5 Ways in Which My Yoga Instructor Resembles Tobias Funke.

4 Feb

I’m pretty sure my yoga class was led by Tobias Funke this morning. If you don’t know who Tobias is, he was a character in Arrested Development. Here is a highlight reel to give you a bit of flavor:

So now that you have a taste for Tobias, here are the parallels between him and my yoga instructor:

  1. Both consistently project a STAGE VOICE to project when communicating and over-enunciate for dramatic effect. DownwarD. DoG. 
  2. Both have mustaches that hail from another decade. By which I mean the 1980s.
  3. Both present a vibe of confused sexuality.
  4. Both wear nut-hugging shorts.
  5. Both play the flute. I’m just going to leave it at that.
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17 Responses to “5 Ways in Which My Yoga Instructor Resembles Tobias Funke.”

  1. Melissa Lilley February 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I looooove Arrested Development and this made me laugh so hard!

    • pithypants February 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

      It was hard to stay focused on the workout, because I kept expecting someone to yell, “Cut!”

  2. becomingcliche February 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Every time I see Tobias, I think “I KNOW that guy!” I just can’t figure out from where. Was it seventh grade gym class? I don’t know!

    • pithypants February 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      I think the world is just full of Tobiases. Tobiaseaux?

  3. booksnob February 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    I wonder if he blue himself? 😉

    • pithypants February 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      Entirely possible. Of course – after magically conjuring a flute out of no where to play us out of class, anything is possible.

  4. Curly Carly February 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Ah I love Arrested Development! I would pay good money to meet your instructor. I’m not sure I’d want to see him bending every which way though.

  5. Kimberly Pugliano February 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Please put your phone on silent and find a way to surreptitiously snap a picture. This is not fair.

    • pithypants February 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      I totally should have. Bad planning on my part. I think the flute threw me.

  6. thesinglecell February 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I’m working on a joke for numbers 4 and 5. I can’t quite get it right now; I’m a little tired and another (evil) blogger has filled my head with visions of salted caramel brownies. But I’m working on a joke. And I also want to parlay this Arrested Development thing into an Anchorman thing. “I’m not prepared. Not at all.”

  7. twocentsplus February 5, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    hilarious….came across your blog post my own yoga moment and am hooked. too funny!

  8. Alicia February 6, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    How many yoga instructors do you have? Seems like the normal models is one person teaches the same class at the same time, not a revolving cast of, if not freaks, then at least struggling thespians.

    • pithypants February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      I’ve had 24 different instructors (same studio) in the past year. The vast majority are normal. But between Tobias, Brittany S. Pierce and the New Year’s freakout chick, it just SEEMS like they’re all nuts.

  9. denise:) February 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    I would DIE if the yoga instructor started playing the flute… actually if he were Tobias. I want to giggle with all the bell ringing and block adjusting (don’t ask) as it is…

    • pithypants February 9, 2012 at 7:54 am #

      You have no idea. At first I thought it was a soundtrack because it was savasana and my eyes were shut. But once I realized it sounded LIVE, I couldn’t just relax into corpse pose. I was too busy trying to squint and confirm that he was, in fact, playing a flute.

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