Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd Reenacted 'Sixteen Candles' For VH1 In 2004, But It Never Aired

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03.12.13 4 Comments

Rather than acknowledge the existence of Admission, Paul Rudd and Tina Fey’s new disappointing looking movie about a college admission officer (Fey) whose life gets flipped turned upside down by a former classmate (Rudd), can we have footage of Liz Lemon and Brian Fantana acting out scenes from Sixteen Candles instead?

Rudd: We knew each other but we didn’t know each other very well. I’m trying to think, did we meet during the Soundtracks thing?

Fey: I think that might have been, yeah, we did this, would you call it a pilot? This special thing that never aired on VH1…It was a really cool thing that Amy Poehler and Amy Miles kind of ran where it was this thing called Soundtracks Live where they would take a movie like, was it Sixteen Candles?

Rudd: Yeah, we did Sixteen Candles.

Fey: Where you would like act out the movie and then a band would play the soundtrack live and people would sing the songs.

Do you want all my money, VH1? Here’s all my money, VH1 *hands over two pennies and a Q-tip* I need this now.

Rudd: We shot it we did everything it was amazing and then John Hughes said no and —

Fey: He said he didn’t like it, and it was like…OK, great.


How long are you talking about, approximately?

Fey: Uh, 15 years ago? 10 years ago?

Rudd: It might have been about…9 years ago?

Fey: What did you play in it? In the Sixteen Candles part of it?

Rudd: I did, um, I had a few different parts.

Fey: You were a swing?

Rudd: Uh, I was a swing yes. And then I sang a song at the end. With the Vapors. “Turning Japanese.” And Armisen might have been on drums.

This story should never end.

Fey: And I played one of the grandmothers.

Rudd: Yeah, you and…Will?

Fey: Arnett? Yeah, Arnett and I.

Rudd: And Jon Glaser, Jon Glaser was Molly Ringwald. No!

Fey: No, Amy Miles was Molly Ringwald. Glaser was Anthony Michael Hall.

Does this exist somewhere? Can we watch this?

Rudd: It does exist somewhere, yeah.

Fey: In Amy Poehler’s living room.

Rudd: Actually, she told me she watched it recently.

Fey: Yeah, she, maybe that’s what reminded me, she sent me a screen grab of it recently.

One important detail was left out: who played Long Duk Dong? I hope it was Steve Carell testing out his Ping.

(Via Collider) (Via Splitsider)

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