There are roughly three things that Terry Crews can’t do: fly, play Luke Cage, and bore us. Case in point for the latter: Crews took part in an amazing lip sync performance that will be seen this weekend as part of the TV Land Awards. There’s a good chance one of your favorite TV theme songs in in here. Have fun!
This performance does two big things. First, it shows off just how consistently impressive Terry Crews’ agility and athleticism are for a hulk his size. Granted, he’s not actually singing so he doesn’t have to worry about his breathing affecting his voice, but he’s still bouncing and dancing all over the place with choreographed abandon. In that, it’s kind of like many pop singers’ performances, only with a guy that can bench press most pop singers.
Second, it’s a firm reminder of how far behind us the golden age of TV theme songs really is. The most recent show on here is Friends – a theme that I could go the rest of my life without hearing again – and the bulk of them came from the 1970s and 1980s. (What, no Sons of Anarchy or True Detective?) I can’t even tell you the last time I heard more than the “Schlemiel! Schlimazel!” part of the Laverne & Shirley theme song. All in all, this was a good time indeed, with no hassles or hustles.
Arguably the best part of the performance, of course, is when Crews hops down from the stage during the Golden Girls theme to post up next to Betty White. Who wouldn’t want to lip sync at Betty White?
You might notice Seth Rogen right between them, and that’s because the TV Land Awards also features some amazing TV reunions, most notably (to me) one involving the cast of Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks. As well, the casts of The Wonder Years and Ally McBeal got together for some primo photo opportunities. Will we perhaps see Crews back on this show in 20 years for a Brooklyn Nine-Nine reunion? Time and Fox’s cancelation policy will tell.
Move on up to the East Side and tune into the 2015 TV Land Awards on Saturday, April 18, at 9 p.m. ET. On TV Land of course, of course. (And no one can talk to a horse, of course.)
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