That 80's Show
February 17, 2011 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Brooklyn natives Atomic Tom cover "Don't You Want Me" in a video filled with celeb cameos and '80's references: Vimeo / Youtube (from the Take Me Home Tonight soundtrack.)
posted by zarq (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
1. Ghost came out in the '90s.

2. '80s retro went out in the '00s.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:07 PM on February 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


So teddy-bear tender and tragically hip.
posted by chavenet at 3:10 PM on February 17, 2011


Christ that is so awful that it literally made me nauseous.

Original
posted by empath at 3:15 PM on February 17, 2011 [6 favorites]


(not the video, the cover.. the video is okay, if you play the original song over it)
posted by empath at 3:18 PM on February 17, 2011


Ok, at first I was all "wut?" and then it got better. By the end I was really happy and kinda wished it went on longer.

Also, always wished that song had more verses.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:27 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


80's Ending
posted by billyfleetwood at 3:30 PM on February 17, 2011


Quoth Bartleby, "I would prefer not to."
posted by Splunge at 3:30 PM on February 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I never recovered from a co-worker asking me who was this Debbie Gibson person I had mentioned.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:30 PM on February 17, 2011


People in Brooklyn still were keffiyehs?

Fan Death did the best 80s "cameo" video a couple years ago: re-united
posted by thylacine at 3:36 PM on February 17, 2011


I thought Brooklyn was supposed to be ahead of the curve; the 90s are tres over, darling.
posted by entropicamericana at 3:45 PM on February 17, 2011


er, 80s.
posted by entropicamericana at 3:46 PM on February 17, 2011


Lolol you guys fell for this? Of course the 80s are over , this is a reference to how all the uncool people thought the 80s were cool and usd to reference them. It's like "hey, remember when people remembered the 80s, those people are total suck"
posted by Ad hominem at 3:55 PM on February 17, 2011


Lolol you guys fell for this? Of course the 80s are over , this is a reference to how all the uncool people thought the 80s were cool and usd to reference them. It's like "hey, remember when people remembered the 80s, those people are total suck"

Oh. You mean it is ironically ironic. So it's 80ily 80s.
posted by humannaire at 4:03 PM on February 17, 2011


I think Brooklyn just ...lapped itself.
posted by The Whelk at 4:07 PM on February 17, 2011 [5 favorites]


As they (we) used to say in the 80's: Just Say No.
posted by camyram at 4:12 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I being a douche if I complain that neither video will play on my phone? I know non-USians often have worse video problems, but this just kinda gets my goat.
posted by snapped at 4:29 PM on February 17, 2011


Am I being a douche if I complain that neither video will play on my phone? I know non-USians often have worse video problems, but this just kinda gets my goat.

In this case I think you're better off without seeing it.
posted by odinsdream at 4:56 PM on February 17, 2011


Yeah, that was like being stuck at a party in Williamsburg with friends who flat-out refuse to acknowledge that said party sucks.
posted by Kitteh at 5:13 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


this is why we can't have nice decades.
posted by ericbop at 6:25 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Topher Grace is not only quite attractive, but a v good actor. Why is he forced to do things like this.
posted by PinkMoose at 6:48 PM on February 17, 2011


Well, I watched it. While sipping a cool, refreshing Pepsi Blue.
posted by Samizdata at 6:50 PM on February 17, 2011


The casting is interesting. Topher Grace made his name in a nostalgic sitcom, and what's-her-name was in all those awful "...Movie" movies where the only joke is that there's a lot of cameos.

I'm kind of wondering if the joke might be on them.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:58 PM on February 17, 2011


I never recovered from a co-worker asking me who was this Debbie Gibson person I had mentioned.

I can beat that. In January on the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, I told a co-worker an anecdote involving me being a sixth-grade wiseass when one of the teachers entered the room to tell another teacher. After telling the anecdote to the co-worker, I asked her where she was that day.

"Well," said this married, confident young woman, "I was one ... "
posted by WCityMike at 6:58 PM on February 17, 2011


Silly kids. You were supposed to cover Fascination. Better luck next time.
posted by Sailormom at 7:24 PM on February 17, 2011


After this, these guys get a free pass to do whatever cheesy 80s thing they want, if you ask me. (Could have sworn there was a previous metafilter post re: the subway iphone performance but maybe I'm wrong, can't find it.)
posted by dixiecupdrinking at 7:39 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's nuthin! I had a coworker who had never heard of ZZ Top.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:19 PM on February 17, 2011


Before this week I had never heard of a ZZtop-style wife.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:23 PM on February 17, 2011


the human league they are not.
posted by rainperimeter at 12:59 AM on February 18, 2011


That is a god-awful cover. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Topher Grace, on the other hand, should be very proud of his Michael J. Fox impersonation. Spot on!
posted by brand-gnu at 7:04 AM on February 18, 2011


Topher Grace, on the other hand, should be very proud of his Michael J. Fox impersonation. Spot on!

That much is true.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:04 AM on February 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


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