Friday, October 12, 2012

Blinded By The Light


I was just driving in the car, picking out my soon-to-be award-winning pumpkin that i'll be carving this year for Mini-Me, when the old Manfred Mann song, "Blinded by the light" came on the radio.

I don't hate the song, but i don't really like it either. But Like it or hate it, i can't help but think of the sketch below, from The Vacant Lot any time i hear it on the radio.

If you don't recognize the Vacant Lot, don't worry. Pretty much nobody does, either. They were a comedy troupe that used to write for the Always-Awesome Kids in The Hall and ended up getting their own show for just one season back in the early nineties.

I never found them particularly funny, but i always will remember them for this bit.

Apologies for the shitty quality, but that's the best you can get when you try to find a clip from a 6 episode show that no one watched 20 years ago.

Yes, I know i posted this once some years ago. If you've been around here that long to remember, then you have no life, do you?



As for the banner picture, it was the first image that popped up when i searched for Manfred Mann. I was too scared to investigate why that might be.

11 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I don't believe you about the Google Image Search. That's from your collection of young girls wearing bikinis, isn't it? Dirty dog.

Heff said...

I never saw that, but I DID see The Gays In The Hall....I mean, Kids ....a few times, but I always ended up feeling "dirty", and would have to bathe in bleach afterwards.

BamaTrav said...

Gaze.

Cocaine Princess said...

Hilarious clip!

Chris H said...

I don't recognise it!!! Freaking Ya... that means I have a life... dat's awesome.

Happy Mommy said...

I hate that song. And I know the words, but I still sing it - "wrapped up like a douche and looking for a fight" because I like to put the word "douche" into things I don't like.

meleah rebeccah said...

LOLZ!

Yvonne said...

That clip is crazy funny! Hey but I like that song! ha!

Paticus said...

I did watch this show.I remember enjoying a fraction more than you did...And the lyric is ACTUALLY "Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night".
I often quote "Shut up! Shut your freakin'...Goofball...Jerk!!"

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Isn't that the song that has the words that no one knows what the hell they are saying?

"Wrapped up like a ....."

Chantel said...

lol--damn, my sister thought "Don't go chasing waterfalls" was "Go go Jason Waterfalls"--I began to question our being related at that moment!

I will never listen to this song quite the same again....