"Cultural Touchstones" Al Missed

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Yeah, WTF AL???
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Linkin Park.

Crawling or One Step Closer or In the End would have even PERFECT for Angry White Boy Polka.
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PerformThisWay wrote:Linkin Park.

Crawling or One Step Closer or In the End would have even PERFECT for Angry White Boy Polka.
Good point with that. I agree what someone said earlier about Britney Spears too.

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Agree on Harry Potter.

To go way back, how about Cabbage Patch Kids? (or Garbage Pail Kids?) Also, I expected a little more on WWE/WWF then what was in the "Jurassic Park" video and Macho Man cameo on TWAS.

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Way_Moby wrote:I started thinking about this the other day when I was watching that fan-made video for "The Night Santa Went Crazy". In the video, during the "there's a van from the National Guard and the FBI..." the animator threw in a quick gag of Mulder and Scully, and it hit me, "The X-Files" was HUGE in the 90s, but Al never did anything with it.

Granted, this wasn't the only thing that he 'missed' or anything, it just got me thinking. What else has passed that was HUGE that Al never really touched. Another one that comes to mind is Harry Potter: I was sure Al would've done a Harry Potter parody, but alas, nothing!
Yeah, I am always sad when Al does another TV parody and 'The X-Files' is not mentioned...again. Oh, well. Maybe Al hated the show.

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I can tell from your user name you didn't. I miss that show...

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I thought that at some point around 2000-03 or so that he would pick up on the surge of Latin music then. And "Taco Grande" doesn't count-too early.

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That's interesting. I guess he did miss the boat on the whole Ricky Martin/Enrique Iglesias/similar Latino artists thing. Part of it might have been timing of albums, considering the four-year gap between RWS and PH. Ricky Martin wasn't really big news when RWS was being recorded, and he was old news by the time PH was recorded. Ditto for Enrique Iglesias. It seems like 1999 to around 2001 was the prime time for the popularity of that type of music. I'm sure he still could have done something with it if he had wanted to, but maybe he just didn't have an idea he liked.

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He did steal Enrique Iglesias mole though
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Along with Harry Potter, I don't think Al ever mentioned Lord of the Rings either? Maybe he's not a big fantasy guy.

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