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(News.com.au)   Company replaces spokesman Billy Connolly with orangutan, no one notices   (news.com.au ) divider line
    More: Amusing, ING Group, Billy Connolly, National Australia Bank, Happy Feet, Westpac, visual effects  
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2010-09-27 10:23:25 AM  
Sounds like he lost his jobbie weecha.
 
2010-09-27 10:27:24 AM  
Ook.
 
2010-09-27 10:51:45 AM  
That sucked. They should have gotten Doctor Zaius and a chorus of chimpanzees.
 
2010-09-27 11:19:26 AM  
"Right turn, Clyde."
 
2010-09-27 11:23:46 AM  

buddyrtr: "Right turnElectric Orange, Clyde."


FTFY
 
2010-09-27 11:38:18 AM  
I know you, I do .. I know you.
 
2010-09-27 11:39:31 AM  
Lambs, sloths, carp, anchovies, breakfast cereals and fruit bats were evidently unavailable.
 
2010-09-27 11:56:01 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppfnui-dQKY
 
2010-09-27 12:18:43 PM  

pjbreeze: That sucked. They should have gotten Doctor Zaius and a chorus of chimpanzees.


Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z?
 
2010-09-27 12:22:33 PM  
See my vest?
 
2010-09-27 12:29:48 PM  
Somewhere out there, Howard Hesseman is laughing his ass off.
 
2010-09-27 12:36:00 PM  
The Orangutan is slightly easier to understand.
 
2010-09-27 12:38:06 PM  
There shall be no Billy Connolly threads that do not include his lovely and very funny wife Pamela Stephenson...

www.monstersandcritics.de

Hopefully someone can find better pics than this.

/It's good to be the King.
 
2010-09-27 12:39:39 PM  
Well, that was creepy.

Not in anyway cute, clever, effective nor funny. Probably cost more to make than having Billy do the ads.
 
2010-09-27 12:57:14 PM  
A primate spokesman? (pops - you may not get this if you are not Scottish or Irish)
 
2010-09-27 12:57:27 PM  
Company replaces spokesman Billy Connolly with orangutan, no one notices

As did his first wife.
 
2010-09-27 01:27:37 PM  

penguin31: Somewhere out there, Howard Hesseman is laughing his ass off.


hahaha you win 100 internets
 
2010-09-27 02:22:54 PM  
In the early 90s I used to set up the dressing rooms for many of the acts that went through my small Canadian city. I've done dressing rooms for Rolling Stones, Def Leppard, Metallica, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Pink Floyd and many more. Billy's rider was one of the few that I didn't 100% fill. He asked for walnut oil. What does one do with Walnut oil in a dressing room?
 
2010-09-27 03:01:34 PM  
I'd imagine the orangutan wasn't as Scottish.
 
2010-09-27 04:31:33 PM  
I loved Billy's documentary about the Brooklyn Bridge. (new window)
 
2010-09-27 05:32:09 PM  
Shave the orangutan a little bit, then people will realize he's not hairy enough to be Billy.

/It would be just hairy enough to be Robin Williams, but WAY more funny.
 
2010-09-27 05:36:14 PM  

Ursa Minor: What does one do with Walnut oil in a dressing room?


Salad dressing or a posh wank, perhaps. Or even both.
 
2010-09-27 07:46:05 PM  
When told about his replacement, Billy was quite upset:

img691.imageshack.us
 
2010-09-27 10:14:23 PM  
mmii.info

DNRTA - Did the company sell popplers?
 
2010-09-27 11:15:31 PM  
So I'm an avid fan of Boondock Saints. it was perfectly corny, the other day I seen BS2 on Netflix, so I turn it on with a lot of anticipation. after 38 minutes I turned it off and considered shattering my DVD of the original. it was bad, hella bad.
 
2010-09-29 06:36:56 AM  

Girion47: So I'm an avid fan of Boondock Saints. it was perfectly corny, the other day I seen BS2 on Netflix, so I turn it on with a lot of anticipation. after 38 minutes I turned it off and considered shattering my DVD of the original. it was bad, hella bad.


This.
I remember raising an eyebrow at the lead characters' bloated faces, cringing at Benz' stupid accent (and useless character) and shaking my head at the use of the Duke.

A terrible experience, the only good scenes being, for me, the planification of the drug lab's assault and the 'ding dong' bit.
 
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