Monday, August 13, 2007

ENTERTAINMENT DROPPINGS: Merv Griffin (R.I.P.) Presents Gitano, Breakdancing & Flashdancing

With the death of veteran television talk show host and game show creator Merv Griffin, the time comes for media historians to put the man's career in historical perspective. While one may be tempted to speak to the man's vast resume of hugely successful shows ranging from his own The Merv Griffin Show to Wheel of Fortune to Dance Fever, I'd prefer to focus on this one segment I dug up on YouTube where Merv featured then-new Gitano sportswear, with "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" as the backdrop for a "breakdancing" and "flashdancing" fashion show. Those models may at least be trying to pop and lock, but I sure don't see any cardboard on the floor.

Rest in peace, Merv. We'll be right back.

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