Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hello? Hell No.

Thanks to last night's American Idol I, like so many other people, was reminded of Lionel Richie's video for the song "Hello", a video I remembered primarily for the hilariously awful clay bust of the singer featured therein. But when I pulled it up to show to Laura, who did not understand my reaction, I discovered there was so much more wrong in it. So very much that I had to share it with you, inexplicable spoken intro and all:

So, let me get this straight, Mr. Richie. You are a teacher, stalking your blind student to all of her classes, ogling her in a leotard and drunk-dialing her in the middle of the night*, and your idea of a happy ending is to have her pawing at your face? That's so creepy, it's an insult to the word "creepy".

*Yes, I know there was no mention of the fact that he was drunk in that scene, but come on.


Karen Murphy said...

The mullet makes me physically sick. Is that weird?

Daisy said...

No, that's a sign of sane and well-balanced psyche. Top psychiatrists actually use it as a test for their borderline patients.

Anonymous said...

I remembered this was an icky video for a stalker-y song but I did not remember lo these 20+ years that she was a HIGH SCHOOL student. Now it's an icky, pedophiliac song.