Episode 6: MacGruber (2010)

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

Selected By
The Bit Players

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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.