Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Awesome Leafs Club

By now, you've probably seen Jimmy Kimmel's "Handsome Men Club" video. It's been all over the web this week, and for good reason: it's slickly produced, packed with superstar cameos, and completely hilarious.

Too bad the whole thing was ripped off from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Yes, the Leafs have had their own very similar private club for decades. But few people know about it, so apparently Kimmel thought he could steal the concept, tweak it slightly, and pass it off as original work.

Nice try Jimmy. Unfortunately for you, Bloge Salming has top secret footage of the most recent meeting. And now we're posting it for the world to see.



(Special thanks to Vintage Leafs for helping us track down all the photos.)




27 comments:

  1. Made me almost piss myself.

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  2. Allan Bester below the rails - AWESOME.

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  3. The Bester, Borchevsky "Unbelievable" quote from his 93 OT goal and the ownership parts were Awesome.

    Great job again guys

    Curtis
    Crash The Crease

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  4. Eddie Shack may actually live under a bridge now. He lived a street over from me when I was a kid, but I can no longer account for his whereabouts.

    Patrick Lalime? Fuuuck you. Awesome.

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  5. Phil Kessel - most accurate depiction.

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  6. Man oh man that is one heck of a video. You really should convince some tv network to make you a show. I mean honestly you're that good.

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  7. I love when Phil Kessel speaks.

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  8. Caputi has an awesome nameMarch 11, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    "Who's turn is it to decide where we order from? Wait...shoot."
    "Focus, Mats..."
    Awesome.
    "Awesome Leafs ownership?"
    Silence.
    Awesome.
    "Chris Durno?"
    "Awesome. Wait, what?"
    Just about shit myself laughing.

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  9. That was Awesome... Durno, loved it.

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  10. I was really on the fence about this until the very last gag.

    "Double Double"
    "It's too late, Mats"

    I embarrassed myself at work from laughing out loud.

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  11. I can't believe Aki Berg isn't a member...

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  12. Nice work, lads. Loved that you put Motor City Smitty in there. What an odd phenomenon he was.

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  13. Thanks to you, now i have an unbeeleebabbuh message alert!
    Awesome!

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  14. total and utter brilliance, the jokes come fast.
    Brilliant

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  15. Great stuff -- especially Lalime.

    But.... where is Todd Gill?

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  16. I was expecting Leeman right after Iafrate. Even so, very funny stuff!

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  17. I was expecting Leeman right after Iafrate. Even so, very funny stuff!

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  18. No matter what else was in the video, the fact that you had Lalime there makes it worthy of 5 stars.

    Just awesome

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  19. he's fighting the copy machine
    is it okay?
    it's bleeding.
    this was pure genius
    unbeeleable....

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  20. Awesome stuff DGB.

    Someone on here will know. Whats the name of the song they play at the ACC when the Leafs win?

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  21. It's called Heave Away, I can't remember who made it but I think it's a Newfy folk band.

    On another note, this was hilarious. Great work.

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  22. Conn Smythe's AngerMarch 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    how can Conn Smythe be an awesome GM but not awesome owner? I guess his 11 Stanley cups and creating Maple Leaf Gardens doesnt stack up to Foligno's career in the blue and white Maple Leaf.*


    *Conn Smythe also invented Blue and White Maple Leaf

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  23. When they were filming this Aki Berg must have been in the washroom.

    That's the only logical explanation.

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  24. Did a spit take on the Allan Bester siting

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  25. I have to say that this was awesome - lots of great references.

    There were 3 that I need help with:

    - Cujo/Foglino
    - Danny?
    - Chris Durno

    Can someone help out on those?

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  26. @PJ...

    Foligno/Joseph: see here

    Danny: Crazy Russian defenceman Danny Markov

    Durno: See here, about halfway down.

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