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This Is Spinal Tap Bobbi Flekman (Fran Drescheer)

Bobbi Flekman (Fran Drescheer)

Bobbi's the hostess at a party that kicks off the band's U.S. tour. Working in the artist-relations department of the band's label, Polymer Records, she's a parody of the smooth-talking, glammed up, kissy face, phony music biz type. A self-described "hostess with the mostest," she tells Nigel not to talk at the party, just to "shut up and look smart." Probably not a bad career move for Nigel.

Bobbi's the one who has to explain to Ian why their record label thinks the band's album cover is offensive and sexist; he doesn't see it, so she spells it out for him.

BOBBI: Listen umm... they don't like the cover; they don't like the cover.

IAN: Uh huh, well that is certainly straight.

BOBBI: They find it very offensive and very sexist.

IAN: Well what exactly...do you find offensive, I mean, what's offensive?

BOBBI: Ian, you put a greased naked woman...

IAN: Yes...

BOBBI: ...on all fours...

IAN: Yes.

BOBBI: ...with a dog collar around her neck...

IAN: ...with a dog collar...

BOBBI: ...and a leash...

IAN: ...and a leash...

BOBBI: ...and a man's arm extended out up to here holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it. You don't find that offensive, you don't find that sexist?

Bobbi probably wasn't the first person to say "Money talks and bulls*** walks," but she's undoubtedly the most quoted.