*** (This article is not for children!! It contains bad language and graphic violence) ***
With the Oscars having just come and gone, it got me thinking a little bit. Being relatively new to the forklift industry, I now have a new awareness for these machines that we deal with daily. I see them all around, whether it be in the yards of warehouses, on trucks rolling down the highway, at the airport, or in movies or TV shows. I knew that over the years I had seen a number of forklifts in TV shows, or on the big screen, but you never get to really appreciate them until you see them on a regular basis.
For my own humor and in the spirit of the Oscars I have created my own set of awards which honors some of these scenes involving the equipment I now sell for a living. These are just a few of the clips I was able to find on Youtube.
As a side note, for some odd reason, you will notice that “Family Guy” has taken a large interest in the forklift. Please enjoy my poor taste in humor.
AWARD FOR “I SHOULD SEEK HELP FOR THINKING THIS IS REALLY FUNNY”: FAMILY GUY-WHALE SCENE
AWARD FOR THE REASON WHY I DO NOT WANT CHILDREN: YOURS, MINE, AND OURS
AWARD FOR BEST REVENGE SCENE IN A REALLY BAD MOVIE: TYLER PERRY IN MADEA GOES TO JAIL
AWARD FOR LONGEST FORKLIFT THROW: THE INCREDIBLE HULK
AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FORKLIFTS THAT I WILL NEVER ACTAULLY SEE IN A MOVIE BECAUSE LIKE I STATED EARLIER, I DON’T WANT KIDS! : CARS
AWARD FOR MOST CREATIVE USE OF A FORKLIFT: FAMILY GUY- JOE GETS TO WALK
AWARD FOR “IF YOUR WAREHOUSE IS ANTHING LIKE MINE, YOU HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE”: AUSTIN POWERS
AWARD FOR BEST USE OF A FORKLIFT BY A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER: BROCK LESNAR
AWARD FOR BEST VILLAIN: FAMILY GUY- SCARED OF FORKLIFT
AWARD FOR DUMBEST TV SHOW EVER, (I ACTUALLY LIKED IT THOUGH) AND OH YEAH HERE IS A SCENE INVOLVING A FORKLIFT- MYSTERY SCIENCE 3000
AWARD FOR BEST APPEARANCE BY A FORLIFT IN A CLASSIC 80’S MOVIE: FLETCH
AWARD FOR BEST DEATH SCENE BY AN ACTOR: FAMILY GUY-PETER CHUGS
AWARD FOR “HOW CAN YOU LET YOURSELF GO THAT BAD”: I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY- THE FAT GUY
AWARD FOR WORST SONG INVOLVING A FORKLIFT: DEATH WISH 2 (PARODY SONG)
AWARD FOR BEST FORKLIFT AS A USELESS PROP: 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
If you have some favorite forklift scenes that are not on my list, please feel free to email them to me a email@example.com and I would be more than happy to add them to the list. Don’t forget to come up with your own award title!