The Ventriloquists

January 10th, 2010

The Ventriloquists - Family Portrait

Please put your hands where we can see them.

(submitted by Darin)

54 Responses to “The Ventriloquists”

  1. rorke says:

    So, who’s the mom in this picture???? o.0???

  2. Bentley says:

    I grew up down the street from these people, and my kid brother and I played with the 2 boys when we were about 7. I remember seeing that picture in there house. Those were some weird times!

  3. Smartazz says:

    You can barely see it in the background on the left hand side of the picture…but it is the box the dummy gets put back into after the photo is taken…..FAIL !!!

  4. Kimi says:

    I think the photographer is brilliant! I worked in a portrait studio for 7 years and I pride myself in creating awkward memories this this one.

  5. Kiron says:

    There’s only one human being in this picture, the girl; her family are just one giant dummy made of four smaller dummy’s glued together. When she squeezes daddy’s arm everybody’s mouth opens, including hers… because she is of course spectacularly insane.

  6. Ellen says:

    this is amazing

  7. cincha says:

    This one made me laugh uncontrollably…the little kid in the middle looks so happy, and why not? His parents hold him above his siblings!

  8. seth says:

    those kids all look easily over 40

  9. Sanna says:

    haha I know them. I happen to be related to them 😛

  10. Kat says:

    The lil boy on the left looks exactly like my ex-husband when he was that age. I sent this photo to him with the caption “You have a twin.” He wrote back wanting to know who they were because the “Mom” looks alot like his brother. Its all too weird.

  11. Dom says:

    not gonna I’m kinda freaked out by this picture… Why are they all so scary? The boys look a little possessed! :S

  12. eugene says:

    it would be over the top if either the mother or father were drinking a glass of water

  13. Kathy says:

    I’m digging the blue striped socks on the dummy!

  14. Barbara says:

    O.M.G. I think this may be my most favorite bit of awkwardness yet.

  15. Sandra says:

    poor kids! they should make the parents put the same clothes on for a picture to punish them for making the kids dress like that. So sad!

  16. Candy says:

    Way to go little pre-teen girl for rocking it out with the “dress shorts”. I had at least 5 pairs of these wonders ranging in black linen to green velvet (for the Christmas holidays). Oh yes, we knew how to dress in the 80’s.

  17. RBX says:

    The kid on the left is dressed like Pee-Wee Herman. Too bad he doesn’t have dark hair and the bowtie’s not red!

  18. Schmidty says:

    That one in the middle is a ventriliquist dummy.

  19. Chuck Marte says:

    I think that one in the middle is Michael Dunn from the TV show “The Wild Wild West”.

  20. Tam says:

    I’m loving lil’ man on the left with the bowtie.

  21. Skipping Lunch says:

    This happily joyfully ultra conservative arrangement is identical to every one of the pictures in my church family phone directory.

  22. Tim says:

    “The dummy’s the talent!”

  23. David says:

    Their glasses could double as safety goggles.

  24. tina says:

    the kid in the center looks almost exactly like the little brother from a christmas story.

  25. wreck says:

    Bitchin’ socks with the kid’ suit.

  26. Heidi says:

    OK, there is so much wrong with this picture. But, why can’t I stop looking at that kids socks. Really? Put him in a suit & tie, but then don’t match his socks and shoes. Then on top of that, let them show in the picture. Just weird.

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      These people were photographed by a near-sighted chimp with a camera and it’s the *socks* that bother you? 🙂

  27. Awkwardname says:

    why am I still logged in here?

  28. Niecey says:

    No, no that’s just not right. Not right at all.

  29. EJ says:

    Wow! The mom looks sooo much like my aunt who passed last year. We didn’t know anyone on her side of the family. I don’t know if she had a sister.

  30. Carol says:

    Normal photo from the waists up!

  31. jnmcnally says:

    “I’m not a dummy – you’re a dummy!”

  32. Juls says:

    Jeff Dunham: The Early Years

    It wasn’t funny then and he’s still not funny today. But all those years of playing as daddy’s ventriloquist resulted in a lot of pent up anger, thus giving birth to the catch phrase, “I keeell you!”

  33. willardolson says:

    oh my

  34. AC says:

    I am scream-laughing.

  35. Cari says:

    Mom smacks herself for thinking that Puppet’s shoes socks wouldn’t show in the family photo.

  36. CB says:

    My, that is awkward…..

  37. gruven_reuven says:

    Looks like a family ventriloquist act. Amazing how they got the sidekick to look exactly like the son. Uncanny! Edger Bergen, eat your heart out!

  38. veluxx says:


    • Mary says:

      Aw I think I looked like this at that age and I would have been sure the culottes and pearls made me look fabulous. Pity one leg of her lovely culottes has got jammed awkwardly in her crotch though.

      • ellenofthenorth says:

        Sorry Mary, that was NOT you in the picture. I’m not sure who the other people are or how I got into the picture with them but that is definitely a picture of me when I was 12. Why oh why would parents who love their child let her walk out the door that way?

  39. Jean says:

    This is a sign of a really bad photographer.

  40. tanyaya says:


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