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Weekend Time Sink - Vintage rap from Balki - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Apr 19th 2008 1:02PM

Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker of Perfect StrangersAhhh, the weekend. A glorious time when the prospect of burning some daylight watching sit-com stars from the 80s rap seems perfectly reasonable. Especially if it's so frickin' cold it's snowing outside. Seriously, why am I getting snowed on in April?

Anyway, one of my friends sent along a link to a post by Benner on a blog called Touch. It features videos of a bunch of old commercials that use rap to try and sell you on one thing or another. You have the classic: D.J. Fred and M.C. Barney for Fruity Pebbles, the strange: Jennifer Love Hewitt in a commercial for bread, and the cringe-worthy: Larry Bird raps for Converse. Finally, there's the awesome: a promo for ABC Wednesday featuring the casts of Perfect Strangers and Head Of The Class. That one is embedded after the jump. Follow the read link for Benner's post and the rest of the videos.

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nickmagoo,

I'm not in Seattle proper, but just across the lake on the east side. Snow yesterday. Snow/rain/hail/sun today. It can only be topped in weirdness by adding an earthquake or eruption to the mix.

And I have seen that Bindi video. It's more cringe inducing than Larry Bird.

April 19 2008 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nickmagoo

are you in seattle too? it snowed yesterday. ugh.

man, that is some scary, scary stuff...it's just like rock and roll, the evil and dangerous scourge of the 50s, getting co-opted by advertisers in the 60s.

this clip of bindi irwin (how much attention does this family need??), however, is probably the scariest use of rap ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW10m9sBB0o

April 19 2008 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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