Allow me to pass on a bit of inventive hilarity that my colleague/pal George Lang forwarded to me. Please click here to share in a bit of spoofing fun titled “Jewno.”
Considering the popularity of “Juno,” the media attention slathered on scribe Diablo Cody (sorry, forgot the obligatory “stripper-turned-screenwriter” moniker), the subsequent backlash and the subsequent backlash to the backlash, it was inevitable that people with too much time and unharnessed creativity on their hands would begin crafting spoofs.
Word on the Web is that Rob Kutner, a writer for “The Daily Show,” came up with this parody of the “Juno” trailer, which will be nearly impossible to top.
The trailer for “Jewno” incorporates every Jewish stereotype imaginable, including references to bar mitzvahs, dreidels and pushy parents. But it’s so good natured and funny that it’s hard to imagine anyone getting offended by it.
Not only does it replace Juno’s hamburger phone with an edible bagel and lox phone, it features rewritten versions of both The Moldy Peaches’ “Anyone Else But You” and Mott the Hoople’s “All the Young Dudes” from the “Juno” soundtrack.
But that’s not even the best part: J.K. Simmons, who plays Juno’s dad, gets the good sport award for making a relatively extensive appearance as Jewno’s dad, complete with exaggerated accent.