"That was the beautiful thing about working with Matt and Trey -- you didn't rehearse," he says. "The Muppets will rehearse and rehearse and rehearse, and even though it looks perfect, it loses something. Generally, a great entertainer will say, 'I don't rehearse. Let's just do it the first time out.'"
Like most scenes in Team America, the barfing took two or possibly three takes in two hours, by Land's recollection. And while he'd be glad to make Team America 2, he doesn't foresee the opportunity presenting itself, partly due to Parker and Stone's disinterest and partly due to the bottom-line realities of modern Hollywood.
"Not even Disney can make a viable film with puppets. The Muppets aren't even popular enough anymore," he says. "Matt and Trey took a stab at it and made something amazing, but when we started shooting, they thought we would finish in two months. Well, it took four, so they didn't get a vacation, and went straight from Team America right into South Park.
"When we started, they said they hated actors. After we finished, they said, 'Actors aren't so bad, but we f@#$in' hate puppets.'"