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McLovin: Ed Helms Junior?

Hawaii's McLovin Jr. and Sr.

At first, we were too busy marveling at Zach Galifianakis’s bizarro turn in The Hangover to notice the film’s major surprise. But now we've figured it out. Spoiler Alert: Ed Helms is Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s father. Sure, some "facts" contradict this. But just look at the two: the haircuts, the glasses, the gangly physique, the bruised faces, the self-abasement. Both star in wild-night comedies as the dork squeezed between a hairy freak (Jonah Hill, Galifiniakis) and a lovable straight man (Michael Cera, Bradley Cooper). Both evolve into super-studs overnight (Mintz-Plasse becomes McLovin, Helms lands a hot stripper). Now that it's out in the open, let's get the two together. Just think of how much better 17 Again would have been with these two, instead of Zac Efron and Matthew Perry! Memo to Hollywood: Let's see them in a slapstick remake of Kramer vs. Kramer, pronto.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros., Columbia