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Ted Trailer Waddles In
Mark Wahlberg has a cuddly buddy...

01 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Funny Or Die

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What exactly did you expect from Seth MacFarlane, the man who brought the world Family Guy and its assorted spin-offs, when he decides to make a movie? If you answered “far too many cut-away jokes,” move along, smart mouth. But if you instead conjured images of sweary small characters and Mark Wahlberg being beaten up by a teddy, we have a winner! The first trailer for Ted can be seen below.

Ted finds Wahlberg as John Bennett, a man who, as a child, wished that his favourite cuddle buddy would come to life. So he did! And they were best friends forever and ever and ever. There’s just one slight catch: John is now fully grown and Ted is still hanging around. Which is both good (when John gets scared of thunder, the big cry-baby, he has someone to seek refuge with) and bad (he’s just moved in with his girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis, and the living situation is awkward).

The bear, animated from MacFarlane’s motion-capture performance, and using his trademark tonsil talents, is everything you'd expect when the man who created Peter Griffin and co is allowed to let rip with R-rated humour. There's foul language, sex jokes, inappropriate behaviour and drug use. Fortunately, it also appears that he was on fine form when he wrote the script, and Wahlberg is a more than willing participant. We’re already imagining that this is the fantasy home life of the actor’s swear-laden cop from The Departed.

We’ll have to wait until August 3 to see how the whole thing works, but this has hints that Ted could be a comedy treat.


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Posted by Happy Shrapnel at 15:50 on 02 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ted Trailer Waddles In
Looks very funny to me - love the idea that the consequence of wishing for your childhood teddy bear to come alive is that he'll still be alive 20 years later!ever really watched much Seth McFarlane stuff but this seems right up my street. Hope it delivers on the promise of the trailer! More

Posted by Super Hans at 11:14 on 07 April 2012 | Report This Post

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It looks suitably mental and very funny. It could go either way - highly forgettable or future comedy classic. More

Posted by S. C. Lee at 14:33 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

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Sodding external error...my bad. MULTIPLE POSTS More

Posted by st3veebee at 14:09 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

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Seems I'm in the minority here. That, just like all MacFarlane stuff, looks painfully unfunny. I like Wahlberg but the Brian-as-a-teddy-bear concept got old very quickly. "Well children swearing has been done to death...what else is cute and unexpected?" "Animals" "Yeah..but even cuter" "Toy animals.." "Teddy Bears?" "Perfect!" "Ill get started on a script" "Dont need one, we'll just recycle Family Guy material! "Fantastic! How about the cast" "We can recycle family guy! More

Posted by st3veebee at 14:08 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Seems I'm in the minority here. That, just like all MacFarlane stuff, looks painfully unfunny. I like Wahlberg but the Brian-as-a-teddy-bear concept got old very quickly. "Well children swearing has been done to death...what else is cute and unexpected?" "Animals" "Yeah..but even cuter" "Toy animals.." "Teddy Bears?" "Perfect!" "Ill get started on a script" "Dont need one, we'll just recycle Family Guy material! "Fantastic! How about the cast" "We can recycle family guy! More

Posted by st3veebee at 14:08 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Seems I'm in the minority here. That, just like all MacFarlane stuff, looks painfully unfunny. I like Wahlberg but the Brian-as-a-teddy-bear concept got old very quickly. "Well children swearing has been done to death...what else is cute and unexpected?" "Animals" "Yeah..but even cuter" "Toy animals.." "Teddy Bears?" "Perfect!" "Ill get started on a script" "Dont need one, we'll just recycle Family Guy material! "Fantastic! How about the cast" "We can recycle family guy! More

Posted by st3veebee at 14:08 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Kayotik "From The Creator Of Family Guy." Oh ok so it'll be a bunch of juvinile humour, lacklustre jokes that go on way too long, a lot of reliance on profanity being funny and Seth MacFarlane doing the same voice he does all the time? Yup. sm=happy34.gif] Actaully,this reminds me of the time when........ More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 10:32 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Kayotik "From The Creator Of Family Guy." Oh ok so it'll be a bunch of juvinile humour, lacklustre jokes that go on way too long, a lot of reliance on profanity being funny and Seth MacFarlane doing the same voice he does all the time? Yup. o, it'll be funny as hell. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:22 on 06 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
"From The Creator Of Family Guy." Oh ok so it'll be a bunch of juvinile humour, lacklustre jokes that go on way too long, a lot of reliance on profanity being funny and Seth MacFarlane doing the same voice he does all the time? Yup. More

Posted by Kayotik at 13:00 on 03 April 2012 | Report This Post

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I am not really impressed yet. I will read more about it More

Posted by Roberto88 at 12:04 on 03 April 2012 | Report This Post

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Really enjoyed this think Marky Mark has become quite adept at Comedy although will say not much of a stretch for Seth with the voicing of "Ted" (ummmmm FUCK IT! I'll just do Griffin.) More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:02 on 02 April 2012 | Report This Post


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