Buggin’ On Shorts: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and 50,000 Zombies!

Ok, maybe there's not 50,000 zombies. There's more like four, but that didn't stop Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from teaming up for this spin off of Frost's BBC show 50,000 Volts. The regular show features Frost interviewing a number of actual guests on how to avoid getting bitten by a komodo dragon, how to survive parachute failure, or any number of fatal incidents. However for this DVD extra, Frost called in his Spaced co-star to tackle the zombie issue a year before they paired up in Edgar Wright's film Shaun of the Dead. While Frost plays himself, the erstwhile interviewer, Pegg appears as Dr. Russel Fell, zombie hunter from the Cantonberry Institute for Zombie Dynamics. After introducing Nick to zombie basics, Dr. Fell runs down the basics of zombie survival.

Number One:
Number Two:
Number Three:

All fine advice for sure. Once they've gone over the basics, it's time for Nick and the Doctor to put what they've learned into practice with a group of real zombies and real weapons.

Then after a quick review of everything we've learned. (Plus the bonus fact that Walls Stop Zombies)....
....the two walk off hand in hand never to be seen again except in several movies and any other time anyone can find an excuse to get the two of them together.

Talking about 50,000 Zombies doesn't really do it justice. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Frost and Pegg once again prove why their names will someday be spoken along side of great British comics like the Pythons and the Goons. You don't have to take my word for it. While 50,000 Zombies hasn't ever been released officially stateside, it can be found all over YouTube. For your viewing pleasure I decided I would include it here for you folks to check out.

1 comment:

  1. jervaise brooke hamsterJanuary 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are both worthless piles of garbage simply because they are British.


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