Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Now Australians Love David Hasselhoff Too?

I was sitting down preparing to blog about something completely different than this when I saw the following link on Google Video. It’s David Hasselhoff’s new Australian music video “Jump In My Car.” In one instant I was rendered speechless and completely forgot what I was going to write about. Last night I wrote about an anti-stupidity pill and I feel I must now overdose on them after watching the video.

It involves The Hoff (as he is apparently referred to in Australia because the Australian Sony Music website uses the word several times) and KITT from Knight Rider. Except it seems like this KITT has the steering wheel on the opposite side.

Normally I love seeing references to cult icons (by referring to Knight Rider as a cultural icon I am of course taking significant liberties) like when “The Simpsons” spoofs anything from James Bond, to The Beatles, to “Cheers.” One of my favorite all-time cultural references was on John Ritter’s last sitcom “8 Simple Rules” when the entire episode was a dream sequence of “Three’s Company” and it ended with Ritter waking up next to Don Knotts as Mr. Furley. However those were good references.

Now I grew up watching and enjoying Knight Rider very much (in fact I even sat in KITT during a mid 80’s visit to Universal Studios), but the Hoff’s new video is awful. He looks at times menacing, other times just plain goofy and towards the end, creepy.

Here’s the part that bothered me though; I found the tune catchy. By catchy I mean I’m still singing the dang thing! The video itself became a train wreck I couldn’t avoid. I just had to see how it ended.

I don’t want to relive an old Saturday Night Live phrase but the facts are that I kind of liked the tune, couldn’t turn the music video off and I am of German descent. I guess it just further proves the theory that
Germans Love David Hasselhoff!

Admit it, you saw that ending coming a mile away. Sorry, the post will be better tomorrow...

5 comments:

Fish said...

lol i love this blog, i will defiantly be visiting it again :)

Michael C said...

Thanks!! I appreciate the comment.

meloncutter said...

Now, now...... it's ok. We understand that the anti-stupid pills aren't on the market yet. Wasn't Knight Rider one of those Aaron Spelling doldrums that proliferated in the 80's? I never watched it much. Spelling should have made a show more appealing to the people of Russian descent. Could have starred maybe...... Ivan Yakinov. But he is dead now so who cares. LOL
G'day Mate....
(that's Austrailian fer.....)
Later Yall....

Michael C said...

G'Day to you. A Russian Aaron Spelling show? It probably would have done quite well!!

Something like "Leningrad Place" or "Red Sqaure 92343"

Odat said...

omg, omg, omg.....roflmao.....you should have had this on yesterday when i was in my "black" mood...I've never seen anything more funnier in a long time...He (Hoff) should really give it up....
(I can see this being played in Bingo halls or nursing homes...)lol.
Peace