Do you need to see “Ted” before you see “Ted 2?”


Just jump in with both feet. In an amazingly short amount of time you’ll get every joke and you’ll be laughing as much as any person who is a longtime fan of the teddy bear come to life.

Round 2 finds Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane) marrying the bawdy and beautiful Tami Lynn (Jessica Barth). Ted’s best friend John (Mark Wahlberg) has just gotten divorced. When Ted and Jessica decide to have a baby, they go right to a fertility clinic because Ted is lacking a piece of male anatomy. After a few “misfires” from prospective fathers, John is chosen as Papa Bear.

When it’s discovered Tami Lynn can’t carry a baby, the couple decide to adopt. With the paperwork was finished, the state turns down the application because Ted isn’t a person. He’s property.

Ted and John find a lawyer who will work pro bono. Samantha Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) is exactly the lawyer they need. They know this by the way she chooses to treat migraines.  Her legal instincts are good and the bear might have had a chance but for one man with a grudge against Ted.

All Donny (Giovanni Ribisi) wants is a talking bear of his very own and he’s willing to do anything to get one, including dress as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle at New York Comic Con.

“Ted 2” holds nothing sacred. Anyone familiar with MacFarlane should be familiar with this. Still, the sight of Wahlberg acting with a bear and the things they do are so silly that once you start laughing you cannot stop.

Watch for cameos dotting the movie, and stay until after the credits for the big payoff of one joke. “Ted 2” is not for everyone, but if you can get past the sheer political incorrectness, it’s a guilty pleasure