The “Nedinator” special anniversary edition no one asked for

image A year ago today, hundreds of people tragically lost their eyesight as a result seeing me in a red thong for my role in “The Nedinator,” a 6-minute movie spoof that premiered in our local theater the same night as “The Terminator: Genysis.”

The movie was heralded by critics as “Ned’s best 6-minute performance.”

And my wife agrees.

For anyone who started following this blog after June last year, and who has wondered why there are so many references in the comments section about my red thong, rest assured you haven’t stumbled into a hive a kinky people. This is where it started. And, thanks to a court order siting “codes of human decency,” also where it ended.

The story behind the mini-movie is a long one, and is just as drama-filled as any Hollywood production — except with less silicone, money, sex, tantrums, Perrier, etc.

So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary…

Actually, “celebrate” might be a bit strong. How about “commemorate?” Like when there’s a tragedy? 

To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of The Nedinator, and those who are still receiving therapy (I know who you are because I’m still getting billed), I have assembled my own version of a special “Boxed Set” edition, complete with special features like “The Making Of The Special Effect,” some of the merchandise it inspired (although never actually available), movie trailers, stills, a special bonus feature and, of course, the movie itself.

I contemplated the idea of re-doing it to improve certain parts, but then I remembered how I felt when George Lucas changed the first three Star Wars movies. I wasn’t ready for that kind of backlash, especially from any normally docile Canadians.

With that said, open your special boxed set edition of The Nedinator and experience it as it was meant to be experienced! (In the safety of your own home and out of the view of any small children…)

BONUS FEATURE NO. 1

The official movie teaser! (Because I’m such a tease…)

 

BONUS FEATURE No. 2

Behind-the-Scenes look at the AMAZING special effect!! (yes, we just had one)…

 

FEATURE FILM: The Terminator: Nedisys

 

MOVIE STILLS (Because these are better than the some of the actual action)

I’d like to point out that most of the main extras in this movie are my fellow firefighters from Station 2, including the “Biker Guy” (Ted Martin), “Scooter Guy” (Capt. Pete “Boa” Warren) and the “Delivery Van Guy” (Sean Connor — Yeah, his real name).

Ted "The Biker Guy" Martin had a tough time keeping a straight face while talking to me in a thong. Especially when I did stretches before each take...

Ted “The Biker Guy” Martin had a tough time keeping a straight face while talking to me in a thong. Especially when I did stretches before each take…

 

The bike I was getting on actually belonged to the guy with the gun, who also happens to be our captain at Station 2, Pete "Boa" Warren. He also owns the scooter we ride away on. He said I held him a little too tightly...

The bike I was getting on actually belonged to the guy with the gun, who also happens to be our captain at Station 2, Pete “Boa” Warren. He also owns the scooter we ride away on. He said I held him a little too tightly…

 

There were some actual bikers at the bar we filmed at. They bought us beer. But only after I put my clothes on.

There were some actual bikers at the bar we filmed at. They bought us beer. But only after I put my clothes on.

 

The first thing we shot was this scene at Laurel Bay Gardens, starting at 6:30 a.m. My "Terminator" walk was just how I walk when I'm not awake yet...

The first thing we shot was this scene at Laurel Bay Gardens, starting at 6:30 a.m. My “Terminator” walk was just how I walk when I’m not awake yet…

 

MERCHANDISE: (You can’t actually buy)

Because nothing says "Terminator" like Chinese takeout.

Because nothing says “Terminator” like Chinese takeout.

 

I tried to get this in red, to match the thong...

I tried to get this in red, to match the thong…

 

EXTRA BONUS!!!

Have you ever sat through a movie and thought, “GEEZ! This movie is entirely too long!” For those who felt that way about our 6-minute movie, here’s the 30-second condensed version!

(Above are theater manager [from left] Mister Oolala [his legal name] and theater owner Michael Falter. They were great sports who delivered compelling performances that the Academy somehow overlooked. But I’m not saying it was a racial thing…)

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I donned the red thong for the sake of art. It’s also hard to believe I’m STILL finding sand in some of my crevices. My thanks to everyone who helped bring this craziness to life and shared willingly in this experience. My thanks also to those who unwittingly found themselves sitting in the theater the night it premiered at City Lights Cinemas on the big screen. Doctors say the nightmares will eventually subside with more treatment.

And my thanks to all of you for supporting the craziness on this blog…

 

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49 thoughts on “The “Nedinator” special anniversary edition no one asked for

  1. Ned, you kill me, which one might expect from a Nedinator I suppose;)…Loved this, all the references to the movies, the accent, the aimless wondering in a garden center, and of course the red thong…and the caption ‘Sorry, no refunds’ was timed just perfectly!

    • Lol! Thanks Lennard. We really had a lot of fun making it. Plus, it forced me to learn how to use my iMovie program — which opened up a whole new avenue of craziness 😉

  2. Pingback: * The “Nedinator” special anniversary edition no one asked for — Ned’s Blog | Teachezwell Blog

  3. so cool Ned. Awesome production. Ummm, I didn’t mention anything previous but for future reference from a non- movie maker but expert watcher – you mentioned the scene in the bar was complicated by your entry wearing the thong. I might point out that no where in the scene was any part of you below the chest exposed. The mere continuation of the story from the desert and thong makes the viewer believe only the thong was there. When I pondered the production I thought to myself that you were wearing pants that weren’t showing Just sayin’ 😀

  4. You’re nuts! Which is probably what all the restaurant patrons said, except without the apostrophe or the E.
    A year later and it’s still hilarious! From now on you shall be known as Coen Cameron. 🙂 Happy Nedysis-iversary!

  5. Ah, so THAT’S where the bizarre thong reference traveled from into Ross’s blog. Can’t you keep your underwear to yourself?

    Are you on call this weekend? I swear, you can hear millions of fire and police personnel utter a collective groan every Fourth of July. Why don’t you just save time send a pumper truck over to the school recreational field near my house and have a couple guys take a hydrant and sit tight? When the sun goes down and somebody moves the rock, all the little neighborhood shits come out and set off the loudest crap money can buy from those white fireworks tents that crop up in every grocery store parking lot around June 15th. I have many fantasies about tent-lifting winds followed by drenching rains, all localized to specific parking lots.

    One time, I watched a commercial grade aerial (I don’t know where they got it) explode about twenty feet off the ground in said field, sending green flashes of death into people’s trees, onto their roofs, and supposedly into about 70 dog’s asses if the cacophony of barking was any indication.

    I call it the White Trash Olympics and I’d pay good money to see their eyes as a blast cannon of water shoots their little Bic lighters out of their hands before they can reach down into the bag again.

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