Cheerleader Friday

Last weekend I spent an afternoon having fun with eighties’ retro tracks on You Tube. Out of the blue I decided to watch Toni Basil’s 1982 hit, Oh Mickey:

That in turn reminded me of Gwen Stefani’s 2005 hit, Hollaback Girl… (it’s all about cheerleaders, apparently),

which made me think about the second series of Heroes (Series 1 motto: Save the cheerleader, save the world) which was pretty disappointing compared to the first. Apparently it’s because the Hollywood screenwriters’ strike happened during the making of this series so all the good writing went flying out the window, kinda like Flying Man, Nathan Petrelli. At least the cheerleader, Claire ‘Bear’ Bennet, survives to make the third series, which will hopefully be better made than the last.

It’s amazing where one eightie’s hit will take you…

3 Comments Add yours

  1. planetross says:

    Toni Basil is a colorful character: she was 39 when she did “Mickey”. She’s 64 now! She’s had her finger in a lot of pop culture icon stuff: David Burn’s dance move in “Once in a Lifetime”, David Bowie and Bette Middler choreographer, in “Five Easy Pieces” and “Easy Rider”, the Monkee’s “Head” movie, and did stuff for “American Graffitti”, “Legally Blonde” and “The Rose”.

    Sorry for rambling on; I just think it’s funny that she will be best remembered for wearing the cheerleader outfit. (I feel reminiscent)


  2. epicurienne says:

    Thanks for that PR. I give you a pom-pom award for the extra Basil info. I admit I didn’t know about all the rest of that…


  3. razzbuffnik says:

    I love Gwen Stefani’s singing voice and the clip above makes long for the days of “No Doubt”.


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