Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sherman Hemsley, Spider-Man

In the words of legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy, "I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back."

You ever have one of those moments where you put two and two together and suddenly something that previously made no sense whatsoever clicks into place with horrifying clarity?

Consider:

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin wrong with that.

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie


I think we need to consider something.

I think we need to consider the possibility that moving Peter Parker, MJ, and Aunt May into Stark Tower and making him an Avenger was done because someone at Marvel really, REALLY likes the 70s sitcom "The Jeffersons".

Side Note: This may in fact be the greatest theme song to an American TV show ever.

Additional Side Note: If you want something that's guaranteed to make people around you say, "What the hell are YOU smiling about?", listen to the theme song.

While it's playing, picture Peter and MJ staring wide-eyed as they ride the elevator up to the top floor of Stark Tower, then intercut your favorite stock sitcom scenes (doorman tripping over luggage, MJ and Pete chasing each other around the living room, Peter falling over the couch, Jarvis shrinking the Spider-Man costume down in the laundry, whatever) whilst a beleaguered Tony Stark looks on and rolls his eyes at their shenanigans, and we see "And Tom Selleck As Tony Stark" listed on the credits. When the song ends, picture Peter, MJ, and Tony giving each other a group hug.

I may have to pay someone actual cash money to film this.

3 Comments:

Blogger joncormier said...

Now this is a prime example of comic writing as fanfic. :)

Heh, who gets to walk like George Jefferson? It's like that guy had gas all the time.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Sara J said...

Okay, not only am I laughing at the very idea of this, it somehow got distorted in my brain to where I was picturing Sherman Hemsley in a spidey costume.

7:47 AM  
Blogger redlib said...

That post makes me want to call you "Honky!"

7:25 PM  

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