I’m sick of how the internet has built up Chuck Norris and random other pop culture references without my permission. If you have been surfing around Rick Astley has really been gaining momentum over the last year.
Personally I think we need to have a voice and determine the next arcane reference to become hot. Here are some people I would like to put up for your consideration.
Sam the Butcher from the Brady Bunch
Positives: The Beastie Boys immortalized him with the lyric “like Sam the Butcher bringing Alice the meat”, in the song “Shake Your Rump”. This could possibly be a big boost to the butcher profession, which has been dying out. We could run the euphuism of meat = your junk into the ground.
Negatives: He is dead in real life, so um… no random pop culture appearances. Also I don’t know if the young ones have watched as many Brady Bunch shows as my generation.
Cledus Snow from Smokey and the Bandit
Positives: He was a country singer and has songs we can include in referencing him. He has some pretty quotable lines in the movie and in the third installment he actually plays the bandit. Also he had a basset hound name Fred in the movie, basset hounds are just funny.
Negatives: A pretty old reference and it involves country music, which is never a good thing.
Buddy Lembeck from Charles in Charge
Positives: The loveable but idiotic friend of Charles. He has retained some pop culture cache by appearing on some reality TV shows. Plus he is ultra Christian now, which makes it even more fun to make inappropriate comments about him and Nicole Eggert having forced sex or him drugging her.
Negatives: The Christian thing is a double-edged sword; we could all end up in hell.
BJ McKay from B.J. and the Bear
Positives: A monkey is way cooler than a basset hound. The theme song from the show makes most people go into convulsions and swallow their tongue.
Negatives: Two truck drivers enter, one truck driver leaves. I think they negate each other and this show is way too random of a reference. But the power of Greg Evigan should never be debated.
Positives: Action star with a ton of shitty movies under his belt. Should have won the Oscar for Rocky IV, where he played the husband to Brigitte Neilsen who is one Amazon like bitch. Also I saw him at the LA Airport, so it makes my picture worth something.
Negatives: We already have had an action star get a run with this.
Natalie Letisha Sage Green from the Facts of Life
Positives: We haven’t had a web popular female and she could be a groundbreaker, like if Hillary gets elected President. Wait she won’t get elected she will just destroy the electability of current front-runner by slinging mud. Anyways, she is also a little round and shows that you don’t have to be a muscular/or slightly gay man in order to be a pop culture reference.
Negatives: I don’t know how you can go with Natalie when Blair also makes a strong case… And we can’t forget Tootie… Plus you know George Clooney would get on the band wagon and say how much he was on the show, I need a little less Clooney in my life.
Would you like to nominate anyone to be the next pop culture icon? What do you think about the people nominated so far?