Since Will Ferrell and co think they can make a blockbuster out of a much-loved US kids' TV show, we thought we'd try our hand at dipping into the well.
So chuck on your rose-tinted goggles (or prepare to have your mind blown if you're too young to remember these shows) and let's take a stroll down memory lane with a quick turn into Remake Alley...
The Film: Benn
Based on: Mr Benn, created by David McKee, airing 1971/72 on the BBC.
It's the story of a good-natured (though apparently work-shy, since we never see him go there) businessman who visits a local fancy dress shop, tries on outfits and has moral message-spouting adventures in fantastic venues.
Tagline: “He can be anyone he wants… except himself for her!”
Starring: Steve Carell as Mr Benn
Synopsis: Meet Mr Benn, outwardly seeming a normal, bland businessman. But he’s got a secret – he’s actually a time-travelling master of disguise.
Using his cover base (a fancy dress shop located conveniently near his house), Benn travels through a chrono-portal, sorting out trouble in different time periods.
But while he can go anywhere and be anything, he still can’t seem to get it together with Sadie, the girl of his dreams. Is he doomed to a life of adventure lived alone?
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