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'24' Vs. 'MacGruber'

If you compare Kiefer Sutherland's superspy to Will Forte's ''SNL'' action hero, it looks like Jack Bauer's got some competition

With the new season of 24 under way and the trailer out for SNL’s latest sketch-to-film venture, MacGruber, we compare the world-saving ways of Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer and Will Forte’s MacGruber. Looks like Bauer’s got some competition.

Credentials

Jack Bauer
U.S. Army Delta Force, Los Angeles Police Department, SWAT, CIA, FBI, and the Counter Terrorism Unit

MacGruber
Green Beret, Navy SEAL, and Army Ranger; 3 Congressional Medals of Honor, 16 Purple Hearts, and 7 presidential medals of bravery

Mission

Jack Bauer
Keep weapons-grade uranium out of the hands of the Russian Mob

MacGruber
Find a nuclear warhead that’s been hijacked by his sworn enemy — and avoid that ticking time bomb (for once)!

Enemy

Jack Bauer
Anyone who threatens to destroy the world…again

MacGruber
Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer)

Sidekicks

Jack Bauer
Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub)

MacGruber
Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)

Trademarks

Jack Bauer
Using torture as a means of obtaining information; macho voice

MacGruber
Using common household objects to solve problems; macho mullet