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Seth Rogen Thinks Desus and Mero Should Have Been Cast as Timon and Pumbaa

The comedian, who's playing Pumbaa in the upcoming 'Lion King' movie, agrees that the Bodega Boys should have gotten his part.

by Sarah Bellman
Dec 13 2017, 5:42pm

When Disney announced it was making a live-action version of Lion King, Desus, Mero, and their Bodega Hive flooded Twitter with desperate pleas and photoshopped images of the two as Timon and Pumbaa. But, alas, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner snagged those parts, and the VICELAND hosts will not be the ones singing alongside Donald Glover and Queen Bey.

So when Rogen dropped by Desus & Mero Tuesday night, the hosts—who were still salty about the casting choice—asked why he got the part over them. But instead of defending Disney's choice, Rogen agreed that Desus and Mero deserved to be Simba's carefree best friends more than he did.

The actor kept pretty tight-lipped about the new film—seeing as the hosts could use some spoilers to blackmail Disney into giving them their rightful roles—but he did say that, unfortunately, you won't be seeing Pumbaa smoking any blunts onscreen.

You can watch last night’s Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND.