In an MTV Movie Awards show brimming with “Twilight” moments , certainly the most anticipated was the first-ever airing of the trailer for the vampire flick’s sequel, “New Moon.” And when host Andy Samberg came back from commercial to announce that the moment we’d all been waiting for had arrived and it was time to watch the footage, the audience went crazy.
The trailer began to roll and everything seemed OK, if a bit familiar. Edward and Bella, blood, wolves, forests, sure. And then … Andy Samberg?
We got punked! This was another of the “Saturday Night Live” funnyman’s digital shorts, following his introductory movie-moment mash-up . “New Moon” it wasn’t, but it was definitely funny.
There was Samberg dressed up like a Halloween vampire, a cheap set of plastic fangs protruding from his mouth. Then there was a werewolf sporting a varsity jacket and looking like he’d stepped right out of Michael J. Fox’s “Teen Wolf.” The hokey vampire and the hairy wolfman then got into some kind of half-brawl, half-basketball game. And that was that.
The camera cut back to Samberg standing in front of the podium. “All right, confession time, guys,” he said with a sheepish grin. “I made that!
“It was a life lesson,” he continued. “Life isn’t all about celebrities and hunky vampires. Sometimes life is slightly less-hunky vampires and Teen Wolves. And that’s OK!”
It was OK, because after the next break, “New Moon” stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner walked onstage and presented the authentic, never-before-seen trailer from their upcoming film. And as we made clear in our exhaustive, scene-by-scene analysis , the trailer was well worth the slightly longer wait.
If you were as excited as we were about the first “New Moon” trailer on the MTV Movie Awards, show us! Turn on that webcam, tape your reaction and upload it to YouRHere.MTV.com. Tag your upload as “Twilight” so we can find it, then check back here as we post the highlights!
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