Remember back when white people still didn’t understand what rap was? They tried, bless ’em, to do it, but it wasn’t until the Beastie Boys (shudder) that white people learned that rapping was about more than speaking words that rhymed together.
Of course, you could make the argument that the rap isn’t really the point of this next video…
Our next foray takes two separate entries that individually make little sense except as parts of a greater contextual whole, and combines them into something that looks like it ought to make sense… but doesn’t anyway. (Although it is kind of funny to me that if I assume that this is itself just a piece of some larger story, I discover that I really want to see the rest of it, even though I assume it’s probably only about Andy Gibb getting laid a lot.)
The original Spiderman cartoon show began on September 9, 1967 (the day my mother first drove to the hospital with false labor pains — I was born three days later) and ran until June 14, 1970. As such it hardly belongs in an 80s retrospective.
However, Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville patented the first electromechanical vibrator in 1880, making our final video a shoe-in. (Though they did make ’em bigger in those days.)