Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Paul Rudd Did a Reenactment of ‘Sixteen Candles’ for VH1 That Never Aired
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are currently in the midst of promoting their new movie Admission, and they ended up reminiscing to Collider about how they first met – in 2004 filming a special for VH1 called Soundtracks Live that never aired. The special was based on a show at the UCB Theatre in New York that Amy Miles and Amy Poehler ran, in which actors would reenact a movie live on stage while a band played the soundtrack. Here’s a bit from the interview, in which Fey and Rudd discuss their reenactment of John Hughes’s Sixteen Candles:
Fey: The show came out great and … they just couldn’t clear any of it.
Rudd: We shot it we did everything it was amazing and then John Hughes said no and–
Fey: He said he didn’t like it, and it was like… ok, great …
Rudd: I had a few different parts … And then I sang a song at the end. With The Vapors. Turning Japanese. And [Fred] Armisen might have been on drums.
Fey: And I played one of the grandmothers … [Will] Arnett and I … Amy Miles was Molly Ringwald. [Jon] Glaser was Anthony Michael Hall.
Somebody get that special on YouTube already!