Thursday, January 17, 2008

Grateful Dead Lookalikes

It occurred to me yesterday that our blog "Grateful Blue" has not yet in its long glorious existence (two months) had a single post related to the Grateful Dead - unless you count Candyman's Jefferson Starship concert review, which I don't. So I guess I'll take it upon myself to try something to get some Dead content here. So, without further ado, I would like to introduce "Grateful Dead Lookalikes." I endeavored to find a celebrity lookalike for each GD member, since saying "Phil looks like this guy down the street from me" doesn't really make sense to anyone else. Add your ideas in the comments, if you have some better matches.

Jerry Garcia - Santa Claus
This one's pretty obvious. We Wish You a Jerry Christmas.

Bob Weir - "Stinky Pete" the Prospector from Toy Story 2
This was probably the hardest one to match. I wanted to find something from the early days when Bob looked like a girl, but I couldn't. Give me some suggestions and I'll add "Bob, the early days" to this list.

Phil Lesh - Ned Flanders from The Simpsons
The modern day Phil has kind of a goody-goody quality to him - kinda like Ned Flanders without the fanatical christianity.

Brent Mydland - comedian Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis is a comedian who also plays piano as part of his act. They've got matching beards.

Mickey Hart - John Oates of Hall & Oates
Most people think Mickey resembles Spock (Leonard Nimoy). I agree, but with the 'stache, he's a dead ringer for John Oates and his 'stache. He's a maneater...

Bill Kreutzmann - actor Bill Murray
Not so much when they were younger, but they do favor each other now, especially with the beards.

Donna Godcheaux - country singer Loretta Lynn
Donna's appearance makes her look vaguely Native American, and Loretta Lynn is part Cherokee, so this one seems to work.

Keith Godcheaux - Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz
There are very few good pictures of Keith, but I think this matches pretty well.

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - Pigpen from Peanuts
This was another obvious one. I had a hard time finding any celebrity who looks like Pigpen.

Vince Welnick - comedian George Carlin
I suspect George is a little more fun to be around than Vinnie probably was - he battled depression for years before his death.

Another collossal waste of time, brought to you by Grateful Blue. May the four winds blow you safely home.


The Ghosts said...

This is freaking great.

Assman said...

Thanks for your comment. I love your blog (GoWF). I linked to your American Beauty review yesterday. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Happened apon your blog. Nicely done.

Mike fro m Big Rhythm Wine - A Grateful Dead Experience

Andy said...

could be significantly worse, though you're ever-clever idea of tossing grateful in front of your teams colors has been taken by only school in the big ten that actually knows how to drink. speaking of dead, the reefer isn't half bad either. Wisconsin for number one party school 08!

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jajajaja in some bizarre way you are right, but the most incredible resemblance is Jerry Gracia with Santa Claus, oh my God!!! they look like the same person.

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Anonymous said...

I thought Bobby in his younger days looked a lot like Jim Carey

Chuck Nowlin said...

every where i go pepole call me Jerry Garcia i don't really know but i will do some pic's to see and i actualy going back to play lead gutar.

Chuck Nowlin said...

p.s. i think i look like santa clause on a wanted poster, but without the hat and i have my round glasses they call Jerry, and if ido i would like to do tributes to him as he was the best.