please stop destroying my childhood memories

This makes me sad. I'm willing to accept that this show was probably garbage, but when I was 8, I thought it was awesome. And now, for the rest of my life, I'm going to have fucking Will Ferrell's eminently punchable fat face clogging up those memories, presumably with fart jokes. Thanks, dickheads.


"Even the Sleestak are crying."
Ferrell In Land Of The Lost

Will Ferrell will star in a feature-film remake of the 1970s TV show Land of the Lost. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, executive producers of the original NBC series, who will produce the feature for the studio.

Adam McKay, a former Saturday Night Live writer who directed Ferrell in Anchorman, is attached to direct, with Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas signing on to adapt the screenplay, the trade paper reported.

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27 Responses:

  1. whumpdotcom says:

    Will Ferrell's metastasized in our pop culture.

    I won't be surprised if he had an uncredited cameo in Kung Fu Hustle.

  2. tfofurn says:

    Will Ferrell's eminently punchable fat face

    Hmm . . . that gives me an idea for how Benedict could get Catholicism onto MTV. "Eminencely Punchable". Who wouldn't watch cardinals pummeling deserving celebrities?

    • quercus says:

      I sincerely hope they take your idea and run it.

      ...but if they ever use any cardinal-themed catchphrase beginning with "Nobody expects...", then I shall have to hunt you down and kill you.

  3. rjhatl says:

    Hmm. While they're busy fucking things up, maybe they could add Jar Jar Binks, too?

    • curgoth says:

      who did you think farrell would be playing?

      • musicscene says:

        Chaka.

        Is it just me or does anyone else find Farrell UN-funny. I just can't get past the annoying (and way tooooo long) cheerleader skit on SNL.

        • balzacq says:

          I can't fucking stand Will Farrell. He invariably plays "Will Farrell plays constipated guy" (the best way I can describe it).

        • seanb says:

          My roommate wanted me to put Elf on my Netflix queue. When I outright refused, she tried the argument: "But it's Will Farrell!"

          To which I could only reply: "Exactly."

          • zorblek says:

            Actually, by some miracle, Elf did not suck. I was forced to watch it and I was surprised by how funny it actually was. And I despise Will Farrell...

            • jymjones says:

              Lance Henriksen has more comedic talent.

            • kfringe says:

              I'm just going to take your word on that "not sucking" thing. I trust you completely. By the way, are there any other movies you'd like to list as "not sucking?" Because, what with my trusting you and all, it would be a really handy list to have.

  4. psymbiotic says:

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Egan <:<

  5. jkonrath says:

    Probably one of the best zines I have ever seen in my life was this skate zine from Seattle called Sleestak. Ten years ago, everyone was like "where the hell did you get your name from?" and in a year, if I ever tell anyone about it, they'll say "oh, is that about that cowbell guy?" Great.

  6. jotunheim says:

    I think there was an episode of Land of the Lost where this beautiful woman appeared and one of the characters of the show started to have a romantic relationship with her. In the end, the woman exploded and she turned out to be a robot.

    If it was this show, it scarred me for life. And if so, this robot/woman should appear in this movie and blow up Will Ferrell.

  7. xed_geek says:

    Ferrel is currently the lowest common denominator. He is neither funny or smart and can't really act. But for some reason he is still employed. Why is that?

  8. rjray says:

    That movie set needs a visit from SRL. I agree that the show probably was crap, but I was also entralled by it. I never missed an episode, and it was one of the most effective carrot/stick combos for my parents to use in getting me to behave.

    It's bad-enough that this simply should not be made into a feature film at all, but if they're using that jackass then they're planning on making it a comedy.

    Maybe they can truly skull-fuck our childhoods by casting Chris Kattan and Anna Faris in supporting roles.

  9. brutsid says:

    If someone managed to blow up whichever building SNL is "created" in, I think the nation's collective IQ would raise about 5-7 points.

  10. dwenius says:

    I'm willing to accept that this show was probably garbage, but when I was 8, I thought it was awesome.

    The show may have been garbage taken as a whole. However, it must be noted that Larry Niven and Theodore Sturgeon wrote many of the scripts, with this fabulous side effect: the Sleestak language was complete and used consistently for all three seasons, with a couple hundred words, real grammar rules, all that language stuff. Rad.

  11. kfringe says:

    It doesn't sound so bad; the article doesn't say which part he's signed on to play. I'm hoping that he's just going to reprise his role as Marshall Willenholly. If we're really lucky we'll even get detailed shots of his skull getting banged apart like a honeydew on the waterfall rocks. Then, for the rest of the movie, there could even be shots with his decomposing corpse in the background.

    That's not hoping for too much, is it?

    It probably is. He'll probably wind up playing Chaka.