Winnebago Man is a Winner!

Posted by Jon Wiener on July 22, 2010

Jack Rebney

About 17 years ago, my family was celebrating the holidays at our cousin’s house in Staten Island, NY.  My cousin Marcy excitedly whipped out a VHS tape and announced that we all needed to watch this video.  I will never forget the experience of hearing the most consecutive curse-words I had heard in the entirety of my ten years on the planet.  It was a video I will never forget.

If you don’t know who the Winnebago Man is, you’ve been living under a metaphorical rock for the past 20 years.  What is almost certainly the most circulated VHS tape / YouTube clip, has finally been uncovered in a new documentary by Ben Steinbauer.  For those of you who haven’t seen the clip, please take a few minutes to watch a man on the worst day of his life…

Steinbauer does what most of us only dream of: he tracked down, Jack Rebney, the Sultan of Swearing and confronted him about his fame.  Winnebago Man tracks many ups and downs; between following Steinbauer on his journey to find Rebney and the eventual union between the two, the audience will be drawn non-stop to every aspect of the consistently compelling story.  I would hate to give away too much information, so you be the judge for yourself.  Go ahead and watch the trailer…

Do yourself and kindness and go see Winnebago Man.  And when you do, keep an eye out for Rebney’s BFF Keith Gordon and yes, you will see what happened with Tony.

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