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John Cleese Signs On to Do an Unlicensed 'Baywatch' Movie, Causing Us to Wonder... Just How Many People Does John Cleese Owe Money To?

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | July 8, 2014 | Comments ()


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Let’s take a moment to brainstorm some ideas for The Worst Movie Ever Made. Something to rival a thousand and one Sharknados. Here’s a good jumping-off point: a Baywatch movie.

That’s not a terrible enough idea? Well, how about an unlicensed Baywatch movie, so you can’t actually use the show’s title? And we can make a joke out of it, over and over and over. And over and over. Like, someone will be about to say “Baywatch” and we’ll blow something up or have someone eaten by a shark or something to cover it. And we’ll do that sooooo many times. How does that sound?

Okay, fine. One more idea. What if we get a bunch of the original actors from the show, but they don’t play their characters, see? They play themselves! And they, like… fight crime! Have we reached the next level of bonkers yet? Well, this is the ACTUAL movie that John Cleese has signed on to play the villain in. It’s called The B Team, and it is all of the above and more. Cleese’s character’s name, by the way, is Victor Van Vaught, just in case you weren’t sure how evil/awful he is.

The two shining silver linings of hope that this news brings? First, I’ve now been reminded on the existence of Jeremy Jackson:

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I’m pretty sure I had this exact picture on my bedroom wall, crammed between some JTTs.


And two, they can never take this away from John Cleese. Not ever. Not for a billion Baywatches.

From The Independent, Via Jezebel.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • Chrispeare

    That "Don't mention the war" scene is the funniest thing I've ever seen in a television show. "Yes, you did, you invaded Poland..." is probably the most brilliant line ever written for TV. I'm so glad Netflix put that show up.

  • sherryb23

    Boy, I miss Fawlty Towers.

  • Ian Fay

    I work for a German company, and Basil Fawlty is in my head constantly as a result.

  • Devin McMusters

    It's a shame that crap like this keeps getting made, while the script for Rat Race 2 sits on a shelf gathering dust.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You're as good as the best thing you ever did. He's going to need to cling to that.

  • emmalita

    I think he can feel pretty secure that his past glories will out shine his present shame.

    And while this movies sounds dreadful, I now want to see it.

  • stella

    I miss JTT. What ever happened to him?

  • Sean

    Cleese's last ex-wife really screwed him over. I suspect this is why he is doing such things.

  • Scottieboy

    She screwed him over because he ran off with another woman. So my sympathy levels are not high.

  • Ian Fay

    So much so I believe he called his last tour "The Alimony Tour".

  • Ofir Fishkin

    plus older actors find it very diffuclt to find work

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