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Hilarious old New England man can’t escape from his seatbelt



Jené Gutierrez

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 16, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 1:40 am CDT

It’s a mystery how this large-bellied man got tangled up in his seatbelt, but you’d be hard-pressed to offer funnier commentary about such a distressing situation. 

After the Bostonian(?) repeatedly yells, “You put me in here!” at “ma” (his wife?), he expresses his frustration in a thick New England accent by claiming that he’s “getting hydrophobic.” He likely meant “claustrophobic,” but who are to argue with such hilarity? 

It appears the solution may lie in him simply sticking his right arm underneath the belt, but his family is getting too big a kick out of the whole thing to offer the required assistance.

Was he ever set free? Did his companions bust out the scissors? The world may never know.

Photo via Lee Haywood/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 16, 2015, 1:14 pm CDT