Crosby, Malkin Star In ‘Penguin Strangers’ (Based On TV’s ‘Perfect Strangers’) (Video)
That. Is. Awesome. Of course, we all remember the classic late ’80s-early ’90s ABC sitcom, Perfect Strangers — that is, unless you happen to be one of those young whippersnappers loitering around the interwebs taking up space and contributing nothing to online society — starring Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous and Mark Linn-Baker as “Cousin” Larry Appleton. The show revolved around the two cousins’ hijinks and pratfalls that are bound to occur when a former shepherd from Mypos shacks up with his distant, career-oriented, American cousin in his Chicago apartment. Commence the “Dance of Joy” due to an overload of nostalgia now.
From that brilliant show — and I rarely use the word “brilliant” unless I really, really mean it — comes this fantastic video which redoes and parodies the opening credits for Perfect Strangers (the original version is here, if you’re interested), but instead inserts Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Sidney Crosby (as Cousin Larry) and Evgeni Malkin (in the role of Balki) into the intro. The results? Much amusement. What were you thinking? It was going to be stupid? As Balki would say, “Don’t be ridiculous.”
Also, bonus points for having Mario Lemieux named as executive producer, not to mention the wonderful manner in which the video syncs up with the lyrics and music. Very well done, although I have no idea how this idea came together. Not that it matters, of course.
[H/T Benstonium via PSAMP]