These sayings would only make sense when coming from the mouths of comedic superstars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The two funny men walked a red carpet to the center of Downtown’s Kiener Plaza yesterday in 100-degree weather to promote their new film “The Campaign,” which releases Aug. 10 in theaters.
“The Campaign,” brought to life by Jay Roach—known for directing “Meet the Parents”—is about two men from North Carolina that campaign against each other in what seems will be a wild, yet hilarious ride.
Within the short event, hosted by sports anchor Joe Buck, the actors posed with a Clydesdale and were even named honorary St. Louis Cardinals baseball members complete with personalized jerseys awarded to them by former MLB player and announcer Jack Clark. In addition to the Cardinals, representatives from St. Louis Rams football and St. Louis Blues hockey presented sports memorabilia to the pair—and of course the teams’ mascots were there to liven up the crowd.
Pineapples were given to the amused actors by some fans, which led to a chant of “Pineapples for all!” by Galifianakis and Ferrell. Galifianakis also said he wished to campaign for a day where drivers could turn left at red lights, thus also leading to a chant of “Left on red!” led by the actor himself.
What was probably the most interesting occurrence of the short program was when the Mayor of St. Louis declared the day “Will and Zach Day.”
It was indeed a great day for the thousands of fans that came out with signs and even cardboard cutouts of the actors with hopes for an autograph or a glimpse of the two campaigners.