For just over ten seconds, the new music video for The New Pornographers’ track Moves pretends to be a trailer for Expectant Dads, a non-existent comedy featuring Paul Rudd and Bill Hader as the swell-bellied pops of the title. It looks appropriately awful. Here’s the fake, funny synopsis from the “official site.”
“Nick (Paul Rudd) and D-Bomb (Bill Hader) are two carefree and crazy guys trying to make their mark in the highly competitive world of extreme coin collecting, otherwise known as “X-Coining.” They’ve been at it for years without a lot of success, and they’re both at the end of their respective ropes – D-Bomb’s wife (Melissa Joan Hart) is going to throw him out of the house if he doesn’t get a serious job by New Year’s Day, and Nick’s father Big Nick (Danny Aiello) is going to cut him out of the family’s inheritance from selling their toilet seat factory.
But the two dudes bite off way more than they can chew when they battle with two rival X-Coiners (Andy Milonakis and Robert Blake, Jr.) who trick Nick and D-Bomb into ingesting a chemical (distributed by way of a pot vaporizer called “King Vidor Vapor”) that makes them both pregnant. And if that wasn’t enough, the boys are under the impression that they were impregnated by a pair of weightlifters during a pre-match oil session!
So Nick and D-Bomb set off to Sin City to catch up with the men they believe to be the fathers of their children, coming across all kinds of ridiculous adventures along the way! Expectant Dads is anything but the expected, but you can expect all kinds of laughs and thrills during this exciting 160 minute thrill ride!”
And then, when the video proper begins, the comedian cameos keep coming. You’ll spot Donald Glover and John Oliver quite easily, but there’s more…. I guess The New Pornographers have their fans in the industry.
Here’s the video, and then the “trailer” for Expectant Dads 2. I’ve uploaded it to YouTube and embedded that too because I’m not entirely sure how I found it… it just seemed to pop up. I must have clicked on something, but I couldn’t see what. Weird.