Entertainment has become a serious business. People take things like movies, music, and video games very seriously today. It's the mentality that leads to people believing that a movie remake equates to an attack on their on own personal life. It's good to have passion for art, it's one of the great things about being alive. It's possible, however, that we're all beginning to take things a bit too seriously. It's one thing to be a little obsessive about something like Star Wars, it's been around for decades and has a great deal of material to pull from. It's something else entirely when you get a Step Brothers tattoo on your ass.
Step Brothers co-star John C. Reilly was a guest on Conan when the host began to talk about the way the film has seen its fan base grow over the couple of years since its release. Reilly says he appreciates the fans' ardor for the movie, but he admits himself that in some cases it seems to be getting a little out of hand. Reilly tells Conan O'Brien that he can't really believe that people go to the extreme level of getting their bodies permanently marked.
If people come up to me, often actually, to say 'oh my gosh, oh my gosh,' you can tell they've been waiting, for years, to show me like, my face on their calf or, you know... [Yet] somehow, I'm just a little disappointed in them. Like really? I mean, I'm happy for you. But, did you really?
I think we can all agree that this is more than a little out of control. Even if we don't focus on the relative merits of Step Brothers as the choice for one's complete devotion, although we could certainly do that, this is an unnecessary level of fandom. Tattoos, especially tattoos like this one, are permanent. You've made the decision to keep this with you forever. For a moment, consider what your favorite movie was 10 years ago. Now, think about how you'd feel to have that inked on your body right now. Maybe you'd be ok with that, but I'm guessing more than a few of you just broke out in a cold sweat.
On the plus side, if this guy ever decides that he doesn't love Step Brothers quite as much anymore, it's not like he ever has to actually look at this tattoo ever again. Check out the full clip below.
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