His fox skin cap, maniacal laugh, and yellow eyes (so help me, yellow eyes!) are enough to make any kid’s skin crawl. Add a toady named Grover Dill, and you’ve got the perfect setup for a bully combo of doom. Even now, as the (sort of) well-adjusted adult I am, that Scut cackle still strikes a nerve.
Well, Scut Farkus (actor Zack Ward) is all grown up now, and he’s got a few jolly holiday tips to help you (or your child) survive your own Christmas bully.
In the video, Ward still sports his Scut Farkus costume and begins with a “little known fact” about Randy’s costume from “A Christmas Story.” It turns out that the “I can’t put my arms down” outfit wasn’t for warmth, it was a sophisticated and effective bully-proofing tactic. I’ll let Scut fill you in on the rest.
Now grab a cup of hot cocoa, flip on TBS to watch its annual 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon, and give a little prayer of thanks that you never had to meet Scut Farkus in real life.