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Mumford & Sons have pulled hilarious a bait-and-switch for their "Hopeless Wanderer" video. It begins in typical folk-rock-video fashion: the band earnestly playing their instruments in the middle of a forest, sunlight glaring on the camera lens. Then you realize that you're not looking at Marcus Mumford and his bandmates at all: it's actually Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, and Will Forte, in fake beards and suspenders. It only gets weirder, and funnier, from there. We won't spoil it for you -- just watch the video below!
Credit where credit is due, Paul Simon pulled a similar stunt with Chevy Chase in his 1986 "You Can Call Me Al" video.
Isn't it about time that this was a trend? We'd love to see other musicians let the comedians take over -- especially those artists who normally take themselves very, very seriously. How about Amy Schumer filling in for Taylor Swift? Aziz Ansari for Kanye West? Heck, Kristen Wiig has already done Lana Del Rey, and Jimmy Fallon knows all of Justin Bieber's dance moves. It's practically a no-brainer.