Tuesday, January 26, 2010

POP CULTURE blow off of the day: What is Love? Baby, Don't Hurt Me.

Any of us that were teens during the 90s can basically agree that My So Called Life was one of the best things about the decade, if not the entire 20th century.

Here's our second pop culture blow off from the show.

Here's the set up, it's the World Happiness Dance. Delia wanted to go with Brian Krakow, but he blew her off for Angela. Rickie had a massive crush on Corey, so Rayanne came up with a plan for the three of them to go to the dance together, but she conveniently cancelled last minute. Rickie got his feelings hurt when he saw how bummed out Corey was about Rayanne being a no-show.

So, when you've been blown off at a high school dance in 1994 and Haddaway comes on the sound system...what else can you do, but....

DANCE!!!!

I mean, the phrase "what is love, baby don't hurt me" completely encapsulates two of the biggest themes in every relationship (confusion and vulnerability). Rickie's dancing is priceless, but what I also love about this scene is the look Sharon gives her jock boyfriend...totally captures the longing of wanting to be with someone different.

Anyway, for all the ladies out there that are going through some guy trouble: do yourself a favor and give your best gay friend a huge hug. Sometimes they are the best pick me up. I'm talking about you, Jesse Murray.

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