‘Ted 2’ Trailer: Seth MacFarlane’s Spunky Teddy Bear Returns
So that clears that up: You absolutely can drench Mark Wahlberg in semen in a trailer approved for all audiences. And you can also throw a Cookie Crisp into a man’s butt crack. Thanks for maintaining your consistently high standards, MPAA!
Yes, it’s ‘Ted 2,’ the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s absurdly successful 2012 comedy about a man and his sentient, foul-mouthed teddy bear. In this latest installment, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) gets married and calls on his buddy John (Mark Wahlberg) to provide a sperm donation so that he and his wife can have a baby. That prompts a legal battle, forcing Ted and John to hire a lawyer (or “lawyuh,” in their thick Boston accents) to end their reproductive-rights nightmare (“nightmayuh”). The cast also includes Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried as the lawyuh named Sam Jackson. (Get it?)
So you’ve got some thinly-veiled allegories for the ongoing civil rights struggles of assorted minorities and sexual orientations, plus spilled semen jokes! Truly, Seth MacFarlane is a renaissance man. ‘Ted 2’ opens on June 26, 2015.