Is there anything more satisfying than Emma Watson trying to say, “Can I have an order of mozzarella sticks, please?” in an American accent? As we’ve just learned thanks to the latest video in MTV’s After Hours series, the answer is a resounding “no.” There are no knife attacks, British comedians trying to find excuses to kiss MTV’s Josh Horowitz or awkward cuddle sessions, but still this might be our favorite After Hours installment yet.
Welcome to “American Talk with Josh Horowitz,” the only talk show devoted to teaching “strange foreigners” how to speak “the right way, the American way,” also known as “the freedom language.” Josh sat down with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton to try to teach them to say such American things as “the Olive Garden,” “Charlie Sheen” and “boo-yah.” Let the hilarity ensue.
Tom Felton definitely gave the best overall American accent with his “Aww man, Justin Bieber! He is the man!” (hand gestures included), and Rupert Grint won us over with his pronunciation of “mozzereller.” We were a bit surprised, though, that Emma Watson had the most difficulty with her American accent considering she’s spent more than a year in the country at Brown University.
Things came to a head when the stars were asked to say, “’Twilight’ blows.” Rupert and Tom were pretty enthusiastic when they read the cue card, but Dan felt the need to preface it with “My apologies in advance, Rob, I am just reading what’s on the card. I’m just following my orders.” Emma refused to say it at all, and turned to the camera saying, “Oh, this is controversial! This is a trick! You were trying to trick me!” Well, maybe, but it sure was worth it in the end.
Do you think “American Talk With Josh Horowitz” should be a regular segment on MTV After Hours?