Wednesday, June 21, 2023



Last week in LAUGHS I quoted a line from the scene in Blues Brothers where they sing Stand By Your Man at Bob’s Country Bunker –

That song and the scene are some of the funniest moments on film.

The video:

See it by clicking on the following link:

Some stills:


Take the time to read some of the viewer comments taken from the video link commentary:

The guy alone drinking his beer gets me every time.

I love when Dan Aykroyd adds the word baby to the song it's perfect!!!

As a musician for over 45 years, I can tell you that this actually happened at the old Red Dog Lounge in Freer, Texas in 1972. They had a chicken wire setup in front of the stage for Mexican bands that screwed up. We played there and at the end of the gig, a fight broke out and the lead guitar player and I hid behind the amps to get away from the beer bottles and glass and liquid coming our way. Then a pistol shot rang out and that's when all hell broke loose. What memories.

Over 30 years later and still one of the best movies EVER made!

R.I.P. John!

This movie is a masterpiece and an amazing time capsule without it ever becoming dated. The perfect gateway to music of a life long passed.

Also that first high pitch ''AND IIIIIIIIIIF YOU LOOOOOVE HIIIIIM'' always cracks me up and reminds me of karaoke nights.

100% the best version of this song ever recorded.

This movie was really good when it came out, but now it's like a fine wine, with all the performers featured here that are no longer with us, it's aging beautifully. I recently introduced this movie to a kid born in this century and although he liked it, I think that it may be a while before he can fully appreciate the talent of these people.
Edit update: So the kid, now 20 year old young man, I introduced this movie to all those years ago just told me that he was looking for this movie this year on DVD. I guess he liked it enough to see it again.

Such a great scene. No condescension. Shows that when you get down to it, people (and their music) have more in common than in difference

John Belushi and Dan Akroyd were the funniest team who made movie they were funny on their own

Dan Akroyd's "baby" has definitely ruined the original for me. It truly does belong there. Such a simple thing, but so profound and so perfect. I suppose that's what I get for going to see the Blues Brothers every day of summer when I was 10.

I saw it as a concession for having to do a country song and they were bluesman, so they threw a little soul in there.

I prefer tammy wynette they kind of ruined it. πŸ€”πŸ˜•

It definitely makes the song.

It’s such a powerful ‘Baby!’

Heard this version before the original and I’ve never been able to enjoy the real one. This. This is the real one for me

Takes all my strength not to sing "BABY!!" when listen to the original.

Just like the great Planes Trains and Automobiles, you appreciate this masterpiece more when you get older and I guess for different reasons. The guy drinking alone and the perfectly timed 'Baby' by Dan Akroyd, just outstanding. boys get $200 for the show, but y'all drank $300 in beer

Still one of the best Movies ever!

The best "baby" ever made.

But also "when nights are cold and lonely" are good.

I love the old couples. They seem so real, and so in love.

As much as I've always loved this scene for its comedic value, the more I listen to this version the more I think it works just as well, if not better, being sung from a man's perspective. Well, especially from the Blues Brothers' perspective.

I felt the pain of that guy who was alone

I think the part that's the funniest is even with the crowd seemingly enjoying the performance they're steady throwing bottles like which is it? πŸ˜‚

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
And if you love him, oh be proud of him
'Cause after all he's just a man.
Stand by your man, give him two arms to cling to
And something warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely.
Stand by your man, and tell the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can.
Stand by your man.
Stand by your man, and show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can. BABY
Stand by your man.

Don't forget they have two kinds of music at Bob's Country Bunker - country AND western...

Omg, I Love how Elwood tries to hit the High note though he is used to the Low notes

This movie is a masterpiece.

I love how they call it a "favorite of the horn section."

The guy drinking alone at 1:15, i completely understands how he feels. Gets me everytime.

So much talent in the movie gone now. Still one of my favorite movies
John Belushi
Aretha Franklin
Matt Murphy
Cab Calloway
Alan Rubin
Donald Dunn
John Lee Hooker
Ray Charles
Carrie Fisher
John Candy
James Brown
Henry Gibson
Charles Napier

That hand choreography tho. lol.

Rip Matt Murphy you will be missed

1:14 guy holding back tears, no girl just his mug of beer.

The good 'ol boys blues brothers band... Aye! what a mix :)

the choreography😍😍 love to do it while waiting on the bus stop, with this song on my mind. People think I'm a weirdo but they just can't hear the song playing on my mind, too bad for them.

Respect to that women picking up all the bottles at the end

I love this bar scene, looks like my kind of place!

Never heard both kinds, country and western, done so well

I always love how they chuck beer bottles as soon as the song's over. is that a good thing in bar culture?

I know it's added for comic effect, but that sad, lonely cowboy @ 1:13 makes me cry. I want to give him a hug XD

If they hate you, they'll throw beer bottles, whereas if they love you, they'll throw beer bottles.

I like BOTH kinds of music... Rock AND Roll.

The Good ol' Blues Brothers Boys Band..

So yesterday I had a cooking class in high school. Our teacher told us, "stand by your pan." Guess where my mind goes?

Now I gotta go watch some more Blues Brothers!

I always felt sorry for the cleaner at the end picking up the broken bottles. Especially when there's 2 or 3 assholes still tossing them at the band while she is cleaning!

B.B. 2000 was great as well, but I still always come back to "The Original", here, for some real classic humor, that could only be touched on by the combo of Akroyd & Belushi...☺!

"Let's get the hell out of here". I've said that to myself after many gigs that was a disaster.

I don't know what bob was complaining about at the end, he had a full house of happy customers who got to listen to music they liked.

Oh yeah, I forgot about the extra 100 dollars worth of beer the band drank

Pretty damn good. Great movie been a long time since I watched it. A little offensive to country bars, I was lead singer in a county band and can safely say I had no more than a dozen beer cans thrown at me over the years. 2 bottles, and one pair of panties. Unfortunately she was aiming for the drummer.πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

"A favorite of the horn section" lmao, just got that they don't get to play and have to sing back up.

They are so out of tune it makes it even better


“Well, folks, it's time to call it a night. Do what you feel and keep both feet on the wheel. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here.”

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