Rad! I’m totally back with my ’80s Blog! That is so wicked cool!
Since it’s been awhile, I’m only going to start out slow again. I’ll be featuring just one this time. Feel free to post more if you’d like.
SO WHO’S IT GONNA BE???
1. Like a Surgeon By: Weird Al Yankovic
OK so who doesn’t LOVE Weird Al Yankovic? I know I do. How can we ever forget this masterpiece? We ALLLL knew he was mocking Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and it became a classic ’80s hit! Must be awesome to make a career out of mocking other famous singers, their music and videos. I remember going to see him in concert in my 20s at the Hampton Beach Casino in New Hampshire with a group of friends just for fun. I thought, sure why not. HILARIOUS AND AWESOME! The guy is a true genius and an absolutely talented performer. Talk about knowing how to entertain. I had sooooo much fun at that concert and I was so surprised and pleasantly taken off guard by how great his show was. I highly recommend seeing one of his concerts if you ever get the chance.
So we start off with nice red Ked-like sneakers. Oh there he is. The funny looking guy with lots of curly hair, dorky mustache and glasses. Doesn’t even look like a surgeon really even though he supposedly has a doctor’s white coat on and a stethoscope. Nicely made “I.C.U.” sign probably made by a Production Assistant because all ICU signs look that way. I love how all kinds of doctors are being called all at once. And this “surgeon” just looks annoyed that he had to attend to someone who sounds like he died. Poor guy. No one’s attending to him but Weird Al. Great. And he looks pretty dead. Nice “dead” make up. What the heck? He doesn’t know what to do? So he bangs the machine to get it to work? Awesome. Sure that will make the guy undead. HA! So then he bangs on the guy and the machine stops the alarm…WHAT THE?! Oh if only it were that easy. He got the guy living again. So then we hear the beat of his heart with the beat of the song as it starts…
I LOVE IT! Even his voice has a high pitch a bit like Madonna’s. Nice. RANDOM! Why is there a lion walking through???? EEEWWWW! That guy’s washing his foot in the sink! And now someone’s washing pans too???? So silly. Love it. AAACCKKK! Scary knives! What if that’s what surgeons really use???? Now there’s a blow torch? HELP! SCARY! Why does he look like a Muppet with that face mask on? And now the lion again? Yeah it’s so normal to see lions in hospitals. Absolutely. Always. Um. He’s not taking a saw to me…Fakest looking heart ever. And we even hear the heart’s sloppy slimy noise as it slips out of his grasp. And this is his first time? Is that what he’s singing? OH NO! What the? A yucky looking sandwich in the operating room he’s gonna eat? Great. Now someone’s blowing on an eye. No germs there. And the guy’s AWAKE??!!! Scary drill! Cracking up! There’s a bullseye on his chest. I’ve always wondered how surgeons really do it. This must be the way.
I don’t know that I ever really listened to the words of this song. Very funny. Ha! There’s a fake Madonna in the corner. Nice. Love the most fake looking brain EVER. And the patient’s reading a paper. Riiiight. Who wants to bet it’d be an IPad now or something? And he’s TAKING NUMBERS like a deli. Ha ha! This is too much. WHAT THE?! Why is there a football player in the operating room???? ACK! Look at what he’s taking out of this guy’s body? Maybe that’s the issue with all of our bodies. We have all these items in our bodies. Would make a lot of sense. Love how creative this is. A LIVE BUNNY?! Poor bunny! Great line, “My patients die before they can pay”…so he takes money out of his body. Nice. Good point. Nice video effects…love those ’80s effects. And now he’s playing all sexy. This is too much. Sooo funny and so silly. And of course his waving arms whack someone he’s walking by. And of course I laughed. Oldest joke in the book and I still laughed. Is it me or is it just wrong to see Weird Al be “all sexy-like”???? Kinda gets me all creepy crawly…NICE. The beep is back in the song as it’s ending. Nice little detail.
OK now this is too much. Now we’re not even in the hospital and we’re in some studio against all white, he’s wearing some black netted thing and dancing with two others trying to be all sexy. OH dear. I’m scared to keep watching… And of course the “guy” I’m guessing flatlines again…
Silly silly Weird Al. Love that guy. Love that he’s still working too.
Anyone wanna post some fun ’80s of their own? I’d love to see them! So happy to be back!