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CagePotato PSA: ‘The Winnebago Man’ Is Bjorn Rebney’s Father


(Warning: Audio is very NSFW. And absolutely hilarious.)

Oh my God, you guys. MiddleEasy has confirmed that Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is actually the son of Jack "Winnebago Man" Rebney, star of one of the first (and most beloved) viral videos of all time. In case you’ve never been introduced to the wonders of Winnebago Man, watch the above video and allow BusinessInsider to explain:

In August 1988, Winnebago Industries hired a video crew to shoot two 10-minute long sales videos. They tapped salesman Jack Rebney, a former broadcast news producer, to star in these commercials. They shot the videos in Forest City, Iowa – the headquarters of Winnebago Industries. Just like any other video shoot, outtakes and mistakes were to be expected, but no one could have anticipated Jack Rebney’s melt down. The RV salesman would constantly yell and curse at himself, his crew, and at the flies that were swarming him.

After the grueling two week shoot, Winnebago Industries got their commercial, but the video crew got so much more. They spliced together the outtakes of the shoot and circulated the video amongst themselves and their friends. Basically, the "Winnebago Man" was passed around on VHS tapes for around 15 years before being posted on YouTube for the world to see.

Jack Rebney currently lives in a cabin in a Northern California forest, and he’s now the subject of a new documentary about the Winnebago Man phenomenon. Until recently, he was completely unaware of his Internet notoriety. Anyway, we just wanted to share our surprise and excitement that Winnebago Man has a connection to the world of MMA. That’s your dad, Bjorn. That’s your dad.

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chokeandsmoke- July 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Are you sure this isn't DFW's Dad?
Dog Dicks Magoo- July 8, 2010 at 11:42 am
He should let his dad annouce the Bellator events.
Mofo- July 8, 2010 at 6:43 am
He does sound like Bob Barker.

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Charming Charlie- July 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm
I didn't laugh. Where is my support group?
WandyAxeKick- July 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Oh and does anyone else thinks he sounds like Bob Barker at some points? Half the time I was imagining it was Barker and was laughing so hard I pissed myself.
WandyAxeKick- July 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm
ROFL...fuckin made my day. I'm totally going to start calling flies jackasses when they piss me off. I don't know how they got anything done on that crew. I'd have a gut ache every damn day from laughing.
k-onda- July 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm
But what he hell, Bjorn seems like a totally well-adjusted fully functional individual. So may question is two part: how many years in therapy, and what's he taking?
2DaDeath- July 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm
That guy reminds me of my dad, except the cursing was in Russian. Yops Tvah-yoo Maht!
ReDx- July 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm
I want a winnebago now
jimbonics- July 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm
the last line in the video was fucking brilliant.

justscrappin- July 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm
My only question....is it.....OR IS IT NOT? A small world after all.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Fucking. Classic.
Dick_Gozenya- July 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Comedy GOLD Jerry! Fuck shit son-of-a-bitch Jesus Christ. It really doesn't make a difference to me at this juncture, Toney, don't slam the fuckin door! NO MORE! And that goes for me too...
Biffmiester- July 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Two words: simply EPIC.
Sabado Gigante- July 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm
I heard "Winnabego Man" and I immediatly thought of Lone Star, and Barf... Robbed
Stak40- July 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm
This shit aint funny!
Chri534.- July 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm
That absolutely made my day.
FreddyFangers- July 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm
OH MY GOD PLAYER, THAT. IS. AWESOME.
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