"That went south so fast!"
Seth MacFarlane has been teasing us lately over his upcoming summer comedy A Million Ways to Die In The West. His Twitter account flooded with character posters the other day, introducing the "Lady Tickler" skills of Neil Patrick Harris and dropping an easy "Ho" joke on Sarah Silverman. Hardee-har-har. They were appetizers for today’s main event: The first official trailer, posted to the JoBlo’s YouTube page. Watch it, but be warned it is Not Safe For Work! Turn your speakers down.
A Million Ways to Die looks like Back to the Future III with way more jokes. MacFarlane plays a rancher uncomfortable in his own, deadly time. But the punchlines in this clip are racing past at an impressive clip. We wondered a while ago if this could be the next Blazing Saddles. There’s a better chance it will be Ted in a saddle and cowboy boots.
MacFarlane has that type of delivery. If you’ve seen Family Guy, you know that jokes of pop-culture references are going to fly at you at a record snap.
As Million Ways sets its stage, it looks like we’re going to get MacFarlane versus Mr. Taken, himself – Liam Neeson! (Or Liam Neesons, if you are Key and or Peele.)
Theron looks comfortable playing MacFarlane’s "straight man," and the cast packs more than a few surprises. (Hey there, Giovanni Ribisi!) And we finally learn what "Mila Kunis" translates to. I wondered if we were going to get a Million Ways trailer during the Super Bowl. We still might, though it won’t be this one. In the meantime, here are a few more GIF-worthy moments. What do you think about the trailer? I thought it had a number of good jokes in it, and I’m betting on MacFarlane bringing his loyal audience into summer theaters in droves. Can it do Ted money? Maybe. We shall see. A Million Ways to Die In The West opens everywhere on May 30.