-Mike “McBeardo” McPadden
Holiday specials date back to the earliest days of network television, when Jackie Gleason donned Santa garb on The Honeymooners and Desi Arnaz pumped up traditional carols with Cuban conga beats on I Love Lucy. Each decade since then has generated examples of “very special” episodes and one-off variety hours that, in hindsight, perfectly, and often hilariously, embody their era. Read more…
We always figured that the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides must have been a pretty weird place to be, what with Johnny Depp, Keith Richards and Geoffrey Rush running around with swords and rum on an island stocked with tons of explosives. But we had no idea how strange the tides had gotten until we learned Johnny forced costar Penelope Cruz to come to the set dressed as a piece of poo after she lost a bet. What kind of bet would result in having to dress up as a piece of poo? Something tells us that we don’t want to know.
“Johnny and I are both fans of South Park and the character Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo,” the brown-eyed beauty explained to the Daily Mail. “It’s absurd but very funny. Johnny made this outfit for me and we had a bet which I lost. And I had to wear the Poo outfit on the set. He was on the floor laughing and crying and he took a thousand pictures of me which I hope never come to light. But, of course, now that I’ve said it, I’m sure they will appear somewhere.” We’re sure they will, under the caption “Hot S—“. This definitely has to break some SAG rules.
Check out more poo-costumed celebs in the gallery below! Oh wait, we don’t have one of those…Sorry guys.
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