Ahead of the premiere of Peacock’s upcoming comedy series MacGruber, fans can bid on the first-ever screening of the series.
Actor Will Forte and co-star Ryan Phillippe announced the plans on Instagram. The winning bidder will be able to take five friends to a screening of the first three episodes of MacGruber, which will be also be attended by Forte and Phillippe (winners must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test).
Alongside the ultimate prize of a screening, Forte also promised some prizes of his own, although some seem a bit more joking than others.
“By the way, if the auction item goes for $15,000 (unlikely), you will get to keep a page from the KFBR392 notebook of my choosing,” Forte’s Instagram caption reads. “If it goes for $30,000 (extremely unlikely), you can choose whichever page you like. If it goes for $100,000 (no chance), I will take you to frozen yogurt twice a year for the rest of my life (Forte’s are known to live into their 90s).”
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice in California. Currently, the highest bid on the experience is set at $100,000, beating Forte’s huge expectations and setting the stage for a huge donation to charity.
Based on the popular Saturday Night Live sketch starring Forte, MacGruber tells the story of special operations agent MacGruber MacGyver, who is usually tasked with finding ways out of seemingly impossible scenarios. The 2010 MacGruber film was adapted from a Saturday Night Live parody sketch and was written by Forte, Solomon, and Taccone (who also directed the parody). Along with Forte, the movie also starred Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, and Maya Rudolph.