Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): What's the Connection?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's the Connection?

(E-mail your answers to MovieMan0283@gmail.com. If you'd like hints, request them in the comments section, and they'll be provided there as well. Research allowed, but kudos if you can get it without - though obviously I have no way of knowing...)

The possibilities of You Tube take one down many different avenues, but sometimes all roads lead to Rome. For a while, I've been wanting to comb the riches of You Tube for weekly or biweekly Dancing Image posts. This will be my first stab at the idea - so here are several random clips, yet all with an unusual common bond which resonates with me. I was watching The Miracle of Morgan's Creek when the idea for this post occurred to me. Following the jump are five videos. I ask you: what's the connection? Whatever it is is not all that well-known, but I grew up with it and perhaps you'll recognize it too. I originally planned to use clips from films, but the TV clips (except for the last one, of course) turned out to be perfect...particularly since I first encountered the "common bond" on television. That's all for now. (The videos follow after the jump.)






Revised when the previous video disappeared - 10/8/12













So, what's the connection?

Find out here.

9 comments:

Joseph "Jon" Lanthier said...

I have a gander but I'm concerned that it's too abstract, since you seem to have a more concise, concrete commonality in mind. Or no?

All the clips were moderately entertaining!...that's something...

MovieMan0283 said...

Yes, but let me clarify: please send any and end all theories, no matter how crazy. Perhaps in an "answer" post I'll list them - and I suspect many of them will be more random and amusing than the actual connection.

Send away!

Vargas said...

I dig your contest! It's my kinda thing. But I can't participate as I have yet to see The Miracle of Morgan's Creek! Still, I will tune in for the answer.

MovieMan0283 said...

Vargas, you have inspired to unleash my first (quasi-)hint:

And while I'm at it, no e-mails yet. I suppose this one was a bit of a challenge, but feel free to get creative...even if you have no clue, come up with something clever and I'll reprint it!

Fire away, on all cylinders!

MovieMan0283 said...

Oops, forgot the hint. It is: the answer has nothing to do with Miracle at Morgan's Creek, except indirectly (and that indirect connection can be gleaned from the first clip).

RC said...

that's a crazy combination of videos...i wanted to come up with some amazing connection or figure out the real one...but i'm at a complete loss.

MovieMan0283 said...

Hmmm, perhaps too clever by half (though I wouldn't have it any other way). First couple hints:

Listen to the voices.

Think animal.

That's all for now - answer will be forthcoming next week.

MovieMan0283 said...

To those subscribing by e-mail to this comment thread - the burning question has been answered in my latest post.

MovieMan0283 said...

In light of the eventual "connection" it strikes me that Mr. Toad and Templeton the Rat were both on that episode of Match Game...