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enslaved1
10-03-2008, 11:18 PM
Funnyman ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is fuming after a ringtone advertisement based on his popular comedy skit, "Achmed the Dead Terrorist," was scrubbed from South African TV because it mocks Islam.

The ringtone was taken from a puppet routine performed by Dunham, a native Texan, in a TV special on Comedy Central. A 10-minute clip of the comedian's routine that was posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 66 million times since April.

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Achmed the Dead Linkage (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,431866,00.html)

The Fox story links to the iafrica.com story as well.

Just thought I'd throw this out there. I think Achmed is hilarious, and no more offensive to Muslims then Walter is to senior citizens.


"If it would help things," he added, "I'm considering renaming Achmed, 'Bill.'"

Good parting shot.

jinxmchue
10-04-2008, 01:44 AM
His dog's name is Bill. Considering Muslims' attitudes towards dogs, I have to wonder if it was meant to be a more scalding parting shot than it first appears.

marinejcksn
10-04-2008, 09:30 AM
Good to see Jeff's a man of principle; I've been laughing at his work since I saw his standup on TV years ago and this ban is more idiot junk from the PC police.

Side note: Do they even have cell phones in Africa? All my tax dollars going to foreign aid...if they're using it to buy Sidekicks I'm going to be so pi$sed.:mad:

AmPat
10-05-2008, 03:55 AM
Laughing at (not with) these murderous Bastards is the start of a healthy recovery for the US and world. These humorless thugs deserve the Hell we're sending them to and I feel much better knowing our citizens are laughing at them rathering than cowering in fear.

NonConformist
10-05-2008, 10:21 AM
I just wish hed left that act alone and not gone PC

Originally when he asks what happened Achmed answers You Guys! as in our .mil action against terrorists

Now its New Guy who decided to test his training etc

:mad:

movie buff
10-11-2008, 03:39 PM
I just wish hed left that act alone and not gone PC

Originally when he asks what happened Achmed answers You Guys! as in our .mil action against terrorists

Now its New Guy who decided to test his training etc

:mad:

Well, in the hilarious Christmas routine they did, Achmed does say that U.S. troops killed him. Or, rather, he sings it! See, Achmed sings to Jeff his favorite Christmas carol, "Jingle Bombs," which is apparently all about how he died. As the song goes, he was planning a suicide bombing, and was driving on his way to the site to do it, but got discovered at one of the checkpoints, and the U.S. soldiers wasted him.

Eyelids
10-11-2008, 06:15 PM
The video shouldn't be banned per se, but anything with fart jokes immeadiatly goes in the trash can.

Ree
10-12-2008, 03:18 PM
The video shouldn't be banned per se, but anything with fart jokes immeadiatly goes in the trash can.
Banned? why?

Ree
10-12-2008, 03:20 PM
The video shouldn't be banned per se, but anything with fart jokes immeadiatly goes in the trash can.
Shutup...I keeeel you...

LibraryLady
10-12-2008, 03:36 PM
Am i the only one old enough to remember Ahab the arab?

Ray Stevens had a huge comedy hit with this. I was living in Lebanon and I heard it blaring from radios all the time. Things have sure changed.


Let me tell you bout ahab the arab, the sheik of the burning sand,
He had emeralds and rubies just a-dripping off a him and a ring on every finger of his hand.
He wore a big old turban wrapped around his head, a scimitar by his side
And every evening about midnight he'd jump on his camel named clyde.
And ride silently through the night to the sultans tent
Where he would secretly meet up with fatima of the seven veils.
She was the swinginest number one dancer in the sultans whole harem.
It was like him and her they had a little adam going, you see,
Behind the old buggers back.
And you could hear him talking to his camel
And as he rode out across the dunes past the oil wells
His voice would cut through the still night desert air
And hed say, maaaaaaa oyy oyy oyy !!!
Which is arabic for oh, baby ...
And clyde would say, yewrah raaaoww uh uh uh uh uh!

Well, he brought his camel to a screeching halt at the rear of fatimas tent,
Jumped off clyde, snuck around the corner and into the tent he went.
There he saw fatima laying on a, on a zebra skin rug,
With rings on her fingers, bells on her toes and a bone in her nose, eeeeyye.

There she was friends and neighbors, laying there in all her radiant beauty,
She was eating on a raisin, had a grape, and an apricot, and a pomegranate,
A bowl of chitterlings, two bananas, three hershey bars, four burritos,
Sipping on a frozen margarita, listening to a transistor radio,
Watching the grand ole opry, reading rolling stone magazine and singing rocky mountain high.
And ahab walked up to her and he said, yeeeiiaaaahowowhidehowdihi!
Which is arabic for, lets boogie again like we did last summer, baby.
And she said, oh, ahab, ah ha uh, ahab. crazy, baby.

And thats the story about ahab the arab, the sheik of the burning sand,
He had emeralds and rubies just a-dripping off a him and a ring on every finger of his hand.
He wore a big old turban wrapped around his head, a scimitar by his side,
And every evening about midnight hed jump on his camel named clyde ..

movie buff
10-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Am i the only one old enough to remember Ahab the arab?

Ray Stevens had a huge comedy hit with this. I was living in Lebanon and I heard it blaring from radios all the time. Things have sure changed.


Let me tell you bout ahab the arab, the sheik of the burning sand,
He had emeralds and rubies just a-dripping off a him and a ring on every finger of his hand.
He wore a big old turban wrapped around his head, a scimitar by his side
And every evening about midnight he'd jump on his camel named clyde.
And ride silently through the night to the sultans tent
Where he would secretly meet up with fatima of the seven veils.
She was the swinginest number one dancer in the sultans whole harem.
It was like him and her they had a little adam going, you see,
Behind the old buggers back.
And you could hear him talking to his camel
And as he rode out across the dunes past the oil wells
His voice would cut through the still night desert air
And hed say, maaaaaaa oyy oyy oyy !!!
Which is arabic for oh, baby ...
And clyde would say, yewrah raaaoww uh uh uh uh uh!

Well, he brought his camel to a screeching halt at the rear of fatimas tent,
Jumped off clyde, snuck around the corner and into the tent he went.
There he saw fatima laying on a, on a zebra skin rug,
With rings on her fingers, bells on her toes and a bone in her nose, eeeeyye.

There she was friends and neighbors, laying there in all her radiant beauty,
She was eating on a raisin, had a grape, and an apricot, and a pomegranate,
A bowl of chitterlings, two bananas, three hershey bars, four burritos,
Sipping on a frozen margarita, listening to a transistor radio,
Watching the grand ole opry, reading rolling stone magazine and singing rocky mountain high.
And ahab walked up to her and he said, yeeeiiaaaahowowhidehowdihi!
Which is arabic for, lets boogie again like we did last summer, baby.
And she said, oh, ahab, ah ha uh, ahab. crazy, baby.

And thats the story about ahab the arab, the sheik of the burning sand,
He had emeralds and rubies just a-dripping off a him and a ring on every finger of his hand.
He wore a big old turban wrapped around his head, a scimitar by his side,
And every evening about midnight hed jump on his camel named clyde ..

I think you missed a part:
When it has Clyde the camel say his thing, the guy singing the song then says "... Which is Camel for, 'What the heck did he say, anyway?'"
That's how I remember it anyway.

LibraryLady
10-12-2008, 06:05 PM
Yep, that was the original. I wasn't being very careful. Youtube has it too. Is Ray Stevens still around?

Zathras
10-13-2008, 12:26 AM
Yep, that was the original. I wasn't being very careful. Youtube has it too. Is Ray Stevens still around?

As far as I know he's still around.

Eyelids
10-13-2008, 01:41 AM
Banned? why?

Learn to read.

Zathras
10-13-2008, 02:11 AM
Learn to read.

Answer the fucking question dumbass. I know it's hard for you to do that but try.

Eyelids
10-13-2008, 02:25 AM
I said it shouldn't be banned you fucking moron.

Zathras
10-13-2008, 10:53 AM
I said it shouldn't be banned you fucking moron.

Really dumbass?


The video shouldn't be banned per se, but anything with fart jokes immeadiatly goes in the trash can.

Sure sounds like you want to ban fart jokes to me fucktard. Oh, and before you go calling people morons, please learn how to spell simple words like immediately.

linda22003
10-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Side note: Do they even have cell phones in Africa?

Absolutely. The infrastructure for landlines was prohibitive in many places, and cellular connectivity is much easier and cheaper.

Eyelids
10-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Really dumbass?



Sure sounds like you want to ban fart jokes to me fucktard. Oh, and before you go calling people morons, please learn how to spell simple words like immediately.

It should be thrown away for being stupid, fart jokes should never make it through any sort of editing or proofreading (whatever comics do).

PoliCon
10-13-2008, 11:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskT6YfVB6E

marinejcksn
10-13-2008, 11:07 PM
Absolutely. The infrastructure for landlines was prohibitive in many places, and cellular connectivity is much easier and cheaper.

I figured that, I was trying to make a funny. :p

Zathras
10-14-2008, 04:58 AM
It should be thrown away for being stupid, fart jokes should never make it through any sort of editing or proofreading (whatever comics do).

So, in other words, you want them banned. Wanting something not to be used is the same as wanting it banned.

Eyelids
10-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Wanting something not to be used is the same as wanting it banned.

I can't even explain how wrong that is.

Zathras
10-16-2008, 03:02 AM
I can't even explain how wrong that is.

Translation: You're right. I do want them banned.