The Rocker’s Spinal Tap Homage Is Actually Pretty Funny

I was pleasantly surprised recently to find that some high school kids I met were in the habit of quoting from the classic genre-defining mocumentary This Is Spinal Tap (along with South Park and Chappelle’s Show). “He choked on vomit,” one of them would say, and another would reply “It was someone else’s vomit. But you can’t really dust for vomit,” and everyone would laugh. Anyway, that is so cool that people born almost in the ’90s are remembering their comedy history. This new promo for the Rainn Wilson comedy The Rocker, starring Will Arnett, Jason Sudeikis, and Jon Glaser is, as Matt Tobey points out on the CC Insider, a total ripoff of/homage to Spinal Tap. But he also points out that it’s funny, and that’s true too. It turns out that there remains a lot about ’80s rock stars, and rock stars in general, to make fun of, and that phallic humor will never stop being a part of it:

This is as good an excuse as any to re-live one of Spinal Tap’s best scenes (which includes the vomit conversation.)