Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Duck Phone

This won't make a lick of sense unless you remember those Sports Illustrated "football phone" ads that blanketed the airwaves in the 80's. Actually, even then it won't make much sense.

Here's what you need to know: In Iowa, I was surrounded by hunters (I thought everyone ate venison three times a week until I was, oh, 18), and so they became the butt of many jokes in my movies. In this commercial for the fantastically titled fake magazine Iowa's Most Bloody Deer and Disgusting Fish, I play something around 22 different "country hick" characters, which is pretty ridiculous considering that I myself was a country hick nonpareil. Watch until the very end for my delicate portrayal of the "I'm glad I called" guy. Emmy Award, please.

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At July 1, 2009 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Keir said...

Where can I get a duck phone? Are these still for sale? I would like to be glad I called, too.

Your delivery of "I'm glad I called" is a symphony of nuance.

At July 1, 2009 at 2:15 PM , Blogger DK said...

At least you can say "I'm glad I posted."

At July 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Lisa Jenn said...

So, was your dad a Ducks Unlimited guy? Is that why your house was chock full of beautiful (and utilitarian) duck paraphernalia?

At July 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM , Blogger DK said...

You got it. And Pheasants Forever, too. Plenty more deer and duck parts to come, especially in "Misery."

At July 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think referring to this character as variations of "country hicks" is being too kind...


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