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July 6, 2004 8:01 PM   Subscribe

A very frustrated RV salesman. Nothing deep here, just a few laughs. (NSFW - language) via themorningnews.org
posted by efalk (23 comments total)

 
Well, he's not an RV salesman, he's an actor making some sort of sales or industrial film. But he's damn frustrated. Really, really, frustrated. But I bet the crew was more frustrated than he was. At him.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:11 PM on July 6, 2004


That guy is great.
posted by trharlan at 8:22 PM on July 6, 2004


yeah, this was my favorite bit. i watched it over and over again, probably about 100 times before i tired of it.

this is an internet classic, btw.
posted by oog at 8:26 PM on July 6, 2004


So good. So very similar to the Casey Kasem outtakes, but still merits an FPP. Good find!
posted by psmealey at 8:43 PM on July 6, 2004


btw, I gotta ask, what the fuck was this guy thinking when he fucking showed up for fucking work that day? Why was he so fucking preoccupied? Was his fucking wife fucking the fucking milk man or fucking what? Fuck.
posted by psmealey at 8:51 PM on July 6, 2004


Well, he's not an RV salesman, he's an actor making some sort of sales or industrial film

I'm not so sure about that... at one point he says something like "I wrote this shit you'd think I'd be able to say it" or something similar. I got the impression that it was a Winnebago executive of some sort, because frankly, only an executive would be capable of being such an infantile prick.

What fun. Reminds of an outtake from a Bing Crosby recording of "Wrap your troubles in dreams", although he sings his frustrations out...

"They cut out 2 bars, those dirty bastards,
didn't tell me which bars they were gonna cut,
Holy Christ why doesn't somebody tell me these things around here,
I'm going off my nut..."

Anyone else heard that? I've found some references to it, but no audio.
posted by ulotrichous at 8:52 PM on July 6, 2004


See also Touching People, where this guy makes an appearence.

"mmmmmMMMMAAAAAhhhhh,     thhhfrench...      zhampagne..."
posted by tss at 8:54 PM on July 6, 2004


Fern.
posted by bargle at 9:07 PM on July 6, 2004


I managed to keep it all in til bargle said "fern".

Fern!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:10 PM on July 6, 2004


That "Touching People" shit is fucking sadistic as hell, but, yeah, some of it is quite funny.

Anna Nicole: "You wanna fuck me? Well, fuck this." Bang!

Comedy gold.
posted by psmealey at 9:15 PM on July 6, 2004


Anyone know how to find the full version of "What I Really Want"?
posted by cmonkey at 9:30 PM on July 6, 2004


Wow, this guy sounds like me talking to my computer, only much much more relaxed.
posted by lkc at 10:00 PM on July 6, 2004


Personally I got the impression that this guy is probably a dealer and doing a local commercial for his dealership. Could be wrong though.
posted by efalk at 12:17 AM on July 7, 2004


Double post (it's the "really" link)
Kind of. Sort of. Ok, not really, there was no way to discover this by searching and the previous post didn't contain the whole thing. Those Viceland clips are still some of the funniest videos I've ever seen, that hippie with the phallic staff gets me in stitches every time.
posted by TungstenChef at 4:34 AM on July 7, 2004


Viceland calls him the CEO of Winnebago - which shouldn't be that hard to check, if you have...google-fu.
posted by dash_slot- at 5:04 AM on July 7, 2004


I checked. It isn't the current CEO, but I couldn't find out how long he had been CEO. The video looks like it was made in the early 90's or late 80's, definitely before the net, so figuring out if he's the former CEO would be difficult.
posted by TungstenChef at 5:14 AM on July 7, 2004


fuck what a great fucking clip
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 6:30 AM on July 7, 2004


Chef: He mentions the 1989 "Mini-Winnie" model year right near the end.
posted by Electric Jesus at 7:12 AM on July 7, 2004


I think the guy is a freelance producer/talent type or who owns or runs the production company doing the work. Behavior like this is very common on sets and particularly when the talent thinks the whole project is somehow below him or the client or project has been a huge pain.

Working as an editor, I've seen many things like this. One of the most amazing, on a par with this, were takes I saw with Lorne Greene when he was doing a piece for the vacation timeshare industry. Very, very foul. I never thought of him as a sweet old man after that. Another was a audio session with Orson Welles.
posted by bz at 8:34 AM on July 7, 2004


I love how he sounds just like Eddie Murphy's Stereotypical Uptight White Guy. Classic.
posted by keswick at 9:54 AM on July 7, 2004


"You're.. disturbing my.. what's left of my brain." Classic
posted by chrid at 2:05 AM on July 8, 2004


Was that Cousin Stevie?
posted by ewagoner at 8:20 AM on July 8, 2004


here is Orson Welles' frozen peas clip
posted by 12345 at 2:03 PM on July 8, 2004


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