Saturday, February 4, 2006

And now, for something completely ridiculous

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.


Marcguyver said...

Yes Dan, this is a bit 'immature', but man I'm with you all the way. It's just plain downright funny! And I can't think of a better person for this parody to be done on; what a scum sucker this guy ever is and was!

Some of the garbage this guy spewed forth is just downright wrong and shameful.

Dan Trabue said...

Left and Right can always rally around fart jokes, huh?

hipchickmamma said...

thanks dan--do you think i could use the farting preacher footage during youth group tonight?

thanks for the laugh!

Eleutheros said...

While Tilton is an extreme example, where is there a professional religionist who isn't essentially the same? Perhaps the reason we find the Farting Pastor so funny is becaues the moment we mount to the pulpit, however we guise our motivations, there go you and I.

God (or good, or humanity, take your pick) wants you to send me $1000 to pay for this prayer cloth that will do a lot of good in the world. Hmmmmm. Having a deja-vu here. When are we going to get the video of the 'Farting Social Worker'??

Dan Trabue said...

Let it go, Leuthie. It's just a funny thang.

Marty said...

Too funny Dan. Tilton deserves it. Here's another deserving individual:

Dan Trabue said...

"Not interested in a president that talks smoothly...or, that uses, 'real words'..."

Check out Marty's link above, the guy's good. It's a fellow portraying Bush's "speechalist."

Daniel Levesque said...

Hilarious! Yes, it's toilet humor, but it's funny.

And the good news is, at least we can look back at a scammer and laugh at him now, hopefully his victims, and those he drove from Christ can do the same.

Marcguyver said...

Holy smokes....some of those comments by Bush make him look like a complete doofus! :)

I'm surprised that his face didn't change three different shades of red!

Eleutheros said...

Dan:"It's just a funny thang."

Oh, it is indeed. You miss the point. It is a funny thang, almost as funny as the idea of 'social work'. Almost, but not quite.