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How I learned to stop worrying and love David Koechner - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 23rd 2007 5:20PM

David KoechnerDear David Koechner,

They say the only thing more romantic than love at first sight is love at third or fourth sight -- at least I think they say that, but whatever, it's true. What I'm trying to say, David Koechner, is that I've grown to admire you over the years. It's not a romantic or a sexual love, more like the love a man has for a tall frosty mug of beer, or the tasty flesh of a small calf cooked over the flaming remains of its own mother. It's a manly love I feel for you, D.K.

I'll admit I didn't quite understand you at first. When you were on Saturday Night Live I thought you were just another comedian who considered nonsensical ranting and facial contortions a viable substitute for comedy. I was wrong, David Koechner, and I should have realized that by your participation in those "Bill Brasky" sketches, which are among some of my favorite SNL sketches of all time (video clip after the jump).

So what changed my mind about you, David Koechner? I used to think it was because you shared the same initials with Donkey Kong, and that perhaps you were also into inter-species dating and throwing things at Italians, but what really made me take notice of your comedic chops was seeing you free from the confines of Saturday Night Live: finally, you could do your own thing like the free range funky chicken you are, no longer forced to dance for corn niblets in the Lorne Michaels Comedian Zoo.

You already know I'm a big fan of your new Comedy Central program, The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show, and as long as Adam McKay and Will Ferrell keep making movies, I hope they keep putting you in them. Also, your solo stage work at the UCB Theater and elsewhere contains some of the most hysterical and mind-boggling rants I've ever seen. You're a funny and dangerous man, David Koechner, and I hope to have you on my side when the Rapture comes, our guns blazing as we shove children and old women into the path of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and kick down the gates of Heaven to take our rightful place in God's gigantic beard like two naked infants swaddled in silk.



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Jason Elias

I really liked Koechner on SNL. I remember those British accent skits, Koechner did with Mark McKinney, the names of the guys are Fagan and Lucien. I still wish he was able to be on SNL longer but it looks like he's doing fine...

February 24 2007 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris w

He is great. I thought he would disappear after so many other SNLers. But he is funny in all his scenes..and totally commits to his character. I loved his SNL skits w/(please forgive me for forgetting his name) the Kids in the Hall alumni. You know the skits..when they are doing overexaggerated British accents, in wigs, and rediculous outfits. I hope someone else remembers these skits. He is also great in The Office cameos. And he was just great in Anchorman. I wish his role in Talladega Nights was bigger, but I'm sure he'll keep getting work for years to come.

February 23 2007 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great open letter, Adam. I've been promoting D.K for a few years now...falling upon deaf ears.

February 23 2007 at 6:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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