May 8, 2008

OBEY THE PUPPETS:

Brains dance ad pulls the right strings (Mark Sweney, 5/08/08, guardian.co.uk)

Tracey Island never saw anything quite like this. Brains, Thunderbirds' bespectacled scientific genius, has joined the rave generation in a TV ad set to 1990s club hit Rhythm is a Dancer. No strings attached.

There was never any doubting Brains' intellectual capability, having designed a chess-playing robot called Braman and a spaceship that flew almost to the heart of the sun.

But he was never asked to show off his best dance floor moves in the classic 1960s Gerry Anderson TV series. Until now. What next? Lady Penelope advertising Victoria's Secret?


Hopefully!

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 8, 2008 7:59 AM
Comments

"Nice shooting, Parker."
"Eh, quite so, Lady Penelope."

I rather enjoyed the live-action version, although I may be the only one in the world to do so. The stuttering jokes got on my nerves because it made the movie into a colossal hypocrite. For three-quarters of the picture, Brains and Brains, Jr's stutter is played for laughs and then when Alan Tracey makes a joke about Brains, Jr's stutter the movie is all, "Oooh, that's so bad!" Come on, movie, what the heck have you been doing for the last hour?

Posted by: Bryan at May 8, 2008 9:07 AM

The kids and I like the live action version too. The theme song rocks!

Posted by: oj at May 8, 2008 10:23 AM
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