Daily Dose Pick: Winnebago Man


Ben Steinbauer’s penetrating documentary Winnebago Man explores the story behind the viral-video sensation of “the world’s angriest RV salesman.”

Jack Rebney’s foul-mouthed (and hilarious) outbursts during a sweltering industrial shoot in the summer of ’88 first found an audience when his disgruntled crew members passed tapes around the office — leading to underground VHS circulation that grew over the years, finding its way to Steinbauer in 2002 and later to YouTube. The director was so taken by Rebney that he hired a private investigator to find him (and his pitbull Buddha) and filmed his experience.

Read our exclusive interview with Steinbauer, follow the director on Twitter, and check out the film’s official website.