Here’s an additional pizza commercial memory that I can’t believe I left out yesterday. If you had monumental plans, goals or dreams for the future, better take a rain check. Apparently the key to the future is, well, PIZZA. So brace yourself for flying cars, steamy streets of fog and authorities wearing robotic-talking hats. Best part is, you don’t have to wait long. All this comes in six short years!
Is there anything better in this world than kicking back on a Friday to enjoy a delicious slice of pizza washed down with an ice cold Pepsi? Nope, there’s not. So here are TNUC’s top (4) pizza commercial memories…
#1 – Sincerity, meaningfulness, emotion. Feelings felt when sitting down to eat a Pizza Hut Pan Pizza.
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#2 – “SVEN”. You know that when this scene ended, he called up Dolph Lundgren and after crushing beers and hanging out in woolly sweaters, they beat the piss out of of those clowns in the commercial for making fun of his “Swedish” non-existent-pan-pizza-lifestyle. Just look at his expression as he devours that cheese. I don’t care what his peers claimed in the clip, Sven has to be German!
This one’s dedicated to Mike Ballermann.
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#3 – Anyone who owns the legendary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VHS tape has to remember this one. The little league baseball team celebrates a game-winning catch by heading to their neighborhood Pizza Hut. Years later I would be forced to retire my copy of the tape, from too many viewings and a mysterious cheese oozing out of the cassette from time to time. “Makin’ it great!”
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#4 – (Look out, Uncle T appearance!) Spotted briefly in a dark room digging into a slice at 0:14 seconds into the clip.
GET SET TO GET WET!
Break out the mirrors & razor blades, it’s Rod Stewart’s slick number “Some Guys Have All the Luck” like you’ve never heard/seen it before. I don’t even know where to start. From the pedophile-on-a-coke-bender vocalist to the happy, oily bassists (sporting glittery vests, bandannas and practicing synchronized leg-kicks). And what’s with the karate kid character in the back slaying the snare drum? Get Creepy.
I’d like to tip my hat to whoever booked these savages for this party. You better believe that when these guys weren’t pulling gigs at bowling alleys and empty disco halls, they were piling into the 84′ Chevy Van (the one with the giant, flaming, golden hawk painted on the side and velvet interior) to comb the local high school parking lots, prowling for…
I think I speak for the TNUC disciples when I say that these guys could rock a party at the TNUC dome any time/any place!
ARE YOU READY FOR PAIN?
ARE YOU READY FOR SUFFERING?
If the answer is YES, then you’re ready for CAPTAIN FREEDOM’S WORKOUT!
We wouldn’t sell you short with that 24 second clip…so here’s the full theme, courtesy of ICS, the network that brought you the #1 rated television show in the whole wide world, THE RUNNING MAN.
**Remember: Tickets for the ICS studio tour are always available for Class-A citizens in good standing. If you’d like to be a contestant on THE RUNNING MAN, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: ICS Talent Hunt, care of your local affiliate, and then go out and do something really despicable!
Your eyes skim the sleek, sinuous stainless steel body, and all your senses tell you, “I’ve got to have it!”
The counterbalanced gull-wing doors rise effortlessly, beckoning you inside.
The soft leather seat in the cockpit fits you like it was made for your body.
You turn the key. The light alloy V-6 comes to life instantly.
THE DE LOREAN. Surely one of the most awaited automobiles in automotive history. It all began with one man’s vision of the perfect luxury car. Built for long life, it employs the latest space-age materials. Of course everyone stares as you drive by. Sure…they’re a little envious. That’s expected. After all, you’re the one LIVING THE DREAM.
For Uncle T, the only feature missing from the Delorean was an automatic fog dispenser when the gullwing doors open.
Imagine for a moment: You pull up to a girl’s house in your brand new stainless-steel beast. Her parents are sneakily peeking out of an upstairs window at their daughter opening a vertical-rising door while a sea of fog pours out as she climbs inside. A frantic look rushes over their faces. They run to the door to warn their daughter, but it’s too late. All that remains is a hint of fog lingering in the driveway. The mysterious, space-age-dream-date has left their quiet suburb and is headed into dark, laser-filled territory. This is one night she will never forget. Don’t wait up!
It’s times like these when parents realize somethings changed in their sweet daughters. Bid farewell to milk & cookies and Justin Beiber…and say hello to the make-out point and Giorgio Moroder.
Here are 3 favorites of mine from the Risky Business soundtrack. While “Love on a Real Train” is a favorite amoung the masses, “Lana” was always the stand-out track for me. The song almost has hints of Pink Floyd and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. How can you listen to this song and not think of Rebecca De Mornay storming through the door? Big thanks to the Inferno Music Crypt for coming through with their extended version of the soundtrack.
Tangerine Dream – Watering Flowers (Instrumental) d/l
Tangerine Dream – The Dream is Always the Same (Instrumental) d/l
There are a number of ways one can be plunged into a deep abyss of seduction. From the ripping sounds of a late night saxophone moaning through the night air to the powerful, sensual stylings of an Aerobics studio, seduction can come at any striking moment. If anyone knows, it’s TNUC.
Today’s installment is one of great importance. This clip is just a mere glimpse into the brilliance that is the 1984 aerobic-exploitation film, Heavenly Bodies. Just a fair warning, don’t feel bad when your lifting your jaw up from the floor after you witness the glistening, golden, sweaty delight that is Heavenly Bodies. Girls in leotards, endless montages, crotch-thrusting, abandoned warehouses turned into dance studios…just riveting. Here at the TNUC dome, these things are staples of our lifestyle.
Locating Heavenly Bodies on VHS is rare, but don’t fret because the legendary midnight-maniac event New Beverly Midnights here in Los Angeles has screened the flick twice already, and will continue to do so for years to come. TNUC of course attended this years annual event, and let me say, catching this film on the big screen is the way it was meant to be seen. With that said, Heavenly Bodies has only been shown at the theaters three times. Once for its premier in Canada, and twice at New Beverly!
Like the movie, the soundtrack is a rare find. Originally, I had thought of only posting one song from the soundtrack. But that would be weak. At this pummeling dance-ersize studio, these limber ladies have no time for weakness, they’re here for one reason: To turn that mush into muscle! So here’s the soundtrack…sweat, spandex and all.
Heavenly Bodies (1984) download (alt. link)
1. Bonnie Pointer – The Beast in Me
2. Sparks – Breaking Out of Prison
3. The Tubes – Out of Control
4. Cheryl Lynn – At Last You’re Mine
5. Marc Tanner – Look What You’ve Done to Me
6. Gary Wright – Breakthrough
7. Dwight Tilley – Keep on Working
8. Bonnie Pointer – Heaven
9. Joe Lamont – Love Always Wins
10. Boys Brigade – Into the Flow