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Paul Rudd's Prank: Promises 'Anchorman 2' Clip On Conan But Delivers Mysterious Alien Creature

Frank DiGiacomo
April 3, 2013

The cool thing about genuinely funny people is that they can get laughs out of doing the same thing over and over and over again. When mere mortals are intentionally repetitive, they usually get punched in the face. On Tuesday night, Paul Rudd appeared on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show with what he claimed was a clip from the highly anticipated Anchorman 2. "This is going to go crazy viral," said Conan, setting up what has been a running joke between the two men for a while now. 

Instead of a glimpse into the world of Ron Burgundy and Brian Fantana, viewers at home were treated to the runaway wheelchair scene from Mac and Me, a clip that Rudd has used before on Conan's show as a substitute for whatever movie he's actually promoting. The best part: after Rudd apologized for belaboring the running gag, he did show an Anchorman 2 clip. Or did he?

Rudd's Running Gag

In case your Anchorman 2 itch still needs to be scratched, here's the teaser trailer, which is still funny all these months later.

Anchorman 2 Teaser

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