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The Definitive Ranking Of The Cameos In "Pitch Perfect 2"


13. Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

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Pitch Perfect 2 follows the Barden Bellas efforts to get reinstated after Fat Amy's (Rebel Wilson) costume rips right down the center while she flies above the stage during a performance for the president's birthday — leading to their suspension. The morning after her unintentional flashing, every news outlet is talking about it... as is the case with the early political show Morning Joe.

12. The Lead's Jake Tapper

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...And The Lead with Jake Tapper.

11. The Today co-hosts

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The news doesn't die down as the day progresses. Today co-hosts Natalie Morales and Will Geist film a short bit talking about it.

10. The View co-hosts

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And it is featured during The View's roundtable discussion with Rosie Perez, Rosie O'Donnell, and Nicolle Wallace. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg is not at the table, and we're not sure where she was when this was filmed, but it was definitely shot many months ago, pre-O'Donnell's departure.

9. Jimmy Kimmel

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Of course, the incident is perfect fodder for late night television. And Kimmel seizes the opportunity.

8. Pentatonix

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You cannot make a movie about a capella and not include Pentatonix, the best a capella group in the real world. At the world championship competition, Pentatonix — Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, and Kevin Olusola — plays the Canadian team, competing against the Germans (Das Sound Machine) and the Americans (Barden Bellas). They kick off a multi-lingual version of "Any Way You Want It," along with other real a capella groups The Filharmonic, The Castasticos, The Singboks, and Penn Masala.

7. The Voice coaches

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During the end credits, Bumper (Adam DeVine) auditions for The Voice with "All Of Me" and sounds terrible. Guess he didn't pick up any tips while working for John Mayer. Coach Blake Shelton presses his button pretty quickly, but when he sees Bumper and hears more, he turns his chair back around! But before the song ends, Bumper does get Shelton and the other three coaches — Pharrell, Christina Aguilera, and Adam Levine — to turn their chairs around. A representative for NBC confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the scene was shot in the midst of filming the current eighth season's blind auditions. Sadly, Bumper didn't make it to the battle round.

6. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop plays himself. And it's wonderful. He decides to record a Christmas album at the studio where Beca (Anna Kendrick) is interning. He's super chill about the whole thing, because he's Snoop. Hopefully, we'll get to hear that album one day.

5. David Cross

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Universal Pictures

The Barden Bellas are invited to a top-secret riff-off at a random house one night. Turns out, it's organized and hosted by the self-proclaimed world's biggest a capella fan (played by Cross). He puts together an excellent line-up (see below) and category selection. The "I Dated John Mayer" one, for example, yields endless opportunities.

4. Reggie Watts, Jason Jons, Joe Lo Truglio, John Hodgman, and Joe Lo Truglio


The Tone Hangers of the first Pitch Perfect are invited to the riff-off, too. This time, they look a bit different — Donald Faison and Har Mar Superstar are no longer in the group, but Jason Jones and Joe Lo Truglio are joined by DeVine's Bumper, John Hodgman, and Reggie Watts. And their dance moves are ON POINT.

3. Robin Roberts

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Roberts Roberts is not only a Good Morning America, Pitch Perfect 2 teaches us... she's also a Barden Bella! In their world championship performance, the women end their mash-up by bringing Bellas from all generations on stage to sing newbie Emily's (Hailee Steinfeld) original song "Flashlight" with them. And Roberts is one of them. She rocks that blue vest and neckerchief.

2. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Shonda Rhimes

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When Fat Amy flashes everyone at the president's birthday celebration, we get a glimpse of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama! Technically, they're not really there, but the film uses footage of the Obamas sitting in a box in a theater with the woman who gave us Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, Shonda Rhimes. It's unclear where this footage is from (Universal had no comment when BuzzFeed News asked), but it's fantastic nonetheless.

1. The Green Bay Packers

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Universal Pictures

Clay Matthews, David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, and Don Barclay make their way into the movie, thanks to some "lobbying" and "desperate tweets" from Bakhtiari. And it's the best. I mean, you have professional football players in matching jackets competing in an undergroud, secret riff-off. Matthews is right: We weren't ready for this jelly.

BONUS: Sonia Sotomayor*


*Almost. After the president's birthday-concert-gone-wrong, the Barden Bellas get hate mail from across the country. One day, they receive a letter from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, with her letterhead, expressing her disappointment in the team.

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