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:

I don’t pop molly.

I smoke Rob Ford.

I mean, c’mon Rob!

Although it’s the unpopular opinion, I still have a tinge of empathy for Rob. I know, I get it: you can’t smoke crack while being the mayor of fourth largest city of North America. Also, I get that you can’t be a jerk and talk down to people. Also, I get that you can’t use homophobic and racial slurs while you represent one of the most diverse cities in the world. Also, I get – wait, why do I like him? Maybe it was all in a drunken stupor?

Anyway, he has conceded his re-election campaign. I know, sadsies right?

At least now he’ll be able to avoid the cameras, and get back to his original passion.