talks to Gunny R. Lee Ermey: “Gun commercials can be funny” (Video)

Although Ermey still works in Hollywood (or “Hollyweird” as he calls it), he has been a spokesman for Glock for a number of years. Recently Glock introduced a serious of commercials that mesh well with Ermey’s brand of humor, and the gun community has really taken a shine to them as well.

At the 2013 NRA annual convention, sat down with R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey and discovered the secret behind the hugely popular and successful Glock commercials.

While Ermey is most notable for his unforgettable performance as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” he has played in more than 100 titles. His presence on camera is often of an authoritative or comedic role, or both. His brand of humor is often crude, disgusting and politically incorrect, but hilarious nonetheless.

He said he developed his sense of humor while growing up on a farm in Kansas with five brothers and no relief and then he joined the Marine Corps, another setting where he’s surrounded by young men and what’s often a tedious routine. And with the hopes of breaking the day-to-day monotony, young men do what young men do: they push the limits of acceptable human behavior and physicality, sometimes cultivating a unique sense of humor in the process.


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