What happens when you combine Family Guy’s goofy and offensive humor and romantic comedy? The answer is TED. Mark Wahlberg stars in TED, from the creator of Family Guy Seth MacFarlane who also provides the voice of the stuffed teddy. The story centers around a grown man, John, that still lives with his childhood teddy bear named Ted who is more than just a regular teddy bear but one that walks, talks, smokes weed, curses and even gets a job. When John meets Lor (Mila Kunis) the sparks fly and their relationship progresses but Ted is a strain on their relationship and John has to convince Ted to get a job and move out.
This movie looks absolutely ridiculous but if you’re a fan of Family Guy like me, you can’t help but recognize the mind at work here and believe that the film will be pretty hilarious. The red band trailer is full of f-bombs and the kind of jokes that at times sound like leftover material from an un-aired Family Guy episode and others that feel legitamatly funny. There’s a particular bit right at the end where Wahlberg spews rapid fire “trailer trash” names at Ted until he guesses the right one- the funny part being how long it goes on. Family Guy fans probably won’t be able to but hear how similar Ted’s voice is to the cartoon’s chubby but loveable dad, Peter, even though Ted’s voice is a bit more baritone.
TED hits theaters on July 13, 2012. The film was also directed by Seth MacFarlane and stars Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton and Joel McHale.
What do you think of the red band trailer for TED?