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April 16, 2015 7:30 PM   Subscribe

In 1985, multinational conglomerate Majesco Industries changed its name to MJI. To publicize this change to its employees, subsidiaries, shareholders and partners, it commissioned an industrial video...

In fact this is a parody written and directed by Harry Shearer, with music by Shearer and Paul Shaffer and starring Marcia Strassman, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Shearer, at least three of whom were Spinal Tap a year or two earlier. The short was shown on Late Night with David Letterman on their special "Film Festival" episode.
posted by George_Spiggott (6 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Blocked in Australia - Vimeo link. With this and the Sizzlers post it's feeling like cringey corporate video week. And I mean that in a good way.
posted by unliteral at 7:40 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah, for anyone geoblocked from seeing the toplinked Vimeo copy which is decent quality and seems to have been posted by the rightsholder, there appears to be a somewhat murkier, recorded-off-the-air copy on youtube as well.
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:46 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is a fine time to use an aerosol hair product!
posted by clavdivs at 9:13 PM on April 16, 2015

Not to be confused with Majesco Entertainment, known on the NASDAQ as COOL. <= click here for a COOL stock quote.
posted by straight at 12:36 AM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Servo-Controlled Warheads!
posted by I-Write-Essays at 4:50 AM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

The name rings a bell; weren't they in the arcade game business during the 1980s? I think I recall seeing them on an arcade machine's title screen.
posted by acb at 5:38 AM on April 17, 2015

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