Thursday, March 4, 2010

This is Amazing: A Shot-by-Shot Recreation of the "Perfect Strangers" Opening

As a child of the 80s, I have a soft spot for cheesy sitcoms. One of my favorites of all time is Perfect Strangers. Yes, it could be stupid and was probably very offensive to some people (as TWOP once noted, in this show, "Greece = outer space"), but I still have very fond memories of it. To my surprise/delight, Mental Floss featured the credits (albeit as an example of a bad television credit sequence), and someone in the comments section that there was a shot-by-shot remake of the sequence available on YouTube.

I am not ashamed to admit that I have watched the sequence several times today, and I have downloaded the theme song (soon to become my new ring tone). Enjoy the videos - I am off to do the "Dance of Joy."

Here is the remake:

If it has been a while since you've seen the original set of credits, the creators of the recreation did a helpful side-by-side comparison, which is also available on YouTube (the width prevented me from posting it here - sorry!).