Spare Parts: Five Questions for Jeff Dunham

Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham shares with GQ some of his personal car stories.

Released on 7/19/2013

Credits

Starring: Jeff Dunham

Transcript

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You know what I love most about this?
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I'm actually taller than someone.
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(laughing)
00:07
(upbeat dance music)
00:12
I got this.
00:13
All right, here we go.
00:18
My first car, of course, was in high school.
00:20
It was a 1971 Mercury Marquis.
00:22
It was the family car handed down to me by my parents.
00:25
It was a giant boat.
00:27
I loved this car.
00:28
I actually got it up to a 115 miles per hours once.
00:31
It was unbelievable.
00:32
Completely uncontrollable.
00:34
I don't know if I should be here today.
00:35
But the greatest thing I ever did,
00:37
I actually got it airborne at one point.
00:39
All four wheels off the ground.
00:43
My childhood dream car had to be the '60s Batmobile.
00:46
Adam West driving around in that thing was awesome.
00:49
I got the second best thing.
00:50
I got the Keaton Batmobile.
00:56
Without a doubt, the car that gets the most attention
00:58
that I drive is, of course, the Batmobile,
00:59
but besides that, it's gotta be the Ford GTX-1.
01:02
I mean, the Ford GT, I'll never forget that commercial.
01:05
It was Super Bowl, I think it was probably '04 or '05.
01:08
It was a red one, driving around.
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That was an unbelievably badass commercial
01:13
with a badass car.
01:14
It's a race car.
01:16
I think the worst car on the road, if you asked me this
01:18
seven months ago, I would know emphatically,
01:20
it was the Fisker.
01:21
I owned a Fisker.
01:22
It was horrible.
01:24
Got one of the first ones and I think in six months,
01:27
the guy was out seven times to work on the car.
01:30
I sold it, got out from under it, didn't lose anything,
01:32
and then things started going horrible,
01:34
and then I wanted the Fisker again
01:35
because I knew the company was gonna go out of business.
01:38
So I told my car guy, I said,
01:39
Find me another Fisker just like that.
01:41
One of the good ones, one of the early ones, and he did.
01:44
He said, The guy that's selling number five said he'll sell
01:47
it to you and nobody else, but you need to call him.
01:49
Here's the phone number.
01:50
So I talked to the guy for 30 minutes
01:51
and I bought the car from him.
01:53
It was General Colin Powell.
01:56
Is there a car that I haven't driven
01:58
that's on my bucket list?
01:59
Well, there was until five months ago.
02:02
It was the Tumbler from the latest Batman movies.
02:04
The only guys that get to drive that are Batman,
02:07
or the stunt guy, or me if I was in the right place
02:10
at the right time.
02:11
It was fricking awesome.
02:13
Hey, thanks for checking out my vehicles.
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And please subscribe to gq.com.
02:17
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