That’s the lesson of this video from ScreenJunkies.com, which took advantage of an interview with the three stars, who were promoting their dark comedy Seven Psychopaths, to get them to reenact some of the TLC reality show’s sparkling repartee.
In the video, Rockwell reads the part of seven-year-old beauty pageant regular Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson; Farrell reads her sister Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, and Walken reads mama June Shannon.
Much of the conversation, taken from the show, revolves around the self-styled redneck family’s recipe for “sketti,” which includes a marinara sauce made from ketchup and melted butter. In a further homage to the surprise hit series, ScreenJunkies vlog host Hal Rudnick whips up a batch of the pasta dish himself, and his commentary, which is sometimes hard to make out because he has a mouth full of noodles, is subtitled, just like on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
The actors, no doubt tired of being asked the same questions over and over by interviewers during a daylong press session, seemed to relish the chance to do something different. In the video, Rockwell calls the impromptu reading the best interview the trio had done all day.
Of course, the result is just one of many off-kilter, would-be viral videos that have emerged during the run-up to Seven Psychopaths’ release in theaters on Friday, October 12. In another cooking-related video, posted at Funny or Die, Walken roasts a chicken with the help of Law & Order: SVU star Richard Belzer and a couple of blank-faced models who are apparent refugees from a Robert Palmer music video. And another video making the rounds shows the Seven Psychopaths trailer re-enacted by a cast of cats.
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