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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Will Ferrell: Man vs. Child



This aired on Discovery 2 weeks ago, and for the first time in ages, I actually enjoyed Will Ferrell's performance. And I think that's partially because there were moments in this where Ferrell was very real. Scared, shaken, and fatigued, legitimately worried for his well being.

Mind you, they sleep in hotel rooms after shooting each day, so it's not quite as "real" as anyone wants it to be, but Bear Grylls is still a bad ass no matter how you slice it. And Ferrell isn't without his comedic moments either, but it's much more interesting to see him push the limits of his physical capacity. The segment of him repelling out of the helicopter is especially intriguing, which is why I've attached it here. You can see legitimate fear on Ferrell's face. It quite captivating. Especially when juxtaposed next to Grylls's no-fear attitude.

Enjoy the first segment of the show here, and check out ULTIMATESHOWS2 on youtube to view the entire episode.

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