Rob Ford the Movie, Starring Chris Farley

I really hope this YouTube video never disappears.

When all this Rob Ford stuff became a parody of a parody, it was obvious to all comedy fans that Chris Farley would have been PERFECT to imitate Bobby F. Unfortunately, Chris is no longer with us, having become a casualty of sudden fame, and the vices that come with it, in 1997.

Luckily for us, some clever chopper and screwer of movie clips was able to put this together with scenes from “Tommy Boy”, “Black Sheep”, and others.

There are so many great things in this video:

First, the soundtrack for the hypothetical movie uses Kanye West’s Crack Music from his sophomore album. This is so clever, I’m upset I didn’t think of it.

Then there’s the sudden emotional change from party, fun time to serious, ‘I’m in deep doo doo’, which is masterfully set to the Smashing Pumpkins’ Disarm. Then the upturn of the story and closing credits are done to the late Amy Winehouse’s Rehab, of course. 

Finally, the additional casting of Brian Dennehy as Dougie Ford, Rob Lowe as Alexander Lisi (a bit of a reach), and Robert De Niro as Bill Blair.

It is clear a lot of thought went into this, and it’s incredible as a result.

Post Script: Ron Burgundy gets a couple final laughs before this whole thing becomes old and dated:

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