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7.4 Buddy the Elf and the Throne of Lies
December 25, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: My favorite characters/moments from Christmas movies | Tags: , , ,

I think Will Ferrell’s portrayal of Buddy in the movie Elf is destined to be one of the classic characters of Christmases to come–for our kids, and our kids’ kids.  He’s just that hilarious.

He plays the role of an adopted elf (a normal sized adult who was raised among the elves in the North Pole) who has come to Manhattan to find his birth father.  The wide-eyed innocence with which Ferrell interprets the character is hilarious–actually believing a diner serves “the world’s best coffee”; his fascination with the revolving doors on buildings (insisting on pushing them around and around until he’s dizzy); and thinking that a department store Santa might actually be real.

In the following scene, Buddy (Ferrell) recognizes that he’s made a mistake, and that Santa (at least in this particular case) isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.  It’s laugh out loud funny.  Merry Christmas!

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