How I long for the sound of her gravelly voice.
Last week, while everyone was uploading SXSW photos (still working on my recap, but my two favorite shows were the original lineup of Bulletboys at South X Stereogum and Stryper's "surprise show" at Stubb's) and torching their mangled NCAA brackets, thetimeisnear was bringing some classic Remote Control (there was an RC Nintendo game?!) clips to the controversial video-sharing portal YouTube. As with Double Dare, there's an immediate rush of nostalgia, but also a reminder that this was top-shelf television anchored by an unstoppable trio -- the Susan Olsen-obsessed Ken Ober, the lovely Kari Wuhrer and the gravelly-voiced Colin Quinn. Plus: early Sandler. The Stud Boy face/pose still kills nearly 20 years later. Hopefully there's more to come (like those Denis Leary Gunther's Wild Animal Circus bits), but there's a nice mix up there now:
Survey Says: "I don't wanna boyfriend, but stupid."
Survey Says: Alf
Trivia Delinquent: "Give it to me!"
"It is nice to be neat and look petite, but if you wanna feel some heat, you got to have some meat." I'm pretty sure that NY Giants wideout Phil McConkey disagreed.
Singalong with Colin: Sam Cooke
Singalong with Colin: Bruce
Cousin Flip aka The Laughing Guy (I always found this character very disturbing. I still do.)
Lightning Round: Pornocchio
Bonus clip: Lubrication. Love it.