Cue up “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Last month, there was a live reading of the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes “masterpiece” Space Jam, featuring Seth Green, Danielle Fishel, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll and many more. Unfortunately, the whole thing isn’t available online – but Funny or Die has released a 10-minute highlight reel, which clearly proves that the comedians showed up ready to (space) jam. Sadly, there is no surprise Bill Murray appearance.
Led by Blake Griffin as Jordan, the footage from the reading is intercut with interviews in which the cast explains their memories of the movie; Kroll’s fondest memories are the nine minutes of Space Jam he watched on YouTube recently, as he’d never seen the film. Imagine going through life never seeing his Royal Airness help out Daffy Duck! Luckily, the lack of research doesn’t seem to hurt his performance.
Watch below – and get excited for DeAndre Jordan as Charles Barkley:
Funny or Die also says to stay tuned for more live readings – here’s hoping The Rugrats Movie gets its moment of glory.