So, last night after I watched my videotape of Lost
, I went channel surfing (forgot there was new South Park
on last night, blast it all!). After checking out the baseball game score (sorry, I just can't get into baseball on TV) I kept flipping around and came across the most bizarre little piece of television broadcasting I'd ever seen.
To set the stage--apparently Murfressboro has a couple of public access TV stations. Now, in the past, I've seen things like news from MTSU with students who are obviously getting some experience for broadcasting classes. But tongiht, I flipped past to see a giant green screen with two attractive girls dancing about in front of it. Never being one to pass up the opportunity to view attractive females without seeming like a complete stalker, I stopped for a moment. Also, it was one of those--what the hell?!? type of things. I notice the top of the screen there is text that says something like "Live from the LRC. Yes, really live!" and then on the bottom it had a phone number to call--though for what purpose, I couldn't quite figure out. We then cut away to the DJ booth and people flipping through books of CDs for the next song. Oh yeah, I almost forgot--there was a girl there who had on a pink wig, ala Sydney from season one of Alias
and a guy trolling for a date by holding up a sign with his phone number on it.
The song comes to end and I'm hoping that maybe there will some explanation of what this is and why it's on public access (OK, beyond the obvious). Nope...instead we get the female DJ encouraging everyone to get out and dance and then she launches into one of the greatest dance songs of all time...Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop." Now, I've not heard "She Bop' in years, but blast it if it isn't still one of those songs that will get in your head and never leave! I am still hearing it go through my head even as I type this! I am thinking--well, I have no clue, no do I care when...a couple of more girls come into the frame and start dancing. One of them is an a little red, strapless dress and she's dancing about in such a way (well, dancing being a relative term) that some slippage is occurring. This leads to the hilarity of watching her move above and about every minute have to stop and adjust the front of her dress so things don't come spilling out. Meanwhile, the song changes to "Love Shack" and then some other dance numbers. I keep hoping against hope that they'll tell me what this is and why it's on the air, but nothing. We see a cut to a carved Jack-O-Lantern, so all I can assume is that this is some group's Halloween party and they thought a way to get people to run down there and join in was to broadcast it on public access.
But you know, I am sad to say that my life is so empty that I actually kept flipping back in my channel surfing to see what was going on and if we'd ever find out what this was and why it was on. So, if anyone else saw it or knows what it was and why it was on, please let me know. Otherwise, I'm afraid I may go slowly insnae--OK, more insane than I already am.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/28/2004 10:49:00 AM