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November 4, 2008

Drunken Orson Welles

My eyes are still watering from laughing so hard at this clip of what appears to be an extremely wasted Orson Welles.

He's trying to make a commercial selling Paul Masson champagne and failing miserably. I love the way he taps the bottle with his fingertips. But the funniest part of this video has got to be at 50 seconds when he starts with "Maah haa the French ..."

Cheers! 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:15 AM | | Comments (8)
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Ok that might have been the best thing you've ever posted.

good bio link!

"Frozen Peas" is another classic. I still listen to it once in a while.

Also parodied fantastically well by "The Critic".

Since we brought up Orson Welles, this item could act as parallel on how anyone elected to public office is often perceived. Start at 2.10 minutes into the clip.

Citizen Kane - The Theatrical Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyv19bg0scg&feature=related

other
An amusing and last interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hGgUQ9zbIk

On faking being a fortune teller:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VownRvNumIU&feature=related

Te promotional trailer for “F for Fake” a documentary on an art forger that blurs the line between fact and fiction, which was ban from theatrical use:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNyvg4s3YMA

Evan,

Check out your link, it didn't work for me

Hysterical! That made my day.

Thanks Sam,
That was pretty good. And I like the moon-tini better that's on the other pages.

I'll add another video to the list -- the best parody of this scene I could find on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6P1ifGjvEE

Foster Brooks made a standup comedy career as being "drunk": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYusPRre07k

A funny Tim Conway piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY&feature=related

A little more high concept is Negativland's use of a Casey Kasem tirade about U2 and an intended on air dedication for a recently deceased pet dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6gPSSYxex0
Varations can be found on "These Guys Are from England and Who Gives a Sh*t"

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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