Friday, June 20, 2008

Faceless Man with Fake Old West Accent Barbecues Bologna in the Snow

I was surfing the web looking for a great barbecue video recipe to post in celebration of the start of summer, when I came across this. While it is probably bad form to goof on a fellow food blogger, I can’t help it. If David Lynch and his Grandpa ever made a cooking video, this is probably what it would look and sound like.

I don't even know where to start. This clip has it all - an affectatious voiceover, creepy rubber gloves, matching serial killer knife, a giant bologna (I really hope it's
bologna), a quasi-porn soundtrack, and…snow? Having said all that, it actually looks kind of good, and I would have totally enjoyed sharing one of those sandwiches he makes at the end of the clip. Hey, is that a wood chipper over there?

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, all I can say is, wow.

Anonymous said...

oh my...

Scott - Boston said...

... half way through this I was convinced it was you, Chef John. I just knew it was you pulling off a great joke. I couldn't imagine it to be a real site, but... holy %#$#

Great great find.

Now let's get serious here :
Chef, how long will I need to leave my knife outside under the back porch before it gets the kind of rust necessary to pull off this kind of cooking? I work all day and just don't have the time. Any time saving tips here?

And oh, can I substitute something else for the baloney?

I'm also allergic to mustard. Any ideas?

I can't wait to try it!

Thanks a bunch,
Scott - Boston

Chef John said...

Thank-ya ..that was right kindly to say for a city feller...

i WISH i did this video! It may be the best clip I've ever seen on youtube. It's by far the best voiceover EVER.

Scott - Boston said...

There is an entire minute in this video showing him trying to take the wrapping off of the damn thing. One entire minute.

I was laughing so hard I almost dropped my chainsaw.

Scott - Boston

ghanima said...

LMAO. Seriously, this is probably cooler than when you posted Ron Jeremy.

Chef John said...

Oh yeah, this old cowpoke kicks the hedgehog's ass!

Anonymous said...

Nice how he switched to island music for the reveal. This here's one worldly cowpuncher, real sophisticado.

Chef John said...

Nice catch! Make me feel like doing the limbo under a baloney. Well, maybe not.

Chef John said...

Yeah, I noticed that too Scott, I guess it was all those "layers" he was talking about. I'd love to see this guy when he gets a new CD.

BTW, BBQ mystery man - If you're reading all this stuff, feel free to post one of my video's and make fun - it won't be that hard. I could use the traffic.

noble pig said...

I'm going to get my saw.

Bill W, NH said...

I was just plain happy to see him protecting his dog's health by wearing surgical gloves. But, then again, feeding smoked baloney to a dog???

Donald said...

I gotta say, that clip is amazing on so many levels...I went to their website to check out some more of their stuff. I do believe that if the Dukes of Hazard had the interweb back in the day...this is the stuff they'd be doing.

milkshake said...

At the state pen they were serving them baloney sandwiches with peanut butter all the time - I think a tattooed self-respecting feller with a woodchipper should be pretty tired of the stuff.

But it may be OK to try this on a cheap whole ham, the kind of you get $1.20 a pound with the bone in.

Blood Red Roses said...

wow... just wow. Hope he isn't feeding his dog this. Oddly enough I wouldn't mind trying that. This is funny on all sorts of levels. Is that voice over for real?

Chef John said...

yes, for real real

Andrew said...

I actually came across some of this guy's other videos once, and to add to the weird tool riff, he uses a short of weird meat hook to prick and flip his steaks in this grilled ribeye video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vB16Dbjz8oo

Pretty weird stuff, but I guess that's how they do it better in Texas.

Connie said...

HE says "Does that look good or what?" I say What. All that work for bologna. He says "Get some toothpicks and ya got yerself some oraderves fer ya next party." Whee doggies, I want to go to his next party. Not.

Anonymous said...

I laughed and had to play it over when he said: "Uhh..whatever ya got in yur wood pile"

Ryan said...

I've watched a couple of these videos. They remind me of the Miller High Life commercials. I loved those.

Ryan said...

Is it possible this is somehow related to Webber grills?

Catering Equipment said...

What the?!

Chef John said...

"related to Webber grills?"

Aweseome! I've actually created a conspiracy theory! I've always wanted to cause on of those.

Ryan said...

Although the BBQed bologna seems far fetched, the other recipes don't seem that bad. Nothing for Chef John to worry about, but some good ideas for BBQing.

Ryan said...

What's the conspiracy theory? The Webber Grill bit?

Ryan said...

But... do you get the correlation? Gruff man doing food simply? It seems right on track with the "Champagne of Beers" commercial.

Ryan said...

Chef John, have you watched any other videos by the BBQ pit boys?

What are you thoughts?

If you don't post this or respond to it, could you send me an email with your answer. I think the boys are OK. Not great technically, but aren't most people?

Chef John said...

ryan, I thought you were implying the the clips were secretly sponsored by webber, so I was making a joke.

I have seen some of their clips. I encourage ALL online cooking videos. I think they do a great job, I just get a kick out of the voice over. And the whole bologna bbq is a surreal pleasure of the highest order. I hope they get lots of new fans from this post.

I do see the Miller similarities, but believe those to be coincidental.

blackirondude said...

Now just hold on there pilgrims...

The voice over may be cheesy but the dude is cooking with cast iron in some other vids.

We all know cast iron is the true and righteous way to make some good vittles.

Dave said...

You know, I laughed at the voiceover too, but what the hell do I know? I'm in southern california. I tip my hat to this guy for creativity. You laugh now, but I bet he makes a mean steak.

Chef John said...

I have nothing but love for the old guy.

seryph07 said...

That must be your friend there in the wood chipper.

Anonymous said...

I love all the clips with this guy........ Cool clips

Anonymous said...

Now that's a good ol' boy!

philx1 said...

Now chef John, due to your posting of this video I have spent many hours watching http://www.youtube.com/user/BarbecueWeb videos (second only to your fantastic recipes of course :-).
Looks like these guys are also getting fairly popular now, and I'm hoping my postings to everyone I can think for both your site and theirs is helping.
Thanks again.

Daphne Apocalypse said...

Hey! I love BBQ web!

Mildly Offended.

KPeff said...

They did this BBQ meat loaf recipe that was just great. They basically filled a cookie sheet with ground beef, topped it with rub, crappy pre-shredded cheese, bbq sauce, and a cast iron skillet-ful of sausage, bacon, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and pineapple slices. Then they made huge, greasy burgers out of them. The best part was when they filled up the cutting board with raw veggies and used the tip of the serial killer knife to chop them all up.

Another time, they braised - in an aluminum pan filled with Kraft bbq sauce on the grill - a rack of country style ribs.