Video: Talking Paul Bunyan's Secret Revealed!

Talking Paul Bunyan

Brainerd, Minnesota

Back in 1991, the big attraction in Brainerd, Minnesota was a "talking" Paul Bunyan statue. The giant lumberjack was seated at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center (since closed, the Bunyan has moved to This Old Farm Pioneer Village. He no longer talks.).

We recorded a behind-the-scenes view of how Paul works his verbal magic. If you don't like spoilers that crack the eggshell of reality you've dwelt in since childhood, then skip this one! [1:31]

Video Transcript

Talking Paul Bunyan's Secret Revealed! (1991)

[Bunyan voice] Hello, how are ya?

Oh come on, you don't have to leave yet. You can have a seat in my size 80 lumberjack boots.

[Cashier intercom] Angela from San Francisco.

[Bunyan] And there's Angela stoppin' in from San Francisco.

Hi Angela, how are ya? Here's your big Paul Bunyan welcome wave for ya. Oh, yeah!

Say Cheese.

[Little girls] Cheese!

[Cashier intercom] Natalie and Margaret from Maple Grove.

[Bunyan] And there's Natalie and Margaret stoppin' in from Maple Grove. Hi Natalie, hi Margaret. How are ya?

You know my ax is one big ax. It's 25 feet high and weighs 500 pounds... Doobie do be do...


[Little girls] Bye-bye! Bye Bunyan. Bye-bye!

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