Tim Post's "Date Night" spoof is hilarious [VIDEO]

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At right, a couple scenes from Post's parody of the "Uptown bro."
When MPR reporter Tim Post saw Seth Nelson's "Date Night" video, he thought to himself about "just how opposite most peoples' lives are from an Uptown condo life."

"I live in the Como Park neighborhood, which is kinda the anti-Uptown," Post tells us. "You know, messy with dishes in the sink, and I thought, most of us, if we left a girlfriend or wife waiting at the bar while we took a shower and made a drink and and watched the sunset, the reaction wouldn't be the same as what we saw in the Uptown bro video."

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Seth Nelson, aka "Dollar Store Ryan Gosling," on viral Uptown condo video: Haters gonna hate

So Post was inspired to break out his camera and spend a few hours over the weekend shooting his own version of "Date Night." There are no Maseratis driving through Uptown, pre-date martinis consumed alone on a balcony overlooking a Lake Calhoun sunset, or women waiting unbelievable lengths of time at a bar to meet up while you lollygag around. Instead, there are babysitters to worry about, Bud Lights to drink, and suburban-style strip malls to drive past.

Without further ado, here it is:



As is the case in Nelson's video, the woman in Post's is his wife, Jen, with whom he has two daughters, one 11, the other 16.

"I don't really think the original Uptown bro-mercial accurately represents Uptown either," Post tells us. "But I see it as the bizarro version of that video -- I think people associate more with things that happen in real life."

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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15 comments
Ashley Ann
Ashley Ann

Get off this guy's nuts... It wasn't that interesting to begin with. But great free advertising for the dude.

eyetod
eyetod

like she'd wait outside for an hour and a half with out checking on him to see where the hell he's at...  this was obviously written and directed by a man. 

Hanni Kenny
Hanni Kenny

Brilliant reply, though your backhanded insult missed me entirely with your underhanded assumptions. I suppose some readers align themselves with you and your taste in articles an would love to read hours of "articles" on the city pages' "dollar store Ryan Gosling". Carry on, champ.

William Davis
William Davis

I know! I'm so tired of City Pages mucking up my timeline with posts, I'm trying to play FarmVille and look at endless pictures of people's babies over here! If only there was a way to stop them...alas

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Hanni Kenny, Michelle Bachmann hasn't said anything weird lately. So this seems like Plan B.

KennyX
KennyX

This spoof is funny, but I don't see why everyone got so up in arms about the original. I mean, what did you expect them to make? A video of some broke-ass liberal hipster like Aaron Rupar or MNjoe in tight skinny jeans riding their one speed bicycle (or in the case of MNjoe, riding the ghetto city bus) from a bar to a $2 million condo?

Mark Weyandt
Mark Weyandt

I would love to see one of these for each of Minneapolis' nuanced neighborhoods...

Hanni Kenny
Hanni Kenny

You guys are trying to tap a dry well with this guy. Sounds like one city pages blogger has some penis envy.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX C'mon Kenny - don't forget to take your meds - you seemed to be getting better lately. But at least there are no abortion rants or uterus references in this post so it's still an improvement over your usual stuff. P.S. I bike everyday but no skinny jeans and no spandex - and 18 speeds. 

KennyX
KennyX

The NorF Minneapolis one would be AWESOME!

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