Monday, September 15, 2008

Remembrance of Videos Past #59: Philip Bailey & Little Richard, "Twins"

I can just hear this song and laugh for a fortnight. '80s Little Richard-what an anachronism. That's like a Bluetooth-enabled telegraph.

For those of you too young, this is from the Danny DeVito Arnold Schwarzenneger vehicle Twins. Back when Arnold thought he was funny, once again confirming that, between "airline jokes," sitcoms and this film, the '80s were the worst time for comedy. And for Little Richard. Though the short-lived genre of Little Richard humor was in full swing.

4 comments:

Jerell said...

Puts Bowie & Jagger's "Dancing in the Street" to shame.

Mo Diggs said...

bowie and jagger are responsible for their own secret shame

Lucas Held said...

you should write an article all about comedy in the 80's. screw that, make it a book!

Mo Diggs said...

it would have to be a book if it's about how bad it sucked

in the meanwhile...

http://www.modiggs.net/2007/01/nothing-funny-about-comedy-when-rock.html