Ed Helms stumps for ‘Stu’s Song’ on Conan

Posted by · 10:31 am · January 21st, 2010




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  • 1 1-21-2010 at 10:44 am

    Adam Smith said...

    While it will probably never happen, I’m glad that Warner Bros. is deciding to seriously give this song a shot. Aside from its brevity, it more or less hits everything on the Academy checklist. Plus, I know people who hated The Hangover that still really dug the song if nothing else.

    So, yeah–fingers crossed.

  • 2 1-21-2010 at 10:51 am

    Rob said...

    This was pretty lame. Count me among those who disliked The Hangover and liked (but hardly “really dug) the song, but this was fairly dumb.

    Even the lazy plug-in lyrics were kind of awkward and unfunny.

  • 3 1-21-2010 at 11:04 am

    Adam Smith said...

    @Rob: I can’t speak for everyone, just other people I’ve talked to about the film. And I’ve found with surprising regularity that, for non-fans, “Stu’s Song” is the highlight.

    As for the awkwardness of the plug-in lyrics, I’m pretty sure that was the point. The whole thing smacks of a PR attempt on Warner Bros. part that Ed Helms probably thought was pretty stupid, so he went ahead and embellished a bit. The way he did the song was as if he was literally making up the lyrics off the top of his head–whether he really was or not, I can’t say, but that was the bit, at least. He’s just taking the piss out of the whole idea, that’s all.

  • 4 1-21-2010 at 11:48 am

    Rob said...

    Mmmm k. Methinks you’re giving the whole stunt a bit too much credit.

  • 5 1-21-2010 at 2:21 pm

    Fitz said...

    If the Weary Kind weren’t out this year I would be pulling for this one.

  • 6 1-21-2010 at 2:58 pm

    Jim said...

    The song won’t be nominated, but it would be hilarious if so.

  • 7 1-21-2010 at 8:17 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    @Jim: Seriously. But hey, if the let-down of Nine is particularly catastrophic, “Cinema Italiano” could maybe miss out, and what slips in? Probably Paul McCartney or U2, but who knows…

  • 8 1-21-2010 at 10:02 pm

    Glenn said...

    If “Dracula’s Lament” couldn’t make it last year when there were no musicals, I find it hard to imagine “Doug’s Song” will make it when “Nine”, “Crazy Heart” and “Princess and the Frog” are all in contention. Still, it’s fun to imagine.

  • 9 1-21-2010 at 10:02 pm

    Glenn said...

    er, “Stu’s Song”, obviously.

  • 10 1-22-2010 at 5:22 am

    Adam Smith said...

    @Glenn: That’s true, but Forgetting Sarah Marshall wasn’t the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time. Just food for thought.

  • 11 1-22-2010 at 6:05 am

    frank said...

    Dracula’s Lament was so awesome.

  • 12 1-22-2010 at 9:13 am

    Rob said...

    “Dracula’s Lament” was awesome and hilarious, but “Inside of You” and “Do Something” were BRILLIANT.