Yes, that’s Conan O’Brien in a prominent supporting role, and he’s absolutely hilarious as Ben Marshall’s father, who runs the movie universe equivalent of a Bass Pro Shop. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Here’s the official synopsis for the adventure comedy:
In PLEASE DON’T DESTROY: THE TREASURE OF FOGGY MOUNTAIN, John Goodman narrates the adventure of Ben, Martin, and John, three childhood friends turned deadbeat co-workers, who fend off hairless bears, desperate park rangers (Meg Stalter and X Mayo) and a hypocritical cult leader (Bowen Yang) in the hopes of finding a priceless treasure, only to discover that finding the treasure is the easiest part of their journey. Oh, and Conan O’Brien plays Ben’s dad in it.
What’s simultaneously surprising and impressive is that, aside from the presence of Conan O’Brien and Bowen Yang (and the narration of John Goodman), Please Don’t Destroy didn’t rely on a ton of flashy cameos or big names to help sell this movie. They’re really relying on their own comedic talents for this one. Granted, it helps when you have names like Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller (“The Other Guys” and “Step Brothers”) as producers. But Herlihy, Higgins, and Marshall also wrote and executive produced this themselves, as well as star in it. The rest of the cast includes Meg Stalter, X Mayo, Nichole Sakura, Cedric Yarbrough, and Sunita Mani.
Having caught this movie a little early, I’ll tell you that it’s quite hilarious, and it will feel extremely refreshing during the comedy drought we’re stuck with today. It’s just a shame that we won’t get to see it on the big screen, where enjoying big laughs with a crowd of people is the most satisfying.
Anyway, round up your friends and get ready to have some fun with Please Don’t Destroy when “The Treasure of Foggy Mountain” hits Peacock on November 17, 2023.