July 25, 2007



And double that nyet for Spen-SAH!

And of course, that's setting off the official Steve-O tangent alert....Fred, to Newt, to Spencer Abraham, to Spenser for Hire, to Avery Brooks as Hawk being an all around general bad ass:

You call that a gun? THIS is a gun.

Watch it and weap, Mic Dundee, you thievin' Aussie bastard.

Which leads me to this: probably the greatest of all 1980s tee-vee shows that definitely deserves to be made into a movie, particulary as it captures the gestalt of late-Koch, early Dinkins, pre-Guliani En-Why-Cee.

The Equalizer rocks.

Actually, it would probably be pretty funny to turn this into a campaign commercial for Rudy...

EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION: Why does this intro for the pilot for Spenser for Hire make me all a-jiggity?

I guess Dr. Susan Silverman was a Freudian after all.

Posted by Steve-O at July 25, 2007 09:33 PM | TrackBack

Hee-hee. The Equalizer,eh? Absolutely loved that show, seeing as my family has been spookshow back to our (unfortunate) dalliance with the Hale lot. It had three things that really made it emblematic of the 80's:

1. Awesome Stewart Copeland theme w/moody opening montage.

2. Zabka

3. Woodward's ruthlessness. While perhaps more ruth-y than his Breaker Morant, you could actually buy him as a jaded Charlie. Recently the Burn Notice show has pretty much stolen the Equalizer scripts and set them in Miami with dumb camera tricks, but it's actually not that bad to sit through if you have sufficient beer.

Thanks for the memories. I have the theme on my pod, but would never have thought of looking for the video.

Posted by: Uncle Pinky at July 26, 2007 02:43 AM

For the extra credit.

Lessee: heraldry, James Bond heraldry animation, rather long train, bridge pillars, tunnels, leggity gal wearing a fur bomber jacket!!! Is it Alpaca fur? Monster!

Posted by: Uncle Pinky at July 26, 2007 02:50 AM