Hairology (Redux)

Way back at the beginning of SFL we featured the audio of a spoof sermon on “Hairology.” Here now is a video clip of that sermon from Piedmont Baptist College talent night. Good on them for having a sense of humor. (Although looking at the YouTube comments shows that not everybody loves the sketch.)

38 thoughts on “Hairology (Redux)”

        1. If my coment had’ve been moderated, then I wouldn’t have gone to all that “OK…next time, I’m going to drop the question mark, as it smacks of unbelief” malarkey. {Sheesh} 😎

  1. Love the line about the fundy fixing his hair in the morning so he can be right with God. Pretty sure that wasn’t in the original.

    The guys who put the original together were pioneers of fundy mockery.

  2. It’s fun reading the YouTube comments. The guy who doesn’t like the video is confusing. Especially when you take a look at his channel.

  3. Now that was funny. Nothing like starting the week with a good laugh. πŸ˜†

  4. Dang! I’ll have to get up earlier if I ever hope to win that butt cushion. πŸ˜€

  5. You know you spent too long as an IFB when the laughter in the background and comments are the only thing that let you know this is a parody. πŸ™

    I’ve heard at least 3 different preachers preach the same things in all seriousness One of them even went off on toupees.

  6. “…and this is why wimmenfolk cain’t be preachers, take ’em far too long to get their hair fixed up right to be lookin’ good in the eyes of GAWD!” πŸ˜›
    Love the video. :mrgreen:

  7. That was funny.
    Once upon a time (pre-fundy days) I brought a youth group to the other side of our city on a local mission trip… so to speak.
    There was a church that was kind to give us lodging in their assembly hall one night. The next day we joined them in their church.
    We sat there tie-less, girls wearing jeans, guys wearing t-shirts…
    The guy preached a real sermon just like this with power point examples of what our hair should look like… everyone was looking at us with contempt. 😳
    How did I ever slip into fundyism…? πŸ˜•

    1. Wow, what a horrible way for that church to treat your group…I bet that made their group feel so much more holy. Fundy bullying.

  8. OK – Good thing I wasn’t sipping my morning coffee when I started this video!

  9. Wow.

    I don’t know what to say about this.
    A Fundy Baptist actually showing a sense of humor about himself and his cronies and their ‘standards.’ And it’s truly funny. And the other Fundies are laughing.

    Go ahead and bust up all my stereotypes like this, Darrell. I’ll just be over in the corner, quivering.

  10. LOL this made me laugh….you dont often find Fundies with a sense of humor. I remember one time when i was in the 4th grade, our Fundy church related school participated in a “Fine Arts” competition at another Fundy school. Which, naturally, meant that at some point, a mandatory chapel service was required mid-day. This particular Fundie preacher told a very corny joke about the horses in the Bible being named “Isme.” Because of all the “WHOA is me’s” that you see in the Bible. Corny, extremely, but harmless. Well, when we got back to our own Fundy Elementary, we were all sat down in the auditorium, and apologized to. The staff was not informed that such a crude, flippant speaker would be speaking, and that we surely would not have participated in the Fine Arts competition that year if they had known we would ne subjected to such worldly, disrespectful speakers who blatantly made fun of God’s word…..we were then informed that our teachers had made a mental note of students seen LAUGHING at such garbage, and that if we did not repent before the end of the day, we would be sought out and punished accordingly……………. πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

    1. Wow. Double wow.

      Aren’t jokes like that standard sermon filler for most preachers?

      And do those school nitwits not know that “Woe is me” is not the wording in the original Hebrew?

    2. Talk about looking for something to get offended by.

      That joke is as bad (and harmless) as the one about the Bible teaching that it’s a man’s job to make coffee.

        1. No, no, no. You have it all wrong. That’s the proof text to show that men are supposed to make beer.

  11. last line of the clip is awesome: “lay your hairpieces on the altar for Jesus!”

  12. That was hilarious, I agree. It was also surreal. I’ve heard at least 75% of the statements he made said in perfect seriousness in my lifetime. I often thought this was a real sermon with a laugh track added and am utterly astounded that it was a true skit designed to illustrate the ridiculousness of hairstyle being a test of fellowship or right standing with God. Exceptional. I’ll be quivering in the corner with Big Gary for a while.

  13. Oh, I’ve always loved this one!! I actually believed pretty much all of this as a child.

  14. Sharing the tendency of SNL sketches — not knowing how to pare it down to a less boring length.

      1. Don’t mistake me, it is a good premise. It is well-delivered. But the writing lacks good editing. Like any skit on SNL, you think initually, “This is funny!” but then they proceed to ‘beat a dead horse’ and go on and on and on with it. Less is more.

        1. I guess you have never sat through a fundy sermon, or else enough time has passed that you have forgotten. Because this was not even ten minutes long. Any IFB preachers would beat the horse until it was glue-in-the-skin. They wouldn’t even be able to complete their mutually-congratulatory introductory remarks in the ten minutes that this skit took.

          Three minutes, twenty seconds per major point…

          Mere moments. A twinkling of the eye.

  15. Give me a head with hair; long, beautiful hair- shinin’, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me it down to there- shoulder length or longer, here baby, there, I’m an everywhere daddy, daddy- HAIR!!!!

  16. Also, by George Carlin… (going by memory here, so I may “err”.)

    “I’m aware some stare at my hair- in fact, to be fair, some really despair of my hair. But I don’t care- ’cause they’re not aware; not are they debonair- in fact, they’re just square.

    They see hair down to there, say “beware! “, and go off on a tear! I say, “No fair!” A head that’s bare is really ‘nowhere’-

    My wife bought some hair at a fair, to use as a spare. did I care? Au contraire! Spare hair is fair; in fact, hair can be rare: Fred Astaire got no hair; nor does a chair, nor a chocolate eclair. And where is the hair on a pear? Nowhere, mon frere!

    So, be like a bear- be fair with your hair. Show it you care. Wear it to there- or to there, Or to THERE if you dare!

    Now that I’ve shared this affair of the hair, I think I’ll repair to my lair and use ‘Nair’, do you care?

    1. not directly related to the subject of the post (HAIR) but my favorite Carlin quote is:-

      “The real reason we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal’, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”

  17. ….and for further reading on the subject of hair, I would recommended the tract written by Evangelist Dave Sproul in the 1970s, “Where Wear the Hair”……..

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