Scandal – The Warrior

I have always wanted to do some MST3K voice overs for tons of music videos. Short of that I hope to feature as many video commentaries as I can. To start let’s look at a video that always makes me smile.

Artist: Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
Song: The Warrior
Released: 1984

I guess the co-protagonist is Jeff Goldblum as Die Fledermaus or is that Upholstor the Car Interior Avenger?

Ballet as produced by Marvel Comics.

0:47 You would think the netting villans would always be knocking things over and getting snagged on things. I bet they’re a blast at the beach though.

1:20 Bubble wrap girl is a tonf of fun at parties but is just embarrasing during the moment of silence at a funeral.

1:40 Some sort of tropical fish reference perhaps. Maybe their birds, all I know is that they aren’t very effective at fighting.

1:50 Bride of Frankenstein as painted by Chagal.

2:225 Bill Maher decides to keep score as Refereedum the Counting Mime.

My question is what are they keeping score on, levels of artistic suicide?

If this was on ice I could understand the horrible costumes.

Ah there is the steam, necessary or any 80’s video.

3:34 Luckily someone was there to catch her as no artist other than perhaps David Lee Roth can handle this much spandex in one video.

The funny thing is that as a kid I found this video entertaining. On some level it is still enjoyable and the song is catchy and a great 80’s party staple. All in all Patty Smyth is a wonderful musician that got a little too close to a video producer who wanted to start a new genre of music video action heroes.

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2 comments so far

  1. rachel on

    wow. when you revisit those old video clips you think “what were they (we) thinking? what’s up with the whole campy post-apocalypse theme?” then it’s…oh, right. 1983/4 also saw the birth of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_max.

  2. John Fudrow on

    One of my first visions for that blue guy was Mad Max and Cookie Monster’s love child. One of these posts I will describe by formulas for not only 80’s videos but 90’s videos as well.


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