“MacGruber” is a gimmick SNL sketch that was never more than mildly funny to begin with and survives only because it’s usually less than a minute long. Hey, perfect to make a movie about, right? At least, that’s what Lorne Michaels said at today’s Peabody award ceremony. [Sidenote: the same place where this photo was taken. Holy hell! Russian nesting dolls!].
Lorne Michaels said that now that the “SNL” season is over, his team will start looking at new people and new writers in the coming weeks. When the show returns in September, “there will be something interesting to do” with political specials and “Weekend Updates” given that the elections are done, he said when quizzed about the next step for the political sides of “SNL.” He didn’t provide specifics.
He also told THR that a “McGruber” film is still being looked at. “It would have to be in the summer because we are back in production in the fall,” he told THR when asked about the possible production timing. “We’re still in discussions” on details, he added. [THR]
I really wanted to make a joke about how awful an idea this is, but I just can’t stop thinking about this picture. Somewhere John Madden is drooling on his hard on.