Skip to comments.Comic Tells Pentagon Troops to ‘Git ‘er Done’
Posted on 10/21/2011 5:10:39 PM PDT by SandRat
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2011 In his signature baseball cap and wearing a shirt with the sleeves cut off, the comedian known as Larry the Cable Guy gave a shout-out to the troops today while on location at the Pentagon to shoot an upcoming segment of his History Channel show, Only in America.
Larry, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, brought his brand of rural, blue-collar humor to official Washington. Combing the Pentagon hallways in his We Proudly Support the 2nd Amendment sweatshirt and camouflage cap, he intertwined serious respect for the military and its members with the zany antics of his brand.
I love ya! he told service members in the Pentagon Channel taping. Stay safe out there. Were behind ya 110 percent, and always do this: Git er done!
And, he added, Come see me when I got a show and, by golly, Ill buy ya a beer.
For military kids, Larry became Mater, his animated tow truck character from Disney-Pixars Cars movie.
Whew-hoo! Boy, Im happier than a tornader in a trailer park! he shouted. One of these days, were goin back down there with McQueen to Radiator Springs, and were gonna go backward drivin, then were gonna do some tractor tippin.
The History Channel shoot was important to show viewers the inside workings of U.S. military headquarters, the comedian said. It shows you how your tax dollars are being spent, and it makes you real proud, he added. A lot of people dont know what they do here, and 24,000 people work here, and theyre all regular Americans just like you and me.
That perspective is what hes trying to provide in bringing his show to the Pentagon, he said. I consider myself about as regular as anybody else, he explained. So, to actually get in and be able to ask questions -- and some of them are stupid questions -- but theyre questions that I want to know, and hopefully other people will want to know.
The service members who work in the Pentagon are no different from other Americans, he noted.
You know, when theyre not in there with their uniforms on, theyre just like you and me, he said. Theyre just regular folks making a living and trying to live the American dream. Its cool seeing them in there at their best. It makes you proud as an American to know we have the greatest military in the world. And to get in there and see behind it and see the guts of it, and watch em work, makes you even prouder.
Never out of character for long, the comedian gave his uncensored impressions of the Pentagons most critical areas, including the National Military Command Center.
I have learned that you dont pick stuff up in the war room and press buttons without the main man telling you to do it, he said, because when I hit some button and the windows fogged up, they made some announcement and I got shuffled out. I dont know what happened, but I think I might have declared war on Canada.
In the Pentagon press briefing room, Larry stepped up to the podium with cameras rolling . And this is why we went into Canada, he said. They dont clean up after themselves.
Thats probably not useful, a Pentagon official commented.
The comedian said he was impressed with the dedication displayed by the Pentagons military and civilian workforce.
I could see how focused they are, he said.
The Only in America segment was taped as part of the shows second season, which will begin in January, a History Channel crew member said.
The man is a riot! Gotta love ‘im...
He is great. I love the show!
Woohoo! Me and Mr S love that show! We were afraid it wasn’t going to be picked up again!
We love Larry’s sense of humor! And it’s great to hear him make insulting comments about Al Gore, Rosie O’Donnell and the cast of “The View”!
I heard him on a radio show one time. He is nothing, and I mean nothing like his character. He’s a very intelligent guy.
Larry needs to back on his diet ... he has gained all that weight back ... we want him around a long long time
I can’t stand the crude oaf.
I can’t stand the crude oaf.
I can’t stand the crude oaf.
Sorry for the triple post.
He named his daughter Reagan. Nuff said.
Wow - can’t believe how much he’s packed on since he was in the NutriSystem commercials :-(
>He named his daughter Reagan. Nuff said.<
No way! Didn’t know that. That’s what me and my GF planned to name our kid eventually. Sounds better than our original one which was Guns N Roses Metallica...
I was hoping there was going to be a second season of this show. I love Larry’s one-liners.
Ha! G&R and Mettalica are made of awesome and Reagan still pwns them.
We tried shortening it once over dinner to “Axel Rose Slash Hetfield” but Reagan in honor of the Gipper’ is wicked enough...
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I got the same sense w/him as I did w/Jim Nabors (”Gomer Pyle”, “Andy of Mayberry”, “Andy Griffith Show”)and Ken Curtis of “Gunsmoke”! Another one is Ray Stevens. They are so skilled in the characters they play, (or sing or both)people get the impression that they are like that in real life.
The guy who played Festus in “Gunsmoke” was actually very good-looking and had a beautiful singing voice! Ray Stevens is also, so is Jim Nabors. All three had beautiful, rich singing voices in real life, but all had the funniest ‘redneck’ voices I ever heard in the characters they played or sang in!
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