“I’m ready to paaaar-tyyyyyyy!” By now you’ve probably seen the hilarious trailer for Bridesmaids and the moment in which “Maid of Dis-honor” Kristen Wiig, in an attempt to calm her nerves on an airplane, gets completely sauced in the process. As far as all-time drunk performances in a comedy go, this one ranks right up there with Dudley Moore in Arthur and Ari Graynor in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
While, unfortunately, you’ll still have to wait one more day to see said scene in the top-notch comedy in theaters, there’s another drunk moment to hold you over until then. Tonight’s episode of Parks and Recreation provides one of the funniest moments of the season — if not, the series — when Tom (Aziz Ansari) gets the gang hammered on his new alcoholic concoction “Snake Juice.” While Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones both peg ridiculous drunk lady behavior to a T in the episode, nothing will get you giddier than watching Nick Offerman’s performance as a sloshed Ron Swanson.
Of course, this is hardly the first time actors have pretended to be boozy and paid the price dearly in the morning (as Wiig and the Parks and Rec most certainly gang do). There have been an array in movie and television history, from the deadly serious (Nicolas Cage in his heart-breaking Oscar-winning performance as an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas, Jon Hamm’s turn as Don Draper on a depressing bender in Mad Men, Mickey Rourke as Henry Chinaski in the haunting Barfly) to the amusing (Will Ferrell turning into Frank the Tank in Old School, Lucille Ball feeling it in the “Vitameatavegamin” episode of I Love Lucy, Leslie Mann regretting those daiquiris in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.)
But, I’m curious PopWatchers, which star do you think has played boozy the absolute best?