I don’t remember this 45-minute attempt at adapting Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series for television, but I kinda want to see it. From these short clips of Robots you can tell the production was hampered by a meager budget (not to mention some questionable acting), but it still looks better than Alex Proyas’ I, Robot with Will Smith.
The year was 1987. Mr. T played a boxer convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Alexandra Amini was the young crusading lawyer who took his case. Once released T. became a private detective and together they were – T. and T.
Oh 80’s Saturday morning television, there is no limit to the amount of crazy awesome you have to share.
The day isn’t going to end before I get a chance to celebrate Danny Kaye‘s birthday with this classic clip from The Court Jester. Remember, “the pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!”
Admit it, you liked Balki and Larry…though maybe not as much as these guys did. It takes quite a bit of love to do something like this recreation of Perfect Strangers show intro. Check out this comparison of the fan-made version with the original. Nicely done.
Think for a moment back to 1977. In those topsy-turvy days of a collective lost decade, Star Wars shone a purifying light upon the world. And in that bright light, one man saw the need to translate John Williams’ iconic score into a format more digestible to the masses: DISCO. And yea verily, the beauty of Meco’s Galactic Funk was born!
Just as a the power to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force, so was our collective resistance to Meco’s mastery of ass-shaking space disco. But if you’re the producer of a French variety show, do you accept that you can’t possibly kick up the awesome any higher? No, sir, you most certainly do not! You slap a couple of hastily thrown together C-3P0 and Darth Vader costumes on your coked up chorus girls, fire up the green screen, and LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF DISCO FUNK WAR!!!!
Speechless, ain’t ya?
Here’s the discussion this nugget prompted around the home fires of Fort Awesome:
Mrs. Monkey: “I can’t decide is this is the worst or the most brilliant choreography of all time”.
Mrs. Monkey: “In 1977 this is sad and pathetic by accident, but if I staged it today it’d be incredible.”
Me: “Yeah….Irony really screwed up our ability to judge things.”