James Marsden looks right at home as an on-air sports journalist in the 1980s. With the big framed glasses and colorful attire, the actor, who typically shines in comedies, is covering the 1982 Tour De Pharmacy. A dangerous year in cycling, with everybody doping. In HBO’s new sports mockumentary, Andy Samberg, John Cena, Orlando Bloom, and a long list of other familiar faces play athletes competing in the 1982 race – which looks every bit as ridiculous and as fun as 7 Days in Hell.
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Back in 2015, HBO debuted a sports mockumentary called 7 Days in Hell that chronicled fictional tennis players Aaron Williams (Andy Samberg) and Charles Poole (Kit Harington) who played a match to end all tennis matches: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took everything out of them. It was a hilarious 45-minute foray into tennis presented in the style of HBO Sports documentaries, and now the world of competitive cycling is getting the same treatment.
Tour De Pharmacy focuses on five cyclists in 1982 as they dealt with the controversy of nearly every athlete doping in order to get an edge on competition. The cast includes Andy Samberg, John Cena, Freddie Highmore, Daveed Diggs, Orlando Bloom and they somehow got Lance Armstrong to appear and even poke fun at his own relationship with doping.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Watch new footage from Halt and Catch Fire season three.
- Apple‘s first original series sounds like a snooze.
- Law & Order is coming back…as a true crime anthology series?
- Andy Samberg is making another fake HBO sports documentary.
- Kyra Sedgwick will make her directorial debut on Lifetime.
- Sharknado 4 exists and the world is an awful place.
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