Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Seven degrees of You Tube

You Tube can be very dangerous. Sometimes you're looking for something, then you click on one of the little videos at the side of what you found, and then click again at something on the side of the second one, and the next thing you know you've whiled away an hour clicking onto various videos and not even sure how you got from the original search to the last one.

Here's a cool one I stumbled on, a WNBC-TV, Channel 4 promo. I actually vaguely remember it from when it originally aired, probably sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. It has lots of interesting scenes from all around the tri-state area (the Jersey shore looks almost as good as Greenwich, CT), including a poignant World Trade Center shot, as well as then newcomer Matt Lauer, when he was still doing local news on 4 and had more hair.

Bonus trivia, the red-headed girl who's singing the jingle, and who you see in a couple of the scenes (this is from the days when TV promos ran for more than 30 seconds) is Andrea McArdle, the original “Annie” on Broadway.

9 comments:

megster said...

Why is Matt Lauer playing golf in it? That looks weird lol

l.w.t. said...

Damn how long have Chuck and Sue been around?

velma said...

Looking at that makes me wish it was summer already.

marcus said...

Was that David Hasselhoff singing in the shot taken on the Brooklyn Promenade across from Manhattan?

jill g. said...

I could name most of the locations in the city but not the specific places in Westchester, NJ or CT where I assume the country scenes were filmed, but I'm surprised there were no shots of the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Plaza (especially since its for ch. 4 which is at 30 Rock).

brooklyninthehouse said...

I love how they cut from the Hassidic to the hot girls dancing :)

severin said...

Marcus - Hasselhoff had an NBC show sometime around the 1980s didnt he (with KITT the talking car or maybe Baywatch?) so that could be him. It's hard to tell though.

cici said...

I thought Sarah Jessica Parker was the original Annie when she was a kid?

allegro said...

The sax riff in that is great.

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