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Will Ferrell explains lip lock with John C. Reilly

May 10, 2011 at 1:36 PM ET

Lakers fans were no doubt disappointed by Sunday's playoff-ending loss to the Mavericks, but thanks to funnyman Will Ferrell and his two-time co-star John C. Riley, at least half of them had something to smile about.

During a Monday night stop on “Chelsea Lately,” Ferrell explained the “Kiss Cam” moment that saved the day.

“Just a typical Laker game for me,” Ferrell deadpanned when faced with the footage of himself smooching pal Reilly on the arena's screen. “They started doing the Kiss Cam thing … and John said, ‘If the camera gets on us, why don’t we take a bite of our sandwiches and then kiss.’ And I didn’t even bat an eye. I said, ‘OK. Bite of the sandwich first, then kiss? Got it.’ Then sure enough, we’re on.”

The crowd’s reaction?

“Half the crowd erupted in joy, and the other half vomited.”

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