If I were to say, “Farting Preacher,” would you know what I’m talking about? If not, then you’ll really want to read this post (or maybe not). And if you are familiar with it, you'll want to read this anyway.
Back about 20 years ago, I was first introduced to the Farting Pastor on a videotape. The Farting Pastor is none other than smarmy televangelist Robert Tilton! If you don’t remember Tilton, he was one of these rip-off artists who made millions bilking the elderly and sick and otherwise impaired out of their money by promising to send them a prayer cloth that God wanted them to have for $1000!
A real slimy kind of guy.
And so it was with some childish glee that I discovered someone had made a video of excerpts from Tilton’s TV show using all the actual video and audio but adding fart noises behind him. I know, sophomoric to the extreme…but don’t judge me until you watch the clips – they are funny! God help me, they’re funny.
It works so well because, like many preachers of this sort, Tilton has all these pregnant pauses, comical expressions and ridiculous phrases that just lend themselves to this sort of stuff.
Okay, I promise something more substantive next entry, but for now, watch and enjoy (and don’t lie and say you watched and didn’t laugh…)
Note: apparently there’s a whole cottage industry of Farting Preacher videos out there. Just do a google search for “tilton farting preacher” and be amazed at the number of responses.