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  • - Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice.

  • - Wow, that's a hit.

  • (mumbling)

  • Just like a little sexy.

  • (mumbling)

  • I would pay thousands of dollars to see that movie.

  • - I would love to see the trailer for it.

  • - Uh.

  • (whimsical music)

  • - Hello, and welcome to The Recast, my name is Cody Reiss.

  • - I'm Natasha Vaynblat.

  • - And today we are recasting Beetle Juice.

  • - Michael Keaton's so good as Beetle Juice,

  • I for a long time didn't even know it was Michael Keaton.

  • - [Cody] Yeah, what a cook.

  • Whenever I see a movie and the actors are acting like that

  • I just like think about like how did they get there?

  • Like did they go into an audition being like,

  • (mumbling)

  • Which is basically like what Keaton does.

  • Or was he normal and then like the director

  • was working with him and be like,

  • "All right, be like really gross."

  • - That's a great question.

  • - Yeah, does any?

  • Nobody, you guys probably don't, you don't, yeah.

  • - No one here was the casting director for that?

  • - No Tim Burton in here?

  • Oh, okay.

  • It's honestly hard to imagine anyone else in that role,

  • but do you wanna do the pick first, or should I?

  • - Go ahead.

  • - [Cody] Okay, so I decided to recast Beetle Juice,

  • who like we've been saying was originally played

  • by Michael Keaton.

  • - [Natasha] Yeah.

  • - [Cody] And I thought it could be fun

  • to have it played by Matthew McConaughey.

  • Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice.

  • (laughter)

  • - That's fun.

  • - [Cody] Instead of going like,

  • "All right, all right, all right."

  • And then he still has like some of the swagger,

  • like Beetle Juice is like

  • a desperate kinda salesman kind of.

  • - [Natasha] Uh huh.

  • I think yeah, he'd bring a more calm energy

  • to the whole thing.

  • - [Cody] Yeah.

  • - [Natasha] Put some bongos near him the whole time

  • where it's just like everyone relax,

  • I'm not gonna scare anybody.

  • - We don't need to scare.

  • - [Natasha] Yeah.

  • - I'm not that gross.

  • - Just like a little sexy.

  • - Yeah, 'cause nobody wants to (beep) Beetle Juice.

  • - I think Matthew McConaughey for a second,

  • you're like, "Well, I am dead, why not give it a go?"

  • - Though I don't think he is

  • explicitly offering sex in that movie.

  • - We can't fully tell.

  • - We can't fully tell.

  • And that's my pick, not the strongest thing I've ever said

  • but certainly not the worst.

  • - Yeah.

  • I think we should maybe take it

  • into a really different direction.

  • - [Cody] Okay.

  • - [Natasha] But still similar vibe.

  • - [Cody] Uh huh.

  • - [Natasha] Which is why I have picked Amy Sedaris.

  • - [Cody] Wow.

  • That's a great pick.

  • - Why not?

  • It can be, why not a woman right?

  • - I mean, it's 2010.

  • - [Natasha] Yeah, it's not.

  • (laughter)

  • - I think that Amy Sedaris is such a

  • delightful choice for that.

  • - [Natasha] Yeah.

  • - [Cody] Because she's such a cook, and like.

  • - [Natasha] And her Stranger's with Candy, like character.

  • - [Cody] That's what I was thinking, yeah.

  • - [Natasha] Feels almost Beetle Juice.

  • - [Cody] Very like, yeah.

  • - The thing kinda like.

  • - [Cody] Like lick-y.

  • - Yeah, lick-y gross, gross teeth.

  • - Like a booger.

  • - [Natasha] Yeah.

  • It's a human booger.

  • - She's like a human booger.

  • - And that is Beetle Juice in a nutshell.

  • - It really is, yeah.

  • That is like actually I think, a really awesome idea.

  • - [Natasha] Thank you.

  • - I think if there was a reboot of this movie.

  • - I think she would genuinely do a very good job.

  • - And I think that would sell,

  • and it would make a lot of sense.

  • - I think we have to do it.

  • - [Cody] Yeah.

  • I think that's a great call.

  • - [Natasha] Okay well great, so there's no discussion.

  • - No.

  • - [Natasha] Amy Sedaris.

  • - [Cody] And instead of Michael Keaton as Beetle Juice,

  • we've recast Amy Sedaris, congratulations.

  • - [Natasha] Mrs. Sedaris.

  • - [Cody] Mrs. Sedaris.

  • - [Natasha] Mrs?

  • Next we have Lydia.

  • Originally played by Winona Rider.

  • - [Cody] Right.

  • - [Natasha] Lydia is kind of our goth teen.

  • That character in our modern world has to be Billie Eilish.

  • Such good casting.

  • - [Cody] I will tell you what.

  • I don't know anything about Billie Eilish.

  • - Okay, but you know, you exist in this world?

  • - I kind of do, I honestly couldn't put a face to it.

  • - You're kidding.

  • - [Cody] I don't know.

  • - You couldn't put a face?

  • - No.

  • - She's like the most popular singer at the moment.

  • - Really?

  • - [Natasha] Billie Eilish is the classic goth teen

  • of the moment and her hair is green in the middle,

  • black on the sides, her current most popular music video

  • is she's this bird covered in oil

  • singing about heaven and hell.

  • - I'm sorry, you should've let me know before this

  • that you were choosing it and I would've done research.

  • - It's like I would have called and been like,

  • "Hey, do you know what a fork is?

  • Because we're gonna be using one at dinner."

  • That's what this feels like.

  • - I think I panicked on this one, if I'm being honest.

  • But I chose for Lydia, instead of Winona Rider,

  • I chose Fran Drescher.

  • She had a really iconic laugh that I feel pretty confident

  • in either of us remembering right now.

  • - No I think it's ha, ha.

  • - Ha, ha.

  • (imitating laughter)

  • - Okay.

  • - Anybody?

  • - Yeah, we'll stop, sorry.

  • - Yeah, okay.

  • - [Natasha] I think that's funny,

  • she's not a teenager at all.

  • - [Cody] No, at this point she's probably in her late 50's.

  • Or 60's maybe?

  • - During The Nanny she was a grown woman.

  • - She was a grown woman.

  • - Now it feels even stranger to cast her.

  • - Yeah, that's true.

  • I think knowing who Billie Eilish is.

  • - It would have helped.

  • - It would have helped.

  • - Yeah.

  • - But I think I can feel the confidence coming from you

  • and I actually love,

  • like I really enjoy seeing you that confident.

  • - Yeah, thank you.

  • - [Cody] And I think that we should go with that answer.

  • - [Natasha] I think so too.

  • - [Cody] Okay.

  • - [Natasha] Okay.

  • - [Cody] Cool, that was great call.

  • (laughter)

  • - [Natasha] Okay, so we're gonna do

  • our Adam and Barbara together,

  • just 'cause they are a couple,