Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The UPS Guy

Has anyone seen the MADtv skit where Phil Lamar plays Jaq, the "UBS Guy"? It is a spoof on the "UPS Guy" - brown uniform, delivering packages, etc...

What is so great about this comedy characterization is the enthusiasm that Jaq puts into everything he does. His hyper-kinetic energy puts him into situations where a simple delivery or dialog turns into a sequence of hilarious scenes.

I was reminded of this character by our real-life UPS Guy - he's a little like that. Happy, energetic and seems to love his job. Wouldn't it be great if everyone was so happy with the work they do - or even when they see the dentist.

1 comment:

Tingle said...

That is like my favorite MADtv sketch! I reference that all the time, and no one knows what I'm talking about except my brother (my mom says our pop-culture references are like our own secret sibling language).

In my early days at UCC, I was a lot like that. I think I got on people's nerves. I've mellowed a bit. Or life has beaten me down. One of those. Or both.