A supercut of Gustavo Almadovar saying his name again and again

What's your favorite part? (Via Laughing Squid)


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?

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