I've touched on this topic before, but I have to say that I really miss the early days of hip hop.  You know, back before Biggy and TuPac and guns and stuff.  A simpler time, when advertising executives still thought it was a good idea to combine rap with cartoon characters from the 1950s to sell cereal. 

Quick side note:  I had no idea that fruity pebbles were supposed to have different flavors.  I just thought it was supposed to taste like scratchy little flakes of sugar. 

Second quick side note:  I could totally go for some fruity pebbles right now. 

But rap music wasn't just used to sell breakfast cereal.  Oh no.  Hollywood would never let that sweet promotional action go by without getting a taste. 

Early readers of the blog might remember the fine work of MC Hammer in The Addams Family and Vanilla Ice in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, but I just found another promotional rap video the other day. 

Starring Tom Hanks (author's note: yes, the one with the oscars and the myspace page). 

And Dan Ackroyd. 

And a bunch of dudes in goat costumes. 

And you better believe that there's a dance routine that's about to happen. 

Author's note:  I originally found this on cracked.com, I think.  God my memory is terrible. 

Dragnet was awesome. 

I'm still not sure how I feel about that rap video, but the movie was solid without a doubt. 

3/19/2009 11:03:46 pm

Nice fruity pebbles vid there. Who knew that Barney was such a great dancer?

fave line from a movie. that one where Arther (the Fonz) Fonzrelli played a night watchmen in a mortuary....
"that barney rubble. What an actor"

3/20/2009 12:30:32 am

I do that dance routine alone in my house every night, but I had no idea it originated with Tom Hanks and Dan Ackroyd.

3/22/2009 01:27:55 pm

Wow, Barney Rubble is the original Vanilla Rice, I mean Ice!

3/23/2009 12:54:23 pm

Monica: Now, the name of that movie was Night Shift or something, right? Was that the one where the Fonz and Michael Keaton ran a brothel out of the mortuary? And if that movie didn't happen, it totally should.

Elizabeth: To be fair, I don't really think that dance belongs to anyone. It's rhythm's gift to the world.

Kelly: I'm not sure if this is pre or post Vanilla Ice. The key point is that both make me feel uncomfortable.

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