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Published at: March 20, 2005, 2:22 a.m. CST by staff

I am – Hercules!!

If you continue telling essentially the same joke ad infinitum ... you might be a really bad comedian!

Why is this the show to which I’m most looking forward Sunday? Because Jeff Foxworthy deserves to be reamed in the ass by much better, non-redneck comedians like Nick DiPaulo, Gilbert Gottfried, Jay Mohr, Denis Leary and Colin Quinn. If only Triumph were lurking about!

And Lord? Please let Larry the Cable Guy say “Git’er done!” for the millionth fucking time. Gets funnier every time I hear it.

10 p.m. Sunday. Comedy Central.







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  • March 20, 2005, 2:35 a.m. CST

    I think Herc is bitter

    by GTfilmgeek

    12 yr old girls get like that some times.

  • March 20, 2005, 2:36 a.m. CST

    to think, I almost...

    by I87D

    ...made it through my entire life without knowing Larry The Cable Guy's catchphrase. Until now. Thanks, Herc. I knew I should've killed myself one day earlier...

  • March 20, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Everyone knows I'm 14 now.

    by Hercules

    Say you're sorry or this 14-year-old girl is going to delete your talkback account.

  • March 20, 2005, 3:36 a.m. CST

    what I'm really waiting for

    by BigDogg

    according to Comedy Central's site, they're going to show this roast unedited on Saturday night as a part of the Secret Stash. Nice to see they've taking a break from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut and Jay and Silent Bob Stroke Back to show something different. Hopefully this roast will get released on DVD like the Denis Leary one did

  • March 20, 2005, 6:48 a.m. CST

    It's pretty bizarre that Comedy Central...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    has been trying so hard to milk the middle-America/redneck cash, but it's understandable. They must be getting ridiculous ratings for that garbage.

  • March 20, 2005, 7:25 a.m. CST

    You guys who haven't ever heard of this shit are lucky . . .

    by Fletch F Fletch

    I live in Texas, and people here think this shit is the funniest thing that ever happened, ever. So much as to have big fucking decals that cover the entirety of their rear windows with "Git R Dun!" I think a law should be passed where it's legal to shoot those fuckers if you see them riding around, and thus their potential for bringing new and inbred life into this world is marginalized.

  • March 20, 2005, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Dennis Leary roast

    by Toby O Notoby

    Anyone see this? Was it any good? Intersted because I didn't even know it happened. On the subject of Jeff Foxworthy, he reminds me of Ray Jay Johnson: the infinite nuances and subtle complexities of taking a single joke and driving it into the fucking ground.

  • March 20, 2005, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I caught some terrible sketch on Comedy Central and thought to m

    by Big Bad Clone

    thinking perhaps it was MadTV, then I realized it was worse than MadTV's ever been. That's when a graphic came up saying iyt was that Blue Collar TV show. Those guys stand up is fairly good. Esp. if you've ever been poor, have been to the south, or know guys like just like that. But that Blue Collar Tv show is some of the shittiest stuff broadcast. I guess they had to have performers that made the comedians look like real actors by comparision. They blow ass.

  • March 20, 2005, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Yet there will be no Carnivale, Deadwood or Arrested Dev. talkba

    by MonkeyGod464

    Once again, this aint cool news.

  • March 20, 2005, 10:41 a.m. CST

    by rogerconnery

    DiPaolo, Giraldo and Quinn (and Vos, Norton, and Patrice O'Neal) should just roast each other. Now THAT would be funny. ...God I miss Tough Crowd...

  • March 20, 2005, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Spoiler tag?

    by bluebottle

    Why?

  • March 20, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    If you find yourself spinning in circles in a trailer park...

    by vekt0r

    ....you might be a tornado

  • March 20, 2005, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Leave Jeff Foxworthy Alone

    by Itchy

    He is one of this generations finest comedians, and if you feel the need to make fun of him, you must be an idiot. Sincerely, Sean Penn.

  • March 20, 2005, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I apologize

    by GTfilmgeek

    Also, welcome to the first buds of womanhood.

  • March 20, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I love how these younger guys that have been around for 10 years

    by Grabthars_Hammer

  • March 20, 2005, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I would watch this if instead of just mocking Foxworthy they wou

    by Bob Parr

    All while Larry the Cable Guy screams that HI-larious catch phrase of his!

  • March 20, 2005, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Wasn't that Blue Collar TV show what they cancelled Angel for?

    by Bob Parr

  • March 20, 2005, 2:02 p.m. CST

    No, no Angel was canceled for that new Dark Shadows that never a

    by Big Bad Clone

    The WB really wanted to work with John Wells, the Exec Producer of ER, The West Wing, Third Watch, etc. So they dumped their old vampire soap opera for a newer one. It didn't work out so well as did som e other high profile projects (Fearless comes to mind). But the chimp that decided that was kicked the hell out the door. He was also the guy that okayed Blue Collar Tv and the Drew Carey Green Screen show that will likely show up on ABC Family if anywhere at all.

  • March 20, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Not Funny

    by prajadhipok

    Never was

  • March 20, 2005, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Lighten up people...

    by RockYourSocks

    It's so easy to hate on the Blue Collar guys, but the fact of the matter is they have millions of fans across the country, myself included. And before you ask, no, I am not a hilbilly or a redneck... just a 20 year old college student from Minnesota. I guess people find it easy to write these guys off because for the most part they manage to do their comedy obscenity-free. But the fact remains... it's funny. It's funny because these guys are simple and honest, and they do the kind of storytelling comedy that, for some reason, seemed to have gone out of style until recently. Yes, I'll agree that Larry's "Git-R-Done" is a little irritating, but his act is consistently hilarious, and if you don't think that he's just created a stage character as the dumb hilbilly, then you're pretty naiive. Anyway that's enough of my rant... i for one will be tuning in tonight and laughing my butt off.

  • March 20, 2005, 4:12 p.m. CST

    go kill yourself, rockyoursocks

    by JoeStokowski

    you retard.

  • March 20, 2005, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Colin Quinn sucks.

    by Voice O. Reason

    I can understand not liking Jeff Foxworthy, but to prefer Colin Quinn to him? Colin Quinn is probably the most worthless, unfunny, annoying "comedian" to ever grace Comedy Central. Has he ever been able to tell a single joke correctly? At least "You might be a redneck" was once funny a long, long time ago. Quinn has yet to deliver a joke worth remembering. Both his delivery and his material are awful. Foxworthy, at least, has good timing even if his material is stale.

  • March 20, 2005, 6:31 p.m. CST

    You might be an AICN talkback regular if...

    by zer0cool2k2

    ...you can take a talkback about Jeff Foxworthy and spark a debate on the merits of the Star Wars prequels. ............... if you've ever typed "...has a beer and cheats on his wife", you might be a Talkbacker, ............. if George Lucas has ever raped your childhood ..............., if The Matrix owned yor ASS ........... if you've even heard of Firefly or Wonderfalls ......... Blah, blah, blah .................. I don't care about the other three (Foxworthy, Engvall, or Larry), but Ron White is funny as Hell. If he weren't lumped in with the others, he wouldn't be considered so much a genre comedian as just a comedian. I'd rather just watch an hour of his standup.

  • March 20, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Does "roast" mean "shoot him in the back of the head and throw h

    by Tall_Boy

    cuz that would rock. I'm Canadian, and I still hate his sterotypical shit.

  • March 20, 2005, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Arrested Development Tonight *Spoiler*

    by DanielKurland

    Gob being Steve Holt's father is so ridiculously great I can barely comment on it. That is all.

  • March 20, 2005, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Incidentally, Foxworthy's son on his short-lived mid-90's sitcom

    by Osmosis Jones

    I remember Enterainment Weekly writing "You might be a redneck if you think this brat's a good actor".

  • March 20, 2005, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Where da heck is the Carnivale talkback?

    by CKnightShift

    And tonight's had the sickest baptismal scene ever.

  • March 20, 2005, 11:09 p.m. CST

    You might be a redneck. If you actually think Jeff Foxworthy is

    by Orionsangels

    He attracts the gallager audience. White people as far as the eye can see

  • March 20, 2005, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck about a Jeff Foxworthy fucking talk back.... gi

    by Judge Briggs

    The best part... it said "season finale" not "series finale!!!"

  • March 21, 2005, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Question: Why was there a Spoiler warning for this page? The spo

    by Grabthars_Hammer

  • March 21, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Fight the System, forget the point of this news bulletin--Actual

    by George Newman

    Instead of whining about the oft idiocy of these articles, let us use the space for our own purposes......That being said, I didn't watch any television tonight. I watched Empire Strikes Back.

  • March 21, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    slow weekend

    by bluebottle

    eh?

  • March 21, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    You report this, but you won't report Dave Chappelle news?

    by Orionsangels

    The Dave Chappelle show, one of the biggest shows of the last years, yet AICN ignores it? Why is that? Too UN-PC for ya.

  • March 21, 2005, 5:40 a.m. CST

    I watched this...

    by Wungolioth

    ...and I gotta say, when Jeff Foxworthy is the funniest part of his own roast, that's just a damn shame. Did they actually have to explain the notion of a roast to the Blue Collar guys 5 minutes before the show? Did Comedy Central drop the Friars from the Roast, because it seems like the quality of comedians on these things has gone waaay down, like it's a non-union shop or something. I think they have to bring the Friars back, the last couple of roasts have looked like cheap knockoffs. On a sidenote, Colin Quinn looks like a complete mess since the cancellation of Tough Crowd.

  • March 21, 2005, 9:03 a.m. CST

    You might be a redneck if...

    by SuperTooth

    you expect to eat Jeff Foxworthy at a Jeff Foxworthy Roast.

  • March 21, 2005, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Didn't see the roast, didn't care to...

    by WillowFan2001

    ...but I still think Foxworthy is better than most of you seem to give him credit for. So the guy's not hilarious every single time. He still is good for a few chuckles, at least, and he does it without being dirty. I love dirty humor as much as the next guy, but it's still nice to be able to tune in somewhere if I'm not in the mood for "South Park"-style jokes. As far as I'm concerned, he's okay.

  • March 21, 2005, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Spoiler warning...

    by Darth_Nader

    Obviously the spoiler warning was to let you know that Larry was going to say 'Get-R-Done'. I mean, who would expect that? I look forward to this as much as I did the Wanda Sykes show they crammed down our throats. Please CC, please make some shows with some actual intelligence. The reason the Daily show and even South Park do well is because they work on different levels. "South Park?" you say. Sure, Turd vs Douche, Passion of the Cartman.

  • March 21, 2005, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Different roasts

    by SoundGuyNoise

    Let's not confuse the Friar's Club Roast with a generic roast on Comedy Central. A Friar's Club roast is a great honor, black tie event, the pinnacle of one's career, where one is both embraced and shredded to bits by their peers. A Comedy Central roast is just a TV special.

  • March 21, 2005, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Herc, thanks For The DEADWOOD Talkback YOU FUCKIN CUNT OF A COCK

    by ripper t. jones

  • March 21, 2005, 1:04 p.m. CST

    it was "cheets"

    by symphy

    not "cheats". :)

  • March 21, 2005, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Is Foxworthy REALLY even Southern??

    by Liquid_Daze

    I just don't get the total NECK vibe from him. Not like Larry The Cable Guy, he's his own Granpappy. Of the Stand-up-->Sitcom boom of the 90's, you'd think this guy would have an outhouse niche all-permanent-like, but no -he needed a Clampet-style NECK administration to pave the way for his sorta thang.

  • March 21, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    THIS IS COOL NEWS?????

    by StudioPlant69

    Herc? What or who are you smoking? Two words I never want to see on AintItLameNews are Jeff Foxworthy... This just in: IT'S OFFICIAL, YOU SUCK! GFY GFY GFY GFY GFY GFY

  • March 21, 2005, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Ron White is a funny Muthafucka

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Better dead than Redneck, but that Ron White's "Drunk in Public" act is funny as hell. I cut my stand up teeth on Steve Martin, Bill Cosby, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx, Sam Kinison and esp. Bill Hicks albums. I have a pretty good feel for what is funny. The Cable Idiot is not funny. Bill Engval is mildy amusing. Foxworthy is chuckle-worthy when he steers clear of the overtly redneck material (he has a nice take on family life, but the redneck thing is soooo last-millenium). But that Ron White...he makes me spit milk out my nose.

  • March 21, 2005, 4:14 p.m. CST

    The Necks come in many forms

    by Big Bad Clone

    Remember that the South is a huge area. Necks live in moutains, hills, swamps, suburbs, farmland, and on the coast. A neck from Atalanta is a great deal more "sophistcated" than a neck from Cut N' Shoot, TX (yes, it's a real town). And by sophisticated I mean that the Atlanta Neck has seen a shower. Basically, the Larry the Cable Guy character is a giddy, southern retard. Foxworthy and that gay looking Bill Ingval a more like a typical, everyday neck.

  • March 21, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    To all the talkbackers who are wondering why Herc posted this...

    by J-Dizzle

    ....he did it so you guys can bitch and moan about how much you hate southners without really making any effort to get know them. And Larry The Cable Guy IS funny (I actually took the time to watch his stand up, without immediately passing judgment on his redneck roots.) Ron White and Larry are friggen hilarious, its the other two guys they got stuck with who are unfunny.

  • March 21, 2005, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Mitch Hedberg

    by IAmJacksUserID

    Mitch Hedberg.

  • March 21, 2005, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I watched it and those twats were drinking Rolling Rock beer

    by I Dunno

    No southern redneck would drink Rolling Rock beer. However, the show was sponsered by Rolling Rock.