Roberto Luongo runs over Cory Schneider, literally, in the battle to be number one [VIDEO]

On Wednesday night, James Duthie tweeted out a mysterious picture of Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider posing with a dummy that appeared to have a partially or mostly severed head. If not for the other people milling about in the photo, it would have looked like Luongo and Schneider were deranged serial killers grinning madly after practicing their garrotting techniques.

 

Instead, it was just a preview of James Duthie’s latest comedic collaboration with Roberto Luongo, which TSN showed at the first intermission of the game between the Canucks and Predators. TSN went behind the scenes and found out that the two goaltenders’ class and professionalism is just a front, revealing just how immature their antics truly get.

Seriously, this video is hilarious and shows how good-natured both goaltenders are, using humour to completely diffuse any accusations that there is tension between the two. Here are my favourite moments from the feature:

  • The Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts that Luongo reveals are awesome and I want one. Or two, rather. It wouldn’t seem right to have just one. Maybe once my second child is born we’ll get a pair.
  • My post on Wednesday on Cory Schneider’s murderous tendencies turned out to be prescient, as Schneider delivers a two-hander with his goalie stick to the back of Luongo’s calves. While it’s just a gag, the outtakes at the end reveal that Schneider actually did connect with one of his swings. “Accidentally,” of course. Look out, Lu, it might not be a goalie stick next time.
  • The most unsurprising moment of the entire video? Luongo making a toilet joke. Seriously, that guy loves his toilet humour.
  • The callbacks to past Luongo features by Duthie was a nice touch. Schneider fantasizing over being a poet was gold, but the finale of the video was a callback to their first feature together, when Jamie McLennan ran over Luongo with a zamboni. This time, the shoe was on the other foot, as Luongo is ostensibly the backup and he got to run over Schneider with a cart in the bowels of Rogers Arena. “Looks like Lui’s starting tonight!” he says with glee, clicking his heels together. Never change, Luongo, never change.
Gif by Chloe Ezra

Duthie’s videos with Luongo reveal that those who thought Luongo only developed a sense of humour when he got a Twitter account just weren’t paying attention. Here are their previous collaborations:

Jamie McLennan, the best backup ever, with poorly synced audio:

A Roberto Luongo interview with McLennan flashback and, of course, a bathroom joke:

And finally, the infamous Luongo poetry:

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9 comments

  1. alviator
    March 14, 2013

    That was great. Funniest thing I’ve seen from the Canucks in a while. Lou and Schneider needs to start a Youtube channel together.

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  2. obituary mambo
    March 14, 2013

    Pure, unadulterated awesomeness.

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  3. Abby
    March 14, 2013

    I was coming on here to make sure you guys saw this because OH MY GOSH FUNNIEST THING ALL YEAR.

    Oh, and that 7-4 win was pretty nice too.

    On a related note: Can’t we just keep both goaltenders forever ever?

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  4. immie_8
    March 14, 2013

    I’m sitting in bed right now and I’m pretty sure I should move closer to the middle or I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall out of my bed laughing! That was just freaking amazing!! I agree with everyone else: why oh why can’t we just keep both!?!

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  5. tom selleck's moustache
    March 15, 2013

    Too funny. I especially liked the scene of them fighting Duthie like kids in the back seat of the car. And that gif is all kinds of awesome as well.

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  6. cathylu
    March 15, 2013

    Since we don’t get to see the intermission stuff down here in ‘murica I was glad I noticed the tweet with the link to that piece last night. So funny! I love those guys!

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  7. mamanova
    March 15, 2013

    Is it any wonder why around the league and in other hockey markets’ media/fanbase there is so much “everybody hates the Canucks, their fans, and the City of Vancouver” sentiment.

    This goalie ‘controversy” should be making for a difficult situation for the Canucks organization and providing fodder for media and fans in other markets. Instead the Canucks organization, Lu & Shneids put out this incredibly funny video poking fun at the situation, not to mention the media.

    Way to go, Canucks !

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  8. iceman
    March 15, 2013

    I said it before (albeit not on this blog) and I’ll say it again:

    Enjoy watching this group of guys in blue and green as much as you can while they last, floks. This is the golden age of Canucks franchise, with such skilled, devoted and classy players — Sedins, Lui, Schneids, Juice… And their self-deprecating sense of humor just a cherry on the top.

    I know there’s still only one hardware missing that will ‘complete’ them, but regardless it’s been such a personally satisfying experience watching this group coming together over the past several years. Really, my love & knowledge on hockey literally grew with these guys. I can’t help myself but feeling sad whenever I think ‘How many more years do they have?’ already… And especially for Lui and Shneider’s time together here , the clock is ticking much faster :-( .

    So again, you don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone. I loved the TSN gig last night, and cheers for our all-time best goalie duo for their class, humor and professionalism!

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  9. Don_Rocko
    March 15, 2013

    I was at the game, so I didn’t get to see this live (not that I’m complaining – that was definitely one of the most entertaining – and strange – games I’ve been to in a while). It’s everything I expected it would be.

    In a perfect world, we’d get to keep both until retirement age, but in a salary cap universe, it’s just not feasible – nor fair to them, really, since they’re both star-calibre, starting goaltenders, they both deserve to play.

    Regardless, whichever one ends up suiting up for another club next season (or, later this season, depending on what GM-MG has up his sleeves) will be fondly remembered and missed.

    PS: “Looks like Lui’s starting tonight!” *heel-click* Amazing. Somebody please .gif that (if it hasn’t been done already).

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