Friday, November 21, 2008

Recover Your 70's Network Stars Relay Video

I was reading the current issue of ESPN magazine when I saw this article by Bill Simmons on his favorite youtube video clip. The article is funny and sure enough when I checked out the clip it brought back some bad memories of 70's TV and lifestyles. There are all sorts of strange things going on in what surely is the reality TV forerunner to today's Survivor. The best part is when Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) defeats the Robert Conrad in the rematch. No one expected it, but no one knew Kaplan had run track in high school. Anyhow the clip has an Olympic Champion, a smoking Telly Savalas, Howard Cosell, Farrah Fawcett, Wonder Woman, Laverne, Opie, and a bunch of other 70's celebrities acting like it is the Olympic games. There is also a bunch of political incorrectness, funny uses of vocabulary, and tube socks. Who knew running could be so entertaining? Read the article then watch the video.

1 comment:

Yakie said...

Love Farrah's hair and the cigarettes brought back memories of a good smoke during and after competition!!!