Let the "Hunger Games" parodies begin.
Harvard Lampoon is one of the first out of the gate with a mock trailer to the non-existent movie adaptation of their upcoming book (got all that?), "The Hunger Pains," which chronicles the plight of inept heroine Kantkiss (not "Katpiss") Neverclean, a young girl living in the telemarketing district of Peaceland who is forced to compete in the violent annual Hunger Games.
The trailer features a rather spirited performance from Katie Amanda Keane as Effie Trinket stand-in, Effu Poorpeople, and a handful of celebrity cameos, including Lily Tomlin as Kantkiss' proud mama. The gags are hit-or-miss (mostly the latter), but that final shot might actually make you laugh out loud.
One thing's for sure -- this will probably end up being more tolerable than any "Hunger Games" spoof that will surely be a part of "Not Another Epic Movie" or "Scary Movie 5" or whatever kind of "Movie" gets to it first.
Check out the trailer below, courtesy of EW's Shelf Life. Harvard Lampoon's "The Hunger Pains," which is described as a "scene-for-scene parody" of Suzanne Collins' novel, will hit store shelves on Feb. 7.