3, 2, 1 Contact!

mimesoul.jpgI was walking back from lunch today with Joe and Kurt when the topic of television came up. I’m not sure how we arrived at the subject, but I started to sing the theme from 3, 2, 1 Contact as we were walking down the street (I sing in public, often and loudly). That got me thinking about watching 3, 2, 1 Contact as I was a child and for some reason a shiver ran up my spine. Why would 3, 2, 1 Contact freak me out?

Ohh, right… the mimes.

I don’t know who thought it would be a great idea to have people dressed in black leotards with oversized heads and toilet paper rolls for eyes cavort around on a show about science, but it always creeped me out. Especially when the mimes were sad (they cried by pulling lots of toilet paper out of the rolls that were their eyes). I’m getting the chills just thinking about it.

Anyway, Youtube has the intro to the show. Be sure to turn up the volume and sing along. Let’s make contact!

4 responses to “3, 2, 1 Contact!”

  1. Ahhh….Only the Germans could take miming to a whole/scarier new level. 🙂
    Glad I’m not the only one who remembers them!

  2. Also file under creepy childhood television characters: Sleestacks, Sigmund the Seamonster’s brothers, Witchipoo; basically anything and everything Kroft.

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