Owen Wilson Visits the Recording Booth for ‘Cars 4′ and Witnesses Lightning McQueen Become The Story’s Villain
In a comedy on Saturday Night Live today, Owen Wilson was back in business with Pixar, eager to reprise his hero role as Lightning McQueen in a fourth Cars feature.
Wilson arrives at the studio to be greeted by two nameless studio execs, played by Mikey Day and Punkie Johnson, at the opening of the sketch.
“There he is, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson Please bring it in!” Day’s character expresses himself. “
By the way, Loki, what’s up? Dude, you smashed it.
I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s supposed to be fantastic.”
Wilson, who portrays Agent Mobius in Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki, says he was astonished to learn Cars 4 was in the works when he first heard about it.
“Yeah, Pixar is keeping a low profile.
I haven’t even viewed the entire script. Day’s character adds, “They’re just sending over tiny pieces of language so the animators can start working.”
“So that’s what we’re going to record today.”
“Great. Okay, I’ll take a seat in the booth. Wilson asks, “Hey, ka chow, right?”
“There you have it. The studio staffer says, “Ka-chow!”
When Wilson initially starts reading lines, he notices that they are rather conventional, such as “Radiator Springs, here I come!”
However, the lines he’s programmed to record become increasingly inappropriate with time.
“Get out of here, jackass. As McQueen, he says, “I wasn’t gazing at your wife!” “Calm down, jerkoff,” says the narrator.
I didn’t come close to touching your daughter.
She was about to pounce on me!”
Wilson eventually comes to a halt in his recording to inquire about the plot of this impending family flick.
“You know, I haven’t seen the whole script yet,” Day replies, “but do you want to keep going?”
Unfortunately, the infuriating queues don’t stop there. “Man, grow up; your sister did,” McQueen advises. “
So, where do you girls go to college?” You’re in high school, right? You could’ve easily deceived me!”
After reading a paragraph in which Lighting laments a “witch hunt” that has kept him out of the Piston Cup due to “one bad date,” the actor resumes his interrogation.
“Wait a minute, people. Is he in court?” “Yeah, uh, what’s the ish, O?” he replies, to which Day responds, “Yeah, uh, what’s the ish, O?”
Wilson explains, “Well, the ish is, I think Lightning McQueen is the evil guy in this.”
“It just feels like he’s snooping on lady cars and then arguing with their fathers and husbands and whatnot, and it’s a tremendous departure for the character.”
Day’s character, once again, ignores Wilson’s worries.
This time, though, he brings in Larry the Cable Guy (played by James Austin Johnson, a new cast member) to read lines against his Cars co-star.
“Woohoo, Lightning, you’re my best friend!” exclaims Larry. “
That’s why I was so irritated when I heard you say the R-word to me.”
Wilson eventually decides to drop out of the project due to its provocative nature.
That is until he sees how much money he will make if he stays on board.
“All right, then, come on. “
This gadget isn’t going to record itself,” he declares abruptly. “Ka-chow!” exclaims the narrator.
Take a look at the video above.
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‘SNL’: Owen Wilson Gets In Recording Booth For ‘Cars 4’, Sees Lightning McQueen Become Villain Of The Story