DANVILLE -- Chad Cochran is a teacher at San Ramon Valley High School, a happily married guy with two kids and two dogs.

But he's has one wish that he hopes will be answered, and that is to convince his favorite actor and comedian to join him as his "date" at the school's prom.

In a video that Cochran and five of his students helped prepare, Cochran pleads: "Will Ferrell, will you chaperone the senior ball with me?"

The bespectacled and bearded video production teacher, 34, said he decided to ask Ferrell on a date to prom with him, after students he'd been working with to create a viral video suggested they put together one that invited a celebrity to their school after seeing a legion of similar videos that had garnered millions of views, that had (almost) lured celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Kate Upton.

San Ramon Valley High School video production teacher, Chad Cochran, sports a Will Ferrell t-shirt along with some DVD covers on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
San Ramon Valley High School video production teacher, Chad Cochran, sports a Will Ferrell t-shirt along with some DVD covers on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Danville, Calif. He along with his students created a video invitation to the comedic actor, hoping he will be a chaperone at the school prom dance on May 10. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)

And in a brainstorming session with students, when they were throwing out ideas on who to ask to prom, the "Anchorman" star immediately popped to mind, he said.

"We just thought, who would be the ultimate person -- and let's shoot for the stars," he said.

Cochran is a huge fan of Ferrell and many of the students also love his movies, said Nick Friedler, a junior who helped work on the video.

"He's very spontaneous and he's got a very good sense of humor," he said, citing movies like "Anchorman" and "Blades of Glory" as his classmates' favorite Ferrell films. "He just seems right for our school."

Cochran explains in the video, right at the outset, before anyone can get the wrong idea: "I'm happily married with two children and two dogs, but my wife can't make it, so I kind of need someone to go with me."

And then he attempts to reel the actor in, by launching into a list of hidden perks and rewards of attending the shindig:

"There's a chocolate fountain," he said. "We could ride on a school bus all the way there with a bunch of teenagers (and) I promise to buy you a boutonniere from a chain grocery store."

And "I hear that there might be a photo booth and we can take some excellent pictures together," he said.

"It's hard to imagine it even happening," Cochran said, his voice drifting, when asked what he thought it might actually be like to have the "Saturday Night Live" star hang out with him among the high school revelers, punch bowl and hors d'oeurves.

"I think he would teach me some dance moves that would be useful on the dance floor, though," he said.

The video was made last week and was posted on YouTube on Monday and has already gotten close to 2,000 hits, but its views are growing, because at the school, "he's everyone's favorite actor," Cochran said.

If Ferrell were to actually come to the prom, Cochran said his reaction "wouldn't be manly."

"I would probably cry and jump for joy," he said, "and I probably would keep smiling for at least a year and half, and develop some kind of medical issue with my cheeks."

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