Outdated, upgraded, insightful, stereotypical, hilarious, provocative, illustrative...
NOT your run of the mill online videos. Any such "stupid pet tricks" videos will be slashed and degraded!
What I'm looking for are videos involving content which either filled a very important niche in society, contained insightful commentary on period elements, or are otherwise noteworthy in their own right because the content was unusual enough that it actually ought to be highlighted, shared, remembered, for the variety of reasons stated above (and possibly for a few I failed to mention).
I hope you find this Fun-n-Games thread both enjoyable AND enlightening.
It is thereby I humbly submit my first entry:
Justification (not required - just nice if you notice anything worth mentioning): The animation is Cosby-ish, similar to the first episode (movie?) of Fat Albert. It also reminds me of the animated comedy show involving football and, what I thought, was Paul Lynde, although looking through the IMDB.com, I can't find any reference to his involvement with it. I'm thinking it might have been ten-minute animated spots associated with the one-season Paul Lynde Show, but I'm not certain.
What I am certain is that it usually included a pile-up circa around ten players each heavier than the other landing on the hapless sap carrying the ball, along with a very wide animated individual who conversed with the character played by Lynde by beginning each sentance with "Oooh-oooh!"
Back to the OP: Cheech and Chong dominated the sidelines of the US seventies weirdo stuff, and exceedingly well. Their '80s movies weren't much to speak of, though Cheech's later acting talents are quite memorable. Tommy Chong left us with Rae Dawn, who was a good enough actress in her own right, but who appears to have left the stage, more or less.
I enjoyed her performances in Soul Man and Time Runner. While she's not leading lady material, her performances do justice to her roles.
Again, back to the OP. There are many stereotypes, here, but I identify with a lot of them. Despite the fact that I'm a white Cauc male, I grew up in the South, and was an integral part of that community (forced bussing forcing us to make friends with others who were different in many ways than ourselves).
So Basketball Jones hits home on many different fronts. It highlights what I and others my age went through during that era. It says a lot about various races and societal sects with whom I associated (pretty much darn near everything, a tact which helped me later on when I did Meals on Wheels).
Insightful commentary on our nation at the time?
Yes. There are very few YouTube videos with 100,000 plus responses that retain a 5.0/5.0 score.
Now you know the caliber of the video links that I'd like to see populating this thread.