The Big Felafel

Yatzpan – apparently you’re not cool till you quote him

My friend Orly in my graphic design class made it clear to me – if I want to pretend to be Israeli and be her friend, the first thing I better do is catch up on my Yatzpan / Yazpan / Yatspan watching and quoting. She couldn’t get over that I didn’t know who he was. Then, other people started mentioning him – you know how it is, once you hear something, you start hearing it left and right. I realized I had some catching up to do. And fast. So, I did a handy dandy search on YouTube and started to watch Eli Yatzpan, the famous Israeli comedian/imitator/joker. You can watch him on Tuesday nights, on his show, “Shalom and Good Evening”. He does mock interviews, like the clip below, that reminds me a little of Borat/The Daily Show. Glad to know the Israelis have gotten on board.

Here’s my favorite so far – Yatzpan goes to Texas and interviews a KKK member, keeping a straight face as he reports his true feelings in Hebrew to the camera. And here’s his interview with Jerry Seinfeld.


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  1. thanks for that, I can pretend I’m Israeli now.

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago
  2. hilarious. no way that was real. ray, the dentist, was either retarded or playing along. i was loving it anyway.

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago

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