Thanks to MeTV, I often spend my Sunday afternoons in the company of Gilligan, The Monkees and the Brady Bunch, entertaining television that doesn’t distract me from the important work of writing reviews for all the Faithful Spoilerites.  This week was a little different, as my daughter was stunned to see two of those things crossover in the form of Davy Jones’ appearance in season 3 of The Bunch.  It’s an inexplicable cameo, since Davy’s Monkees fame was several years behind him and, though he did have an album come out in ’71, it didn’t include the one song that he sang on the show.  It’s a thoroughly puzzling bit of pop culture nonsense that Davy one-upped the next year with an appearance on ‘Scooby Doo’, leading to today’s Mancunian query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is aware that “cameo” may not be the right word here, but can’t really think of a better way to describe this sort of guest-shot, asking: What’s the most inexplicable cameo of them all?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Since it was (to use a quote from Yahtzee Croshaw) “the thing that the internet arbitrarily decided to be angry about that day” – Apparently it was Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones

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