Friday, May 15, 2009

Charlie's Angels, Josie's Pussycats, Babes' Lightsabers


Odd Cheryl Ladd factoids:

•She was not only one of Charlie’s Angels…

•she was the singing voice of one of Josie’s Pussycats (airheaded Melody) and, yes…

•she was on an episode of Fantastic Journey, the time travel series I still vaguely remember from childhood that lasted only a few episodes (people from multiple time periods found themselves thrown together in an alternate dimension via the Bermuda Triangle).

•Ladd also recorded the original version of “[I know] I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” made a hit a year later by the somewhat more soulful Dionne Warwick.

•Total number of (original, non-space) episodes of Josie, by the way: 16.

•Total number of (subsequent, space-based) episodes of Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: 17.

•Impact on popular culture: incalculable.

Michael Malice likes to remind people that Charlie’s Angels was at one point Ayn Rand’s favorite TV show because, she said, it is about beautiful women doing impossible things instead of the retard child who lives in the gutter. And speaking of beautiful women doing impossible things, here’s a beer ad parody featuring hot chicks fighting with lightsabers, which I link in honor of tomorrow’s celebration of Armed Forces Day.

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