Billy Eichner on 9 Great 'Billy on the Street' Moments

From Michelle Obama's shopping-cart ride to Lindsay Lohan's auto destruction, comedian gives us the scoop on nine memorable 'Billy' bits

Load Previous

'Weekend at Bernie's' or 'Django Unchained'?

We shot another game that day with Will Ferrell called "Scream for an American Girl Doll," and it was Will versus all these little girls to see who could scream the loudest. We had brought this girl [named] Annelise there to play that game – but we realized we had one too many girls, so we cut her out of it. I said, "Alright, let's make her feel better. I feel bad. Let's play a game with her." So I chose "Weekend at Bernie's or Django Unchained?", and she bizarrely answers everything correctly. I don't know if she was able to just figure it out through context, or whether she just guessed. But she was very charming.

I never want the show to be about exploiting people – you know, exploiting children, or people who are not mentally all there. There are a lot of other man-on-the-street things where you can find people doing that, and I like to think that we don't spend the majority of our time making fun of less intelligent people. But this year on the show, we have Jacob Tremblay, the little boy from Room, who is honestly one of the most intelligent guests we've ever had. He's brilliant. It's like walking around with a 45-year-old man.

Back to Top