You gotta love a good old fashioned hidden-camera prank.
This was all well before my time so I’m gonna do my best to put all the pieces together, but back in the ’80s and ’90s, there was a popular talk show called Crook & Chase on The Nashville Network (or TNN, which eventually became Spike TV, and now Paramount Network).
Hosted by Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, the show focused primarily on country music.
Anyways, back in the day, they got the idea to prank Alan Jackson and hide some cameras around the TNN office.
While Alan was in the office, they ran a fake new story that Alan was set to play a role in an upcoming movie (not true) and the film was going to feature two nude scenes from Big Al (and it sounds like a full frontal shot of little Al too).
They even filmed fake reactions from fans on the street to include in the story. And many of them were hilarious:
“I don’t that at all, I think it would really take away from the wholesome family image that country music can give us.
“Oh, I think it’s great, if Kevin Costner can do it, I have no reason to doubt that Alan can do it.”
“If women go see it and like what they see, they might buy more albums.”
I mean, if Kevin Costner can do it…
Of course, this was all news to Alan, who couldn’t wait to call his manager and find out what the hell was going on.
But then, he also got call from his wife Denise wanting to know why the hell he was doing nude scenes in the upcoming California Cowboys film, and you can slowly see Alan start to think this is getting out of control.
The mild-mannered Jackson usually seems pretty unshakable, so it’s pretty funny to watch him squirm a bit at the thought of getting naked in front of the camera.
National Hero Tattoos Alan Jackson “Chattahoochee” QR Code To His Leg
Not all heroes wear capes.
An Australian man in Nowra might’ve just secured the greatest tattoo known to mankind… a QR code.
A QR code?
Yeah, but not just any QR code, the QR code for Alan Jackson’s iconic “Chattahoochee” music video on YouTube.
According to the South Coast Register, Jimmy Hefferan is a BIG country music guy, and thought it would be a fun way to lift other people’s spirits during the ongoing pandemic.
“I love country music and I was watching something that showed the most played country song in 1993, the year I was born, which was Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson.
And I thought, ‘how funny would that be’, everyone’s been checking into places so what a laugh to scan a leg and then you get Alan Jackson.
It’s a bit of a challenging time out there for a lot of people, so I thought I’d get it just for a bit of a laugh.
I suppose people probably look at it and go, ‘is that just an example of a QR code?’ But I actually have something funny that comes up and hopefully it brightens the mood.”
What a legend.
It’s been long argued by us here at Whiskey Riff that “Chattahoochee” is more than a song, it’s a lifestyle. And nobody embodies that lifestyle more than this bloke. I mean, imagine having “Chattahoochee” with you wherever you go?
And for those of you confused about what a QR code is (my mom and dad), you just pull up the camera on your cellphone, put that code in the frame, and it pulls up the music video. Easy peasy.