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Watch: Ben Stiller's Hilarious 'Die Hard 12' Spoof from His 1992 Show

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February 14, 2013
Source: MTV

Die Hard 12

"How can the same thing happen to the same guy so many times?" As we celebrate the release of A Good Day to Die Hard today (read Jeremy and Ethan's opposing reviews), it's also the perfect occasion to look back in time to 1992, when "The Ben Stiller Show" was airing on Fox. Though it was cancelled after just one season, the creative team had time to put together a hilarious spoof of the Die Hard series that I think is more enjoyable than John Moore's latest sequel. MTV points us to the video, which stars Stiller as John McClane and has appearances from Bob Odenkirk, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and more. Watch!

Here's the sketch for Die Hard 12: Die Hungry, originally via MTV Movies Blog:

Stiller does a killer impression of Willis, and I'd honestly prefer to see an entire movie like this instead of watching A Good Day to Die Hard again. Remember, Die Hard with a Vengeance hadn't even come out yet, so the confined location, funny one-liners, and crazy action beats - stuffing a grenade into an orange?! - all felt like a natural extension of the series at the time. While a grocery store setting may seem ridiculous for an action movie, but Sylvester Stallone had an entire action sequence in a similar location in 1986's Cobra, while more recent fare like Hot Fuzz and Zombieland proved there are comedic possibilities among the aisles as well. Kudos to Stiller and his show's writing staff for this blast from the 90s past. Funny stuff?

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  • http://twitter.com/AkiraMoney Akira Money ♕
    Funny.
  • RidgeRacer4
    Moderately funny but from 2:29 on it did pull some big laughs out of me. Those shifty eyes. Ha!
  • http://profiles.google.com/snears Nick Sears
    Jumping off the roof with the groceries and all the food blowing up around him lmao
  • grimjob
    Pretty good. Love Bob Odenkirk.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Kerching!
  • http://twitter.com/MITNG2442 M.I.T.N.G
    Classic!!
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    lmfao!
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