At long last, we have the first trailer for Ted, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s directawrial debut, starring Wahlburger’s co-founder Mark Wahlberg as a guy whose Teddy Bear came to life as a result of a childhood wish and hasn’t left his side since. In a strange twist, Seth MacFarlane was originally supposed to be on the 9/11 flight that Mark Wahlberg would’ve stopped.
Anyway, I’m a little torn on this movie. The bear sounds exactly like Peter Griffin, which is weak, but at the same time I’m powerless to resist bad Boston accents (it’s basically The Town if Jeremy Renner had been a teddy bear). It also looks like it follows the Family Guy formula of being equal parts jokes that make me laugh and bits that are so over-the-top campy and weird that they make me cringe. DAMN YOU, SETH MACFARLANE! JUST TELL ME WHETHER I SHOULD LIKE YOU ALREADY!
DO NAWT RUIN THIS DATE FA ME, BEAH! I’M TAKIN MILER TA WAHLBURGAHS FA A ROMANNIC DINNAH.
[It’s the red-band trailer, so watch with caution if your boss has never heard swear words before.]