I believe strongly that every television show opener ever should be redubbed with the Perfect Strangers theme.
On these pages we learn that George ALSO didn’t have much luck with girls while trying to Win Friends and Influence People, and even his parents thought he was creepy while “under the sway of Mr. Carnegie”. So George gave up and said “The hell with it. Let those who like me like me for who I am” and hell yeah, George! I agree with you!
Then we’re back in the story-present as George finally falls asleep. (Remember? He was in his room feeling sleepy?) He’s woken up by Marty, in his radiation suit, blasting Van Halen into his ears. How would you describe Van Halen’s music? Wait wait don’t bother because you’ll never top THIS next passage, where Gipe stands up and lets Werner Herzog take over the narration:
It was the worst noise he had ever heard - the torturing of humans, perhaps, mixed with background sounds from hell. Yet it had a terrifying throb that elevated it from the realm of noise to semi-intelligent creation. But it was the creation of mad people, the synchronized babble of idiots screaming, lemminglike, at the top of their lungs. What was going on? Had he died and was now approaching the gates of hell?
Amazing. I CAN TOTALLY HEAR HERZOG READING THOSE FIRST THREE SENTENCES. I love Herzog, and you should too!
So in that movie scene reproduced in lifelike high fidelity animated gif above, Marty says he’s Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan, but in Booktopia Marty goes on and tells George”
- “You are having a close encounter of the third kind”
- “You have taken one step beyond the outer limits of the twilight zone”
- “I am receiving a transmission from the Battlestar Galactica”
- The Supreme Klingon hereby commands you take the female earth person called ‘Baines, Lorraine’”
- “You must not protest our decisions or you will be made to hear the brain-paralyzing sound all the time. It will melt your brain.”
- and finally “We will give you the necessary confidence” because “our power will be behind you, to guide you”
And then Marty chloroforms George unconscious and goes to meet Doc outside, who can’t remember chloroform gets stronger or weaker the older it gets, tee hee hee!