Friday, August 10, 2007

WHY GOD CREATED YOUTUBE™: Get On Your Pontiac And Ride (Ride), Pontiac Ride

I don't know whether or not to believe the YouTube comments for this video which state that it first aired during the premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but I do know this: I remember this jingle (and its dual "orchestra hit" synth blasts) like as if I'd only just heard it yesterday. And the pure, over-the-top, post-Miami Vice Eighties-ness of the visuals in this clip is stunning: mullets, big hair, neon, guitars, light pastel suits -- it's got it at all and then some. And it would have actually been hip had it been 1985 and not 1988, but who's complaining? It's enough to make a guy a Pontiac. Thanks for the tip, Tiree.

Truly, this is why God created YouTube.


Anonymous "A" said...

In the commercial there's a shot of the neon sign at Sam the Record Man on Yonge Street in Toronto. :-)

Which, now that I've looked it up, closed up shop at the end of June -- but the whole building was declared a heritage site, just to save the sign! Yay, Canada!

Ride, Pontiac, Ride!

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