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Here is a collection of a recent trend of YouTube videos that takes modern television series (often dramas) and turns their intro into 90s sitcoms. It’s pretty creative and hilarious stuff. GAME OF THRONES BREAKING BAD THE WALKING DEAD MONDAY NIGHT RAW
Super Dave Osborne was the naive and always optimistic stuntman played by Bob Einstein. You may recognized Einstein as Marty Funkhouser from Curb Your Enthusiasm, but in the 80s he was the Super One whose stunts would go spectacularly and hilariously wrong. Always accompanied by his assistant stunt coordinator Fuji Hakayito and with announcer Mike Walden covering the action, The Super Dave Osborne show was all about the anticipation of Dave’s latest outrageous daredevil stunt. Reminiscent of Evel Knievel, Dave would give a big thumbs up and detail the upcoming trick with Walden. Then (and always) something would go disastrously awry, resulting in an Dave being squished, squashed, blown up or whatever other bodily injury you can think of. The show also featured tons of musical and variety acts, but that’s not why we watched…
I’m with Busey was a pretty funny Comedy Central show from 2003 that followed a young writer as he befriends his childhood idol Gary Busey. Now we all know Gary is a little off his rocker, but this was done when Gary was batshit crazy but not as pop-culture known for being zany. The show didn’t well but has since gained a cult following after Busey’s rise in popularity. It was in this show that Gary started coming up with his famous Busey-isms which would resurface later on in Gary’s career. Gary wanted to give young Adam (the writer) advice so he learn and use it in the real world. It’s hard to believe that at one point in time, Busey almost won (and maybe should have won) an Oscar for his role as Buddy Holly.
I was watching some weekday morning television (which is a rarity) and while flipping around I came across an old childhood favorite…Bananas in Pajamas! I was shocked to see that the show was still on the air, although it has changed form as it’s now a Computer Generated cartoon version. This classic series which was just a couple of Aussies in giant banana costumes lasted from 1992 – 2001. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking, B1?” “I think I am, B2!”.