JFD145: The Day my Kid Went Punk, Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool, For Safety's Sake
We're joined by friend of the show Sean Byron and Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival this week to discuss the art of discovering ironic classics, not on youtube, but by scouring thrift stores and garage sales. Then we watch some ourselves.
First, a young man is diagnosed with punk syndrome in the 1987 after-school special "The Day My Kid Turned Punk." Jay Underwood (Uncle Buck, The Boy Who Could Fly) plays the titular punk who trades in his violin for safety pins and leather, but not drugs and anarchy.
Then, bodyguard-turned-actor Mr. T gives us abso-ludicrous life and fashion advice in "Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool" from 1984. One of the classic "found footage" gems, this movie teaches kids to "recoup" and vaguely threatens them to be somebody.
Finally, Gary Coleman is an omnipresent being, drunk on the power of keeping you safe, in 1986's "For Safety's Sake." In a video that could really only succeed in scaring the crap out of kids, Coleman shows us every possible way we could die horribly while doing mundane activities.
You're gonna like this episode. I guarantee it.
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