I love that I grew up when I did, when you had to get up to change the TV channel, when there were only three networks and manageable choices. You were at the mercy of network programmers as to what old movies they’d re-run on the weekends, and I can remember studying the TV Guide to decide what to watch. Elvis movies were my favorite, oh, and every musical. No one said bad words and no one had to get naked to hold your attention. We might’ve preferred color to black and white, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. We took what we could get.
It was golden.
That was forever ago and it’s tucked away in clouded memory now, but every now and then the internets will cook something up that helps me remember. Such is the case with Nerd Fest UK’s 66 (Old) Movie Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars), originally posted in October. It started popping up on Facebook, and I finally clicked a link to see why so many were sharing it. If you haven’t yet seen it, by all means stop what you’re doing and watch it from beginning to end. You’ll thank me.
And if you’re doubly lucky, you’ll be treated to a Poo-Pourri commercial. That I have no words for, but much like a train wreck, I couldn’t stop watching. Props for all their tongue-in-cheek monkeyshines.