What happens when six people who mostly know each other stop being polite and start being real, and it’s also the apocalypse? You get The Real World: This Is the End edition, a spoof of MTV’s reality show by James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. Their send-up comes just in time for Rogen’s directorial debut with Evan Goldberg on the apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, which hits theaters today.
It’s hard to imagine things ever really being polite, but it definitely gets real-ish among this group, which also includes Averey-Lee Jane and Joi Niemeyer, two new housemates from the Portland cast who are alumni of Hooters and Playboy, respectively. The guys spend their time competing for the women’s attention as drama emerges over toilet seat etiquette, peanut-butter violation and McBride’s fondness for urinating wherever he pleases. By the end of the spoof, the jokesters all wish it really was the end.