Spread the word, ya friggin’ turds. Ignoring the advice of pretty much everyone we asked, Milwaukee Record decided it would be a good idea to show MacGruber at Avalon Theater this month. As the January 23 screening approaches, we wanted to spend some time talking about the film, how it’s a misunderstood masterpiece, and why people should set aside their perceptions of the low-grossing 2010 cult comedy and give it a shot.

Joining host Tyler Maas in appreciating MacGruber is artist, one half of 88Nine‘s “CineBuds” show, and Milwaukee Film employee Kristopher Pollard. The pair recently met in a conference room at Milwaukee Film’s gorgeous new offices to talk about how each of them happened upon this under-appreciated SNL film, what makes it one of the funniest (if not the funniest) comedy of this young century, and what lines and scenes stand out to them. Warning: there are some spoilers in the episode, but who cares?! Hopefully this long discussion about MacGruber will help encourage you to come out to Avalon Theater on Wednesday.

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