Long before Baby Hit Me One More Time was on the air and long before karaoke hit these shores and dominated, uh, stuff, the hot TV show was Puttin’ on the Hits.
The concept? Lip-synching! No, no – not karaoke. That hadn’t been “invented” yet. This is lip-synching, Milli Vanilli-style. Average janes and joes would do full-on impersonations of their “favorite” stars, and get up on stage to lip-synch their biggest hits. Of course there was a little contest built around it, too.
The memories on Jump The Shark did kick in when someone reminded me of the guy who came out dressed as half man, half woman and would sing “Endless Love”. He kept turning to show the appropriate silhouette and everything. Just freaky.
Thankfully the show didn’t last very long. But it was a nice diversion when lip-synching was used for good and not evil.
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