Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film.
Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and possibly our lifetime.” She wrote:
“If you know me at all, you know there are two things I hate: pediatric cancers and the television show Entourage. I am attempting to raise 10K to donate to CureSearch. Find out more about CureSearch here. In exchange for that I will go see the movie Entourage. Watch the terrifying preview of Entourage here. It’s just that simple. Please give five dollars or ten thousand dollars. Or please don’t because I really don’t want to see Entourage.“It’s up to you: give some money and help children with cancer and make me see Entourage, or keep your money and I won’t have to see Entourage. No matter how much this makes, all of the money will go directly to CureSearch. I will not use the money even for my own ticket to see the worst movie of the year and possibly our lifetime.“I will also use my own money to buy tickets to Entourage for anyone who chooses the Date With Wendy (And Her Husband) premium or higher. If you give 150 dollars or more to this page, I will buy you one (1) ticket to watch me watch Entourage. But if I don’t make ten thousand dollars for CureSearch, I will not see Entourage.“If I make $9,999, will I see Entourage? No, no I won’t. I hope you don’t give any money, honestly, because of how much I hate Entourage. Okay, it’s your decision. Cancer and me not seeing Entourage, or forcing me to see Entourage in a THEATER FULL OF PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY WANT TO SEE ENTOURAGE and money to cure pediatric cancers.
Unfortunately for Molyneux, her plan backfired and within the first day, the campaign surpassed its initial goal. It is currently sitting at over $16,000 thanks to numerous friends of hers, including Eric Stonestreet, Megan Mullaly, Nick Offerman, Christina Applegate, Eugene Mirman and Entourage’s Turtle himself, Jerry Ferrrara.
While chatting with the Hollywood Reporter, she revealed the true reason behind the campaign:
“This whole thing started as a joke. I joked with my husband that someone would have to pay me ten grand to see Entourage, and then I thought it would be funny to actually ask people to do that. Of course, I would never keep that money so CureSearch was designated to receive the donation if anyone gave, thinking that I’d wind up giving a few hundred bucks to CureSearch and not seeing the Entourage movie. And then the Internet happened. Have you heard of the Internet? I’m new to it, but I think it’s gonna catch on.
“This is the realest of real talk. Two years ago, my nephew Oliver Cross lost his life to leukemia. He was an amazing, sweet, smart five-year-old goofball and it was an unmitigated, unfair tragedy that changed our family forever. CureSearch focuses on finding cures exclusively for children’s cancers. My sister and brother-in-law chose this charity because no child should ever go through this nightmare. We’re super grateful to anyone who gave money in the past few days. The gaping maw of the Internet will soon swallow this silly joke, but I hope people will keep giving to this and other pediatric cancer charities. I guess the message is: Be the Turtle you want to see in the world.”
Also sharing what she has learned from using the funding method so far, Molyneux stated:
“Apparently the world is full of absolute monsters who would rather help find a cure for pediatric cancers than prevent me from seeing Ari Gold riding around on a white tiger eating sushi and money with Lloyd – I assume that’s what this movie is about. Whatever, humanity!”
In regards to any stretch goals, Molyneux added:
“I’m already going to be wearing a pair of Drama Mama Pajamas and (hopefully) carrying my Turtle soda cup. If there continues to be momentum, I guess anything could happen. I could have to officially change my name to Matterhorn Medellin and get calf implants on my face. Sky’s the limit!”
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