"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?"
Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers share an uncanny resemblance.
Chad Smith commented on this resemblance, several months ago, posting this video on Instagram:
Later, Will Ferrell made an announcement on Reddit, saying "It's Will Ferrell and the gauntlet has been thrown down. If we get to $300k in donations to Cancer For College I will take on Chad Smith of the RHCP in an epic drum battle for the ages to prove once and for all who is the real Chad Smith. Go to prizeo.com/will and make this happen."
The money was raised by donations, and last night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", the show-down took place.
Although Will was clearly outclassed on the drum set from the get-go, he got the opportunity to show off his renowned cowbell skills, and join in a surprise rendition of "Don't Fear the Reaper" along with Chad Smith's bandmates, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Will is drumming for: http://www.cancerforcollege.org/
Chad is drumming for: http://www.littlekidsrock.org/