The Wizard Behind The Curtain

Will the real Donnie Davie please take a bow.

Jim Burroway

January 28th, 2007

Dallas actor Joel OgelsbyJoe.My.God. is convinced that the mystery is solved and the man behind “The Bible Says (God Hates A Fag)” is Joey Oglesby, a Dallas area actor and former member of the Chicken & Pickle Guys sketch comedy duo.

Oglesby also appeared in a local production of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (A must see if I’ve ever heard one). As Joe.My.God says, “Finally, our long nightmare is over.”

The Chicken & Pickle Guys, according to their website, has a mission of “Dumb Comedy for Smart People”:

Lee Trull and Joey Oglesby don’t need comedy. No. Each is an accomplished musician, astute athlete, fine chef, and considerate lover. No, they each could live fulfilling lives without comedy. It is comedy that needs them.

The show is a comedy stew of dance, homophobic/gay experimentation, male chauvinism, obscure racism, and spiritual revelation.

Brilliance. When I think of the benchmark of all parodies, Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal” , I see these qualities that made it such a classic:

  • It very cleverly mimics the thing it intends to mock, and does it so closely that it offends those who would be offended by the original more than those who it intends to mock. (Feel free to go back and read that sentence again!) “A Modest Proposal” generated howls of protest, but they didn’t at first come from the English establishment. It came from Irish sympathizers who mistook it for yet another haughty British bigwig (that was the era that invented the term) with a moralizing solution to the Irish famine.
  • It plays on the stereotypes of those who would be offended by similar material. And in doing so, if forces us to confront our own prejudices and strawman arguments we often use to characterize our opponents.
  • Once the parody is exposed and everyone is in on the secret, the tables will be turned. Many of those who were originally offended will turn and cheer (unless, of course, they are put off by the parody’s bad taste, another essential element of parody it seems), and those who were silent will suddenly be very offended. You just watch. This will come next.

I’ve never seen anyone play this thing with such a deft hand. Congratulations Joey. Well done.

See Also:

Confirmation of the Real Donnie Davies
The Wizard Behind the Curtain
More From Donnie Davies
Is This For Real?

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