The Gump music video.

Song: Gump

Running Time: 2:10

Year: 1996

Album: Bad Hair Day, Gump

Parody of: Lump by The Presidents of the United States

Genre: Alternative rock

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes


Download/Listen: None


  • This song is based on the movie Forrest Gump.
  • Andy Comeau plays Gump in the music video.
  • Ruth Buzzi makes a cameo in the music video as the woman who beats Gump on the bench.
  • Pat Boone makes a cameo in the music video as man who scoffs Gump’s chocolates.
  • In the music video Al's bass guitar only has one string, a reference to the instruments the Presidents of the United States of America play; lead singer Chris Ballew plays a "basitar" (a guitar strung with only two strings) and guitarists Dave Dederer and Andrew McKeag play a "guitbass" (a guitar with three strings). Both are normally tuned to open power chords.
  • In the music video for this song, Al bends his guitar neck like rubber. He does the same thing in the music videos for "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies".
  • The Presidents were extremely flattered by the parody, and even use Al's "run, Forrest, run" bridge and the line "and that's all I have to say about that" when performing the song live.
  • Al would later go on to direct a music video for the Presidents: "Mixed Up S.O.B." from their 2009 album These Are The Good Times People.
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