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Jamie Lee Curtis - It goes to 11!

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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California
Fun story about Jamie Lee Curtis picking up her Model S.
The delivery specialist carefully explained that the sound system goes to 11, just like in the movie "This is Spinal Tap". What the delivery specialist didn't realize was that Jamie's husband, actor Christopher Guest, played Nigel in the movie and he was sitting right next to him.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Tesla tale definitely goes to 11 | Entertain This!

“The guy was taking us through the controls of the car. And, at one point, he said, ‘Turn up the volume control.’ ” She turned it up but “he said, ‘No, no, no. Make it go louder.’ So, I went up and – it goes to 11,” she said, echoing Nigel Tufnel, the Spinal Tap guitarist played by Guest in the 1984 film.


 

rolosrevenge

Dr. EVS
Feb 7, 2009
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120
What would have been perfect is if Chris had done his Nigel voice and asked why didn't they just make it go to 10 and make 10 a little louder.
 

Bgarret

Model 3 ownin' Michigan scofflaw
May 10, 2013
1,175
3,865
Michigan
Whenever Tesla gets around to advertising Jamie Lee and Christopher Guest would be perfect spokespersons.
 

ModelS1079

Member
Jun 23, 2012
871
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Suburban Boston
Fun story about Jamie Lee Curtis picking up her Model S.
The delivery specialist carefully explained that the sound system goes to 11, just like in the movie "This is Spinal Tap". What the delivery specialist didn't realize was that Jamie's husband, actor Christopher Guest, played Nigel in the movie and he was sitting right next to him.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Tesla tale definitely goes to 11 | Entertain This!

“The guy was taking us through the controls of the car. And, at one point, he said, ‘Turn up the volume control.’ ” She turned it up but “he said, ‘No, no, no. Make it go louder.’ So, I went up and – it goes to 11,” she said, echoing Nigel Tufnel, the Spinal Tap guitarist played by Guest in the 1984 film.



And so say we: Tap into America!
Now, I have no right to claim this, but it is true that years ago - around fall 2008, I was at a Tesla gig, long before Model S arrived at my house, and I jokingly suggested that they make the volume...Go to Eleven..
Such a fine line between stupid and clever.
You can't really dust for vomit.
Chris/Jamie, if you read this send me a PM and I'll beg for your forgiveness and blessing in using Christopher as an avatar for the last several years on this forum.
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
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I find it unsatisfying that the appropriate forum handle has not chimed in on this thread yet.
 

Andyw2100

Well-Known Member
Oct 22, 2014
6,542
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Ithaca, NY
I find it unsatisfying that the appropriate forum handle has not chimed in on this thread yet.

Does it help that he commented here:

You can get an aftermarket processor which will upgrade your system to Doubly.

and three posts later the Jamie Lee Curtis story was mentioned?

Jamie Lee Curtis tells a story of when she went to pick up her Tesla with her husband Christopher Guest, who played Nigel in Spinal Tap, and the delivery specialist shows her the volume control...

“I said to the guy, ‘The volume control goes to 11?’ He said, ‘Yes. (CEO Elon) Musk is a fan of a certain movie,’ ” she remembers. “So, Chris is sitting in the car and the guy doesn’t know it’s Chris. And I looked over to Chris and I was like, ‘Really? That’s crazy.’ ”

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Tesla tale definitely goes to 11 | Entertain This!
 

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