Not featured in the list is this old Mountain Dew commercial, which gives me a double dose of nostalgia, as it stars my favorite Sunday morning claymation characters, Davey and Goliath.
Sometimes I feel nostalgic for things I never even saw, like this 1974 clip from Zardoz. Directed by John Boorman, two years after he made Deliverance, Zardoz is a comically bad sci-fi film that is a prime candidate for midnight moviedom. It stars Sean Connery. And it features lines like this: The penis is evil. The penis should cease?
A friend recently sent me the fruits of her own nostalgia search, a clip from the PBS educational show, The Voyage of the Mimi. I’d never heard of it, but I knew its star. Lookee there: It’s little Ben Affleck.
Recutting old movies for new trailers is a practice so endlessly entertaining and popular it has become its own meme. Here, the Mary Poppins of your youth becomes the Mary Poppins of your nightmares.
And now, videos that cross generations. Asking the timeless question: Will it blend? Fascinating, messy stuff.