One of the funniest things about the uproarious new animated comedy Sausage Party is also one of the simplest: the pedestrian names its featured talking meats were given, like Frank (Seth Rogen), Barry (Michael Cera), and Carl (Jonah Hill). These talking, sexually frustrated hot dogs have average, all-American names, but they also have their own distinct quirks and personalities.
It had to be a challenge for Rogen (who cowrote the script) and company to devise unique takes on their wursts. So when Rogen and Cera stopped by Yahoo Studios recently, we challenged them a game of “Name That Sausage.”
The rules were simple: We showed them a real sausage (that may or may not have been constructed with mutilated doll parts), and they had to conjure up a name and persona.
We’re just disappointed they didn’t spot the obvious Donald Trump lookalike.
Sausage Party opens Aug. 12.