Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Yortuk's Foxy Lady

I am a disciple of the church of Saturday Night Live and there are several prophets that have shown their comedic miracles on that show. It would never cross my mind that I might be able to meet any of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players/Prophets, let alone...one of the originals! Yet, I will stand in line with many others as they listen to Dan Akroyd at our local Borders as he discusses a new book and have him sign a DVD just for me! So, in honor of this special occasion, I thought I would share my TOP DAN AKROYD MOMENTS.

Yortuk Festrunk and Georg Festrunk-I love this skit on SNL. It never gets old. They are so awkward and dead on chauvinistic with their "Sexy American Foxes" and "protruding buttocks". It has been my dream to dress up as Yortuk and Georg, the Two Wild and Crazy Guys for Halloween because I just can't get over their fantastic leisure suits. So funny!

Roman Craig in The Great Outdoors-There is something very familiar about this obnoxious and pompous character that hijacks John Candy's family vacation. Everytime I mention this movie, everyone always says, "Oh my god. I love that movie." How can you not? Now that I am an adult I find humor in a lot of the dirty jokes that I missed as a child. Back then, I just thought it was funny that John Candy ate that whole steak.

Beldar Conehead-The movie or the skit on SNL. Both very funny to me.

Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz in Ghostbusters-This is a direct connection with tomorrow night's reading since he has written a book on UFOs...why? I don't know, but he was an expert on paranormal history and metallurgy. You may not know this, but Dan Akroyd wrote this awesome movie along Harold Ramis.

I know I missed some, but feel free to share the Akroyd love.


Anonymous said...

I am jealous. The man's a freakin Blues Brother.
"We're on a mission from God."
"It's 106 miles to Chicago..." "
Are you the police? "No, ma'am. We're musicians."

I like listening to the "House of Blues Radio Hour with Elwood Blues." Akroyd appears to be actually pretty knowledgable about blues--or he has good writers. :)


Carm said...

Did you know that Dan Akroyd was part of the 1985 USA for Africa song "We Are the World?" .......... I have a "Making of the We Are the World" video that I purchased for 96 cents on clearance at Hollywood Video. It kills me. And I love that Dan Akroyd is up there singing with Steve Perry and Kenny Rogers. Sigh.