Day: August 5, 2010

Instant classic? Will Ferrell makes Jimmy Fallon crack up making a deli sandwich with fake arms

Remember the old days when Will Ferrell would make Jimmy Fallon crack up in front of a live studio audience? Well, the old days are new again as Ferrell showed up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ostensibly to promote his new movie The Other Guys, but also to make merry in a sketch wherein he made Fallon a deli sandwich with fake arms. Fallon loses it even in the set-up, and the sketch itself has just the right amount of giggling, cold cuts, mustard, meatballs, fake arms and hands, and Will Ferrell. Tasty. This is why they're called "sandwich artists." You can watch it all over again, or even for just the very first time, right now. Roll the...

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Joe Mantegna and Robert Smigel talk about getting the SNL “Super Fans” back together in Chicago

Back in June, Robert Smigel and Bob Odenkirk rounded up the "Super Fans" from their SNL sketches for a special live reading of their 1995 screenplay that never became a movie — the event at the TBS/Just For Laughs Chicago festival was called Da Bears Movie That Wasn't, and raised money for charity. It helped that they had not only the other living Super Fans in attendance — George Wendt and Joe Mantegna — but also Horatio Sanz reading the lines for the late Chris Farley, and Dave Koechner reading several zany parts, and oh, yeah, Coach Ditka. I'd written about Ditka's appearance already, in which he autographed a plate with his photo on it flipping the bird back in the 1980s. But I hadn't shared this footage before that I shot backstage immediately afterward with Smigel and Mategna, in which they talked about doing the "Super Fans" again. Roll the...

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