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April 14, 2007 10:19 AM   Subscribe

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Pearl star in The Landlord.
posted by beaucoupkevin (52 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This solves my long-running question of what children are useful for in post-agrarian times.
posted by mullingitover at 10:33 AM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


At least they thought of the children.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:37 AM on April 14, 2007


My glasses broke when she screamed.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 10:39 AM on April 14, 2007


There were these guys, and they taught an infant girl to swear, and they filmed her swearing.

Wow.

Comedy pyrite.

If only they let her chug the beer and smoke...
posted by Marky at 10:46 AM on April 14, 2007


I thought it was pretty fun!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:50 AM on April 14, 2007


Marky, wrong! Gold!
posted by wsg at 10:51 AM on April 14, 2007


This is funny because it's not my kid.
posted by FunkyHelix at 11:07 AM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Except for the 80% of the time when she was a darling little angel, that would be a pretty much accurate portrayal of my sister from the age of three to eight. Including the demands for money and the beer.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:11 AM on April 14, 2007


If only they let her chug the beer and smoke...

Or, let her have a toke or two [video].
posted by ericb at 11:19 AM on April 14, 2007


A little less funny. Anchorman vs. 300
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 11:27 AM on April 14, 2007


Yeah - funny stuff, but you would think someone with Will's influence would know where to draw the line. Not cool teaching a kid that young to talk like that.
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:41 AM on April 14, 2007


I thought she delivered her lines with conviction. I liked it.
posted by django_z at 11:41 AM on April 14, 2007


another vote for creepy and exploitative.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:57 AM on April 14, 2007


"Not cool teaching a kid that young to talk like that."

"another vote for creepy and exploitative."

Yes, saying those bad, bad words will probably scar her for life.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:03 PM on April 14, 2007


Not cool teaching a kid that young to talk like that.

Do you really think she had any idea what she was saying? I suspect that they were feeding her sounds to imitate rather then saying, "here, say 'bitch'... now say 'asshole'".

I thought it was perfectly funny, little/no damage was done and I'm sure she was having a great time.
posted by psmealey at 12:27 PM on April 14, 2007


I suspect that they were feeding her sounds to imitate rather then saying, "here, say 'bitch'... now say 'asshole'".

Plus anytime he swore, either she wasn't in the shot or you couldn't see his face, allowing for a voiceover. My guess is the little girl wasn't exposed to any swearing at all.
posted by solotoro at 12:39 PM on April 14, 2007


Yeah, the kid's way too young to understand what she's saying. The real trouble will come when she goes to daycare and teaches her playmates everything she learned over the weekend.
posted by katillathehun at 12:40 PM on April 14, 2007


I agree with the exploitative crowd. It's sad that this child's life has been ruined so early by teaching her evil words.

Oh, if only words themselves weren't evil.
posted by odinsdream at 12:44 PM on April 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


The real trouble will come when she goes to daycare and teaches her playmates everything she learned over the weekend.

"Okay, evewybody togeva now: We would wike some moth-a-fuckin woot beewah!"
posted by Turtles all the way down at 12:46 PM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I thought it was funny. Come on, you people never taught your nieces/nephews/young cousins to say anything....you know.....naughty?

The kid will have forgotten all of those words by this time next year, I bet. And yeah, you could tell his lines were done when she wasn't there when they focus only on his face.
posted by Salmonberry at 12:55 PM on April 14, 2007


I'm with George Carlin on this one:
There are some people that aren't into all the words. There are some people who would have you not use certain words. Yeah, there are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are seven of them that you can't say on television. What a ratio that is!! 399,993 to seven! They must really be bad. They'd have to be OUTRAGEOUS, to be separated from a group that large.
posted by chrisamiller at 1:01 PM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it's a lot better when you teach children that those words are a Godless, evil offense & should never EVER be uttered. Because then they can have a lot more fun swearing like soldiers as adults.

Poor kid has already had the joy of her coveted first swear words shot to Hell. Damn bad parenting.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:04 PM on April 14, 2007 [1 favorite]



So, I've always let my kid swear, mostly because my parents let me listen to too much Carlin as a kid. This leads to some very funny moments. Like, when he was 7, I had some friends over for a cookout. As a prank, I put some jalapeƱos on my son's burger when he wasn't looking. The look on his face was priceless enough, but when he figured it was me it was all "Goddamn it dad, what the fuck?!".

The silence from my stunned friends and their wives was awesome.

Kids are awesome.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 1:16 PM on April 14, 2007 [24 favorites]


Yes, let's let kids watch TV and take them to the movies and see their parents fight. But you know, draw the line at bad words, because hearing or speaking them is so emotionally scarring. Sheesh.
posted by luriete at 1:19 PM on April 14, 2007


Geesh ... fuckin' parents these days!
posted by ericb at 1:36 PM on April 14, 2007


I laughed. Kids cussinf is funny, so long as it aint my effing kids.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 2:05 PM on April 14, 2007


I heart Will, but I really think the Bastard Fairies did it better. (Basically, they had a point, and beyond shock value, this one didn't.)
posted by dhartung at 2:17 PM on April 14, 2007


A friend was telling me about this over dinner last night. I've got an 18-month old who's repeating everything right now, and I think it's hilarious.

Of course, it wasn't hilarious when I taught my three-year old nephew to say "in your face!" over Thanksgiving. Apparently he's still not deprogrammed.

We have friends who have a four-year old, and they don't try to censor her vocabulary. They try to teach her what's respectful when talking to others, but she'll still call the nice man behind the counter a fucker when he's out of cheese samples. Wow.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:19 PM on April 14, 2007


All i can think of when I hear the little girl is the demon from the first level of House Of The Dead 2

"You didn't heed my advice... Suffer like G did!"
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 2:23 PM on April 14, 2007


Very funny.
posted by nola at 2:31 PM on April 14, 2007


buffers poorly but well worth the wait
posted by 2shay at 2:32 PM on April 14, 2007


Forget the swear words. The worst thing a preschooler can learn to say is "Whatever." I'd welcome a thousand 'moth-a-fuggers' to unstick that one word.
posted by maryh at 2:42 PM on April 14, 2007


A little less funny. Anchorman vs. 300.

Nah, that's funnier.
posted by kisch mokusch at 6:20 PM on April 14, 2007


I thought this was somehow going to be a remake of Roman Polanski;s The Tenant... oh well.
posted by geos at 6:49 PM on April 14, 2007


I was all for swearing around my twins, and letting them swear. Then my sister reminded me that "your kids are going to ride the bus with other kids, and they're going to teach the other kids those words. Do you want your kids to be THOSE kids?"

So we've curbed the swearing, and soon we'll start working on knock-knock jokes instead.
posted by davejay at 7:40 PM on April 14, 2007


Grandma: So how's little Pearl's*acting career going?
Mom: Oh...ok. She did a little internet movie last week, kind of a comedy thing.
Grandma: Oh, send me the link! I bet she was just precious!
Mom: ......
Pearl: WHO'S ON DA MOTHAFUCKN PHONE?

*(I know her name is not Pearl, but didn't feel like looking it up).
posted by emjaybee at 8:09 PM on April 14, 2007


Messing with your kid's food at a public gathering so they're humiliated and in pain is funny.
And you're proud of it.
You're the daddy.
Act like one.
posted by Dizzy at 8:46 PM on April 14, 2007


Pogo_Fuzzybutt said: "Goddamn it dad, what the fuck?!"

That's hilarious. I had a similar experience with my three year old nephew (who's now 16, I love bugging him about it) when, while standing by a large bay window, a large 18-wheeler drove by (this was on a small residential street, so it was not a common event) and he screamed "Holy fuck! A truck!".

I completely lost composure. Everyone in the house heard it (parents, grandparents et. al) and not one of us could contain the laughter enough to say anything to him.

Needless to say, he's a great guy and despite the lack of disapproval over the language use you'd hardly realize that he was scarred for life.
posted by purephase at 8:56 PM on April 14, 2007


If words don't have any meaning then why are we typing these little messages to each other?
posted by craniac at 8:58 PM on April 14, 2007


So called "swear" words will always be something at least slightly taboo or inappropriate as long as there are spectra regulating quanta. That's not hard to grasp, is it?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:01 PM on April 14, 2007


Why the fuck is fuck even a swear word? I mean, you had your kid 'cuz of fuck!

Nigger, spic, wop, cracker -- those are real swear words! Fuck? Fuck that shit.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:45 PM on April 14, 2007


As a white man, I can unequivocally state that "cracker" is in no way a swear word or even remotely offensive. "Honky" even less so. If there is some derogatory word for a whitey that has any teeth, niggaz sure are holding out on me.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:49 PM on April 14, 2007


If there is some derogatory word for a whitey that has any teeth, niggaz sure are holding out on me.

Republican?
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 11:37 PM on April 14, 2007


Ah...that does cut. Crap.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:03 PM on April 15, 2007


If you're wondering how this video and the Funnyordie.com website came to be, see here.
posted by mullacc at 8:23 AM on April 17, 2007


More on Ferrell, FunnyOrDie and venture-financing from Sequoia.
posted by ericb at 1:25 PM on April 17, 2007


Her name is Pearl, and she's Adam McKay's daughter. (He's Will Farrell's longtime collaborator and the other guy in the video.)
posted by kirkaracha at 2:25 PM on April 18, 2007


Heh, I'm the sysadmin (yes, singular) for this site. Last friday, maybe 20 people knew of the site. Yesterday (or day before) it was the 806th most popular on the net.
posted by darkness at 2:21 AM on April 20, 2007


Not cool teaching a kid that young to talk like that.

She'd learn it sooner or later.

(I recall reading a story about a little kid who would shock his parents by saying "pussy". They had no idea where he picked it up, untill finally the realized he was saying "pearcy", the name of a character from Thomas The Tank)
posted by delmoi at 11:44 AM on April 20, 2007


He killed the man...

(requires log in ... sorry)
posted by Grangousier at 12:22 PM on April 20, 2007


If words don't have any meaning then why are we typing these little messages to each other?

Straw man. Nobody claimed words don't have meaning.
posted by odinsdream at 6:44 PM on April 20, 2007


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posted by ericb at 6:38 PM on April 24, 2007


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