People have been saying that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and actor/adult child Will Ferrell are lookalikes. It’s true, and has developed into something of a playful rivalry of late: last week, after the Chilis’ pseudo-mimed Super Bowl appearance, Smith used Funny or Die to challenge Ferrell to a drum-off.
A few days later, during Smith’s Reddit AMA, Ferrell showed up and accepted the challenge:
Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here. I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call.
Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse sized horse?
So, all signs now point to a drum vs. cowbell battle for all the marbles – er, doppelganger supremacy and a nice donation to the Cancer for College Foundation. In slightly unrelated news, Ferrell has also launched a contest via Prizeo, where fans can make a donation to the Foundation and enter a contest with a grand prize of a trip to Ferrell’s upcoming Desert Showdown in Palm Springs.
As for the drum/cowbell battle: stay tuned, as it has yet to be determined or announced where and when this badassery will take place. Until we find out, re-read our interview with Chad here.