Third & Final…No More!

Sarah Silverman‘s “I’m f—ing Matt Damon” video was inspired stuff, and then came Jimmy Kimmel‘s “I’m f—ing Ben Affleck,” a tit-for-tat that was even more hilarious. But that’s enough, I think.

Meaning that “I’m f—ing Seth Rogen”, a video in the exact same vein that may have been the creative brainchild of Zack and Miri Make a Porno costar Elizabeth Banks (and not director Kevin Smith) doesn’t make it. It’s too imitative and not clever enough. If they wanted to get a fast satirical bounce off the Silverman video, fine, but they should have shot it and gotten it online immediately after it surfaced. It’s too late now. Kimmel beat them to it. You have to move fast these days. Hours count. Days can be fatal.
The Zack and Miri version (exclusive on Quick Stop Entertainment) is about Banks (or the character she’s playing in the film) lamenting that she’s obliged to “do” Rogen in order to pay the rent and get work. This is funny? Rogen’s a very cool guy — smart, successful, funny, connected. It may not have been believable that a slacker he portrayed in Knocked Up could score with Katherine Heigel‘s E! reporter, but Rogen on his own real-life terms is a different story.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Weinstein Co., opening later this year) costars Traci Lords, Craig Robinson, Jeff Anderson, Katie Morgan and Ricky Mabe. It’s been described as “a decidedly NSFW cautionary tale about just what it takes to get ahead in Hollywood.” The acronym NSFW means “not sympathetic or fair to WASPs.”

33 thoughts on “Third & Final…No More!

  1. I thought it was hilarious (and at least, like the others, it was uncensored), but it came so soon after the Affleck one. I still laughed. A lot. (“It looks like an otter.”)
    Just a note, though: Kevin Smith didn’t actually make it. All Banks’ idea, apparently.

  2. I enjoyed the Silverman version but this and the Affleck version are just too much. Plus Banks is far too good at giving off a self-disgusted and depressed vibe in that video. That kind of kills the comedy for me. But the Shyamalan joke did raise a smile.

  3. Yeah…this one wasn’t all that good. I also think that because Kimmel did one so far over the edge, (and hilarious) it’s time to just end it.

  4. Slightly amusing only because of how gross it is, but as with the others it goes on too long. Elizabeth Banks can do whatever she wants though.

  5. I’m currently working on my fantasy version starring Sarah Larson in the Sarah Silverman role and George Clooney in the Matt Damon role. It’s the most redemptive thing — she’s crying right now, so I’m taking a break to write this.

  6. Personally, I didn’t think the Kimmel/Affleck version to be “even more hilarious.”
    As for the Kevin Smith derivative version … isn’t everything the guy has ever done been derivative of something?? Kevin Smith hasn’t had a truly inspired and original idea in his whole miserable life.
    The most inspired thing Kevin Smith could ever do is to admit publicly that CLERKS was made specifically to make him wealthy, and that everything since has been a lame attempt to milk that success for even more money. I mean, the fatass sells DOLLS from his “ViewAskewniverse.”
    Douche bag.

  7. I’m not reading the same site that bashed Rogen for looking 10 years older than he is on account of his weight? Or still refuses to believe he could bag Heigl? Now he’s “very cool”? Please. Cohen may be banging Banks-caliber chicks on the regular now, but it’s not for being cool or funny or smart – it’s because of being connected.
    Which is exactly what this piece is about.

  8. “The most inspired thing Kevin Smith could ever do is to admit publicly that CLERKS was made specifically to make him wealthy.”
    I am pretty sure he made it because he loved writing and movies and wanted to make one. I’m sure the way things turned out was his dream, but he never expected it. You don’t finance your movie by maxing out credit cards to make your personal little black-and-white movie with so crass a goal as to “specifically make [yourself] wealthy.” Come on.
    Now, I think you’d have a valid argument with Jay & Silent Bob, or Clerks 2, or especially Jersey Girl.

  9. All the guest celebrities Kimmel gathered to sing an idiotic and obscene song is indeed a scream. And the very idea that Kimmel and Affleck are lovers is just a thigh slapping laugh riot. Everyone knows these two are as straight as John Wayne at a Texas barbecue, and most of America still thinks that two guys in love is a total joke.
    Kimmel and his writers, rested from being on strike, show their rejuvenated creativity by hauling out 25-year-old flaming fag stereotypes. They know a couple of certifiably straight stars pretending to be big queens will have them rolling in the aisles. So, they open with Kimmel and Affleck in an open-air bar populated by a shirtless West Hollywood harem. They stand at a bar with a blender and glass of what looks like a strawberry daiquiri, and on the bar sits a large bowl of fruit. Get it? Fruit. Get it? They’re FRUITS. Get it?
    http://www.236.com/blog/w/jim_david/jimmy_kimmel_is_fking_ben_affl_4766.php

  10. Oh, I just got it. And when they’re wearing shorts so short it practically shows their asses, we’re supposed to think they’re gay!
    What does it mean when they’re in bed together? That making the video totally tired them out, I guess.

  11. christian, seriously, you’re showing dangerously high levels of total lack of a sense of humor. Edwards, Nemcova, how Kimmel. Pretty soon you’re going to be demanding we not just ‘denounce’ Affleck’s homophobia but ‘reject’ it. Geeeeet aaaaaa liiiiiiiife.

  12. Uh, I didn’t write it kids. Just a thought from an actual gay man who may be more aware than some of you. I know it hurts to have others point out opposing views to your idea of wit. My bad.
    But then BS, you think cruelty is a knee-slapper.

  13. Oh, I just got it. And when they’re wearing shorts so short it practically shows their asses, we’re supposed to think they’re gay!

    What does it mean when they’re in bed together? That making the video totally tired them out, I guess.

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