Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was pitched to movie studio executives with six words: WILL FERRELL AS A NASCAR DRIVER.

Will Ferrell is such a bankable star that it seems all you need to do to get a movie made is go to a meeting and say the words: Will Ferrell as a…and then add any noun in the English Language.

For instance:


Will Ferrell as a Mexican Day Laborer


Will Ferrell as a lamp shade


Will Ferrell as a disgruntled deli clerk


Will Ferrell as a fire hydrant


Will Ferrell as a schizophrenic taxi driver


Will Ferrell as a streaker (so basically, every other Will Ferrell movie ever made)