Rather than acknowledge the existence of Admission, Paul Rudd and Tina Fey’s new disappointing looking movie about a college admission officer (Fey) whose life gets flipped turned upside down by a former classmate (Rudd), can we have footage of Liz Lemon and Brian Fantana acting out scenes from Sixteen Candles instead?
Rudd: We knew each other but we didn’t know each other very well. I’m trying to think, did we meet during the Soundtracks thing?
Fey: I think that might have been, yeah, we did this, would you call it a pilot? This special thing that never aired on VH1…It was a really cool thing that Amy Poehler and Amy Miles kind of ran where it was this thing called Soundtracks Live where they would take a movie like, was it Sixteen Candles?
Rudd: Yeah, we did Sixteen Candles.
Fey: Where you would like act out the movie and then a band would play the soundtrack live and people would sing the songs.
Do you want all my money, VH1? Here’s all my money, VH1 *hands over two pennies and a Q-tip* I need this now.
Rudd: We shot it we did everything it was amazing and then John Hughes said no and —
Fey: He said he didn’t like it, and it was like…OK, great.
BURN IN HELL, JOHN HUGHES.
How long are you talking about, approximately?
Fey: Uh, 15 years ago? 10 years ago?
Rudd: It might have been about…9 years ago?
Fey: What did you play in it? In the Sixteen Candles part of it?
Rudd: I did, um, I had a few different parts.
Fey: You were a swing?
Rudd: Uh, I was a swing yes. And then I sang a song at the end. With the Vapors. “Turning Japanese.” And Armisen might have been on drums.
This story should never end.
Fey: And I played one of the grandmothers.
Rudd: Yeah, you and…Will?
Fey: Arnett? Yeah, Arnett and I.
Rudd: And Jon Glaser, Jon Glaser was Molly Ringwald. No!
Fey: No, Amy Miles was Molly Ringwald. Glaser was Anthony Michael Hall.
Does this exist somewhere? Can we watch this?
Rudd: It does exist somewhere, yeah.
Fey: In Amy Poehler’s living room.
Rudd: Actually, she told me she watched it recently.
Fey: Yeah, she, maybe that’s what reminded me, she sent me a screen grab of it recently.
One important detail was left out: who played Long Duk Dong? I hope it was Steve Carell testing out his Ping.
I want more like this!
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