"It's just like the Titanic, but it's full of bears!"
Name that movie. Your friendship with Thatcher Demko depends on it.
It's from Semi-Pro, the 2008 Will Ferrell movie where he plays basketball star Jackie Moon, the owner, coach & player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics.
"It's one of my favourite movies," laughed Demko, Friday after an informal player organized skate at Rogers Arena. "I've seen it too many times to count. I wanted to keep the Will Ferrell tradition going and Jackie Moon was next up. I wanted to put his ELE "Everybody love everybody" quote on it too, but it wouldn't fit."
Poseidon, Greek God of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses, also makes an appearance on Demko's new lid, as does skeleton Johnny Canuck. Demko worked with Swedish goalie mask artist Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt Studios on the design.
Demko unveiled his new mask today and was making highlight reel saves left and right.
This is the third time Demko has featured a Ferrell character on the back plate of his mask. Who could forget Anchorman's Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers Brennan Huff and Dale Doback.
Demko has never shied away from going above and beyond with his masks as Jack Black's Nacho Libre, and Ricky, Julian and Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys have also made appearances.
"Why not have some fun with it," said Demko, who is always in the planning stages of his next mask.
Which Ferrell character should he feature next? It's Mugatu and it's not even close. Or Steve Butabi. Or Chazz Michael Michaels.