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Fairly Sure Jim Didn’t Fix This

Posted by gauloises1 on May 17, 2010

So … huge thanks to Tracy, who emailed me the link to this equal parts sweet and odd video of Delpo. I’d be lying if I said I knew why this happened, but basically a Delpo fan gets the chance to hit with … Delpo, probably through some Argentine version of ‘Jim’ll Fix It’. Except that’s too easy, so Delpo dresses up as more or less a ’70s porn star and pretends to be someone else (‘Pablo del Potro’?), apparently fooling the kid, who displays Lois Lane levels of willing suspension of disbelief. And his reaction when he finds out is, if it’s possible, genuinely heartwarming.

Oh just watch it. It’s the closest thing you’re going to get to watching Delpo for a long, long time.

Also? I still love him when he’s in his Chuckle Brothers style garb.

I’m sick. I need help.

(Thanks again to Tracy for bringing this into my life.)

14 Responses to “Fairly Sure Jim Didn’t Fix This”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    what. the. fuck.

    also, since Juan is injured, maybe this mustachioed alter ego PABLO should go in and play for him.


    what. the. fuck.

  2. ack said

    The kid is so sweet and genuinely surprised when he figures out it is the real JMDP. Del Po is sweet too. Nice hug moment.

  3. sarah said

    I miss him sooooo much. Delpo I heart you big time.

  4. lauren said

    Awww, Delpo gives great hugs. Seriously A grade super-duper hugs. Like being enfolded by a giant sloth, if you’ll pardon the analogy.

    The moustache reminds me of Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York, which makes me a little nervous.

  5. Mango said

    So one of the many reasons I love Elf so much is that he sort of reminds me of Waluigi, which is the character I always choose to be when I play Mario Tennis. Waluigi, who has long limbs like our Elf, has this ridiculous reach. Sometimes when I see Elf reach for balls, particularly at the net, he reminds me of Waluigi. Now, seeing him with that ‘stache just makes me wish he would go back to that brief purple phase and play tennis in this get-up as the real-life version of Waluigi.

    Check it:

    • AmyLu said

      That’s too funny — I was always Waluigi too, precisely because I loved his long reach. I’d never thought of the Elf as Waluigi before, but I can totally see it now that you mention it!

  6. harini said

    The mustache!!! OMG the mustache. Best disguise ever.

    Lucky kid, for sure.

  7. ack said

    Love the little squeak of delight the kid makes at 2:16. So precious!

  8. linz said

    The editing on this video literally made me nauseous- it felt like motion sickness. Well done editor-of-video, that’s a first!

    But that’s pretty adorable.

    • harini said


      I will say, the editing with the music change was funny to me. I mean, I know why they did but it was really abrupt.

  9. IIOO said

    The vid is really cute and the disguise was hilarious 🙂
    Just wanted to say that I think the kid’s called Pablo and that it’s the title of the episode or something (Pablo & Del Potro) that is written on the screen. The kid said he was going to play with Juan Cruz who ever that is.

  10. Maria1 said

    Ahhh glad to see this clip again, the porn stache ended me the first time I saw it. XD There’s a latest vid of Delpo at a football match I think, being given a shirt.

  11. naughty T...urbane gentleman said

    sorry who spiked my drink with acid???

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