Bat Fight Fever with Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (10 Years of Funny Or Die – 2009)

Bat Fight Fever with Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (10 Years of Funny Or Die – 2009)


(upbeat music) – 2009 is the year of too many choices. It’s also, if you were a swimsuit aficionado, Christie Brinkley. – [Adam] Oh my god, the
beautiful Christie Brinkley. – [Will] Made her debut. – Very first Taco Bell
opened in America in 2009. – [Will] And became what it is today. – But unfortunately in 2009, a crazy man with a copy
of Catcher of the Rye robbed us of one of the
greatest musical talents in history, John Lennon. Let’s do a 15 minute. – [Both] Moment of silence – To honor John Lennon. – 2009. Imagine. – Yeah, but you can’t talk
during the moment of silence. The whole idea is that we’re silent. – I know, but he did write it. He wrote that. – Okay, but do you understand
like, moment of silence? – I totally, I totally get it. – The whole idea is we
put our own egos aside. – I’ve participated in
countless moments of silence. – Okay, we’re gonna move on from that. In all sincerity, my
favorite video maybe ever comes out that year and
it stars Will Ferrell and it’s called Bat Fight. ♫ Circling and circling
and circling and circling ♫ Circle and you circle
then you circle some more – It led to a uh… A kind of, a kind of a sensation around the country. People started having comedic bat fights. It didn’t lead to an upswing in violence. – Uh there were cases. – Well, there were, okay. – Some people did ’em in a funny way and then some people
didn’t take it as a joke. – But a very catchy tune. – But you know, Bat Fight was
the first time we did a video where you realized not only
is this a big giant video, this is as big as the movie Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones. – Mm-hmm,
– And– – Capricorn One. – It was weird seeing
Steven Spielberg at a party and making eye contact with him and I mouthed to him, “Can you feel it?” – He said, “Come over
here, can I talk to you?” And Adam went, “No, I don’t have to.” – And then we had a movie
in development with him and he pulled the plug on it. Cost us a lot of money. Had to take out a full
page apology in Variety. – All you had to do was walk
10 feet across the room. – I got carried away. Bat Fight got like, millions of hits. – We would’ve been on easy street. – Nowhere near Jaws or ET,
like looking back at it. Or Capricorn One.

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