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Further Adventures In Press Releases

Spoofing has never been so hysterical!

From 20th Century Fox:


On June 8, The Comedies Of Judd Apatow Give Birth To One Irresistible Masterpiece

LOS ANGELES, CA. – Spoofing has never been so hysterical! Get down and dirty with a horror-filled trip to get a chest wax, baby mamma drama and one middle-aged man who really needs to get laid when the comedy mash-up The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It debuts on DVD June 8 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The wildest parody ever, it’s laugh-out-loud insanity when “MADtv” cast alumnus Bryan Callen (Bad Santa) and Noureen DeWulf (Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past) “come together” in this hilariously raunchy farce featuring favorite characters from Judd Apatow’s hit films.
Look out, Friedberg & Seltzer! Watch out, Wayans! Apparently someone else finally figured out the That's What I Call Movie! formula: 1. Write down a bunch of pop culture costume ideas (These are your "jokes") 2. Put people in these costumes and put them all in front of a camera 3. Have them fight and fall down a lot 4. Fart noises 5.  Run credits. 
But while Friedberg & Seltzer and the Wayans stick to making fun of genres like teen dance movies, action movies, and scary movies, the people (or pop culture costume idea generators) behind The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It have decided to parody comedies, specifically Judd Apatow comedies. This is a pretty risky endeavor since a parody must strive to be funnier than the thing it is parodying. Still, it looks like the cold, steel machine that came up with this movie succeeded!  "Spoofing has never been so hysterical!" it exhales through its exhaust vents. "It is laugh-out-loud insanity when male entity called Bryan Callen and female entity called Noureen DeWulf 'come together' in the sense that they arrive at the same location together, and that they arrive at the same sexual heights together," it chortles mechanically. "Clank Clank! Clank Clank!"   

Filled with gut-busting laughs and crass humor, the ridiculously funny film follows Andy (Callen), who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever — and his luck isn’t the only thing that’s hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of their nerdy pal, McAnalovin’ and his fake I.D., they may tap more than just a keg.

"Human, do you enjoy humor that is the crass variety of humor?" the machine intones, "Point your sensory receptors at this joke: McAnalovin'. Clank Clank. It is a joke because it makes reference to a sex act and it makes reference to a character from a widely seen movie."   

The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It DVD features side-splitting bonus material including “Being Jonah Hill,” an uproarious “making of” featurette, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and more. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.98 U.S. Pre-book is May 12.
DVD Special Features: 
The Making of The 41-Year-Old-Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It
The Business Of Gags
Being Jonah Hill
Bryan Callen: Internet Sex Deity
The Teaser: How They Got The Movie Made

At this point I think the machine that generated this spoof movie malfunctioned horribly and began to put scare quotes around everything while just spitting out words related to comedy. How else can you explain "'making of'" and "The Business of Gags"?

Unless this press release is a parody of a press release about a bad spoof movie (meta!), The 41-Year-Old-Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It might literally be the worst movie ever made.