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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:56 PM

Why does Will Ferrell think he's funny?

I just saw an ad for yet another Will Ferrell movie, that is supposed to be "funny."
(It's about a political campaign that gets really ugly.)

It's not funny in the least.

Why is Hollywood so eager to continue throwing money down the rathole that is Will Ferrell?

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Reply Why does Will Ferrell think he's funny? (Original post)
Archae Jul 2012 OP
monmouth Jul 2012 #1
Avalux Jul 2012 #2
crim son Jul 2012 #3
trueblue2007 Jul 2012 #4
pokerfan Jul 2012 #5
Riftaxe Jul 2012 #14
sendero Jul 2012 #26
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #7
cbrer Jul 2012 #8
Ikonoklast Jul 2012 #9
Myrina Jul 2012 #10
kwassa Jul 2012 #11
whistler162 Jul 2012 #18
Kaleva Jul 2012 #12
Iggo Jul 2012 #13
ElboRuum Jul 2012 #15
HelenaHandbasket Jul 2012 #16
Kennah Jul 2012 #17
Locrian Jul 2012 #20
JonLP24 Jul 2012 #19
GreenPartyVoter Jul 2012 #21
nolabear Jul 2012 #22
Botany Jul 2012 #23
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #24
OriginalGeek Jul 2012 #25
harmonicon Jul 2012 #27
IndyJones Jul 2012 #28
Bluzmann57 Jul 2012 #29
deutsey Jul 2012 #30
Tikki Nov 2013 #31

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:15 PM

1. I am so glad someone came out and actually said that. I fear because I'm older I'm just

"not getting it." He must be related to someone in the biz, or has pictures, lots of them. He is not funny, he is boorish.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:18 PM

2. To each his own I guess. I think Farrell is hilarious. n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. I'm one of the people who doesn't find him amusing but

I know many people who do. I liked his GWB skits and that's about it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. because he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:10 PM

5. He's no Adam Sandler (nt)

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:51 AM

14. I see what you did there

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:07 PM

26. Adam Sandler..

... is no Adam Sandler.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:15 PM

6. Maybe because of the money they pay him to be "funny".

 

If I was being paid like that I would think I was funny too.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:16 PM

7. I thought he did a pretty good job as Bush*, but that's about it.

I don't think he's funny at all, either. I thought it was just me...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:18 PM

8. Because his Bankers tell him he is!

 

But he's not. His performances are stupid, and dull.

*edited to read "His performances are", rather than "He is" *

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. He probably has thirty or forty million reasons that he thinks he's funny.

Which in the end, is a pretty good argument.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:30 PM

10. Excellent question!!

Whenever I see Ferrell, I think of W (because of his SNL portrayals) and absolutely nothing either of them could ever do would endear them to me.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:35 PM

11. Taledega Nights had me on the floor.

Ferrell can be hysterically funny.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:21 AM

18. Vomiting?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:41 PM

12. Enjoyed the movie where he was a owner/player of a semi pro basketball team.

My then wife and I really really laughed during the part where he came of with the idea to wear over the top eye shadow in order to intimidate the opposing players. Well, he and his players sweat so much during game, the eye shadow got in their eyes and they were crying and playing blind!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:09 AM

13. Because I keep telling him he is.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:24 AM

15. Anchorman was genuinely funny.

Everything else is some degree of meh to bleh.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:26 AM

16. Nope, he is not the least bit funny

Annoying and pointless is move like it!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:40 AM

17. Old School and Blades of Glory were funny as all get out

Stranger Than Fiction was a superb film, but not funny.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:24 AM

20. what about Talledegah nights?!

Now I feel like getting thrown out of an Applebee's.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:24 AM

19. I loved Stranger than Fiction and Anchorman

He was hilarious in Old School and Taledega Nights.

I hated Night at the Roxbury and mostly earlier stuff.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:18 PM

21. I loved "Elf." We watch it every Xmas.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:33 PM

22. He has some misses but I think he's very funny.

His Dubya is priceless. Elf is wonderful. And I think I'm going to love The Campaign.

So lighten up.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:50 PM

23. Will Ferrell is evil

He can sneak into your home and make you watch his movies.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:54 PM

24. People keep writing him huge, HUGE checks, over and over and over and over

Same for Adam Sandler, which I can't even begin to explain.

Pauly Shore had a career, too (but it helped that his mommy was a Hollywood casting agent).

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

25. I'll go see every Movie Will Ferrell makes

I love him that much.

Especially ELf and Anchorman but Talladega and Old School too. I don't consider Roxbury to be a WF movie - it's an SNL skit expanded to movie length and has Will in it. But I'm down for anything else Will Ferrell does.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:14 PM

27. I think he's been in some funny movies.

I hated him at first, because SNL was unwatchably bad when he was on it, but I've since seen some good movies that he's been in. Zoolander was so good that I forgot he was in it. Anchorman was also good, and I think Elf is great. He's been in more bad movies than good movies though.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:15 PM

28. Probably because he is! I can't wait to see his new movie!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:16 PM

29. Because people go see his movies?

Only reason I can think of.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 08:29 PM

30. I think he can be funny at times

but I'm not a big fan of his, regardless.

I saw his "Best of SNL" collection...It had its moments (some of his Bush parodies can be humorous), but, whew, it wore thin quickly. Same with his movies. I find myself laughing at times, but just not very often.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 11:15 PM

31. Don't really have an opinion on his funny..but this scene from "Stranger Than Fiction"..if I were..

..a young single girl and some guy played guitar and sang that awesome Wreckless Eric song TO me…
I'd, also, be all over him…

And the way that scene transforms musically to the Wreckless Eric recording is magical..so good on that, Will.




Tikki

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