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On March 23rd, 2014, a live read for the 1996 masterpiece film Space Jam was... more »
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Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
With
Jensen Karp
Sean O'Connor
Shelby Fero
Melissa Stetten
Brandon Johnson
Noah Garfinkel
Jerrod Carmichael
Ralph Garman
Ben Schwartz
Nick Kroll
Danielle Fishel
Paul Scheer
Seth Green
DeAndre Jordan
Blake Griffin
Producers -
Ally Hord
Jensen Karp
Sean O'Connor
Editor -
Matt Sweeney
Cameras -
Matt Sweeney
Nate Cornett
Ray Lee
Sound -
Danny Carpenter for BoTown Sound
Poster Design -
Nate Maggio
Special Thanks -
Mike Still

PLAYING FOGHORN LEGHORN,
SYLVESTER, MARVIN THE MARTIAN,
PORKY PIG, YOSEMITE SAM, OWNER
AND COACH, HE DOES SO MANY
GOOD VOICES. YOU KNOW HIM FROM
KEVIN AND BEAN. GIVE IT UP FOR
RALPH GARMAN.
(APPLAUSE)
MY MEMORIES OF SPACE JAM IS
THAT MICHAEL JORDAN COULDN'T ACT.
THIS WAS PRETTY MUCH THE DEATH OF
THE LOONEY TUNES AS FAR AS I WAS
CONCERNED, AND NOT NEARLY ENOUGH
MARVIN THE MARTIAN.
PLAYING MUGGSY BOGUES, MR. JORDAN,
UMPIRE, AND MARCUS,
THE VERY FUNNY GERARD CARMICHAEL.
(APPLAUSE)
YEAH...
PLAYING, THE CHARACTER OF ZILCH,
THE INCOMPARABLE BEN SCHWARTZ.
(APPLAUSE)
WHAT I REMEMBER IS THE RAP
MUSIC. I REMEMBER THE MONSTARS.
I REMEMBER BUGS BUNNY. I REMEMBER
MICHAEL TRYING AT--
THE FIRST LIKE THIRD OF THE MOVIE IS
BASEBALL WHICH I DON'T
CARE ABOUT. I DON'T KNOW IF
THAT'S WHAT THE SCRIPT IS GOING
TO HAVE TODAY. AND I REMEMBER
IT BEING QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST
MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
PLAYING LOLA BUNNY, JAUNITA,
NICK VAN EXEL,
(LAUGHTER)
WOMAN, DANIEL FISHEL.
(APPLAUSE)
I NEVER REALLY HEARD OF SOMETHING
LIKE THIS. I THINK
IT'S REALLY EXCITING, ESPECIALLY
FOR AN ANIMATED
MOVIE TO DO A LIVE TABLE READ
OF IT. I'M REALLY EXCITED TO
SEE THE CROWD RESPONSE. I'M
EXCITED TO SEE WHAT EVERYBODY
BRINGS TO IT. SO,
IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT.
PLAYING DAFFY DUCK, AND
BILL MURRAY, NICK KROLL.
(APPLAUSE)
WHAT I REMEMBER ABOUT SPACE JAM
IS THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN IT.
I'VE NEVER SEEN THE MOVIE
SPACE JAM. AND SO, I LOOKED
ON YOUTUBE TO SEE WHAT DAFFY
DUCK WAS LIKE. SO I'VE SEEN
OR 8 MINUTES OF
SPACE JAM ON YOUTUBE.
PLAYING THE ROLL ORIGINATED BY
WAYNE KNIGHT'S DAD, PAUL SHEER.
(APPLAUSE)
PLAYING BUGS BUNNY SETH GREEN.
(APPLAUSE)
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS
WHERE I WAS JUST LIKE, HOW IN THE--
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING TO
HAPPEN HERE, BUT SINCE
I WAS ASKED TO BE APART OF IT,
I'M GOING TO BE APART OF IT (LAUGHS).
PLAYING THE ROLL OF CHARLES
BARKLEY, AND SWACKHAMMER,
(LAUGHTER)
THE LOS ANGELES
CLIPPERS, DEANDRE JORDAN.
(APPLAUSE)
I REMEMBER THE MONSTARS THE MOST.
AND I REMEMBER WHEN
MICHAEL JORDAN JUMPED FROM
HALF COURT.
(INAUDIBLE) AND WHEN DAFFY DUCK,
SAID, "OH SHIT."
NOT A LOT OF KIDS SAW THAT THOUGH.
MY MICHAEL JORDAN, YOUR MICHAEL
JORDAN, BLAKE GRIFFIN.
(APPLAUSE)
I ACTUALLY HAD A BIRTHDAY PARTY
THEMED AROUND SPACE JAM
AS A CHILD. I HAD A SPACE JAM CAKE.
SO IT WAS A BIG DEAL.
(NARRATOR): HERE WE GO.
WE FADE IN ON THE JORDAN HOME.
(LAUGHTER)
IT'S 1973, AND IT'S NIGHT.
THE DRIVEWAY OF A MODEST
YET TIDY HOME, A 10 YEAR OLD BOY
MICHAEL JORDAN IS SHOOTING A
BASKETBALL AT A MAKESHIFT GOAL
WITH SUPREME DETERMINATION.
THE SCENE IS LIT ONLY BY MOONLIGHT.
(MUSIC PLAYS, "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY",
BY R. KELLY)
MICHAEL?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE?
IT'S AFTER MIDNIGHT.
I COULDN'T SLEEP, POPS.
WELL NEITHER CAN WE, WITH ALL
THIS NOISE YOU'RE MAKING.
NOW COME ON INSIDE.
JUST ONE MORE SHOT POP.
(NARRATOR): MICHAEL SHOOTS AND MISSES.
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATOR): ZILCH TYPES IN THE WORD
L-O-O-N-E-Y INTO A TV REMOTE.
(NARRATOR): A CLASSIC LOONEY TUNES CARTOON
FILLS THE SCREEN.
YEAH, NOW YOU'RE TALKING. GET THE
LOONEY TUNES.
(LAUGHTER)
NOT DONE.
(LAUGHTER)
BRING THEM HERE.
THEY'RE FROM EARTH SIR.
WHAT IF THEY DON'T WANT TO COME?
MAKE'EM.
(NARRATOR): A CORPORATE SPACESHIP, WITH MOUROMOUNT LOGO
BLASTS OFF TOWARDS EARTH. ZEROING
IN ON NORTH AMERICA,
GOING FASTER AND FASTER. HEADING
RIGHT TOWARDS US.
I MEAN, THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST
STRIKEOUTS I'VE SEEN.
I JUST LOOK AWFUL WHEN I STRIKEOUT.
GUYS, I APPRECIATE IT, BUT
I WHIFFED OK?
MR. JORDAN.
(NARRATOR): MICHAEL LOOKS UP--
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATOR): MICHAEL LOOKS UP,
SEE'S A FACE HANGING UPSIDE
DOWN OVER THE DUGOUT ROOF THAT
BELONGS TO STAN PODOLAK.
, A SWEATY,
DISHEVELED LOOKING HACK.
HELL OF A NICE CATCH.
(NARRATOR): HE DOES A BACK FLIP
DOWN INTO THE DUGOUT,
AND PUMPS MICHAEL'S HAND.
STAN PODOLAK MR. JORDAN, I'M
THE BARON'S NEW PUBLICIST.
I'M HERE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE
EASIER. I'LL DRIVE YOU ANYWHERE
YOU WANT. I'LL PICK UP YOUR LAUNDRY,
BABYSIT YOUR KIDS.
YOU NAME IT. NO ONE
IS GOING TO BOTHER YOU.
YOU'RE BOTHERING ME.
(LAUGHTER)
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT MIKE.
IF IRRITATE YOU, YOU JUST TELL ME. IF YOU GOT A PROBLEM, I
WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.
-I GOT A PROBLEM.
-YOU DO?
YOU'RE BLOCKING MY VIEW.
OH, SORRY.
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATOR): HE MOVES, AND SOME
FANS ARE LEANING OVER THE DUGOUT
ROOF TRYING TO TAKE MICHAEL'S PICTURE.
HEY, GET OUT OF HERE. BEAT IT.
GIVE THE MAN SOME SPACE.
DON'T YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANY RESPECT?
I HATE THAT. PEOPLE WHO THINK
GETTING CLOSE TO A FAMOUS PERSON
IS GOING TO MAKE THEM FAMOUS.
IT'S SO UNCOOL.
ONE SMALL STEP FROM MOI.
ONE GIANT STEP FOR MORON MOUNTAIN.
(LAUGHTER)
AND ONE BIG HEADACHE FOR ELMER FUDD.
(LAUGHTER)
WE'RE LOOKING FOR BUGS BUNNY.
HAVE YOU SEEN'EM?
BUGS BUNNY HUH. DOES HE HAVE A
CUTE LITTLE FURRY TAIL LIKE THIS?
YEAH...
AND DOES HE GOT LONG EARS LIKE THIS?
YEAH, HE'S GOT LONG EARS.
YEAH, DOES HE HOP AROUND LIKE THIS?
YEAH...
DOES HE SAY,
"WHAT'S UP DOC?" LIKE THIS?
(LAUGHTER)
WHAT'S UP DOC?
YEAH...
NAW, I AIN'T SEEN HIM.
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATOR): THE ALIEN SPACESHIP IS
PARKED OUT FRONT. INSIDE
BUGS AND ELMER FUDD HEAVILY
SHACKLED ARE BEING HELD AT
GUN POINT BY THE ALIENS ON
THE AUDITORIUM STAGE. THE REST
OF THE LOONEY TUNE CHARACTERS
WATCH FROM THE
AUDIENCE. DAFFY IS ANGRY.
SO WHAT'S THE BIG EMERGENCY?
(LAUGHTER)
(SETH): I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE MORE SERIOUS.
THESE FIVE LITTLE GUYS WANT TO KIDNAP
US AND FORCE US TO WORK
IN THEIR THEME PARK IN OUTER SPACE.
(NARRATOR): THE WORSE CHARACTERS
ALL BURST OUT LAUGHING.
GUN SHOTS RING OUT. YOSEMITE SAM STANDS ON A CHAIR.
YOU AND WHAT ARMY?
(NARRATOR): ZILCH TAKES OUT HIS
PHASER AND DISINTEGRATES
YOSEMITE'S GUN. THEN HE ZAPS
YOSEMITE SHRINKING HIM DOWN
TO 6 INCHES.
WHAT IN TARNATIONS?
(LAUGHTER)
WELL THE WAY I SEE IT...
WELL HOW ABOUT WE TELL THEM TO
(STUTTERS) DE-DEBATE...
(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)
(STILL STUTTERING)
DE...UH, UH, DEBATE.
(LAUGHTER)
SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH!
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU?
I SAY WE GET A LADDER, WAIT
TILL THE OLD LADY'S OUT OF THE ROOM,
AND THEN WE GRAB THAT
LITTLE BIRD.
(NARRATION): ALL THE FANS AND PLAYERS
STARE AT CHARLES AS
THE COACH COMES ON TO THE FLOOR,
AND LEADS HIM TOWARDS THE BENCH.
YOU NEED A REST. I'VE BEEN
PLAYING YOU TOO MANY MINUTES.
I KNOW POP...
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATION): AS BARKLEY REACHES
THE SIDELINE, AND SOME PLAYER
TRIES TO HIGH FIVE HIM. BARKLEY
HIGH FIVES HIM BACK, BUT MISSES
AND HITS HIM IN THE FACE.
(LAUGHTER)
AH MAN, I'M SORRY.
(LAUGHTER)
YOU OKAY? MY HAND SLIPPED.
(LAUGHTER)
NARRATION: THE ALIEN BLOCKS OUT
THE VIEW SINKING AN AMAZING SHOT.
DAFFY IS PROPELLED A FEW ROWS
UP INTO THE STANDS. HE COMES
SHOOTING UP RIGHT THROUGH A
POPCORN VENDOR'S TRAY.
DAFFY SPITS OUT
POPCORN WHEN HE SPEAKS.
BUT MOMMY, I DON'T WANT TO
GO TO SCHOOL TODAY.
(LAUGHTER)
I WANT TO STAY HOME, AND BAKE
COOKIES WITH YOU.
(NARRATION): BUGS GETS
ELBOWED IN THE HEAD.
OWW...
(NARRATION): BUGS GETS
ELBOWED IN THE GUT.
OOH...
(NARRATION): BUGS GETS AN ELBOW TO THE HEAD.
UHH...
(NARRATION): MICHAEL SCORES
AGAIN. TIME OUT. LOLA COMES OVER
TO HELP BUGS. ALTHOUGH NOBODY'S ELBOWING
BUGS NO MORE. HE
CONTINUES TO REACT AS IF THEY WERE.
-UHH...OOHH...
-WHERE DOES IT HURT BUGS?
EVERYWHERE.
(LAUGHTER)
LOOK, YOU GOT ANYMORE OF THAT
SPECIAL STUFF. I THINK IT'S
WEARING OFF.
IT DIDN'T WEAR OFF. IT WAS JUST WATER. YOU HAD THE SPECIAL
STUFF INSIDE OF YOU ALL ALONG.
(LAUGHTER)
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YOU GOT
ANYMORE, OR FUCK...
(LAUGHTER)
(NARRATOR): UH, MICHAEL STARTS TO
HAND HIS BOTTLE TO DAFFY,
WASTES IT, AND PASSES IT TO THE OTHER. MARVIN THE MARTIAN RUNS
UP TO MICHAEL JORDAN.
I HATE TO BE THE BEARER OF BAD
NEWS YOUR HIGHNESS, BUT IF YOU DON'T
PLAY ANY FIFTH PLAYER, YOU'RE
GOING TO FORFEIT THE GAME.
(APPLAUSE)
(NARRATION): WE'RE OUT SIDE OF A
SCHOOL YARD. DAYTIME.
A BUNCH OF TEENAGERS PLAYING
BASKETBALL LOOK UP IN AWE AT THE
SIGHT OF CHARLES BARKLEY APPROACHING.
CAN I PLAY WITH YA'LL?
(LAUGHTER)

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