How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Edition
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Cartoon Caption Contest | Season One | Episode 10
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Edition
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Actors and funnymen, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up and try their hands at our cartoon-caption contest. Catch Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly in their new film "Holmes and Watson" in theaters Christmas Day.
Released on 12/23/2018
Transcript
Hi I'm John C. Reilly.
And I'm Will Ferrell.
It's live create your own caption contest.
Just like in the magazine.
[Will] The first one.
Alrighty.
So looks like we have,
there's a cocktail party there?
These people are talking, he has
a rocket attached to him.
Maybe he's talking to her about, like,
I don't really want to be at this party,
and I have an escape plan,
I think I'm gonna bail.
I think I'm going to take off.
I think I'm going to take off!
That's a pretty good one.
What about, I don't mean to brag,
but I was the most popular guy in my high school.
[laughter]
Listen lady, its not rocket science.
[laughter]
That's good.
What?
How about this one, Want to see something cool?
Count backwards from ten.
[drum roll]
[page turning]
Something about, like, Merrill Lynch?
A bull market.
I wanna know why this guy's ass is hanging out.
Oh, that's a good point.
I mean these cartoons had to be drawn
with an idea in mind, right?
I almost think like I divined through
intuition, a couple of they actual,
intended quotes for the cartoons
Show them what we got Will.
Yep.
[John] I know you hate it when were in the red,
but things are improving sir.
[drum roll]
That looks like Conan O'Brian.
[Will] Yeah, or Jim Skully.
Okay, what we are seeing here,
in case you don't have, the gift of sight,
Its a baseball game.
The man standing at a podium
talking on the microphone.
The batter looks, surprised, right?
The catcher looks surprised.
The speaker is speaking, so whatever he's saying,
they are surprised to hear it.
You got something?
Surprise me Will, please.
Oh God, I can't take the silence in this room.
I'm getting like full body flops wet.
[laughter]
That's why I need your vote,
outside! Ball two!
[ drum roll]
[page turning]
So we got two people, here.
They're on a couch, on their ceiling,
and a very stuffed full apartment.
The dog is even wondering what the hell is going on.
Right, right, there ya go.
I'll write it and we will do it live.
Here ya go.
See? I told you it would fit!
[laughter]
[drum roll]
I often do play this caption contest myself
in the magazine.
I'm a loyal reader of The New Yorker.
[Will] An office cubical.
[John] You got one man down.
The person is clearly dead,
and that's there work station.
These guys, are, commenting on it.
Okay here's what I got.
I don't think we should wait any longer
for Jerry's report.
I'm going to use Jerry too,
because we've established a character Jerry.
[John] Yeah.
[John] Jerry?
[Will] It's taco Tuesday, you coming?
Oh wait, you're dead.
[laughter]
[drum roll]
These are going right to the Smithsonian
once we are done.
[Will] We have a bunch of magicians.
It looks like he brought, his date.
It could be a Sinister kind of thing.
I think he could be saying like,
Don't even try to run, you'll never escape.
Or something like that.
[laughter]
That's a little dark for The New Yorker,
even, you know, for intellectual types.
Oh, oh, oh! Oh!
I told you, I came from a family of magicians.
Don't worry, they don't have any friends either,
they're magicians.
What do you think? You got anything better?
Um, uh, um.
[drum roll]
[page turning]
[Will] It looks like a living room, setting.
Its two elephants.
There is an older, more parental, elephant,
and there's a younger, I'm assuming adolensent elephant,
on their laptop computer.
It looks like the older elephant has walked in the room,
and, has said the following:
[laughter]
Turn off that fucking computer
before I ram this cane up your ass!
[laughter]
[drum roll]
And what parent has not wanted to say that.
Well, I've been John C. Reilly
This is Will Ferrell.
And we, have tried to caption some
cartoons for you today.
Try it yourself at home, its not as easy
as it looks.
If you think your so smart, you probably are.
This is probably, the smartest audience,
we've, ever done something for.
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