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Mumford and Sons Recruit Bateman, Helms, Sudeikis, and Forte to Yank Their Own Chain, and Yank It Hard

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | August 4, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | August 4, 2013 |

Well, if you’re going to self-parody yourself, you may as well get attractive comedic actors to do the heavy lifting, as Mumford and Sons do here in hiring Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte to basically parody every earnest Mumfordian music video trope in existence (and by “attractive comedic actors,” I mean, relative to Mumford & Sons). Nice job, guys. You have neutralized the mockery. We can continue loving you with the full knowledge that you are in on the joke.

This is sublime brilliance squared. It also looks like it was a goddamn blast to make.

(Hat Tip: Vulture)

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