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45 Responses to “A supercut of Gustavo Almadovar saying his name again and again”

  1. Antinous / Moderator says:

    If he doesn’t stop doing that, his head is going to get stuck to the left some day.

  2. johne2 says:

    Strangely transfixing.

  3. iamlegion says:

    Back… and to the left.
    Back… and to the left.
    Back… and to the left.

    • Petzl says:

      Seriously.  What is it with that head turn when he gets to the “Doe” syllable??

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Psychological kinesiology would probably say that his muscles are twitching because of a conflict between subconscious and conscious impulses. Possibly due to mispronouncing his own name for the benefit of a broader audience. Or acting like a fool for ratings purposes. You can make of that theory what you will.

      • MundoAlReves says:

        I live near the spanish town of “Almodovar del Campo” and I can confirm you that all their inhabitants look at their left when they speak. I believe there are genetic reasons for that behaviour, and that the head turn when he pronounces “Almodovar” is a genetic reminiscence.

        Edit: The correct spelling is “Amodovar”, not “Almadovar”, as “Pedro Almodovar”

  4. Boundegar says:

    I liked the part where he told you his name.

  5. jhoosier says:

    That’s his own name?  That has to be one of the worst pronunciations of a Spanish name I’ve ever heard.

  6. SedanChair says:

    Now do one of Ofeibea Quist-Arcton saying “DAKARRRRR”

  7. joe blough says:

    man seriously, DAKAAAAARH! love that one.

  8. robcat2075 says:

    I think they teach that at Famous Broadcasters School.

    For people who want to be TV reporters… or just talk like one.

    • knoxblox says:

      Or film school. The last name is one letter removed from Pedro Almodovar’s. It took me sooo long to get used to saying it the correct way instead of Al-mo-do-var. It probably grated on my professor’s nerves as much as it does mine as I hear people say Chi-POLE-te.

  9. HubrisSonic says:

    You’re a dovar?  What the hell is a dovar? 

  10. thefoodgeek says:

    I liked the one where he twirled his mic the best.

  11. cj howeareya says:

    I think Mandalit del Barco should do a story on him.

  12. mappo says:

    Copied from the youtube comments:

    (O_O) Gustavo ( Ô_o) Almadovar

  13. Syn - says:

    ha! Hilarious. Why the hell does he mis-pronounce his last name? I’m pretty sure he knows how to say it right. 

  14. nettdata says:

    If ever there was a use for AutoTune…

  15. He says it with nearly the same pitch every time. I wonder if he has near-perfect pitch otherwise?

  16. Eric LaMotte says:

    This is so Diana Deutsch http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/psychology/pages.php?i=212

  17. Michael Lau says:

    I like that part where he looks to the left and raises the pitch of his voice.

  18. webstu says:

    For people who work in broadcasting, their name is their “brand,” so they are told to pronounce it the same way — specific rhythm, always smiling (you can tell aurally when a person is smiling), etc.

  19. DewiMorgan says:

    The eyebrow sells it.

  20. colorofcatvomit says:

    My favorite part is when he says, “Gustavo, I’m a doe fart.”

  21. wollito says:

    Any relationship with
    Hyacinth Bucket?

  22. drabkikker says:

    His name is Almodovar.

  23. Souse says:

    I can’t get past the pronunciation of a Spanish name in a SoCal accent.

  24. robertdee says:

    This is my new meditation mantra.

  25. RedShirt77 says:

     What punctuation do you use to denote that one should raise their right eyebrow in the second syllable of his last name?

  26. Robert Becht says:

    Kaaaaastanza!

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