Jenny Slate doesn’t like to get high before she performs, but she did tell Chelsea Handler that it’s pretty great for everything else. Particularly before flying. On Wednesday’s “Chelsea Lately,” she recalled one particular flight in vivid detail; particularly the in-flight movie.
Slate admitted that she may have gone a little overboard with the marijuana before that flight, but it did cause her to hone in with incredible focus for the plane’s screening of “Space Jam,” the classic 1996 film where Michael Jordan and a bunch of other NBA stars help rescue the Looney Tunes from evil space aliens.
But it was’t the melding of live-action and animation that had the star of “Obvious Child” so enraptured. Nor was it the over-the-top and ridiculous basketball game they played to determine the Tunes’ fate.
“I think it was before he got his Fruit of the Loom all-the-underpants-you-need deal,” Slate said. “It’s hard to say it, but he has the biggest penis I’ve ever seen in a children’s movie.”
It was a combination of the basketball shorts and Jordan jumping up and down in celebration with the Looney Tunes that drew her attention. Maybe it’s an aspect of the film that can only be fully appreciated from an altered point of view.
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Slate was promoting “Obvious Child,” which A24 will release to theaters in 2014. The film was written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, in her directorial debut, and won the Red Crown Producer’s Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. It co-stars Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, and David Cross.