Rick Moranis: Honey, I Shrunk The Coug, or Only One Man Would Dare Give John Mellencamp The Raspberry

Or: Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

Billboard’s Jaded Insider — J.I. needs no more reasons to love Rick Moranis; on the stone tablet on which we keep inscribed a list of our of favorite people, he falls somewhere around “Weird Al” Yankovic, Charles Grodin and Cal Ripken.

But we’ve got one anyway – Moranis’ official web site now features a parody of John Mellencamp’s ubiquitous single/car ad/”Like A Rock” wannabe “Our Country,” entitled “America, My Truck” and credited to Rick Cougar Moranis. This comes on the heels of Moranis’ ‘GRAMMY-NOMINATED country-western album “The Agoraphobic Cowboy,” lovingly recalled here.

A visit to Moranis’ page is worth it just for the cover image, which is not something Lewis Tully would ever be caught dead doing. But check out Moranis’ dead-on Coug impression, as he growls and groans through lines like “America can’t spin her wheels and sometimes she gets stuck/I love America … America’s my truck.” He must have suck down like three packs of Winstons that day to get that kind of grit, leaving him still far short of Mellencamp’s daily pack intake of 38.

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About Jeff Vrabel

My writing has appeared in GQ, Men’s Health, Success, the Washington Post, the official BruceSpringsteen.net, Indianapolis Monthly, Billboard, Modern Bride and more. View all posts by Jeff Vrabel

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