GREEN BAY – If Aaron Rodgers ever does land that guest-hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, the Green Bay Packers quarterback wouldn’t mind one of the show’s most successful alums – or perhaps two of them – make a cameo appearance.
Ferrell was at Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the Detroit Lions, sporting a bushy mustache – presumably for his upcoming reprisal of his Ron Burgundy character in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – and firing up the Lambeau Field faithful for the singing of “Roll Out the Barrel.”
Rodgers, a huge Ferrell fan, had met the actor before but missed him on Sunday night.
“I didn’t get a chance to talk to him. I’m bummed out by that,” Rodgers said during his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com Tuesday. “I did actually get to see him at the Spike TV awards earlier this summer, which was fun. I got to meet four of my favorite funny guys: Ed Helms (from) The Office, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will. That was a lot of fun.
“(I’m a) huge Will Ferrell fan; anytime Anchorman is on, I’m going to tune into that. That’s one of my favorite Will Ferrell movies.”
But Rodgers’ favorite of Farrell’s films? Land of the Lost.
“Yes, I love it. he’s great in Old School, he’s great in Anchorman obviously. I love him in Zoolander; I think he plays a great role in that movie. He’s an incredible actor … I mean he’s in Wedding Crashers as Chaz. He’s iconic for his humor,” Rodgers said. “(But) I think Land of the Lost is a genius movie, the subtlety of the humor is incredible and if you listen closely to what he says, I mean, every line is amazing. I’m a big fan of that movie and not many people have seen it or even probably like it.”
Rodgers ranked it among his five favorite films of all-time, then had a Bill Murray movie (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) among his top 10. Rodgers said he’s never met Murray.
“He’s the one guy I wanted to see at Pebble Beach when I got to play in that event. I didn’t get to see him,” Rodgers said. “I’m a huge fan.”
So would Rodgers put on the full-court press at NBC for those two to come back to SNL if he ever got to host?
“I would definitely lobby,” Rodgers said. “Real hard.”
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