The finale of American Idol generally tries to surprise TV audiences with a lot of superstar appearances and performances, but according to Funny or Die's Adam McKay, we almost got to see and hear Will Ferrell deliver his own "tribute" to the nation's #1 show. As McKay wrote on the FOD blog: "So we were contacted by American Idol about Ferrell doing something on the season finale tonight. We wrote a song and they said yes. Then I think they took a beat and actually read what we wanted to do and the plug was pulled. But we got pretty far down the road."

McKay said they were still willing and raring to go as recently as the night beforehand. Something tells me, however, that they read the lyrics and thought: Idol is more than willing to mock its contestants, but mocking the judges? That's Simon Cowell's job.