It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas– many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking for stories of America (just an example), never gets made because comics’ schedules don’t allow for it. Other times, their schedules do match up, but then they realize the idea they came up with after watching a random multiplex movie isn’t that funny.
Fortunately, with Rocky vs. Rambo, that didn’t happen. The respected comedic minds of Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Comedy Bang Bang), Paul Rust (I Love You Beth Cooper), Kulap Vilaysack (Who Charted?), Michael Cassady (Freakdance), and Neil Campbell (UCB Theatre LA, artistic director) watched four Rocky films in a row and decided to write a script about Rocky meeting Rambo. They saw it all the way through. And luckily, Aukerman posted a link.
Not only having the giant setpiece of both Sylvester Stallone’s personas Rocky Balboa and Rambo meet, but all the writers have included themselves in the script– as well as actors John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor. In short, it’s a rambunctious parody that, if ever made, will be what many of those Not Another [insert genre] Movie aspired to be.
It’ll be interesting to see if the blogosphere can make a movie come to life from simply passing around a script. Check out the title page below! And the full script is here.