Watch ‘Luongo unchained’, the greatest Luongo-based movie trailer parody ever [VIDEO]

Shortly after the NHL lockout ended, the Luongo-to-Toronto action heated up. No trade was made, of course, and with the roster moves the Leafs are currently making, it looks like the deal might be falling apart. But, whether or not this oft-rumoured deal ever actually happens, I think we can all agree that the drama surrounding it has been immensely entertaining, especially in the days surrounding Brian Burke’s firing, which was said to be influenced in some way by the whole Luongo mess. You’d have thought we were watching a movie.

Now it is one, as Down Goes Brown and Bloge Salming have teamed up for yet another comedy video, the brilliant, “Luongo Unchained”. The perfect title alone is worth a click, and I promise everything else lives up to that high standard. This thing is wall-to-wall comedy.

“We’re looking for something called ‘above-average goaltending’. However, we have no idea what it looks like.”

There’s so much goodness here I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, Quentin Tarantino trailers are ripe picking for parody, since they’re so uniquely stylized. But DGB and Salming still manage to make the whole thing pop.

I’m not sure what part is my favourite. The shot of Dave Nonis holding the lantern, scanning the Canucks roster until he comes to Luongo at the end. The newspaper headline (“BOZAK TRADED. Luongo also part of deal”). The Mike Gillis jaw drop. And that closing zinger, playing on Django’s menacing, cool “The D is silent”.

“What team did you say you play for?”

“The Toronto Maple Leafs. The D is terrible.”

It’s all so good.

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10 comments

  1. Brent
    January 17, 2013

    This is gold, pure gold! And funny on so many levels.

    But are there other “luongo-based-movie-trailer-parody’s”? I mean you make a pretty strong claim here, what is the competition like? Or is it like “Buffalo Rider” The greatest movie ever made about a man and his buffalo, mainly because there are NO other movies about a man and his buffalo?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      January 17, 2013

      Ha! It’s definitely like Buffalo Rider.

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  2. therealbob
    January 17, 2013

    L-U-O-N-G-O

    The L is silent

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  3. MB13
    January 17, 2013

    You guys need to get a life.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      January 17, 2013

      Who does “you guys” refer to? Canuck fans in general or just Daniel and I? Either way, I agree, just looking for clarification.

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      • MB13
        January 17, 2013

        Anybody that makes or watches these videos and is older than 21 years old.

        For the record – I probably need to get one also seeing as I’m commenting here. But at least we are all aware enough to agree that we need lives :)

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        • Rituro
          January 17, 2013

          Define “a life”.

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        • Wagman
          January 18, 2013

          Crap! Way over 21.

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    • Dave
      January 18, 2013

      What do you mean “you guys”?

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  4. Smokey
    January 17, 2013

    “Toronto Maple Leafs…the ‘D’ is terrible.”

    HAWWW! Love it.

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