One of the most disappointing part of the wait for ‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ on DVD was the fact that so many songs had to be excised to to rights issues. The resulting fake songs aren’t bad, but they just don’t have the same heft as the real 70s music originally used in the show. Of course, when it comes to faux tunes, it’s hard to beat ‘Let’s Go To The Mall’ by Robin Sparkles or Greg Universe’s epic ‘Like A Comet’, perhaps the greatest 90s song never made. And of course, there’s Rodrigo’s fave-rave from ‘A Goofy Movie’, the power ballad ‘Stand Out’, leading to today’s Scotty-Doesn’t-Know query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still giggles when the lyric “High schooool is such a seeerious tiiiime… The problems maaatter” plays in a particular episode of ‘Family Guy’, asking: What’s your favorite Fake Song in all of pop culture?

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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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