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The gripping first episode of "Guy on A Buffalo."
September 30, 2011 6:39 AM   Subscribe

Hey kids, what time is it? It's time for Guy On A Buffalo! (SLYT)

Episode 2: (Orphans, Cougars, & Whatnot)
posted by bondcliff (55 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've been going through a process of trying to decide where my career will go next. I'd pretty much decided on Yemeni Spiritual Leader but then the bottom dropped out of this market. So SO excited that I've learned about a potential new career path, Guy On A Buffalo. Thank you for this.
posted by mcstayinskool at 6:44 AM on September 30, 2011


In all seriousness though, that cougar and "what not" footage is insane. Glad they set it to a musical narrative, it was a story that needed to be told.
posted by mcstayinskool at 6:47 AM on September 30, 2011


You can ride a buffalo? This changes everything...
posted by melissam at 6:48 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


See, I would have called that Buffalo Under a Guy.
posted by theredpen at 6:49 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Man, my commute just got a hell of a lot eisier. Who is going to stop a guy on a buffalo (bison) for jaywalking or running a red light, and I'm pretty sure I could park anywhere I damn well please. My only problem is where I can get a saddle broken buffalo in the Metro DC area. Maybe I should take this to AskMe?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:51 AM on September 30, 2011


NOPE.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:52 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


no, I did not just see that stuff... not really
posted by HuronBob at 6:52 AM on September 30, 2011


I got charged by a herd of bison once. It was unpleasant.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:53 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


the 1.5 hour movie
posted by HuronBob at 6:55 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got charged by a herd of bison once. It was unpleasant.

There must be more to that story. What did they charge you with? Did HR get involved? Did you have to have extra training?
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:55 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mastercard.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:56 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


And now, a Scotsman on a horse.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:57 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I got charged by a herd of bison once"

criminal charges? Were you buffaloed into confessing?
posted by HuronBob at 6:57 AM on September 30, 2011


Nah, Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo only buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:59 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


The Buffalo Rider poster is pretty great! "Before the Indian would starve or the buffalo disappear, he thundered across the plains... 2,000 pounds of stampeding revenge!"

2,000 pounds of stampeding revenge would be an excellent MetaFilter username.
posted by Kattullus at 7:01 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


nicely done, shakespherian, nicely done.
posted by HuronBob at 7:02 AM on September 30, 2011


That was one easy-going bear. A slow guy on a slower herbivore with tiny horns? I WILL CHOMP...meh.
posted by DU at 7:03 AM on September 30, 2011


"2,000 pounds of stampeding revenge would be an excellent MetaFilter username."

you would need to steal it away from someone's ex... not naming names here...
posted by HuronBob at 7:03 AM on September 30, 2011


Video and story adapted from the now-residing-in-the-public-domain film from 1978 - Buffalo Rider

Wait, what? 1978 movie in the public domain?
posted by DU at 7:04 AM on September 30, 2011


That was one easy-going bear. A slow guy on a slower herbivore with tiny horns?

Never mind the bear, that's an easy-going buffalo. Nine out of ten guys who tried that saddling idiocy were gored and trampled, and were lucky if they to death before the wolves arrived at dusk.
posted by aught at 7:06 AM on September 30, 2011


Well, he's only the second most famous buffalo rider.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:15 AM on September 30, 2011


I prefer Progressive President on a Moose, myself.
posted by Hargrimm at 7:19 AM on September 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


You have reached the Snake River. Do you wish to:
[ ] Take the ferry.
[ ] Caulk and float your wagon.
[ ] Ford the river.
[ ] Saddle up a mother-effin' buffalo and ride across the river. (Just keep the baby afloat)
posted by sararah at 7:23 AM on September 30, 2011


[ ] Attempt to fly over it in your SkyCycle only to crash and break a hundred bones.
posted by bondcliff at 7:24 AM on September 30, 2011


For those who are trying to figure this out, it's kind of like that "on a boat" thing, minus boat, plus buffalo.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:34 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wait, what? 1978 movie in the public domain?

Current copyright law means everything is automatically copyrightten at the time of creation, but in the olden days you had to file properly and had to renew, and meet various criteria for a copyright to remain in force. There's a bunch of stuff in the public domain that was created professionally pre-1980s -- the original Night of the Living Dead is in the public domain, too, due to a paperwork oversight. Most of those $1 DVDs in the crappy paper jackets at your grocery store are movies that have fallen into the public domain inadvertently.
posted by AzraelBrown at 7:34 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ruffalo on a buffalo horse
posted by obscurator at 7:36 AM on September 30, 2011


I buffaLOLLED!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:39 AM on September 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


I don't know what it says about my sense of humor, but I laughed all the way through that. And am still laughing. I love me some good nonsense.
posted by jbickers at 7:53 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's harder than it looks, folks.
posted by GuyOnABuffalo at 7:53 AM on September 30, 2011


Tatanka Man, keep the west wild. or something.
posted by sio42 at 7:59 AM on September 30, 2011


This guy on a buffalo. He is a True American Hero.
posted by jnnla at 8:01 AM on September 30, 2011


From an interview with Richard Harrison about how I got this part:

I had just finished working for the producers Pappi and Colombo, in a western, when they offered me another one. I really did not want to do a western again as they seemed so different than the ones made in America. I kept telling them no, but Sergio Leone insisted I do the lead. The producers told me it was not a good film and since I had other offers I decided against it... Leone actually followed me and came on the set where I was working and watched me from afar. Finally, the producers asked to see me again, and after I affirmed I would not do the film they read me three names of actors from Hollywood that had been sent to them. Since they did not know who they were they asked me to recommend one of them. I knew of all three. My choice was Guy, only because he knew how to ride a buffalo. So many American actors were not able to ride well. That is the real story.
posted by GuyOnABuffalo at 8:05 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Frankly, I have had it with these motherf*cking guys on these motherf*cing buffalo.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:14 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It is almost criminal that buffalo-riding guy never won the Emmy. Or the catchy and highly-accurate theme song.

I'm a huge fan. We should start a write-in campaign to bring this back on the air. I think we could get that guy who wanders around in the wild drinking his own urine out of dead snake skins to star.
posted by misha at 8:33 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Hello, Old Spice? We're going to need a re-write on 'I'm on a horse.'"
posted by The Bellman at 8:39 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Frankly, I have had it with these motherf*cking guys on these motherf*cing buffalo.

Are you ironically referencing that popular film Buffalos On A Plain?
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:44 AM on September 30, 2011 [9 favorites]


I liked the part where he ungulated.
posted by orme at 8:53 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got charged by a herd of bison once. It was unpleasant.

Is that $20 for the whole herd, or per hump?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:18 AM on September 30, 2011


these motherf*cing buffalo.

motherfencing
posted by DU at 9:22 AM on September 30, 2011


A baby? Awesome!
posted by kokogiak at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's cheaper than adoption!
posted by Xoebe at 10:22 AM on September 30, 2011


I enjoyed being the obnoxious passenger on a Philly bus who treated the riders to "Guy on a buffalo -- see there he's breaking a gun against a stumP -- GUY ON A BUFFALOOOOOOOOO"

And then the bus was raked with automatic gunfire

/inside Philly joke
posted by angrycat at 10:29 AM on September 30, 2011


$20, same as in town Buffalo.
posted by jocelmeow at 10:30 AM on September 30, 2011


Guyana buffalo
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:57 AM on September 30, 2011


Gal on a buffalo
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:06 AM on September 30, 2011


Me personally, I'm waiting for the Chuck Norris episode, the one where he's carrying the buffalo.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:15 AM on September 30, 2011


I am watching the full length movie HuronBob posted upthread.
It is epic, lots of raccoon, cougar, grizzy bear, buffalo skinner action and general mayhem to be found here.
posted by dougzilla at 11:44 AM on September 30, 2011


Gal on a buffalo

Gallon o'Buffalo
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:04 PM on September 30, 2011


A sturdy horse can charge a bear too.
posted by homunculus at 12:29 PM on September 30, 2011


Needs more Honey Badger
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Holy shit. I had no idea it was even possible to ride a buffalo.
posted by zardoz at 3:16 PM on September 30, 2011


Would you be disappointed to learn that the Guy's last name is Fieri?
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:12 PM on September 30, 2011


William Howard Taft on a buffalo
posted by dmo at 2:06 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Little late to the thread - but what a great find. I know the producers of the original film. It was a bit of local legend in Roseburg, OR. Great to see this potentially move from obscurity to potential meme status.
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