Monday, March 19, 2007

Retro Mall Video - Menudo In A Shopping Mall


Menudo "In A Shopping Mall" - 1983

Like a really cruddy signal from some long-lost UHF channel comes this colorfully crazy and rather loud(!) music video clip from 1983 (Ricky Martin didn't join till '84), of Puerto Rican boy band sensation, Menudo, singing a groovy song about shopping malls. Inside a shopping mall.

My work here is done.



9 Comments:

Blogger Kangoon said...

Ok, I am so glad the 80's are over.

Kev

Mon Mar 19, 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Actually, stylewise this seems more late 1970s than 1980s to me (well, it was the early 1980s). Whatever, it's truly dreadful.

Mon Mar 19, 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

Oh man!!!!!!!!!! This one is a keeper for its hilarity.

Menudo in Spanish means tripe.

Mon Mar 19, 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooo great!! :-D

Mon Mar 19, 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

I remember this. It was part of one of the first big Menudo promotions in the US. NBC would run their videos between Saturday morning cartoons. The videos themselves were half in Spanish and half in English.

Tue Mar 20, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I nearly fell over in my chair and choked on my taco.
I do remember NBC forcing us to watch Menudo videos between much-adored cartoons. It was either that or "In The News" on CBS. However, we didn't fall for any of that subconscious bilingual education or current events exposure; just the Super Friends!
Funny, it all came back with just this one video! Set the wayback machines!
Scott

Tue Mar 20, 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

Yes, I remember the NBC thing now! I remeber the video where they were like in a wave of hotair balloons or these wavy scarf like flags...

Thu Mar 22, 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous randy said...

It was actually ABC that broadcasted Menudo on Saturday Mornings. They were used to teach Spanish to the young viewers, starting in the 1983-1984 season. "Menudo on ABC" might have ran for one additional season.

Sun Mar 25, 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

randy said...
It was actually ABC that broadcasted Menudo on Saturday Mornings. They were used to teach Spanish to the young viewers, starting in the 1983-1984 season. "Menudo on ABC" might have ran for one additional season.

From what I understand, yes this was ABC that forced this on us back in the 1983-84 season. Menudo also did the theme song to one cartoon on the schedule "Rubik, The Amazing Cube" (don't ask, it was the 80's and cartoons here terrible then, and ABC's was no exception). Ironically I hardly knew of Menudo at all back when this was going on (being 6 was probably good for me since I didn't have to comprehend any of it I would later with "New Kids on the Block").

I guess in the end, the whole Hispanic-awareness thing didn't last too long with The Big Three, and we were back to normal afterwards, though imagine how much different things could be if it had continued to today. Still, I wouldn't mind going back to those days again personally, a hell lot better than the world we live in nowadays (what with shopping malls in the state their in).

Wed Mar 28, 02:27:00 PM  

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