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Jacuzzi Jets Propel Funny Guys back in time again

Jacuzzi Jets Propel Funny Guys back in time again

Sarah Spohn
A&E Editor

The last time the time-traveling funny men “kicked some past” was nearly five years ago. “Hot Tub Time Machine” was released in movie theaters in March of 2010.

Come Feb. 20, history repeats itself as Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and newcomer Adam Scott hop back into time, thanks to high-powered Jacuzzi jets.

When one of their own, Lou, claims to be “The Father of the Internet,” he is assassinated. The crew of misfits must go back in time again to save Lou.

Fade the lights on John Cusack, and enter Adam Scott, stage right. The “Parks and Recreation” actor joins for extra laughs this take.

Scott, Corddry, Robinson and Duke spoke over the phone with The Lookout and other media members about the sauna sequel.

Scott spoke about his character, Adam Yates Jr., and his similarities to Adam Yates Sr. (played by Cusack in the first movie).

“I think Adam’s character in the first movie has sort of a thirst for knowledge,” Scott said. “He wants to find his dad whom he’s never actually met. I think they have a similar sort of adventurous (spirit) and somewhat similar eyebrows.”

The cast brings years of talent, silly sarcasm and comedic timing, so it wasn’t surprising the amount of laughs and inside jokes the cast responded to questions with.

Inspired by Leslie Nielsen, comedy classics like “Airplane,” and Louie Anderson’s zany antics on “Family Feud,” the cast brings laugh-out-loud one liners and physical comedy, with the help of outrageous costumes.

The foursome spoke about the “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” director and screenwriter Pink.

“Steve Pink allows us to play around, and he encourages it,” they said. “Everybody is pitching jokes to each other.”

Playing around in time-piece period costumes is anything but fun, according to Corddry.

The cast laughed, “Being in a period costume and the hot tub is miserable.”

White powder wigs and male tights make for quite the sight to see, according to Corddry.

“I feel like the wardrobe department on this movie thought they were doing the movie about my crotch area,” Corddry said. “So it is, yes, it’s featured. You’ll get your money’s worth.”

If all the cast jokes and quick witty replies are any indicator of the chemistry in store for this sequel, then audiences are in for quite the laugh.

Paramount Pictures’ “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” will be released in local theaters Feb. 20.

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