By David Pescovitz at 2:10 pm Thu, Oct 23, 2008
Obama is a dren
McCain can sit on it
Maturin, what’s a dren?
misspelling of “dream”
Was I the only one who thought to check the Internet to see if “dren” might have been used appropriately?
“Dren was used as a nickname in an episode of Happy Days where Joanie described Potsie as the opposite of a nerd, being that word spelt backwards.”
(And we all know that Wikipedia is accurate, right?)
Whats bad is my scifi geek kicked in and picked up Dren from its Farscape useage of “shit”
Rhymes that way, too, Akbar56.
Does anyone know the artist or track name of the music playing in the background at the beginning and end of the video?
OK. Back up. Andy Griffith is alive? And he’s voting Democratic?
Exactly Octopede, thats how serious this election is.
The real question we must ask now is how would Barney Fife and Al vote?
thank you for supporting my usage of “dren”
would have been pathetic to be disemvoweled for a word Joanie Cunningham made up. :-)
#7: US3 – “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”
That clip was actually filmed shortly before his death in the late ’80s just for the benefit of future generations. Such is the power of Obama.
I’m still scarred and scared.
#11, many thanks, I’ve had that song in my head on and off for 5 years or so.
Whenever I vote I think to myself: “What would Leather Tuscadero do?”
I honestly, seriously thought AG was dead. I even remembered feeling sad about it. Thus, this video seriously creeped me out until I checked. Who knew?
The memory is a funny thing.
On a related note, do Opie and Richie BOTH get to vote?
I had that thought too, but I think I was confusing him with Don Knotts.
Don Knotts sent in a provisional ballot. He wrote in Ross Perot for President because he likes the guy’s looks.
I was also shocked to see Andy for a second! Glad he’s still alive, patroling on our behalf. : )
Here’s the real link on Funny or Die, not the crappy-looking stolen version on YouTube. You should really update the link to this.
Barney would’ve voted Palin. Otis for Bush. Al for Bob Barr. Aunt Bee for Mr. C, and Mr. C for Ralph. Oh, the postmodernism.
Also, Goober and Gomer write in Kucinich.
Makes up for the Happy Days episode where the Cunninghams dis Adlai Stevenson.
And because the Andy Griffith talk has surely raised the question in many people’s minds:
Yes, Abe Vigoda is still alive.
Cunninghams dis Democrat Stevenson and support Republican Ike in this episode:
This episode made me hate Howard Cunningham for the rest of my life:
Adlai Stevenson was a great man.
Actually, Fonzie also voted for the Republican:
At a large public rally Fonzie publicly declares, “I like Ike. My bike likes Ike .
So, also good to see Winkler making up for that.
Fraud! Lies! Andy may be alive but he wasn’t in the same studio as Opie. That was green screened and matched up.
There’s something about these “I’ve never made a political endorsement before” things that remind me of Playboy Fora: “I never expected to be writing you…”
What, no Mork cameo?
needs more Matlock!
I have tremendous respect for any major Hollywood persona who is willing to let himself be filmed getting his nose hairs clipped….
Damn, Ron… good for you!
This is the GOATSE of televised nostalgia.
Please, don’t ever do something like this again.
To me the creepy was somehow overwhelmed by the awesome.
Maybe cuz Winkler still rocks The Fonz.
“Boy was I wruuuh… wrouhuh… Yeah, that’s the word.”
The Andy Griffith one felt like two old actors reprising their roles in the same timeframe they played them before.
What’s really creepy about the Happy Days one, was that it felt more like these same guys were really in the same Milwaukie neighborhood decades later and way older, and the Fonz is still a greaser in ’50s hood clothing admitting he voted for Bush…
dont be a pussy jack
I have tremendous respect for any major Hollywood persona who is willing to let himself be filmed getting his nose hairs clipped..
And to be filmed taking off his toupee! (Not that he ever wears one, but still.) It’s something I kinda hope catches on. Bill Shatner, I’m looking at you…
#7: Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island. I believe that is Miles Davis on the trumpet.
Too bad Don Knotts is not still with us. It would have been great to see him come out of the bushes and go into a pro-McCain rant. He was a master of the misguided soapbox speech.
I watched the entire Andy Griffith Show series on WGN this past year. All I had read about it for years is how ridiculously idyllic it was in portraying small-town life and the conspicuous absence of Blacks on the show. I was surprised by just how progressive it really was, not to mention appearances by the likes of a very young Jack Nicholson and Barbara Eden–that costume on I Dream of Jeanie did not do justice to her figure like a snugly tailored dress and heels did.
@2 & 3
“dren” is Nerd spelled backwards. Joanie had the hots for Potzie at some point and made it up
That was pretty funny. I really liked the Henry Winkler/Fonzie part, that was great.
Anyone know who Alf would vote for?
Oh wait- alien. Never mind.
YouTube took the video down. Available at its source here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/cc65ed650d
Hey, he could have been naturalized.
Yes Cantaluope Island from the album Empyrean Isles.
Herbie Hancock â€” Piano
Freddie Hubbard â€” Cornet
Ron Carter â€” Bass
Tony Williams â€” drums
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