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Han Solo, P.I.
June 3, 2009 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Han Solo P.I.. See also: MacGyver, Dallas, Airwolf, and Imperial Airwolf. And Han Solo P.I. would be woefully incomplete without the side by side comparison.
posted by flaterik (27 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whoops, forgot to note: via waxy.
posted by flaterik at 3:42 PM on June 3, 2009


Okay... that was pretty good. Love the MacGyver one, but the side by side PI/Han sold me.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 3:49 PM on June 3, 2009


I would totally watch Han Solo, P.I.
posted by jquinby at 3:51 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also: The A-Team, and Star Trek, First Hawaii 5-0 Contact.
posted by mattdidthat at 4:00 PM on June 3, 2009


The Han Solo P.I. video is remarkable not only because they were able to find scenes which were analogous to the original Magnum P.I. shots, but the pairing of the supporting cast of Magnum to Alec Guiness, Chewie, and Luke was striking in their similarity to each other in appearance/role.

Now do the Care Bears!
posted by ooga_booga at 4:03 PM on June 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


80s episodic intros, are there no greater pieces of television?
posted by cavalier at 4:06 PM on June 3, 2009


God this stuff never ceases to amuse me. Stick me in a Clockwork Orange setup where I'm forced to watch YouTube mashups all day and I'd die insanely happy.
posted by GuyZero at 4:11 PM on June 3, 2009


posted by ooga_booga Now do the Care Bears!

With clips from Se7en.
posted by mattdidthat at 4:13 PM on June 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Whoa, potty mouth.
posted by bigmusic at 4:16 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


brilliant.
posted by leotrotsky at 4:31 PM on June 3, 2009


Isn't this a double?
posted by ixohoxi at 4:34 PM on June 3, 2009


The MacGyver one almost had me wishing for a Star Wars weekly series, with all the lighthearted character interaction. Then I remembered that Lucas would have to be involved.

But yeah, the Han Solo, P.I. one was really brilliant. Most of the others just showed the adaptability of TV opening sequence tropes to fundamentally different material.
posted by dhartung at 4:34 PM on June 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is this something I'd need to be a child of the 80s to get? Oh wait! I am.

Funny stuff.
posted by nola at 4:45 PM on June 3, 2009


In the spirit of the Saul Bass style intro, I've always thought this intro would work great for Star Wars, and with very little editing. As is, it pretty much spells out the entire trilogy. You just need to have Chewie say "it's" in Wookie, change the voice over and titles, and pop in a few character heads, notably Vader's head on the chicken body, and have him towing the Death Star just before the god foot comes down.
posted by effwerd at 4:47 PM on June 3, 2009


While watching Han Solo P.I., I thought, surely it's not just the music and the style of the titles that made it seem so right on? And then I watched the side-by-side comparison to the original, and I was amazed. Very well done.
posted by FishBike at 5:52 PM on June 3, 2009


These were really well done... and it reminds me: Too bad Airwolf wasn't a better show.
posted by darth_tedious at 5:52 PM on June 3, 2009


Three's Company opening + Star Wars = Star Wars Christmas Special
posted by zippy at 6:19 PM on June 3, 2009


Rear Window + Three's Company
posted by zippy at 6:20 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


And once again I face the completeness with which music affects my experience of the world.
posted by 3FLryan at 7:48 PM on June 3, 2009


Most were great, A-Team was most hilarious.
posted by uni verse at 8:33 PM on June 3, 2009


I am really sad Han Solo, P.I. is not an actual show.
posted by nooneyouknow at 9:16 PM on June 3, 2009


Han Solo, P.I., shot first.

(and God I wish the AirWolf show had lived up to the pure awesomeness of its theme song.)
posted by Auden at 9:32 PM on June 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I am really sad Han Solo, P.I. is not an actual show."

We need to start a petition! There's your live action series, Lucasfilm.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:34 PM on June 3, 2009


Too bad Airwolf wasn't a better show.
...
(and God I wish the AirWolf show had lived up to the pure awesomeness of its theme song.)

Don't let Ernie Cline hear you say that... (click on track #4)
posted by knave at 10:06 PM on June 3, 2009


I have vague vague (AWESOME!!!elevensies!) memories of Airwolf. Que-ed them in zip (cdn version of netflix) just to depress myself.

Magnun/HanSolo Pi side-by-side? Perfect.

I know that Harrison Ford was a walk on for his role in 'Star Wars' and I'm really surprised that he never signed onto a TV series and ended up being a prolific and mostly respected lead actor.

Heh, one of very few who were in the original Star Wars trilogy who moved beyond Star Wars.
posted by porpoise at 11:38 PM on June 3, 2009


Keeping making Star Wars jokes like these, internet, and I'll keep watching them.
posted by ProfLinusPauling at 12:37 AM on June 4, 2009


The 80's is strong in this one.
posted by yeloson at 9:46 AM on June 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


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