[JUDD APATOW AWAKES IN BED, TREMBLING. HE ROLLS OVER TO TAKE COMFORT IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS PARTNER.]
Judd Apatow: I had that dream again
Adam McKay: The one where you're reliving Todd Philips' career, post-Old Schooldiv>
McKay: It's okay, sweetums.
[THEY BEGIN TO SPOON.]
Apatow: Adam . what if one day I make a Starsky & Hutch
McKay: Jesus, Judd. You've made movies like Anchorman, Knocked Up, Superbad, and Talladega Nights. You are literally balls deep in street cred.
Apatow: But what about Drillbit Taylor?!? I need to make another classic now! Right now! Where's Rogen?!?
Seth Rogen: Right here, chief.
Apatow: Seth, why are you sleeping on my floor??
Rogen: I was out buying some new retro, classic rock t-shirts and got tired. Since I still had your spare key, I figured the Judd Apatow wouldn't mind if his leading man crashed at his pad.
Apatow: Whatever, let's brainstorm. I was thinking something along the lines of a stoner comedy with a thinly veiled life lesson.
Rogen: How about like "get a stranger pregnant and then learn to like her because she's hotter than you" or something??
Apatow: We did that one. You were there.
Rogen: Oh. Right. Well come on people, we need a plot here.
Apatow: Wait, a whatdiv>
Paul Rudd: A plot, my good sir, is a summary of
McKay: Paul? Where the- ugh, nevermind.
Rogen: We need our movie to tell some sort of story throughout the film. It's called a plot.
Apatow: Listen, I've been making movies for over 15 years and I've never heard of that word.
McKay: Maybe Will could help us out. I'll send him our ideas so far.
Apatow: Okay, so what do you guys suggest for this "plot" idea?
[SUDDENLY, THE WALLS START TO TREMBLE AND DISHES FALL FROM SHELVES. THE DOORBELL RINGS. THE GROUP ANSWERS THE DOOR TO FIND ANOTHER CAST MEMBER.]
Jonah Hill: I'll do a cameo, man!
Apatow: Good God, Jonah. Have you just been continuously eating since we wrapped Superbad?
Hill: Yeah, man.
[MINUTES AFTER ASKING WILL FERRELL FOR A GENEROUSLY PAID CAMEO APPEARANCE, ADAM MCKAY RECEIVES A TEXT MESSAGE THAT SIMPLY READS, "LOL NO."]
McKay: Will says he'll think about it.