The cameo is a time honored tradition in American cinema, especially in comedies. Everybody loves a well-placed cameo, right? Especially when it's someone surprising, like fimmaker Marshall McLuhan famously playing himself in "Annie Hall." That's some good stuff.
But when do cameos become too much of a good thing? Well, according to Hollywood.com, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" may have just reached that point, as Kanye West is reportedly the latest random celebrity to film a cameo for the long-anticipated comedy sequel. He was spotted filming on an Atlanta rooftop with Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate, being shaded by an umbrella.
But with West — and so many other reported cameos — in the picture, we have to ask: Is there going to be any room left for Will Ferrell?
Of course, it's possible that Kanye's cameo will be incredibly funny. After all, he does have a long and well documented history of doing wildly inappropriate and borderline insane things. Just ask Taylor Swift.
Still, as much as we love a juicy cameo, it seems like Ferrell and director Adam McKay might be going just slightly overboard. After all, we've already received word that Harrison Ford is doing a cameo. He's not the only big name superstar, either: Not only is Liam Neeson in the movie, but Nicole Kidman is also involved, Kirsten Dunst has been spotted on set and no less a personage than Meryl Streep has been publicly campaigning to get her own walk-on part.
And those are just some of the stranger names associated with the film. There's also the band of usual comedy suspects, such as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson (who both appeared in the first "Anchorman" as well), Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carrey.
It seems like a lot, especially since the power of cameos usually comes from their surprise. And since none of these are going to be a surprise, we have to ask: Kanye? Really? Is that necessary?