In the first group pick episode, the guys talk one of their favorite go-to comedies in 2010’s MacGruber, directed by Jorma Taccone. Stemming from a brilliant series of Saturday Night Live skits, Will Forte’s MacGruber perfectly parodies B-level action heroes to the point where it’s easy to get lost and forget that you’re actually watching a comedy. And what a comedy it is. Forte and Kristen Wiig deliver laugh after laugh with smart, witty humor nestled comfortably alongside completely idiotic and even grotesque jokes that might make viewers who are a little uneasy with profanity uncomfortable, but that’s right in the Bit Players’ wheelhouse. Enjoy as the guys break down just what it is about MacGruber that makes it such a funny movie (and what makes Val Kilmer such a great villain), as well as a game of “Who Said It” and ideas for the sequel.

MacGruber (2010)
Director
Jorma Taccone
Stars
Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Maya Rudolph

Curated by: The Bit Players

4.8

What Movies Are About

Aired Friday, May 1, 2015
In the first group pick episode, the guys talk one of their favorite go-to comedies in 2010's MacGruber, directed by Jorma Taccone. Stemming from a brilliant series of Saturday Night Live skits, Will Forte's MacGruber perfectly parodies B-level action heroes to the point where it's easy to get lost and forget that you're actually watching a comedy. And what a comedy it is. Forte and Kristen Wiig deliver laugh after laugh with smart, witty humor nestled comfortably alongside completely idiotic and even grotesque jokes that might make viewers who are a little uneasy with profanity uncomfortable, but that's right in the Bit Players' wheelhouse. Enjoy as the guys break down just what it is about MacGruber that makes it such a funny movie (and what makes Val Kilmer such a great villain), as well as a game of "Who Said It" and ideas for the sequel.