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From Writer/Director Bob Saget…

Every once in a great while a film comes along that challenges our assumptions and redefines how we view our world. “Farce of the Penguins” will not be one of these films. However I am very excited to see this movie. No really.

You see I really like Bob Saget. That’s right, I said it.

Wait! Don’t stop reading yet. Hear me out a second.

When I say I like Bob Saget I’m not talking about the family friendly and wholesome ‘Danny Tanner’ from “Full House” or even about that guy that hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for seven years. I’m talking about the Bob Saget that few people have seen and/or appreciate. The “real” Bob Saget.

Stand Up Comedian, friend of Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Saget. The cocaine addict that performed illicit acts in “Half Baked”, Bob Saget. The Director of “Dirty Work”, Bob Saget. The highly revered in comedy circles for his version of the infamous joke "The Aristocrats”, Bob Saget (he tells one of the best versions of what is universally considered to be the worlds dirtiest joke).

That’s the guy I’m talking about. Bob Saget is funny.

So all that being said, let’s shift the conversation back to his new movie. Written and directed by Saget, “Farce” is a mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies. In other words, it’s pure fun for the whole family.

Unlike the movie it’s spoofing (the wildly popular and surprisingly profitable “March of the Penguins”), this film will more than likely be rated R for sexual themes and adult language. And speaking of adult language, did I mention that the movie is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson?

But wait, it gets better (deep breath now): Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, Dave Coulier, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Jamie Kennedy, Jon Lovitz, Norm MacDonald, Carlos Mencia, Mo’Nique, Tracy Morgan, and John Stamos all lend their voices and comedic talents. I know, I know. Stamos isn’t exactly a ‘comedian’ but he’s in the movie and I just thought it was cool that ‘Unlce Jesse’ is voicing a penguin. “Have Mercy”.

So let’s recap what we’ve learned today:

1. Bob Saget is a very funny man

2. Bob Saget has written and directed a mockumentary called “Farce of the Penguins”

3. The words “Bob Saget” appear at least 13 times in this article

4. A boat load of comedians lend their voices to the project

5. There are a lot of links in that last paragraph (and I didn’t even list everybody)

6. The movie should be hilarious

“What Happens in Antarctica…Stays in Antarctica”


Josh “mediaboy” Gryvatz

Posted by on September 15, 2006 10:30 PM
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oh how i love dirty work.

-- Posted by: Laura at September 16, 2006 2:16 AM

Hey, I love THAT Bob Saget which you speak of!

I saw him on Conan or Letterman one night and I never laughed so hard in my life. He was talking about some drunken weekend he and John Stamos had in Vegas where they woke up in each other's arms after a drunken night of debauchery! I'm laughing writing this!

-- Posted by: Connie at September 17, 2006 3:29 PM

hey connie -

i saw that performance as well. there's some great video of his standup (and the aristocrats joke) on youtube.

also,if you didn't know, bob is the voice of the narrator on the tv show "how i met your mother"

thanks for reading

- mb

-- Posted by: mediaboy at September 17, 2006 8:41 PM

I knew about "How I Met Your Mother", but I don't really watch that show... Looks funny and the bits I saw (esp. w/ Doogie) were funny, but just not into it.

I always forget about YouTube - I'll check it out. There's a funny Robot Chicken/Star Wars clip on there that rocks!

-- Posted by: Connie at September 21, 2006 2:15 PM

I was happy to find it!


-- Posted by: louise at July 12, 2007 11:09 AM

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