Ferrell Tests His Mettle on Man Vs. Wild

Man vs. Wild appearance will air in June
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 7:21 AM CDT
Will Ferrell smiles during his appearance on the NBC "Today" television program in New York, Monday March 26, 2007.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Will Ferrell fans can watch the funnyman eat reindeer eyeballs, drink his own urine, and rappel down frozen waterfalls in a June episode of Man vs. Wild. Ferrell joined host Bear Grylls in Sweden—where the pair also improvised snow shoes and foraged for food—to tape the popular Discovery Channel survival show as a tie-in to his June 5 release of Land of the Lost, Variety reports.

"Will did an amazing job in subzero, very unforgiving conditions. He trusted me when it mattered, and we survived. He should be very proud of how he performed," said Grylls. Ferrell called the experience "a thrill of a lifetime, even though I did get urine-drunk, which is sad." (Read more Will Ferrell stories.)