes’.*
As for why I think this one's done so well: it's definitely due to the large viewership The Golden Globes commands, which has allowed for a significant word-of-mouth factor, and, of course, the loveable comedy courtesy of the two funny people onstage didn't hurt either. As always, bringing 'the funny' seems to ensure a successful online video everytime, as is evident here. Think on that when planning your next online video campaign.
What do you think? An entertaining little Hollywood joshing, or like Tommy Lee Jones obviously thinks, not funny and a bit overblown. Let us know in the 'Make a comment' block below.
*All numbers accurate at the time of writing, but are subject to change.
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