Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration. Written by
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Did You Know?
After discovering that the character "Officer Obie" was modeled after him, actual Stockbridge (Massachusetts) Sheriff William Obanhein
demanded that he play the role himself. His reason: "If anyone is going to make a fool out of me, it might as well be me!" See more
According to a published newspaper account of the incident at the time, as well as Officer Obie's own account much later, the envelope that provided the clue to the litterbugs had Ray Brock's name on, not Arlo's. See more
What funny smell?
[covering up the weed box
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
Composed by Edvard Grieg See more