If you enjoyed watching Will Arnett as Lego Batman staring at his microwave as his Lobster Thermidor warmed up, you’re in luck. Netflix has brought the gravelly-voiced actor on board to narrate the everyday minutiae of the Netflix office.
They call it “Netflix Live,” and it’s got all the excitement of watching paint dry, but with the amusing, super-important commentary of Arnett riffing on everything he sees. It’s 49 minutes of inane, play-by-play action.
“Yeah, 3:30, that’s a good amount of time,” Arnett deadpans in the video. “That’ll get right to the core of the burrito.”
The video is an April Fools’ Day prank available to Netflix subscribers. In the past, the streaming giant has made similar April Fools gags. In 2014, they added two “Netflix Originals” of bacon sizzling on a griddle and chicken rotating on a rotisserie. And last year, they added categories all centered around their release of the “Full House” revival, including “Movies That Make John Stamos Feel Emotions.”
Arnett, who also slays as the dreary-voiced equine on Netflix’s animated “Bojack Horseman,” even takes a swipe at Jared Leto as he narrates the microwave slowly ticking to completion.
“Just think of all the things in life you can do in 30 seconds. If you listen to Jared Leto, apparently, you can get to Mars in 30 seconds,” Arnett said. “I’ll tell you what will take one second: getting out of the room if someone puts on a Jared Leto record.”
Check out the full “Netflix Live” special.
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