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Monday, July 24, 2006

Hey Luke Wilson

so apparently universal stole the idea for their
new lame film you, me and dupree
from a steely dan song called "cousin dupree"

and now steely dan has totally
called them out
via a letter to owen wilson's brother, luke
they've posted on the their website.

doods i have not/will not see the film
(everyone who knows me knows at least this
i am a film snob.)
but i would bet a million dollars that

this letter

is funnier than the whole stink-bombed film.

some excerpts:
"It's your little brother Owen C. that's the problem. We realize what a drag it is for you to have people coming to you about his lameness all the time and we're really sorry to be doing the same thing... But it so happens that your brother has gotten himself mixed up with some pretty bad Hollywood shlockmeisters and that he may be doing, like, permanent damage to his good creds and whatever reputation for coolness he may still have - let's face it, 'Bottle Rocket' was a ways back already."

"Nevertheless, they, like took our character , this real dog sleeping on the couch and all and put him in the middle of some hokey 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' ripoff story and then, when it came time to change the character's name or whatever so people wouldn't know what a rip off the whole thing was, THEY DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO THINK UP A NEW FUCKING NAME FOR THE GUY"

so they ask him to get his bro to go down to a show and apologize
"He just tells the audience an the band and the crew that he made a bad mistake and that he's sorry - is that so fucking hard? What the hell, you're his big brother. If you lean on him a little bit, I'm sure he'll do the right thing. You don't owe him anything, after the way he and Gwynnie Paltrow double-timed you in 'The Royal Tenenbaums'. [sic]

P.S. Tell Owen to bring his bongos if he wants to sit in--
P.P.S. We're now seeing that according to Wikipedia, Owen is older than you are. But you seem a lot more mature somehow... don't you?"


(h/t: daibh)