This week we’re joined by Defector’s Dan McQuade, the Man Who Killed Bill Cosby, to finish the searing Jeff Altman trilogy we didn’t realize we were doing. It began with the Thunder in Paradise episode where Hulk Hogan used his smartboat to blast through time and save the Confederate Army, it continued on Baywatch’s Scorcher where every plotline from every show happened simultaneously and were ignored, it concludes with Pink Lady and Jeff, the Disco variety show that aired years after both of those things died. Listen here, or anywhere! That’s how podcasts work.
Pink Lady and Jeff was a vehicle for two stunning Japanese music superstars, Pink Lady’s Mie and Kei, so it’s too bad it aired in the US because nobody had ever heard of them. It also starred Jeff Altman, so it’s too bad it aired anywhere because nobody had ever heard of him. The show was an insane money furnace based off of 1980 America’s demand for Japanese pop, and Jeff Altman’s hilarious impressions, neither of which existed. There were no punchlines, only frantic scene changes and quaint racism. Jeff Altman says he has sexy round eyes, he does a blackccent, he makes pregnant cow noises, he meets Sherman Hemsley, he gets a thorough bathing by both ladies, he is cockblocked by a sumo. They just don’t make them like this anymore and to prove why, here’s Pink Lady and Jeff!