Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rockin' Funnies: Hollywood Indian Guides (2007)

Bill Engvall is one of the busiest guys in Hollywood these days, right along with his Blue Collar TV compadres Larry The Cable Guy & Jeff Foxworthy. Like Foxworthy, Engvall has done a self-titled sitcom, and was hired last year by GSN to revive the game show, Lingo, this in the wake of Foxworthy's success with Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Larry? He's the new pitchman for Prilosec these days. Go figure, right?

Anyway, in 2007, Engvall decided to give music a try. Well, not exactly. There is a musical background that goes with a spoken word track from his CD, "Here's Your Sign". "Hollywood Indian Guides" got a ton of airplay on CMT, back when they played a lot more music than they do now (Hey, it's a MTV Networks channel, what did you expect?). Yeah, I know, Foxworthy's done the comedy-music thing, too, with Alan Jackson a number of years back. Seems ol' Larry's behind the curve, don't ya think?

Warner Bros. Records' YouTube channel serves up "Hollywood Indian Guides".

Now, who d'ya think makes an appropriate April Fool? It ain't Engvall, that's for sure.

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