Stump the King - SCTV
I was driving around town today with the top down and my iPod blaring and a song came on that brought back some memories and I was really bothered.
The song was "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats. I'm sure many of you are familiar with the song and recognize it as a classic. More importantly, I'm sure most of you know that the song was inspired by a particularly horrific event (feel free to Google it). However, that wasn't what bothered me. The bothersome part was that the memories it brought back were those of one of my favorite shows.
I wasn't reminded of when I heard the song at a school dance or when my friend played it for me on their Walkman. I was reminded of when The Boomtown Rats were the guests on SCTV and sang the song.
Even a die-hard TV addict like myself must admit that when a particular song reminds of you of the time you watched a TV show and heard the song, it says something about you. I'm not sure what it says but I doubt that it's good.
I was able to turn the event in the right direction when I started thinking about how great SCTV was. For someone who grew up sucking on the great glass teat, the way that show blended the storylines of the cast with their brilliant TV parodies was one that hasn't been matched since.
Sometimes I think about how great it would be if Ed Grimley, Count Floyd, Bob & Doug Mackenzie, Edith Prickley, Sid Dithers and Lola Heatherton got back together in a Survivor-like TV special to see who could stage the most successful comeback.
Here is this week's question...
What movie was being parodied when The Boomtown Rats sang "I don't like Mondays" on SCTV?
Congratulations klb! To Sir With Love is the correct answer.