The Avengers: Infinity War cast has united, but, not to battle the Mad Titan Thanos. Rather, they have come together to parody The Brady Bunch. Therefore, if frenzy for the new Marvel release is already not huge enough, a new video of the cast humming to the tune of a 60s era sitcom, might just be the cherry on the cake.
While readying themselves for Avengers: Infinity War, the whole cast has been doing multiple public appearances to build hype for the film, and their newest effort is to mock The Brady Bunch. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt, and Tom Hiddleston came together to “tell the story” about their individual MCU roles, slicing the narrative that led to their meetings with Thanos utilizing some witty lyrics.
In view of Avengers: Infinity War releasing in theaters, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon managed to get the cast together to parody the song in The Brady Bunch’s opening titles sequence, and they altered the lyrics to link with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When the parody starts with Downey Jr. singing “Here’s the story of a playboy genius who was gearing up to form some sort of crew,” with Johansson, Hemsworth, and Evans singing, “a former Russian spy, a god of thunder, one fought in World War II,” respectively. The video then went on to include other new cast members of Avengers: Infinity War such as Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chadwick Boseman. Towards the end, we see Tom Hiddleston appear briefly, cheering for his big screen brother Chris Hemsworth.
Jimmy Fallon orchestrated this parody and then tweeted about how merging The Avengers with The Brady Bunch is a crossover much bigger than the crossovers seen in Avengers: Infinity War. Interestingly, this is not the only time when Fallon and The Tonight Show came together to make crossover parody videos for famous films or TV shows. Back in December, he merged the characters of The CW series Riverdale with Peanuts and a couple of years back; he had created his own show’s parody with Fox’s Empire and others.
Although Avengers: Infinity War is not the extreme humor genre that is typically used on The Tonight Show, the tone might be lighter than it appears in the trailers. We must not forget that the franchise is one that never hesitates from delving into comedy, even in catastrophic sequences. In fact, Thor: Ragnarok and the two Guardians of the Galaxy films featured as much comedy as they had action.