Video: “Green Team”

posted at 3:10 pm on November 21, 2007 by Allahpundit

Will Ferrell goofing on environuts? What’s not to like? A lot, actually. You’ll recognize John C. Reilly as one of the other guys here; the third is Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed Ferrell in “Anchorman.” You might think the minds behind a comedy classic would be able to do better than this, even as a tossed-off half-assed improv exercise, but as I’ve said once before, those who’ve sat through “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” will know better what kind of signal-to-noise ratio to expect. If WURB didn’t come with your DVD of “Anchorman,” just try listening to the movie’s commentary track instead. Two funny guys telling stories about shooting a highly improvised film with so many other quality comedians should make for 90 minutes of dynamite, right? Cue it up and see for yourself. You won’t last 20 minutes.

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I still hate Will Ferrell. But I laughed anyway.

kiakjones on November 21, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Really, really, really STUPID-

saiga on November 21, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Weak…

Bad Candy on November 21, 2007 at 3:21 PM

glass? no kama sutra there!!! Sorry, I had to type that I just had to….

MNDavenotPC on November 21, 2007 at 3:23 PM

Sorta mirrors what the environuts really are

Kini on November 21, 2007 at 3:25 PM

Stupid but kind of funny.

I almost numchucked you, you don’t even realize!

benrand on November 21, 2007 at 3:26 PM

It was funny up until the end.

“Tell your stores you don’t want your food wrapped in plastic but in biodegradable napkins instead.”

Classic. Just as the local Madison station is running another boneheaded story on how Veganism is sweeping the nation.

Nethicus on November 21, 2007 at 3:29 PM

Palate Cleanser.

- The Cat

MirCat on November 21, 2007 at 3:34 PM

Classic. Just as the local Madison station is running another boneheaded story on how Veganism is sweeping the nation.

Nethicus on November 21, 2007 at 3:29 PM

You’re not talking WIBA, are you? Haven’t heard that one.

MadisonConservative on November 21, 2007 at 3:36 PM

There a few funny lines, but mostly not related to the enviro topic at hand. If it really is “funny or die” I guess no Ron Burgundy 2.

Clark1 on November 21, 2007 at 3:37 PM

30 Rock did it better

dm60462 on November 21, 2007 at 3:42 PM

Brutal….but funny.

RobCon on November 21, 2007 at 3:46 PM

Stupid is not funny.

SIJ6141 on November 21, 2007 at 3:49 PM

He’s not funny. Never was. Reilly’s from my neighborhood, know his brother pretty well.

LtE126 on November 21, 2007 at 3:56 PM

I vote die. Seriously, Will Ferrel is clearly a very funny actor, but a very unfunny person, assuming the bits with him on the site are his brainchilds.

greggish on November 21, 2007 at 4:04 PM

wow. it got progressively less funny. Almost intolerable at the end.

marc@hubsandspokes on November 21, 2007 at 4:06 PM

What makes Will Ferrel funny?

The writer’s strike ending.

fogw on November 21, 2007 at 4:43 PM

Definate case of less is more. The last 1:15 could have been cut.

opusrex on November 21, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Was that a comedy skit? Looked pretty much like what the enviro-whacks do in real life.

Oldnuke on November 21, 2007 at 4:50 PM

You’re not talking WIBA, are you? Haven’t heard that one.

I think it was the NBC affiliate.

Yep, here it is. A special called “Down to Earth“.

Nethicus on November 21, 2007 at 5:47 PM

No, wait. That’s the ABC affiliate. Man, TIVO’s making it hard for me to keep track of all the crappy 11:00 news shows.

Nethicus on November 21, 2007 at 5:47 PM

There is nothing Will Ferrell has ever done that remotely qualifies as a comedy classic.

*I think I’m still upset about the cop shoots the dog story*

deepdiver on November 21, 2007 at 7:24 PM

Yikes, it got a little scary at the end! It could have been way better, there’s so much potential there to goof on the greenies.

4shoes on November 21, 2007 at 7:26 PM

rilley shows up a lot on tim and eric’s awesome show.

http://www.adultswim.com/shows/timanderic/index.html

a sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJAfgV__DV0

okay, here’s a less disturbing sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW_lsPcg9hg

this by the way is the most realistic portrait of scumbag los angelesians that i’ve encountered so far.

jummy on November 21, 2007 at 7:28 PM

It got better at the end.

Baphomet on November 21, 2007 at 7:45 PM

Whatever happened to real comedy?

imshocked on November 21, 2007 at 9:10 PM

YEP! Will Ferrel is still NOT funny!

Gatordoug on November 21, 2007 at 10:07 PM

“Art”imitating life….so where’s the parody;this IS nutroot behavior

Regney on November 22, 2007 at 5:48 AM

jummy on November 21, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Funny you should say that because the whole style of the clip reminded me of Tim and Eric. I want to know who decided this style was funny?

bj1126 on November 22, 2007 at 8:27 AM

bj1126 on November 22, 2007 at 8:27 AM

i hadn’t considerd it, but i think you’re right. that genre starts off from comedic premises, but then aims to arouse feelings of morbidity. sort of a notch between comedy and horror.

or at least that’s what i’d say if i was writing for the onion av club section.

jummy on November 22, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Lame…but accurate!

landlines on November 23, 2007 at 1:47 PM

Com’on People….this is comedy gold.

RobCon on November 23, 2007 at 6:59 PM