Fans of Bill O'Reilly were recently given good cause to stop throwing feces at the wall of their cages and enjoy a much-needed laugh: a preview of the new conservative comedy film, An American Carol.
I'll let Videogum's Gabriel Delahaye set this one up…
Yikes. The movie was written and directed by David Zucker, who gave the world Airplane! and the Naked Gun series. He's like an American treasure, but whatever the opposite of treasure is. It's too bad 14-year-olds can't vote, because then this movie would be a really powerful political tool.
Was Gabe actually besmirching Airplane! and The Naked Gun? Whatever. Either way, this preview really shows how far this particular Zucker brother has fallen…
My favorite part of the preview — the only part that actually made me laugh — was when they cut to the country singer shitkicker guy singing the ridiculously patriotic love ballad to America in that huge pyrotechnic arena. I thought, "Wow, are they actually making fun of themselves a little?"
And then I realized that was the one part of the preview that wasn't intended as parody.
After the jump, the CC Insider's Matthew Tobey and I debate whether this is the worst-looking movie of all time or just one of the worst-looking movies of all time. Feel free to throw in your two cents…
Matt: That American Carol trailer is the most mind-blowing thing you'll see all day.
Dennis: It actually doesn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would.
Dennis: But I was thinking pretty bad.
Matt: Really? Wow.
Matt: Your expectations are impressively low.
Matt: I don't think mine go that low.
Dennis: I mean, it doesn't look "funny."
Dennis: But it holds together as a thing, and I wasn't counting on that.
Dennis: I was thinking bad along the lines of 'Epic Movie' or '1/2 Hour News Hour.'
Matt: I actually think it looks worse than Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans and all those things.
Dennis: Really? No!
Dennis: Those are the lowest.
Matt: Because the humor is on par, but the politics are so fucking ham-fisted.
Matt: This looks like a cross between Postal and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
Matt: This is worse than anything. You are wrong.
Matt: This movie is mankind's greatest atrocity.
Dennis: Is that your pull quote?
Matt: It's my suicide note.
Matt: I'm just glad Anne Frank isn't alive to see it, because she'd be like, "Fuck it. I give up. We're not all basically good after all."
After that, I conceded defeat.
Tags: Bill O'Reilly, Matt Tobey, Michael Moore