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Ridiculously hilarious trailer for IFC's The Spoils of Babylon with Toby Maguire and Kristen Wiig

Oct. 10, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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The upcoming spoof mini-series The Spoils of Babylon from producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay has debuted its first trailer and it looks absolutely ridiculous and completely hilarious. Starring Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, and Steve Tom, the Funny or Die series created and written by Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele (CASA DE MI PADRE) takes a jab at the overblown mini-series' of old, like The Thorn Birds. The six-part saga is based on the fictional novel by Eric Jonrosh (played by Will Ferrell, who will introduce each episode) tackles the tale of incest, greed, war, wealth, murder, and all the trimmings you'd expect in a melodramatic soap...only with the best lampooning in mind.

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 “The whole show is ridiculous and I mean that in the best way,” she Kristen Wiig of the show. “The things this family goes through, the murder and the lies and the affairs, is so absurd and bizarre and written so well.” Wiig goes on to say that we can expect to see Tobey Maguire in a whole new light. “People know Tobey from more serious roles. But he made me laugh so hard. I’m so excited for people to see him in this context.” I love shit like this and the idea is brilliant. Maguire and Wiig look to be in top comedic form and it looks surprisingly well shot for a spoof. Definitely on my watch list.

The Spoils of Babylon premiere on IFC on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

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3:02PM on 10/10/2013

Looks like a good time.

But I think, "Ridiculously hilarious trailer" is a bit of a stretch.
But I think, "Ridiculously hilarious trailer" is a bit of a stretch.
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3:37PM on 10/10/2013
Oh man, this looks amazing. Haley Joel Osment looks like a big ol' Manbaby! [link]
Oh man, this looks amazing. Haley Joel Osment looks like a big ol' Manbaby! [link]
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3:49PM on 10/10/2013
OK, it looks like it could be funny, the story and the way it's done, but the trailer didn't make me laugh once.
OK, it looks like it could be funny, the story and the way it's done, but the trailer didn't make me laugh once.
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2:59AM on 10/11/2013
That's my name YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!! :)
That's my name YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!! :)
1:27PM on 10/10/2013
This looks funny.
This looks funny.
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10:51PM on 10/10/2013
Laughed so hard at this trailer. Lost it when Tobey started screaming this will not stand. This looks hilarious. Tobey always came off as completely capable of doing comedy, so I think it's a good turn for him. I expect to see Spiderman 3 levels of ham, only in this played for actual laughs and not incidental ones.
Laughed so hard at this trailer. Lost it when Tobey started screaming this will not stand. This looks hilarious. Tobey always came off as completely capable of doing comedy, so I think it's a good turn for him. I expect to see Spiderman 3 levels of ham, only in this played for actual laughs and not incidental ones.
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1:43PM on 10/10/2013
Looks funny. Though I doubt it'll be as good of a satire as Twin Peaks was.
Looks funny. Though I doubt it'll be as good of a satire as Twin Peaks was.
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