Saturday, August 30, 2008

Shocking News! Acting Debut Surfaces on Internet

It's just the price you have to paywhen you're famous--racy videos of you appearing on the internet. I am no exception. My acting debut recently found its way onto the world wide web. (Thanks, Ike.)

Back in the innocence of 2002, I had a video production class at the U. Our final project was to create a five minute video based on the theme "The Odd Couple." We split up into groups of five and started brainstorming. We went around the circle trying to figure out if anyone had anything cool to contribute.

Ike had access to a mailman hat, I had some hand puppets, Rashed had the fact that he was from Kuwait, Brett knew to handle the production, and Becca mentioned that she happened to live in the basement of a mortuary. Thus Rashed's Neighborhood was born.

The best part for me was Rashed trying to get the grasp on the whole thing. He was an exchange student and still working on his English. He'd obviously never seen Mr. Roger's Neighborhood before, but he watched a couple of episodes for research. His Mexican girlfriend was also an exchange student, learning English. Together, the two of them worked on learning the lyrics to the theme song. They tried their best, but usually here's the best they could come up with:

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, beautiful day neighbor...hood.

Ah, close enough.

So, with no further introduction, here's Rashed's Neighborhood. (Notice my lush, full head of hair.)



Here's Ike's (a.k.a. Speedy Delivery Guy) version of the story.

7 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Wow. Amazing. Simply amazing. Every time I watch the video, I am amazed. Not sure what more to say. Amazing!

Jana Banana said...
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Ike said...

Thanks for helping make this viral.

I'm hoping for a million views. If we get enough, maybe one of the networks will ask us to shoot some more episodes.

Tim G said...

With all of that hair, I'm going to rename you "Max Power".

tyler_mchenry said...

Wasn't your acting debut much earlier circa 1998 in the acclaimed "Adventures of Choo Choo and Cho Cho San?"

su-tang 3000 said...

True dat, Ty. When Choo-Choo & Cho-Cho San hits YouTube, the internet is going to explode!

Sarah said...

Well John, I love the look, I always knew that you had at least one alter ego!