I posted that last video too soon. If you want to really laugh today, this is the thing to watch. Obviously modeled after the cheesy “Star Wars” holiday special, the guys at Funny or Die give us an idea of what a “TRON” special might have looked like back in 1982. It starts out good and then keeps getting better. Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluise in glowing versions of their “Cannonball Run” outfits with light cycles! Finally Rip Taylor comes in and tosses around glowing confetti. That in particular got me.
If I want to be picky, I could say 1982 might be a little late for Gabe Kaplan, and it’s definitely too soon for “Fraggle Rock” and “Mama’s Family.” But whatever, anachronisms are funny, too!