Will Ferrell: More Cowbell Please

It seems that, for the most part, Eastern students are getting tired of Will Ferrell. You don’t need to look too closely to see that Will’s latest few movies, which include Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro, all have him as the same static character.

I thought I would ask different students on campus what they thought of Will Ferrell, and many of them responded the same way.

“I think you could take most of his roles and switch them around, and you wouldn’t notice the difference,” sophomore Dave Palazzo said when questioned as to just how diverse he thought Will Ferrell’s acting career has been.

“I don’t even watch Will Ferrell movies anymore because they’re all the same,” junior Chris Jones agreed.

However, students still enjoy a good Ferrell flick every now and then. “Some students enjoy his comedy. It’s hard to deny that it is funny,” senior Heather Geib said.

While many people seem to be getting tired of the same basic character Ferrell plays, we cannot deny that he did change things up with Stranger than Fiction but since then has gone back to movies like Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro.

Many people still enjoy his simple sense of humor, which can be thought of as “slap-stick.”

Despite all this, Will is still winning awards. He won MTV movie awards with Blades of Glory, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Elf and Old School. Will’s more prestigious awards, such as his Emmy, actually come from his early career when he was on Saturday Night Live.

Most of the students I interviewed told me they enjoyed Will’s comedy the most back when he was on SNL.

So is Will Ferrell acting, or is he just being obnoxious? Everyone knows that in 90 percent of Will Ferrell movies there is inevitably a scene with him running around either on fire or drunk and half naked. The answer might be both.

I think most students would be in agreement when I say: Will Ferrell, we are going to need more cowbell please.

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