Thursday, August 9, 2012

Warm up Sketch: Highlander...

"Don't lose your head" just think of this: There once was a tv show in the 90's about an immortal who ran around with a sword cutting off the heads of other immortals on prime time television! You CANNOT pitch that today and get it on the air.  I'm fully aware of all the Highlander flaws, cheesiness, and ridiculous abuse of dry ice in every fight scene, but somebody must have been watching for the show to go on for 6 seasons! That's right 6 seasons! Where else would a teenage boy go to see heads being chopped off every week on tv?  I grew up watching lots of cheesy sci-fi and fantasy action shows and I loved every last one of them. So check your brain at the door, sit back and watch swords clang! and heads roll!  With "Princes of the Universe" by Queen playing in the background!
"There can be only one... may it be, Duncan MacLeod!"

3 comments:

Stephanie McCrea said...

Yes! Highlander is awesome! Awesome sketch of Duncan, so captured Adrian Paul with Lotfi flare. :)

Uros Begovic said...

I remember the show too, was aired in ex-Yugoslavia I was 10 or 11 years old back then! Good likeness!

Sam Lotfi said...

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the kind words.