Reversing the Numbness

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's the Opiate of the Masses, but TV's Had Some Moments

11 comments:

josh williams said...

Combine these guys, you get funny. Spinal Tap, Mighty Wind, Best of Show some other stuff and more!

SleekPelt said...

josh: I rate this video an 11. It's one louder, isn't it?

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Christopher Guest and the voice of Principal Skinner.

Waiting for Silverman?

Prize now?

Mom

Winters said...

Hello Sleekpelt.

Funny stuff! Whose weird idea was synchronized swimming anyway? Hard to believe it's an olympic "sport".

SleekPelt said...

mom: I honestly had no idea that Harry Shearer does Pricipal Skinner. I'm not sure how that's escaped me for all of these years, but thanks for putting an end to it.

winters: Bonjour, mon ami. Apparently we can blame some German men in the late 1800s. An odd "sport" indeed.

Rob Zero said...

"Hey You, I know you... I know you"

That's been part of my lexicon since this aired in the 80s.

By far, my favorite season of SNL.

SleekPelt said...

rob: So classic. "I'm not that ... strong a swimmer" has always been a part of mine. The look on Short's face is unforgettable.

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Be careful, Josh pee's in the pool. And he wears a Speedo!
Guard your children and pets, cover the couch with plastic, Lil Joshie will be here soon.
Mom

Zee said...

Shearer is Skinner?! Man, I never knew that either. This clip is terrific. I somehow missed it in the 80s. So funny. I can't view videos at work,so I am usually the last to post on these.

SleekPelt said...

mom: Thanks for the warning!

zee: I used to tape SNL episodes from the mid- to late '80s and watch them over and over again. As Rob brought up, this one was always very quotable.

Clash said...

Ah, yes....Spinal Tap!

"While the volume settings on other bands' equipment might just go to 10, theirs goes to 11"