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cousin jeffrey

PostPosted: June 3, 2005 2:49 PM 

I noticed that there is something strange about the actor who plays the recurring bum, the one who screams "The Government!"

In the credits, i'm sure you've noticed the actor's name is Sloppy Joe. Could it be that they just pulled a real bum off the street to play the role?

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 2:52 PM 

That's a form of charity i guess, so if that's true they should be commended, right?

Rabid Anti-Dentite

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:11 PM 

dumb question: what other episodes was he in besides the bookstore?

Condo Board President

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:18 PM 

Was he the same guy who played the homeless man in The Beard, the one who kept Kramer's Tupperware ?

Condo Board President

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:21 PM 

Yes, indeed. I just looked him up on the Internet Movie Database. The actor's name is Jonathon (aka Jon) Gries. He played "Rusty" in both episodes.

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:28 PM 

Well, that's all well and good, but i'm talking about the guy with no shirt. The one who also yells potatoe salad. He's also in the Bizarro Jerry.


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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:45 PM 

Jimmy'll take the job!

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 4:47 PM 

CJ, you related to Dan Qualye? (or is it Quayl?) Smile

Condo Board President

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PostPosted: June 3, 2005 6:33 PM 

I can't help ya, Sundance.


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PostPosted: June 4, 2005 12:23 AM 

What about Sundance reacting in traffic? It could be anybody.....

Mike Campbell

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PostPosted: June 30, 2010 8:05 PM 

I am wondering the same thing.. was the guy who played Joe the Hobo in that episode credited as "Sloppy Joe" a REAL vagrant?

stewie stats

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PostPosted: November 14, 2013 6:10 PM 

The hobo joe actor I noticed looks very similar to an reality show actor. On the show Swamp people, there were two brothers that hunted and lived together. I believe they were giest brothers. He looks like one of them

Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: November 14, 2013 10:01 PM 

"An" reality show actor? What kind of expression is that?


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PostPosted: August 9, 2015 11:37 PM 

I've Always wondered who that actor is... the vagrant who yells "The government!!!" and later introduces himself as "Potato Salad!!".

The www search continues for "Sloppy Joe".


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PostPosted: August 9, 2015 11:39 PM 

According to imdb its Joe Goddbiff

Butcher Boy

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PostPosted: August 10, 2015 10:57 PM 

I need a full report about sloppy joe and the women who loved him on my desk by Friday. Think you can handle that, numb nuts

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