Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme’s amazing split for Volvo we told you about last week? Well, Channing Tatum decided to try out a similar split on the set of 22 Jump Street, and let’s just say that one man’s epic split turned out to be another man’s epic fail.
Don’t worry–Tatum didn’t get between two trucks to attempt his split. Instead, he stood on two food carts while two guys spread the carts farther apart. Even though Tatum may have appeared to defy the laws of physics in Magic Mike, that didn’t happen so much in his split attempt.
“I’ve had my ups and downs,” Tatum says in character as officer Jenko, spoofing Van Damme’s voice over in the Volvo ad. “Being an undercover cop. That’s what made me what I am today. Surviving high school is no easy task, but because of this, my body is now engineered to defy the law of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits.”
Watch Channing Tatum’s attempt to be like Jean-Claude Van Damme in the minute-long YouTube video below. It’s probably safe to say that he won’t be getting between two trucks trying this out anytime soon.
Ouch. While we didn’t get to see Tatum’s fall to the ground, we do see him grabbing his crotch and letting out a few choice words. From the looks of things, either Tatum really is a heck of an actor, or it’s a good thing he and his wife Jenna have already spawned an offspring. Now if only they could get Tatum’s on-screen partner in 22 Jump Street, Jonah Hill, to try this out.
No surprise there, but Channing Tatum’s fans are loving his spoof video on Twitter:
Channing Tatum's parody of JCVD's epic split is so funny hahaha
— Arun (@MoveDatKakaArun) November 21, 2013
Channing Tatum might not be able to do the full split like Van Damme, but he's still gorgeous. great parody! http://t.co/UVTCVtEQHf
— Kasey Kharkina (@khrkina) November 20, 2013
And now for the video that inspired Tatum’s attempt–watch Jean-Claude Van Damme’s amazing split below.[Images via YouTube]