Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bloodsport Meets Benny Hill

Bloodsport is one of my favorite movies from the '80s.  If you haven't seen it, you are not only doing a disservice to yourself, but throwing sand in Jean-Claude Van Damme's eyes.  The How Did This Get Made? podcast -- hosted by Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas of The League and fellow comedian June Diane Raphael -- recently analyzed Bloodsport.  Mantzoukas opined that the foot chase scene through Hong Kong would have been better if it was treated like a Benny Hill sketch, with "Yakety Sax" playing.  Someone obliged.  (Thanks to Trashton for the link.)  And someone else made the scene into a Mentos commercial. Both are brilliant.  Seeing both of these makes me wish I would have thought of them first -- and that I had the technical know-how, time, and patience to make them.  The original scene, the Benny Hill version, and the Mentos version are all included in the link above, but in case you don't want to read more background about them than I have provided, here are all three, for your viewing convenience.


Benny Hill


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