He’s a Super Snooper!

Cue my parent's shrieks of disdain...

Cue my parents’ shrieks of disdain…

Let me tell you creeps, we have it easy these days. Anytime we want to watch our favorite flicks, all we have to do is pop in a DVD or Blu Ray, hop on Netflix, or if all else fails search YouTube and there it is. But back in the early 80’s we had to rely on whomever was programming the handful of channels available to us to provide us with cinematic options. That’s why paid cable services like HBO were a godsend to elementary school Roger Eberts like the ol’ Ouija Board Kid.

And what kind of sparkling cinematic gems occupied my time the most? Was it Academy Award winning films such as Chariots of Fire?

No.

How about timeless classics like Citizen Kane?

Umm…no.

Then what exactly did I watch? Why Segio Corbucci’s 1981 superhero/police film hybrid Supercop! And watch it I did…maybe 3 or 4 billion times. And my parents hated it, so of course every time it came on I had to blast the theme song at top volume. So why not crank up the volume and sing along to Super Snooper by The Oceans…and maybe send me some good vibes that karma doesn’t swing back hard when my lil’ ghoul arrives!