Monday, July 19, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: Opening Credits to '80s TV Shows

If they were anything, '80s action-adventure-show opening credits were consistent. From "Magnum, P.I." to "Riptide," "T.J. Hooker" to "Simon and Simon," just about every opening sequence featured cars, boats or helicopters; babes, explosions and goofy mugging, all set to super-'80s guitar music.

You don’t have to be a fan of Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” to appreciate this reimagining of its opening credits in the style of those sweet ‘80s shows. It particularly apes “Airwolf,” the 1984-86 series starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borngine and a crazy-cool helicopter.

Here’s the “Airwolf”-ized “Firefly” credits:

And here’s the real thing. Believe it or not, this clip has 18 MILLION views on YouTube. Apparently there are tons of "Airwolf" fans out there (it can't all be Jan-Michael Vincent clicking on the link). Were you one of them?

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