In the seventies, we fell in love with Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin as Yortuk and Georg Festrunk (two WI-I-ILD and crazy guys). The sophisticated eighties brought us Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon as the lovable Austrians Hans und Franz (always ready to pump--clap!--us up), while Steve and Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell) bobbed their little heads--er, hearts-- out during the nineties while philosophizing about the meaning of love (just what is it, exactly?).
So now what? Perhaps global warming is affecting us in more ways than we previously suspected, or else it must have something to do with the state of our government. But whatever the reason, one thing is certain: the millennium's been turning for a few years now, and we have yet to find this decade's iconic pair of idiots (...at least on the big
Vote for Dubyas!
With only two years left to solve this monumental dilemma, I have to admit that the cards are stacked against us. We're all feeling the same sense of helplessness and defeat, and as more and more of those precious moments pass us by, the solution to this problem just seems to keep slipping through our fingers. But let me reassure you that where there's a Will, there's a way, and when there are two [namely, Will Forte from Saturday Night Live and Will Arnett from Arrested Development], we might actually have a shot.
So on this post-Labor Day Friday, my fellow Matchflickers, let us stand united and accept the challenge to uphold our comedic forefathers' traditions. Together, let us show the world that we still believe in dynamic duos and idiotic good fun. Let's embrace the Wills of The Brothers Solomon.
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