dealsfreaks dvd (tod browning, 1932) for $7.49


We accept you, one of us, gooble gobble.


@evilgomer: It's "Gabba Gabba" - a line also made famous after the film by the Ramones. And now, Yo Gabba Gabba, as co-opted by a children's show.


@zippy the pinhead: That's hilarious, inventing a connection to Yo Gabba Gabba.
What they're saying is either "gooble gobble" or "gooba gobble"
All you have to do is search YouTube for the words "gooble gobble" and you can hear it for yourself.
Also for @denalynn2001: I wouldn't waste too much time searching for a widescreen version. I'm not sure there was such a thing when this was made.


It's definitely "gooble-gobble" in the film. The Ramones just altered it to suit their needs, wonderfully so, I might add:


The video is also available free via the internet archive:


@kenwoot: Cool. I'm surprised it's in the archive. Maybe it's only print matter that has to be published before 1923 to be in the Public Domain. I'll have to check this out. I haven't seen this movie in years.

I live fairly close to where the circus people winter in Florida. Several of the ones featured in Freaks used to live in Gibsonton (or Gib-town and they called it).


@clairela: I thought mostly it was retired circus performers in Gibsonton now. Hugo, Oklahoma, is the winter home of two or three current circuses.

It's been a dozen years since I've been to Gibsonton. The boot in front of the Giant's Camp was barely hanging in there, and the cafe that his half wife ran was closed (permanently or just for the day I have no idea).


@craigthom: It's still mostly retired circus people in Gibsonton. Yeah, the giant's boot was left to fend for itself. The giant's wife (her first name was Jeanie, I think) died a few years back. She was born without legs and had also been a circus act. It sounds like no one bothered to either keep their fish camp going or to tear it down.

I haven't been through there in years.