Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

Before getting to this week's vid, I'd like to wish a happy birthday to Paul Reubens, who turns 56 today. I hope all of your dreams come true, Pee Wee, especially that one about you, the big doughnut, and that vest-wearing snake. 'Cause I'm dying to know how that turns out.

When I heard that it was P.W.'s birthday today, my mind went on one of its many little jaunts which, this time, led me to E.G. Daily, who played Dottie in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. You may also remember her from '80s flicks like Valley Girl, Streets of Fire, and Better Off Dead, or more recently as the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, or Phoebe's jingle-writing friend on Friends who slicked up "Smelly Cat." She's also one of the many, the not-proud exes of Hollywood über scuzz, Rick Salomon.

What a lot of people don't immediately remember her for is her 1986 single, "Say It, Say It," which hit #1 on the Dance Music charts. Fortunately, YouTube and I are here to jog your memories. I would bet money that 90% of you who think you have no idea what I'm talking about will know this song the minute you hear it.

Until today, I don't ever remember seeing the video, which is a horrible knock-off of Stanley Kubrick's version of Lolita. Not that I'm all that protective of the movie. After reading the book, I was pretty disappointed with that film, and I refuse to watch the sexed-up Adrian Lyne version. I doubt that even the greatest cast and crew in the world could ever come close to the brilliance of Nabokov's pen.

Oh, but what's this? A literary tangent in a video post?? Let's change the subject. I don't want you people thinking I'm going all highbrow on you now. Check out E.G. Daily and her big boobs.


evilesb138 said...

bad flash backs of teen night at the local punch palace....thoughts of mullets, Selectro-cution and Z-Cavarichies (sp?)....nooooo

Dr Zibbs said...

I used to like this dirty girl. Also, I always thought Valley Girl was under rated.

SkylersDad said...

Boy if I had a nickel for every time that happened to me....

I wouldn't have any change at all...

Tony Alva said...

Clever how you waited to publish the words "big boobs" until the end knowing that your male readers would simply skip the rest of your post and go straight to watching (and turning the sound off), especially after reading Gwen's boob/nipple post.

I'm sure you also knew that all of us guys waited anxiously for her boob shots in Valley Girl (superb movie since the Plimsouls were in it doing A Million Miles Away) when it was in heavy rotation on HBO.

Well played...

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I've always wanted to read Lolita, but I, you know, don't need the government watching me. It's bad enough that I own two copies of "A Catcher in the Rye."

Red said...

I recently watched Valley Girl for the first time and thought it was pretty lame. She was much better in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

Tony Alva said...

Red, Red, Red, try and keep up please.

One question, did she flash her most excellent boobs in 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure'?

"Is this movie in 3D? No, but your face is..."

The other aspect of Valley Girl taht made it great was that you KNEW the guy who played Julies preppie Val bf was a dick in real life too.

Doc said...

I'm amazed that the poor gent's hard-on didn't knock over the chess board. Poor devil.



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