Will Ferrell’s First Reddit AMA Was All Jokes
SNL legend and comedy film superstar Will Ferrell dropped by Reddit for his first AMA with fans this afternoon to support the charity Cancer for College. Ferrell’s responses were predictably silly and hilarious, ranging from wisecracks about Pearl from “The Landlord” to Ferrell jumping over to random Reddit posts to comment on a photograph of Vladimir Putin cuddling with a leopard, how fiber optic cables work, and why red-handed people are more likely to commit crimes. While the AMA leans more toward the entertaining than the insightful, Ferrell still had a few things to say about his SNL days and whether or not fans barrage him in person with Anchorman lines. He also made an interesting agreement with Snoop Dogg. Click through to check out some of his best responses.
On his daily vitamin intake:
I take a multivitamin, vitamin C, flaxseed oil (not really a vitamin), fish oils with omega 3 (not really a vitamin) and vitamin b12. Which reminds me, I ran out of vitamin b12. I have to get some more vitamin b12.
On whether or not he is a wizard:
No, unfortunately I’m not. I have attempted to be a wizard on several occasions. I studied for about a year and a half at Ansontolliver’s Wizard School…it wasn’t a full year and a half. At the conclusion of which, Anson pulled me aside and said, “I don’t want you to waste any more of your money with me. I think it’s best for me to let you know you don’t have what it takes to be a wizard.” And for however sad I was on that day, I respect Anson so much for giving me the straight talk.
On his favorite SNL sketch and favorite SNL cast member to work with:
I will say that off the top of my head, the two favorite sketches that I was a part of had to have been the Harry Caray space show with Jeff Goldblum and, of course the cowbell sketch with Christopher Walken.
My favorite cast member to work with was Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
On the wildest Hollywood party he’s attended:
Craziest Hollywood party was probably at the house of Dave Coulier right at the height of the Full House madness. This would’ve been ’92. I was 2 years out of college.
When asked how often fans approach him and quote Anchorman lines:
Zero times. It has never happened. Sadly I’m still waiting for it to happen.
Whether Pearl from “The Landlord” ever followed through on her threats:
Yes, she absolutely did. I lived in an abandoned bus for 6 months behind a casino in the City of Commerce. She’s a hateful person.
On the testicles he rubbed against the drum kit in Step Brothers:
Those were not based on my testicles. However, Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis allowed his balls to be examined for the prosthetic balls to be made.
Side note: Those are, no joke, $10,000 worth of prosthetic balls that you see in that movie.
When asked by a fan to name his local rock band:
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have always had a name for a band in my head that I’ve never been able to give to anyone. So I will give it to your band. The name of your band is…Jag Kor Bil. The first word is pronounced “ya” (the g is silent), the next word is pronounced “shore” and the final word is pronounced like it’s spelled. And it means, “I drive car.”
On the creation of the “hypnotizing headshake” from the Roxbury guys with Chris Kattan:
I don’t know exactly. I think it was Chris Kattan and myself just acting stupid in my apartment when we wrote that sketch for the Groundlings show that we were in at the time. It’s also what happens when the beat of any Haddaway song hits your ear.
A conversation with Snoop Dogg:
Snoop: ayy Will, imma need some more cowbell on tha next album, u game?
Ferrell: Of course! I’m absolutely game, Snoop. I’ve also got some beats that I want to run by you. I’m warning you now, they’re not good. edit: In fact, I just talked myself out of it. I’m not going to show them to you.
Snoop: boats n hoes part 2 uhearme !! we may need 2 climb some trees first
Ferrell: I got a lot of trees at my house. Eucalyptus, pine and california oak.
Commenting on the post “San Diego Harbor and Pt. Loma in 1888”:
My…Has San Diego changed…right?
Commenting on the post “How do fiber optic cables work?”:
Very simply, actually. Within each cable there are six hundred million pegapixels and a trace amount of cottage cheese. The cottage cheese acts as a conductor for the information to go through the fiber optic cable. It’s also a delicious source of protein.
Commenting on the post “Why are red-handed people more genetically predisposed to crime?”:
Because they leave easily traceable fingerprints at the crime scene. Why red handed people don’t wear gloves while they’re committing crimes is beyond me. But maybe there’s just something that lives within each red handed person that makes them think, “I can get away with this!”
What a photo! My favorite international leader with my favorite big game cat.