Between announcing new movies and preparing for his responsibilities as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards , Aziz Ansari has little free time on his hands. But just as there’s always room for Jell-O, there’s always time for squirrels on water skis.
In a new commercial promoting the awards show, Ansari seeks out the assistance of his friend and fellow comedian Sarah Silverman to help write some material to support the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV. “We will, we will,” a distracted Silverman tells Ansari, before inviting him over to her laptop. “But look at this.”
On Silverman’s computer is the one thing in the world — well, one of few things — that could possibly derail Ansari’s work ethic: an adorable video of a water-skiing squirrel. The hilarious YouTube video causes a nonstop three-day distraction for both Ansari and Silverman that doesn’t end until Zac Efron shows up at their doorstep ready for work.
“I’m supposed to shoot a promo for the MTV Movie Awards, but I didn’t get a script,” he tells Ansari and Silverman. “Do you guys know what we’re doing?”
Luckily for the “17 Again” star, Ansari and Silverman have put their three days of squirrel watching to good use by coming up with “a great idea” for a promotional spot — an idea that unsurprisingly involves water-skiing, Zac Efron’s head photoshopped on a squirrel and plenty of laughs.
While we can’t promise an overabundance of squirrel comedy when the 2010 MTV Movie Awards kick off live at 9 p.m. ET on June 6, we can promise you plenty more hilarity from Ansari and other special guests. Trust us: Nothing should stand between you and the awards show — not even an adorable water-skiing squirrel.
Don’t miss the MTV Movie Awards, airing Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV!