Who better to update Hocus Pocus in 2018 than Billy Eichner and Tiffany Haddish? That was the basic premise behind the latest episode of Billy on the Street, the man-on-the-street quiz show that features Eichner and his famous pals basically accosting New York City civilians all in the name of pop culture. In other words: Best. Show. Ever.
This episode featured Eichner and Haddish casting themselves as two of the witches in a hypothetical, more inclusive remake of the Halloween classic, which they fittingly dubbed Wokus Pocus. Once that’s settled, they set out in search of the a third witch to complete the trifecta, and hilarity ensues.
Among the candidates that are briefly auditioned are a Brazilian woman (an encounter that lets Haddish show off her excellent Samba skills), a Chinese woman (which prompts Eichner to come up with her own spin-off called Crazy Witch Asians), and a Colombian man. The only thing we can’t abide by in this otherwise delightful video is the shade that Eichner then throws at Kathy Najimy, one of the witches in the original Hocus Pocus coven. After the man informs Eichner and Haddish that their movie needs some Latin Flavor, Eichner says, “You’ve definitely got more flavor than Kathy Najimy, I’ll tell you that much.” Um, no.
That comment notwithstanding, we would definitely pay money to watch Eichner and Haddish in Wokus Pocus. Come to think of it, we’d line up to watch these two in anything. Are you listening, Hollywood?
Watch the full video, below: