You’re My Vehicle, Baby

There’s an Elvis movie quiz over at Any Major Dude With Half A Heart. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single Elvis movie, so I’ll take the zero. But, the clues are funny to me, because of their wacky 60’s Pick-A-Premise-From-A-Hat absurdity:

  • Elvis is a singing heir to a pineapple plantation in Hawaii …
  • Elvis is a singing swimming pool lifeguard who couldn’t cut it in the circus.
  • Elvis is a singing rodeo rider
  • Elvis is a singing bush pilot who takes care of a little Chinese kid.
  • Elvis is a singing rodeo rider (again), but with an ethnic twist: he is of Native-American descent.
  • Elvis is a ghetto doctor who doesn’t sing an awful lot. But he falls in love.
  • … and my favorite: Elvis is a singing insurance salesman who moonlights as a lion tamer and falls in love with the circus clown’s daughter.

Yes, I know Elvis didn’t sing “Vehicle” (but he could have).

2 thoughts on “You’re My Vehicle, Baby

  1. russell

    So brilliant.

    I used to do this tune with a local band. Maybe the worst, stupidest song ever written, including the Barney theme.

    That was the beauty of Elvis. The man would sing anything, anything at all.

    A lot of guys I work with worship Elvis, but I never really got the Elvis thing. To me, he just seems like a guy who was born for Vegas. Kind of a one-man Rat Pack, only from a trailer park instead of Hoboken.

    But there’s nobody who can take pure cheese and camp and push it one step beyond like Elvis.

    Thanks –

  2. cleek Post author

    ClaaaaammmmBAKE!

    momma’s little baby loves clambake clambake?

    wow. that’s some kinda terrible.

    thanks to years of Cartoon Network, Elvis reminds me of Johnny Bravo, and not the other way round.

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