‘Westworld’ a Sitcom? Watch Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden Give It a Silly Spin (Video)

HBO’s violent sci-fi western backed up by a laugh track? Its stars prove it’s possible

Last Updated: June 25, 2018 @ 6:38 AM

“Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood asks, what if HBO’s violent sci-fi western was, dare we say, a sitcom?

She asked and answered that question Friday with a video posted on Instagram that is set in Westworld but filled with cheery smiles, slapstick ouchies and, yes, skipping. And, of course, it has a spunky ’70s-esque theme song to match.

“‘Westworld’ was filmed in front of a live studio audience,” a voiceover announces, as James Marsden’s Teddy flops down on a bench beside Wood’s Dolores.

“This is one wild, wild Westworld,” Teddy tells Dolores, causing them both to erupt into laughter.

The spot ends with a quickie plug for a new episode of Apple TV’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series!” in which the two star show off their musical talents with such songs as Alanis Morrissette’s “Ironic,” Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” and “Summer Nights” from the musical “Grease.”

Check out the “Westworld” sitcom clip below, and a look at Wood and Marsden singing their hearts out in the video below that.