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Palisades native Hayden Panettiere on FunnyorDie. In a PSA produced by Judd Apatow. Need I say any more?
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Following weeks of secrecy and buzz, the Funny or Die video featuring the one and only Bill Murray has hit the Web. And it is good!
If you have nine minutes to spare, spend them well on “Fact Checkers Unit,” which features Murray playing himself. Not only is it funny for the average viewer, it’s particularly amusing for anyone involved in publishing.
Although part of the fact-checkers’ mission is to discover where Murray lives, there’s no specific mention of Sneden’s Landing. Had these fact-checkers been regular Suburbarazzi readers, they would have saved themselves a lot of time. That’s time they could have spent enjoying more of Murray’s funny songs, which he frequently offered when he channeled Nick the Lounge Singer on “Saturday Night Live.”
Also, how cool is it that Murray agreed to do this exclusive Internet video with — no offense to those involved — a couple of relatively unknown comedians and the brilliant Kristen Schaal of “Flight of the Conchords”? Props to the dynamic duo of Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca for pulling this off. Anyone who references Dr. Peter Venkman with such vigor and respect is pretty sweet in my book.
(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Earlier this week Funny or Die sent out a press release inviting reporters, bloggers, and the like to visit the site for an enticing new clip. Here’s what it said:
FUNNY OR DIE INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIAL INTERNET PRESS PREVIEW OF “FCU: FACT CHECKERS UNIT” AN UPCOMING FUNNYORDIE.COM EXCLUSIVE WEB SHORT STARRING BILL MURRAY, THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Only problem: Sept. 6 has come and gone, and — well, no Bill Murray clip. Naturally, the web was buzzing with the possibility that Will Ferrell and his wiley group of Internet pranksters were the ones behind Murray’s recent golf cart antics in Sweden, where he was arrested for a DUI while attempting to be the vehicle’s designated drive. But even after scouring the site and the web, there appears to be no clip after all.
So, what’s the story? Has anyone seen a leaked version? Was the Sneden’s Landing resident a witting accomplice to some skit, or is Murray just a poor victim in Ferrell & Co’s web of deceit?
(Murray at the Venice Film Festival, where he’s currently promoting “The Darjeeling Limited”: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)