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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5153602_9133.jpg]] The Frat Pack is a colloquial fan term for a group of actor[=/=]writer[=/=]director[=/=]all-round-movie-guys who specialise in comedy. The name "Frat Pack" originates from one of their early defining works, ''Old School''; not as a phrase dropped in-show but as a reference to their [[ManChild post-teen]] [[RefugeInAudacity juvenile]] brand of comedy, while alluding to names like "RatPack" or "Creator/BratPack" given to other known groups of actors. The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Creator/VinceVaughn, Owen Wilson and Creator/SteveCarell. ----- !!Known FratPack collaborations include: * ''Series/HeatVisionAndJack'' (un-picked-up pilot, has since become a cult favourite, stars Black and the voice of Owen Wilson, featuring Christine Taylor, Stiller and Ron Silver, also written and directed by Stiller) * ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (stars Stiller and Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson has a supporting role) ** Followed by ''Meet the Fockers'' (adds Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand to the cast) and ''Little Fockers'' * ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'' (starring Stiller and the Wilsons) * ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ferrell and Christine Taylor) * ''Film/OldSchool'' (the defining work, stars Luke Wilson, Vaughn and Ferrell) * ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (stars Vaughn, Stiller and Christine Taylor) * ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' (The one where people really started to notice how clique-y this particular batch of stars were, stars Ferrell and Carell, has cameos by all the others save Owen Wilson) * ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, baddies played by Vaughn and Jason Bateman, Will Ferrel cameos) * ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' (stars Owen Wilson and Vaughn, with a cameo by Ferrell) * ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' (stars Black and Kyle Gass, has cameos by Stiller, Tim Robbins, Amy Poehler and Amy Adams) * ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, supporting cast includes Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and RobinWilliams) ** The sequel adds Hank Azaria, Bill Hader and Amy Adams to the cast. * ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' (stars Ferrell and Jon Heder, produced by Stiller, has Will Arnett and Amy Poehler in supporting roles) * ''Film/TropicThunder'' (Crowning Work of Awesome, stars Stiller, Black and Robert Downey Jr, with Steve Coogan [[spoiler:and Tom Cruise]]) ** Owen Wilson was slated to be in it but dropped out after his suicide attempt !!Notable non-collaborations (only one member) that embody the Frat Pack spirit include: * ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (stars Stiller) * ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' (stars Luke Wilson) * ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' (stars Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, has Amy Adams and John C Reilly in supporting roles) * ''Film/YouMeAndDupree'' (stars Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon) * ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'' (stars Carell) * ''Film/SemiPro'' (stars Ferrell) * ''Film/StepBrothers'' (stars Ferrell and John C Reilly) * ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' (stars Vaughn) * ''Film/DateNight'' (stars Carell and Creator/TinaFey) * ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' (stars Ferrell and Creator/MarkWahlberg) In addition to the above, there's several movies involving ''none'' of the core members, but retain their flavor thanks to the work of their collaborators - ''Knocked Up'', ''{{Superbad}}'' and ''Hot Rod'' among them. !!Associated Tropes: * BadassGrandpa: "You're my boy, Blue!", Patches in ''Dodgeball''. * BewareTheNiceOnes: A recurring theme. * BreakTheHaughty: A recurring Will Ferrell theme. * TheCameo Dozens. ** RetroactiveRecognition: Seth Rogen is a cameraman in ''Anchorman''. Justin Long aka "Mac" was in ''Dodgeball''. Luke Wilson spent the night with [[Series/TwentyFour Kim Bauer.]] Just to name a few. * CastingGag * CatchPhrase: Parodied in ''Anchorman''. * FollowTheLeader: You know you've made it when Seltzer and Frieberg rip off your ideas. * NakedPeopleAreFunny: Will Ferrell running around in tightey-whities is probably a trope unto itself. * ProductionPosse The modern TropeCodifier. ** ''Zoolander'' in particular features Ben Stiller's wife ''and'' father in prominent roles. ** Will Arnett and Amy Poehler play brother and sister in ''Blades of Glory'' - [[spoiler:their final scene involves sharing a passionate liplock before being sent to jail.]] * RefugeInAudacity * SeriousBusiness: Rock music in ''Pick of Destiny'', anything starring Will Ferrell. * ShoutOut: dozens OF dozens
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5153602_9133.jpg]] The Frat Pack is a colloquial fan term for a group of actor[=/=]writer[=/=]director[=/=]all-round-movie-guys who specialise in comedy. The name "Frat Pack" originates from one of their early defining works, ''Old School''; not as a phrase dropped in-show but as a reference to their [[ManChild post-teen]] [[RefugeInAudacity juvenile]] brand of comedy, while alluding to names like "RatPack" or "Creator/BratPack" given to other known groups of actors. The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Creator/VinceVaughn, Owen Wilson and Creator/SteveCarell. ----- !!Known FratPack collaborations include: * ''Series/HeatVisionAndJack'' (un-picked-up pilot, has since become a cult favourite, stars Black and the voice of Owen Wilson, featuring Christine Taylor, Stiller and Ron Silver, also written and directed by Stiller) * ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (stars Stiller and Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson has a supporting role) ** Followed by ''Meet the Fockers'' (adds Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand to the cast) and ''Little Fockers'' * ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'' (starring Stiller and the Wilsons) * ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ferrell and Christine Taylor) * ''Film/OldSchool'' (the defining work, stars Luke Wilson, Vaughn and Ferrell) * ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (stars Vaughn, Stiller and Christine Taylor) * ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' (The one where people really started to notice how clique-y this particular batch of stars were, stars Ferrell and Carell, has cameos by all the others save Owen Wilson) * ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, baddies played by Vaughn and Jason Bateman, Will Ferrel cameos) * ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' (stars Owen Wilson and Vaughn, with a cameo by Ferrell) * ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' (stars Black and Kyle Gass, has cameos by Stiller, Tim Robbins, Amy Poehler and Amy Adams) * ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, supporting cast includes Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and RobinWilliams) ** The sequel adds Hank Azaria, Bill Hader and Amy Adams to the cast. * ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' (stars Ferrell and Jon Heder, produced by Stiller, has Will Arnett and Amy Poehler in supporting roles) * ''Film/TropicThunder'' (Crowning Work of Awesome, stars Stiller, Black and Robert Downey Jr, with Steve Coogan [[spoiler:and Tom Cruise]]) ** Owen Wilson was slated to be in it but dropped out after his suicide attempt !!Notable non-collaborations (only one member) that embody the Frat Pack spirit include: * ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (stars Stiller) * ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' (stars Luke Wilson) * ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' (stars Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, has Amy Adams and John C Reilly in supporting roles) * ''Film/YouMeAndDupree'' (stars Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon) * ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'' (stars Carell) * ''Film/SemiPro'' (stars Ferrell) * ''Film/StepBrothers'' (stars Ferrell and John C Reilly) * ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' (stars Vaughn) * ''Film/DateNight'' (stars Carell and Creator/TinaFey) * ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' (stars Ferrell and Creator/MarkWahlberg) In addition to the above, there's several movies involving ''none'' of the core members, but retain their flavor thanks to the work of their collaborators - ''Knocked Up'', ''{{Superbad}}'' and ''Hot Rod'' among them. !!Associated Tropes: * BadassGrandpa: "You're my boy, Blue!", Patches in ''Dodgeball''. * BewareTheNiceOnes: A recurring theme. * BreakTheHaughty: A recurring Will Ferrell theme. * TheCameo Dozens. ** RetroactiveRecognition: Seth Rogen is a cameraman in ''Anchorman''. Justin Long aka "Mac" was in ''Dodgeball''. Luke Wilson spent the night with [[Series/TwentyFour Kim Bauer.]] Just to name a few. * CastingGag * CatchPhrase: Parodied in ''Anchorman''. * FollowTheLeader: You know you've made it when Seltzer and Frieberg rip off your ideas. * NakedPeopleAreFunny: Will Ferrell running around in tightey-whities is probably a trope unto itself. * ProductionPosse The modern TropeCodifier. ** ''Zoolander'' in particular features Ben Stiller's wife ''and'' father in prominent roles. ** Will Arnett and Amy Poehler play brother and sister in ''Blades of Glory'' - [[spoiler:their final scene involves sharing a passionate liplock before being sent to jail.]] * RefugeInAudacity * SeriousBusiness: Rock music in ''Pick of Destiny'', anything starring Will Ferrell. * ShoutOut: dozens OF dozens[[redirect:Creator/FratPack]]
21st Nov '14 6:47:34 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Minor edit.
* TheCameo (Dozens.)
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* TheCameo (Dozens.)Dozens.
21st Nov '14 6:47:18 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (stars Stiller)
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* ''TheresSomethingAboutMary'' ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (stars Stiller)

* ''YouMeAndDupree'' (stars Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon)
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* ''YouMeAndDupree'' ''Film/YouMeAndDupree'' (stars Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon)

* ''StepBrothers'' (stars Ferrell and John C Reilly) * ''CouplesRetreat'' (stars Vaughn) * ''DateNight'' (stars Carell and TinaFey) * ''TheOtherGuys'' (stars Ferrell and MarkWahlberg)
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* ''StepBrothers'' ''Film/StepBrothers'' (stars Ferrell and John C Reilly) * ''CouplesRetreat'' ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' (stars Vaughn) * ''DateNight'' ''Film/DateNight'' (stars Carell and TinaFey) Creator/TinaFey) * ''TheOtherGuys'' ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' (stars Ferrell and MarkWahlberg) Creator/MarkWahlberg)

* BadassGrandpa ("You're my boy, Blue!", Patches in ''Dodgeball'') * BewareTheNiceOnes (a recurring theme) * BreakTheHaughty (a recurring Will Ferrell theme)
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* BadassGrandpa ("You're BadassGrandpa: "You're my boy, Blue!", Patches in ''Dodgeball'') ''Dodgeball''. * BewareTheNiceOnes (a BewareTheNiceOnes: A recurring theme) theme. * BreakTheHaughty (a BreakTheHaughty: A recurring Will Ferrell theme)theme.

** RetroactiveRecognition (Seth Rogen is a cameraman in ''Anchorman''. Justin Long aka "Mac" was in ''Dodgeball''. Luke Wilson spent the night with [[Series/TwentyFour Kim Bauer.]] Just to name a few.)
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** RetroactiveRecognition (Seth RetroactiveRecognition: Seth Rogen is a cameraman in ''Anchorman''. Justin Long aka "Mac" was in ''Dodgeball''. Luke Wilson spent the night with [[Series/TwentyFour Kim Bauer.]] Just to name a few.)

* CatchPhrase (parodied in ''Anchorman'') * FollowTheLeader (You know you've made it when Seltzer and Frieberg rip off your ideas) * NakedPeopleAreFunny (Will Ferrel running around in tightey-whities is probably a trope unto itself) * ProductionPosse (The modern TropeCodifier.)
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* CatchPhrase (parodied CatchPhrase: Parodied in ''Anchorman'') ''Anchorman''. * FollowTheLeader (You FollowTheLeader: You know you've made it when Seltzer and Frieberg rip off your ideas) ideas. * NakedPeopleAreFunny (Will Ferrel NakedPeopleAreFunny: Will Ferrell running around in tightey-whities is probably a trope unto itself) itself. * ProductionPosse (The The modern TropeCodifier.)

* SeriousBusiness (rock music in Pick of Destiny, anything starring Will Ferrell) * ShoutOut (dozens OF dozens)
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* SeriousBusiness (rock SeriousBusiness: Rock music in Pick ''Pick of Destiny, Destiny'', anything starring Will Ferrell) Ferrell. * ShoutOut (dozens ShoutOut: dozens OF dozens)dozens
3rd Jul '14 12:07:21 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ''Semi-Pro'' (stars Ferrell)
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* ''Semi-Pro'' ''Film/SemiPro'' (stars Ferrell)
14th Jan '14 8:02:32 AM Prfnoff
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The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Creator/SteveCarell.
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The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Creator/VinceVaughn, Owen Wilson and Creator/SteveCarell.
10th Jan '14 5:18:30 AM LongLiveHumour
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The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell.
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The Frat Pack comprises Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell.Creator/SteveCarell.
27th Sep '13 5:31:22 AM erforce
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* ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'' (starring Stiller and the Wilsons) * ''{{Zoolander}}'' (starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ferrell and Christine Taylor) * ''Old School'' (the defining work, stars Luke Wilson, Vaughn and Ferrell) * ''[[{{Dodgeball}} Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story]]'' (stars Vaughn, Stiller and Christine Taylor) * ''[[{{Anchorman}} Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy]]'' (The one where people really started to notice how clique-y this particular batch of stars were, stars Ferrell and Carell, has cameos by all the others save Owen Wilson)
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* ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'' ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'' (starring Stiller and the Wilsons) * ''{{Zoolander}}'' ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ferrell and Christine Taylor) * ''Old School'' ''Film/OldSchool'' (the defining work, stars Luke Wilson, Vaughn and Ferrell) * ''[[{{Dodgeball}} Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story]]'' ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (stars Vaughn, Stiller and Christine Taylor) * ''[[{{Anchorman}} Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy]]'' ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' (The one where people really started to notice how clique-y this particular batch of stars were, stars Ferrell and Carell, has cameos by all the others save Owen Wilson)

* ''NightAtTheMuseum'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, supporting cast includes Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and RobinWilliams)
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* ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (stars Stiller and Owen Wilson, supporting cast includes Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and RobinWilliams)

* ''BladesOfGlory'' (stars Ferrell and Jon Heder, produced by Stiller, has Will Arnett and Amy Poehler in supporting roles) * ''TropicThunder'' (Crowning Work of Awesome, stars Stiller, Black and Robert Downey Jr, with Steve Coogan [[spoiler:and Tom Cruise]])
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* ''BladesOfGlory'' ''Film/BladesOfGlory'' (stars Ferrell and Jon Heder, produced by Stiller, has Will Arnett and Amy Poehler in supporting roles) * ''TropicThunder'' ''Film/TropicThunder'' (Crowning Work of Awesome, stars Stiller, Black and Robert Downey Jr, with Steve Coogan [[spoiler:and Tom Cruise]])
29th Aug '13 10:02:10 AM drizzo
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell.
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell.
28th Aug '13 3:39:02 PM drizzo
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell, while boasting a plethora of Pledges (rising talents), Sorority Sisters (female friends), fellow ''SaturdayNightLive'' alumni and other friends including Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Creator/JuddApatow, Creator/AmyPoehler, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, Creator/SethRogen, Jonah Hill, AmyAdams, John C Reilly and many more.
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell, while boasting a plethora of Pledges (rising talents), Sorority Sisters (female friends), fellow ''SaturdayNightLive'' alumni and other friends including Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Creator/JuddApatow, Creator/AmyPoehler, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, Creator/SethRogen, Jonah Hill, AmyAdams, John C Reilly and many more. SteveCarell.
23rd Aug '13 9:19:47 AM Viira
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell, while boasting a plethora of Pledges (rising talents), Sorority Sisters (female friends), fellow ''SaturdayNightLive'' alumni and other friends including Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Creator/JuddApatow, Creator/AmyPoehler, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, SethRogen, Jonah Hill, AmyAdams, John C Reilly and many more.
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The Frat Pack comprises (to date) Creator/BenStiller, JackBlack, WillFerrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and SteveCarell, while boasting a plethora of Pledges (rising talents), Sorority Sisters (female friends), fellow ''SaturdayNightLive'' alumni and other friends including Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Creator/JuddApatow, Creator/AmyPoehler, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, SethRogen, Creator/SethRogen, Jonah Hill, AmyAdams, John C Reilly and many more.
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