Give Him the Word that I’m Not a Rover

26th September 2014

I woke to “Mr. Sandman” running through my head, but it was the Permanent Waves version from Family Ties, where Skippy butts in on the lyrics.

Mr. Sandman
YEEEESSS?!
Bring me a dream

That episode, Band on the Run, aired in 1987. It’s the one where Alex tries to manage Jennifer’s all-girl band. Christina Applegate rocked keyboard, Rain Phoenix on guitar, and I remember thinking Tina Yothers was such a good singer, you guys.

My favorite comment on this video was posted two months ago by morriganwest:

“Yeah…. Not a fan. Wanted to be, tried to be, and no. She should go back to acting she just doesn’t have it.”

Timely and incisive, Morrigan. Thank you for your input.

Sidenote, this is what the cools looked like in the late ’80s.

Jewel-tone satin, I can almost feel you fluttering in the breeze.

6 thoughts on “Give Him the Word that I’m Not a Rover

  1. maureen

    Yeah, I buttoned my black shirt up all the way yesterday and thought to myself, “If this was 1985 I’d be adding a brooch right here.” And then you shiw up with this post.

  2. Jen

    @Maureen–yes on the brooch, plus stirrup pants and Mia flats. I think that’s what I wore my first day of high school in 1985.

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