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The best of Rob Ford on YouTube

Posted by Derek Flack / September 12, 2010

Rob FordLast Friday a less than remarkable Rob Ford spoof video (based on the somehow popular Old Spice dude) made the rounds in the local media. It's not particularly good, but it has its moments. There's something about a Rob Ford-run Toronto being devoured by flames, for instance, that seems so...um, fitting.

The video, however, was far from Ford's first popular presence on YouTube. Of the leading mayoral candidates, in fact, Ford is best represented on the site (where best really just equals "most"). There are some widely entertaining videos -- the "fat fuck" clip that also features Giorgio Mammoliti comes to mind first -- and some that are painfully boring, but there's certainly no lack of choice.

So, given the surplus of footage, I thought it best to round up a few of my favourites. And if it seems like I'm singling him out -- I am. But, rest assured, I'll be scouring for more of the same from the other candidates in due time (i.e. pre-election). But for now, please enjoy the best of Rob Ford on YouTube. And, as always, if I've missed a gem or you think another video is worthy of inclusion, leave a comment and I'll update the post if I agree.

The "fat fuck" video (9/10 on the cringe-inducing scale)

On cyclists (8/10 on the cringe-inducing scale)

On homeless shelters and public lynchings (9/10 on the cringe inducing scale)

Free advertising (3/10 on the cringe-inducing scale)

Rocco Rossi confronts Ford on immigration (6/10 on the cringe-inducing scale, but directed at Rossi)

Old Spice campaign parody (6/10 cringe-inducing, but directed at the creators)

The gravy train (2/10 on the cringe inducing scale -- so bad it's good!)

Daryn Ford for Mayor (5/10 on the cringe-inducing scale)

Orientals work like dogs (8/10 on the cringe-inducing scale)

This is not Rob Ford (but the YouTube uploader thought there was a likeness. No comment from me -- you'll have to decide for yourself).

Discussion

62 Comments

jan / September 12, 2010 at 11:06 am
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is this legal?
Benjamin / September 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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It's perfectly legal... What kind of question is that?
Wyatt replying to a comment from jan / September 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm
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It's legal -- Ford's a public figure. Satire comes with the territory.
Video / September 12, 2010 at 01:08 pm
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Not to defend Rob Ford, but in the first video you can see the reporter's lips moving but the sound has been blanked out as he does, indeed, call Rob Ford a fat fuck. So you can dislike Ford's reaction if you like, but don't think he was freaking over a non-existent provocation - he (and his mini-me buddy in the yellow suit) were freaking over a real provocation.

In this age, we need to demand that videos which depict person X or Y in a demeaning light be posted entirely unedited. ANYONE can be shown as an asshole with edited videos. The test is to find UNEDITED footage that shows someone as an asshole.
Colin / September 12, 2010 at 01:52 pm
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what about this? Daryn Jones: Rob Ford on Cyclists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3i8rvaFQw

it's just pretty damn funny
Olaf / September 12, 2010 at 03:21 pm
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Re: "Old Spice campaign parody"

I've heard this anti-Ford video has backfired, and that support for Ford has gone UP since this piece of crap made it onto Youtube.

I was also told that that Procter & Gamble -- the makers of Old Spice -- have been alerted to this video, and will be contacting Youtube to take it down for copyright infringement.
Google / September 12, 2010 at 04:39 pm
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What a monstrously unfunny video.

Was it producted by talentlesshackcomic.com?

Dude, you've got bigger man-tits than Ford!
Grand Poobah / September 12, 2010 at 04:47 pm
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Is it true that the "actor" in this video is better known for his appearances in gay porn for fat, unfunny slobs?
Just Unsubscribed / September 12, 2010 at 06:18 pm
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Politics aside, this is a pathetic piece of "journalism". If you truly wanted to remain impartial, you would not have presented 10 Rob Ford bashing videos, you would have presented 1 video of each candidate in this post - then repeat the process every week.

I subscribed to Blog TO to keep up to date with the best/new things about our city. By jumping into the political bashing ring, you've lost my vote and my subscription.

I'm curious to see how many other Torontonians will do the same in the coming days.

Best,
Just Unsubscribed

Dirk / September 12, 2010 at 06:26 pm
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Your anti-Rob Ford bias is clear by this blatant attempt to portray Rob in the worst possible light. Why not highlight the videos that have regular Torontonians talking about how Rob has helped them over the years? How about the video about the millions in mastercard spending at City Hall where no one knows who has the cards, or what this money is being spent on?
How about Rob highlighting the Tuggs deal in the Beaches and the scam that deal has turned out to be?
How about the work he's done with at risk youth in high schools, and the thousands of dollars he has spent of his own money funding these programs?
Why not show the videos where Rob has always been there making sure Torontonians get value for their tax dollars?
Why Blog TO? What is your politica agenda for downplaying Rob's real strength - he keeps it real and is not playing by the old bullshit rules of regular political types. What is YOUR agenda Blog TO?
dolce / September 12, 2010 at 06:53 pm
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OH MY GOD, THE ROB FORD WORSHIP IN HERE IS DISGUSTING.

Rob Ford is a man child and a disgusting, unintelligent fool who needs to do us all a favour and drop off the face of the Earth.

This is BlogTO, not a fucking unbiased field of flowers. People of a certain demographic in this city, the demographic BlogTO is geared towards, literally hate Ford more than any of the other candidates. The man is an idiot and we have video evidence to prove it. He is barely literate so please, get over yourselves.

MoronHunter replying to a comment from Just Unsubscribed / September 12, 2010 at 07:00 pm
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Your proposal would be BORING. The fact of the matter is that there are lots of videos of Rob Ford being an idiot -- not so much with the other candidates. And, because I can read, I understood that the writer was pretty clear in acknowledging the slant of the videos. He writes as much in the last para of the opening. You, my friend, are a typical Rob Ford supporter: highly opinionated, poorly educated.
FordSpice replying to a comment from Olaf / September 12, 2010 at 07:07 pm
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OLAF: Nonsense. The video now has almost 10k views, more than any other official Rob Ford video. All the other wildy popular non-official Rob Ford videos also show what a douche he is. 992 people have shared it on facebook. This is tapping into a HUGE number of people who either flat out can't stand the guy or at the very least think he's a scary wing-nut, wind bag. This sentiment is echoed across all political lines as witnessed by the scathing he's getting some what normally would be easy friends to make among Right-Wing pundits (Malcolm Glee, et al.)

In terms of Proctor and Gamble, that's complete non-sense. If they asked YouTube to take it down they would be setting quite a precedent as this is not the first political campaign to imitate it, and if they can say one spoof is 'infringement' they'll have to say all are. The sad truth is P&G loves this kind of thing - this video is keeping their Old Spice meme alive. Tonnes of free publicity too.

Conclusion: You're a Ford Troll spreading rumours. Hope you're at least having some fun. We are! :P
FordSpice replying to a comment from Olaf / September 12, 2010 at 07:10 pm
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Whoops, I meant Marcus Gee not malcolm glee.
FordSpice / September 12, 2010 at 07:23 pm
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And Hey, BlogTO: you forgot about the MOST cringe-worthy 'video' by far: The Rob Ford Theme song... This one goes to 11...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7Wb8YbY7w
Mike replying to a comment from Dirk / September 12, 2010 at 07:33 pm
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Yeah wow the tea party defintely got their feathers ruffled by this post. Hey stupid people this is a blog there is requirement that it be unbiased. Unlike that idiot rag the sun which claims to be a newspaper but has nauseatingly blatant bias towards ford.
David Jones replying to a comment from dolce / September 12, 2010 at 07:47 pm
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Politics will ruin blogs. Can you make a policy that states all partisan comments should be disclosed. if you work on the campaign, just say so. If not then blogto should work like dogs and have a public lynching for all political operatives leaving supposedly impartial comments by exposing their ip address.

That goes for any of the candidates, not just the Ford backers posing on this post.
william / September 12, 2010 at 07:56 pm
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any nudie pics of sarah thomson? or smitherman having gay sex wearing his zorro mask?
sfgasfrhg / September 12, 2010 at 08:07 pm
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Rob Ford is pulling a Justin Beiber.,./,., whattytt!!
ceecee / September 12, 2010 at 08:10 pm
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the old spice guy isn't popular because he's funny...
Pat / September 13, 2010 at 12:07 am
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I still think this is the best one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOCdwIpUnWg
Marlon replying to a comment from Pat / September 13, 2010 at 07:31 am
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That one is brilliant. Does it come directly from his campaign?
Olaf / September 13, 2010 at 11:18 am
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@Ford Spice,

Proctor & Gamble's lawyers -- the makers of Old Spice -- have been alerted to your copyright infringement of their brand.

Except your video to be pulled down real soon. I suggest you "heros" do it before the Cease and Decist rtder arrives :)

In the meantime, I kindly suggest you unfunny bunch of rump rangers screw yourselves.
MER1978 / September 13, 2010 at 11:25 am
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I think it's hilarious when people complain about FREE media bias.

BlogTO is about Toronto's neighbourhoods and public transit... and smart urban planning... the precise polar opposite of what Rob Ford stands for... of all places this is EXACTLY where Rob Ford's trash that he parades around as a platform should be eviscerated.
Raoul / September 13, 2010 at 11:26 am
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Dear Ford Spice,

Guess what? Olaf is right. P&G frown upon anyone stealing their brand, like Old Spice. I'm not a fan of Ford's, but as someone who specializes in patent law, I disagree completely with what you are doing.

I suggest everyone write or email their legal department about this matter.

The Procter & Gamble Company
Legal/IP Division
Copyright Agent
299 East Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

By Fax:(513) 983-6840

By Email: copyright.im@pg.com
FordSpice / September 13, 2010 at 11:32 am
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Attention:

It has come to our attention that we were wrong in posting any video on Mr. Rob Ford, and will herewith remove the video from Youtube. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused.
MER1978 replying to a comment from Raoul / September 13, 2010 at 11:39 am
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"I suggest everyone write or email their legal department about this matter."

Why would we do that exactly?

Something tells me that any company that has a "Legal/IP Division" doesn't need help dealing with a low budget youtube video... if they even have an issue with it in the first place.
Terry / September 13, 2010 at 11:42 am
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Olaf-expect,heroes,desist, order- spellcheck-bye.
Proctor & Gamble Legal Dept. replying to a comment from Raoul / September 13, 2010 at 05:24 pm
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You guys are trolling. There are literally hundreds of Old Spice spoofs on Youtube. We love the attention. That's the whole point meatheads.

There's nothing in there that violates any our copyright and although we have no idea who Rob Ford, is looks like a real douche.

Thanks for your concerns.

Legal Dept.

:P
FordSpice replying to a comment from Raoul / September 13, 2010 at 07:53 pm
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Hey Raoul and OLAF:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+spice+parody&;aq=f

I wonder why P&G hasn't gone after the other 5,010 Old Spice parody videos, which actually rip it off entirely rather than just refer to it...

hmmm...

(scratches head). :P
FordSpice / September 13, 2010 at 07:58 pm
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To Raoul and Olaf:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+spice+parody&;aq=f

There are 5,010 other parodies... all of them up, none of them ceased or desisted...

:P
Fat Unfunny Talentless Comedian / September 13, 2010 at 09:14 pm
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@Fordspice,

Haven't you been deported to the Island of Unfunny Hacks yet? Dammit, where IS that plane? Perhaps you're on their 'Too fat to fly' list? :)

The only reason people are looking at your shitty video, man-tits, is to see how truly excerable it really is. Congratulations, you've exceeded our expectations in the 'Whoa, this is shit!' department.

Now, go back to your regular job, asking people 'Would you like a bag with that?'
Ford Spice / September 13, 2010 at 09:24 pm
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Thanks, all, for making this one of the most watched and least understood videos on YouTube!

This video was paid for from all the royalties we earned sucking c_ck at .25 cents each. On behalf of Ford Spice, we thank you, and ask if anyone can spare some mouthwash?
gadfly replying to a comment from Ford Spice / September 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm
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Hahahaha great work fordspice! I love watching these ford meatheads get so mad, you've really struck a cord. I know getting these fat impotent ford followers red in the face with anger is pretty light work but god it's entertaining!
Ford Spice EPIC FAIL! / September 14, 2010 at 11:11 am
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Wow, this video is really crappy!

No wonder BlogTo gave it six out of 10, for "curiosity sake only."

Guess it appeals to the "people who are amused by shiny objects" crowd.

EPIC FAIL FOR FORD SPICE!
Rob Lincoln / September 14, 2010 at 01:49 pm
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Forget these haters! I also think Rob Ford is a cool guy he looks out for the working class man and doesn't afraid of anything. He will cut costs and lower prices, and also stop the gravy train at cityhall. But then also he will build a subway! And then stop the cyclist anarchists from destroying the city's traffic.

Nobody else has a solid plan! Rob Ford does, so you should vote for him. Your hard earned tax dollars are counting on you to save them from spending!

Rob Ford's mother can't even afford to live in this city. I mean it's crazy! He's a millionaire from a family of millionaires and she can't even afford to live here! That's just crazy. Luckily he's got a plan and fine details will become clear once he's mayor.

Again, he's looking out for the little guy. Not the fatcat cyclists or the welfare queens or the orientals, because they work super hard and nobody needs to look out for them anyway.
Randy / September 14, 2010 at 09:37 pm
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This video has been brought to you courtesy Fat Bald Unfunny Comedians of Toronto. Please laugh at this guy, folks... someone has to.
Olaf / September 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm
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Didn't Brad, the "actor" in this crappy video, star in some other movie, like Shaving Ryan's Privates, Bum Boys on Parade, or Assholes Ahoy! Parts I and II?
Nick replying to a comment from Video / September 20, 2010 at 01:15 pm
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The video isn't edited-- you can still hear the audio throughout. The reporter just mouthed/whispered it so that the recorders wouldn't pick up on it. Kind of a prick move, really. I didn't catch it at first-- and while not a Ford supporter, kind of respect his reaction now!
Randy / September 22, 2010 at 09:05 am
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Oh lookey here, "Brad": Ford has DOUBLE the lead over George Smitherman!

Who's laughting now? Guess your unfunny video didn't have quite the reaction you'd hoped for :)

Make another lameass, unfunny video -- maybe Ford's lead will triple.

BWA HA HA HA!
Randy / September 22, 2010 at 09:07 am
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Oh lookey here, "Brad": Ford has DOUBLE the lead over George Smitherman!

Who's laughting now? Guess your unfunny video didn't have quite the reaction you'd hoped for :)

Make another lameass, unfunny video -- maybe Ford's lead will triple.

BWA HA HA HA!
Brad is a Douche / September 26, 2010 at 07:06 pm
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No recent snarky comments from the dickwad who "created" this shit, Fordlice? I guess the 'cease and decist' from Proctor and Gamble worked!
MER1978 / September 26, 2010 at 07:11 pm
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RE: Brad is a...

"No recent snarky comments from the dickwad who "created" this shit, Fordlice? I guess the 'cease and decist' from Proctor and Gamble worked!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uinnsxnNrdM

What part exactly do you think worked? The video is clearly still on youtube... and considering how fast record companies are able to have videos taken down... maybe you dreamed up this supposed cease + desist.
Mike Dudek / October 3, 2010 at 01:28 pm
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It gives me a headache to think about Rob Ford for Mayor as our reality. I hold hope in the idea that the city will come together and elect a mayor that shares our dreams for Toronto, lives as a role model citizen, and behaves admirably.

Simply watching Rob Ford run for mayor is embarrassing.

Walter Davis / October 9, 2010 at 05:16 pm
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This song is a gem: a mash up of all his comments in a song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU9RHasobfQ
hristopher jessy / October 12, 2010 at 02:50 am
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Gives me a headache to think about Rob Ford for Mayor as our reality. I hold hope in the idea that the city will come together and elect a mayor that shares our dreams for Toronto, lives as a role model citizen, and behaves admirably.
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Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:26 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:27 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:27 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:27 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:28 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Gustavo / October 26, 2010 at 06:28 pm
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Hey Ford Spice,

Thanks for making this video -- guess it backfired, didn't it?
Narcissist / October 28, 2010 at 11:32 am
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Oh look, "Brad" closed his YouTube account and the parody of Ford, now that he is Mayor of Toronto.

Back to playing fluff boy in gay porn, Brad.
Serge replying to a comment from MER1978 / January 26, 2011 at 01:54 pm
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@Mer1978, "The video is clearly still on youtube..." Check again, buddy... it has mercifully been down for months. Looks like Cease and Desist works ;)
MER1978 replying to a comment from Serge / January 26, 2011 at 03:32 pm
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@Serge...

The election has also been over for months... you're officially an idiot.
Serge replying to a comment from MER1978 / January 26, 2011 at 04:52 pm
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@MER1978, "The election has also been over for months... you're officially an idiot."

And you're officially a douchebag. Your prize -- a frozen turd - awaits!

Now stop stalking someone commenting months after an article appears, ok?

Douche.
MER1978 / January 26, 2011 at 05:00 pm
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@Serge: "Now stop stalking someone commenting months after an article appears, ok?"

Stalking? You specifically responded to me + I haven't bothered to disable update emails for this thread... but whatever you want to believe.

You made an idiotic post... if pointing that out makes me a DB... meh I can live with that.
T / December 6, 2011 at 01:38 am
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Fob Rord!
Bruce / October 13, 2012 at 06:18 pm
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Rob Ford is such a stupid fat A-hole.
I hope to heck he gets kicked out of office and we get
a mayor who is truly for the people of Toronto.
Since taking office Ford had gone on and on about the Gravy Train in Toronto. All I see him doing is contracting out all the decent paying jobs in the city works dept and at the TTC.
What type of city will Toronto be when all the good jobs are gone and replaced bu ones where people are making $12.00 - $14.00 an hour. You can't buy a home, a car, go out to dinner, but any big ticket items or for that matter pay rent on that level of income. I don't who Ford thinks he's fooling when all he is doing is butchering labour in Toronto and turning this city into a third class dump.
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