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MacGruber movie

07.07.2009

MacGruber If you thought the era of horrible SNL character based films was over, think again, because MacGruber is about to join the not-so-great pantheon. The MacGuyver parody starring Will Forte as the all-purpose dingbat will, according to "Production Weekly", be getting the feature treatment directed by the character's creator, Jorma Taccone, with production expected to begin next month in New Mexico. Forte had mentioned on a recent talk show that they've been working on a script with the intention of making it a feature and, unfortunately, it seems he wasn't just being wishfully optimistic. Clearly, they didn't learn a thing from NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY, SUPERSTAR, or LADIES MAN. This one promises to be just as ridiculous and silly as the best of them.

Extra Tidbit: MacGruber first aired in 2007.

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2:08PM on 07/12/2009
Yea do it! I like this kid and his parody MacGyver character concept-and I agree with the guy below on Tina Fey as to the "grossly overrated" comment-BUT luv her ass!!!
Yea do it! I like this kid and his parody MacGyver character concept-and I agree with the guy below on Tina Fey as to the "grossly overrated" comment-BUT luv her ass!!!
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2:00AM on 07/10/2009

Come on

Don't tell me that JoBlo hates the new SNL? Ever since Seth Meyers took over the show has been 10 times as funny as the grossly overrated Tina Fey years.

I love the current SNL, it's the funniest it's been in a decade. Meyers has written some downright hilarious sketches, much better than the Tina Fey "Debbie Downer" type of crap that was airing during her tenure.

This movie probably won't be made, and I hope it isn't MacGruber is mildly funny, but not movie material.
Don't tell me that JoBlo hates the new SNL? Ever since Seth Meyers took over the show has been 10 times as funny as the grossly overrated Tina Fey years.

I love the current SNL, it's the funniest it's been in a decade. Meyers has written some downright hilarious sketches, much better than the Tina Fey "Debbie Downer" type of crap that was airing during her tenure.

This movie probably won't be made, and I hope it isn't MacGruber is mildly funny, but not movie material.
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3:22PM on 07/09/2009

Just...

Just terrible.
Just terrible.
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9:46AM on 07/09/2009

I haven't ...

... watched SNL in ages, so I've no idea what this character is, but I liked all of the above mentioned films.
And let's not forget 'Wayne's World', but maybe we should try to forget 'Stuart Saves His Family'.
... watched SNL in ages, so I've no idea what this character is, but I liked all of the above mentioned films.
And let's not forget 'Wayne's World', but maybe we should try to forget 'Stuart Saves His Family'.
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1:50AM on 07/09/2009

Forget MacGruber . . .

I want THE FALCONER!!!!!!
I want THE FALCONER!!!!!!
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12:38AM on 07/09/2009
i love cheesy comedies, so im excited for it
i love cheesy comedies, so im excited for it
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11:32PM on 07/08/2009
... Making life saving inventions out of household materials..
... Making life saving inventions out of household materials..
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7:00PM on 07/08/2009
be ready for a 2-hour skit... boooooring....
be ready for a 2-hour skit... boooooring....
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6:33PM on 07/08/2009
Why don't they make an actual MacGuyver movie instead?
Why don't they make an actual MacGuyver movie instead?
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5:27PM on 07/08/2009

whaaa?

those movies weren't that bad!!! This one is still iffy to me tho, cause i am not a big fan of the newer SNL stuff..
those movies weren't that bad!!! This one is still iffy to me tho, cause i am not a big fan of the newer SNL stuff..
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9:47AM on 07/08/2009
i see myself watching this movie on comedy central on a lazy sunday in 5 years.
i see myself watching this movie on comedy central on a lazy sunday in 5 years.
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8:18AM on 07/08/2009

We'll see

I love the skit. SNL is very hit or miss with their movies. And how did you not like Night at the Roxbury?
I love the skit. SNL is very hit or miss with their movies. And how did you not like Night at the Roxbury?
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7:11AM on 07/08/2009
Not a fan of this skit, but if Jorma's involved, i'll watch.

No love for Roxbury, though? I love that movie. Deeply.
Not a fan of this skit, but if Jorma's involved, i'll watch.

No love for Roxbury, though? I love that movie. Deeply.
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4:04AM on 07/08/2009

Actually...

I quite enjoyed Night at the Roxbury and Ladies Man. They weren't fantastic but they were pretty amusing. I have a feeling MacGruber will turn out to be very similar to something like Hot Shots! or Spy Hard.
I quite enjoyed Night at the Roxbury and Ladies Man. They weren't fantastic but they were pretty amusing. I have a feeling MacGruber will turn out to be very similar to something like Hot Shots! or Spy Hard.
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12:31AM on 07/08/2009
You also forgot:
It's Pat
Coneheads
Stuart Smalley Saves His Family

Unfortunately, it looks like we'll keep seeing this kind of shit until Lorne Michaels dies.
You also forgot:
It's Pat
Coneheads
Stuart Smalley Saves His Family

Unfortunately, it looks like we'll keep seeing this kind of shit until Lorne Michaels dies.
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11:34PM on 07/07/2009
Mcgruber is great! Whether or not it could be sustained for a whole movie... thats the question.
Mcgruber is great! Whether or not it could be sustained for a whole movie... thats the question.
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11:25PM on 07/07/2009
ok, so snl has had some not so great movies. i.e. superstar and somwehat ladies man. but lets not forget waynes world, waynes world 2, the blues brothers, blues brohters 2000, coneheads, stewart saves his family, and yes, i would say night at the roxbury. i think the macgruber sketchs are hilarious. im excited about this
ok, so snl has had some not so great movies. i.e. superstar and somwehat ladies man. but lets not forget waynes world, waynes world 2, the blues brothers, blues brohters 2000, coneheads, stewart saves his family, and yes, i would say night at the roxbury. i think the macgruber sketchs are hilarious. im excited about this
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11:10PM on 07/07/2009
I'm moderately interested in seeing what they'll do with it. It's an okay sketch, so we'll see.
I'm moderately interested in seeing what they'll do with it. It's an okay sketch, so we'll see.
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10:22PM on 07/07/2009
night at the roxbury is my 2nd favorite movie next to waynes world, very underrated & hilarious movie
night at the roxbury is my 2nd favorite movie next to waynes world, very underrated & hilarious movie
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10:19PM on 07/07/2009

Lot of hatred

Will Forte is really under appreciated cast member of SNL. I'm glad he's finally getting a leading role. Not counting The Brothers Solomon because it's almost impossible to compete with Will Arnett. I really hope this works.
Will Forte is really under appreciated cast member of SNL. I'm glad he's finally getting a leading role. Not counting The Brothers Solomon because it's almost impossible to compete with Will Arnett. I really hope this works.
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9:47PM on 07/07/2009
It will be just as bad as the Pepsi Super Bowl commercial
It will be just as bad as the Pepsi Super Bowl commercial
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9:37PM on 07/07/2009
But the whole point of the MacGruber sketch is that it only lasts like 20 seconds and then the building blows up.
But the whole point of the MacGruber sketch is that it only lasts like 20 seconds and then the building blows up.
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9:10PM on 07/07/2009

Er...

Actually, NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY has a big fan base here, in Hungary. We even have a place called Roxbury, with magazine ads of Will Ferrel and Chris Kattan...
Actually, NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY has a big fan base here, in Hungary. We even have a place called Roxbury, with magazine ads of Will Ferrel and Chris Kattan...
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8:42PM on 07/07/2009
I'm actually excited for this news. I agree with J.Burton. It's actually a funny sketch and I really like when Seth Rogen appeared in SNL.
I'm actually excited for this news. I agree with J.Burton. It's actually a funny sketch and I really like when Seth Rogen appeared in SNL.
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7:49PM on 07/07/2009

??

Man, there was a lot of hate in that article.

It's a funny sketch, and could be a funny movie.
Man, there was a lot of hate in that article.

It's a funny sketch, and could be a funny movie.
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6:38PM on 07/07/2009
i actually enjoy The Ladies Man.
i actually enjoy The Ladies Man.
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5:57PM on 07/07/2009
It's a funny sketch, but it works in 30-second bits about crashing stock markets, selling his soul to Pepsi, bickering with Richard Dean Anderson, and getting himself blown up. All very funny, but not the least bit cinematic. Maybe they could do a whole TV show, though.
It's a funny sketch, but it works in 30-second bits about crashing stock markets, selling his soul to Pepsi, bickering with Richard Dean Anderson, and getting himself blown up. All very funny, but not the least bit cinematic. Maybe they could do a whole TV show, though.
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5:54PM on 07/07/2009
I'll keep from passing judgment on this one for the time being. Why all the SNL hate Omar?
I'll keep from passing judgment on this one for the time being. Why all the SNL hate Omar?
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5:49PM on 07/07/2009
Most of the comedy in the sketch is when he suddenly explodes. Not sure how this'll work out...
Most of the comedy in the sketch is when he suddenly explodes. Not sure how this'll work out...
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4:58PM on 07/07/2009
After Dick In A Box, Lazy Sunday, and the Andy Sanberg as Mark Wahlberg thing, I find MacGruber to be the funniest thing SNL has had to offer in about 20 years. So the movie might be okay.

Forte shows up on Tim & Eric Awesome Show sometimes. Would be great if he got them to appear in this movie if it happens.
After Dick In A Box, Lazy Sunday, and the Andy Sanberg as Mark Wahlberg thing, I find MacGruber to be the funniest thing SNL has had to offer in about 20 years. So the movie might be okay.

Forte shows up on Tim & Eric Awesome Show sometimes. Would be great if he got them to appear in this movie if it happens.
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4:57PM on 07/07/2009
omg...90 minutes of this? i dk..
omg...90 minutes of this? i dk..
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4:53PM on 07/07/2009
I agree. The skit is hilarious... but it's usually only 15 or 20 seconds long.

I am interested to see if they can make it work or not though.
I agree. The skit is hilarious... but it's usually only 15 or 20 seconds long.

I am interested to see if they can make it work or not though.
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4:26PM on 07/07/2009
This skit is really funny in small doses. I'm not sure how they're going to be able to stretch it out to 90 minutes.

I still stand by my statement that "Pep-suber" was the funniest superbowl spot this year.
This skit is really funny in small doses. I'm not sure how they're going to be able to stretch it out to 90 minutes.

I still stand by my statement that "Pep-suber" was the funniest superbowl spot this year.
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