Taught Me How To Be a Man

March 23, 2008 at 10:21 pm 4 comments

Near disaster in church this Easter Sunday. And I blame this particular outtake from Waiting For Guffman:

The thing about Guffman, for those of you unfamiliar, is that it gets in your blood. You memorize the movie, and then when you hear things paraphrased… ie, CNN Money, it became apparent that the S&P chief economist was paraphrasing guffman when he said: “The Fed is trying, but they don’t have a magic wand to wave and make everyone confident again.” (Guffman scene: “We need you to wave your magic wand and make this town special again.”)

So, you may have noticed this little segment of the above song (a Waiting For Guffman deleted scene):

“You taught me how to be a man. How to pitch a bail of hay. How to rassle a steer to the ground and apply a firey brand to his hind quarters. And yes, you taught me how to love a woman. How she can find comfort in your strong arms. And how the gentle fragrance of her hair can drive a man wild!”

So, imagine me trying to control myself in church when the speaker was telling a heart wrenching story about his friend losing his father, and then said, “He taught him how to be a man.” Immediately my friend and I looked at each other and covered our mouths. I fought so hard to hold in my laughter that I had a coughing fit.

Economy? Church? What segment of my life WON’T Waiting For Guffman penetrate?


Entry filed under: Film, LeMare's Posts, Waiting for Guffman.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TRussell  |  March 24, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Its a good thing the person next to you didn’t tell you “Hush child, Hush” or you would have lost it for sure.

    Thanks for sharing this with us yesterday.

    For those of you who have not been hosted by LeMare – its an experience you’ll never forget. – Did you catch that reference?

    BTW – Spinal Tap was on last night. Brilliant!

  • 2. JL  |  March 24, 2008 at 11:38 am

    What you’ve spoken is all too true. After a certain dosage of Guffman, it seeps into all areas of your life.

    Never again will you be able to describe a construction hat as anything but “sweeping.”

  • 3. lowdogg  |  March 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    This video was clearly cut from the theatrical version because the production values of Red, White & Blaine were far too high for that scene. The river alone was exceptional. It’s like having water poked, poked in their noses.

    Corky is, as always, the best part of that.

  • […] Music called “A Mighty Wind”.  And the threw me a bone by performing the song from the Waiting For Guffman Outtakes, “This Bulging River,” which may be one of my favorite parts of the movie .  All in all the night was a […]


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