There are already rumors about plans to make a sequel to the hugely successful Kung Fu Panda, which means that Jack Black will soon have another opportunity to accidentally reveal future Angelina Jolie pregnancy details to the press, McDonald's will get more perfect Happy Meal figurines of characters that were obviously invented because they would make perfect Happy Meal figurines, and Dreamworks will get to hire dozens and dozens more writers to insert jokes wherever possible without changing anything.
Dan Harmon, who is one of the creators of Channel 101 and of the very funny Heat Vision & Jack, and who also worked (for a while, anyway) on Kung Fu Panda, explains:
(From Channel 101, via MarkLisanti)
I haven't seen Kung Fu Panda, but "the panda comes up a flight of stairs carrying a bucket of water, slips on a banana peel, says something to two geese and does an air guitar" is basically a synopsis of the entire movie, right? (Give or take a few Matrix-y frozen in air mid-karate-kick shots and several utterances of the word, "Awesome!")
So, the question remains, if you were writing Kung Fu Panda (And who knows? Maybe next year you'll be writing the sequel!) what would you put in the panda's bucket to make the scene 30% better? Here are a few suggestions:
--A series of increasingly smaller buckets (Meta!)
--Some really funny color of paint. Like neon blue paint, or something.
--Life-giving water that the panda was carrying to a village full of dehydrated children. Uh-oh!
--Poker chips (Panda's running an illegal casino, you see, and needs Kung Fu to save him from his downward spiral.)
--15 DVDs of Center Stage, Panda's favorite movie because it taught him anything is possible through dance. (This gives his character depth.)
--Several dozen severed human fingers. (What's going on with Panda? This adds intrigue.)
--Nothing. (This is symbolic of the emptiness within our hero Panda that he must fill with Kung Fu.)