If Aziz Ansari were running the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, some of the highlights from the show would include a fistfight between a Hollywood superstar and a reality show mover-and-shaker, and a certain A-List star whipping out his manhood in front of millions of viewers.
Come to think of it, Aziz basically is in charge, as host of this year’s awards show. So, yeah, things could get a bit insane on Sunday, when it airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. You’ll just have to tune in to see what the 27-year-old comedian delivers. As he told MTV News, his wish list is a ridiculous and amazing mix of celeb pranks, brawls and more than a few moments that are definitely not safe for the airwaves.
For one nutty example, Aziz is pulling for a throwdown between Johnny Depp and Ronnie from the “Jersey Shore” — and that’s just the sort of thing that makes the show great.
“There’s the biggest movie stars in the world and then people that are famous for saying ‘bro’ a lot,” Aziz explained. “I mean, those people are not going to be at other awards shows. Like Ronnie from ‘Jersey Shore,’ he’s not going to be at the Oscars. He’s at the MTV Movie Awards, and he’ll probably do something dumb, like, he’ll go and punch Johnny Depp in the face or something. ‘Yo bro, you were looking at me weird,’ ” he imagined Ronnie saying in the confrontation. “That’s what’s fun about this show.”
A lot of the fun last year, of course, centered around Eminem and Brüno’s S&M-tinged encounter in the seats at the Gibson Amphitheatre. This year, Aziz has got one wacky idea about how to create another water-cooler moment.
“How bout this time, Tom Hanks whips his balls out? Just onstage, whips it out there,” he suggested. “That would be pretty crazy, right? That would get on Twitter!”
No arguments there. Mr. Hanks, you listening? Twitter, you feelin’ us?
Yet, male nudity and bro-on-bro fights aside, perhaps Aziz’s favorite part about the Movie Awards is that he’s getting to host the darn thing. After all, he got his start on MTV’s “Human Giant” sketch show and has a feeling the rest of the network family could reap similar benefits in the future.
“If you’re on ’16 and Pregnant’ right now, couple years from now you could be hosting,” he laughed.
Don’t miss the live red-carpet coverage, exclusive movie clips and fist-pumping action on MTV News’ “Jersey Shore Blow-Out at the MTV Movie Awards,” airing live from Los Angeles this Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then stay tuned for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at 9 p.m. ET/PT.