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February 17, 2017

Things The World Conspired to Keep Me Ignorant Of

Thanks to Soothsayer, the best TV intro ever, and yes, it beats Manimal, UFO, and even The Six Million Dollar Man.

Here's the wikipedia background on this forgotten gem.

Okay, the intro doesn't beat the Six Million Dollar Man.

I don't think people acknowledge how brilliant that intro is -- it tells you the backstory of the show but with such authority, urgency, and mystery that the intro is... well, better than the actual show.

That intro gets you PUMPED for some BIONINC GAINZZZ, brah!

Okay so it's not as good as that one, but it's good.

It also must be ripped off from the Bigfoot storyline of the Six Million Dollar Man. Starring Andre the Giant as Bigfoot.

Imma admit something weird -- as a kid, when I was watching Six Million Dollar Man (in repeats, on Nick at Night -- bear in mind, I'm on the cusp of 29), I actually used to daydream about getting in a severe car accident just so Oscar Goldman would discover me as a perfect test-case for bionic implants.


I gotta think other people did too.

I also used to daydream about Speed Racer being murdered and someone contacting me to secretly take his place as the new Speed. I'd get the car, and Trixie.

I think my first fantasy was to be Speed Racer's friend but then I realized I didn't want to just sit in the car in the Trixie Seat, I wanted to own the car, and Speed would just have to -- sadly, you understand -- die.

I'd go to the funeral and stuff. And say some words.

Then: I get the car.

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