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Any Ernst Fans?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dwayne1115, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    More like Vern kicked the ladder down with him on it a lot.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There was a completely random, and unusual mention of Jim Varney on America's Most Wanted tonight, that took me completely by surprise.

    Basically, a woman, who believes she caught a glimpse of a suspect in the murder of a family (killing the parents, then abducting their little girl and killing her too); after years, she had trouble remembering exactly what the suspect looked like, until she saw Mike Rowe on TV one day... she then also likened the suspect to Jim Varney, mentioning the suspect having a long, narrow face, and wearing a baseball cap (ala Mike Rowe, and Jim Varney).

  3. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    Shocking indeed Snowth.

    But it's been proven that descriptions of what suspects look like from eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable. I've heard that in most cases when police line up some suspects for somebody to identify often they'll pick the wrong man, even if the guilty party actually is present.

    Now that's really scary. :eek:
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Are you guys up for the ULTIMATE practical joke? :excited:

    Do you have access to the computers of friends, coworkers, etc? Well, here's what you can do: when they're not looking, or if they're away from their computer for an extended amount of time, you can sneak on and replace their wallpapers with THIS! ! !

    Can you just imagine turning on your computer, and being met with "HEY VERN! I'M ON YOUR DESKTOP, KNOWWHUTIMEAN?"
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I got the "Hey Vern It's Ernest" DVD today. I don't know whether it was restored or not... It's almost like watching a 1980s video, but it could just be me (but I'm not complaining about that).
  6. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Very cool that you got it! I was checking amazon not too long ago (after hearing the great news that it was coming out) and didn't see it listed, but looks like it's time for me to look into it again, because I definitely want to own this - no question.
  7. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    My father met Jim Varney in the 80s somewhere in America... presumably in Los Angeles as my dad traveled there often. My father passed 5 years ago so I don't exactly recall the story. I do know he got a photograph taken with him.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Do you have the photograph that maybe you can scan and share with us?

    Either way, man, I would've been like "I SHOULD'VE GONE WITH YOOOOOU!" lol.
  9. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    Yeah this thread prompted me to email my sister (she lives in America) and ask her to look for that photo. She has many of my father's things, so hopefully she'll reply. :)
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Awesome, and welcome to MC, BTW!
  11. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    I just checked my email and she said she would look for it, as she thinks she recalls the photo in question. She said she also just recently found one of dad with "Adam West at a car show" hahaha
  12. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    That is great your dad got his photo with Jim Varney, and thank you for trying to help us see the photo, I appreciate it!

    Also cool about the photo of your dad with Adam West - I bet the car show featured the Batmobile :)

    And last but not least, I like how you're in NZ and your MC name is based on the BoomerangFish of LZ! :) LZ is a great Muppet!
  13. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    ha! Thanks... yeah all the other names I wanted were taken... but I knew I wanted something to do with Lew... and the fish immediately popped into my head. ;)

    I have always loved that character... so completely bizarre. I guess Henson amalgamated Aussies and Kiwis at bit with the character... totally love how weird he is.

    No response from my sister about the photo, though she did say she would look thru them. We don't get on very well, so I didnt expect her to say much. ;)
  14. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Lew Zealand

    I love how very very often Lew wants folks to see him throw his Boomerang Fish! Hilarious, and yes, Lew Zealand is delightfully full of his own unique character, and somehow, no matter how zany he is, he seems like he has a good heart and is a trustworthy fellow :)
  15. BoomerangFish

    BoomerangFish Well-Known Member

    exactly! He just wants to throw his fish. haha... hilarious
  16. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Anyone have an answer for this person?
    It's about Chuck not being in ESS.

    And about Lew:
    Right on!:D He's not asking for much from the world.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I wonder if despite Vern's bitterness towards Ernest, if Ernest actually prolonged Vern's life? It's clear in several commercials that Vern apparently doesn't take very good care of him: Ernest had to pull out of oneVern's teeth, he's made countless efforts to get Vern to drink diet colas and skim milk, he did an anti-smoking PSA to get Vern to give up cigarettes, he did a don't drink and drive PSA offering to drive a drunk Vern home (after he kept trying to unlock the wrong car), etc.

    Onething you can say about Ernest, his intentions are always earnest.
  18. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Good point D'Snowth! I never thought of that! Though Ernest did tease Vern sometimes:

    1. "I like your little bear!" (I might not be saying it exact, but Vern had a teddy bear) and then Ernest has a good laugh about that!

    2. "I bet you'd like Mello Yello right now! I just bet you would!" (I might not be saying that exact either, but Vern was working hard on a roof in the sun and Ernest wouldn't let him have any of the Mello Yello soda!)

    And a visitor from space that looked like Ernest introduced himself by saying something like, "People of Earth, and Vernon..." :)
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  20. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing those vids! The ones I mentioned that you found are some of my favorites (the Mello Yello one makes me laugh every time)! And the ones you posted are new to me, and great as well - I got a good chuckle out of those! Thanks!

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