If you grew up in early ’90s, then you’re familiar with the glory of the Sunday afternoon movie on local cable TV.
Now, I don’t know about ya’ll, but this was the highlight of the week for me as a kid. It was a gentle send-off to Monday and gave me something to think about in school the next day. I’d act out scenes from the movie I watched the day before during recess, and by the time Thursday rolled along, I was already getting excited for what was playing on Sunday again.
And since it was the early ’90s, most of the films that came on were straight from the ’80s. I’m talking classic like They Live, Batteries Not Included, Bloodsport, Robocop… You know, the cornerstones of American cinema.
And even though I was a big fan of action movies (I had to prove I was a macho boy to all the other boys, after all), I’d get my kicks out of romantic comedies as well. I’m pretty sure Mannequin was featured at least a couple of times because my memories of that movie are strong.
So, when I saw James Corden’s spoof trailer for his upcoming carpool karaoke session with Victoria Beckham, I got hella nostalgic, because it’s basically Mannequin.
The funniest part is that the trailer isn’t really that far-fetched. Sure, it seems super corny now, but the ’80s were a strange, strange time.
Maybe not as strange as Corden dancing with a bunch of mannequins in a retail store display, but still.
I mean, just look at the original movie trailer.
On 1987, bless your heart.