Larry the Cable Guy's TV show to feature Marines


Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., will be featured on "Only in America," starring Larry the Cable Guy. (AP Photo)


That simple saying evokes one of two reactions in most of the American public: a violent, disgusted shudder or amused glee.

I’m in the gleeful category, which is why I was amused to hear everyman comedian Larry the Cable Guy has taken his new TV show, “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” on the road to feature Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The History Channel will air the show Tuesday, April 12, at  9 p.m., according to the Facebook page for the Marine Corps Motion Picture and Television Liaison Office.

The show’s website doesn’t say much about it right now, but notes that “Larry gets embedded with the grunts at Camp Pendleton.” As you might expect, the episode also includes footage of Larry diving into world of deep-fried food in Texas, and is titled, “Larry Deep Fries Everything.”

If you haven’t seen the series, here’s the History Channel’s description of it:

Larry the Cable Guy believes the United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the earth and he’s out to prove it. In Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Larry crisscrosses the nation, going totally off the beaten path to find the people, places and things that define this nation’s unique history. Each episode uncovers surprising information about America’s history from the story of how moonshine-making during Prohibition gave rise to one of America’s most celebrated past times–NASCAR racing–to the history of etiquette from Emily Post’s heirs in Vermont, complete with a lesson in good manners. From panning for gold in the hills of California to leading a cavalry charge in a Civil War reenactment in Virginia, Larry gives history a fun, down-home twist.

Sounds about right. Ahem… Git-R-Done!

UPDATE: This photo just appeared on the Midwest Marines Facebook page. Yep. Larry the Cable Guy in MARPAT.


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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.


  1. momof2marines on

    ANYBODY that puts a spotlight on Marines is okay in my book! Even if they never wear sleeves…..oh, Lord forgive me for speaking ill about somebody and bless all the pigmies in the world…. 😉

  2. matthew wilson on

    my brother is a proud marine and i am planning on doing the same thing and like marine mom 2 said anybody congradulating or honoring a marine is good in my book i love my brother and proud of my marine:)

  3. You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I find this topic to be really one thing which I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very broad for me. I am looking ahead on your subsequent put up, I will attempt to get the hang of it!

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