Rare footage: Dan Whitney talks about the origins of Larry the Cable Guy and “Git-R-Done”

Larry the Cable Guy has done a lot of press recently to promote his upcoming History Channel series, Only in America, and I'll get to that soon enough. The series debuts next week.

But here's something you don't see every day, much less any day. Larry the Cable Guy referring to himself by his given name, Dan Whitney, in explaining how the character came to life and became him. Roll the clip!


In this second clip, he talks about how his casual use of the phrase "Git-R-Done" as a sign-off on his phone-in bits to radio stations became a catchphrase that everyone, even people who don't like him, know all too well. Roll it!


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