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August 12, 2011

watch WINNEBAGO MAN for free!

watch Winnebago Man here http://bit.ly/wmfree :: or on Hulu http://bit.ly/wmhulu

"...an ‘80s RV salesman whose hilarious, profanity-strewn, on-the-job meltdown was captured on video and passed around on VHS tapes, before exploding into an Internet phenomenon seen by millions. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of the infamous viral video star and discovers him living a hermit-like existence on top of a mountain, unaware of his fame."

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not in Canada

Posted by: Dan at August 12, 2011 5:15 PM

Hi Dan, in Canada, Winnebago Man is viewable via the Canada Itunes store. The SnagFilms/Hulu SummerFest was arranged through the film's US distributor Kino Lober.

Posted by: Joel at August 12, 2011 7:27 PM

Not in Europe, either...
I don't understand Hulu's concept.
Wait - AOL owns it...?
Ah, that explains a lot...

Posted by: Morten Iversen at August 13, 2011 9:28 AM

Jack Rebney puts anger in its place with a f*cking smile. Thank you for posting this, Ze.

I am also amazed to learn that viral videos used to be spread by HAND!?!!

Posted by: Tom Stohlman at August 13, 2011 3:01 PM

When I first saw the clip, I thought "That guy is having a bad day". Here's a man who has spent his life doing his job, and the only thing he's remembered for are video out takes of a single job.

I generally am a calm individual, and I don't cuss or swear. I don't usually yell or scream. However, I am responsible for some very complex programming projects. Things constantly go wrong. Deadlines are missed. Everyone of our team yells and screams and cusses. We slam doors. We break out in tears. We are frustrated and angry. However, we push ahead.

And, in the end, we produce a finished project that does things others will tell you are impossible. We are proud of our work and we are proud when we see others use it and tell us how wonderful it is.

However, what would it be if someone took videos of us when we were tired and frustrated. What would it be if we were known not for our work, but for a 20 minutes worth of frustration taken over a six month period?

I feel sorry for Jack and the fact the film maker simply can't beyond those 20 minutes.

Posted by: David W. at August 14, 2011 8:18 PM

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