Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

The Wife has Sirius XM satellite radio in her car, so I hear all sorts of things when I ride with her--some good, some bad. The other day, I heard Joey Scarbury's "Believe it or Not", which, as we all know, is the theme to The Greatest American Hero. I loved that show as a kid, and today have seasons 1 and 3 on DVD (not sure how I missed picking up season 2). Scarbury's not a household name, because that theme song was pretty much his only success as a singer. The other high-water mark of his career is recording the soundtrack to the animated Peanuts special, It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown.

Which brings us to this video. Dear lord, has there ever been a more disinterested, not-give-a-shit video produced for a hit song? You've got me. Normally when there's a soundtrack tie-in, the clips from the movie they pepper the video with are terribly annoying, distracting from the performance. Here, the scenes of William Katt flailing wildly through the air and crashing in the infamous "red jammies" are the highlight. I'm not sure what's going on with the women here, but it appears they lost a bad bet. And Scarbury--if that's him, because you never really get a good look at him--comes off as a participant in the Xanadu witness protection program. Seriously, it's so bad it has to be seen to be believed.

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Camper van Beethoven.

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