Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Will Ferrell isn’t just the star of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga. He’s also its writer and producer. He even birthed the initial idea for the story after a late ‘90s viewing of the contest with his wife’s Swedish family. Entranced by the club pop and out-there characters, Ferrell fell in love with the massive, but somehow missed by the U.S. contest, and thus a film was born.

The A.V. Club talked to Ferrell about what the people who make Eurovision actually happen said when he approached them with the idea, whether he’s at all worried Americans won’t catch all the cameos, and just where the film’s catchiest hit, “Jaja Ding Dong,” was born. Ding dong!

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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